Thursday, June 23rd

Senior BBQ
Doors open 11:30
Food served 12-12:45pm


$5 COA members
$8 non-COA members
$10 at the door

Whittier Home Mtg & Garden Party

Join us for the June Meeting in the garden.

Rita Parisi will perform her summertime tea program.

18th Annual Block Party 5:30 – 8:30

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS… Come one, come all to the 18th Annual Chamber of Commerce Block Party!

This year we kick off Amesbury Days under the big top with a circus theme party. We’ll have balloons, face painting, and pony rides – and a red clown nose for you too! Join us under the red and white tents for all of your food favorites, a DJ to play tunes worth clowning around to, and of course the dunk tank!

 The Big Top Block Party takes place on the lawn of the Main Street Congregational Church and surrounding area. For more information about this fundraising event, please call 978-388-3178 or email

Friday, June 24th

Business Lunch to – Go!

Please place your order by June 17th.  978-388-0982 or an order form can be found at  Menu:  Lobster or chicken salad rolls, Fish chowder, and our famous Strawberry Shortcake delivered to your door.

AJYFC Youth Athletic Combine & Family Day! 1:30-6:30pm Landry Stadium

Amesbury Jets Youth Football and Cheer are proud to host the AJYFC Youth Combine and Family Day on June 24th from 12:30-6:30 at Landry Stadium.  No cost to participants and their families, there will be burgers, dogs, music, and cold drinks to help fuel the spirited competition for kids of all ages.  Laser pro-style combine stations, inflatable obstacle courses, dunk tank, cotton candy and more!  To register and for details, please visit  

7th Annual Brewfest 5-8pm Municipal Lot next to City Hall (62 Friend Street)

$25 online/ $30 at door

Summer is fast approaching and that means that the Annual Amesbury Beer Fest is upon us. Come join us on June 24th from 5pm-8pm as we celebrate with live music, food, and over 25 local breweries and distilleries. Brewers will feature their flagship, seasonal and specialty brews. The Amesbury Beer Fest is being held at the City Hall Municipal Parking, located at 42 Friend Street.

Event Details

General Admission - 5pm to 8pm

$25 General Admission
$30 at the door - Cash or Check only

Go to and search for Amesbury Beer Fest

Live Music
Wide Variety of Food Vendors
ID Required
No Refunds

Participating Brewers: Harpoon, Sam Adams, Newburyport, Riverwalk, Ipswich, Downeast Cider, Far From the Tree Cider, Bentwater, Down the Road, Jack's Abby, Bantam Cider, Deacon Giles Distillery, Maine Craft Distilling, Coole Swan AND MANY MORE!

Voices of Joy Concert 8pm Main St Congregational Church

Under the musical direction of Danny Smith

General Admission is $15 in advance/$20 @ door.  Advanced ticked available at 978-388-0982 or  To benefit the Ministries at Main Street Congregational Church

Saturday, June 25th

 CANCELED  Farmers Market 10am-2pm Lower Millyard/Water Street

Please join us for the first of the weekly farmers market held at the Lower Millyard/Water Street.

Local produce, products and hand-made artisanal products.

Strawberry Festival 10am-2pm Main Street Congregational Church Lawn

Live music, carnival games/prizes, famous Strawberry Shortcake, lobster rolls and chowder all at family friendly prices.

Lake Gardner Morning Yoga Lake Gardner Beach 8:00 – 9:00 am; 9:15 – 10:15 am

$10 per person or use your membership

Celebrate Amesbury Days! Join  Jennifer Freeman, Owner of Pause Yoga, for morning yoga on Lake Gardner Beach.

This class is open to everyone 7 and older, $10 per person. We will wake up and stretch our bodies while enjoying the tranquil setting of Lake Gardner.

Bring your own towel or yoga mat, water and a smile.

Preregister at


Lake Gardner Paddle Hike Lake Gardner Beach 9:30am

“Come to Lake Gardner, where Amesbury Days began! “

 Free and open to the public:  The annual Lake Gardner Association Paddle-Hike kicks off at 10AM, with a hike along the trails and boardwalks of Powow Hill, through Battis Farm, to the Camp Kent Nature Center, where guests will enjoy a tour of the facilities. From there, guests will board kayaks for a fun, guided paddle back along the lake to the beach. Groups will leave approximately every 45 minutes until 1PM.

