Newburyport Spring Fest 2011 and North Shore Memorial Day Parades

Memorial Day weekend…  ahh, the kickoff to summer, finally!  In addition to a million North Shore parades, clever Newburyport has a great family-friendly event planned for those of us that ache for something other than drums, guns and too much noise in general.  The Newburyport Spring Fest 2011 is a 2-day event taking place this Sun-Mon, 5/29-5/30.  Live music in Market Square from 1-4 each day, art, fine crafts, food from Newburyport’s best restaurants.

Children’s entertainment on Waterfront Park includes:

5/29, 12:00pm: Teddy Bear Parade (BYO Teddy or other lovie)
5/29, 12:15pm: Music by Brian Doser
5/29, 1:30pm: Jack Szczuka (9 yo pianist) performs
5/30, 1:00pm: Theater in the Open presents a sneak-peak of their upcoming show Pinocchio
5/30, 2:15pm: Whole Music presents members of their Artistic Development Program.

PARADES!

Sunday, 5/29

Beverly Farms: Memorial Day Parade, 9:30am

Beverly: Memorial Day Parade, 1:30pm

Monday, 5/30

Marblehead: Memorial Day Parade, 9am

Hamilton: Memorial Day Parade, 9am

Essex: Memorial Day Parade, 9am

Topsfield: Memorial Day Parade, 9am

Andover: Memorial Day Parade, 10am

Newburyport: Memorial Day Parade, 1pm

Wenham: Memorial Day Parade, 2pm

Georgetown: Memorial Day Parade, 2pm

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