Things To Do & Events Calendar for North Shore Kids and Families

Danvers Family Festival

Danvers Family Festival is 10 days of family oriented events and activities in Danvers, Massachusetts for North Shore Children and Families
Created in 1979 to promote Family Fun in Danvers, MA. Popular events such as Endicott Park Day, Scoop-Ah-Bowl, Karaoke Night, Danvers Idol and Fireworks on the 3rd of July. Some of our favorite events include:
(All day)

Ernest Hemingway – Between Two Wars

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Exhibition, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is proud to present a new landmark exhibition, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars. Showcasing the JFK Library’s Hemingway Collection, this is the first ever major museum exhibition devoted to the work and life of Ernest Hemingway.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Marblehead Festival of Arts

There's plenty to see and do for kids at the Marblehead Art Festival!
Now in its 51st 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,...
9:30 am to 10:30 pm

Swan Boat Rides in Boston Public Garden

Swan Boat Boston North Shore Parent, North Shore Parents Summer Activities Guide
The Public Garden may be one of the most ideal picnicking locations in Boston. Well-groomed and overflowing with tulips, cherry-trees, with willows cascading over the duck pond, the Boston Public Garden is a great place to relax during Boston's most beautiful season.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

LEGOLand Space Mission

Adventure at the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, Boston
The brand new exhibit, Space Mission, has officially launched, only at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston!
10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wenham Museum 20% Off Visits

Wenham Museum discounts and promo code
Families always enjoy one of the many programs and activities available at the Wenham Museum. Summer Programs for Children ages 5-12. Featured Exhibit: A Magical Journey Through Fairytales now – July 2016 Programs and Activities Bring Exhibits and Collections to Life Museum exhibits and...
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

AJH: Childbirth Education Classes

Childbirth Education Classes at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Haverhill  MA
For mothers and partners during the last trimester of pregnancy to learn skills needed for the childbirth experience such as breathing methods, relaxation techniques, and comfort measures. Topics covered include: anatomy, labor and delivery, anesthesia and medications, vaginal delivery, cesarean...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

AJH: Birthing with Hypnosis

Anna Jaques Hospital Birthing with Hypnosis
Relax, clear your mind, and experience the positive effects of self-hypnosis during pregnancy and birthing. Class focuses on easy and natural relaxation techniques. If your birth plan does not embrace a firm decision for an epidural, this is a great option for you and your partner. Recommended to...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Derby Square Flea Salvage Art

Salem MA Monthly vintage market
Monthly vintage market featuring vendors of: vintage and up-cycled furniture and fashion; collectibles, antiques, salvage, as well as jewelry, art and handmade goods by local artisans.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

A Magical Journey Through Fairytales

A Magical Journey Through Fairytales at the Wenham Museum
Unlock Children’s Imagination with Amazing Fairytale Art, Activities and Lessons!
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Hollywood Hits: Movies for Moms

Hollywood Hits: Movies for Moms
Hollywood Hits Theater hosts a Movies for Moms showing held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays

Free family events all summer north of Boston, Northshore, Cape Ann
The Highland Street Foundation invites Massachusetts residents and tourists to visit designated cultural attractions every Friday this summer with free admission. You do not need to register or obtain a ticket. Just show up and enjoy!
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course at Jordans Furniture
Channel your inner tightrope walker as you take on Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture in Reading MA.
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Wenham Museum Hosts Free Fun Friday

Wenham Museum and Highland Street Foundation Wenham MA
Wenham Museum is proud to be part of the Free Fun Fridays Program created by the Highland Street Foundation to further the goal of increasing access to culture, the arts, an education for people of all ages. Come to the museum on Friday, July 1, 2016 and enjoy the museum's galleries featuring...
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Creature of the Week at Maritime Gloucester

Come to Maritime Gloucester for a Creature of the Week Session!
Each week we will highlight one of the fascinating creatures living in the Sea Pocket Touch Tank Aquarium. Students will participate in hands-on explorations, craft activities, and stories that introduce all the fun features that make the creature unique.
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh

ARt Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh
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.
10:15 am to 11:15 am

Picture Book Writing Workshop for All Ages

Picture Book Writing Workshop for All Ages
Need Help With Your Picture Book Writing for Cape Ann Reads?
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Friday Farm Dinners at Appleton Farms

