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May 2017

Spring Fest

May 28 @ 10:00 am - May 29 @ 5:00 pm

A tradition for over 30 years held Sunday & Monday of Memorial Day Weekend. Celebrate the season in downtown Newburyport! Enjoy great live music, art, fine crafts, activities for kids, shopping in Newburyport’s finest stores and food from Newburyport’s best restaurants. Check back often as we will be making announcements as we get closer!

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June 2017

Salem Arts Festival to feature more than 100 artists and performers in downtown Salem

June 2 - June 4

The 9th annual Salem Arts Festival will be held June 2-4th.  This popular free family-friendly event will feature over 100 artists and performers, and includes a variety of art, music, dance, and theatre performances. Public activities include onsite art-making for all ages, local artisan vendors selling their creations, and a community-built public art installation. “There’s been a tremendous amount of collaboration between so many local groups and individuals to continue to improve and expand the festival every year. I can’t…

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49th Annual Strawberry Festival

June 10 @ 10:00 am

artisans, music, children’s games, a clown, snacks and famous strawberry shortcakes make this a perfect family event – this year featuring a blacksmithing demonstration and tours of the Parson Capen house.

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North Shore SUP Cup

June 10 @ 12:30 pm

2nd Annual Stand Up Paddle Board race along the FLAT & FAST Danvers River. Paddlers will launch from the charming Danversport Yacht Club and navigate through protected waters to the Peters Point turnaround by the Kernwood Country Club in Salem.

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Arts Fest Beverly 2017

June 17 @ 10:00 am

Arts Fest Beverly is a free outdoor festival that’s fun for the whole family! Over 150+ juried fine artists and crafters, music and entertainment, kids’ activities, art-on-the-spot creations and outdoor food court!

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Captain’s Party

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Gloucester’s sea serpent sighting at the CAPTAIN’S PARTY! Put on your festive attire and join us for our annual fundraising event featuring sumptuous fare and creative cocktails in the Museum courtyard and throughout the galleries. View the beautiful works from Cape Ann collectors in the our special summer exhibition, Rock Bound, and listen to the sounds of Doug Leaffer and his jazz trio. Sponsorships and individual support of this event is greatly appreciated. Sponsorships are…

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SSFS Freedom Run/Walk

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for this wonderful Fathers Day event, Stepping Stones for Stella Freedom Run/Walk on Sunday June 18, 2017 at 9:00am. The race will take place at Temple Emanu-El, 393 Atlantic Avenue in Marblehead Massachusetts. This event is to raise funding for Stepping Stones for Stella, a non-profit who provides buggys for children in need. More information can be found at http://www.steppingstonesforstella.org/ This event is open to runners and walkers of all abilities. There is a 5k race and a…

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Father’s Day Bluegrass BBQ

$24. - $30
June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring a picnic blanket and load up the kids for a summer evening on the farm to celebrate the special fathers in your life. You’ll find local BBQ, your favorite breweries and vintners, and live music to keep the whole family happy. Your family ticket pays for parking, lawn games, a visit with the farm animals, and live music from 5pm-7pm. Dinner from the food trucks and beer and wine, sold on site, are on you. The summer sunset over…

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July 2017

Griffins Gift 5K Run/Walk

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for the Inaugural Griffin’s Gift 5K on the morning of July 3rd to celebrate the late Griffin Lamar’s 3rd birthday with a FUN, family friendly, timed 5K run or walk.

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Paddle for Plummer 2017

July 8

Fun! Fitness! Fundraising! Calling Stand Up Paddleboarders of all levels, fitness enthusiasts, beach lovers, and anyone keen for some fun in the sun! Join us at the 4th Annual Paddle for Plummer event! DETAILS AND REGISTRATION: http://crowdrise.com/PaddleForPlummer2017 This premiere New England fitness event benefits Plummer Home kids who have either been removed or are at risk of being removed from their families. YOU can help them! Whether you’re an elite paddler or have never paddled before, there’s an event for…

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Freedom Fighters 5k Run/Walk

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for the Inaugural Freedom Fighters 5K run/walk to benefit Richard Honan’s care package program that sends boxes filled with comfort food, toiletries and treats to men and women deployed overseas while serving our Country. Every year, several thousand pounds of care packages full of an assortment of treats, toiletries, newspapers, magazines and Christmas trees are sent overseas.

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Annual Buffet Beach Blast

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

with Changes in Latitudes Friday, July 28 Buy Tickets Two Tickets – Each Sold Separately! Tailgate Party | 4PM $15 per car (on sale soon) Changes in Latitudes Concert | 8PM $25 General Admission & Reserved Table Seating Click HERE to buy tickets About Buffett Beach Blast Calling all Parrot Heads! Jimmy Buffett tribute band Changes in Latitudes is one of America’s premier tribute shows to the master of the tropical lifestyle singer-songwriter. Each show is good clean fun, with…

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August 2017

Youth Wicked Splash & Dash

August 20 @ 6:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for the Inaugural WICKED Splash & Dash that will take place on August 20th at Patton Park in Hamilton, MA. Male and females between 5-15 years old will put their swim and run skills to the test in a swim and run to the finish. All participants will be awarded finishers medals and a bunch of custom swag. The top three finishers in each age group 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12,13-15 will receive a trophy at the post race…

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September 2017

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival

September 8 @ 4:00 pm - September 10 @ 6:00 pm

28TH Hampton Beach Seafood Festival September 8, 9, 10, 2017 Hours: Friday 4 to 9 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM, Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM. Come Sample Our World Famous SEAFOOD at New England’s Largest Beach Party! A unique spectacular event for the entire family! 60 Restaurants Serving an Abundance of Seafood AND MUCH MORE! 100’s of Merchants with End of Season Sidewalk sales! 80 Arts & Crafts Vendors Lobster Roll Eating Competition Kiddie Land Culinary Chef…

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A Reason To Ride

September 17 @ 8:00 am

Bike-a-Thomas and 5K walk to support cancer research at Beth Iseral Deaconess Medical Center in Bosto, Ma

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September 22 - September 24

Celebration of the fall harvest and country music. Featuring artisan vendors, farmers market, street music, etc (downtown Amesbury). Top Grammy Award and CMA Award winning country music stars in Landry Stadium throughout the weekend.

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October 2017

Vintage Base Ball Game: Jan’s Pitch for Breast Cancer and the Arts

October 14 @ 11:00 am

Vintage Base Ball: Jan’s Pitch for Breast Cancer and the Arts Game Saturday October 14th, Time: TBD Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $5 nonmembers Watch the four teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, Lowell Base Ball Nine, and the Portsmouth Rockinghams, play baseball using 1860s rules.. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out,…

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December 2017

A Christmas Carol at the North Shore Music Theatre

December 8 @ 8:00 am - December 23 @ 5:00 pm

DECEMBER 8 – 23, 2017 Join us for the 27th annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, New England’s brightest holiday tradition! This brilliant musical, based on the Charles Dickens classic, is an original adaptation written specifically for North Shore Music Theatre by former Artistic Director, Jon Kimbell. A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a musical ghost story that follows Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season. With dazzling special…

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January 2018

Old Newbury Day Open House

January 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday, January 13th, 2018 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free, $10/car parking fee Visit Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm for a mid-winter open house to celebrate the official purchase of the town of Newbury on January 13, 1701. As part of this community-wide event, tour the 1690 manor house, enjoy hot cider and donuts for sale in the visitor center, and then walk to the nearby town-sponsored bonfire. Please call 978-462-2634 for more information.

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