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May 2017

Spring Fest

Free
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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Discover details of early life in Essex County on 17th-Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables

$14
June 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

SALEM — Life and labor in 17th-century Essex County challenged ingenuity and exercised courage day and night. Yet settlers persisted, laying enduring foundations for the society we know today. In an exciting summer of programming, visitors to The House of the Seven Gables will explore details of early life and First Period architecture in Essex County. Seventeenth-Century Saturdays begin June 3 and continue on the first Saturday of each month through October. To celebrate the kickoff of 17th-Century Saturdays on…

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49th Annual Strawberry Festival

Free
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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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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Marblehead Festival of Arts

FREE
June 30 - July 4

The Marblehead Festival of Arts has a rich history in producing a premier summer arts festival that has become a unique forum for artistic expression over its 50+ years of operation. The Festival operates throughout the year with seasonal events, fundraising and planning for the centerpiece of our activities, the Marblehead Festival of Arts which is traditionally held each year over the July 4th holiday. The July Festival hosts a wide range of art exhibits, outdoor music concerts overlooking Marblehead…

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July 2017

Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - August 27 @ 10:00 pm

Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series celebrates its Silver Jubilee 25th Anniversary season Special concert by Jonathan Edwards This year Maudslay Arts Center (MAC) will celebrate its Silver Jubilee 25th Anniversary season with a wonderful line-up of concerts and making his MAC debut Jonathan Edwards, the American singer-songwriter and musician best known for his 1971 hit single “Sunshine.” The popular Bobby Keyes Trio will open the MAC Summer Concert Series on Saturday, July 8, ushering in a new season with something…

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New England Natural Parenting Sale & Baby Expo

$10
July 15 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

New England Natural Parenting & Baby Expo is a full day of activities for parents focused on natural parenting. Expecting parents, new parents, veteran parents, grandparents and caregivers are all invited to meet local companies & nonprofits with family oriented products and services that fit into a lifestyle that values local businesses, community and the environment. This is an opportunity to buy items for mom, dad, baby & young children.

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September 2017

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival

$10
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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Ipswich Ale Harvest Festival & Vintage Base Ball Triple-Header

$5
September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mudville vs. Lowell BBC/Newburyport Mixed Nine (1 game) Lynn Live Oaks vs. Portsmouth Rockinghams (2 games) Saturday, Sept 16th 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $5 nonmembers Take family and friends out to the ballgame, nineteenth-century style. 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 using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate…

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AMESBURY HARVEST FAIR & COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

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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The American Music and Harvest Festival

September 30 @ 10:00 am

Saturday, September 30th, Time: TBD Game Time: TBD Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. PRICE: TBD Enjoy music, baseball, and farm activities featuring four centuries of American music. This festival celebrates everything from traditional to bluegrass, funk, folk, and beyond. See the full schedule. Enjoy a variety of farm activities during the festival: Watch Vintage Base Ball played by 1861 rules. See tractors and other farm equipment spanning the last eighty years. Try your hand and win prizes at…

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