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Salisbury Beach Concerts and Fireworks

Come Join in the Summer Fun on Salisbury Beach

Salisbury Beach Concerts and Fireworks
Every Saturday Night

Enjoy beautiful Salisbury Beach concerts and fireworks every Saturday night from 7:30 – 10:30 pm during the summer.  The fireworks generally start at 10:15 pm and finish around 10:30 pm. There are also some additional beach concerts on Wednesdays and Fridays, but there are no fireworks on these nights.

Just a 10-15 minute drive from Newburyport, Salisbury Beach, plays host to summer-long family fun. Most Saturday nights throughout the summer, experience live music, fireworks, as well as great food and street vendors.  Join in on a fun summertime tradition!

If you are a Newburyport App or VIP Card holder, catch an early dinner at Capri Seaside Italian Grille and enjoy $5 off a dinner entree before you settle on the beach with your blanket and popcorn!

2019 Schedule for Salisbury Beach Concerts and Fireworks
Saturdays 7:30 – 10:30 PM

Lisa Love Experience
Sat, June 22 – starting at 7:30 PM

Summer Kick Off Country Beach Jam Featuring No Shoes Nation Band
Sat, June 29 – starting at 3:00 PM

Joppa Flatts
Thurs, July 4 – starting at 7:30 PM

Beatlejuice
Sat, July 6t – starting at 7:30 PM

The Stones Cry Out & Right Hand Shade
Wed, July 1o – starting at 6:45 PM

Entrain
Sat, July 13 – starting at 7:30 PM

Rock Worship & Two Bands
Wed, July 17 – starting at 6:45 PM

Joshua Tree: Premier U2 Tribute
Sat, July 20 – starting at 7:30 PM

Hope Worship Band & Tenley Westbrook with Friends of Bethany Church
Wed, July 24 – starting at 6:45 PM

Buffet Beach Blast
Fri, July 26 – starting at 5:00 PM

James Montgomery Band
Sat, July 27 – starting at 7:30 PM

Connecticut Recording Artists Raging Grace Brad Illian & Calvary Bible Praise Band
Wed, July 31 – starting at 6:45 PM

The Rebels: Tom Petty Tribute
Sat, Aug 3 – starting at 7:30 PM

Byfield Parish Praise Band & Boston Recording Artist Live2Love Worship
Wed, Aug 7 – starting at 6:45 PM

The Eagles Experience: Premier Eagles Tribute Show
Sat, Aug 10 – starting at 7:30 PM

Concerts + Fireworks

Live Performances
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Fireworks start at 10:15 PM

4 Broadway
Salisbury Beach, MA

Questions: info@sbpi.org

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The 6th Annual Reggae Fest at Newburyport Brewing Company will take place on Saturday, July 20th from 12 – 9 PM at 4 New Pasture Road. Enjoy the outdoor festival from 12- 7 pm and the after party inside the brewery from 7-9 pm.  The Reggae Fest at Newburyport Brewing Company will be held rain or shine and all ages are welcome! Pets are welcome, too!  Enjoy NBPT Brew Co’s awesome craft beer, tour the brewery, dance to live reggae music, and eat food from delicious local restaurants and food trucks. The event will also offer face painting and fun activities for kids.

The 2019 festival line-up includes: Natural Vybz & The Vybz Embassy, Dub Apocalypse, Piper Ave, and DUB Boat. Vana Liya will perform at the after party inside the brewery between 7-9 pm.

Everyone’s favorite, Michael Bernier of Evolvement Entertainment will serve as Master of Ceremonies and DJ Marjerley Mon will entertain the crowd spinning great reggae vibes in between sets!

Tickets can be purchased in advance online for this very popular event. If tickets are still available you may purchase them at the event. Tickets are $10 for people 21+ and kids attend free!  Mark your calendars for family friendly Reggae Fest at Newburyport Brewing Company on July 20th!

Newburyport.com is proud to help promote awareness of Newburyport Brewing Company events and we appreciate their support of our Best of Newburyport VIP Program.  If you enjoy dining and shopping in our local community make sure to download the Newburyport App for your Apple or Android device.  Enjoy discounts EVERY TIME you visit the 180 participating local restaurants and shops.  The cost is $25 per year and $10 of your purchase can be donated to one of our many local nonprofit partner organizations.  The Newburyport App also gives you direct access to the Newburyport.com Events Calendar, Live Web Cams, Local Real Estate Searches and more.

We hope you enjoy our Newburyport.com video coverage of last year’s Reggae Fest. Click to view other cool local videos.

 

Newburyport Waterfront Movies

Best of Newburyport Free Family Entertainment

Waterfront Movies Showcasing Family Films

Hosted by the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, Newburyport Waterfront Movies provide free outdoor family fun each Summer in downtown Newburyport!  When the sun goes down, a 40-foot outdoor movie screen goes up in Waterfront Park.  Below are the 2019 movie dates.

Summer 2019 Line Up:
Wednesday, July 10th: Secret Life of Pets
Wednesday, July 17th: The Muppet Movie – RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER
Wednesday, August 7th: Space Jam
Wednesday, August 14th: Happy Feet
Wednesday, August 21st: The Muppet Movie

The Newburyport Waterfront Movie Series features family-friendly movies throughout July and August and reserves one evening as a rain date if necessary.  Enjoying Newburyport Waterfront Movies has become a fun family tradition for many families from Newburyport and surrounding towns.

Claim your spot with your favorite chairs or picnic blanket and make sure to pick up dinner from one of our great local Newburyport cafes or restaurants.  If you have the Newburyport App/VIP Card you can enjoy discounts at many local Places to Eat!  Below are a few suggestions for places near Waterfront Park that offer great take out options.

Anchor Stone Deck Pizza – 10% Off Food, Dine-In or Take-Out
Coffee Factory – 10% Off
Dos Amigos – 10% Off & Not Combinable with Other Offers
Oregano Pizzeria & Ristorante – 10% Off Food
Purple Onion – 15% Off After 3 PM
Stone Crust Pizza – 10% Off Dine-In or Take-Out

If you don’t already have the Newburyport App, just type the word “Newburyport” in the App Store or Play Store or use the links below from your mobile device.

Apple/App Store: Download “Newburyport” for iOS/Apple

Android/Play Store: Download “Newburyport” for Android/Google

Enjoy the show!

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Enjoy delicious and authentic Greek food at the Newburyport Greek Food Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church located at 7 Harris street in Newburyport as they celebrate their 100 Year Anniversary. The Festival will run from 11 am – 9 pm on Friday, July 26th and Saturday, July 27th as well as 11 am – 4 pm on Sunday, July 28th. There will be live Greek music featuring KEFI SOUNDS by Chuck & Ross on Friday and Saturday evening from 5 –  9 pm.

I know I am not the only local resident who eats at the Newburyport Greek Food Festival three days in a row to get my fix of delicious homemade Greek food! You will be delighted by all the Greek entrees including: the famous Lamb Shanks, Moussaka, Pastichio, Chicken & Lamb Kabobs, Gyros, Loukaniko, Keftethes, Spinach Pie, Greek Salad, Stuffed Grapeleaves, and Fish Plaki (Friday Only). Coffee & Greek Pastries including Baklava, Galaktobouriko, Koulourakia, and more! Loukoumades (Fried dough balls with honey)

You can purchase food to eat on the run, such as a Gyro, or you can take your time and sit down for a relaxing meal outside or inside the air-conditioned church hall. My recommendation to my fellow foodies, is not to wait until the last day of the Festival to visit, because some of the most popular items may be sold out!

For those of us who look forward to the Greek Food Festival every year, there is great news. The feasting does not have to end after three days! The Newburyport Greek Food Festival has expanded! The Annunciation Church Gyro Cart will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 2nd, 3rd and 4th in front of the church.

While the Greek Food Festival is not an official Yankee Homecoming Event, many folks have made a tradition of savoring this incredible food as they kick off Yankee Homecoming week.

The Newburyport Greek Food Festival is a fundraiser for Annunciation Church and all of the food is prepared and served by volunteers. If your interested in helping, sign up for one of of the Greek Food making workshops. This is a great way to give back and learn some delicious new recipes.

How many times will you visit the Newburyport Greek Food Festival and the downtown Gyro Carts during Yankee Homecoming to enjoy delicious homemade Mediterranean cuisine?

Annual Yankee Homecoming Battle of the Bands

Top Up and Coming Local Bands

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Battle of the Bands – Exceptional Local Entertainment

Each year local high school students from Newburyport and surrounding towns help kick off Yankee Homecoming week as they compete in the annual High School Battle of the Bands. Mark your calendar for Friday, July 26th from 5 – 9: 30 pm. Bands perform on the Waterfront Park stage featuring a collection of family-friendly songs for cash, prizes and the opportunity to be the opening act, Sunday night of the Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concert Series.

Come cheer for and support these up and coming local bands as they compete for the High School Battle of the Bands title. If your interested in participating, make sure to register by midnight on July 16th. View the registration form for complete rules and regulations.

2019 BATTLE OF THE BAND WINNERS: 

  1. TBD Have you registered yet?
  2. TBD – Have you registered yet?
  3. TBD – Have you registered yet?

First Prize

  • Featured opening act at a Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concert
  • Recording session- On the Fringe Studios
  • On-Air interview with Evolvement Radio & recorded song played live
  • $100 Cash
  • Paid performance – Yankee Homecoming Parade

Second Prize

  • Headline performance last Saturday night on our Market Square stage
  • Gift Certificate
  • $100 Cash

Third Prize

  • Paid Performance Sunday August 4th on Market Square Stage.
  • $100 Cash

NEW THIS YEAR:

SOLO/ ACOUSTIC DIVISION (2 or less members)

First Prize

  • Paid performance Sunday August 4th, on Market Square Stage.
  • $100 CASH

Second Prize

  • GIFT CERTIFICATE – TBD

As part of the Battle of the Bands competition rules, one band is accepted on a first come first serve basis from each of the following: Newburyport High, Amesbury High, The Governor’s Academy, Pentucket Regional High, Triton Regional High, The Musical Suite, West Newbury School of Music, and Zach Field Drum Studio. Additional bands are then selected based on contest availability.

Yankee Homecoming Events

Historic Tradition that Bonds Our Community

Coastie the Coast Guard Robot

Drone Coverage of 2015 Yankee Homecoming Parade from UAV Look

Yankee Homecoming Events

Come experience Yankee Homecoming, a Newburyport historic tradition.  The 2019 Yankee Homecoming events run from Saturday, July 27th through Sunday, August 4th.  Check the Newburyport.com Events Calendar for event details and download the Newburyport App  for direct access to Greater Newburyport Events.

In 1958 Newburyport held their first Yankee Homecoming, welcoming and encouraging Newburyport natives and visitors to return to Newburyport for the week long celebration honoring historical landmarks still standing.  Although there were 29 New England towns that originally hosted Yankee Homecoming celebrations, Newburyport is the only city that still continues the tradition today.

With the help of many dedicated volunteers Yankee Homecoming events have expanded throughout the years, and the tradition of honoring the US Coast Guard birthday on August 4th still remains.  The dates for the 1st Yankee Homecoming celebration were chosen with a goal of ensuring that the Coast Guard birthday would coincided with Yankee Homecoming festivities.  The Coast Guard is an important element of Newburyport history being that Newburyport is the birthplace of the US Coast Guard.

Yankee Homecoming is a thriving tradition that makes Newburyport unique, brings together our community and promotes our local economy.  Newburyport.Com is proud to partner with The Yankee Homecoming Committee to encourage local participation and raise awareness outside Newburyport.

If you enjoy dining and shopping in our local community, you can support the Yankee Homecoming Fireworks  Fund by purchasing or renewing your Newburyport App and VIP Card.  The VIP Program allows you to enjoy discounts at 180 restaurants and shops in the Greater Newburyport community and $10 of each purchase or renewal is donated to the Yankee Homecoming Fireworks Fund.

If you don’t already have the Newburyport Appjust type the word “Newburyport” in the App Store or Play Store or use the links below from your mobile device.

Apple/App Store: Download “Newburyport” for iOS/Apple

Android/Play Store: Download “Newburyport” for Android/Google

Contact

Yankee Homecoming
PO Box 493
Newburyport, MA 01950

Yankee Homecoming Events

Purchase the Newburyport App/VIP Card

Download the Newburyport App

This year, Yankee Homecoming will kick off with the fourth annual Paddle The Port, Kayak and Sup River Races on the Merrimac River, on Saturday, July 27. Contestants in the Kayak and Sup River Races must be at Cashman Park to check-in between 8-9 am and the race will start promptly at 9:30. Online registration should be done prior to race day. All registrants will receive an event t-shirt, designed by Paddle Paddle Surf Apparel, and names will be entered into a drawing for tickets to attend the Yankee Homecoming Brewfest, happening that night. Organizers are working hard to make Paddle the Port as fun to watch as it is to participate in, so grab your kayak or stand-up paddle board and join in, or watch from shore and cheer on your favorites; a great time is guaranteed.

Competitors will launch kayaks and stand-up paddle boards into the Merrimac River at the Cashman Park boat ramp off Merrimac Street and after a safety review, paddle up river past Ram Island, Carr Island and around Deer Island, then back to Cashman Park and the finish line for a total of 4.6 miles. This year’s Kayak and SUP River Races has several divisions: kayakers will compete for Elite, Recreational, Tandem, and Over Age 60, first, second and third places, male and female. Stand-up paddle boards will compete for first, second and third places and winners will receive a medal.

New to the Kayak and Sup River Races this year are some complimentary fitness as well as food options to round out the event for both spectators as well as participants.  New sponsor this year, Pure Barre, a boutique barre studio in town, will offer free barre classes throughout the day while. At 11 AM there will be the chance to enjoy a SUP YO Demonstration/ Class. On the culinary front, food trucks on site this year to add ease to your picnic plans. The Sacred Cod with be offering up fresh breakfast items while Flor de Cafe will be nearby with both with fresh hot coffee as well as yummy pastries. If you are in the mood for something a little stronger or cooler on the summer day, be sure and check out Floyd’s Spiked Ice Tea & Lemonade tent.

Race Wire is handling all registrations and providing professional timing for racers. This means that competitors in the Kayak and SUP River Races will get their time and photos sent to them moments after they cross the finish line. Participants come from all over New England to join in this fun and exciting event, and organizers are expecting around 150 competitors. The event also has some new sponsors this year, including REI who will have a tent with give-aways and lawn games in the park. The course should take the average kayaker or stand-up paddle-boarder around 30-40 minutes to complete, so spectators have time to enjoy a picnic lunch by the river and play games while they cheer on the contestants.

Organizers put safety first and enlisted the help of the US Coast Guard to pick the safest time for racers to take on the rushing Merrimac River. On race day, there will be several motor boats in the water to supervise and assist boaters and paddle-boarders who need it. Alcohol is prohibited, and all participants must have a USCG approved flotation device and a race whistle. Inspectors will review all equipment before they allow racers to launch.

The Newburyport Kitchen Tour features a uniquely self-guided tour of exceptionally beautiful residential kitchens and craftsmanship and also includes delicious sweet and savory bites and drinks from local businesses. The 19th Annual Kitchen Tour & Tasting will take place on Saturday, July 27th, from 10 am to 4 pm, and is a major Newburyport PTO fundraiser in support of the Newburyport public schools. The Newburyport Kitchen tour features innovative design, and the opportunity to view stunning cabinets, counters, flooring, lighting design, fixtures, soft furnishings, tableware, flatware, appliances, and other practical and decorative elements of kitchen design! The addition of select wine and beer tastings has been an attendee-favorite and offers another tasty dimension to a fun filled tour to explore.

Many Newburyport Kitchen Tour goers make a day of it, seeking inspiration and renovation resources or salivate at the thought of local culinary creations and brews, making this event a must for kicking off the Yankee Homecoming Week festivities at this popular annual event. Thank you to the following local businesses for contributing to the success of the tour with food and drink donations: Brick & Ash, The Poynt, Crave, The Grog, Loretta, Newburyport Olive Oil, Otto Pizza, Figtree Kitchen, Dianne’s Fine Desserts, Buttermilk Baking Company, Chococoa Baking Company & Cafe, The Angry Donut, and Newburyport Brewing Co.

All Newburyport Kitchen Tour proceeds help fund cultural experiences, books, field trips, science fairs, and other educational events for Newburyport public school students and classrooms.

Tickets for the Newburyport Kitchen Tour and Tasting are are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at the following Newburyport locations or you can purchase tickets online. If buying online your ticket receipt must be redeemed for a tour brochure. Brochures can be picked up at the following locations prior to or day of this fabulous event:

  • Buttermilk Baking Company – 9 Liberty Street
  • B&G Cabinets – 253 Low Street
  • Chococoa Baking Co. – 50 Water Street/ The Tannery
  • Newburyport Lighting – 38 Merrimac Street
  • Piper & Chloe – 50 Water Street/ The Tannery
  • Custom House Maritime Museum Gift Shop – 25 Water Street – 7/26-7/27 only
  • William Raveis Real Estate – 12 Federal Street – available daily now or as early as 8 am day of event

If you enjoy dining and shopping in our local community, you can also support the Newburyport PTO by purchasing or renewing your Newburyport App and VIP Card. The VIP Program allows you to enjoy discounts at 180 restaurants and shops in the Greater Newburyport community and $10 of each purchase or renewal is donated to the Newburyport PTO.

If you don’t already have the Newburyport App, just type the word “Newburyport” in the App Store or Play Store or use the links below from your mobile device.

Apple/App Store: Download “Newburyport” for iOS/Apple

Android/Play Store: Download “Newburyport” for Android/Google

Get ready for the 2018 Yankee Homecoming Brewfest on July 27, from 5 – 9 pm. Brewfest takes place along the beautiful shoreline of the Merrimack River under a huge tent located next to the Newburyport the boardwalk. Yankee Homecoming Brewfest is the ideal opportunity to satisfy your curiosity about local craft beers, discover some new breweries or revisit some of your favorite brews! The event is host to over 20 local and regional breweries featuring over 40 local craft beers and ciders. Come sample some new styles and varieties of craft beers and view the list of participating breweries below.

Brewfest will features awesome live music courtesy of Steel Fingers and there will also be food available from Domino’s and the Deck. The huge tent that is set up for the event means Brewfest will happen rain or shine!

While Yankee Homecoming features many events for families and people of all ages, Brewfest is a really fun occasion for adult only! Only folks aged 21+ with a valid form of identification will be admitted.  No children or pets are permitted. Make sure to purchase tickets for Yankee Homecoming Brewfest as soon as possible because this popular event sells out every year.

Over 20 local and regional breweries will be present at the Yankee Homecoming Brewfest including:  Allagash Brewing Company, Blue Point Brewery, Cisco Brewers, Downeast Cider House, Elysian Brewing Co., Floyds Spiked Selzer, Goose Island, Hidden Cove Brewing Co., House Bear Brewing, Kona Brewing Company, Merican Mule, Nauti Selzer, Newburyport Brewing Co., Omission, RiverWalk Brewing, Shock Top, Spicket River Brewing, Stella, Tröegs Brewing Company, True North Ale Company, Wachusett Brewing Company and Wormtown Brewery. Make sure to check back as the list of confirmed participants will continue to increase. 

If you enjoy dining and shopping in our local community, you can support the Yankee Homecoming Fireworks by purchasing or renewing your Newburyport App and VIP Card. The VIP Program allows you to enjoy discounts at 180 restaurants and shops in the Greater Newburyport community and $10 of each purchase or renewal can be donated to the Yankee Homecoming Fireworks Fund.

If you don’t already have the Newburyport App, just type the word “Newburyport” in the App Store or Play Store or use the links below from your mobile device.

Apple/App Store: Download “Newburyport” for iOS/Apple

Android/Play Store: Download “Newburyport” for Android/Google

Yankee Homecoming Brewfest, Newburyport

Image by Jenny Coyle of https://www.facebook.com/jennycoylephotography/

 

Experience the Yankee Homecoming Market Place in the heart of Newburyport’s historic and downtown from 10 am to 10 pm daily from July 27th – August 4th.  Eat, shop and be entertained daily in Market Square, and surrounding streets. Follow the scent of the outdoor grilling to the many savory food choices and, explore all sorts of outdoor shopping, crafts and other fun things to do.  Make sure to catch daily entertainment at the Market Square stage as well as the Waterfront stage.

The Yankee Homecoming Market Place offers a wonderful variety of food options so your certain to find something for everyone. In addition to the standard outdoor vendor options of burgers, hot dogs, sausages fries and pizza, you will also find seafood vendors, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Mexican and delicious Greek food as well. Make sure to save room for sweet treats and refreshing, cool treats as well, maybe an Italian Ice, or traditional fried dough.

Grab a seat on one of the benches in Market Square and enjoy live entertainment from the Market Square stage or take a walk down to Waterfront Park to check out what’s happening on the Waterfront Stage. Downtown Entertainment runs daily from 10 am – 5 pm, and you can view the 2019 entertainment schedule for both the Market Square Stage and the Waterfront Stage. In the evenings during Yankee Homecoming you can also enjoy the Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts.

As part of the Yankee Homecoming Market Place you can enjoy the Market Square Craft Day on Tuesday, July 30th from 10 am – 7 pm. The rain date is Wednesday, July 31st. The Inn Street Artisans Revival runs from July 27th – August 4th from 10am-8pm.  featuring artisans and crafter from Newburyport and the surrounding area. Check the Newburyport.com Events Calendar for more details on these events.

The Yankee Homecoming sidewalk sales are another great extension of the Yankee Homecoming Market Place. You will find tents with all sorts of great merchandise on the streets surrounding Market Square: State Street, Pleasant Street and Inn Street too. The sidewalk sales run Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The sidewalk sales are a great way to support our local retailers and find some great deals!

While in Market Square make sure to visit the Yankee Homecoming table and purchase a raffle ticket to win a chance at a week’s vacation, a $36,000 prize for home or many cash prizes. The kids can get get their face painted, play on the Inn Street Playground or cool off in the Inn Street fountain! The Yankee Homecoming Market Place runs from 10 am – 10 pm daily in Market Square and surrounding streets.

If you enjoy saving money, make sure to purchase a Newburyport VIP Card, to receive discounts at 180 Greater Newburyport restaurants and shops. You can use your VIP Card every time you visit any of the participating businesses and help support Yankee Homecoming Fireworks. Purchase one card for $25 or two for $40 and donate $10 of your purchase to help pay for our spectacular firework display. Choose if you would like a traditional Physical VIP Card valid until 12/31/19 or a login for Digital VIP Card display in the “Newburyport” App. The digital VIP Card is valid one year from purchase.

VIP Cards will be available for sale at many Yankee Homecoming Events but can also be purchased or online. If you enjoy using Apps, type “Newburyport” in the App Store or Play Store and select “VIP Card Discounts” to view participating businesses and discounts. You can purchase directly through the App, for immediate activation, and make sure to select YANKEE HOMECOMING FIREWORKS to receive $10 of your purchase.

Come experience Art on Bartlet Mall, Saturday July 27th and Sunday July 28th from 10 AM – 4 PM. In Newburyport on the corner of High Street and Pond Street, the art is exceptional and the setting is picturesque. Art on Bartlet Mall is a Newburyport tradition for the past 35 years. Enjoy works from over 60 local and regional artists showing all media of work, including a few hand-pulled printing artists. The artists are from Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and even New Jersey.  There are award winners in over half of the participants.

Stroll along the path that surround the pond and features a beautiful fountain in the center. Bartlet Mall is the setting for the premier Yankee Homecoming art show and is one of the most photographed places in Newburyport. The 2nd day of the show shares the space and coincides with another major Newburyport family tradition, Old Fashion Sunday. Art on Bartlet Mall is a free event for the public to attend.  Participating artists pay a fee to feature their art and these fees are used to support the Yankee Homecoming Committee efforts.

If you work up an appetite after enjoying the beautiful works of art, you could take a walk down to the Greek Food Festival just a couple of blocks away on Harris Street, or you can visit one of the the many wonderful restaurants in downtown Newburyport.

If you appreciate dining and shopping in our local community, you can support the Yankee Homecoming Fireworks by purchasing or renewing your Newburyport App and VIP Card. The VIP Program allows you to enjoy discounts at 180 restaurants and shops in the Greater Newburyport community and $10 of each purchase or renewal can be donated to the Yankee Homecoming Fireworks Fund.

If you don’t already have the Newburyport App, just type the word “Newburyport” in the App Store or Play Store or use the links below from your mobile device.

Apple/App Store: Download “Newburyport” for iOS/Apple

Android/Play Store: Download “Newburyport” for Android/Google

 

 

Are you ready for a day of outdoor fun, games, and entertainment? Get ready for Yankee Homecoming Olde Fashioned Sunday! This year’s event will be held Sunday, July 28th from 10 AM to 4 PM. This is a classic Newburyport family event where children of all ages enjoy a fun and exciting array of activities.  The setting for Yankee Homecoming Olde Fashioned Sunday is on Bartlet Mall, a beautiful and picturesque area at the intersection of Pond Street and High Street in Newburyport.

This event is an opportunity to kick off Yankee Homecoming week in Newburyport while making wonderful memories with family and friends. There are so many fun activities to enjoy.  Yankee Homecoming Olde Fashioned Sunday begins with folks displaying their favorite pets on stage. There will be entertainers playing music and performing dances from the 1960s.  This is a great opportunity for folks to wear clothing from the era, including bell-bottom pants and tie-dye shirts!

Art on Bartlet Mall is another very popular event that takes place at the same time and location as Olde Fashioned Sunday. There will be regional artists displaying and selling their amazing original work on Bartlet Mall. Be sure to check out the beautiful drawings and paintings by local artists at Yankee Homecoming Olde Fashioned Sunday. You can enjoy Art on Bartlet Mall both Saturday July 29th as well as Sunday, July 30th during Olde Fashioned Sunday. Art on Bartlet Mall runs from 10 AM – 5 PM each day.

Kids will love the free activities at the Family Midway event. Enjoy some old fashioned games as a family, such as the egg in spoon race and three legged races. Kids can take a pony ride, enjoy face painting, and train rides around the pond! There will also be a classic car display, water safety tips, K9 demonstrations, and many exciting professional wrestling matches on the lower green.  If you have kids, Yankee Homecoming Olde Fashioned Sunday is sure to be a favorite, but make sure you also mark your calendar to attend Family Day at Maudslay State Park on August 3rd.

When you get hungry during Yankee Homecoming Olde Fashioned Sunday there will be plenty of vendors cooking up delicious snacks. There will also be old-fashioned candy and popcorn available for purchase. That’s right, there will be tasty candy and snacks. New this year you can register your RC car for the Yankee Homecoming RC Car Race.

Enjoy the beginning of Yankee Homecoming week and all the fun events for people of all ages at Yankee Homecoming Olde Fashioned Sunday!

If you enjoy dining and shopping in our local community, you can support the Yankee Homecoming Fireworks by purchasing or renewing your Newburyport app and VIP Card. The VIP Program allows you to enjoy discounts at 180 restaurants and shops in the Greater Newburyport community and $10 of each purchase or renewal can be donated to the Yankee Homecoming Fireworks Fund.

If you don’t already have the Newburyport App, just type the word “Newburyport” in the App Store or Play Store or use the links below from your mobile device.

Apple/App Store: Download “Newburyport” for iOS/Apple

Android/Play Store: Download “Newburyport” for Android/Google

 

 

Do you like the idea of relaxing to amazing live music with picturesque water views? Get ready to enjoy some gorgeous Newburyport summer nights featuring awesome live music when you attend the Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts. The 2019 concert series runs from Sunday, July 28th through Saturday, August 3rd. Check the concert schedule and read more about your favorite bands below. You will find a few that everyone associates with the Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts, and a couple of cool new surprises too. Grab your chairs and blankets and come experience the Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts with your friends and family!

If you are looking for some fun things to do in Newburyport before the free live concerts we recommend a walk along the boardwalk, a visit to the Custom House Maritime Museum, and shopping at our many inviting local shops. If you prefer, you could relax on a comfortable bench and enjoy the live entertainment in historic Market Square!

During Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts and throughout Yankee Homecoming there is delicious food to enjoy from vendors and a wide variety of superb restaurants in Newburyport. Enjoy the Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts, a free live music series on the water, a Newburyport tradition!

Sunday July 28
6:00-7:00 PM – Liz Bills & The Change
7:30-9:00 PM – Blues Benefit Concert for Homeless Vets

Monday July 29
6:00-7:00 PM – High School Battle of the Bands Winner
7:30-9:00 PM – Third Man High

Tuesday July 30
5:30-7:00 PM – Way to the River
7:30-9:00 PM – Timmy Brown

Wednesday July 31
6:00-7:00 PM –  FREEVOLT
7:30-9:00 PM – B-Street Bombers

Thursday August 1
6:00-7:00 PM –  Coalboilers
7:30-9:00 PM – Beatlejuice

Friday August 2
7:30-9:00 PM -CAPTURED-The Journey Show

Saturday August 3
6:00-7:00 PM –  David Corson
7:30-9:00 PM – Blue Note Big Band

 

See below to learn more about the 2019 Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts Bands.

B STREET BOMBERS
Celebrating 35 years performing live music, the B Street Bombers has been one of the most highly sought after show bands in the Boston area, bringing high energy, world class music to any venue! Formed in 1981, the band is enjoying an unprecedented successful run, and the band has received tremendous notoriety of an outstanding level of musicianship.

BEATLEJUICE
Beatlejuice doesn’t mimic the Beatles, they honor them! Widely recognized as the finest interpreters of Lennon & McCartney, Beatlejuice combines wonderful vocals, great musicianship and true respect for their heroes. Playing special tribute to the late Brad Delp will be friends Mike Girard and Joe Holaday (Newburyport’s own) of “The Fools” along with Jim Rogers, Buddy Bernard, Steve Baker, John Muzzy and Bob Squires. This will be an evening of celebration, love and remembrance and the greatest rock ‘n roll music ever written.

BLUE NOTE BIG BAND
The Blue Note Big Band, under the direction of drummer Eric Andrews, performs classic swing tunes and modern arrangements made famous by America’s great big bands. The group is one of our region’s most popular jazz orchestras.

With 16-pieces plus vocalist Denise Therrien, the Blue Note Big Band has been featured at arts and music festivals throughout New England and is a perennial favorite for family-oriented entertainment. Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the band’s history extends through three decades of concerts, community celebrations and dance events.

At a typical Blue Note Big Band concert you’ll enjoy iconic songs from The Great American Songbook. Plus classic selections from the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman. And terrific tunes from Broadway and Hollywood, even Sesame Street! Prepare for a delightful evening of big band jazz with something to please all ages.

CAPTURED-THE JOURNEY SHOW
CAPTURED-The Journey Show is as close as it gets to seeing Journey in concert. This Tribute Show’s commitment to accurately recreating the music of Journey are what makes CAPTURED one of the country’s most sought after acts.  With special guests— members of Foreigners Journey

THIRD MAN HIGH
Third Man High formed in January, 2005 in Salisbury MA.  Performing both original material as well as cover songs, Third Man High is able to combine their passion for all rock genres.

By playing well-known classic songs as well as some more obscure selections from many diverse popular bands, the group is able to appeal to a wide range of rock music fans.  Members consist of David Fowler (guitar), Gregg Brown (guitar), Owen Tilley (vocals), Rich Kuran (drums) and Jay LaBelle (bass Guitar).

TIMMY BROWN
Timmy Brown is a singer/songwriter/Nashville recording artist that grew up in Norton, Massachusetts, and in October 2018, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue his dreams full time.  In 2017, Brown was voted New England Country Music’s Local Male Artist of the Year for the second consecutive year.  His infectious energy and talent have made him a local favorite, around the New England and Rhode Island area.  In the fall of 2017, he auditioned for “American Idol,” for Season 1 of the re-boot on their new network ABC, where he finished in the top 60!

 

Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament

Three Strokes Under Par

Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament – GENO Open 2019

The 2019 Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament, GENO Open will be held on Monday, July 29th at Ould Newbury Golf Club.  The Tournament which is open to both men and women, kicks off at 8 AM with a shogun scramble.  The raffle and silent auction will run throughout the Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament, GENO Open, followed by awarding of prizes with a cash bar cocktail hour.  Be ready to play your best, as there is a $10,000 cash prize for getting a hole in one on the sixth hole!

After the Geno Open, participants and guests will proceed to the dock at Waterfront Park to board the Captains Lady at 4 PM for a dinner cruise hosted by the Starboard Galley Restaurant.  The menu will include: Caesar Salad and pasta salad, Sirloin Steak Tips, Grilled Chicken and Shrimp, rolls & butter followed by Strawberry Shortcake.

The Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament is always a very popular tournament so register ASAP by contacting Gary Greco at 978-462-1326 to reserve your spot. You can also reach out to Gary to sponsor a tee or donate a raffle prize. 

The Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament, Geno Open Cost is $150 Per Person (Includes Carts, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Harbor Cruise & Dinner.)  Guest fee is $30 to bring a spouse or guest on the Harbor Cruise.  NET proceeds for this event go to support the efforts of the Yankee Homecoming Committee.  Use 305 Newburyport Turnpike in your GPS as the Address for Ould Newbury Golf Club.

Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament History

July 31st, 2014 was a day filled with birdies, bogies and pars for most, except Paul Mahoney.  Unlike any other year, Paul played the 9-hole course with a crew of friends. Throughout the day they joked and laughed with each other about various ‘swings and misses,’ until there was nothing to joke about.

Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament at the Ould Newbury Golf Club

“A number 6 iron, he hit the ball, a perfect swing, it landed three feet before the hole and BOOM, hole in one!” said Paul’s friend and teammate.  And to the victor goes the spoils, a $10,000 prize.  According to Yankee Homecoming President Michael Volpone, this was the first hole-in-one in the tournament’s 30 year history. 

On the hole Paul made the eagle, there was also a double your money raffle for landing a tee shot on the green in combination with being the closest shot to the pin. Given Paul’s hole in one, he also sank this award.

Paul, who’s been playing golf since he was a kid, says nowadays it’s more luck than anything. When asked what he plans to do with the money, Paul said he is soon to take his wife on a couple’s trip to Alaska.

FUN FACT about the Ould Newbury Golf Course 

“Under the leadership of Benjamin Pearson, Dr. Charles S. Ingham and Joseph Dummer, 60 acres of land were leased from Governor Dummer Academy and in 1915, with a fund of $10,000 construction of the golf course began.”

The 60th Annual Yankee Homecoming Road Races hosted by the Newburyport Lion’s Club will be held Tuesday, July 30th 2019. The Yankee Homecoming 10 Mile and 5K races are a wonderful tradition in Newburyport. The 5K race starts at 6 pm and the 10 Mile race starts at 6:10 PM, with the start and the finish of the races at Newburyport High School.

It’s hard to believe that the Yankee Homecoming Road Races started with 30 runners in 1960. It has grown drastically in popularity with thousands of runners participating each year! Early August can be toasty for runners and spectators. Be sure to hydrate well and stay hydrated! There are water stops along the courses and there are plenty of refreshments available in Newburyport before, during, and after the races. If race day is hot you will even find a few residents along the route offering the option for runners to cool off as the run through a refreshing hose mist. Your’re certain to feel the adrenaline rush with the exceptional fan participation and thousands of competitive runners. The locals are out there every step of the course cheering and trying to spot friends and family as they speed by in the sea of color.

The Yankee Homecoming Road Races are an ideal opportunity for runners to challenge themselves, and to enjoy the beautiful Newburyport scenery! This event is a wonderful way for runners to enjoy the gorgeous historic neighborhoods and coastline of Newburyport. It’s known as one of the best road races in the region and offers family-friendly fun. The course takes runners along the ocean and through quintessential New England streets.

Information about the registration process, race pricing, and course maps for the Yankee Homecoming Road Races is available on the Lions Club website. The cost of entering the races is $25 before July 1, $30 from July 2 to race day, and $35 on race day, July 30, 2019. If you are one of the first 2400 people to register you will receive a Yankee Homecoming Road Race T-Shirt. T-shirts are also available on race day for purchase. Proceeds from the races will go to support the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, which benefits eye research in innovative Massachusetts.

Contact the dedicated organizers of the Yankee Homecoming Road Races with any questions you may have about the races and check the Newburyport.com Events Calendar for details of all other Yankee Homecoming Events including the Newburyport Bed Racing, also hosted by the Newburyport Lion’s Club.

 

 

 

 

 

Newburyport’s annual Kids Day in the Park will take place Wednesday, July 31st,  from 10:00 to 2:00 at Atkinson Common Park, located at 388 High Street. This free event hosted by the Exchange Club of Newburyport, is one of the highlights of Yankee Homecoming week for many kids, featuring all the best stuff from childhood. Kids Day in the Park in an opportunity to create lifelong memories with your children. For many families this event has become an annual tradition, along with Olde Fashioned Sunday and Family Day at Maudslay Park.

Kids Day in the Park starts with a parade for decorated bikes and doll carriages, with prizes for the best ones! After that, kids can get their faces painted by volunteers from the high school art department, experience Theater in the Open – featuring the famous giraffe! – relax with a story organized by the Newburyport Library, participate in a sing-along with Steve Swochak, Music Director at the Immaculate Conception, and watch a police department K9 demonstration. Kids Day in the Park also lets youngsters see what it feels like behind the wheel in official vehicles from the City Fire Department, the Police Department and the Department of Public Works. There’s also food! Boston Sports Club of Salisbury will bring and grill an assortment of burgers and dogs and the folks at Polar Seltzer are sending cans of bubbly water. On top of that, there will be watermelon, ice cream, and what else? It’s all free!

Kids Day in the Park is hosted by the Newburyport Exchange Club,  a service organization that has existed since 1976 and focuses on four service areas: youth services, preventing child abuse, honoring America and community service. Kids Day in the Park has been organized as part of the Yankee Homecoming events since 2005, and Exchange Club members enjoy working with other community organizations to make this special day lots of fun and free for families.

Mark your calendar for the 2019 Newburyport Slow Bike Race on Wednesday, July 31st at 6 pm in Brow Square.  The Slow Bike Race is one of many great local fundraising events during Yankee Homecoming week and is hosted by Coastal Trails Coalition.  Funds raised from the event go towards pedestrian and bicycle paths connecting the towns of Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury and Amesbury.

