10 for the Road

Posted: May 27, 2012

Connecticut. Blast From the Bayou Cajun Zydeco Festival 2012 is at Strawberry Park, 42 Pierce Rd., Preston, June 7-10. The days are filled with Cajun cuisine and music and dance workshops. Campsites available. Cost: Adults, $30-$115, depending on day and whether or not camping is included. 860-886-1944; www.strawberrypark.net/cajun-zydeco-festival.

Delaware. Wilmington Greek Festival is June 5-9 at Holy Trinity Green Orthodox Church, 808 N. Broom St., Wilmington, from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. each day. Enjoy homemade Greek food and desserts, ethnic music, and dance performances by the Terpsichorean Dance Troupe. Admission is free. 302-584-2846; www.holytrinitywilmington.org/greekfestival/greekfestde.htm.

Maryland.The War of 1812 Bicentennial Exhibit opens June 10 at the Maryland Historical Society. “In Full Glory Reflected: Maryland During the War of 1812” includes the original manuscript of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. 201 West Monument St. Baltimore. 410-685-3750; www.mdhs.org.

Massachusetts. Antiques at Elm Bank is June 9-10 at the Elm Bank Horticultural Center, 900 Washington St., Wellesley. New this year is an “Antiques Are Green” Children’s Festival of activities. More than 125 dealers will be set up both indoors and under white tents. June 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; June 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 adults (16 and under free) on June 9; $8 on June 10. 781-862-4039; www.neantiqueshows.com.

New Jersey. The 23d Cape May Music Festival runs through June 14 at various locations. It will offer orchestra, chamber, world traditions, beloved classics, and intriguing new sounds. Alan R. Kay and the New York Chamber Ensemble are returning for their annual chamber series and the Bay-Atlantic Symphony s the orchestra-in-residence. http://www.capemaymac.org/tours/spring/special/music_festival.html.

New York. The Jamesville Balloonfest is June 8-10 on Jamesville Beach in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy food, rides, games, and, of course, hot-air balloons. Admission is $10; children free. Hours are June 8, 4-11 p.m.; June 9, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; June 10, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Balloon flights (weather permitting) are $165; times are June 8 6-7:30 p.m.; and June 9 and 10 at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. 315-703-9620; www.syracuseballoonfest.com.

Ohio. The Springfield Arts Festival runs June 15-July 22 at Turner Pavilion in Veteran’s Park. “The Stars are Aligned” is this year’s theme, and the nightly events are free. During the festival, on June 15-17 at 5 p.m., the Festival Ribs Fest will be conducted, June 22-23 is A Sip of Summer — Wine Tasting Weekend; July 13 is the Dogs and Suds Party. www.springfieldartscouncil.org.

Pennsylvania. The 22d Annual Fulton County Strawberry Festival is June 8-9 on the County Courthouse lawn in McConnellsburg. The festival features vendors, a run/walk, a car show, a parade (June 9 at noon), and strawberry recipe contests. 717-485-4064; www.fultoncountypa.com.

Virginia. KayaXpedition, a two-day event with competitive and fun paddle races, basic and technical skill demonstrations, safety tips, and guided kayak tours exploring Chesapeake’s secluded waterways is June 9-10 at various locations. Fees vary. Register at active.com; print forms at www.visitchesapeake.com/kayaxpedition.

Washington, D.C. The Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival 2012 at the Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is June 9-10. In addition to more than 200 artists and craftsmen, there will also be a Wine and Specialty Food Pavilion with more than 15 Maryland wineries. June 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; June 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $8; youths 12-18 $5. 410-263-4012; www.annapolisartsandcraftsfestival.com.

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