North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

Walk through the Crane Wildlife Refuge with the Trustes under the full moon.

Join The Trustees of Reservations as they celebrate the July's Buck Moon! Native Americans named July's full moon the Buck Moon in observance of male deer, who in July begin to re-grow antlers shed the previous winter. Other names for this full moon include Thunder Moon, for the month’s frequent thunderstorms, and Hay Moon, after the July hay harvest. We might also call it the Armstrong Moon -- a nod to astronaut Neil Armstrong's first footsteps on the moon on July 20, 1969.


ipswich Celebrates the fourth of July with a parade and a reading of the declara

Ipswich's Independence Day Parade begins Winthrop School, up Manning Street, along High Strret to East Street, then turns to follow Water Street along the River to the Ipswich Town Hall.   Kids and other participants are invited to show up at 9am to decorate bikes trikes and wagons, with the parade starting at 10am.  At the end of parade, Benjamin Franklin will read the Declaration of Independence, followed by live music and more!


Fourth of July Fireworks at Salisbury Beach include a campfire and marshmallow r

Fourth of July Celebration – Salisbury Beach, MA includes the annual campfire sing along and marshmallow roast on the beach followed by fireworks at 10:15 pm. The location is on the beach at the Broadway Mall behind the stage!


Independence Day Fireworks in Lynn, Massachusetts, July 3

Lynn's Fireworks Display Begins at 9 PM from Red Rock Park. Lynn Shore Drive and Surrounding Streets Will Close at 7:30PM and remain closed until after the show. The best viewing is usually along Lynn Shore Drive and the Humphrey Street area in Swampscott.  Lois Lane and the Daily Planets will perform from 7pm til 9pm in the park.

Location: Red Rock Park


The FREE Annual Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza Concert features Cap

The Gloucester Fund and Ringo Tarr present a Free Concert on Gloucester Harbor to kick off the Independence Day weekend! Concert features The Runaround Sound.


After a walk in the woods, check for ticks before getting in the car!

If you spend any amount of time outdoors on the North Shore, you should be aware of ticks, where they live, how they feed and what to do if you find a tick on your body or biting into your skin. Ticks are arachnids that are closely related to spiders. They feed by attaching themselves to animals and sucking blood. Ticks on the North Shore primarily transmit two dangerous infections - Lyme Disease and Babesiosis (a blood parasite commonly confused with malaria).


Join the Horribles Parade in Ddanvers on the Fourth of July!

Come to Plains Park in Danvers for a celebration of Independence Day!  Join the most horrible parade in Danvers. All are welcome. Dress up yourselves, your wagons, your bikes, make your own floats, or just march in your most festive 4th of July attire. The parade will go from Seaboard Products to the Training Ground / Highland Common on Centre Street. Prizes for ‘Most Horrible,’ ‘Most like Danvers,’ ‘Most Patriotic,’ and other categories will be awarded at the Commons. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Location: Plains Park


Marblehead Fireworks as seen from Chandler Hovey Park by Jeff Folger

Fourth of July in Marblehead is an all-day event on the harbor front that begins at 10am with the Horribles Parade, composed of unusual and sometimes opinioned home-made floats, music, and other parading favorites. For the rest of the day, the waterfront is lively with music, food, and family activities.

The day ends with the Harbor Illumination and Fireworks.


The Manchester MA July 4 Parade is followed by a skydiver performance!

Don't miss the annual 4th of July Parade in Downtown Manchester.  Following the parade, skydiverw will have a show at Coach Field Playground!


A Rescue Dog is transported above the debris of the World Trade Center.

Come to Newburyport Public Library to meet real, live rescue dogs! Search & Rescue volunteers will explain how rescue dogs are trained and how you can stay safe while hiking. This program is drop-in, but we suggest arriving a little early and checking in at the children's desk.


Independence Day Celebration in Rockport includes a parade and bonfire!

Rockport traditionally celebrates Independence Day in style and this Fourth of July won't be any different. Scheduled festivities include the Firemen's Parade, a Legion Band concert, and Rockport's version of a finale - a towering bonfire at Back Beach.


Salem Massachsuetts Celebrates the Fourth of July Independence Day Fireworks

Join the City of Salem at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site for a 4th of July Celebration! The evening includes live music by the 42-piece Hillyer Festival Orchestra and Fireworks starting after dark from Derby Wharf.


West Beach Fireworks July 4, Horribles Par. Celebrate July 4th in Beverly Farms!

Beverly Farms has a lot going on for the 4th of July including cookouts, softball games, live music, a parade and, of course, fireworks! Come celebrate Independence Day filled with history and community tradition!

Location: West Beach


Introduce your kids to geocaching at the Cox Reservation in Essex, Massachusetts

Come experience the fun new sport of Geocaching at the Cox Reservation in Essex, Massachusetts! This web-based hide-and-seek game is growing by leaps and bounds across the country!Instructors will share how to use a GPS unit and astute powers of observation to find hidden caches at the Cox Reservation.

Location: Cox Reservation


The Rockport Farmers' Market runs every Saturday in Harvey Park in Downtown Rock

The Rockport Farmers' Market is a small market that runs each Saturday through the Summer (June - early October). Sponsored by Rockport Festivals, the market is limited in size due to the size of the Harvey Park - a quaint setting in the heart of downtown found on the corner of Mount Pleasant Street and Broadway, across from the entrance to T-Wharf.


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