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There's plenty to see and do for kids at the Marblehead Street Festival! Part of the Marblehead Festival of the Arts
Come to the Marblehead Street Festival at Bank Square (intersection of Washington and Hopper Street).  This festival is a fun tradition that's part of 4th of July celebrations!  There will be something for everone including magic, street perfromers, live music, face painting, sidewalk chalk art, henna tattoos, fairy houses, juggling, hula hoops and more.
Location: Downtown Marblehead, Crocker Park
Kids can build a model boat and race it in a regatta on Redd's Pond in Marblehead
This popular event begins with a workshop where participants construct model boats from kits that are provided, and ends with a regatta at Redd's Pond. Family team participation is encouraged. An adult must accompany all children. After constructing your yacht on the grounds of Lee Mansion Gardens, bring it down to Redd’s Pond for her first sail. As always, last year’s models are welcome at the regatta. This event is part of The Marblehead Festival of Arts.
Location: Jeremiah Lee Mansion, Redd's Pond
Marblehead FoA Sand Sculpture Competition on Devereaux Beach in Marblehead
It's family fun!!!!! The 2022 Sand Castle Sculpture Event welcomes families to bring buckets, shovels, and creativity to this cherished free Festival family event, open to sand sculptors of all ages. Sign up early at the Festival's registration table at Devereux Beach then dig in and create the design of your dreams. Judging and an Awards Ceremony will culminate the competition.
Location: Devereux Beach
The Kite Festival at Devereaux Beach is just one event of many in the Marblehead
Come paint the sky with the gang from Kites Over New England (www.kone.org). They will be building the classic Eddy Kite, a diamond shaped kite with a six foot tail. Members of Kites Over New England will be demonstrating their single line and stunt kites. Beginner stunt kite pilots are encouraged to try their hands at this fun and challenging sport.
Location: Devereux Beach
Come to Topsfield Massachusetts Common for a homegrown market on the 3rd Tuesday of each Summer month.
Come to the Topsfield Town Common, the 3rd Thursday of the month from June through September, for the HomeGrown Market. Support local vendors and businesses, enjoy live music, food trucks and more! Co-sponsored by the Topsfield Recreation Department and the Topsfield Council on Aging.
Location: Topsfield Town Common
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
July 4th Independence Day Celebration at Obear Park in Beverly Massachusetts
Come join us for the 87th annual old fashion Ryal Side neighborhood Fourth of July parade followed by food, field games, pony rides, and festivities at Obear Park. The parade and festivities are presented by the Ryal Side Civic Association, a tradition since 1934. This is all made possible by your fellow Ryal Siders volunteering their time and private donations.
Location: Obear Park
This one or two mile or 5K Non-Competitive Walk around beautiful Endicott Park will end with a free family picnic and fun entertainment for adults and kids of all ages.
This year’s IN-PERSON walk will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2022. This 1 or 2 mile or 5K non-competitive Walk will take us virtually through beautiful Endicott Park and Glen Magna Farms or wherever you are walking and end with a family picnic and celebration. We are giving away lots of prizes before, during, and even after the Walk, so watch our social media pages for the fun!
Location: Endicott Park
The Annual Hampton Beach Master Sandsculpting Competition Viewing 2022 Winner Melineige Beauregard
The fun starts Wednesday, June 9, 2022 when 200 tons of imported sand is dropped on Hampton Beach and the “Grady Bunch” starts pounding up the sponsor site. The entire area is illuminated for night viewing through June 26. Watch Greg Grady and “The Grady Bunch” build a mammoth Sand Demo Site. View all entries online on this website. The competition is by invitation only. The event is funded by the Hampton Beach Village District and Sponsors, in cooperation with The Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce and The NH Division of Parks.
Location: Hampton 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! Then from 9PM-10PM, DJ Jeff B will be playing music of today and leading kid-friendly activities – hula hooping, bubble fun, karaoke, dancing, and sing-alongs.
Location: Salisbury Beach Stage

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Glen Urquhart School Pre-K through 8th grade in Beverly MA

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

Amesbury Days Celebration

Amesbury Days is a celebration of the onset of Summer and community.
Welcome to the 123rd Amesbury Days! It is with great pleasure that we bring together fun and exciting community events to launch summer of 2022. Amesbury Days 2022 has a full schedule of events beginning June 23rd, through July 4th.
9:00 am to 9:00 pm

