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 3, 2014, 1 - 11pm
October 4-13, 2014, 10am - 11pm
Topsfield Fairgrounds

Vintage Base Ball Quadrupal Header

Come see how baseball used to be played (circa 1860s) at Spencer Pierce Little F

Join the Essex Base Ball Organization at Spencer Peirce Little Farm to see how baseball used to be played! Watch the teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, Lowell Nine, Newburyport Clamdiggers, Portsmouth Rockinghams, and Lynn Live Oaks, play baseball using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, a player pitches underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out, and no gloves are allowed. Weather permitting, please call. Free to Historic New England members, $5 nonmembers.

Sunday, July 12, 2015 10am-3pm

Salem Willows Seafood Festival Fireworks

The Salem Willows Seafood Festival Fireworks on Saturday July 11, 2015

The Salem Willows Seafood Festival wrap up Saturday's festivities with a Fireworks show over Salem! 

Saturday, July 11, 2015 9:30pm
Salem Willows Park

Salem Willows Seafood Festival

The Salem Willows Seafood Festival is a weekend of fun in Salem MA!

Indulge Yourself at the Salem Willows Seafood Festival! Dozens of restaurants and food vendors serve up their seafood specialties including lobster, chowder, shrimp, clams & all the New England Favorites! Nonstop entertainment with the best regional bands, sample culinary masterpieces at the Wicked Bites Culinary Demonstrations tent, Kiddie Land, Local Arts, Crafts & Merchants. Beverage Courtyard serving beer & wine. Fireworks Saturday night at 9:30pm!

Friday - Sunday, July 10-12, 2015 11am-10pm
Salem Willows Park

Beverly Farmers' Market

Get fresh local produce at the Beverly Farmers Market in downtown Beverly Massac

This is a great farmers' market connected to a large grassy park in downtown Beverly.  There is always music and a lot of shade.  The market offers fresh local produce as well as cheese, meat, eggs, bread, muffins, dog treats, massage, jewelry, and books.  The kids have a blast playing tag, meeting new friends, and listening to music.  The park is dog friendly, has plenty of parking and access to the commuter rail. This is a wonderful spot for an impromptu picnic!

Mondays through October 5, 2015 3-7pm
Odell Park

Swords through the Ages

The Georgetown Massachusetts Library's hosts a presentation of Medieval Swordsma

Georgetown Public Library invites families to an amazing sword presentation by Jeff Goodhind and Jeff Lord from the Association for Renaissance and Medieval Swordsmanship. They'll demonstrate the art of Western European swordsmanship over the centuries. Try your hand at sword (blunt) combat! For kids ages 8 and up!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 6:30-8pm

Salem Celebrates the Fourth of July

Salem Massachsuetts Celebrates the Fourth of July Independence Day Fireworks

Join the City of Salem at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site for a 4th of July Celebration! The evening includes live music by the 42-piece Hillyer Festival Orchestra and Fireworks starting after dark from Derby Wharf.

Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 4pm

Marblehead Festival of Arts

There's plenty to see and do for kids at the Marblehead Art Festival!

Celebrating it's 50th year in 2015, the Marblehead Festival of Arts has had a rich history in producing an annual summer arts Festival over the July 4th holiday week. This premier Festival hosts art exhibits in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Photography, Crafts, Plein aire Painting, Senior Art, Student Art and Youth Art. There's also a lot of great events and activities geared toward keeping kids and families engaged and entertained!

July 2-5, 2015 9:30am-10:30pm
Downtown Marblehead
Crocker Park

Independence Day Celebration in Rockport

Independence Day Celebration in Rockport includes a parade and bonfire!

Rockport traditionally celebrates Independence Day in style and this Fourth of July won't be any different. Scheduled festivities include the Firemen's Parade, a Legion Band concert, and Rockport's version of a finale - a towering bonfire at Back Beach.

Saturday, July 4, 2015 6pm
Downtown Rockport

The Cat's Meow

Kids will have a blast explore the Great House at the Cran Estate

How do you like to spend your summer vacation? If you were one of the Crane children, you'd have a giant house to explore on rainy days and a backyard that seems to go on forever. But where did the cat go? On this interactive tour for younger visitors and their families, join a member of the Crane's household staff to explore what made this a relaxing summer home for the Crane family. Peak into some of their private rooms and discover the family cat's favorite hiding places!

Friday, July 3, 2015 10:30-11:30am
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