Essex Street Inn
7 Essex Street
Newburyport, MA, 01950, United States
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Spring and Summer Events

Spring
Newburyport Literary Festival:

Held the last weekend in April since 2006, the Newburyport Literary Festival began as an effort to increase the city's interest in reading and literary arts. Local authors and national figures are invited to sign their books and chat. School children create projects to show to an author that may visit their school.
For more information.... Newburyport Literary Festival

Spring Invitation Nights:
The first two Friday nights in May, Downtown Newburyport and The Tannery invite you to shop and eat into the evening during Newburyport’s Spring Invitation Nights. Enjoy merchant hospitality, light refreshments and an opportunity to find a perfect gift for Mom, your favorite graduate, or yourself!
For more information.... Newburyport Chamber of Commerce

Summer
Yankee Homecoming:

Newburyport's “Yankee Homecoming” is the second oldest homecoming festival in the United States. This annual Newburyport tradition was the brain child of Jack Frost in 1930 but did not come to fruition until 1958. An eight-day celebration with over 200 events that brings additional tourists to Newburyport to experience the historic, scenic, and cultural offerings to life in the city.
For more information.... Yankee Homecoming


Waterfront Movie and Concert Series:
Held Friday evenings at Waterfront park in downtown Newburyport, these free events are presented by the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce.
For more information.... Newburyport Chamber of Commerce

Fall and Winter Events

Fall

Newburyport Film Festival:
Presented by The Newburyport Film Society, the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival takes place each September with screenings at various locations in historic downtown Newburyport, including, The Screening Room and The Firehouse Center for the Arts. The Newburyport Film Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival and a wide range of film experiences to audiences on the seacoast.
For more information....Newburyport Documentary Film Festival


The Wedding Event:
Meet the area’s most celebrated and sought after wedding professionals, all of whom dedicate themselves to catering to local and destination couples alike. Enjoy signature cocktails, delectable food & desserts samples, raffles, favor bags, and the latest bridal fashions!
For more information.... Newburyport Chamber of Commerce

Winter

Holiday Invitation nights:
A holiday tradition in Downtown Newburyport, Invitation Nights are the first 2 Friday nights in December. Sponsored by the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Invitation Nights offer you the chance to enjoy merchant hospitality, live entertainment, fabulous shopping and dining –and of course the spirit of the holidays–in beautiful and festive downtown Newburyport and The Tannery!
For more information.... Newburyport Chamber of Commerce

Newburyport Eagle Festival:
Did you know that it takes four to five years for bald eagles to get their white heads? That the average wingspan for a bald eagle is almost seven feet? That female bald eagles are larger than males? That bald eagles are kleptoparasites; meaning that sometimes they steal food from other birds?
There are all kinds of interesting facts to learn about bald eagles, and the Merrimack River Eagle Festival is the place to ask the questions and get the answers.
For more information.... Merrimack River Eagle Festival