All Ages

Topsfield Fair

Topsfield Fair is one of the longest running annual fairs in the United States

The Topsfield Fair is a perennial favorite for us.  We're not the biggest fans of the midway, although it is always worth a walkthrough and a ride or two.  We love fruits and vegetables, and are always on the lookout for the winning 'biggest pumpkin'.  Another favorite is checking out the pigs and other farm animals, as well as the interesting variety of guinea pigs and rabbits.

October 4, 2013, 1 - 11pm
October 5-14, 2013, 10am - 11pm
Topsfield Fairgrounds

The Newburyport Farmers' Market

You'll find Organic locally grown produce, meat & dairy at the  Newburyport Farm

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!

Sundays, May - November 2014 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tannery Marketplace

Earth Day Celebration at Cox Reservation

Celebrate Earth Day at the Cox Reservation in Essex MA!

The Essex County Greenbelt Association and the their community partners will host a FREE Earth Day celebration at the Cox Reservation in Essex, Massachusetts! This free event will celebrate the environment, and build connections to our natural world by offering family-friendly activities.  The event will also showcase local non-profit organizations that share a commitment to building an environmentally sustainable community. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014 10am-2pm
Cox Reservation

Gloucester Pride Stride

The annual Gloucester Pride Stride raises money for Cape Ann non-profits!

The Gloucester Pride Stride is an annual fundraiser walk that helps the non-profits organizations around Cape Ann. Walkers collect sponsorships for their favorite organization, then walk the 5 mile route through downtown Gloucester starting and ending at Stage Fort Park. Come join the fun, have a healthy walk and help your community!

Sunday, April 27, 2014 beginning at Noon
Stage Fort Park

Mudeye Puppets in Newbury

Mudeye Puppets are fun and made with recycled materials!

The Newbury Town Library is having a puppet extravaganza for April vacation! The Mudeye Puppet Company is an educational puppetry arts organization dedicated to providing esteem-building arts workshops, reducing waste, and encouraging creativity through use of reused materials.  Come to the Library for a free show followed by a puppet making workshop!

Friday, April 25, 2014, 1pm
Newbury Town Library

Motif #1 Day 5k and Kids Fun Run

The Motif #1 5k and kids fun run takes place on Motif #1 Day in Rockport, Massac

This 5k Road Race and Kid's Fun Run is a great way to kick off Motif #1 Day! The 5k road race and 1 mile fun run that starts and ends at T Wharf in beautiful down town Rockport. Run the race and then spend the day with your family enjoying the fun, food and entertainment of the day-log festival.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 7:30-11am
Downtown Rockport

Audubon Ark Live Animals - Owls & Hawks

Mass Audubon has a live animal presntation at the Manchester Public Library!

The Manchester Public Library hosts Mass Audubon naturalists for an Audubon Ark demonstration focused on birds of prey like owls and hawks! There are two sessions, with one filled already, so sign up today before the spaces fill up! This program is designed by Drumlin Farm’s Audubon Ark and is especially geared for ages 3-5 so it is deliberately kept small in size and is a half hour program. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12 p.m.

Cambridge Science Festival 2014

The Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun

The Cambridge Science Festival is the first of its kind in the United States. It is a fun and engaging celebration showcasing  the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, and math in our region. The Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun with hundreds of events taking place in and around Cambridge, MA each spring.  For ten days, Cambridge will come alive with science and offer exhibits, activities, fairs, demonstrations, lectures, debates, concerts, plays, workshops and all kinds of interactive events for kids, families and curious individuals!

Daily, April 18-27, 2014 Times Vary
MIT Museum
Museum of Science

The Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner 2014

 Proceeds from the Open Door Empty Bowl dinner benefit community programs.

The Open Door will hold its annual Empty Bowl Dinner on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 4-8 pm at Cruiseport Gloucester.  Share in a simple meal of soup, bread and a cookie and take the dinner bowl home as a reminder of someone in need of a meal. Empty Bowl events are held nationally to generate awareness concerning hunger and to raise money for local hunger-relief programs.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 4 - 8pm.
Cruiseport Gloucester

CSF Science Carnival 2014

See, touch, smell, hear, and taste science in new and exciting ways at the Cambr

Cambridge Science Festival 2014 hosts their annual Science Carnival at the Cambridge Public Library during April Vacation! See, touch, smell, hear, and taste science in new and exciting ways, and celebrate the kickoff of the Cambridge Science Festival 2014 at Noon! The 2014 Carnival will have 5 distinct themes: Earth & Space, Micro-Zone, No Limits, Game Corner and Robot Zoo!

Saturday, April 19, 2014 Noon-4:00pm
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