“Scene and Heard” is the theme of Amesbury Days 2016. The festival gets underway June 23. Amesbury Days 2016 promises to be ten days of fun-filled, community-focused events offering something for everyone including the ever-popular Block Party, Craft Brewfest, Classic Car Show, Giant Yard Sale, Movie in the Millyard, Lake Gardner Day. New events this year include a Poetry Night, Historical Walking Tour, Amesbury Trails guided hike in the Town Forest, and an Athletic Day in Landry Stadium for teens.
A new weekly year-round Farmers Market held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lower Millyard Heritage Park, features local produce and products, a Cupcake Truck, and handmade artisan goods.
There are lots of special events planned for kids, including the fifth annual Christmas in July/Toys for Tots at Hodgie's Ice Cream. Bring a new toy for Toys for Tots. For each new toy donation, make and enjoy one complimentary homemade ice cream sundae.
Sponsored by the Amesbury Youth Services Department, Kids’ Day in the Park features outdoor fun for youngsters, including the 4th annual Teddy Bear Parade. Bring a favorite stuffed toy, dress them up, and parade up to the Bandstand in the Pines for a children’s concert featuring “Wayne from Maine.” That evening, Marcus Gale will entertain kids with songs and stories in the Upper Millyard Amphitheater. Face painting will be provided by The Village Theater Company, balloon artistry by Mr. & Mrs. Dee, and the Roaming Railroad comes to town to take the little ones for a train ride.
Check out the complete up-to-date schedule of events at www.amesburydays.org.