Newburport Mayor Holaday and the City Health Department invite the community to attend the Mayor’s Haunted Health & Wellness Fair and Flu Clinic on Saturday, October 26 from 10 am – 1 pm at City Hall. This year’s Fair offers Halloween Fun with a Healthy Focus. In addition to the FREE Flu Clinic, FREE Health Screening and a variety of informational displays from local health and wellness organizations, there will be a Children’s Costume Parade at 10:30 a.m. and a Costumed-Pet Parade at noon around Brown Square!
Saturday, Saturday,Saturday! The 2013 Topsfield Fair is clearing out the Arena to make way for a crazy Monster Truck show! Two exciting shows will be held; one at 5 pm and one at 8 pm. There will also Pit Party Passes available which allow ticket holders access into the arena to take picture with the cars and their drivers. The first Pit Party is at 4 pm before the 5 pm show and the second is at 9 pm after the 8 pm show. There are a limited number of Pit Party tickets available.
Come to Downtown Salem to enjoy outdoor shopping on a crisp early fall weekend. Shop for uniquely Salem items at over 100 vendor booths on the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall, Hawthorne Boulevard and surrounding areas. Entertainers, street performers and live music performances all add to the festive atmosphere. Wear a costume or come to just feel the anticipation of Halloween in the air! Hosted by the Salem Chamber of Commerce.
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.
Come to downtown Newburyport on Sunday & Monday of Columbus Day weekend for our annual Fall Harvest Festival! Enjoy great food, live music, and family fun while celebrating autumn's arrival. Explore downtown shops as well as craft vendor booths from artisans all over New England! Bring the kids in the morning for children's entertainment in Market Square the annual Scarecrow Contest.
The Essex Street Fair is a two-day event held in downtown Salem and is part of the Slemn Heritage Festivities! This years fair includes a new format with a juried arts & crafts open market throughout the weekend. Crafters, artisans and food vendors from in and around Salem will join local merchants in selling their wares on Essex Street & surroundings. This free event will run the length of Essex Street from the Daniel Low Building to the Hawthorne Hotel.
For three days, this annual family friendly art festival transforms downtown Salem into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase their talents. The popular free event will feature over 80 artists and performers, and includes a variety of art, music, dance, and theatre performances. The family-friendly festival also includes art-making for all ages, artisan vendors selling their creations, and a temporary public art installation.
The Happy as a Clam 5k is a great event promoting health and wellness in our community. The 5k road race (6 PM) over the streets of Essex will be preceded by a 5k non-competitive walkers' 5k (5 PM) and free kids' dashes (5:30 PM). Kids' race distances are 20 yard dash for those 4 years and under, 1/4 mile dash for those in grades K-2 and a half a mile dash for those in grades 3-5. Woodman’s of Essex will be on site providing lobster rolls, hot dogs, hamburgers, chowder and more for purchase and a raffle will be held for some great local prizes and experiences.
Newburyport Youth Services will be offering a movie that coincides with the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce's Holiday Invitation Nights!. This week's movie is Madagascar 3 - Europe's Most Wanted. Snacks and drinks will be available. Drop of your kids and relax knowing that your kids are having as much fun as you are! Open to grades 1-5
Come to East Gloucester Elementary School for our traditional holiday with perennial favorite family activities, as well as some new ones! Looking for a gift? There will be plenty of hand made crafts by local vendors! This is also a great opportunity for a visit with Santa and a photo op with Frosty the Snowman!