Pick #1: CATA Trolley Shuttle from Stage Fort Park
Such an easy, fun, and inexpensive ride to get around town AND, total bonus, to Good Harbor Beach, without having to pay to park! Get dropped off at the foot bridge as early as 10:17 and then the trolley comes back every hour up until 5:17 pm. Many other fun stops along the way. See below. Ummm….and an all day pass costs $3 with children under 5 Free. And, unless things have changed, if you are riding the trolley from Stage Fort Park, they allow you to park there for FREE. Total score.
SEASONAL DAYS OF OPERATION
10:00 a.m. to 5:39 p.m.
June 17 through September 4
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
including July 4th and Labor Day
One Way Fare: $1.00
All Day Pass: $3.00
Persons with Disabilities, Seniors
& Persons on Medicare $0.50
Children under 5 years FREE
SEE FULL SCHEDULE HERE
Pick #2: Newburyport Americana Rhythm and Roots Festival
Free live music Saturday, July 1st at Waterfront Park in Newburyport
Saturday, July 1st
3:30 to 8 p.m.
Don’t miss Newburyport’s annual music celebration of America’s roots on July Fourth weekend. Bring the family to Newburyport’s central waterfront for a free concert featuring roots music including Marcia Ball, Nikki Hill, and the Lonely Heartstring Band, with opening act local, teen, guitar sensation Quentin Callewaert.
Event sponsorship gets you VIP seating with free snacks, beer and wine overlooking the event from the balcony of the Firehouse Center for the Arts. Click the button below to donate and reserve your VIP seating now.
READ ALL ABOUT THE FESTIVAL HERE
Pick #3: Boston Harborfest 2017
Friday, June 30th – Tuesday, July 4th
READ ALL ABOUT THE FOUR DAYS OF ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS HERE
With hundreds of activities over Independence Day weekend at Boston’s best landmarks, this family-friendly event is the country’s largest Fourth of July festival. Activities include the annual opening ceremony at Faneuil Hall, historical reenactments, Freedom Trail® walks, boat tours, live entertainment and much more!
As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid.