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 2023 annual Sea Festival of Trees lights up the seacoast to kick off the holiday season – Friday, November 17th.
Seaside Ice, hosted each year during the annual Sea Festival of Trees is a great choice if your looking for fun, affordable family activities during the holiday season. The ice skating rink is located inside of the Blue Ocean Event Center on the 2nd floor amongst the beautifully decorated Christmas trees.
33rd Annual Maudslay Turkey Trot – Joppa Flatts Lace-up those running shoes and begin Thanksgiving Day running in one of Massachusetts most picturesque state parks. Run or walk this 3.1
For 2023, the Newburyport Lions Club will deliver many Thanksgiving dinners throughout the community in lieu of hosting the annual Lions Club Thanksgiving meal at the Senior Center. The Lions
Kick off Black Friday by Shopping Local in support of our Greater Newburyport retailers on Friday, November 24th! Many local businesses are running Black Friday Sales in order to incent
Small Business Saturday 2023 falls on Saturday 11/25 and is the perfect time to show your loyalty to Shopping Local! Imagine the positive impact for our local small business community
The 2023 Newburyport Holiday House Tour, a fundraiser supporting the Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association is this Saturday, December 9th from 10am to 4pm. Purchase tickets on-line or in-person at the Anna
Mark your calendar for the many wonderful holiday events and floral classes at Nunan’s and Cafe Sarina during November and December. Nunan Florist & Greenhouses is one of the largest
Don’t miss the 2023 Newburyport Choral Society Winter Concert, A Celebration of Unity, Holiday Music from Around the World. Purchase tickets for one of the two concerts hosted at the
Santa’s Workshop, a very special “Local Shop” is ready for customers in downtown Newburyport, owned and operated by Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick himself. This festive shed is a joint effort
The 2023 Santa Parade & Tree Lighting, Hosted by the Newburyport Rotary Club is scheduled for Sunday, November 26th, offering all the holiday cheer that’s to be expected of a
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 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, September 30th and December 2nd.
The 2023 Newburyport Invitation Nights will take place on the follow Friday nights: December 1st, 8th and 15th from 6-9 pm. What is an Invitation Night, and do you need
Past Newburyport Events
Choosing a daycare or school for your child can feel like an overwhelming task, but Newburyport Youth Services is making it easier for families with their upcoming annual Early Education
The 2023 Top Dog Halloween Costume Contest is one of the most highly anticipated Halloween events of the season featuring many very creative costumes, showcased by some of the coolest
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
Downtown Trick or Treat is an exciting annual event that transforms the city of Newburyport into a Halloween wonderland. From 4 to 5 pm on Friday, October 27th, 2023, the
The 2023 annual NEF Lighthouse Auction will be held at the Newburyport City Hall Auditorium. The auction is on Saturday November, 11th from 6-9:30 pm. This annual event raises over $100,000
Newburyport will honor veterans and their families at the annual Veterans Day Commemorations on Saturday, November 11th. Residents and visitors are invited to join honored guests for a ceremony and
Experience Newburyport Fall Fest 2023 on Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th from 10 am – 6 pm in downtown Newburyport. In the spirt of autumn traditions, we come
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
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
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 –
With so many creative annual Halloween events in Newburyport the city has become known as a destination for Halloween fun. Some of the most popular events are Halloween traditions, like
Sculpture at Maudslay 2023 returns to Newburyport for visitors to enjoy from Sunday, September 10th through Sunday, October 1st at 2 pm when the show closes. The event features the
The Annual Nunan’s & Cafe Sarina Fall Festival, a popular North Shore MA tradition will be hosted on Sunday, October 22nd from 10 am to 3 pm featuring fall themed
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.
Craft beers, German food, free concerts and family-friendly activities at Greater Newburyport Oktoberfest celebrations.