Newburyport Summertime Happenings!

PHOTO: Copyright Valley Patriot Inc. (c) 2013
PHOTO: Copyright Valley Patriot Inc. (c) 2013

By: Rebeccah PearsonJune, 2015

Getting ready for a fun filled summer of happenings here in the Greater Newburyport Area? We have some great MUST DO events for the whole family!

Newburyport Events Include:

36th Annual Garden Tour – June 13-June 14
The Museum of Old Newbury Presents the 36th Annual Garden Tour, “Visions of Paradise”
10am – 4pm rain or shine. Advance ticket pricing before June 1st – $20 and June 1st – day of – $25. For more information and ticket prices, please contact the Museum of Old Newbury at 978-462-2681.
First Annual Discover Maudslay Day – June 20, 1-4pm

Join us for the First Annual Discover Maudslay Day.

Stop by the Maudslay State Park Association booth in the main parking lot and treat yourself to welcome refreshments and snacks and pick up information and handouts. We will introduce you to the Association and answer any questions you might have. We are a Maudslay State Park Friends Group that works to support the upkeep and maintenance of the Park. Tour the formal gardens, stately walks, river outlooks, former mansion sites and still existent structures that make up the foot traffic only sections of the park.

We will also introduce you to the wilder sections of the park, open to foot traffic, bikers and horseback riders that take in the wonderful stands of laurels, rhododendrons and ancient stands of white pines. Meadows and fields, crossed by meandering paths, present views of the Merrimack River and climb to the heights of Castle Hill, where Moulton Castle stood in days gone by. The Discover Day Event is free, but parking is subject to the revised state parking fee schedule: MA Residents $5, non-residents $6. Event is located at Maudslay State Park Curzon Mill Rd., Newburyport, MA, 01950.


The kick off of Yankee Homecoming will begin with the 10th Annual Yankee Homecoming Striper Tournament at Ring’s Island Marina, Salisbury, MA. This event is sponsored by The Newburyport Five Cent Savings Bank. All proceeds to benefit the Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Fireworks Display. CASH PRIZES will be awarded for the longest Striper caught from land, dock, or a boat at sea. Raffles for other great prizes! OPEN TO EVERYONE! Join us rain or shine! $40 per fisherman ($25 per junior 15 and under) – all entrants received insulated tote bag, paid entries received before June 7th receive a free t-shirt! For more information on Yankee Homecoming, including Event Schedule, please visit

Amesbury Events Include:


Phat Cats Bistro is planning a night of live music, drinks and a limited menu. On Monday, June 1, the restaurant will be open from 6-10pm. Mike and guest will be playing classical guitar from 7-9pm. Phat Cats Bistro, 65A Market Street.

FULLER BLOCK MUSIC SERIES – Thursday Nights at 5:30pm

Thursday nights through August, downtown Amesbury will be flooded with live music from various performers who will set up in front of Nest, on the corner of Friend and Main Streets. The Fuller Block Music Series is sponsored by the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce and Nest, with support from the Amesbury Cultural Council and other local businesses on specific nights. For this month the following will be performed, June 4th- Frank Czar, June 11th- Thr33 Band, June 18th – Howie Newman


Join the Bartlett Museum on its first cemetery tour by Lynn Davis. Gather at the Bartlett Museum, 270 Main Street, Amesbury to then tour the Union Cemetery off Macy Street and visit the seven Revolutionary War Graves. The tour includes graves of veterans: Captain John Currier, John Dustin, David Lowell, Ezekiel Goodridge, John Barnard, John Blaisdell and Merchant Cleaves. Suggested donation cost of $10 is charged at the door, $8 in advance. To reserve tickets, call 978-388-3089. The Bartlett Museum is open Memorial Weekend through Labor Day on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 1-4pm. Reservations can also be made for special tours by leaving a message at the museum at 978-388-4528. Visit them online at or and “like” us on Facebook: The Bartlett Museum.

RING RECKERS CAR SHOW FOR AMESBURY DAYS – All Day Event in Downtown Amesbury on June 28
With the support of the City of Amesbury and Mayor Ken Gray, a car enthusiast and owner of an award-winning vehicle, the Ring Reckers Car Show is once again coming to downtown to be a part of Amesbury Days. In 2014, there were more than 600 cars and we hear even more are planned for this year.