Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Herrmanns' Lipizzan Stallions in Essex

Herrmanns' Royal Lipizzan Stallions come to Cogswell's Grant in Essex

Historic New England welcomes family favorite Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions for a special engagement at Cogswell's Grant . The famous Lipizzan stallions are returning to perform three shows at Cogswell's Grant. The horses of the Herrmann line are among the last capable of executing the "Airs Above the Ground" maneuvers, the dramatic leaps and plunges developed as aggressive battle maneuvers in the sixteenth century, and now a beautiful display of equine grace and strength.

Friday, September 15, 2017 5-6:30pm
Saturday, September 16, 2017 2-3:30pm
Sunday, September 17, 2017 2-3:30pm

Salty Dog Day

Salty Dog Day at Essex Shipbuilding Museum is all about pets, kids and families!

Come on down to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum for Salty Dog Day - a fun celebration of the long history of dogs in the maritime trades! This family event is a wonderful opportunity to wander around the Museum and have fun with your family and pets! Salty Dog Day features water rescue demonstrations, an agility course, a costume parade, vendors, hot dogs and more!

Saturday, September 7, 2013 11am - 3pm
Rain Date: Sunday, September 8, 2013 11am - 3pm

Essex River Paddle

Take a paddle on the Essex River with the ECGA!

Join Greenbelt for a monthly "experience" on the water. Bring your own kayak or canoe, or use a Greenbelt loaner.  We'll depart from Greenbelt's Cox Reservation Headquarters and paddle the Essex River. Please RSVP and let us know if you need a loaner and life jackets. Dress for the weather. Hat, sunscreen, bug spray, camera and binolculars recommended. NOTE: as of August 21, 2013 this event no longer has loaner kayak or canoes available!


Sunday, August 25, 2013 1-3:30pm

Cape Ann Capers: Salt Marsh Exploration

Get muddy with Audubon field teacher Andrew Prazar at Cox Reservation in Essex.

What lives in the mud, grass, and water of a salt marsh? How is the marsh like a sponge? We'll use nets and trowels to look for mussels, clams, oysters, hermit crabs, and other marsh critters. Watch egrets in flight and participate in a snail race as you explore the hidden wonders of the salt marsh. Prepare to get muddy!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 10am-12pm

2013 Essex Youth Triathlon

The Essex Youth Triathalon is a chance for kids to push their physical limits.

The Essex Youth Triathlon is a chance for kids to explore their physical limits in a safe, monitored environment and have a great time! Join the Essex Board of Health in furthering their mission to encourage healthy habits that North Shore youth can carry into adulthood.  The Essex Youth Triathlon is the perfect opportunity to encourage and to instill the joy of health, the excitement of physical activity and pride of participation.  “Just Tri” this tri-sporting event! 

Saturday, August 3, 2013 9:30am (race start)

Art in the Shipyard!

Kids will create art at the Essex Shipbuilding Musem each Wednesday afternoon!

See, learn, find, create! Young artists are invited to enjoy drawing, painting, print making, and sculpture using the Museum's shipyard and artifacts for inspiration. All materials are provided for projects. All ages are welcome. Those seven and younger must be accompanied by an adult. A public exhibit of the art work produced will take place at the museum. This program is supported in part by the Essex Cultural Council, a local agency, through the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Wednesdays, April 17 to June 5, 2013 3:30-5pm

Essex National Heritage Area Photo Safari

Essex National Heritage Area Photo Safari featuring Olympus in Essex MA

Don't miss the last Photo Safari of the season! Join Essex Heritage and Hunt's Photo & Video on Saturday, June 1st for a Photo Safari featuring Tamron at the Cox Reservation!

Equipped with the latest camera lenses and gear from Tamron, provided by Hunt's Photo & Video, and coached by professional photographers and technical experts, photographers of all levels can join this safari to expand their skills while capturing magnificent views of the Great Marsh, the Essex River and beyond, from the Cox Reservation!

Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Happy as a Clam 5k, Family Fun Run & Wellness Fair

The Happy as a Clam Road Race invites children and families to race in Essex

The Happy as a Clam 5k is a great event promoting health and wellness in our community.  The 5k road race (6 PM) over the streets of Essex will be preceded by a 5k non-competitive walkers' 5k (5 PM) and free kids' dashes (5:30 PM).  Kids' race distances are 20 yard dash for those 4 years and under, 1/4 mile dash for those in grades K-2 and a half a mile dash for those in grades 3-5. Woodman’s of Essex will be on site providing lobster rolls, hot dogs, hamburgers, chowder and more for purchase and a raffle will be held for some great local prizes and experiences.

Friday, September 16, 2016 5pm


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