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Join the team at Maritime Gloucester for a Fish Print Workshop!
Come to Maritime Gloucester for a unique art workshop! Come pick your favorite fish and leave with new art for the fridge at home. Meet in the classroom or under the tent Wednesday from 3pm-4pm.
Location: Maritime Gloucester
Join the team at Maritime Gloucester for a Plankton Safari every Saturday and Sunday
Come to Maritime Gloucester and discover what lives near the bottom of the oceanic food chain using digital microscopes! Does the term plankton define a certain species? No! It is a term used to describe the enormous biomass of microscopic sea creatures ranging from nascent shrimp, fish and jelly fish to the tiny frye of lobster and squid.
Location: Maritime Gloucester
Come to Maritime Gloucester for a Creature of the Week Session! Photo ©Bill O'Connor
Each week we will highlight one of the fascinating creatures living in the Sea Pocket Touch Tank Aquarium. Students will participate in hands-on explorations, craft activities, and stories that introduce all the fun features that make the creature unique. Check-in at our Admission Desk at Maritime Gloucester’s Entrance is required due to space limitations.. For kids pre-k through age 6.
Location: Maritime Gloucester
Come see the Princess Bride on the Gloucester Waterfront!
Come enjoy a movie projected on a giant screen on the waterfront, under the stars in downtown Gloucester Massachusetts! Bring a lawn chair, blanket and your family for a night of Hollywood blockbuster fun! Food and refreshments will be available starting at 6pm, and movies will begin at dark!
Location: Gloucester Harbor Walk
Come watch a FREE showing of Jaws on the waterfront in Gloucester MA
Come enjoy a movie projected on a giant screen on the waterfront, under the stars in downtown Gloucester Massachusetts! Bring a lawn chair, blanket and your family for a night of Hollywood blockbuster fun! Food and refreshments will be available starting at 6pm, and movies will begin at dark!
Location: Gloucester Harbor Walk
Have a chance to view and tour classic and antique boats in Salem with your fami
Come Down to the 35th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival in Salem. See a wonderful variety of rare vintage motor yachts and sailboats. Meet skippers and crews and vote your favorite boats. Children get to make their own wee boat, and all can board real ones. There will be boat rides, crafts market, artists, old-time band music, steel drums, the Blessing of the Fleet and more! $5 donation and children under 12 are free.
Location: Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina
Enjoy an evening of fun, art & Music at the Salem Willows to wrap up Salem Heritage Days!
SALEM'S CHIPTUNE, ELECTRONICA & NOISE EXTRAVAGANZA. The 7th event combining the skills of local vj's, dj's & live electronic musicians. The extravaganza’s purpose is: “to showcase talent right here in Salem, the North Shore & Boston. To give a stage for new music that might otherwise be overlooked by the mainstream.”
Location: Salem Willows Park
Stop by the Salem Willows and have clowns make balloon figures for your children, get their face painted and let them be entertained by a special performance at 2:30pm.
Location: Salem Willows Park
Come to the Salem Massachusetts Witch House for stories in the kitchen as part of Salem Heritage Days!
Curious tales for the young read aloud in the Witch House's 17th century kitchen.
Location: The Witch House
Salem Heirtage Festival Annual Phillips House Car Meet Salem Massachusetts
Join Historic New England and the North Shore Old Car Club for the Annual Car Meet, where vintage and antique vehicles are displayed on historic Chestnut Street. See the Phillips family’s collection of carriages, two Pierce-Arrows, and a Model A Ford.
Location: Phillips House

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