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

Tidepool Explorers at Halibut Point

The Tidepools at Halibut Point State Park are some of the best in New England!

Halibut Point State Park invites families to join them on a tide pool adventure! Halibut Point contains some of the best tide pools in New England. Join the Interpreter for a trip down to the rocky shore for some inter-tidal exploration. Learn about these interesting creatures living in a unique transitional environment. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. For all ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.

When: 
Monday, May 25, 2015 10-11am

Reading the Granite Landscape

Find out the story behind the granite at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport!

Halibut Point State Park is also a granite quarry with a history that goes back billions of years! A rock is not a thing but a drama, it can teach us about the great unifying science and the unique geology of Cape Ann. Rocks can tell us a lot about how the landscape was formed and the geology of Cape Ann tells us great stories, all visible at Halibut Point. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. For all ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.

When: 
Sunday, May 24, 2015 1-2pm

PMC Greater Newburyport Kids Ride

Kids are encouraged to ride their bikes to raise money for the Pan Mass Challeng

This summer, the Pan-Mass Challenge Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) Greater Newburyport Kids Ride will be one of many PMC Kids Rides throughout New England and beyond. Come join the fun, camaraderie and inspiration at the  PMC Greater Newburyport Kids Ride as kids ages 3-13 ride the Clipper City Rail Trail or      a tricycle obstacle course at Cashman Park to raise money for Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund.  Many kids, many bikes, one mission…cure cancer! Refreshments, entertainment and fun!

When: 
Sunday, June 28, 2015 9am-1pm
Location: 
Cashman Park

Touch a Truck and Chowderfest Gloucester

Kids (and adults) can get up close and personal with all kinds of trucks

Is your toddler a Tonka fan? Your fourth grader fond of fire trucks? Bring them to Gloucester’s Touch a Truck event to benefit the Fishtown Horribles Parade and watch their faces light up as they clamber into their toys come to life! The Touch a Truck event will also play host to a chowderfest! Come sample some local interpretations of this New England classic and vote to see who has the best chowder around! All proceeds will go to fund the Annual Fishtown Horribles Parade in July!

When: 
Saturday, May 30, 2015 9am-2pm

Gloucester Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day in Gloucester MA

The annual parade in Gloucester begins forms at 8:45 and begins at Monday at 9 a.m. at Gloucester High School . All veterans are encouraged to participate, joining members of AMVETS, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and the Disabled American Veterans. The parade will march down Centennial Avenue to Grant Circle where the main ceremony will be held at the WWII memorial and then return to the high school for a Vietnam memorial ceremony dollowed by a luncheon at the Veterans Center on Emerson Avenue. 

When: 
Monday, May 25, 2015 9am
Location: 
Downtown Gloucester

Topsfield Memorial Day Parade

The annual Memorial Day Parade starts on Grove Street and continues along Main Street to the Veterans Memorial Green for a service.  The parade reforms, and will continue to Pine Grove Cemetery for another service. All residents and especially military families are invited and encouraged to attend. The parade will be followed by refreshments at Proctor School.

When: 
Monday, May 25, 2015 9am

Hamilton Memorial Day Parade

Parade begins at Hamilton Town Hall, 557 Bay Road, then proceeds to the Soldier's Monument for decoration and song, then  proceeds to Hamilton Cemetery for service, then to the Town Hall for decoration, to the Community House for decoration and raising of the flag, then to the tank at Patton Park for decoration and raising of the flag. Legionnaires, and guests, return to Post 194 for Decoration of Leland
Thompson plaque and Memorial pay Ceremony. Reading of deceased members/veterans. Volley by Post 194 Firing Squad. Taps.

When: 

Monday, May 25, 2015 8:55am

Ipswich Memorial Day Parade

Ipswich's Memorial Day Parade begins on North Main Street and proceeds to the Civil War Monument on Town Hill. Following services at the Civil War Memorial on Town Hill the parade will proceed to the County Street Bridge where a wreath will be dedicated to departed Naval veterans. The parade will then proceed to the Ipswich War Memorial, the South Side Cemetery and end at the VFW Post 1093. Following the ceremony hot dogs, beans and refreshments will be served.

PARTICIPANTS  Local veterans organizations, town and state officials, Ipswich police and fire departments, the Ipswich High School Band, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, The Masons, Lions Club, Rotary Club and other organizations. One or two vintage military vehicles will also be in the parade.

When: 
Monday, May 25, 2015 10am
Location: 
Downtown Ipswich

Essex Memorial Day Parade

Don’t miss the small town charm of a Memorial Day Parade in Essex. The parade begins at 9 am and progresses to the Town Cemetery for a military rifle salute to our country’s war veterans and then up Main Street to the Causeway Bridge. Town officials lead the parade followed by members of the school band and various athletic organizations. Norman Rockwell couldn’t have painted a better picture than our parade coming down Main Street.

When: 
Monday, May 25, 2015 9am
Location: 
Downtown Essex
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