 Plum Island Kayak will also be there providing paddleboard and kayak rentals for the day.

Art Show & Sale 10am-3pm City Hall 62 Friend Street

Art and fine crafts on display and for sale. 

FEATURING• Exquisite Quilt Collection• Historical Chain Bridge Artwork Collection• Local Author Edith Maxwell Book signing• Local Historians and Poets• Art Demonstrations

Sponsored by the Amesbury Cultural Council

Polish Club Celebration 1pm-7pm 14 ½ Mill Street

Come support the PNA and enjoy a day of Polish tradition!

Everyone is Irish on March 17th, so why not be POLISH on June 25th?   


 LIVE Polka Band – 2:00-6:00 PM

Polish cuisine tasting– an assortment of traditional dishes will be available to sample from 1:00-3:00 PM

Commemorative cups – you will receive ONE drink ticket upon paid entry (Cups may be refilled at cash bar)

 Admission is $10


Sunday, June 26th

Carriagetown Car Show 9am-2pm Downtown Area (Rain date, Sunday July 3rd)

 Show cars 1989 and earlier

Music provided by WNBP Radio Station

Food Vendors/Raffles/Fun for all ages!

The downtown area, and the millyards will be reserved for the classic, antiques, hot rods and rat rods.  There will be many food vendors and stores that will be open.

Donations benefits the Carriage Museum

Visit our fabulous restaurants, unique shops and enjoy the day with family and friends.

Art Show & Sale 10am-3pm City Hall 62 Friend Street

Art and fine crafts on display and for sale. 

 FEATURING• Exquisite Quilt Collection• Historical Chain Bridge Artwork Collection• Local Author Edith Maxwell Book signing• Local Historians and Poets• Art Demonstrations

Sponsored by the Amesbury Cultural Council


Monday, June 27th

Studio Two-Beatles Tribute Band • 7:30PM-9:00PM • Millyard Amphitheater        

Studio Two is a Beatles cover band that pays tribute to the early Beatles years, choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era.  The four lads met in a “cellar full of noise” in the town of Milford, NH.  By recreating the Fab Four’s music, instruments, and onstage banter, Studio Two performs favorite hits that will bring everyone to the dance floor. 

Tuesday, June 28th

 Poetry Night 5:30pm-8pm Market Square Bakehouse, 5 Market Square

Prime Time Poets presents a Showcase Event Inside and outside at the Market Square Bakehouse, featuring some of the region’s top spoken word artists:  David Davis, Harris Gardner, Susan Lafortuna, Jamie Millen, Lainie Senechal, Son of River

Live music with Bryan "Prime Time" Riley!


Wednesday, June 29th 

Open Mic/Music in the Millyard 7pm-9pm Amphitheater/Upper Millyard

Jammin’ in the Millyard!  Hosted by Ryan Fitzsimmons, the 3rd annual open mic night lets Amesbury’s own show off their talents.  Come support our local talent!  Whether it’s poetry, song or rap, Amesbury residents have the chance to share with us their musical gifts.


Historical Walking Tour with Edith Maxwell 5:30-6:30pm meets 5 Market Square, Market Square Bakehouse

National bestselling Amesbury mystery author Edith Maxwell will conduct an historical walking tour of Amesbury, with a suggested donation of $10.00. The relaxed-pace walk proceeds up Main Street, onto Sparhawk, stops in for visits at the Friends Meetinghouse and the Whittier Home, and finishes in the upper millyard by 6:30 PM. Along the walk Maxwell will describe events in her new novel, Delivering the Truth, set in 1888 Amesbury, and will read a few short scenes. Copies of her novel will be available at the end for purchase and signing by the author.

Thursday, June 30th

Kids Day in the Park • 10AM-2PM • Town Park

Sponsored by the Amesbury Youth Services Department, Kids’ Day in the Park features lots of outdoor fun for youngsters, including 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Parade!  Grab your favorite stuffed toy, dress them up, and parade around for all to see!  There will be a prize for the most creative ensemble! 

Family Concert “Wayne from Maine” 12 Noon Town Park Bandstand

For nearly two decades Wayne has been writing and performing family style music for the young and young at heart. 


