Supporting excellent charitable causes
Joppa Flats Running Club
Promoting Running, Racing & Volunteerism
With a mission to provide financial contributions and road race support to charities in Greater Newburyport, the Joppa Flats Running Club (JFRC) encourages its members to volunteer with charitable organizations within the running community.
The JRFC’s main event is the annual Newburyport-Maudslay Turkey Trot 5k Trail Race. A tradition that started in 1989, the Turkey Trot takes place each year on Thanksgiving Day. Proceeds are donated to the Pettengill House, Opportunity Works and Our Neighborhood Table.
And with many nonprofits hosting road races as fundraisers, the JFRC also provides road support including race timing and finish line aid at these events, saving local charities thousands.
Newburyport Events Coverage
Feature Stories, Photos & Videos
Enjoy Newburyport.com stories about upcoming and past events in Newburyport and surrounding towns. Make sure to download the "Newburyport" App for a direct link to the Newburyport Events Calendar.
Upcoming Newburyport Events
Newburyport Waterfront Movies provide free outdoor family fun each Summer in downtown Newburyport! Mark your calendar with the Summer 2021 movie schedule: Wednesday, July 14th, 21st, 28th and August 11th.
Get ready for the 2021 Yankee Homecoming Brewfest on July 31, from 5 – 9 pm. Brewfest takes place along the beautiful shoreline of the Merrimack River under a huge
Come experience Art on Bartlet Mall 2021, Saturday July 31st and Sunday, August 1st from 10 AM – 4 PM. In Newburyport on the corner of High Street and Pond
Are you ready for a day of outdoor fun, games, and entertainment? Get ready for Yankee Homecoming Olde Fashioned Sunday 2021! This year’s event will be held Sunday, August 1st
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
Come show your support for our local Newburyport & Plum Island restaurants and cheer for your favorite waiters and waitresses at the 2021 Yankee Homecoming Waiter and Waitress Race. On
The 2021 Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, August 2nd at Olde 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, followed by awarding of prizes with a cash bar cocktail hour. At 4 PM participants depart on a harbor cruise catered by the Starboard Galley Restaurant.
The 61st Annual Yankee Homecoming Road Races hosted by the Newburyport Lion’s Club will be held Tuesday, August 3rd 2021. The Yankee Homecoming 10 Mile and 5K races are a
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
When is Newburyport Bed Racing? Mark your calendar for the 2021 Newburyport Lion’s Club Bed Races on Thursday, August 5th at 6 pm on Federal Street in Newburyport. What is Newburyport
The Yankee Homecoming fireworks are set to make a bang this Saturday, August 7th at 9:15 pm with their annual display over the Merrimack River. Pack up your lawn chairs,
The annual Yankee Homecoming Parade will march down High Street on Sunday, August 8th at 12 PM, marking the final official event of Newburyport’s week-long celebration. The parade, which will
Classic Cars from all over New England that will drive you wild, Cruisin’ to the 50’s is an annual display of cars throughout the streets of Historic Newburyport, MA. The 9th annual Cruisin’ the 50’s event will be held on Thursday, August 12th from 5 – 8 PM.
For anyone with a sweet tooth, save the date for the 2021 Newburyport Chocolate Tour, a mouthwatering day filled with chocolaty treats in town. On Saturday, October 2nd, from 12
Past Newburyport Events
Newburyport resident and renowned historian Dr. Kabria Baumgartner is digging into the rich and often untold history of African Americans in Essex County. Thanks to a $100,000 grant awarded by
Newburyport’s Museum of Old Newbury will host its 2021 annual “hybrid” garden tour June 12th & 13th 10 am – 4 pm. The theme for this year’s tour is, Sowing
Wings will be spread and curious eyes will be wide open during the 2021 Merrimack River Eagle Festival. This cherished annual event will offer virtual & and in-person options from
Clark School, a coeducational private school located in Rowley, MA, offers rolling admissions, making any time of year the perfect time to schedule a private tour or attend an open
The Black Dog in downtown Newburyport has a long time partnership with the local rescue group, Sweet Paws Rescue. Together they host two dog adoption events per year. The Black
A very special new shop just opened up in downtown Newburyport, Santa’s Workshop, owned and operated by Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick himself. This festive shed, hosted by Greater Newburyport Chamber
If you’re looking for a good scare this Halloween season, look no further than the home of local Newburyport residents, the Pages, at 13 Tilton Street. With hundreds of spooky
Purchase your tickets now for the 2020 North Shore Magazine Grand Tasting, Thursday, March 5th from 6-10 PM at Blue Ocean Event Center. Doors open at 6:00 for VIP ticket
Mark your calendar for the annual Pettengill House Fundraiser, Friday March 6th from 6-10 pm at Blue Ocean Music Hall. Enjoy a special performance from Bob Surette, top-tier master fine
Organized by the Greater Newburyport Families Club, the GNFC Consignment Sale is a great way to find an amazing selection of very affordable, gently used baby and kids items. Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 7th from 9 AM – 2 PM and Sunday the 8th from 9 AM – 12 PM at the West Newbury Town Annex.
The Asset Builder Awards are a great opportunity to publicly acknowledge youth, adults and organizations throughout Newburyport who are supporting young people through their work or character. Our story image
Make sure to visit the Riverside Cycle Tannery Tent on Sunday, April 19th from 10 am – 2 pm for the annual community bike swap, hosted by the locally based
Grab that old toaster that’s lacking the heat or wristwatch that has you constantly running late and pay a visit to the experts at Repair Café on Saturday, January 25th
Mark your calendars because Santa Claus is coming to town aboard a fire truck at the annual Santa Claus parade Monday, December 23rd at 4 pm. With Christmas just days
Each year, Jewish communities in Newburyport and Amesbury illuminate their respective downtowns with festive menorah lightings on all eight nights of Hanukkah. The Festival of Lights begins this year at
Don’t miss the Annual Old Newbury Bonfire, to benefit the Newbury Volunteer Fire Department and enjoy: music, games, tours, crafts, food & drinks. The event is held on January 18th, but if you’re interested in including your Christmas Tree in this community, 3-story bonfire you must drop it off before the bonfire, by January 17th at either of the two Newbury Fire Department locations or in West Newbury at Pipe Stave Hill. Newburyport residents should put out their trees by January 14th and Mello Disposal will transport them to the Bonfire.
Make sure to mark your calendar for the many wonderful Nunan’s holiday events and floral classes during November and December. Nunan Florist & Greenhouses is one of the largest retailers
The annual Newburyport Rotary Club’s Santa Parade & Tree Lighting scheduled for Sunday, December 1st, offers all the holiday cheer that’s to be expected of a downtown yuletide celebration – but