Newburyport Yankee Homecoming

Newburyport Kids' Talent Show

Children ages 6-18 are invited to enter the Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Kid's Talent Showcase.

Showcasing the talents of kids of all ages. This is a non-competitive showcase of children’s talent in Newburyport and the surrounding area. Children in grades 1 - 12, ages 6 - 18 who are residents or students in the Newburyport Schools and the immediate surrounding areas will be allowed to participate.

Monday, July 29, 2019 11am-2pm

Waterfront Concert: Annie Brobst

Annie Brobst will fill the waterfront with music for Yankee Homecoming in Newburyport

Annie Brobst is New England’s’ 2017 Female Performer of the Year (across all genres) and New England Country Music’s Local Female Artist of the Year for the second year in a row.  She brings a unique mix of Miranda Lambert, Sugarland, Jason Isbell, as well as her own sound, to singing and songwriting; with splashes of rock, pop, and Americana at times.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 7:30 - 9:00pm
Opening Act at 6pm

Waterfront Concert: Overdrive Horns

Overdrive Horns brings funk, rock, and swing to Waterfront Park in Newburyport!

Overdrive is an eight-piece band with a tight and incredibly funky rhythm section as the driving force behind a killer four-piece horn section that features two trumpets, woodwinds, and trombone. Dance music from the past three decades, music by Chicago, Tower of Power, the Average White Band, all the number one brass-rock hits, and a large selection of swing and songs from the Stax and Motown eras make up an exciting and exhausting performance.

Monday, July 30, 2018 7:30 - 9:00pm
Opening Act at 6pm

Waterfront Concert: Sláinte

Sláinte will fill the waterfront with music for Yankee Homecoming in Newburyport

Sláinte is a group of 9 friends and musicians, specializing in upbeat Irish folk music. Formed in a dorm room at Boston College, Sláinte has been entertaining crowds throughout New England since 2012, and New York/New Jersey since 2017. We play most shows as a trio, but can front a larger lineup (including drums!) when space allows. With upbeat sets featuring a wide range of tunes from Irish classics to Dropkick Murphys covers, and everything in between, Sláinte always brings the craic!

Sunday, July 29, 2018 7:30 - 9:00pm
Opening Act at 6pm

Waterfront Concert: Compaq Big Band

The Compaq Big Band will be playing at Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts

The Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concert Series invites you to hear some waterfront Big Band Music! COMPAQ BIG BAND is an experienced, professional, authentic 20-piece big band that has a wide range of big band classics at their fingertips. They’ve kept New England swingin’ since 1975, with a big band repertoire that begins with honoring the classics from the 30s and 40s as performed by the bands of Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and other greats.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 7:30 - 9pm

Waterfront Concert: Navy Band Northeast

The Navy Band Northeast will be the final concert of the Yankee Homecoming

Yankee Homecoming is proud to present Navy Band Northeast, who performs a wide variety of musical styles including traditional band literature, popular standards and patriotic favorites.  Whether performing for an outdoor summer concert series or a holiday concert in December, the band provides musical entertainment for audiences of all ages. Navy Band Northeast ensembles perform over 300 engagements annually, personifying the quality and professionalism of today’s Navy and instilling pride and patriotism during each and every performance.  One of Navy Band Northeast’s primary responsibilities involves touring their 11 state area of responsivities allowing the band to reach out to audiences in areas that do not have opportunities to see the Navy’s musical ensembles on a regular basis.  The concerts are family-friendly events meant to be entertaining to veterans, families, individuals and those interested in joining the Navy

Saturday, August 6, 2016 7:30 - 9:00pm

Waterfront Concert: Chris Plante

Chris Plante plays the Waterfront Concert Series at the Newburyport Yankee Festival!

Chris Plante is a Newburyport native who spent his early career as lead singer and writer of popular nationally touring act, The Brew. Career highlights have included having a hit in the Top 100 AAA Radio Charts with his song “When Darkness Comes” and sharing the stage with The Allman Brothers, Michael McDonald, Bruce Hornsby, The Black Keys and many others. Since stepping away from The Brew in 2013, Chris continues to grow musically, developing a body of up-tempo and groove-oriented songs that extend his indie pop sensibilities into fresh lyrical and melodic terrain. Today he leads a six-piece band featuring Kelly Kane, The Brew’s original drummer, co-producer Alex Sandman, Trumpeter Steve Faria and top-level talent from Berklee College of Music including multi-instrumentalist Daniel Alvarez De Toledo and British guitarist Elliott Marchent. Chris Plante is an officially endorsed Yamaha Contemporary Pianist. He is currently in the studio working towards the release of a new full-length album.

Monday, August 1, 2016 7:30 - 9:00pm

Civil War Walking Tour of Newburyport

Talking a guided walking tour through the Civil War history of Newburyport!

