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The Yankee Homecoming Road Race has been a tradition Since 1960 and Running Strong through the heart of Newburyport
Since 1960, the Yankee Homecoming Road Race has been inviting runners and athletes of all ages to run through the heart of Newburyport. Imagine a beautiful summer evening in the beautiful town of Newburyport, MA. Each year, hundreds of runners in both the 10M and 5K enjoy a breathtaking course through the bucolic seaside town, running along the ocean for several miles before winding through a state park and charming New England neighborhoods. The Yankee Homecoming 10M and 5K are truly picture perfect.
Location: Newburyport High School
Market Square Day has been a Newburyport tradition for over 50 years!
Market Square Day features is a juried craft show with all handmade items from some of the most talented artisans in New England. This year we are pleased to have back some of your favorites as well as some new crafters with amazing talents.   Our committee has traveled all over New England looking for just the right additions to our show and we cannot wait to share our great finds with everyone.
Location: Market Square Newburyport
Children ages 6-18 are invited to enter the Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Kid's Talent Showcase.
Showcasing the talents of kids of all ages. This is a non-competitive showcase of children’s talent in Newburyport and the surrounding area. Children in grades 1 - 12, ages 6 - 18 who are residents or students in the Newburyport Schools and the immediate surrounding areas will be allowed to participate.
Location: Waterfront Park
Kids will explore and learn about the dragonflies at Halibut Point State Park.
Explore the world of odonata, one of the oldest life forms on Earth. This is a great kids’ program and most appropriate for families. Best for kids 8 and up. Meet at the Parking Lot Kiosk
Location: Halibut Point State Park
Excercise free classes, paddleboarding, yoga an more is what you'll find on the beach at the Bev Fit Fest!
Join us for the 3rd Annual BevFit Fest, a Beverly Homecoming event on Dane Street Beach. A great addition to Beverly Homecoming events, this day features your favorite local Health and Wellness businesses! Some will be offering free fitness classes- spinning, paddle board, yoga, barre, bootcamp, and more! Others will have vendor booths with information about their businesses, promos, and of course giveaways! We have a live DJ and lots of fit fun in the sun! You don’t want to miss it!
Location: Dane Street Beach
Fourth of July Fireworks at Salisbury Beach include a campfire and marshmallow roast on the beach.
Salisbury Beach hosts fireworks every Saturday night, through the Summer - weather permitting. Each show is preceded by a live concert. They also make an exception on the 4th of July, so grab a blanket and pack up the whole crew for fireworks on the beach!
Location: Salisbury Beach Stage
The Slow Bike Race is where the winner is the person who finishes last!
Do you ride a bike? Do you have really good balance? How slow can you go? In the Slow Bike Race, the Last one across the finish line wins! Come to Cushing Park in Newburyport and have fun, test your skill and raise some money for the Coastal Trails Coalition .
Location: Downtown Newburyport
Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Kids' Day in the Park
Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Kid's Day in the Park activities include decorated bicycle and doll carriage parades, face painting, playlet by Theater in the Open, K9 Demonstration, Storybook Readings, City Fire, Police and DPW and Ambulance vehicles. Free admission
Location: Atkinson Common
Newburyport High School Battle of the Bands is part of the NBPT Yankee Homecoming.
Yankee Homecoming invites you to the Seventh Annual High School Battle of the Bands. Local High School aged bands will compete to see who rises to the top and wins the opportunity to open for a YHC Waterfront Concert as well as cash and prizes! Watch local student bands battle it out on the stage, and help your favorite band by voting for them!
Location: Waterfront Park
The Annual Newburyport Kitchen Tour features sensational kitchens in a variety of period style homes in this historic riverside coastal community.
The Annual Newburyport Kitchen Tour features sensational kitchens in a variety of period style homes in this historic riverside coastal community.  Each kitchen has been selected to showcase the fine work of the best designers, contractors and vendors Newburyport has to offer. 
Location: Downtown Newburyport

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