Festival by the Sea – An annual event coordinated with the Manchester Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, this all-day extravaganza taps into the long-line of local talent with musical and artistic performers alike. Visitors can take in the sights of Masconomo Park while surveying the art and handcrafted items from some of the finest talent assembled.
“Celebrating locally grown art, music and food” in downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea, this all day event will highlight not only the idyllic beauty of Cape Ann but also the incredible talent for which the area has become synonymous.
Tapping into the area’s wealth of musical and artistic talents, the family-friendly Festival will feature live music on two stages throughout the day, culminating in an evening waterfront concert in Masconomo Park. While walking through town, visitors will be able to peruse the art and handcrafted items created by some of the area’s finest artists, craftsmen, and jewelry designers. Local restaurants will showcase some of their most tempting creations while area farmers and co-ops will be on hand with locally grown fruits and vegetables. Festival by the Sea will most definitely provide visitors with a summertime glimpse into some of the best that Cape Ann has to offer. The event, starting at 10:00 am, is free and there will be ample parking and a complimentary shuttle to and from satellite parking areas. Mark your calendar and pack your blanket for a day of great music, inspired artistry and delicious, locally grown foods.
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Manchester holds a celebration parade on the morning of July 4.
10:00 a.m – Manchester By the Sea Independence Day Parade
Manchester’s annual salute to America is a wonderful tradition, complete with stirring music, precision marching bands, imaginative home made floats, antique cars, and just about everything else that represents the pride and patriotism we all share for our country. Simply stated, Manchester’s Fourth of July Celebration is small town America at its very best!
Manchester 4th of July Parade Route: Starts at Manchester/Essex High School — Lincoln Street — Vine Street — School Street — Pleasant Street — Pine Street — Central Street — Union Street — Norwood Avenue — Ends at Coach Field Playground
More information can be found at facebook.com/Manchester4thofjuly
Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks & Water
September 16 – 18 and
September 23 – 25, 2016
Essex County, MA
Hike, bike and sail during the 15th annual Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks and Water! Experience Essex County’s historic, cultural and natural sites during two weekends of 150+ FREE events that will connect you to the spectacular places, history and heritage that define the Essex National Heritage Area—the 34 cities and towns of Boston’s legendary North Shore.
(Photo via trailsandsails.org)
Bringing Couture to the North Shore!
If you haven’t already stopped by, head over to Madam Had’em Boutique Consignment for your fashion fix! Located at 7 Summer Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, this is the upscale reseller’s glossy second seaside location and owner Cheryl McGuire is beyond thrilled at the already overwhelming support from local shoppers and new consignors.
Eleven years ago, Madam Had’em began, after McGuire, a recruiting executive at the time, decided it was the perfect time to make her lifelong dream a reality. As a single mother of three boys, she knew how hard it could be to create a curated style you love without paying top dollar, and her mission soon became to create a unique place where high-end style and the secondary market met. This idea paved the path to the successful business she runs today.
Specializing in women’s high-end clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories, there is an ever-changing collection of designer pieces available for sale, with favorite brand names such as Gucci, Oscar de la Renta and Christian Louboutin making frequent appearances. “Why pay retail when you can pay resale?” says McGuire. “It is a win-win for the community…women are making money for something as simple as cleaning out their own closets, and the customers who are shopping get amazing high-end labels…for a fraction of the cost.”
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