There's a lot of history in Newburyport, and 12th generation Newburyport descendant, author and historian William Hallet has chosen to make the Civil War History of Newburyport his expertise.  Join him and his wife Elizabeth on a walking tour through Newburyport's Civil War history, following the stories of men who were sent fight and the contributions they made!

Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.

Military History Timeline on Bartlet Mall

The Revolutionary War Was the first of many for Newburyport!

Join us in celebration of Newburyport’s 250th anniversary as we honor the veterans of all wars from Newburyport’s history since 1764. Military vehicles, uniforms, displays, and living historians will give you a glimpse into life during wartime from the Revolutionary War to present day.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 10am-4pm


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Swan Boat Rides in Boston Public Garden

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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 3:59 pm

Sing & Dance with the Music Man

Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton visit Massachusetts
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10am for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician,...
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Home & Food Truck Show | Topsfield

Home and Food Truck show at the Topfield Fairground in Massachusetts
April 20th & 21st. FREE admission and FREE parking. All INDOORS & Enjoy the Food Trucks outside. Speak to leading home industry professionals to plan your spring home projects.
10:00 am to 6:59 pm

CraneExplorer: Family Full Moon Hike in the Dunes

Walk through the Crane Wildlife Refuge in Ipswich Massachusetts with the Trustees under the full moon.
There is almost nothing more peaceful than a evening walk at the Crane Estate, and we would like to invite your family to join us for a unique hiking experience. With the full moon rising over the Atlantic, we’ll start with a sunset stroll along Crane Beach admiring this spectacle before heading...
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, April 27

Early Spring Birds at IRWS

Come learn what birds are returning to the North Shore at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary! Image: Mass Audubon
Come learn what birds are returning after spending the winter months in the warm south. Equipped with binoculars, let's see how many different colors, sizes and sounds of birds we can find. We'll observe nests and attempt to build one of our own!
10:00 am to 11:30 am

Spring Blooms at the Stevens-Coolidge Estate

Spring Blooms at the Trustees Stevens Coolidge Estate in North Andover!
Join The Trustees of Reservations at our new entrance location showcasing contemporary gardens, historical gardens, and our Garden Gateway visitor orientation center at 153 Chickering Road, North Andover MA.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Whiz Kid at North Shore Children's Museum

Visit Peabody MA, NorthShore, North Shore Children's Museum
Join in on the excitement on Saturday at 10 am for a foam-spewing, rocket-launching, mummifying, vortex-making blast of fun! Children are awed and amazed. Whiz Kidz provides science-themed entertainment for children aged 5-13.
10:00 am to 11:00 am

LEGO Club at Salem Public Library

Come to the Salem Massachusetts Public Library for an afternoon of LEGO and fun!
Salem Public Library hosts a morning session of LEGO fun! We provide the LEGO, you provide the imagination.  Stop by the library on Saturday mornings (every other Saturday) to play and build.
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Earth Day Live Animal Demo at Halibut Point

Earthday Frog Turtle and Salamander Demo at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport, Massachusetts
DCR hosts a live animal demonstration at Halibut Point State Park to celebrate Earth Day! Live frogs, turtles, and salamanders, our vernal pond ambassadors, will visit Halibut Point with Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team.
11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk at Pettengill Farm

Pettengill Farm and Salisbury PTA in Salisbury is hosting a gnome and fairy discovery walk
Come to the eighth annual Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk at Pettengill Farm. The gems of the event are the 200+ Fairy and Gnome Homes peppered throughout a 1 mile wooded path that leads to the marsh and back. Homes are created by very talented professionals, families, school children, and local...
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Gloucester Zinefest at SFL

Come the the Gloucester Zinefest at Sawyer Free Library in Massachusetts
 come to the the Sawyer Free Library (21 Main Street) and our event space across the street (20 Main Street) for a day that celebrates the library’s new zine collection, zine-making, and zine culture! Enjoy: Zine Marketplace | Music | Speakers | Make your own zine | Holy Cow Ice Cream | Free stuff...
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Befriend the Barnyard

Befriend the Barnyard is a hands-on barnyard experience at the Trustees of Reservations' Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts
Discover our special barnyard animals! Our Angora rabbits Violet, Mabel, Oiver and Charles; Nubian goats Maeve, Morgana, and Mordred; dairy cows Gray, Jasmine, their calves Gigi and Joanie and our friendly flock of heritage chickens will take center stage as we learn about what makes them so unique...
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Live Animal Presentation at Halibut Point

Come to Halibut Point State Park for a live animal presentation featuring turtles, frogs and salamanders.
Come to a Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team presentation at Halibut Point State Park to get an up-close view and learn all about vernal pond creatures you
11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Plant a Seed – Paint a Pot at MPL

Come to the library to plant some seeds and paint your own pot in Manchester by the Sea Massachusetts
During the plant swap kids and kids of all ages can paint a pot and plant a seed of their choice. Bring it home your creation and watch it grow! 
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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