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

Celebrate 400 Years of Maritime History at Derby Wharf in Salem Massachusetts! V

Presented by the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, the annual Salem Maritime Festival hosts an exciting array of free family fun festivities, including live music, traditional craft demonstrations and seaport trade exhibits, story-telling, and FREE harbor tours aboard local schooners including Schooner Fame , Schooner Ardelle and Sea Shuttle's Endeavour! Celebrate four centuries of Salem maritime history on Derby Wharf in Salem!

 

Kids are encouraged to ride their bikes to raise money for the Pan Mass Challeng

This summer, the Pan-Mass Challenge Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) Greater Newburyport Kids Ride will be one of many PMC Kids Rides throughout New England and beyond. Come join the fun, camaraderie and inspiration at the  PMC Greater Newburyport Kids Ride as kids ages 3-13 ride the Clipper City Rail Trail or      a tricycle obstacle course at Cashman Park to raise money for Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund.  Many kids, many bikes, one mission…cure cancer! Refreshments, entertainment and fun!

 

Come watch a FREE showing of The Iron Giant on the waterfront in Gloucester MA

Come enjoy a movie projected on a giant screen on the waterfront, under the stars in downtown Gloucester Massachusetts! Bring a lawn chair, blanket and your family for a night of Hollywood blockbuster fun! Food and refreshments will be available starting at 6pm, and movies will begin at dark!

 

Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Kids' Day in the Park

Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Kid's Day in the Park activities include decorated bicycle and doll carriage parades. The Parade will be from 10:00 am to 10:30 am. Children’s activities include children’s games, music, face painting and much more. Food will be available.

Location: Atkinson Common

 

The Newbuyrport Yankee Homecoming Bed Race is an annual event in Newburyport hosted by the Lions Club of Newburyport.  The race is a ¼ mile team sprint down Federal Street to the finish line. Each team consists of 3 pushers, 2 pullers and a 'sleeper', and the goal is to get to the finish line with the bed and sleeper in the fastest time!   This is a fun event for the communityr and always draws a big crowd.  Come cheer on your favorite team, or just watch the fun!

 

Come to this fun family-friendly sporting event that includes a kids bike race a

Come to this fun family-friendly sporting event that includes a kids bike race and parade in downtown Beverly Massachusetts!  This professional road race runs a short circuit through the streets of Beverly, with categories for amateur, master and elite riders! Its an evening of fun for the whole whether you're a spectator or a participant!

 

Come to Stage Fort Park in Gloucester for the 33rd Annual Waterfront Festival.

Historic Stage Fort Park along Gloucester Harbor will once again blossom into the colorful 33rd Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival. A collection of over 175 Juried Artists and Craftsmen from throughout the U.S. will display their unique creations, live music, plus delicious ethnic foods. A pancake breakfast and traditional New England Lobster Bake complement this picture perfect seaport event!

Location: Stage Fort Park

 

Join an art session in Gloucester Ma designed just for the young artist!

Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play.

 

Kids are invited to enter the Kid's Talent Showcase - Newburyport Homecoming

Showcasing the talents of kids of all ages. This is a non-competitive showcase of children’s talent in Newburyport and the surrounding area. Children in grades 1 - 12, ages 6 - 18 who are residents or students in the Newburyport Schools and the immediate surrounding areas will be allowed to participate.

 

Explore the world of bugs through storytelling at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctua

Bring your young naturalist to the sanctuary this summer and experience the joy of books and the wonders of nature. Participate in hands-on nature-related activities inspired by the stories. Sign up for one or more of these adventurous programs.

 

MIT Museum's Idea Hub is a focuses on hands-on design and engineering!

Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D programs, and a variety of other hands-on making and tinkering topics! Drop in each week and try out one of our many activities. Free with Museum admission. 

Location: MIT Museum

 

Kids will explore and learn about the dragonflies at Halibut Point State Park.

Explore the world of odonata, one of the oldest life forms on Earth. This is a great kids’ program and most appropriate for families. Meet at the Visitor Center.

 

Market Square Day has been a Newburyport tradition for 55 years and running!

Market Square Day features a their 57th annual juried craft show spotlighting amazingly talented artisans.  Hand made items from some of New England's most gifted artists and crafters will be selected through the jurying process. Join Yankee Homecoming in Market Square as this tradition continues!

 

The Councours d'Elegance is a fundraiser for Endicott College scholarship progra

Praised by car aficionados as one of the best shows in New England, the Misselwood Concours d’Elegance is a boutique car show that also serves as a fundraiser for scholarships at Endicott College. The show attracts car owners and crowds from across New England and has become the prime classic car event of the summer. Located on the waterfront, the Misselwood Estate offers unrivaled lawn and oceanfront setting with views of the Atlantic Ocean, which forms an incredible backdrop for iconic cars and motorcycles and will turn the event in a great family-friendly weekend.

 

Mini moos is for children 2-5 to meet our dairy herd at Appleton Farms.

Got milk? We do! On this special program designed especially for our toddler friends, we'll enjoy calf close encounters, a cow story and costume, milking in the dairy barn and more! For ages 2-5 with an accompanying adult. Please pre-register. For older kids, check out Meet the Cows at Appleton Farms.

Location: Appleton Farms

 

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