The River Cities

Festivals

The River Cities are home to long-standing festivals with something for every age and interest. Learn more about each of these festivals and fairs by visiting the links below.

River Ruckus
Haverhill celebrates the mighty Merrimack River with River Ruckus in downtown Haverhill. Mascot Sammy Sturgeon presides over live music, boat rides, arts and crafts, and children’s activities. Most activities are free and the celebration ends with a spectacular fireworks display! | www.facebook.com/RiverRuckus

Yankee Homecoming
Newburyport’s Yankee Homecoming is the second oldest homecoming festival in the United States. The weeklong celebration includes nightly concerts and street performances, a road race, fireworks show, and parade. | www.yankeehomecoming.com

Riverfront Music Festival
Sponsored by 92.5 The River radio station, this free, day long celebration of new music draws thousands of people to Waterfront Park in Newburyport. The music is a blend of new, local, and chart topping. www.theriverboston.com | www.newburyportchamber.org

Merrimack River Eagle Festival
The Annual Merrimack River Eagle Festival is a full day of fun indoor and outdoor activities at the Mass Audubon Joppa Flats Education Center and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Join eagle sighting tours, live raptor demonstrations, and more. | www.massaudubon.org