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Enjoy Newburyport this Fall and Winter

December 2016 There is no doubt, gift shopping in Newburyport will get you in the spirit of the holiday season. And, the first three Friday's in December are Holiday Invitation Nights in Newburyport where the shops stay open late ~ until 9 pm ~ and hand out free...

Newburyport is Bustling for the Holidays

November, 2016 Newburyport is a magical place in every season and fall and winter are no exception. We've got live music at local spots, museum exhibits, art walks, Invitation Night shopping and, a tradition for more than 25 years, Santa arrives in Market Square by...

Introducing the “Cardinal Concierge” App!

October 2016 Essex Street Inn is excited to debut "Cardinal Concierge" a mobile app designed to enhance our guest's experience while staying at Essex Street Inn, or one of our other destination New England properties. With stay and play information at your fingertips,...

Savor Newburyport & Restaurant Week

September, 2016 This unique 10-day experience highlighting Newburyport's exceptional food, drink, shopping, and cultural experiences returns on September 22 through October 1. The celebration  kicks off with “The Grand Tasting on Inn Street” with food, live music,...

Riverfront Music Festival ~ Saturday, September 3!

August 15, 2016 Waterfront Park in downtown Newburyport will be rocking once again on Saturday, September 3. Now in its 15th year, the awesome event is sponsored by 92.5 the River and always features a fantastic lineup of popular artists. Enjoy the music while...

Weekend Trolley Service to the Beach Commences

June 1, 2016 Ok, so the "trolley" has been updated since this photo was taken, but we're still thrilled that weekend service from downtown Newburyport to Plum Island is back and will continue through Labor Day. In fact, the shuttle service loop offers many Essex...

Celebrate Earth Day All Month with Some Bird Watching

April 2016 The meeting of the Merrimack River and Plum Island form an unspoiled estuary that offers some of the finest birdwatching in the nation. This past week, birdwatchers reported seeing, in part, a "Eurasian" Green-winged Teal, a Short-eared Owl (pictured at...

Tall Ship Headed to Newburyport Harbor Memorial Weekend

April 2016 The tall ship El Galeon, in its first trip to Massachusetts, will be the star attraction in Newburyport this Memorial Day weekend. Memorial weekend is always a fun time in Newburyport, with the annual Spring Arts and Flowers festival organized by the...

Firehouse Center for the Arts

The Firehouse Center for the Arts is the cultural center of Newburyport. Located on the waterfront in the heart of our beautiful downtown -- and, just a couple of blocks from the Essex Street Inn -- the Firehouse is an intimate 191-seat theater that hosts a wide...

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