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Summer Art and Photography Program for Kids on Cape Ann, Annisquam Arts, Glouces
Welcome to Annisquam Arts, an inspiring children’s summer studio! We're gearing up for our 22th season of art-making fun on scenic Cape Ann! Ignite your imagination this summer at Annisquam Arts! Seven weeklong workshops reveal the diverse traditions of art around the world. This Cape Ann summer studio is the perfect setting for your child to express and explore their creativity! Developed by artist and educator Dawn Southworth, Annisquam Arts tips off its 22nd season by offering a variety of workshops for young artists.
Location: Annisquam Arts
Whole Foods Market in Lynnfield, Andover and Swampscott MA
Summer vacation is so close that kids are dreaming of pool toys, soccer balls and tasty picnics! School may be wrapping up, but delicious learnings are just a click away. Whole Kids Foundation® has tons of easy, free tools to keep healthy conversation at the center of your time together this summer.
Danvers Family Festival is 10 days of family oriented events and activities in Danvers, Massachusetts for North Shore Children and Families
Created in 1979 to promote Family Fun in Danvers, MA. Popular events such as Endicott Park Day, Scoop-Ah-Bowl, Karaoke Night, Danvers Idol and Fireworks on the 3rd of July. Some of our favorite events include:
Location: Endicott Park
Join the team at Maritime Gloucester for a Plankton Safari every Tuesday and Thu
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 walk to raise funds to fight cancer in downtown Salem Massachusetts! Sponsored by North Shore Medical Center and
Each year thousands of participants join together with family members, colleagues and friends for the North Shore Cancer WALK. As a walker, volunteer or donor, you can be part of an inspirational day in the fight against cancer. The 10K (6.2 mile) WALK route is an unforgettable journey of shared purpose and commitment. It winds through historic Salem, featuring an array of entertainers that lend a festive air to this profound community event. We encourage you to become a part of this annual celebration of life, hope and courage of all those who have been touched by this disease.
Location: Salem Willows Park, Downtown Salem
Take a guided kayak paddle to Choate Island with the Trustees of Reservations!
Join The Trustees of Reservations for an afternoon kayak paddle and hiking tour of Choate Island. We’ll paddle across Essex Bay from the Trustees of Reservations boat dock to Choate Island. We’ll beach our boats for a tour of the island, stopping in at the Proctor Barn, the White Cottage and the Choate House, then continuing to the highest point on the island where Cornelius and Miné Crane are buried. After the hike, we’ll kayak around the island to get the views from the water (tides permitting).
Location: Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate
Come see whats happening at the farm! Appleton Farms, Ipswich Massachusetts!
Experience Appleton Farms anytime of day with Fun in the Farmyard! Drop by our Carriage Barn anytime between 10am-3pm on Sundays to experience life on the farm and meet some of our friendly farm animals. Activities are partially self-guided and can include farm crafts, games, story time, playing with the goats, meeting a chicken and more. This event is free and recommended for ages 2-6, but all are welcome! Make a day of it and bring a picnic lunch or stop by our Dairy Store to grab some goodies and spend your day on the farm.
Location: Appleton Farms
Newburyport Farmers find organic locally grown produce, mea, dairy Newburyport
The Newburyport Farmers Summer Market celebrates local fresh produce every Sunday morning rain or shine!  Start your Sunday browsing fresh North Shore local produce, meats, cheeses, and seafood in an open air market atmosphere! Food and beverage vendors offer fresh hot coffee, breakfast treats and delicious food. Live music every week!
Location: Tannery Marketplace
Hamilton Wenham Community Center organizes the Two Town July 4 Celebration
Two towns combine to celebrate the Independence Day in a park named after one of America's most patriotic sons.  What could be more American than that? Celebrate the Fourth at Patton Park as Hamilton and Wenham continue their tradition thanks to the Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham.
Location: Patton Park, Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
Danvers Family Festival. Danvers MA - Family fun at Endicott Park
Endicott Park Day is a true family outing, with activities and events for people of all ages starting at 11:00. From the Doll Carriage Parade to face painting & temporary tattoos, and other kid’s activities, demonstrations, and rides. There is sure to be something for everyone. Local businesses and crafts-people will have booths. And bring an appetite, as a wide variety of food is available from fried dough to Boy Scout Troop 155’s grill.  *(for a nominal fee).  The Parent / Child Cookie Baking contest will be in Carriage House Conference Room, and the Entertainment will be in the Carriage House. All day rides for only $5.00  
Location: Endicott Park