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

Amesbury Farmers Market

The Amesbury Farmers Market happens every Wednesday at Barewolf Brewing in Amesbury, Massachusetts.
The Amesbury Farmers' Market is a local community farmers’ and artisans’ market located in the heart of the historic mills of Amesbury, Massachusetts at BareWolf Brewing. We are a regularly scheduled community market supporting our local food system, small businesses and neighborhood community...
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Feed the Beach Creatures - Rocky Shore Residents

You can look at, AND touch the creatures in Joppa Flats touch tank! Feeding time is a lot of fun!
It's time to feed our touch tank animals! You can help us with sea stars, sea urchins, and rock crabs from the rocky shore; moon snails, surf clams, and hermit crabs from the sandy beach; and minnows, mud whelks, and horseshoe crabs from the salt marsh. Assist our animal husbandry team in sorting,...
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Farmhouse Culinary Workshop: Farm to Kitchen

Join Chef Liz Walkowicz in this lively, hands-on cooking class in the Kitchen at the Trustees of Reservations' Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts.
Join Chef Liz Walkowicz in this lively, hands-on cooking class. Participants will learn how to utilize seasonal ingredients from our farm and other local farmers to create an exciting multi-course meal. The menu changes seasonally and each class will provide an opportunity for participants to...
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Evening Stroll at Maudslay

Enjoy and evening stroll with the park interpreter at Maudlsay State Park in Newburyport
Join the park interpreter for a moderately paced walk to view different areas of the park and experience the changes at Maudslay over the spring, summer and fall.  Rain or shine. For ages 6 and up.  Wear walking shoes, and bug spray is recommended.
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Sunday, July 3

Marblehead Festival of Arts

There's plenty to see and do for kids at the Marblehead Art Festival!
The Marblehead Festival of Arts has had a rich history in producing an annual summer arts Festival over the July 4th holiday week for more than 50 years! This premier Festival hosts art exhibits in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Photography, Crafts, Plein aire Painting,...
9:00 am to 9:00 pm

AJH: Newborn Care Class

Anna Jaques Hospital Parent Support Group Newborn Care Class
The Newborn Care class will cover practical baby care topics that will help you to feel more confident in your ability to care for your newborn. Classes are on Sundays from 9:00am-12:00am in the Higgins Conference Room at Anna Jaques Hospital.
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Amesbury Days Celebration

Amesbury Days is a celebration of the onset of Summer and community.
Welcome to the 123rd Amesbury Days! It is with great pleasure that we bring together fun and exciting community events to launch summer of 2022. Amesbury Days 2022 has a full schedule of events beginning June 23rd, through July 4th.
9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Children's Festival in Marblehead

The Children's Festival is just one event of many in the Marblehead Festival of the Arts
The Children’s Art Festival is a community-arts celebration offering hands-on art activities for children approximately 10 years and younger. Activities are free, somewhat messy and children must be accompanied by an adult. In addition to our annual ‘festival favorites’, this year’s art theme is...
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Swampscott Farmer's Market

The Swampscott Farmers Market happens every Sunday through October.
Rain or shine, the Swampscott Farmers’ Market features a wide variety of produce, meats, fish, breads, flowers and crafts from farmers, food producers, and artisans from around Massachusetts and nearby New England states. Anchoring the market, Swampscott will have Clark Farm providing a large...
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Magnolia Farmers Market

Come enjoy the Magnolia Farmers Market on Lexington Ave every Sunday!
The Magnolia Community Farmer’s Market will reopen in June of 2021 with a full line up of vendors, followers, entertainment and community purpose.
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

North Andover Farmers' Market

North Andover Farmers Market every Sunday Through October 2, 2022
The North Andover Farmers' Market brings local produce and foods to the heart of North Andover every Sunday!  The market will take place in the center of town at the intersection of First Street and Main Street.
10:00 am to 1:00 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

Marblehead Lobster Lunch

Enjoy a lobster lunch on the lawn in Marblehead over July 4th Weekend!
The Lobster Lunch is back! July 2- 4, 2022.
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Essex Heritage Boat Tours to Bakers Island Lighthouse - Salem

Boat and Light Station Tour Bakers Island Tour out of Salem Massachusetts
Adventure to a place like nowhere else! Climb aboard Naumkeag , Essex Heritage's landing craft for a trip to Bakers Island Light Station. Enjoy a 30-minute cruise from Salem past rugged coastline, harbor islands, and five lighthouses to Bakers Island.
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm