Enjoy Family Day at Maudslay State Park, a free family event during Yankee Homecoming Week in Newburyport! The event takes place Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Family Day at Maudslay State Park is a Yankee Homecoming tradition for many families. It’s easy to see the appeal! Enjoy free games, crafts, live music, and other performances in picturesque Maudslay Sate Park. Family Day at Maudslay State Park is a great opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and the beautiful location of the park in Newburyport on the Merrimack River. Take in the exquisite gardens, expansive rolling meadows, and the huge pine trees that grown in the park.
The artist Stacey Peasley will be entertaining the crowd with her family-friendly music on the Main Stage at 11:10 AM and 1:30 PM. The Yankee Homecoming Pet Parade will take place at noon. For $1 you can register your pet to compete in Yankee Homecoming Pet Parade contests such as funniest costume and more! Check out all the booths with free fun activities including a petting zoo, pony rides, macaroni crafts, a touch tank, spin art, fingernail painting, a teddy bear clinic, and more! There will be several opportunities for kids to watch and learn including karate and boating safety demonstrations. In addition, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Coast Guard will be on hand to offer information about boating safety and how to be sure your life vest is the right fit for water activities. You can bring your own life vest and they will help fit it for you.
Local food vendors will be on site providing an opportunity to purchase food and sweet treats and Anna Jaques Hospital will have a booth with free snacks and tote bags, while supplies last!
If you enjoy dining and shopping in our local community, you can support the Yankee Homecoming Firworks 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