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ABOUT THE EVENT

Welcome to the 120th Amesbury Days! What started as a mill town has evolved into a destination for dining, shopping and is in high demand as a place to raise a family. Amesbury Days 2019 has a full schedule of events from Thursday, June 27th, through our Fireworks show at Woodsom Farm on Thursday, July 4th. 120 years of tradition with plenty of new surprises!

Amesbury Days offers something fun for every member of the family: free concerts, Kids Day in the Park, Carriagetown Car Show, Beer and Music Walk and plenty more.

 

Beginning in 1899 as a one-day festival for employees of Amesbury’s various mills, Amesbury Days 2019 has grown into a 120-year-old multi-day program of events, activities and celebrations drawing people from within and around the city.  Little is known about that first celebration except that it began as a one-day outing at Lake Gardner for the employees of the town’s various mills. However we do know that the Second Annual Outing of the Merchants and Manufacturers of Amesbury was held on August 8th, 1900 and was promoted as “Amesbury Days at Hampton Beach.”  The beaches from Hampton to Salisbury provided backdrops for subsequent Amesbury Days until 1916 when the town’s firefighters proposed a field day at the new town park and the Amesbury Days Association voted to join them. On September 14th, 1916 the festival was moved into town and the town’s new park on Friend Street was officially dedicated.

 

Now, in 2019, Amesbury Days has grown to a series of events taking place at various locations and venues throughout the city.  So mark your calendar from June 27th through July 4th as we have a ton of fun happening for the whole family. Thanks for stopping by and we look forward to seeing you in Amesbury!

SCHEDULE

Come down to Amesbury's Town Park for the BIGGEST Kids day at the park EVER and as always ADMISSION IS FREE! The day will be filled with fun activities like our Teddy Bear Parade with prizes for the most patriotic display, face painting, bouncy houses, train rides by Roaming Railroad, Amesbury Fire Departments Safe Trailer, touch a truck, pizza and ice cream from Hodgies as well as an appearance from the New Hampshire Fisher Cats mascot! There will also be Karen K & The Jitterbugs playing all the hits while kids get to play in games like Challenger Sports Soccer as well as an obstacle course provided by Viking Sports and activities across the park including Mad Science's slippy science table! Come on down and meet all the staff from Amesbury Recreation!

Kids Day at the Park
When: June 27th 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Amesbury Town Park
Cost: FREE!
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Join us for the 21st Annual Chamber of Commerce Block Party!The Amesbury Chamber of Commerce and its members are proud to lead the kick-off of Amesbury Days with our Annual Block Party. We’ll have balloons, face painting, and pony rides. Join us under the red and white tents for all of your food favorites, some family entertainment, and of course the dunk tank!  The Block Party takes place on the lawn of the Main Street Congregational Church and surrounding area. For more information about this fundraising event, please call 978-388-3178 or email info@amesburychamber.com. The Block Party is a fundraiser for the Amesbury Charitable Foundation and is an important tradition for our community. Proceeds go directly to supporting this fund and the beautification of Amesbury, including the hanging flower baskets and kissing balls in the downtown area.

21st Annual Chamber of Commerce Block Party
When: June 27th 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Main Street Congregational Church
Cost: FREE*
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*Some entertainment at the Block Party is free, tickets are available for $1/each and redeemable for food, drink and fun for approximately $1-$5.

Welcome to the 2019 Amesbury Beer and Music Walk presented by the Newburyport Bank! We are proud to bring you this 2nd annual event during Amesbury Days on June 28th from 5:30-8:30 in the Amesbury Lower Millyard.

REMINDER! Last year's event sold out early so please pre-purchase your tickets ASAP!

This event is similar to a Brewfest where all of our patrons will receive tasting tickets for the participating breweries. However, rather than hosting in one location, there are 4 total locations for you to walk to and from that will each have different breweries, food and live music. All are very close by and easy to walk to. 

The details are as follows:

All guest must be 21+ to participate in sampling. You may enter at any of the four locations to receive your event bracelet and sample tickets. All samples must be consumed within the barricaded area of each location. Locations are as follows: Silvaticus Brewery @ 9 Water St, The Shed at Imarc @ 21 Water St, Chestnut Innovation @ 11 Oakland St and Barewolf Brewery @ 12 Oakland St.

Breweries

Silvaticus, Barewolf, Riverwalk, Newburyport Brewing Co, Ipswich Ales, Smuttynose, True North, Carlson Orchards, Stormalong Cider, Shiner, Founders, Southern Tier, Rheingeist, Elysian, Cisco Brewing, Kona, Red Hook, Spicket River Brewery, Anonymous Brewing, 'Merican Mule

Music

Still On The Vine, Franky Boy and the Blues Express, Skunk Sessions and Sarah Hanahan & Jeremy Galloway Duo!

Food 

Big Rig BBQ, Polish Prince Perogi, Kerry’s Culinary Creations & Curb Appeal Meals, Sisters Of Anarchy Ice Cream, and Glen's Sausages, Dogs and Fries!

Buy Tickets Online

Amesbury Beer and Music Walk
When: June 28th 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Amesbury Lower Millyard
Cost: $25 - $50

BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE!

Celebrate Amesbury Days! Join Yoga Teacher Jennifer Freeman on Saturday, June 29th for morning yoga on Lake Gardner Beach.

This class is open to everyone 7 and older. We will wake up and stretch our bodies while enjoying the tranquil setting of Lake Gardner.

Bring your own towel or yoga mat, water and a smile.

www.PauseYogaStudio.com

Beach Yoga at Lake Gardner
When: June 29th - Class 1: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Class 2: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Lake Gardner
Cost: $10 per person
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Join the Lake Gardner Association for the return of their popular “Sensory Hike” in the green-space of Po Hill on Saturday June 29th.

 

This "sensory hike" will be in the spirit of the growing movement known as "Forest Bathing", which is essentially taking the time to use your senses to slow down and soak in the nature around you as you explore.  We'll talk about the first inhabitants, the early settlers, and the rich history of our town as we hike, pausing often to notice the sights, smells, sounds and textures around us. Sound in nature can be thought of in three ways…Geophany is the sound of the earth…the wind, the waves, the streams. Biophany is the sounds made by living organisms within a given habitat, and Anthrophany is the sounds made by man…..we’ll do our best to filter out the latter.

 At 9 AM, we’ll begin our hike, and start by exploring the lakeside paths that meander along the side of Powow Hill, or Po Hill as it is known locally. This slow-paced, guided hike starts at the beach, goes through the beautiful mixed forest to the scenic summit of Po Hill. This is a hill, so there will be some slopes involved, so hiking shoes are advised.

 

We'll continue down the largely coniferous northern side of the hill and make our way to the rolling fields of Battis Farm on the northern edge of Amesbury. There will be a single hike which should last about an hour and a half. Please arrive by 8:45. There is no cost for this hike, but donations of non-perishables for Our Neighbor’s Table are welcome.

Sensory Hike at Lake Gardner
When: June 29th 9:00 AM
Where: Lake Gardner
Cost: FREE
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OVER $1000 in PRIZESl!!! Grab your family or a few friends and join us for a fun filled day completing challenges around town! Lots of fun challenges from photos to games to trivia! Many within walking distance to Downtown.

The Social Scavenger app will be used to complete all challenges, one team member must download the app (free for both Apple & android)

The password to enter the game will be provided before the begining of the event on June 29th via email.

**First 100 teams to register are free thanks to our sponsor The Institution for Savings! $10 per team after

1-5 players per team.

Test your Amesbury knowledge by completing fun challenges at local sites and businesses for a chance to win the grand prize!

*Prizes!!!

-Adult/family teams- 1st place Grand prize "Amesbury Shopping spree!" containing over $500 in local gift cards! Second Place "mini shopping spree!" with over $250 in gift cards & new this year a Wild card winner! Complete any number of challenges to be entered to win atleast $150 in local gift cards!

-Teen teams- CASH PRIZES! 1st place $100 cash, 2nd place $50 cash & wild card $25 cash!

Free kids game card provided day of event for anyone 12 and under who would like to participate!

There are more challenges than any one team can complete in 3 hours. Pick and chose challenges based on location or points value to increase your odds of winning. Bonus points will be awarded for making purchases at many local businesses too!

New this year, we will have a wild card winner so it doesn't matter if you complete 10 or 50 challenges you can still win!

Bonus points for registering by June15th!

Scavenger Hunt
When: June 29th 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Downtown and all over Amesbury
Cost: Free to the first 100 teams - $10 per team after that!
REGISTER HERE!!
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Atlantic Pro Wrestling is back at Amesbury Days with the 2nd Annual Pow Wow River Cup!  These wrestlers lay all on the line as they battle each other for the ulitmate title to be the Pow Wow River Champ!

This event is one of the most exciting spectacles Amesbury has to offer all year long and is fun for the entire family.

Flatbread Pizza will onsite selling slices so be sure to bring your appetite!

Live Wrestling! - The Pow Wow River Cup
When: June 29th 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Millyard Ampitheatre
Cost: FREE!

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Join the Amesbury Cultural Council on Saturday, June 29th, during Amesbury Days, for the "Our Home Town" art show at Amesbury City Hall. We’ll have live music by the Woo Girls and a variety of appetizers, desserts and beverages.


Artist Meet & Greet Reception: noon to 2pm

Art Show - Our Home Town
When: June 29th 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Amesbury City Hall
Cost: FREE!

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It is that time of year again, time to break out the antiques, classics, hot rods, motorcycles and more! Mark the calendars for Sunday, June 30th from 9-2 because the Carriagetown Car Show is back! We will be shutting down the streets of downtown Amesbury and going back in time.

 

This is is open to the public and we encourage all vehicles and motorcycles that are 1989 and older to come join us. There is a suggested donation of $10 – $20 for show vehicles, this is a trophy show.

Show cars are to enter in Market Square and use 20 Main St for the address when arriving with a GPS. This is the only gate to the show so please follow signs to gate.

There is no fee for spectators and this is a family friendly show. There will be restaurants and shops opening early the day of the show so there will be plenty for everyone!

Check out our website for more information:

https://sites.google.com/view/carriagetowncarshow/

Carriagetown Car Show
When: June 30th 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Downtown Amesbury
Cost: FREE!
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Suggested Donations of $10-$20 for show vehicles appreciated!

FREE ICE CREAM WITH TOY DONATION!!

 

The mission of the Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.
These gifts will be held for the 2019 holiday season.

Special thanks to Jason Regis @ Hodgie's Ice Cream for sponsoring this event and helping to make this event possible!

Last year we collected over 200 gifts for Toys for Tots. Let's give back even more this year and join us for a sundae!

Shhh, don't tell the kids but we have a special guest from the North Pole coming! Please bring your camera for photos with the US Marines and Santa!

Christmas In July!
When: July 1st 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Hodgies Amesbury
Cost: Toy Donation for Toys For Tots
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Studio Two is a Beatles cover band that pays tribute to the early Beatles years, choosing songs from the pre-Sergeant Pepper era. The four lads met in a “cellar full of noise” in the town of Milford, NH. by recreating the Fab Four’s music, instruments, and onstage banter, Studio Two performs favorite hits that will bring everyone to the dance floor.

www.studiotwotributeband.com

Music in the Millyard with Studio Two Beatles Tribute
When: July 1st 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Millyard Amphitheater
Cost: FREE!
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The Lake Gardner Association for a twilight history paddle on Lake Gardner! Flatwater paddling awaits as the sun sets from behind Whittier Hill. Lake Gardner Association members will provide a historical narrative of the river, the lake and the rich history of the waterway as we paddle. We will be casually paddling, depending on guests' wishes, as much as a mile upriver…and enjoy evening sky as we return. Paddlers can also simply drift and relax in the open water near the beach.


This is a free BYOB...bring your own boat event; bring your own kayak, paddleboard or canoe! Donations to Our Neighbor's Table of non-perishable food are welcome.

Special Instructions:
This activity requires guests to have their own boat and personal floatation devices. Bug spray is advised as this is an evening event. A light jacket is recommended as the evening air can get cool.

Evening Paddle at Lake Gardner
When: July 2nd 8pm
Where: Lake Gardner
Cost: FREE!
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Join us for a night of fun for kids of all ages! There will be a bouncy house, face painting, games, ice cream and more to be announced soon!

Kid's Night in the Millyard
When: July 3rd 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Millyard Amphitheater
Cost: FREE!
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Join Rock Church at the Amesbury Town Park near the gazebo for Pancakes in the Pines with pancakes, juice, coffee and milk! The cost is $4 with no charge for veterans.

Please contact the Rock Church in Amesbury for further details.

Pancakes in the Pines
When: July 4th 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Amesbury Town Park
Cost: $4.00 (Veterans are Free!)

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Looking for some serious excitement?  Check out the incredible world of drone racing.  Its where technology, physics and computer science come together in one sport.  Come down to Woodsom Farm and check out the North East Racing Drones and the insanely awesome spectacle of super fast drones.  Watch as pilots compete to be the quickest through their specially set up obstacle course.  These professionals will also on hand to answer any questions from anyone who has been thinking about getting into this growing sport.  Its fun for the whole family to enjoy.

Drone Racing
When: July 4th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Woodsom Farm
Cost: FREE

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Amesbury Days is proud to host the first annual New England Kendama Classic event that is sure to make waves within this skill toy community.  The best kendama players from around the country are coming together to show their skills and compete for $1,000 in cash as well as earn some great prizes.  Kendama is one of the coolest toys on the planet and the tricks that these players can do are insane!  We are excited to announce that Bonz from Krom Kendama will be onsite and is known as the best player in WORLD!  This event is free for spectator so we hope all those who are coming to the fireworks can bring their family a bit early to check out this great event!

The New England Kendama Classic
When: July 4th 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Woodsom Farm
Cost: FREE

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Join us at Woodsom Farm this 4th of July to celebrate our nation’s birthday! There will be lots of food vendors to choose from, live music, fireworks and FUN for the whole family!

The fireworks display will start at dusk, around 9pm.

Parking is available at Woodsom Farm, Cashman Elementary School and Amesbury High School.

Fireworks and Music
When: July 4th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Woodsom Farm
Cost: FREE!
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