Arts & Entertainment

Newburyport and the North Shore offer residents a strong selection of Arts and Entertainment options throughout the year.

In the summer we all have a special fondness for outdoor movies, concerts, plays and sporting events held under the endless blue sky. During the colder months we are also fortunate to have the MRT in Lowell, Newburyport Firehouse Art Center, the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly and the Peabody Essex Museum in addition to college productions at UNH and large scale performances an hour away in Boston.

The list is endless for treasure hunters but we will try to highlight the best and most interesting here for you to consider. Art in all forms can teach and inspire us if we stay open to hearing it.

Newburyport Outdoor Movies in August 2017

Fun for all ages on the waterfront.  Not many things could be better than watching a movie OUTSIDE on Waterfront Park.  It harkens back to nights at the drive-in back in the day....but you are not separated by the rows of station wagons. Visit the new SeaLevel restaurant....see some art at the … [Read more...]

Yankee Homecoming Concerts in Newburyport

If you are from Newburyport, you probably have strong feelings about the annual Yankee Homecoming festival held every August. It gets crowded.  It gets loud.  But there are always moments of pure fun. The nightly concerts are one of the highlights of the week, and they appeal to music lovers … [Read more...]

Newburyport Hosts Art Walks and Art Classes in 2017

On two Saturdays, June 17 and August 19 (11-6pm) - enjoy a wonderful stroll through beautiful Newburyport, visiting our thought provoking art galleries. There are a variety of styles and mediums to contemplate. Viewing art, like hearing good music, stimulates the senses and heightens your … [Read more...]

Visit the Charming Screening Room in Newburyport

The Screening Room has been a beloved local theater on State Street for thirty-five years. The road to starting this independent gem was, however, long and arduous. Nothing good ever comes easy. In February, 1977, Nancy Langsam and Andrew Mungo met socially and realized that they shared a … [Read more...]

The Sweet Secret Sauce of Paint Nights in Greater Newburyport

I’m a creative soul. I taught myself to sew in 8th grade and have made everything from curtains to christening gowns.  I taught myself to knit just because I thought it would be fun.  Once, I taught myself how to reupholster a wing chair  thinking, “How hard could it be?” Later on I … [Read more...]

Annual Garden Tour in Greater Newburyport Delights All

2017 marks the 140th anniversary of the Museum of Old Newbury's founding, and the 38th anniversary of its signature garden tour. This weekend-long event taking place June 10 and 11, offers access to a selection of beautiful private gardens throughout the historic Newburys. Start your day at … [Read more...]

Louise Winant Exhibits at the Firehouse in Newburyport

At the Firehouse Theater April 26-May 21.  In downtown Newburyport, see exhibiting artist Louise Winant. Her art reflects on the mysteries of life and human existence.  These spiritually emotive scenes in the medium of oil paint, explore the nature of joy, innocence, and vulnerability.  She also … [Read more...]

Tall Ships Sail Into Newburyport and Boston for 2017

Three tall ships will sail into Newburyport harbor during Maritime Days on May 24-29. They will dock for five days on the waterfront right behind the Custom House Maritime Museum, at 25 Water St.  The ships will be the highlight of the museum’s popular annual event. Last May, the tall ship El … [Read more...]

Mass School of Law 11th Annual Animal Rights Day

On Saturday, April 15, the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover celebrated their 11th annual Animal Rights Day. The event is typically held prior to Easter, with a mascot Easter Bunny celebration in the school library for local children.  Business owners, non-profits, and vendors, all concerned … [Read more...]

Spring Tours at Parker River Wild Refuge Newburyport

Earth Day is in April 22 ! Special EARTH DAY Eve Film Screening: Rachel Carson Friday, April 21st, 7 – 9pm Featuring the voice of Mary-Louise Parker as the influential writer and scientist Rachel Carson. An intimate portrait of the woman whose groundbreaking books … [Read more...]

happyinnewburyport.net is the property of HappyInNewburyport, LLC