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.

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

Back to the Future at the Beach

Go Back to the Future at Cranes Beach in Ipswich Massachusetts!

The beach is staying open late this summer so you can share a beloved movie with your kids at the Crane Beach Drive-In. Come in at 8PM to claim your spot, visit the snack bar, and enjoy the show! This week's movie is the classic

When: 
Friday August 14, 2015 8:30-10:30pm
Location: 
Crane Beach

25th Annual Newburyport High Street Mile

The 25th Annual High street Mile includes categories for kids races!

The Winner’s Circle Running Club’s 25th Annual Newburyport High Street Mile will start at Atkinson Common. This is a fast, flat USATF certified straight line course (USATF certification MA07009JK). Separate start times based on age division and sex. Proceeds benefit the project to update and renew the Newburyport Track at Fuller Field and FONT (Friends of Newburyport Track).

When: 
Sunday, August 2, 2015 9:15-11:30am

Salem Firemen's Muster

Come join the fun at the Salem Willows for the firmen's muster!

An antique hand pumped fire engine muster where crews pump their machines to see who can shoot the longest stream of water. This is the oldest organized sport in the United States. These are hand pumped fire engines built of wood, copper, bronze, steel, and iron with valves made of leather. It's part historic preservation and part competition.  Spectators are invited to try out pumping the machines!

When: 
Saturday, August 1, 2015 Noon-3pm
Location: 
Salem Willows Park

Essex Farmers Market

Essex Farmers Market every Saturday in Season 10am-1pm. 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. Now in their second year, the Essex Farmers Market is expanding its reach to increase awareness of the issues of sustainability and local sourcing.

When: 
Saturdays, June 20 -October 10, 2015 9am-12pm

Family Fun Day at Maudslay State Park

Maudslay State Park's Family Fun Day has a lot to offer in events and activities

The YANKEE HOMECOMING FAMILY DAY at Maudslay State Park is slated to be better than ever with more activities for kids of all ages, more demonstrations on the main stage and a focus on having activities for family members ages 1-100! Check the page link below for stage performance artists &  times, event times and a list of all participants.

When: 
Saturday August 1, 2015 10am-2pm

Waterfront Concert: The BaHa Brothers

The BaHa Brothers bring beachy Jimmy Buffet music to Newburyport's Waterfront

The Baha Brothers is a Jimmy Buffett/Beachboys style band playing all our favorite songs with energy, fair and showmanship. Starting in the early 90’s they quickly became one of the best Jimmy Buffett Tribute bands in our area. They have played shows all over New England, in Margaritaville Key West, Las Vegas, on National Television and have even played with Jimmy Buffett! Band members include: Pete on Sax, Johnny Cuervo on drums, Billy on Keyboards, Jay on Bass and Paul on Guitar.

When: 
Friday, July 31, 2015 7:30-9 pm
Location: 
Waterfront Park

Kid's Sail Free on the Schooner Lannon

Kids ride free on the 10am Saturday Cruise on the Lannon through Summer

Schooner Thomas E. Lannon is a fixture on the Gloucester Harbor vista throughout the day in the warm months, but to really experience the Lannon, you need to come aboard and go for a cruise!  Sail and see lighthouses, castles, scenic beaches, and magnificent waterfront homes.

With their special offer each Saturday on the 10 .am. cruise, sailing aboard the Lannon becomes even more accessible.  For each paying adult, one child will be granted free admission!  Kids aged 16 and under sail for free. Each kid must be accompanied by an adult. Each adult must pay full fare for his or her ticket. No other discounts apply.

When: 
Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 10 a.m.
When: 
Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 10 a.m.

Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays

Things to do in Massachusetts, Boston, North of Boston

The Highland Street Foundation invites Massachusetts residents and tourists to visit designated cultural attractions every Friday this summer with free admission. You do not need to register or obtain a ticket. Just show up and enjoy!

When: 
Each Friday through August 28, 2015

Friday Farm Dinners at Appleton Farms

Come to Appleton Farms for a meal grown and cooked on site! This Appleton

Bring your family and some friends for a relaxing evening watching the sunset over the Great Pasture and munching on fresh-from-the-farm food. Dinner will feature a seasonal menu grown or raised at Appleton and other local farms and prepared by Appleton Cooks!

When: 
Fridays, July 31, August 7 & 21 5:30-8:30pm
Location: 
Appleton Farms
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