Yankee Homecoming Events 2021

Reunited by Historic Newburyport Tradition

Yankee Homecoming Events

The 2021 Yankee Homecoming events will take place Friday, July 30th through Sunday, August 8th. Yankee Homecoming is an annual 10 day festival that originated in 1958 in 29 New England towns and continues to thrive as a cherished tradition for the Newburyport community as well as visitors from near and far. Newburyport is proud to be the last remaining city that continues to host this historic tradition. Although the festivities have evolved over time, the Yankee Homecoming history of reuniting family and friends is still the foundation for this wonderful series of events. If you’re a history buff or just curious to learn more, we encourage folks to check out our article on the history of Yankee Homecoming.

Featuring a broad range of events and exciting things to do, this annual celebration is guaranteed to create long-lasting memories that will keep you smiling until next year. Local Newburyport residents and thousands of visitors descend upon our beautiful city, allowing performers, artists, vendors and small business owners, a chance to shine. Visit the Events Calendar to view the many fun and interesting events hosted by Yankee Homecoming as well as events hosted by other local businesses and nonprofit organizations. Find video coverage on our Local Videos page and more detailed articles on the Events Coverage page.

If you happen to be searching for events that you can’t find, please know that there are some annual events that are not being hosted for 2021, but we expect to see their return for 2022. The 2021 cancelled Yankee Homecoming events include: Nursing Home Concerts, Kayak & Paddle Board Races, Kids Talent Show, and Family Day in Maudslay Park. There are also some cancelled events typically held during Yankee Homecoming, hosted by other organizations. These events include: Kids Day in the Park at Atkinson Common, The Newburyport Kitchen Tour, The Slow Bike Race, The High Street Mile and Circus Smirkus. Although the circus is not coming to town this year they are still hosting performances in Greensboro, VT in case you are planning a trip. The Greek Food Festival is online only for 2021. All orders must be placed in advance for pick-up.

From live music and street performers, to shopping events, children’s activities, historic walking tours, fireworks and the parade, Newburyport’s Yankee Homecoming features 10 days of action packed fun! So lather on the sunscreen, grab your lawn chair and leave your cares at the door, to best experience Newburyport’s Yankee Homecoming festival!

Restaurant & Shopping Discounts – Donations for Yankee Homecoming Fireworks

If you enjoy dining and shopping in our local community, you can support the Yankee Homecoming Fireworks using the form on the right side of this page to purchase or renew your Newburyport VIP Card.  The VIP Program allows you to enjoy discounts at many restaurants and shops in the Greater Newburyport community and $10 of each purchase or renewal is 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. Once the App opens, select “VIP Discounts” to view discounts and you can also use the App to purchase a login, allowing you to digitally display your VIP Card on your Apple or Android device. The Newburyport App also provides a simple direct link to the Events Calendar and other useful and interesting information.

Apple/App Store: Download “Newburyport” for iOS/Apple

Android/Play Store: Download “Newburyport” for Android/Google

Newburyport VIPs

Niko’s Place

10% off purchases of $40 or more

Riverside Cycle

10% Off Over $50 Excluding Bikes, Trailers and Parts

Clark Currier Inn

Stay Monday through Thursday and receive 10% off. Must book directly using promo code “Weekday” and present card at check-in. *Not applicable to 3rd party bookings.

Captain’s Fishing Parties

$5 Off Tickets - Show Card at Check-in for Discount Refund of Online Purchases.

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