This is a listing of upcoming, periodic events of interest to veterans. There are also ongoing events that occur regularly. To submit an event for consideration, email


215th Army Band Concert Dates

The 215th Army Band from Fall River will be performing concerts between July 2 and 10. For more information go to

July 2 – Faneuil Hall Marketplace from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
July 3 – Grafton Common, Grafton, MA from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
July 4 – Parades in Natick, Sudbury, and Plymouth
July 5 – Capron Park, Attleboro, MA from 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
July 8 – Peabody Library 15 Sylvan St Danvers, MA from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
July 9 – 159 Pakachoag St. Auburn, MA from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
July 10 – Visitor’s Center 1875 Mass Ave Lexington, MA 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Edge4Vets Summer Workshops

When: Thursday, July 16th and 30th, 2015 Where: Northeastern University, Alumni Center 6th Floor; 716 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02120
A free two day seminar for Massachusetts veterans, service members, and their spouses, to help translate their military strengths into their career, education, and life. Business casual attire is requested, and bring a copy of your resume. Massachusetts residency is not required. RSVP here


Massasoit Military, Veteran and Family Members Open House

When: Thursday, July 23rd, 2015, 5:30 PM–7 PM  Where: Massasoit Brockton Campus, Student Center, Room 118; 1 Massasoit Boulevard, Brockton, MA 02302 
Massasoit Community College is hosting an open house for military personnel, veterans, and their family members. Open House will include: tour of the Veteran Services Center (VSC); meeting with the VSC staff, admissions counselors, and current students; information about academic programs, education benefits, and financial aid. Guests will also have the opportunity to submit an application, apply for education benefits, and win prizes. Light food and refreshments will be served. RSVP here

MassVets MusicFest

The annual Massachusetts veterans music festival is being held at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton on Sunday, July 26th; Lynch Park in Beverly on Saturday, August 1st; Battleship Cove in Fall River on Thursday, August 13th; and at Dennis Days in Cape Cod on Saturday, September 26. Festival includes: music, food, information booths, kids' zone, special guests, face painting and more. Contact for more information. 

2nd Annual Western Mass Veterans' Expo 

When: Thurs, October 1, 2015 10 AM–4 PM  Where: MassMutual Center, 1277 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103
Over 200 resource organizations will be at the Western Mass Veterans' Expo, with information on benefits, family, education, housing and healthcare. Make sure you bring your veteran ID or DD214.  

Marx Wedding Giveaway  pdf format of Marx Wedding Giveaway

Marx Events is giving away a dream Wedding to an active duty military member or a veteran. Eligible participants must apply before July 31st. Learn more here: 

Vet Net Events List May-August  pdf format of Events List May-August

List of events and resources for veterans, from May through August. Courtesy of Vet Net Boston.

Free Fun Fridays  pdf format of Free Fun Fridays
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The Highland Street Foundation is sponsoring Free Fun Fridays, which enables children and families to get free admission to local museums and attractions throughout the summer. This year there are over 70 organizations participating between Friday, June 26th and Friday, August 28th.  

The Wall That Heals is coming to Gloucester  pdf format of The Wall That Heals is coming to Gloucester

When: July 9th–12th  Where: 4 Schoolhouse Road, Gloucester, MA 01930

The Wall That Heals is coming to Gloucester July 9-12th. Governor Charlie Baker will speak at the opening ceremony on July 9th, which will kick off the 24-hour access to the memorial. The memorial is a replica of the names on The Wall in Washington D.C., a memorial for fallen Vietnam veterans. Free to the public, limited parking. 

NECHV Volunteer Form  pdf format of NECHV Volunteer Form

The New England Center for Homeless Veterans is looking for volunteers to help with their Stand Down on August 28th.