Live Performance

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

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!

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

North Shore Music Theatre: Shrek the Musical

North Shore Music Theater

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure. SHREK The Musical brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears. "Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek..." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Irreverently fun for the whole family, SHREK The Musical proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

When: 
July 7 - 19, 2015. Show times vary.

Pied Piper's Parade

PIED PIPER’S PARADE: THE MUSICAL, MAGICAL, MYSTERIOUS MOUNTAIN OF MAUDSLAY!

Welcome Spring back to the world with this fun and imaginative re-telling of the classic children’s tale.  Of course, we put our Theater in the Open spin on it and you never know where we’ll take it!  What if those pesky rats aren’t so pesky after all?  What’s really going on in Hamelin?  There’s a mountain in Maudslay State Park? Come and find out the answers (and more questions?) this Spring!

When: 
Saturday & Sunday through June 21, 2015 2pm

The Pop Ups at the Firehouse

The Pop Ups bring music and fun to the Friehouse Center for the Arts!

The Pop Ups (Jason Rabinowitz and Jacob Stein) are a two-time-GRAMMY-nominated, Brooklyn-based musical duo which the Wall Street Journal says “reflects the creativity percolating on the independent children's music scene.”In 2014, the duo made their national TV debut on Sprout’s “Sunny Side Up Show,” and released their Grammy-nominated album, "Appetite for Construction."

When: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 1pm

Newburyport Choral Society Spring Concert

The Newburyport Choral Society Spring Concert will present their annual Spring C

The Newburyport Choral Society will present their annual Spring Concert  “All Hail Music”. Join Newburyport Choral Society under the direction of Dr. George Case, the NCS Spring Concert in May will offer audiences a joyous program of choral music with professional orchestra and soloists.

When: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 8pm
When: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015 2:30pm

Newburyport Choral Society Spring Concert - Matinee

The Newburyport Choral Society Spring Concert will present their annual Spring C

The Newburyport Choral Society will present their annual Spring Concert  “All Hail Music”. Join Newburyport Choral Society under the direction of Dr. George Case, the NCS Spring Concert in May will offer audiences a joyous program of choral music with professional orchestra and soloists.

When: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 8pm
When: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015 2:30pm

Mil's Trills at the Cabot Theater

Mil's Trills brings fun and music for kids to the Cabot Theater in Beverly, Mass

Mil's Trills is a children's music project led by Amelia Robinson, that invites families to celebrate the community through original tunes and a rotating cast of musical guests. A highly interactive show, audiences are encouraged to be part of the experience while discovering a world of instruments.

When: 
Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:30am
Location: 
Cabot Street Theatre

Boston Children's Chorus at Shalin Liu

The Boston Children's Choir will perform at Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center in

The Boston Children’s Chorus unites children ages 7-18 from diverse backgrounds to discover the power of singing and transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music. The Chorus bridges Greater Boston’s many diverse groups and fosters a sense of belonging and inclusion among its members.

When: 
Saturday, May 9, 2015 4 PM

April Vacation at PEM

Kids are invited to the PEM for April Vacation

Looking for stuff to do during April Vacation on the North Shore? Peabody Essex Museum has a fabulous line-up of fun activities, workshops and tours for kids and families. There are story times, drop-in art making, artist demonstrations, hands-on workshops and community art happening Tuesday-Thursday!  All activities are included in the price of admission, so pack up the gang and come to the museum! Check the links below for activities for that day.

When: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - Thursday, April 23, 2015 10am - 4pm
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