So how does one win the Newburyport slow bike race?  By being the last rider to cross the finish line without touching a foot to the ground.  In addition to awarding the slowest biker, there are also prizes for best costume, team spirit and most donations. The race is 1/2 block long and takes place in historic Brown Square in downtown Newburyport.  If you haven’t had a chance to see the Newburyport Slow Bike Race in past years, enjoy aerial coverage brought to you by, UAV Look.

We suggest heading downtown to the Yankee Homecoming Market Place to grab dinner from vendors and then heading over to Brown Square to catch the Slow Bike Race followed by a visit to Waterfront Park to enjoy a free live concert!

Complete the Coastal Trails registration form if you would like to enter the race. The cost is $25 and make sure to arrive by 5:30 the day of the race.

Whether you have a little Coast Guard in training at home, or you would like to meet the men and women that protect our city, the US Coast Guard Open House has something for everyone. The Merrimack River Coast Guard Station, located in downtown Newburyport at 65B Water Street, will be opening its doors to the public Thursday, August 1st from 10 am to 2 pm, for a special day of tours and information.

As part of the town’s Yankee Homecoming celebrations, The US Coast Guard Open House offers a special opportunity for locals and tourists to step inside this iconic station. Visitors are welcome to explore the different areas within, all which will be manned by crew members offering information and taking questions. And perhaps one of the most exciting parts of the visit, is the opportunity to step aboard some of the US Coast Guard boats. While the boats will remain at the station, boat enthusiasts will be allowed to explore the decks while learning about special features. Make sure to bring your cameras and snap a pic in the Captain’s seat!

A special boating safety stand will also be set up at the station, offering up information and tips on how to navigate a boat safely. Learn about some of the challenges our local waters present, the hazards of the Merrimack River entrance, and life saving techniques.

For those visiting with little sea farers in tow, the Coast Guard Open House will also have Coastie on hand. The Coast Guard’s robot boat is equipped with navigation, searchlights, a rotating beacon, siren and air horn, sure to impress the little ones. Coastie will interact with young boaters and teach safety rules like “always swim with a buddy in a supervised area”. Watch out though, Coastie is also equipped with a squirt gun that he is known to use to get a laugh from the kids, so don’t be surprised if you get a little wet.

Newburyport, designated one of only 21 Coast Guard cities, is the birthplace of the Coast Guard. The Merrimack River Coast Guard Station is the home to the men and women protecting our waters with search, rescue and law enforcement. This Coast Guard Open House is a great opportunity to meet and interact with the crew of our local station and thank them for their hard work.

For a full list of events happening during Newburyport’s Yankee Homecoming week visit our Events Calendar and consider supporting the Yankee Homecoming Fireworks fund by purchasing a Newburyport VIP Discount Card.

When is Newburyport Bed Racing? Mark your calendar for the 2019 Newburyport Lion’s Club Bed Races on Thursday, August 1st at 6 pm on Federal Street in Newburyport. What is Newburyport Bed Racing? It’s a totally fun event during Yankee Homecoming week where folks design and build a bed that is used to race down Federal Street in Newburyport. The starting line is at the intersection of Federal Street and High Street, and the finish line is at the intersection of Federal Street and Water Street across from the Tannery.

You will find that the goals of participants are all different. Some are determined to win the race, others are excited to show off their cool bed creations and some are just busy waving at friends. Bed Racing is a very social Newburyport event. Most of the beds are designed and raced by local small businesses. Some of the creations are entertaining and others are impressive, but in all cases the fans get very excited to cheer for their favorite small businesses as they race or saunter down Federal Street.

All are encourage to come enjoy this event, but if Bed Racing is one of your favorite events during Yankee Homecoming week, then you’re probably from the local Newburyport area as this event is an extremely popular tradition with the Newburyport locals. Bed Racing is an annual event hosted by the Newburyport Lion’s Club and generously sponsored by Watts Eye Associates. Proceeds benefit the Newburyport Lions Club local charities (eye exams / glasses for the needy, annual Thanksgiving dinner, visual aids for the blind, high school scholarships, local food pantries, etc.).

If you would like to enter the race the registration fee is $30 per bed and you can register up until 6 PM on race day, but you must be lined up at 5:30 pm for bed inspection. You will find the registration form on the Lions Club website and you can contact Chad McDonald with any questions, chadmcdonald@verizon.net If by chance we have severe weather (not just rain) at race time, then this event will be moved to Friday, August 3rd at 6 pm. Enjoy our 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 video coverage.

Get your tickets for the 2019 Circus Smirkus performance of Carnival, in Newbury, MA. There will be four shows: Friday, August 2nd at 1 pm and 6 pm and Saturday, August 3rd at 12:30 pm and 5:30 pm.  This exciting event is held under the big top at Spencer Peirce Little Farm and is the largest annual fundraiser supporting Theater in the Open.  Don’t miss this amazing performance!  The talent of these young performers is exceptional, and the storyline is fun and entertaining for both kids and adults.

Every summer, Circus Smirkus kids ages 10 to 18, go on the road preforming 70 shows in 7 weeks, for sell-out crowds in a 750 seat European-style one-ring big top tent.  It is amazing to watch the determination, dedication and passion of these kids.  Although they all work very hard to achieve their ambitious goals, it is apparent that they are loving every minute of what they do, and developing strong friendships and team building skills that will carry them far in life.

Each year brings a new Circus Smirkus storyline and original full-length show combining the best in traditional and contemporary circus styles.  Come experience this highly anticipated big top show. The hilarious clowns are guaranteed to keep you laughing, and you’ll be in awe of the astonishing aerialists, wondrous wirewalkers, mystifying magicians, and jovial jugglers. Make sure to purchase tickets early as many shows do sell out.

Circus Smirkus performances run 2 hours in length including the intermission, so if you planning to attend the Saturday evening performance you can still make it to downtown Newburyport to catch the Yankee Homecoming Fireworks display after the show.

There is plenty of seating for Circus Smirkus, but tickets do not have assigned seat numbers so we recommend showing up at least 30-45 minutes prior to the show, especially if you are a large group looking to sit together.  At the end of the show you may want to account for an extra 10 – 15 minutes, as there is opportunity to meet the stars and even get a few autographs.

Ticket Prices:
Adults (13+): $23
Child (2-12): $19
Babies – (< 2) FREE

Circus Smirkus is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization helping youth engage in life changing adventures while promoting the circus arts.  If you would like to support Circus Smirkus efforts there are many ways you can help all of which are greatly appreciated.

Theater in the Open has been a vital part of the Northshore’s cultural landscape for 37 years bringing theater performances to the public, at no cost, in the beauty of Maudslay State Park and connecting children with art and nature through our beloved youth arts education programs.  Please consider supporting Theater in the Open and helping to strengthen the local arts for young aspiring actors in Greater Newburyport.

The Yankee Homecoming fireworks are set to make a bang this Saturday, August 3rd at 9:15 pm with their annual display over the Merrimack River. Pack up your lawn chairs, bring blankets and snacks and grab a spot in town to watch the sky light up at one of Yankee Homecoming’s biggest and brightest events of the week.

With the Yankee Homecoming fireworks going off from a barge in the river, there are tons of places around town to catch an unobstructed view of this illuminating show. Get in on the excitement and grab a spot among the crowds on the boardwalk, Route 1 bridge or Salisbury shoreline to hear the cheers of crowds and the sounds of the boats honking. Or make a night of it and set up camp early to swing to the live music of the Compaq Big Band, a high energy 19 piece big band specializing in jazz and swing, at the Waterfront Park music series, beginning at 6 pm. Pop into one of downtown’s numerous restaurants to grab a bite to go or stroll through the food stands set up in the square and pick up dinner and treats to enjoy during or after the show.

If you have a boat, anchoring in the river is a great way to get up close to the show and avoid the crowds. But if you don’t have a boat of your own, you can still hit the open waters for the show. Many local companies offer up special Yankee Homecoming fireworks excursions, from party boats with live music to more low key family oriented atmospheres. Check out Captains Fishing Cruises and Parties and The Yankee Clipper Harbor Boat Tours to name a few.

Letting your little ones stay up late for this special event? Pack a picnic dinner and head to Cashman Park to set up your blanket and chairs along the river. Your tiny spectators can enjoy the playground with other excited kids up past their bedtime while waiting for the festivities to start.

No matter where you choose to watch, come early to claim your viewing spot and enjoy the buzzing downtown area on this special night filled with live music, entertainment, food and shopping. Be sure to check our Events Calendar for any changes or updates do to weather.

If you would like to support the Yankee Homecoming fireworks, consider purchasing a Newburyport VIP Card today. The VIP Card gives you discounts EVERY TIME you make purchases at 180 local restaurants and shops and you can choose between a Digital VIP Card in the Newburyport App or a Physical VIP Card. Purchase one for $25 or two for $40 and donate $10 of your purchase to the Yankee Homecoming Fireworks Fund. 

Cruisin’ the 50’s Newburyport

Rev Your Engines For This Spectacular Display

Aerial Video from UAV Look

Cruisin’ the 50’s Classic Cars to Drive You Wild

The 8th annual Cruisin’ the 50’s event will be held on Thursday, August 15th from 5 – 8 PM in downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts where the owners of amazing vintage automobiles showcase their works of art.

This premier classic car show features an exclusive group of specially selected cars from collectors who are invited to participate in the show.  In past years, Cruisin’ the 50’s has featured some high profile vehicles such as the DeLorean that brought us Back in Time from the classic Michael J. Fox movie “Back to the Future.” Another past favorite was the 1948 black Delahaye, hand built in Paris, France and owned by private collector Bruce Male of Swampscott, MA.

Throughout the night while indulging in one gorgeous vintage vehicle after the next, great classic tunes will be broadcast live from the stage in Market Square complements of WXBJ Radio, Cool 94.1. If your not able to make it to this exciting event, enjoy coverage from our Newburyport.com Live Web Cams.

Cruisin’ the 50’s is a free event open to all and hosted by The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce.  Enjoy beautiful classic cars in the picturesque historic downtown of Newburyport, MA.  State Street, Pleasant Street and Inn Street will be open to pedestrians only and classic cars will also be parked on other surrounding streets as well.  If necessary, the rain date for this event is Thursday, August 22nd.

Please note: Classic car participation is by invitation and pre-registration only. For participant information, contact car coordinator Wes Pettengill at 978-465-3140.

*Professional photography by Visual Storyteller and Documentary Photographer Ben Savoie. 

Things to Do

Top-rated attractions, National Parks and historic tours are among the many things to do in Newburyport.
Plum Island Beach, Newburyport

Plum Island Beach

PI beach is family-friendly sand, surf and sun 35 miles north of Boston, and a bike ride from downtown Newburyport.

Bartlet Mall

Bartlet Mall

Bartlet Mall, a gorgeous historic park at the intersection of Pond and High Streets, is a great place for ice-skating, sledding, and enjoying nature. Its scenic views provide the setting for a wide variety of popular community events. There are wide walkways and a series of footpaths that border the Mall and lead to the Frog Pond. It has also become a highly photographed area by many local photographers.

Gold Prospecting Adventures, Newburyport MA

Gold Prospecting Adventures in New England

Did you know that there was a gold rush in New England in the mid 1850’s? The Vermont Gold Mining Company was established in 1854 and they erected a crushing mill with crushers, stampers and washers, experimenting with how to separate the gold from the quartz matrix.

Don’t miss the 6th annual BONS Event in recognition of the 14th Annual BONS Award winners on Tuesday, August 20th at the Crane Estate, from 6:30 – 10 pm, with a 6:00 start for VIP ticket holders. Enjoy exceptional eats and drinks with friends, and rub elbows with owners from some of the North Shore’s top restaurant, shops, spas, salons and many other categories of BONS Award winners.

The BONS Event offers a chance to taste, sip, and indulge in, the North Shore’s best cuisine, brews, cocktails, and wines under the stars, while enjoying live music and dancing at a stunning venue. Know as the North Shore’s best party of the summer, the Best of North Shore BONS Award Celebration is the premier red carpet event for the Boston area.

The Best of the North Shore/BONS Awards celebrates the magazine’s editors’ and readers’ picks for the North Shore’s best dining, nightlife, entertainment venues, shopping, spas, and services. Each year, local businesses are nominated and voted on by the editors and readers of Northshore. 2019 BONS winners will be announced prior to the BONS Event in the mid-July issue of North Shore Magazine. Businesses  owners from towns and cities across the North Shore are honored with prestigious BONS Awards including many Best of Newburyport VIP’s.

Do have a passion for exceptional food and drinks? Do you appreciate fine shopping, spas, salons and premier services? Purchase your tickets now for the 2019 BONS Event and celebrate with the 2019 BONS Award winners! Enjoy unlimited food, cocktails, wine, dancing and a night of excitement and fun in the stunning and historic venue of The Crane Estate.

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