Welcome to the 120th Amesbury Days! What started as a mill town has evolved into a destination for dining, shopping and is in high demand as a place to raise a family. Amesbury Days 2019 has a full schedule of events from Thursday, June 27th, through our Fireworks show at Woodsom Farm on Thursday, July 4th. 120 years of tradition with plenty of new surprises!Amesbury Days offers something fun for every member of the family: free concerts, Kids Day in the Park, Carriagetown Car Show, Beer and Music Walk and plenty more.
The Motif No.1 Day Festival celebrates Rockport across the arts! M1D honors the fishing shack, artist’s studio, and tourist attraction that started it all: an old building right on one of Rockport’s historic wharves, a building painted so often by artists at the turn of the last century that it was given the nickname Motif No.1.
On Saturday, April 20th the Rockport Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will hold the 29th annual Rockport Community Easter Egg Hunt at 2pm. The event is for the children of Rockport – preschoolers through grade one and will take place on the field adjacent to the Rockport Elementary School playground, 24 Jerden’s Lane. The Easter Bunny is also expected to make an appearance. Children should bring a basket and arrive early.
Trees and branches decorated with eggs, feathers, and ornaments, called Easter Trees, are part of both German and Swedish traditions and make a whimsical, festive decoration for your spring table. Create your own interpretation of the Easter Tree with natural branches and a variety of hand-crafted ornaments. Bring the whole family along - there will be plenty of opportunities for small hands to get involved in creating your Easter Tree tradition!
Support the Essex Youth Commission & bring the kids to the annual Spring Egg Hunt. This year the event will be held at Centennial Grove beginning at 1 pm. There will be three age categories - 0-5; 6-11 and 12+. There is no charge for the event as it is covered by generous candy donations by the people of Essex and the Essex Youth Commission. After the egg hunt, stop by Woodman's for a bite to eat!
The Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk is one of the most whimsical events in the state. This is an enchanting opportunity to explore an (almost) real fairy garden. Please join us for at our fifth annual Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk, a whimsical afternoon here at Salisbury’s own Historic, Pettengill Farm (circa 1792) and take a walk through our lush gardens, enchanted forest, and our serene marsh; it’s an event like no other.
We'll be celebrating our unique farm history and all things dairy during a Sunday, June 17, Open House event. This “farm-tastic” occasion will highlight the recently completed dairy store and dairy plant as well as the opening of the new visitor center.
Families will find Halloween fun at Marini Farm in Ipswich! By popular demand we are hosting another kids Halloween event for Hallween! We welcome everyone to join in on the fun and dress up.
Essex County Greenbelt Association will host an exploring insects workshop. Using nets and bug boxes, families will explore fields in search of insects. Special attention will be paid to differing insect lifecycles as well as how some insects are masters of camouflage. Families will be encouraged to design and hide their own insect to see how well they can use camouflage.
Wetlands are a hotbed of activity in mid-June and this program will focus specifically on the amphibians and reptiles that make ponds and streams their home. Join the Essex County Greenbelt Association to look for nesting turtles, tadpoles, and snakes that may be patrolling the shoreline. Families will learn the key differences between reptiles and amphibians, and hopefully will begin to be able to identify specific species.