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Della Robbia by Mary Townsend Mason The Philadelphia Show showcases collectible antiques, art and design by more than 40 US dealers. Della Robbia by Mary Townsend Mason; Courtesy of Dixon Hall

THE PHILADELPHIA SHOW
April 25–28
Held annually—and for the last few years staged on the East Terrace of the Philadelphia Museum of Art—The Philadelphia Show presents collectible antiques and art curated by top US art dealers. Educational talks, tours, and sales of Americana, furniture, folk art, ceramics, porcelain, silver, jewelry, textiles and decorative arts are all on the agenda. ThePhiladelphiaShow.comMary Cassatt’s Maternal Caress is among the more than 130 prints, painting and pastels exhibited in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Mary Cassatt at Work Mary Cassatt’s Maternal Caress is among the more than 130 prints, painting and pastels exhibited in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Mary Cassatt at Work (May 18-September 8); Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art, Bequest of Aaron E. Carpenter

MARY CASSATT AT WORK AT THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
May 18–September 8
The first major exhibition of the works of Philadelphia-born impressionist Mary Cassatt in more than 25 years includes 130 prints, paintings and pastels. The collection explores themes of femininity, gender and labor as well as the processes and materials used by the artist. PhilaMuseum.org, 215/763-8100

The Bay Atlantic SymphonyThe Bay Atlantic Symphony will be among the featured performances at the Cape May Music Festival. Courtesy of Cape May MAC

CAPE MAY MUSIC FESTIVAL
May 26–June 23
Classical musicians take the stage at various venues around the beach town of Cape May for six weeks of performances. Artists include the New York Chamber Ensemble, the Bay Atlantic Symphony, BAILEN, the Atlantic Brass Band, Okorie “OkCello” Johnson, and the new Cape May Cabaret with Erich Cawalla & the Uptown Band Orchestra. CapeMayMac.org, 609/884-5404

ODUNDE FESTIVAL

June 2–9
A celebration of Black and African culture, Odunde features a weeklong series of events in South Philadelphia culminating in an outdoor festival on June 9 with live music, craft vendors, food from African, Caribbean and soul-food purveyors, and more. OdundeFestival.org, 267/320-4364

CONNECTICUT SEA MUSIC FESTIVAL

June 7–10
Chanties will be sung and toasts will be raised at this annual event celebrating maritime music. The festival opens with a symposium on the Music of the Sea and includes evening performances by more than 20 acts at venues throughout the historic river town of Essex. CTSeaMusicFest.org

NEW JERSEY NORTH TO SHORE FESTIVAL

June 10–30
This multi-city festival founded in 2023 returns for an encore with 300 shows in more than 100 venues in Asbury Park, Atlantic City and Newark. Music, comedy, film and technology exhibits are on the lineup, with participation from local artists as well as international superstars. Performances will be held June 10–16 in Asbury Park, June 17–23 in Atlantic City and June 24–30 in Newark. NorthToShore.com 

Keith Urban on stage at a concertKeith Urban (above) and Luke Bryan headline the Barefoot Country Music Festival in Wildwood. Courtesy of Barefoot Country Music Festival

BAREFOOT COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 20–23
Wildwood beach in South Jersey becomes country music central during this four-day festival, which includes a roster of top performers on five stages. Headliners include Luke Bryan and Keith Urban along with more than 40 other artists. BarefootCountryMusicFest.com

STATE FAIR MEADOWLANDS

June 20–July 7
This big state fair isn’t held in farm country but rather in the shadow of the Manhattan skyline. The State Fair Meadowlands spans more than two weeks and features 150 rides, 100 food vendors, shopping, games, free shows, pig races and fireworks for Independence Day weekend. NJFair.com, 201/355-5911

1973 Porsche CarreraThe Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance features classic American and European road and race cars like this 1973 Porsche Carrera; Photo by Andrew M. Taylor

THE PHILADELPHIA CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE
June 22–23
The Simeone Foundation Automobile Museum will host this annual car exhibit and competition to benefit the nonprofit Cool Cars for Kids, which supports care and research for children with rare genetic diagnoses and their families. The 2024 show will celebrate Jaguar automobiles and also feature a curated group of classic American and European road and race cars. PhiladelphiaConcours.com, 267/982-2235

Pennsylvania Dutch folk crafts for sale at the Kutztown Folk FestivalPennsylvania Dutch folk crafts are among the wares for sale at the Kutztown Folk Festival. Courtesy of Kutztown Fair

KUTZTOWN FOLK FESTIVAL
June 29–July 7
The oldest continuously operated folklife festival in America, held at Kutztown Fairgrounds in Kutztown, features nine days of music, entertainment, quilting competitions, craft demonstrations and insights into the local Pennsylvania Dutch community. KutztownFestival.com, 888/674-6136

GREATER HARTFORD FESTIVAL OF JAZZ

July 19–21
World-class jazz musicians gather in Hartford’s Bushnell Park for three days and nights of free performances. The 2024 lineup of more than two dozen artists and groups will feature tributes to Marvin Gaye and Ralph Peterson. HartfordJazz.org

MYSTIC RIVER JAM

June 21–22
The Mystic Shipyard in Mystic, Connecticut, is the backdrop for an eclectic music festival with performances by rock, reggae, blues and country artists taking the stage on Friday night and all day and evening on Saturday. MysticRiverJam.com

THE NEW ENGLAND TACO FESTIVAL

July 27–28
Tacos, margaritas, Lucha Libre wrestling, bull riding and Mariachi bands are on the menu at this celebration of Mexican street food and culture held at Guilford Fairgrounds in Guilford, Connecticut. Facebook.com/NETacoFest