Beverly Homecoming Committee

The Beverly Homecoming Committee is a working board that meets on the third Wednesday of each month at Beverly Bootstraps. Our committee holds decades of homecoming experience as well as the fresh perspective of new members. This committee is welcome to new members and new ideas about homecoming. Our goal is to carry on this 53 year old tradition of raising Beverly’s spirits by showcasing all that Beverly has to offer and hosting a fireworks celebration.

Our goal is to raise about $20,000 each year in donations and sponsorship to support this effort. We are so grateful to you, local businesses and organizations that support homecoming each year. Because of our collective effort we host ten days of community events culminating in an exciting fireworks display launched from Mackerel Cove.

The Homecoming Committee welcomes new members who want to help uphold these traditions and create new traditions based on Beverly’s evolving interests and assets. Please do contact us if you would like to volunteer for homecoming or join our committee at or call Medley Long at 978-473-4948.

Board of Directors

The Beverly Homecoming Board of Directors is made up of community volunteers from all walks of like. We love volunteers, and we encourage anyone to lend a hand. Find out more by filling in our volunteer registration form.


Medley Long III, President
Ellen Lyons, Secretary
Bob Monahan, Treasurer
Diane Buckley
Bruce Doig
Holly Harrington-Stern
Rachel Roy

Many people have asked me what it is that I love about Beverly Homecoming and why I chose to join the committee over four years ago. My answer is simple, I love the city of Beverly and the community that we live in. From our beautiful ocean front to our established arts community, I truly couldn’t think of a better place to call home, and this is my way of giving back to the wonderful city that has been my home and my families home for generations and years to come!

Beverly Homecoming wouldn’t be possible without the help of the countless volunteers that have put their time, energy, and effort into making this wonderful event a reality for over 50 years!  Since I joined the committee I have learned to truly appreciate what it  takes to put together a 10 day city-wide celebration. From the lobstermen that provide our lobster for the lobster festival, to the barge operators and city officials that together plan our beautiful fireworks display, I am truly amazed by their hard work and dedication.

I’m so excited this year to have had the chance to learn what it is to chair this cherished Community event. Not only is Homecoming a time to celebrate the wonderful City that we live in but a time that we can reflect on what makes Beverly a wonderful place to live.

On behalf of the board members, volunteers and city officials who work tirelessly year round to plan this festive 10 day event, it is my privilege to welcome you to celebrate with us!

Medley Long III
President, Beverly Homecoming