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Come see The Boss Baby at the Cabot Theater in Beverly Massachusetts for just $1/child!
$1 Movies are general admission and tickets are not available in advance. The theater will open a half hour before showtime. Tickets can be purchased upon entry to the theater.
Location: The Cabot
The Hamilton-Wenham Public Library invites all a touch-a-truck vehicle night!
Come to the library parking lot for a festival of transportation! Brought to you by the fire, police, and public works departments of Hamilton and Wenham, Dodge Tree Service, and Lyons Ambulance. This is a rain or shine event. Families of all ages are welcome, no registration necessary.
Location: Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
Salem Food Pantry Play Day at Saelm Willows park in Massachusetts
Join The Salem Pantry for a play day at the Salem Willows! Enjoy lawn games, arts and crafts, raffles, and free kayak and paddle board rentals! Learn more about how you can participate in The Ride For Food and support your local food pantry. This event is free and open to the public. Special thank you to Coast to Coast Paddle and The City of Salem Festival and Special Event Support Program. Games and activities are first come, first served.
Location: Salem Willows Park
Bee Parks and the Hornets and Ants on aLog will perform a family concert in Masconomo Park in Manchester Masaachusetts
Join Sawyer Free Library, Manchester Public Library & Rockport Public Library at Masconomo Park in Manchester Massachusetts for a great family outdoor summer show!
Location: Masconomo Park
Explore the lower Merrimack River ecosystem with Lisa Hutchings from Joppa Flats Education Center and the crew of the Yankee Clipper
Join Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center on a On-the-River Science cruise aboard Newburyport Harbor Tours Inc.'s Yankee Clipper through the Merrimack River Estuary! Teacher Naturalist, Lisa Hutchings and the crew of the Yankee Clipper will guide a unique cruise where participants will do some birdwatching, examine marine plankton, and investigate tide pool touch tubs on every trip. Enjoy cruising and learning about this vital part of the area's natural history.
Location: Newburyport Harbor Tours
Olde Ipswich Days brings art, crafts, food and music to the S. Village Green in Ipswich Massachusetts!
On the last weekend of July, artisans and fine craftsfolk from all over New England will show and sell their work on the South Village Green in Ipswich, MA. Olde Ipswich Days is a favorite for all to meet and greet old friends and new, browse the booths and do some early holiday shopping, or make some timely indulgences. The fair features the works of more than 60 artists and crafters. Look for sterling, gold, or beaded jewelry, unusual photography, woodwork, knitted textiles, dried flowers and grapevines, cut or stained glass, tapestry, a variety of pottery, and paintings in all mediums, toys, and handmade soaps, and hot dogs and refreshments.
Location: South Village Green Ipswich
Make your own succulent terrarium garden with the plant people from the New England Botanical Gardens at Manchester Public Library!
Make your own succulent terrarium garden with the plant people from the New England Botanical Gardens! All supplies provided. Outdoors on the lawn, weather permitting. For Ages 8 and up.
Location: Manchester Public Library
Rockport Massachusetts lights up the night with a mid-Summer fireworks show!
Come to Rockport Massachusetts for a day of family fun! Following the Rockport Rotary Club Lobsterfest - Canceled, a fireworks display will light up the sky over Rockport Massachusetts! The Show begins at 9pm, and will be lit off from Granite Pier.  The show will last for 20-25 Minutes, and may just include a couple of surprises according to the fireworks committee.
Location: Downtown Rockport
Get fresh local produce at the Beverly Farmers Market in downtown Beverly Massac
The Beverly Farmers’ Market supports local agriculture while making healthy food available to all members of the Beverly community at affordable prices; the market promotes sustainable living practices and fosters community connections through our vendors, free activities and events. The market offers fresh local produce as well as cheese, meat, eggs, bread, dog treats, jewelry, and books.  The kids have a blast playing tag, meeting new friends, and listening to music. Beverly Farmers Market Accepts WIC, SNAP, Credit/Debit, Senior Coupons and of course cash. Stop by the BFM Information table while at the market and we'll help answer any questions you might have!
Location: Odell Park
Blueberry & Flower Festival at Cider Hill farm in Amesbury Massachusetts
Come to Cider hill Farm for our Blueberry and Flower Festival and get your seasonal fill of this wonderful superfood! There will be Blueberry Picking, Hayrides,  Live Music, Cotton Candy Cart, Food for our farm food truck, The PitchFORK, and a Fresh Pressed Lemonade Cart where you can try our Blueberry Mint Lemonade, Strawberry Basil or keep it simple with a classic lemonade.
Location: Cider Hill Farm

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Babson Farm Quarry Self-guided Walking Tour at Halibut Point

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focus on its stone-cutting history!
Take a self guided tour at one of Massachusetts most beautiful locations!
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Summertime Birding for Families

Kids will learn more about our local birds and how to identify them at Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport Massachusetts
Want to learn more about our local birds and how to identify them? Joppa Flats education interns will take you on an easy walk and introduce you to a variety of birds, from egrets and herons in the salt marsh, to ducks and shorebirds along the river, to songbirds and hummingbirds at our feeders. We...
8:00 am to 9:30 am

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos

Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos
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

Kids Sail Free on Schooner Adventure!

Schooner Adventure in Gloucester Massachusetts announces free sailing for kids in 2022!
Schooner Adventure in Gloucester Massachusetts announces free sailing for kids in 2022!* Sail into history on Gloucester's flagship vessel, a National Historic Landmark and icon of the American fisheries. Enjoy a two-and-a-half-hour sail on historic Gloucester Harbor, America's oldest fishing port...
11:00 am

Farmhouse Wood-Fired at Appleton Farms

Join the Trustees at Farmhouse Wood-Fired every Friday through Sunday, throughout the summer and fall. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets for a perfect wood-fired dining experience surrounded by the idyllic beauty of Appleton Farms. The menu will change weekly, featuring local and seasonal...
12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Edible Science at Salem Public Library

Weekly food based science sessions for kids 5 and up at Salem Public Library.
Science you can eat! Make your own ice cream, fizzy soda, and more! Open to children ages 5+. Weather permitting, this program will be held outside, so please dress for summer sunshine!
3:30 pm

Summer Concert Series at The Stevens-Coolidge Place

Stevens-Coolidge Estate hosts the Notch Travelling Bier Garden weekly on Fridays for their Summer Concert Series in North Andover Massachusetts
Join us for our summer concerts in the gardens. We’ll have Notch Brewing biergarten and a local food truck for you to enjoy while soaking in the act of the evening. This is a BYO chair event, we also recommend bug spray.
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

DJ Beach Party at Salisbury Beach

Salisbury Beach Summer Beach Party every Friday through the Summer.
Friday nights all summer long, don’t miss family fun starting at 7:15 PM on the Salisbury Beach stage! It’s a night full of oldies music on the beach with DJ Ralphie B, including doo wop, Motown, and more. Special guest vocalist appearances make for an unforgettable performance of classic hits!
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Saturday, August 20

Family Farm Chores at Appleton Farms

Join Thbe Trustees of Reservations at Appleton Farms for our special, hands-on Family Farm Chores program held on Saturdays and Sundays.
Ready to try your hand at being a farmhand? Join us for our unique Family Farm Chores program held on Saturdays and Sundays! Get on your muck boots: your whole family will get to be farmers together! After learning all about our dairy herd, you can help care for baby chicks, feed our bunnies, visit...
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Kids Sail Free on the Schooner Lannon

Kids ride free on the 10:30am Saturday Cruise on the Lannon through Summer
Schooner Thomas E. Lannon is a fixture on the Gloucester Harbor vista throughout the day in the warm months, but to really experience the Lannon, you need to come aboard and go for a cruise!  Sail and see lighthouses, castles, scenic beaches, and magnificent waterfront homes.
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Science Saturdays with Marisa

Science Saturdays at the Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester Massachusetts!
Sawyer Free Library invites kids to Spend Saturday morning at the Library with Miss Marisa!  We explore fun facts and science topics every other week through sensory play, stories, music and movement.
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Long Hill Garden Tours

Tour the Spring Gardens at the Trustees of Reservations Long Hill Gardens in Beverly, Massachusetts!
The Trustees of Reservations invite you to tour the gardens at Long Hill Gardens in Beverly, Massachusetts! Join our expert guides for a tour around Long Hill’s stunning Sedgwick Gardens and learn more about the special plants it’s most known for. In addition to learning about what plants are in...
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Kids Sail Free on Schooner Adventure!

Schooner Adventure in Gloucester Massachusetts announces free sailing for kids in 2022!
Schooner Adventure in Gloucester Massachusetts announces free sailing for kids in 2022!* Sail into history on Gloucester's flagship vessel, a National Historic Landmark and icon of the American fisheries. Enjoy a two-and-a-half-hour sail on historic Gloucester Harbor, America's oldest fishing port...
11:00 am

Farmhouse Wood-Fired at Appleton Farms

Join the Trustees at Farmhouse Wood-Fired every Friday through Sunday, throughout the summer and fall. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets for a perfect wood-fired dining experience surrounded by the idyllic beauty of Appleton Farms. The menu will change weekly, featuring local and seasonal...
12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Befriend the Barnyard

Befriend the Barnyard is a great chance to get close to our Appleton Farms stars in a relaxed and educational setting.
Come play with Angora rabbits Violet and Vanilla, Nubian goats Merlin, Maeve, Morgan, and Mordred, and our friendly flock of heritage chickens! Befriend the Barnyard is a hands-on barnyard experience that lets you and your family approach our barnyard buddies under the guidance of a professional...
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Teen Naturalist Training at Joppa Flats

Join Mass Audubon for a volunteer training opportunity for teens at Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport Massachusetts!
Are you a young person who loves being outdoors, cares about the environment, and wants to share your knowledge with others? Take your first step toward becoming a Teen Naturalist volunteer with these trainings. You'll work with our staff and other youth exploring local habitats, collecting...
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Free Carousel Rides at Salisbury Beach

Free Carousel Day at Salisbury Beach Massachusetts
Salisbury Beach celebrates National Free Carousel Day with free rides! Free Rides from 5-10PM, Live music from Freevolt at 7:30PM, and Beachfront Fireworks at 10:15PM! Enter the drawing for a chance to win a Summer Fun Beach Prize!
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Summer Concert Series at Stage Fort Park

Compaq Big Badn is just one of the perfromers in the Summer Concert Series at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester Massachusetts!
The Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series is back with live music and a new venue location!  The weekly Thursday night concerts will be held at Stage Fort Park’s Antonio Gentile Bandstand Starting at 7pm.  Check out the 2022 program line-up:
7:00 pm