The Gloucester Schooner Festival is a wonderful celebration of Gloucester's fishing and maritime history during labor day weekend. This year's festival, hosted by Maritime Gloucester, is Gloucester’s major marine event, with participating vessels coming from ports along the Eastern seaboard and beyond. There will be both large and small vessels—ranging from 19 feet to over 100 feet in length. You will see new boats and old boats, from newly built (Ardelle - launched 2011) to over 100 years old!
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 2018 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.
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.
Welcome to the 121st Amesbury Days! It is with great pleasure that we bring together fun and exciting community events to launch our summer of 2021. It has been a long and challenging year for everyone, but now that restrictions are being lifted and life is getting back to normal, we look forward to seeing you in downtown Amesbury. Amesbury Days 2021 has a full schedule of events beginning Friday, June 25th, with our Beer and Music Event through Saturday, July 3rd, with our new Amesbury Days 5K.
UPDATE- This event has been postponed to Monday, July 5th, 2021 due to inclement weather. 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!
The Marblehead Festival of Arts has had a rich history in producing an annual summer arts Festival over the July 4th holiday week. Due to the COVID pandemic, the festival will be paring down the usual schedule of events in 2021, so check their site for an updated schedule!
Beverly Farms has canceled Independence Day celebrations for 2021 due to the COVID pandemic.
Beverly Farms has a lot going on for the 4th of July including cookouts, softball games, live music, a parade and, of course, fireworks! Come celebrate Independence Day filled with history and community tradition!
Rockport's traditional Independence Day events have been canceled due to COVID for 2021.
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.
Ipswich has canceled its July 4th parade for 2021 due to COVID.
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!
This Mother’s Day, Celebrate Spring in Boston's most beautiful parks at the Duckling Day celebration and parade on Sunday, May 10th. A beloved tradition for over 30 years, the event celebrates the children’s classic book Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. Every year, hundreds of children parade through Boston’s most picturesque parks, dressed like characters from the story. Led by the Harvard University Marching Band, the parade will begin in the Boston Common at the Parkman Bandstand and end in the Public Garden near the famous Make Way for Ducklings sculptures.
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