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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
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
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
Essex Farmers Market every Saturday in Season 9am - Noon. Essex MA, Featuring seas
Visit the Essex Farmer's Market for a great variety of locally grown produce and other foods! Essex, Massachusetts is an amazing part of the world where farming, fishing, clamming, art and antiques come together in a tight knit little town on Cape Ann. The Essex Farmers Market showcases the wonder of Essex and Cape Ann while supporting local small businesses and farms. The Essex Farmers Market is expanding its reach to increase awareness of the issues of sustainability and local sourcing.
Location: Essex Municipal Parking Lot
Fiesta Saturday hosts races, sports events, childrens' games and more!
The St. Peter's Fiesta, Gloucester's annual salute to its fishermen, religious celebration, and five-day carnival and family fun fest is a  fun, safe tradition for families to enjoy. The festival is sponsored by the Italian-American fishing community of Gloucester, and has all kinds of family-oriented activities and events that celebrate the Italian and fishing traditions of the oldest sea port in the United States!
Location: Saint Peter's Square, Pavilion Beach, Gloucester High School
Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focus on its stone-cutting history!
Enjoy a guided tour of Halibut Point State Park around the Babson Farm Quarry, unearthing the granite industry era followed by a traditional hand-tool stone splitting demonstration.  Halibut Point itself is made of sheets of 440 million year-old granite that now cascades from rocky headlands to the abundant tidal pools below. The panorama encompasses views from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. This glorious natural landscape is breathtaking and inspiring.
Location: Halibut Point State Park