Come to Appleton Farms for a meal grown and cooked right on site!
Join Appleton Farms for a dinner on the farm! Bring your family and some friends for a relaxing evening watching the sunset over the Great Pasture and munching on fresh-from-the-farm food. Dinner will feature a seasonal menu grown or raised at Appleton and other local farms and prepared by Appleton...
5:30 pm

AJH: Breastfeeding Class

Breastfeeding technique and support class at Anna Jaques Hospital. Best Hospital for Families
Geared towards expectant mothers and their partners, this class is taught by an Anna Jaques Lactation Consultant for mothers and their support person(s) to help you successfully breastfeed your baby. Topics Covered Include: benefits to mother and baby; basic anatomy and physiology; myths vs. facts...
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Astronomy After Hours at the MOS Observatory

Come to the Museum of Science rooftop for free stargazing and astronomy related
Tucked away on the roof of the Museum's parking garage, the Gilliland Observatory is a wonderful resource for our starry-eyed public. On clear nights, you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena. On cloudy nights, tour the inside of the Observatory, and participate in...
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Saturday, July 2

Danvers Family Festival

Danvers Family Festival is 10 days of family oriented events and activities in Danvers, Massachusetts for North Shore Children and Families
Created in 1979 to promote Family Fun in Danvers, MA. Popular events such as Endicott Park Day, Scoop-Ah-Bowl, Karaoke Night, Danvers Idol and Fireworks on the 3rd of July. Some of our favorite events include:
(All day)

Red, White & Blue Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast at Tuck's Point Manchester Ma for Families
The Annual Red, White & Blue Pancake Breakfast at Tuck's Point will feature live music, pony rides, a great breakfast and more at the beautiful seaside setting of Tuck's Point! The Manchester-Essex Rotary Club invites families to enjoy pancakes topped with strawberries, blueberries, and whipped...
7:00 am to 11:00 am

Essex Farmers Market

Essex Farmers Market every Saturday in Season 9am - Noon. Essex MA, Featuring seas
Visit the Essex Farmer's Market for a great variety of locally grown produce and other foods! Essex, Massachusetts is an amazing part of the world where farming, fishing, clamming, art and antiques come together in a tight knit little town on Cape Ann. The Essex Farmers Market showcases the wonder...
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Marblehead Farmers' Market

Improve your nutritional intake at the Marblehead Farmer's Market!
The Marblehead Farmer's Market boasts 15+ local farms, and booths with an educational spin nutrition, vendors and farms selling homemade prepared goods and craft vendors that are switched up in a rotation basis week to week. Additionally there are entertainers and exhibits by environmentally...
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Stevens to Stevens Coffee Walk

Walk the Stevens to Stevens trail at the Trustees Stevens Coolidge Estate in North Andover!
Looking for great coffee, great company, and a great chance to get active outdoors?
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Rise and Shine: Little Farmers in the Fields

Kids will learn about life on the farm at Appleton Farms in Ipswich MA!
Have you ever collected warm eggs from the chicken coop or seen how fast pigs will run for their morning helping of veggie scraps? This Saturday morning program brings families behind the scenes of our working farm. You’ll meet our cows, goats, pigs & chickens when you help with the morning...
9:00 am to 10:00 am

Ernest Hemingway – Between Two Wars

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Exhibition, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is proud to present a new landmark exhibition, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars. Showcasing the JFK Library’s Hemingway Collection, this is the first ever major museum exhibition devoted to the work and life of Ernest Hemingway.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Kite Festival in Marblehead

The Kite Festival at Devereaux Beach is just one event of many in the Marblehead
Come paint the sky with the gang from Kites Over New England (www.kone.org). They will be building the classic Eddy Kite, a diamond shaped kite with a six foot tail. Members of Kites Over New England will be demonstrating their single line and stunt kites. Beginner stunt kite pilots are encouraged...
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course at Jordans Furniture
Channel your inner tightrope walker as you take on Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture in Reading MA.
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Swan Boat Rides in Boston Public Garden

Swan Boat Boston North Shore Parent, North Shore Parents Summer Activities Guide
The Public Garden may be one of the most ideal picnicking locations in Boston. Well-groomed and overflowing with tulips, cherry-trees, with willows cascading over the duck pond, the Boston Public Garden is a great place to relax during Boston's most beautiful season.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm