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Explore! Trails & Sails Events Abound in September

September 2017 We at Essex Street Inn love to suggest fun and interesting sites for our guests to explore in the area and September is the best month to do it thanks to the Essex National Heritage Area's Trails and Sails events. "Trails & Sails" is two weekends...

Plum Island Beckons

July 2017 No trip to Newburyport in the summer is complete without a day on Plum Island. The sandy beaches and blue ocean are the perfect setting for a beach day. If laying on the beach isn't your thing, check out the walking tours of the island led by Bill Sargent...

Americana Rhythm and Roots Festival

June 2017 Don't miss Newburyport's annual music celebration of America's roots on July Fourth weekend. Bring the family to Newburyport's central waterfront for a free concert featuring roots music featuring the roots music of renowned musicians, including Marcia Ball,...

Reduced Price Tickets for Vets at Firehouse Center

Essex Street Inn and the Firehouse Center for the Arts are teaming up to offer a special veterans discount program. Beginning on June 1, any active duty or veteran military personnel will be given a $5 discount on all tickets purchased for Firehouse Produced and...

Memorial Day Weekend Festivities in Newburyport

May 2017 Exciting events are coming to Newburyport on the holiday weekend.There will be three tall ships sailing back into the Newburyport harbor this Memorial Day weekend. The ships will be docked right behind the Custom House Maritime Museum and will be the...

New Restaurant in Town

April 2017 For cozy, casual comfort food, you'll want to check out Brick & Ash. Food with a Southern flair, including brisket, shrimp & grits, and buttermilk fried chicken is served up on the restaurant's four-season porch or inviting interior that includes...

New Restaurant in Town

April 2017 Just around the corner from the Essex Street Inn is the perfect new spot to try this summer. With decor that tips its hat to surf culture, the food at The Paddle Inn likewise draws inspiration from the ocean, heavily featuring seafood options like ceviche,...

Essex Street Inn Excited for Newburyport Eagle Festival

January 2017 How old are bald eagles when they finally get their white heads? What is the average wingspan for a bald eagle? (Hint: longer than all adult man's wingspan.) Each time one of our front desk clerks sees one these magnificent creatures as she crosses the...

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...

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