Thank you to all our Sponsors!
ABOUT THE EVENT
Welcome to the 121st Amesbury Days! We are proud to be back after our 2020 COVID-19 hiatus. It is with great pleasure that we bring together fun and exciting community events to launch our summer of 2021. It has been a long and challenging year for everyone, but now that restrictions are being lifted and life is getting back to normal, we look forward to seeing you in downtown Amesbury. Amesbury Days 2021 has a full schedule of events beginning Friday, June 25th, with our Beer and Music Event through Saturday, July 3rd, with our new Amesbury Days 5K.
Please note that some events such as the 4th of July Fireworks, Block Party and Carriagetown Car Show (delayed until September) are unable to happen due to outdoor event limitations at this time. We promise to bring them back in the future, but for now we are happy to bring you both new and past, popular events that everyone can enjoy.
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 2021, Amesbury Days has grown to a series of events. Most events are taking place or are based out of Heritage Park in the Lower Millyard. So mark your calendar from June 25th through July 3rd 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!
Amesbury Beer and Music Event
Welcome to the 2021 Amesbury Beer and Music Event presented by iMarc!
We are excited to kick off this years Amesbury Days celebrations with our 3rd annual Beer & Music event on June 25th from 5:30-8:30 in the Amesbury Lower Millyard.
Tickets will be on sale soon! REMINDER! Previous year's events 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 guests must be 21+ to participate in sampling and must show valid I.D. when checking in. When arriving check in at the Amesbury Days tent at Heritage Park, Water St. to receive your event bracelet and sample tickets. You may then visit any/all of the four locations in any order during the event. All samples must be consumed within the barricaded area of each location.
Locations are as follows: The Shed at iMarc @ 21 Water St, Heritage Park @ 27 Water Street, Chestnut Innovation @ 11 Oakland St and Barewolf Brewery @ 12 Oakland St.
Breweries: Barewolf, Riverwalk, NBPT Brewing, Fiddlehead, Mast Landing, Spicket River, Six Point, Kona, Victory, Rockport Brewing, Cisco Hard Teas, New Belgium, Two Robbers Hard Seltzers, Bold Rock, Orono and more TBA!
Music : Freevolt, Franky Boy and the Blues Express, House of Jack & Ambulate As Tolerated
Food: Big Rig BBQ, Glen's Sausages, Dogs and Fries, Sacred Cod & more TBA
When: June 25th 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: imarc, Heritage Park, CI Works & Barewolf
Family Movie Night cohosted by the Chamber of Commerce
@ Heritage Park
Saturday, June 26th Movie starts at dusk (around 9pm)
Concessions for sale from Hedgehog General Store!
Sunday June 27th
@ Heritage Park
*More information TBA
Live Music w/ Studio 2: Beatles Tribute Band
Monday June 28th
@Upper Millyard Amphitheater
Kids Night @ Heritage Park
Tuesday, June 29th 5-7pm
Sponsored by Accurety
Join us for a night of fun for kids of all ages! Magic, ballon twisting, face/arm painting, games, animals & more!
There will be a live animal presentation with Curious Creatures from 5-6pm followed by a Magic show by Bonaparte Magic from 6:15-7pm.
The Ultimate Mobile Gaming video game trailer is always a hit and will be back this year! *MUST wear masks inside UMG trailer.
There will be food and drinks to purchase.
Date Night Movie cohosted by the Chamber of Commerce
@ Heritage Park
Friday, July 2nd Movie to begin at dusk (around 9PM)
Concessions for sale, provided by Hedgehog General Store!
The New England Kendama Classic
Friday July 2nd & 3rd
@ Heritage Park
Amesbury Days is proud to host the second annual New England Kendama Classic! The best kendama players from around the country are coming together to show their skills and compete for cash prizes.
Kendama is one of the coolest toys on the planet and the tricks that these players can do are insane!
More information will be shared soon regarding how to sign up to participate as well as spectator information.
Amesbury Days 5k
Saturday July 3rd 8am
RACE DATE & TIMES
Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 8am
EARLY BIB & SCHWAG PICK-UP
RACE DAY BIB & SCHWAG PICK-UP
Available from 7:45am to 8:45am at Race Day Headquarters adjacent to the start/finish line at Heritage Park, Water St. Amesbury, MA
5k participants (21+ only) may redeem their beer ticket in the post race beer garden.
All results will be displayed at the Millennium Timing Trailer adjacent to the finish line. Live online results will be published exclusively on MillenniumRunning.com.
RACE PHOTOS driven by AutoFair
Millennium Running is happy to provide FREE digital race photos from this event thanks to our friends at AutoFair. Photos will be posted online 2-3 business days following the event.
Finishers of the event will receive a link to their finisher video. The link will be emailed online 1-2 business days following the event.
Awards to the Top 3 Overall Men & Women. Awards will also be given out to the top 3 male and female in each 10-yr age group. (19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 … 80+). Stop by the Awards Tent located in the Race Day HQ following the race to claim your award. Awards will not be mailed after the event.
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
@ Heritage Park
Attention! Comedy Night Has Moved to Lafayette Club located at 11 High St, Amesbury, due to inclement weather. Chairs will be provided. Full bar available. Parking is limited so please utilize downtown parking. Doors open at 7pm. Show from 8:00pm-9:30pm. Some tickets still available
Cost Only $12!
Saturday July 3rd
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 just before the begining of the event on July 3rd via email.
**First 50 teams to register are free thanks to our sponsors! $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!
-Adult/family teams-1st place Grand prize $500! Second Place $250! Wild card winner $100!
-Teen teams- CASH PRIZES!1st place $100 cash, 2nd place $50 cash & wild card $25 cash!
There are more challenges than any one team can complete in 2 hours. Pick and chose challenges based on location, points value or however you'd like to increase your odds of winning. Bonus points will be awarded for making purchases at many local businesses too!
There will be a wild card winner so it doesn't matter if you complete 10 or 50 challenges you can still win!