Joppa Flats Running Club
Supporting Local Charitable Causes
Joppa Flats: 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
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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
The 22nd annual Newburyport Art Association Art Auction and Party will take place in the NAA galleries and under a spacious tent adjacent to the Sculpture Garden on Saturday, September
Meet your new Best friend at the Newburyport Black Dog Adoption Event on Saturday, September 30th from 11 am – 3 pm at 37 State Street shop. Please note that
Witches’ Night Out Newburyport has become known as one of the top Halloween events for the North Shore, catering to “big kids” tempted by shopping and socializing in creative costumes.
For anyone with a sweet tooth, don’t miss the 2023 Newburyport Chocolate Tour, a mouthwatering day filled with chocolaty treats from local retailers. On Saturday, October 7th from 12 –
Mark your calendar for the Clark School Tours and Open House dates for the 2023 – 2024 school year. The Clark School, a coeducational private school located in Rowley, MA,
The Annual Nunan’s Fall Festival, a popular North Shore MA tradition will be hosted on Sunday, October 22nd from 10 am to 3 pm for another year of fall festivities
The Newburyport ArtWalk is a local event where area artists showcase their talent at various galleries throughout downtown Newburyport. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 29th and Saturday, September 30th from 10 am – 6 pm.
Craft beers, German food, free concerts and family-friendly activities at Greater Newburyport Oktoberfest celebrations.
The annual Topsfield Fair is a cherished tradition for many local North Shore families and for fair goers who travel far distances to be part of this amazing fall event
Past Newburyport Events
PlumFest, Plum Island’s free annual music festival celebration was slated to return on Saturday, September 16th from 12 – 6 pm but unfortunately the event has been cancelled due to
Tickets for the 2023 BONS Event are a must! This prestigious annual North Shore event, hosted in recognition of BONS Award winners will take place on Thursday, August 17th at
Come see classic Cars from all over New England that will drive you wild! Cruisin’ to the 50’s is an annual display of antique cars throughout the streets of Historic Newburyport, MA. The 2023 Cruisin’ the 50’s car show is scheduled for Thursday, August 10th from 5-8 pm.
The Yankee Homecoming Waiter and Waitress Race is absolutely one of the most entertaining events of the week! Come show your support for our local Newburyport & Plum Island restaurants
Each year top local high school student bands and vocalists compete in the annual Yankee Homecoming Battle of the Bands. Mark your calendar for 6 pm, Saturday, July 29th on Waterfront Stage.
Tour the Plum Island Light House: May 27th, June 24th, July 22nd, August 5 & 26th or September 9th. It was the 13th lighthouse to be constructed in the US, helping guide boaters into the treacherous mouth of the Merrimack River and into Newburyport Harbor.
Brewfest is a rain or shine event and is happening as scheduled. Get ready for the 2023 Yankee Homecoming Brewfest Fundraiser on Saturday, July 29th from 5 – 9 pm.
Are you ready for a day of outdoor fun, games, and entertainment? Get ready for Yankee Homecoming Olde Fashioned Sunday 2023! This year’s event will be held Sunday, July 30th
The 2022 Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, August 1st at Olde Newbury Golf Club. The Tournament which is open to both men and women, kicks off at 8 AM with a shogun scramble.
Enjoy delicious, authentic Greek food at the 2023 Newburyport Greek Food Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church located at 7 Harris street in Newburyport. The Festival will run from 11:30
The 63rd Annual Yankee Homecoming Road Races hosted by the Newburyport Lion’s Club will be held Tuesday, August 1st 2023. The Yankee Homecoming 10 Mile and 5K races are a
Yankee Homecoming Market Place Experience the Yankee Homecoming Market Place in the heart of Newburyport’s historic and downtown from 10 am to 10 pm daily from July 29th- August 6th.
Come experience Art on Bartlet Mall 2023, Saturday July 29th and Sunday the 30th from 10 AM – 4 PM. In Newburyport on the corner of High Street and Pond
4th of July weekend in Newburyport offers many fun things to do! Experience the best shopping and dining that the North Shore has to offer and relax on Plum Island
The Walking Tours of Plum Island, led by Bill Sargent of Plum Island Outdoors are wonderful way to explore and learn about this beautiful and fascinating barrier island. The 2023
When is Newburyport Bed Racing? Mark your calendar for the 2023 Newburyport Lion’s Club Bed Races on Thursday, August 3rd at 6 pm on Federal Street in Newburyport. What is
The Anna Jaques Hospital, AJH Community Health Foundation 32nd Annual Fore Your Health Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, August 14th at Haverhill Country Club. This premier golf classic is
The 2023 Reggae Fest at Newburyport Brewing Company will take place on Saturday, August 5th from 12 – 9 PM at 4 New Pasture Road. Bring your friends family to