Note: Due to the weather, these events have been postponed to Labor Day Monday. The Mayor's Race is a major part of the Gloucester Schooner Festival 2019, where participating schooners in the weekend activities compete for for the Esperanto Cup, Ned Cameron Trophy and Betty Ramsey Trophy off Eastern Point and East Gloucester.
Swim & Fin — a fun tradition for swimmers and the whole family in beautiful historic Salem, MA. Great races geared to all ages! Choose between 500 meters, 1 mile or 5k. All proceeds benefit Salem Sound Coastwatch, a nonprofit environmental organization working to make our coastal waters clean and safe–now and for future generations. Swim for clean water! Register now for reduced rate. Special entry fees for youth 17 and under. Bring the family! We’ll have music, raffles, a marine touch tank and more. Admission to the park has been waived–families can picnic and enjoy the playground, walking paths and incredible views from Forest River Park.
The Salem CultureFest 2014 will feature live bands who showcase many cultures and styles, as well as other performers (TBA) who will entertain you while you enjoy exploring the unique arts, crafts, and wares of our areas finest artists and crafters. Over 2000 visitors are expected to attend this fun family-friendly event.
Come to Danvers Massachusetts for the Annual Summer Moon Pow-Wow! Sponsored by the Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness, this festival is a showcase for traditional Native American culture including dance, music, storytelling, craft making, singing, tipi building, interactive games and more. Bring the family, learn about the culture of the Native American tribes that were here when European settlers arrived, and enjoy the beautiful setting of Endicott Park in Danvers!
Kids are invited to the children's garden at the Peabody Institute Library - Danvers children's garden for a fun show featuring the Music Man - Brian Doser! Brian performs nothing but straight ahead music to get your child up and dancing. These classic songs were inspired by time honored tunes sung to him by his grandmother years ago. Be careful, parents may find themselves singing along and joining in the fun!
Endicott Park Day is a true family outing, with activities and events for people of all ages starting at 11:00. From the Doll Carriage Parade to face painting & temporary tattoos, and other kid’s activities, demonstrations, and rides. There is sure to be something for everyone. Local businesses and crafts-people will have booths. And bring an appetite, as a wide variety of food is available from fried dough to Boy Scout Troop 155’s grill. *(for a nominal fee). The Parent / Child Cookie Baking contest will be in Carriage House Conference Room, and the Entertainment will be in the Carriage House. All day rides for only $5.00
Bring the family to Newburyport's Waterfront Park ofor a free concert featuring roots music performers to benefit the Newburyport Parks. The second annual Americana Rhythm and Roots festival featuring Grammy-nominated Alligator Recording rhythm and blues artist Marcia Ball, blues and soul rock diva artist Nikki Hill, and Rounder Recording bluegrass artists Lonely Heartstring Band. Volunteers, donations and sponsors are needed.
Back in the day of sophisticated New England, folks wove their own scarves and knitted hats, gloves and sweaters from real wool shorn from bleating sheep by "Renaissance men" like Kevin Ford and Andy Rice. That vanished era of self-reliance will return Saturday, April 29, 2017 to Gore Place for the 30th Annual Sheep Shearing Festival when visitors can learn some everyday skills that flourished when the Federal-style mansion was built in 1806.
From November 3-6, 2016, Arlington’s Capitol Theatre and the Somerville Theatre will come alive in a celebration of imagination and creativity as the 4th Annual Boston International Kids Film Festival gets underway.
The Boston International Kids Film Festival offers films made for kids and by kids, and hands-on workshops that will enable the next generation of filmmakers to realize the power and potential of media.