Plan Your August Getaway in Western Mass

Make the most of your summer with a getaway to Western Mass.  Visit great attractions like the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Six Flags New England, The Springfield Museums and Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, Yankee Candle Village, MGM Springfield and more.  Here are some must-do activities for August!

SIx Flags New England Summer Nights Spectacular

Six Flags New England Summer Nights Spectacular

When the sun sets, the party starts at Six Flags New England!  This celebration brings together Americans from every walk of life with fun games, delicious specialty foods, and a million ways to make new memories. Visit the festival area in Gotham City for live music and grand fireworks displays.

Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement

Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement

One of the most elite nights on the basketball calendar each year, the Hall of Fame Class of 2023 will be formally enshrined into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in a nationally televised ceremony in Springfield – the birthplace of the sport.  See the stars of basketball all come together August 12th to celebrate the next group of the sport’s iconic figures.


MassMutual Center Entertainment

Springfield’s MassMutual Center welcomes ten-time Grammy Award Winner, Carlos Santana for his 1001 Rainbows Tour on August 6th.   At this venue, there’s not a bad seat in the house!

On August 20th, catch the LEGO Brick Convention to meet professional LEGO Artists, build with thousands of bricks at the hands-on building zone and shop hard-to-find LEGO sets.

Enjoy Outdoor Live Music

Enjoy Outdoor Live Music

Summer in New England is all about finding ways to enjoy being outside and all month long, Western Mass has great options for enjoying live music outside.  Check out Free Music Fridays at MGM Springfield, The Boston Symphony Orchestra or Popular Artist Series at Tanglewood, Live Music on Fort Street at The Student Prince, or the  White Lion Wednesday Beer Garden.  Check our calendar for even more great options.

NRM Annual Art of Brewing Festival

NRM Annual Art of Brewing Festival

A returning favorite event at NRM offering the best craft brews in the region, haute food truck cuisine, and creative illustration art that brings beer cans and bottles, and other brewed product packaging to life. Happening on August 12th.

For great rates on overnight accommodations, click here.  You’re going to need a few days to enjoy Western Mass this summer.

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