August! Yikes. Slooooooow down, summer.
Pick #1 The Thomas E. Lannon
Thanks to Kim Smith for reminding us that kids sail free on Saturday mornings on the Thomas E. Lannon. Take advantage of that great offer and receive one free child ticket for each adult ticket purchased.
Check out their website HERE!
Pick #2 The Stage Fort Park CATA Trolley Shuttle
Thanks to Joey for reminding us that the CATA Trolley departs from Stage Fort park and makes stops all around Gloucester. Parking at Stage Fort is FREE if you are riding the shuttle and ticket prices are the best take around at only $1 or $3 to hop on and off all day long! Seriously!
The boys and I will often grab some smoothies and an ice coffee and just go for the round trip ride around the Cape to kill some time. Totally an awesome thing to do….and even better if you want to hop off at Harbor Loop for a bit, or spend some time at Good Harbor Beach without the hassle (or cost) of parking, or walk around Rocky Neck and grab a bite to eat or an ice cream. My only wish is that it was available on weekdays too! For now, it is just weekends and holidays.
See Joey’s post HERE
And see the official website HERE
Pick #3 Beverly Homecoming
Welcome to the 50th annual Beverly Homecoming celebration!
Join us as we celebrate the 50th annual Beverly Homecoming from July 29th – August 9th! Over the past 50 years Homecoming has grown to include over 40 events for individuals and families, both young and old, including everyone’s favorite lobster festival on Wednesday, August 5th! See you there!
Find much more information HERE
Pick #4 Salem Heritage Days
Find ALL the information you’ll need and see the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, HERE
Heritage Days kicks off this year with the 27th Annual Salem Maritime Festival at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site on Derby Wharf from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The 27th Salem Maritime Festival will host an exciting array of free family fun festivities, including free harbor cruises, traditional craft demonstrations, and children’s activities. Come cruise, sail, paddle, and row through four centuries of Salem maritime history. Explore the Friendship of Salem and visiting vessels. It doesn’t stop there folks, there are also three different events happening at the Willows on Saturday. Be entertained by the Bridgin G.A.P.S. concert with performances ranging from local and non-local recording artists, live bands, dance groups, poets and other performance beginning at noon and running until 6:00 p.m. The Firemen’s Muster takes place at 12:30 p.m. where crews will compete to throw the longest stream of water with an antique hand pumped fire engine. Clown Day will be also be happening from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. where clowns will be on hand all day to make balloon figures for your children, get their face painted and let them be entertained by a special performance at 2:30pm.
For a more comprehensive list of family actiivities, visit our friends at North Shore Kid