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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!
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.
This years events will look a little different as it is important for us to adhere to safety standards and follow state regulations regarding COVID-19.
Please read below to see how we plan to execute this event so we are safe yet still remaining awesome!
- Each ticket is good for up to 6 people! Rather than selling individual tickets, we have decided to sell a group ticket that is good for up to 6 people (which explains the high price per ticket). Each group will be given a space in the beer garden, spaces will be numbered and assigned at time of purchase. Beer will be delivered to you at regular intervals throughout the evening while you sample and enjoy the music in the comfort of your own in space.
- There are two Beer Garden locations. Heritage Park in the Lower Millyard and the parking lot of CI Works at 11 Oakland St. Each location will have a band (TBD), beer and food trucks. The beer that is served will be the same in both locations. You have the option to purchase your ticket at the location of your choice until sold out. There are only a total of 40 tickets in each location that will be sold (250 person outdoor max and 6 people per ticket) so purchase immediately if you don’t want to miss out. Worry about finding 5 friends to go with later, trust us won’t have trouble finding them! This event is going to sell out, especially with the 80 ticket limit.
- Safety protocols - You should remain in your ticketed location throughout the event unless ordering food or using the rest room. Everybody should wear a mask anytime they are out of their ticketed area and keep a 6ft distance from anyone outside their party. Help us make this event safe and fun for everyone.
- Participants are invited to bring their own chairs, blankets as well as a small folding table (side table sized) if you would like.
- All guest must be 21+ to participate in sampling.
- All samples must be consumed within your ticketed area within the barricades.
TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON!
BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE!
When: June 25th 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Heritage Park & CI Works
Beach Yoga at Lake Gardner
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.
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
Sensory Hike at Lake Gardner
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.
When: June 29th 9:00 AM
Where: Lake Gardner
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!
-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!
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!
Live Wrestling! - The Pow Wow River Cup
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!
When: June 29th 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Millyard Ampitheatre
Art Show - Our Home Town
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
When: June 29th 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Amesbury City Hall
Carriagetown Car Show
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:
Suggested Donations of $10-$20 for show vehicles appreciated!
When: June 30th 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Downtown Amesbury
Christmas In July!
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!
When: July 1st 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Hodgies Amesbury
Cost: Toy Donation for Toys For Tots
Music in the Millyard with Studio Two Beatles Tribute
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.
When: July 1st 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Millyard Amphitheater
Evening Paddle at Lake Gardner
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.
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.
When: July 2nd 8pm
Where: Lake Gardner
Pancakes in the Pines
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.
When: July 4th 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Amesbury Town Park
Cost: $4.00 (Veterans are Free!)
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.
When: July 4th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Woodsom Farm
The New England Kendama Classic
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!
When: July 4th 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Woodsom Farm
Fireworks and Music
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.