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Topsfield Fair

Topsfield Fair is one of the longest running annual fairs in the United States

The Topsfield Fair is a perennial favorite for us.  We're not the biggest fans of the midway, although it is always worth a walkthrough and a ride or two.  We love fruits and vegetables, and are always on the lookout for the winning 'biggest pumpkin'.  Another favorite is checking out the pigs and other farm animals, as well as the interesting variety of guinea pigs and rabbits.

When: 
October 4, 2013, 1 - 11pm
When: 
October 5-14, 2013, 10am - 11pm
Location: 
Topsfield Fairgrounds

High School Battle of the Bands

Local high school-aged bands will compete to see who rises to the top in the Bat

Yankee Homecoming invites you to the Fourth Annual High School Battle of the Bands. Local High School aged bands will compete to see who rises to the top and wins the opportunity to open for a YHC Waterfront Concert as well as cash and prizes! Watch local student bands battle it out on the stage, and help your favorite band by voting for them!

When: 
Friday, July 25, 2014 5-9:30pm
Location: 
Waterfront Park

11th Annual National Sand Sculpting Festival

The Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival brings MORE fun to the beach w

The 11th Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival will be held Friday–Sunday, July 18-20, 2014. The festival is a greatly anticipated annual summer event in the Greater Boston area with approximately 350,000 attendees. Master sand sculptors from around the world compete in this national contest that attracts international, national and regional media coverage.

When: 
Friday, July 18, 2014 10am-11pm
When: 
Saturday, July 19, 2014 10am-10pm
When: 
Sunday, July 20, 2014 10am-10pm
Location: 
Revere Beach

Marblehead Festival of Arts

There's plenty to see and do for kids at the Marblehead Art Festival!

For nearly 50 years, 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, Senior Art, Student Art and Youth Art. There's also a lot of great events and activities geared toward keeping kids and families engaged and entertained!

When: 
July 3-6, 2014 9:30am-10:30pm
Location: 
Downtown Marblehead
Location: 
Crocker Park

Kid's Bicycle Safety Day

Come to the First Annual Kid's Bike Safety Day hosted by Big Mike's Bikes!

All children are welcome at Big Mike's Bikes first annual Kids' Bicycle Safety Day at O'Maley Innovation School in Gloucester! We will have an obstacle course that teaches hand signals and rules of the road, a free bicycle safety check, and great prizes like new helmets and bike lights! We will be in the parking lot between the ice rink and skate park. Bring the whole family!

When: 
Sunday May 4, 2014 12-4pm

Marblehead's Got Talent

Marblehead teens are encourage to join the Rotary's Talent Show!

The Marblehead Rotary is offering local high school students an opportunity to show off their talents and a chance to win some great scholarship money! Open auditions will happen weekly at Marblehead High School Auditorium from March 11 - April 1, with semi-finals happening on April 8! 5 Finalists will be chosen to perform at the Marblehead's Got Talent Fundraiser at the Boston Yacht Club on May 2!

When: 
Freshman Audition: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 7PM
When: 
Sophmore Audition: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7PM
When: 
Junior Audition: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 7PM
When: 
Senior Audition: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 7PM
When: 
Semifinals: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 7PM

Trashfinders Ball Fundraiser

The Trashfinders Ball is fundraiser benefit for the Beverly Library's Book Mobil

Trashfinder's Ball is a Ball for trash pickers (selective sifters) that will raise fund for the Beverly Public Library Book Mobile! Bring your most prized trash find to the ball for judging. There's also 'junk' food, a Trashion show and music by the Found Objects. Trashfinder's Ball is a Ball for trash pickers. Bring your most prized trash find to the ball for judging. Traditional junk food served, make an outfit out of recycled materials or dress in a second hand outfit for the Trashion show, music by the incredible Found Objects. See tour dates on event page.

When: 
Saturday, March 22, 2013 7-11pm

Eco Games Free-for-All: Sustaining the Sea

Is your Tuna farmed or wild and what's the difference? Find out at Joppa Flats!

We know how important it is to be "green," but how do we apply that to the way we live on the New England coast? Come to Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats for a full day of activities all about ocean creatures like whales, sea turtles & fish! We’ll learn about ocean sustainability and seashore conservation with fun, informative games like mini sporting events, quiz competitions, model building, and art projects for all ages!

When: 
Sunday, March 23, 2014 10am - 3pm

Are You Smarter than a High Schooler?

Join the Fun with Rockport High School's 'Are you smarter than a highschooler?'

Rockport Residents and visitors alike are invited to the Rockport High School chapter of the National Honor Society production of "Are You Smarter than a High Schooler?". The game show will take place at the Shalin Liu Performance Center on Wednesday, January 29th at 7 p.m. All proceeds from the show will benefit the Oncology Unit at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester.

When: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7PM

Superbowl of Birding XI

The Superbowl of Birding is a great way to spend the day outdoors with family.

Come to northeastern Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire for great winter birding and a chance to compete with other birders. The Superbowl of Birding is a unique twelve-hour marathon birding competition to find the greatest number of species and to earn the greatest number of points based on the rarity of the birds recorded. Strategy and planning are essential in order to win this competition! Sponsored by Joppa Flats Education Center and Nikon.

When: 
Saturday, January 25, 2014 5 am - 7 pm
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