Things To Do & Events Calendar for North Shore Kids and Families

Danvers Family Festival

Danvers Family Festival is 10 days of family oriented events and activities in Danvers, Massachusetts for North Shore Children and Families
Created in 1979 to promote Family Fun in Danvers, MA. Popular events such as Endicott Park Day, Scoop-Ah-Bowl, Karaoke Night, Danvers Idol and Fireworks on the 3rd of July. Some of our favorite events include:
(All day)

Tide Pool Discoveries at Parker River

Kids will explore the tidal pools of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge with a park ranger in Newburport
For generations children have enjoyed exploring tide pools and discovering the fascinating plants and animals that live in this realm between the tides. A refuge ranger will guide this hands-on program.
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Ernest Hemingway – Between Two Wars

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Exhibition, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is proud to present a new landmark exhibition, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars. Showcasing the JFK Library’s Hemingway Collection, this is the first ever major museum exhibition devoted to the work and life of Ernest Hemingway.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Swan Boat Rides in Boston Public Garden

Swan Boat Boston North Shore Parent, North Shore Parents Summer Activities Guide
The Public Garden may be one of the most ideal picnicking locations in Boston. Well-groomed and overflowing with tulips, cherry-trees, with willows cascading over the duck pond, the Boston Public Garden is a great place to relax during Boston's most beautiful season.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

A Magical Journey Through Fairytales

A Magical Journey Through Fairytales at the Wenham Museum
Unlock Children’s Imagination with Amazing Fairytale Art, Activities and Lessons!
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

LEGOLand Space Mission

Adventure at the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, Boston
The brand new exhibit, Space Mission, has officially launched, only at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston!
10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Rockport Public Library Storytime

Rocport Public Library for Children
You and your child are invited to a morning of playtime, stories, songs, bubbles, and movement.  Children have lots of fun and a its great way to introduce your child to other children his/her own age.  While this program is geared towards children 3+ all are welcome!
10:00 am to 10:30 am

Wenham Museum 20% Off Visits

Wenham Museum discounts and promo code
Families always enjoy one of the many programs and activities available at the Wenham Museum. Summer Programs for Children ages 5-12. Featured Exhibit: A Magical Journey Through Fairytales now – July 2016 Programs and Activities Bring Exhibits and Collections to Life Museum exhibits and...
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course at Jordans Furniture
Channel your inner tightrope walker as you take on Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture in Reading MA.
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Toe Jam Puppet Band at Ipswich Town Hall

Toe Jam Puppet Band at the Ipswich Library!
Ipswich Library kicks off their Summer programs with a family music program featuring the Toe Jam Puppet Band!  Not so much puppetry, but lots of music and fun.  Held in the gym at Ipswich Town Hall. Free of charge and no registration required.  Good for preschoolers through elementary school...
10:00 am

Junior Great Books at IPL

Join this book club for second graders if you love to read and talk about stories! Based on the Great Books format, but geared explicitly for young readers, group members will read a story in advance of each month's meeting and participate in a group discussion of the story.
10:00 am to 10:30 am

Mother Goose on the Loose at IPL

Mother Goose on the Loiose at IPL
Mother Goose on the Loose is a program for infants through 2-year-olds that helps babies and toddlers to begin to develop pre-literacy skills through a specially formatted curriculum of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays and large-motor activities.
10:00 am to 10:30 am

Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays

Free family events all summer north of Boston, Northshore, Cape Ann
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!
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Imagine, Sing, & Learn 6C: Hermits, Sea Stars & Snails

What lives in the tidal pools?  find out at Joppa Flats Education Center!
This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler who loves animals. Each 90-minute session offers a structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, and a thematic snack. You'll receive coloring pages, song...
10:00 am to 11:30 am

SFL: Storytime

SFL: Storytime, Gloucester MA
You and your child are invited to a morning of playtime, stories, songs, bubbles, movement, and crafts.  Children have lots of fun and a its great way to introduce your child to other children his/her own age.  For children ages 2-4.  All are welcome!  No registration required.
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Creature of the Week at Maritime Gloucester

Come to Maritime Gloucester for a Creature of the Week Session!
Each week we will highlight one of the fascinating creatures living in the Sea Pocket Touch Tank Aquarium. Students will participate in hands-on explorations, craft activities, and stories that introduce all the fun features that make the creature unique.
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh

ARt Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh
Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play.
10:15 am to 11:15 am

Kidleidoscope

Kidleidoscope at Maudslay State Park is a chance for preschoolers to explore the park, enjoy a story and make a craft!
Maudslay State Park has created this program for their youngest crowd! Here’s the perfect opportunity for your children to become acquainted with Maudslay and its resources. Each week introduces a new topic about nature with an engaging story, craft and a short walk that involves outdoor...
10:30 am to 11:30 am

LEGO Mania at Topsfield Library

LEGO Mania at the Topsfield Library!
Topsifeld Library invites kids to come and build skyscrapers, rocketships, or anything their mind can imagine! This program requires no sign up. Just drop in and build! LEGOs provided.
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Saint Peter's Fiesta - Friday

Wednesday night is the unofficial 1st night of Saint Peter's Fiesta in Glouceste
The St. Peter's Fiesta, Gloucester's annual salute to its fishermen, religious celebration, and five-day carnival and family fun fest is a  fun, safe tradition for families to enjoy. The festival is sponsored by the Italian-American fishing community of Gloucester, and has all kinds of family-...
2:00 pm to 11:45 pm

Friday Farm Dinners at Appleton Farms

Come to Appleton Farms for a meal grown and cooked right on site!
Join Appleton Farms for a dinner on the farm! 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...
5:30 pm

Sharpie Tie Dye Night

Teens and Tweens are invited top make their own sharpie tie dyes at the TOHP Library in Essex Ma!
The TOHP Burnham Public Library invites teens and tweens to come make their own tie dyes using Shapies! Spaces are limited so sign up early.  Bring yout own plain white t-shirt an the library will provide the rest of the materials!
6:00 pm

Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical

Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical in Boston
Boston theatergoers will know that sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty when Matilda The Musical opens on June 14 at the Boston Opera House. The Tony-nominated smash hit Broadway show will play through June 26. Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Matthew Warchus, Matilda The Musical ...
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Astronomy After Hours at the MOS Observatory

Come to the Museum of Science rooftop for free stargazing and astronomy related
Tucked away on the roof of the Museum's parking garage, the Gilliland Observatory is a wonderful resource for our starry-eyed public. On clear nights, you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena. On cloudy nights, tour the inside of the Observatory, and participate in...
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Saturday, June 25

Danvers Family Festival

Danvers Family Festival is 10 days of family oriented events and activities in Danvers, Massachusetts for North Shore Children and Families
Created in 1979 to promote Family Fun in Danvers, MA. Popular events such as Endicott Park Day, Scoop-Ah-Bowl, Karaoke Night, Danvers Idol and Fireworks on the 3rd of July. Some of our favorite events include:
(All day)

Learn to Bird at Harold Parker

Kids and families will learn about birding at Harold Parker State Forest
Meet at Campground Nature Center - - There are numerous bird species that make Harold Parker their home.  Join the park interpreter for an easy walk on the park’s trails while identifying birds by sight and sound. Appropriate for all ages. Bring binoculars if you have them.
8:30 am to 10:00 am

Essex Farmers Market

Essex Farmers Market every Saturday in Season 9am - Noon. 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...
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Marblehead Farmers' Market

Improve your nutritional intake at the Marblehead Farmer's Market!
The Marblehead Farmer's Market boasts 15+ local farms, and booths with an educational spin nutrition, vendors and farms selling homemade prepared goods and craft vendors that are switched up in a rotation basis week to week. Additionally there are entertainers and exhibits by environmentally...
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Rise and Shine: Little Farmers in the Fields

Kids will learn about life on the farm at Appleton Farms in Ipswich MA!
Have you ever collected warm eggs from the chicken coop or seen how fast pigs will run for their morning helping of veggie scraps? This Saturday morning program brings families behind the scenes of our working farm. You’ll meet our cows, goats, pigs & chickens when you help with the morning...
9:00 am to 10:00 am

Ernest Hemingway – Between Two Wars

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Exhibition, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is proud to present a new landmark exhibition, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars. Showcasing the JFK Library’s Hemingway Collection, this is the first ever major museum exhibition devoted to the work and life of Ernest Hemingway.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saint Peter's Fiesta - Saturday

Fiesta Saturday hosts races, sports events, childrens' games and more!
The St. Peter's Fiesta, Gloucester's annual salute to its fishermen, religious celebration, and five-day carnival and family fun fest is a  fun, safe tradition for families to enjoy. The festival is sponsored by the Italian-American fishing community of Gloucester, and has all kinds of family-...
9:30 am to 11:30 pm

Halibut Point Quarry Tour

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focus on its stone-cutting history!
Enjoy a guided tour of Halibut Point State Park around the Babson Farm Quarry, unearthing the granite industry era followed by a traditional hand-tool stone splitting demonstration.  Halibut Point itself is made of sheets of 440 million year-old granite that now cascades from rocky headlands to the...
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course at Jordans Furniture
Channel your inner tightrope walker as you take on Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture in Reading MA.
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Swan Boat Rides in Boston Public Garden

Swan Boat Boston North Shore Parent, North Shore Parents Summer Activities Guide
The Public Garden may be one of the most ideal picnicking locations in Boston. Well-groomed and overflowing with tulips, cherry-trees, with willows cascading over the duck pond, the Boston Public Garden is a great place to relax during Boston's most beautiful season.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm