The Annual Yankee Homecoming parade is a Traditional New England Parade that is sure to please! There will be a variety of entertaining floats and marchers. Yankee Homecoming and the people of Newburyport all come together to watch a parade on the first Sunday in August. The streets lined with families, friends, and visitors have made this parade a long time favorite summer tradition.
Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Kid's Day in the Park activities include decorated bicycle and doll carriage parades, face painting, playlet by Theater in the Open, K9 Demonstration, Storybook Readings, City Fire, Police and DPW and Ambulance vehicles. Free admission
Olde Fashioned Sunday in Downtown Newburyport will be a great day to remember the beginnings of our Yankee Homecoming celebrations. We can enjoy some “new” events so as to make future memories for the current younger generations as the past has given some of us the “good ole’ days” to remember. Olde Fashioned Sunday 2017 begins on the stage with the opportunity to show the audience your favorite pets. Every person and pet is a winner in this event. The formal opening of Yankee Homecoming will include the introduction of all the past chairperson and the singing of the national anthem.
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! Enjoy ice cream sandwiches and field games following the parade and Town Hall festivities at the fields next to Town Hall.
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.
Manchester by the Sea kicks off it's 2-day Independence Day celebration with a concert and fireworks on July 3rd at Singing Beach, followed by a traditional parade and skydivers on the 4th. Annie Brobst, New England Music Awards' 2017 "Female Performer of the Year", headliens the concert at Singing Beach followed by fireworks, so bring a blanket and chair to enjoy a evening of music and fun on the beach!
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. There wil be a concert from 7pm til 9pm in the park.
Gloucester presents a Free Concert on Gloucester Harbor to kick off the Independence Day weekend! The concert will take place on Stacey Blvd, right on Gloucester Harbor - a perfect spot to watch the fireworks!
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!
Manchester’s annual salute to America is a wonderful tradition, complete with stirring music, precision marching bands, imaginative home made floats, antique cars, and just about everything else that represents the pride and patriotism we all share for our country. Simply stated, Manchester’s Fourth of July Celebration is small town America at its very best! The celebration kicks off with a concert and fireworks on July 3rd, followed by a parade and skydivers on the 4th.
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