North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

Kids will have a blast explore the Great House at the Cran Estate

How do you like to spend your summer vacation? If you were one of the Crane children, you'd have a giant house to explore on rainy days and a backyard that seems to go on forever. But where did the cat go? On this interactive tour for younger visitors and their families, join a member of the Crane's household staff to explore what made this a relaxing summer home for the Crane family. Peak into some of their private rooms and discover the family cat's favorite hiding places!


Tour d'Elegance public display is FREE and open to the public, and is held the d

Praised by car aficionados as one of the best shows in New England, the Misselwood Concours d’Elegance is a boutique car show that also serves as a fundraiser for scholarships at Endicott College. The show attracts car owners and crowds from across New England and has become the prime classic car event of the summer. Part of the Concours d'Elegance weekend includes the Tour d'Elegance on Saturday, a tour of the most elegant cars in existence today that winds along the Coastal Scenic Byway from Beverly to Newburyport and back.


Come enjoy a picnic concert with the kids under the stars on the Grande Alllée.

Pack a picnic and bring your dancing shoes to Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich for a diverse series of concerts that are sure to entertain!  Every Thursday Night July 11 - August 29, 2013, come enjoy a picnic concert with the kids under the stars on the Grande Alllée at the Castle Hill on the Crane Estate. Enjoy a new style of music each week!


Parker Wheeler & The All Stars Blues Party will be the featured performers at the 2015 Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concert Series. The music on July 27 promises to be a delightful presentation of Blues, Rhythm and Blues and Jazz representing that unique all-star variety of performers always featured in Parker’s musical offerings and in Newburyport on any given Sunday. He has been entertaining Newburyport audiences for the past 25 years in the Grog’s cabaret; and Monday, the 27th, similarly presents that ensemble experience featuring a blend of national, regional and local musicians.


The Compaq Big Band will be playing at Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts

The Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concert Series invites you to hear some waterfront Big Band Music! COMPAQ BIG BAND is an experienced, professional, authentic 20-piece big band that has a wide range of big band classics at their fingertips. They’ve kept New England swingin’ since 1975, with a big band repertoire that begins with honoring the classics from the 30s and 40s as performed by the bands of Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and other greats.


Beatlejuice is the leading Beatles cover band in New England

The Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concert Series invites you to enjoy Beatles music by the sea with Beatlejuice! Beatlejuice doesn’t mimic the Beatles, they honor them! Widely recognized as the finest interpreters of Lennon & McCartney, Beatlejuice combines wonderful vocals, great musicianship, and true respect for their heroes.


The Country Mile Band is a country music, dance, party and show band that's eage

The Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concert Series is proud to present the Country Mile Band! Few New England country acts have had such explosive success as the Country Mile Band (CMB). Their music has been called a "kicking" kind of country. From their foot stomping covers to their original music they will keep you dancing for sure.


The B Street Bombers fill the waterfront with music for Yankee Homecoming in New

Returning to the Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concert Series... The Legendary B Street Bombers! This ten-piece powerhouse has been performing all over the Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston areas for years. Come join the fun at Newburyport's Annual Yankee Homecoming.


The Slow Bike Race is where the winner is the person who finishes last!

Do you ride a bike? Do you have really good balance? How slow can you go? In the Slow Bike Race, the Last one across the finish line wins! Come to Cushing Park in Newburyport and have fun, test your skill and raise some money for the Coastal Trails Coalition .


Tour the Newburyport Coast Guard station as part of Yankee Homecoming

The Coast Guard Station in Newburyport stands as a testament to over 100 years of service to the opening of the Merrimack River and the coastal regions from the North Shore to Portsmouth, NH. All are invited for a special tour of the facility and get a close-up look at the inner workings of this very busy station.


Proceeds from the Newburyport Kitchen Tour benefit the NBPT Elementary PTO

The Annual Newburyport Kitchen Tour features sensational kitchens in a variety of period style homes in our riverside coastal community.  Each kitchen has been selected to showcase the fine work of the best designers, contractors and vendors Newburyport has to offer. 


Help kids programming at Emma Andrews Library at their annual yardsale/bakesale

Emma Andrews Library and Community Center is hosting their annual fundraiser yard sale and bake during Newburyport Yankee Homecoming! Come join the fun and see what treasures you can find! All proceeds go to fund programs at the center. So clean out your closets, attics, cellars and garages, then bring your sellable goods to the Community Center.  You can also rent your own space for just $25! All proceeds will go towards funding the free programs that we offer throughout the year.


The Yankee Homecoming Parade is a traditional New England parade featuring bands

The 58th-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.  The past 57 years 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.


Yankee Homecoming will once again hold its traditional grand finale fireworks.

Yankee Homecoming will once again hold its traditional grand finale with the spectacle of fireworks launched from Cashman Park. Bring family and friends and maybe a comfy chair or blanket and find a spot to enjoy the spectacular view around Newburyport Harbor.

Location: Cashman Park


The Salem Farmer's Market bring the goodness of local farm to downtown Salem!

The Salem Farmers' Market brings fresh local produce and other foods from North Shore farms and other local resources to downtown Salem every Thursday! It's a great place to come find healthy choices for your family's dietary needs, as well as meet local crafts people and artisans! This is a great community resource that strengthens social bonds and interactions, and helps local food producers by creating a direct to consumer channel for their produce and other goods! Come join the fun and experience one of the best farmer's markets on the North Shore!


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