Jun 13-14, 2015

Boston Dragon Boat Festival

Get a lesson on Asian heritage at this event that honors a 2,000-year-old tradition. Forty teams from the U.S. and Canada compete, racing along the Charles in 39-foot, Hong Kong-style vessels. Saturday sees trials from MIT Boathouse, but Sunday holds final heats and a cultural festival boasting Asian food, crafts, classical music and dance, Japanese taiko drumming, martial arts and more. Sa 7 am-2 pm, Su 7 am-5 pm. Free. Weeks Footbridge, Cambridge, www.bostondragonboat.org

Jun 06, 2015

Cambridge River Festival

Jazz, folk, blues and world music cascades along the Charles River during this festive annual outdoor event that heralds the arts. Activities include spoken word and interactive dance performances, handicrafts and international food from local businesses. Noon-6 pm. Free. Central Square, Cambridge, www.cambridgema.gov

Jun 05-14, 2015

Boston Pride Week

Celebrate diversity at the biggest gay-friendly party in town. Festivities take place over 10 days, kicking off with a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall Plaza, followed by a family-friendly Pride Day at Faneuil Hall, the signature Pride Parade and Festival, block parties, pageants, and more. Visit www.bostonpride.org/calendar for more information and specific schedule of events.

Jun 26 - Aug 28, 2015

Free Fun Fridays

Highland Street Foundation sponsors free admission to select cultural institutions in Massachusetts on Fridays this summer. Boston-area venues that are free: MIT Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, The House of The Seven Gables, June 26; Boston Children's Museum, July 3; Edward M.

Jul 01 - Nov 25, 2015

Climb to the Moon

During monthly full moons, you can climb to the top of Florida's tallest lighthouse, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. Up high under the light of the moon, you can see the Atlantic Ocean, Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet and coastal wetlands. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine as you take in the views and learn the stories of this National Historic Landmark. $25 per person. July 1, Aug. 29, Sept. 27, Oct. 27, Nov. 25  

May 23 - Jun 20, 2015

Universal Orlando's 25th Anniversary Concert Series

On select nights May 23 through June 20, a diverse lineup of award-winning, chart-topping artists will headline a special concert series as part of Universal Orlando’s 25th anniversary year. The diverse list of artists includes Pitbull, the Goo Goo Dolls, Prince Royce, Shawn Mendes, Kellie Pickler, Huey Lewis and the News and more. Concerts are included with theme park admission. www.universalorlando.com

May 17, 2015

Gables Bike Tour: The Underline

Join Coral Gables Museum for fun, educational bicycle tours through The City Beautiful every 3rd Sunday of every month. Each tour offers a different theme and route! Gables Bike Tours are presented by Coral Gables Museum and Bike Walk Coral Gables. Gables Bike Tours are powered by Voss Water and Pardo’s Chicken. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305-444-3206), conveniently located across the street from the Museum.

May 20, 2015

Art After Hours at Cafe Vico

A Benefit for ArtServe's 25th Anniversary! Enjoy a complimentary cocktail, appetizers and entertainment as you mingle among friends, fellow professionals and beautiful local art to raise funds for ArtServe's community and educational initiatives. Tickets are $25. Located at Cafe Vico at 1125 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. For more information visit www.artserve.org.

Sep 05, 2015

450th Landing Day Thanksgiving Feast and Celebration

We Americans might celebrate the November Thanksgiving feast of Plymouth Rock, but the first Thanksgiving feast in the New World actually took place years earlier on a September in St. Augustine. One of the reasons St. Augustine survived while other settlements did not is the relationship the Spanish had with the Timucuan Indians. The Feast of Thanksgiving and the Landing Celebration of the founding of St. Augustine will take place at the Fountain of Youth Park.

Jun 20-21, 2015

The Battle of Bloody Mose

A Reenactment of the 1740 Battle of Bloody Mose provides a look into this pivotal battle between the British under the command of Georgia’s James Oglethorpe and the Spanish militia which included former British slaves who had been granted their freedom by the Spanish. Fort Mose State Historic Site, 15 Fort Mose Trail, 904.823.2232, www.floridastateparks.org/park/Fort-Mose