Kids Night in the Millyard • 5PM-7PM    • Millyard Amphitheater

Come down for an evening with children’s performer Marcus Gale who will entertain with songs and stories.  Face painting provided by Renee Schneider from Colorful Kids, balloon artistry with Mr. Dee and the Roaming Railroad comes to town to take the little ones for a train ride.  Hodgie’s is providing ice cream for the kids!  There will be lots of music, food and fun!

Friday, July 1st

Toys for Tots/Christmas in July 2-4pm Hodgie’s Ice Cream 71 Haverhill Rd.

The 5th Annual Christmas in July/Toys for Tots event will be accepting toys (new toys only) for Toys for Tots while you make and enjoy homemade ice cream sundaes! This event is free. One complimentary sundae for each new toy donation.  These gifts will be held for the Holiday Season. For more information, please contact Michelle Parsons at Bring your camera for pictures with the U.S. Marines and Santa!

Movie in the Millyard: Wizard of Oz • 8:30PM-10:30PM • Millyard Amphitheater           

Join us for the 3rd Annual Movie in the Millyard.  We’re off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz!  

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Amphitheater in your best Dorothy, Scarecrow, Lion or Tin Man costumes (flying monkeys are welcome too).  Ruby slippers are encouraged!


Saturday, July 2nd

George McNeill Plaque rededication Ceremony 11am Corner of Friend & School Streets

The Amesbury Improvement Association honors George Edwin McNeill.  McNeill was born in Amesbury and is best known as the father of the 8-hour work day.  The restoration of the plaque was completed last year and an interpretive sign explaining George E McNeill will be dedicated.  The ceremony will happen on the property next to the fire station, which was McNeil’s homestead.  The Mayor and other union representatives will speak at the dedication.

Amesbury Trails Guided Hike 1pm Town Forest Entrance (Kimball Rd)

Enjoy a guided hike led by Ken Aspeslagh, one of the founders of the Amesbury Trails organization.  You’ll get to know the flora and fauna that lives in our Town Forest and enjoy the fresh air.  It is suggested that you bring drinking water and bug spray.

Hats Off to Amesbury! 3-5pm The Noshery 11 Elm Street

This is a great way to honor the history of Amesbury while enjoying being a part of our town's celebration of Amesbury Days.

What hat are you going to wear?!

Please join us in a celebration of Amesbury's hat history for a 2 hour reception with lots of surprise guests and lots of photo bombs!

Sunday, July 3rd
10,000 Steps for a Healthy Amesbury 2pm-4pm meets in the Amphitheater/Upper Millyard

Fitness experts agree - walking 10,000 steps a day is a great recipe for a healthy life. Join us and take the challenge. Everyone who finishes the approx. 5 mile course (distance depends on the size of your stride!) is awarded an ice cream at Stillwell's

 Sponsored by the Fresh Bread & Community Services ministries of the Amesbury Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Fireworks, Music and Family Fun 7pm-1pm Woodsom Farm

Enjoy the holiday weekend with family and friends at this year’s Fireworks display held on a special night.  You won’t want to miss this year’s band, the multi-award winning Brandy, who are high energy entertainment with great crowd interaction.  Their song repertoire is seemingly endless, there will be something for everyone. 

Early in the evening Bruce the Bubbleguy will be there to entertain people of all ages.  And there are so many food vendors coming that you will your choice of goodies.

We are so thrilled to once again have a special performance by Krista LaForte singing the National Anthem.  All of this will get you ready for the spectacular Fireworks display that end the night with a BANG!

Monday, July 4
Pancakes in the Pines • 7AM-11AM •  The Pines
The Amesbury Rock Church is sponsoring their annual Pancakes in the Pines event.  Join us pancakes, juice, coffee and milk.  For more information contact Tom at 978-388-9098.
Auction for Bartlett Museum  • 10AM-3PM • The Pines
The Auction to benefit the Bartlett Museum is back with Edward Duguay III as Auctioneer.  There will be food, music, face painting, kid activities and items to bid on.  Please join us for this special event.  For more information contact Lee-Ann at 978-504-0000.
 See you next year!


Amesbury Days 2016

Amesbury Days 2016

June 23rd - July 4th

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