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.
Events in Newburyport
Feature Stories & Coverage
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
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 of outdoor winter décor, such as greens, roping, wreaths, and Christmas trees. We also grow over 20,000 poinsettias annually, all grown in our 20 growing […]
The annual Newburyport Santa Parade & Tree Lighting scheduled for November 25th, offers all the holiday cheer that’s to be expected of a downtown yuletide celebration – but there’s a twist. In this most nautical of cities, Santa arrives by boat. Honoring the Clipper City’s heritage as the birthplace of the U.S. Coast Guard, Santa […]
The Sea Festival of Trees at Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury is a 15-day long holiday event with tree lightings, gift shopping, games for kids & Santa! Proceeds benefit Anna Jaques Hospital. For just $5 per person, visitors walk through a maze of beautifully decorated 4 foot to 10 foot-high artificial trees decorated with a breathtaking array of holiday colors and more than 75,000 twinkling lights.
Seaside Ice offers a winter family activity that’s fun, affordable, and active! Visit the indoor rink at Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury for winter wonderland skating – just $5 per person, including skate rental. Glide around the indoor artificial ice rink as you skate to festive music, surrounded by sparkling snowflakes, mirror balls, and breathtaking views of the ocean. No hats, gloves, or jackets required.
Newburyport-area residents and visitors seeking the ultimate holiday shopping experience tend to bypass the malls in favor of Invitation Nights – a series of shop-local events in which downtown retailers stay open late and spread the holiday cheer by offering discounts and light refreshments. The 2018 Invitation Nights are scheduled for: December 7th, 14th and 21st. Invitation Nights […]
For many years now, the Newburyport Art Association (NAA) has been hosting its annual Holiday Gift Show & Sale to offer shoppers the opportunity to purchase original artwork as holiday gifts and support NAA artist members. The 2018 Holiday Gift Show & Sale will run from November 23 – December 24. The NAA will also host […]
Past Newburyport Events
The Newburyport ArtWalk is a local event where area artists showcase their talent at various galleries throughout downtown Newburyport. This FREE, self-guided tour allows you to explore galleries and participate in discussions with local artists. The ArtWalk is held four times each year. Mark your calendar for the following 2018 dates: April 21st, June 23rd, August 18th and November 3rd.
Choosing a daycare or school for your child can feel like an overwhelming task, but the Greater Newburyport Mothers and Families Club is making it easier for families with their upcoming annual Early Education Fair. Visit Newburyport City Hall this Wednesday, November 7th from 6:30 pm to 8 pm to meet with over twenty early […]
If you’re planning on voting this year, you need some information, starting with whether you’re registered to vote, then who the candidates are and what the ballot questions are about. Your opinion counts more when you vote, and you can’t vote unless you register! The deadline to register to vote in Massachusetts is Wednesday, October […]
Enjoy a fun evening out while helping a good cause, Newburyport’s local schools, at the NEF Lighthouse Auction Saturday, November 10th at Nicholson Hall from 6 pm to 10 pm. The evening will be filled with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a delicious dinner buffet, cash bar, raffles, and of course… lots of bidding! This annual event raises over […]
The Newburyport Lions Club Thanksgiving Dinner is once again offering local families a free all-the-trimmings meal in a traditional holiday atmosphere. All are welcome to this one-seating dinner, which will be served on Thanksgiving Day at 12:30 PM at the Newburyport Senior Center (331 High Street, in front of the Bresnahan Elementary School). The menu will consist of Turkey, […]
Who says Halloween is just for the little ones? Grab your broomsticks and pointy hats and fly on over to the annual Witches’ Night Out on Friday, October 19th from 6 pm to 9 pm, where “big kids” are invited to haunt the streets of downtown Newburyport and the Tannery in their best Halloween getups. […]
The Annual Nunan’s Fall Festival is back on Saturday, October 13th for another year of fun fall activities for the whole family! Join Nunan’s from 11 am to 3 pm to celebrate the coming of the new season. Nunan’s has plenty in store for this year. Curious Creatures will be on site from 12 to […]
Mark your calendar for the 2018 American Music & Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 29th from 10 am – 8 pm.This family friendly event is hosted by the Newburyport Education Foundation (NEF) at Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm in Newbury, MA.
On Saturday, October 6, 2018 The Grog Restaurant’s 11th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Craft Beer Fest will be held from 12 noon to 4 pm under the tent at The Tannery Marketplace, 50 water Street in Newburyport. This great event begun as a chili cook-off and held for six years in The Grog’s parking lot, and has […]
There are so many great annual Halloween events in Newburyport that the city has become know as destination for Halloween fun. Decorations go up each year at the annual Fall Harvest Festival. The 2018 festivities will be held October 7th and 8th, hosted by the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce and featuring live entertainment, food vendors […]
The Anna Jaques Hospital Community Health Foundation held its 28th Annual “Fore Your Health” Golf Tournament on August 13th at Renaissance Golf Club and raised over $128,000. Proceeds of the tournament will support MAKO™ robotic arm technology at the hospital. Under the leadership of Byron Matthews, Chairman of the Golf Committee, the annual tournament has […]
Don’t miss the 13th annual Best of North Shore Awards Celebration event in recognition of the 2018 BONS Winners on Wednesday, August 22nd from 6 – 10 PM, with a 5:30 start for VIP ticket holders, at The Crane Estate in Ipswich. Enjoy exceptional eats and drinks with friends, and rub elbows with owners from some […]
You only need to travel down to Story Ave. to jet set to another country and celebrate at this Japanese Summer Festival on Sunday, August 26th from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at Hana Japan in the Port Plaza. From games to food to entertainment, this annual festival, known as Natsu Matsuri, is a fun […]
Newburyport Waterfront Movies provide free outdoor family fun each Summer in downtown Newburyport! Mark your calendar with the Summer 2018 movie schedule: Wednesday, August 15th, and Thursday, August 23rd.
Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Maudslay State Park, the MAC has an amphitheater with stellar acoustics and a handful of restored buildings to make sure the show goes on, rain or shine. View the Summer Concert Schedule for July and August 2018.
Mark your calendar for the 17th Annual Riverfront Music Festival in downtown Newburyport, MA on Saturday, September 1st from 12 -7 PM. Thousands will gather at Waterfront Park to listen to amazing free concerts.
Enjoy beautiful Salisbury Beach concerts and fireworks every Saturday night from 7:30 – 10:30 during the summer. Just a 10-15 minute drive from Newburyport, Salisbury Beach, plays host to summer-long family fun.
The 5th Annual Reggae Fest at Newburyport Brewing Company will take place on Saturday, July 21st from 12 – 7 PM at 4 New Pasture Road. The Reggae Fest at Newburyport Brewing Company will be held rain or shine and all ages are welcome! Pets are welcome, too! The event is a really great opportunity for […]