Holiday Fairs at Essex Churches - The warmth of an old country church fair enlivens the town on a cold, winter’s day when all three of Essex’s downtown churches hold their annual Holiday Fair. All three churches are within walking distance with free on street parking. Gift bargains are served up along with homemade food and hot beverages. A dollar goes a long way at this event.
Yankee Homecoming invites you to the Seventh Annual High School Battle of the Bands. Local High School aged bands will compete to see who rises to the top and wins the opportunity to open for a YHC Waterfront Concert as well as cash and prizes! Watch local student bands battle it out on the stage, and help your favorite band by voting for them!
A perennial favorite for young children, teens, forty something’s and seniors alike. This musical street fair is held in Danvers Square. Friends gather to dance to the music by Chris Culkeen, eat fair food, take a chance on raffles, and enjoy a beautiful summer evening. Danvers Square will be blocked off for your enjoyment. Limited chairs available, please feel free to bring a lawn chair along.
Ever wonder how ribbon candy is made, or how candy canes get their stripes? Tuck's Candy Factory is having free candy making demonstrations of candy-cane, ribbon candy, and satin stick making. Visit, watch and sample! Bring the whole family for an old-fashioned holiday treat, and don't forget to enter the drawing for a 6-foot candy-cane! No demonstrations on Christmas Eve!
Enjoy ongoing activities throughout the day at Mass Audubon's Annual Audubon Nature Festival. This year's special feature will be live owl presentations by Marcia and Mark Wilson of Eyes On Owls. Come see live owls up close, learn about their natural history, and join in a hooting lesson.
Come to Spencer Peirce Little Farm for a program for homeschool families. Whether attending the morning or afternoon session, families are invited to have lunch at the property. Students become archaeologists as they excavate a mock pit with actual tools of the trade and process (put together) reproduction artifacts in a field lab. Inside the museum, they explore building archaeology via trap doors. They analyze objects to learn about daily life at the farm over the last three hundred years.
Please join Beverly Bootstraps for the Boots and Banjos Gala to help support families in need and give hunger the boot! You'll have a great time enjoying cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dancing, a raffle, live auction and a boot stomping good time! Proceeds from this event, held on Friday April 8 at 6:30pm at the Pingree School in S. Hamilton, will enable Beverly Bootstraps to continue to provide essential programming to their clients so they may become self-sufficient. Food catered by Fireside Catering and music by the Chasing Blue Band.
Run the trails of Ravenswood Park during the height of foliage season this year at the Ravenswood Trails Race! This 4.1-mile trail race provides a beautiful overview of Ravenswood Park at the height of fall color, from rugged trails and boardwalks to carriage roads and stunning vistas.
The Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Holiday Fair is a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Come enjoy engaging and fun family activities while you peruse wonderful hand made crafts and unique products that make great gifts! You'll also enjoy great food and help in fundraising along the way!