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RUM RATIONS AND REVOLUTION: EATING AND DRINKING WITH CAPTAIN BOARDMAN
Friday, July 6, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 7, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, Newbury
Celebrate Independence Day with rum and a Revolutionary meal. In the late eighteenth century, the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm was the country estate of Newburyport’s most famous privateer, Captain Offin Boardman. The soaring rafters and massive beams of the 1775 barn are a perfect backdrop for an evening of historic fun. Join your friends around a rough farm table for traditional rum punch from Turkey Shore Distillery and a hearty farm dinner while listening to true tales of prison breaks, piracy, and potato farming, all from the sizzling pages of Captain Boardman’s diary.
ADAM EZRA GROUP IN CONCERT
Friday, July 6, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Firehouse Center for the Performing Arts – Market Square
The Boston-based group released their much anticipated album Ragtop Angel. Upon its release, Ragtop Angel shot to the top of the Amazon charts and was featured on iTunes New and Noteworthy Rock Albums. Ragtop Angel won “Album of the Year” and “Takin’ Off” won “Song of the Year” at the New England Music Awards.
Come hear Adam Ezra Group straight up when they make their good rock and roll sound.
RIVER FRONT MUSIC FESTIVAL
Spend the day on the waterfront in Newburyport! Come early and enjoy great food & shopping while waiting for the concert to begin.
Food Vendors in Market Square all day! Check back for a list of food vendors.
Visit the Beer Tent from 12:00 – 6:00 PM. Must be 21+ to enter.
Help keep Newburyport and Waterfront Park beautiful! Please do not leave behind cigarette butts, trash, food, etc. Put all trash/recycling in proper barrels. What you carry in, please carry out! Have fun and
Waterfront Park requests that no plastic tarps be placed on the lawn, as it is harmful to the growth of the grass. Thank you!
PARKER RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – “BEHIND THE SCENES” REFUGE TOUR
Saturday, July 7, 9.30am – 11.30am
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Explore the refuge with a ranger and refuge biologist. See areas of the refuge that are otherwise closed to the public. Advance registration is required for this program.
NEWBURYPORT RIVERFRONT MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, July 7, 12noon – 6pm
Waterfront Landing Park
92.5 the River’s 11th Annual Riverfront Festival is a free show open to the public – a day of great live music! Headlining this year’s Riverfront Festival is Mat Kearney joined by Van Ghost, The Brew & the Adam Ezra Group.
CRICKET IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
Saturday, July 7, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
In the eighteenth century, cricket was the most popular bat-and-ball game in America, and was even played at Valley Forge. Using a bat shaped like a modern hockey stick, batsmen defended a two stump wicket against a ball bowled along the ground. Pads, gloves, and other forms of protective equipment were unknown, and umpires held bats that the batsmen had to touch in order to complete a run. Enjoy an afternoon of early cricket with members of the Essex Base Ball Association. Grass field seating: bring blankets and lawn chairs, no reserved seating.
EXPLORING THE MERRIMACK’S MUDFLATS BY KAYAK
Saturday, July 7, 1.30pm – 5.30pm
Plum Island Kayak, 92 Merrimack Street
Paddle around Newburyport Harbor and the lower Merrimack River and look for migrating shorebirds.