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Byfield Community Arts Center fundraiser Music & Arts Festival
Support your local artists and have a blast at the same time! Bring your family for a day of regional and national music performances on three stages, artists and artisans displaying and selling their wares, children's activities, and food and beverage vendors, including Newburyport Brewery and Ipswich Ale! This fundraiser event has a great lineup of performers including  Ryan Montbleau, Soul Rebel Project, Percy Hill, Soule Monde, Sarah Blacker, Entrain,  Cold Engines and many more. 
Location: Manter Field
Celebrate community and the beginning of Summer at Essex River Day in Essex MA
Essex River Day is an idea that has been evolving for many years. Often when boaters are out on the River you hear the same question over and over again, "Wouldn't it be great if everyone in Essex could experience the beauty of the River?" The concept for the event is simple. Those who have a boat offer a neighborly boat ride to those in town who may not have a boat and don't have ready access to appreciating the wonders of the Essex River. This simple thought has grown into a full day of events culminating that evening with a softball game, a cook out, music and a bonfire at Memorial Park.
Location: Memorial Park (Essex), Downtown Essex
Things to do north of Boston
MarketStreet Lynnfield and girl’s athletic wear retailer ivviva by Lululemon have teamed up to host Roar: A Girl Empowerment Event. The event, taking place on Saturday, June 10 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, will feature inspiring activities for young girls, including: Meet-and-Greet and Photo Opportunity with Olympic Medalist and North Shore Native, Meghan Duggan Complimentary Tween Yoga Class Music Entertainment, Giveaways, and Crafts with Lucy’s Love Bus Girls will also be given a passport, allowing them to engage in various activities at participating MarketStreet stores and restaurants such as FatFace, Athleta, Sephora, Apple, and DAVIDsTEA.  Roar: A Girl Empowerment Event will take place on The Green. MarketStreet Lynnfield is located at 600 Market Street in Lynnfield, MA.
Location: MarketStreet Lynnfield
Boston Dragon Boat Festival
Celebrate the sport, history and culture of Chinese Dragon Boat Racing at the Weeks Footbridge on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. Enjoy races and a festival on Sunday with martial arts demonstrations, cultural performances, dragon dancing, music and songs, arts and craft, and food.
Things to do with Dogs at MarketStreet Lynnfield MA
Polkadog Bakery in Lynnfield and Slobbr are joining forces to bring us Dog Days of Summer at MarketStreet Lynnfield. Bring your 4 legged friend and meet on The MarketStreet Green for 2 hours of Complimentary Doggy Ice Cream, Dog-Friendly Vendors, Giveaways and more! The first 100 people to visit the Slobbr booth and check-in will receive a special Swag bag sure to delight your pup!
Location: MarketStreet Lynnfield
NorthShore Kids' and Parents' Events Calendar for Boston's North Shore families
The soil in the garden has barely been turned and already the first sign of Summer has appeared. Strawberries! With Strawberries comes the Topsfield Historical Society's 49th Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair in early June which offers a spectacle of strawberry fun for each and every one. The Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair, one of the best in the region, celebrates the region's rich agricultural heritage.
Location: Topsfield Town Common
Glen Urquhart School Teaching and Practicing Environmental Sustainability
This year, Glen Urquhart School made the conscious decision to make its campus pesticide and herbicide free. With nature trails winding through its 23-acre campus, Glen Urquhart has always focused on the natural world. According to Head of School David Liebmann, “GUS is committed to addressing many of today’s most challenging environmental issues, including that of pesticide and herbicide use, and reducing the school’s overall carbon footprint. We want to be good stewards of the environment, and also put into daily practice what we’re teaching students at GUS.“
Location: Glen Urquhart School
Seaside Sustainability programs are built on a foundation that emphasizes the importance of sustainability in harboring an earth in which future generations will be able to thrive.
Seaside Sustainability programs are built on a foundation that emphasizes the importance of sustainability in harboring an earth in which future generations will be able to thrive.  Seaside Education Adventure (SEA) was the first program to grow out of this idea, and pairs marine ecology ideas with hands-on nature learning. This combination introduces local youth to the short and long term effects of a variety of ocean threats.  These boat-based trips take students out onto the water to learn about oceanography, water sustainability, and ecosystem balance. Save 10% off any program. Use Promo Code: SEASIDE17
Children should be outside during the summer. At North Shore Nature Programs' "Wild About Nature" they will.
Children should be outside during the summer. The long, warm days are perfect for outdoor exploration along with fun and games with friends. Wild About Nature provides a safe, nurturing environment for your child to explore, grow, and make the most out of their summer break. Our groups are kept small so that children have meaningful interactions with fellow campers and counselors. All of our staff go through a rigorous week of training and have prior experience working with children. 
Location: Camp Denison Recreation Area
Learn about piping plovers of the Parker River Wildlife Refuge on this ranger guided tour.
Join park staff from the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge to learn about the federally – threatened Atlantic coast piping plover nests and how it raises its young on Plum Island’s beaches from April through August. Join a refuge ranger for a chance to glimpse this native species in its wild habitat and to hear the story of how biologists work to conserve the plover under the Endangered Species Act.
Location: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge