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The Great Escape brings the music of Journey to Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts!
Part of the Thursday Night Picnic Concerts at Castle Hill at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, this is a great way to get together and have fun with the whole family in an exclusive setting. You can pack a picnic dinner, bring the kids, and get ready to dance the night away under the stars on the Grand Allée. Explore the landscaped grounds and the family "Eye Spy."
Location: Castle Hill
Come enjoy a picnic concert with the kids under the stars on the Grande Alllée.
Pack a picnic and bring your dancing shoes to Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich for a diverse series of concerts that are sure to entertain!  Enjoy the long, lazy days of summer at Castle Hill's Picnic Concerts. Each week offers an exciting family-friendly and danceable band. Walk the grounds, visit the gardens, or relax on the lawn. Stop by the visitor information tent to check out our weekly raffles and membership promotions, borrow a frisbee or ball, or try our family Eye Spy based on Castle Hill's landscape features.
Location: Castle Hill
Kids can build a model boat and race it in a regatta on Redd's Pond in Marblehead
This popular event begins with a workshop where participants construct model boats from kits that are provided, and ends with a regatta at Redd's Pond. Family team participation is encouraged. An adult must accompany all children. After constructing your yacht on the grounds of Lee Mansion Gardens, bring it down to Redd’s Pond for her first sail. As always, last year’s models are welcome at the regatta. This event is part of The Marblehead Festival of Arts.
Location: Jeremiah Lee Mansion
The Children's Festival is just one event of many in the Marblehead Festival of the Arts
How wonderful to have kids view the world through a 64-color box of Crayola Crayons instead of an 8-color box, and the Children's Festival is here to help bring out the artist in every child. The Children’s Festival is a unique "hands on" arts-based program of activities directed toward children aged ten years and younger. . All activities are free of charge and all children should be accompanied by an adult.
Location: Jeremiah Lee Mansion
Marblehead FoA Sand Sculpture Competition on Devereaux Beach in Marblehead
It's family fun!!!!! The 2017 Sand Castle Sculpture Event is back this year as Mother Nature is cooperating with a suitable tide schedule at Devereux Beach. During the winter and spring, Mother Nature has redeposited a nice sand beach. This year the low tide is at 11:30 pm, so start shaking off your plastic shovels and bucket and hope for a sunny day.
Location: Devereux Beach
The Kite Festival at Devereaux Beach is just one event of many in the Marblehead
Come paint the sky with the gang from Kites Over New England ( They will be building the classic Eddy Kite, a diamond shaped kite with a six foot tail. Members of Kites Over New England will be demonstrating their single line and stunt kites. Beginner stunt kite pilots are encouraged to try their hands at this fun and challenging sport.
Location: Devereux Beach
There's plenty to see and do for kids at the Marblehead Art Festival!
Now in its 52nd year, the Marblehead Festival of Arts has had a rich history in producing an annual summer arts Festival over the July 4th holiday week. This premier Festival hosts art exhibits in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Photography, Crafts, Plein aire Painting, Senior Art, Student Art and Youth Art. There's also a lot of great events and activities geared toward keeping kids and families engaged and entertained!
Location: Downtown Marblehead, Crocker Park
The Danvers Farmers Market has fresh fruit produce and other locally made foods every Wednesday June Through October.
The Danvers Farmers Market has fresh fruit produce and other locally made foods every Wednesday June through August in the heart of Danvers Massachusetts.  Come visit to see our array of local and regional vendors. This community building program is sponsored by the Danvers Rotary.
Location: Danvers Farmers Market
Spend Afternoons at Acera STEAM Learning Lab
Sign up today and spend afternoons at Acera STEAM Learning Lab. Every day of the week, Monday through Friday, we run a variety of STEAM afternoon programs. Classes  are open to all ages unless otherwise noted, and meet once a week, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., for 11-12 weeks (unless there is a holiday.) We divide the school year into trimesters, so students enroll in a particular enrichment program for one trimester at a time. Fall:  September 5 – November 21, 2017 Winter:  November 28, 2017 – March 9, 2018 Spring:  March 12, 2018 – June 8, 2018 Students will enjoy exploring many programs including Science Exploration, Woodshop & Engineering, Hands-On Robotics, Debate Club, Games & Outdoor Adventures and many more to chose from. Acera offers a program for every interest.
Location: Acera School
Taste of MarketStreet Lynnfield fundraiser for Haven from Hunger
Join us for a Taste of MarketStreet on Sunday, June 25th from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Enjoy small bites and entertainment on The Green. Participating restaurants include: 100% of your $10 Admission will be donated to The Haven From Hunger through the Lynnfield Rotary. Eventbrite ticket holders enter through "Eventbrite Only Line" at each gate. Pre-Purchase your tickets through Eventbrite by clicking here! General Admission also available at the gate.
Location: MarketStreet Lynnfield