EVENTS

Annual favorites such as LobsterFest and the culminating Homecoming Fireworks Display are just the beginning. With live music, family-friendly movies, lawn games, a road race, and a full slate of fun events over the course of six days!

We are always looking to add events to our lineup! If you have a skill, talent, or ability that you would like to share with your community as part of a Beverly Homecoming event, please email Medley Long at medley@beverlyhomecoming.org

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2024 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

DAILY EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

Tuesday, August 6th

Beverly Public Library’s StoryWalk®

Displayed at Lynch Park on Tuesday, August 6 – Monday, August 12.
Read, talk, and walk as you enjoy a StoryWalk® featuring the book, Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang and illustrated by Charlene Chua. A StoryWalk® is a fun and interactive way for families to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. “The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.”
Sponsored by the Hickey Trust Fund.

Lip Sync Extravaganza – 5:30pm

One of the most anticipated events of the year returns to Lynch Park! Every park and camp will display their dance and music routines in front of friends, family, and more! ACME Jr Camp is looking to defend their Grand Prize, as the other parks and camps will do their very best to be the 2024 Lip Sync Champions! Lots of hard work, creative dances, and practice go into every Lip Sync, so cheer on Beverly’s finest talents! The renewed rivalry between Counselors and CITs will also be at the forefront of this fantastic event.

Wednesday, August 7th

Annual David S. Lynch Appreciation Day – 12:00-6:00pm

There is no Lynch Park parking fee for non-Beverly residents on this day. Call the Beverly Recreation Department for more information, 978-921-6067.

Beverly Public Library’s StoryWalk®

Displayed at Lynch Park on Tuesday, August 6 – Monday, August 12.
Read, talk, and walk as you enjoy a StoryWalk® featuring the book, Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang and illustrated by Charlene Chua. A StoryWalk® is a fun and interactive way for families to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. “The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.” Sponsored by the Hickey Trust Fund.

Beverly Homecoming High Tea at Jolie Tea Co. – 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

Visit the newest location of Jolie Tea Company at 192 Cabot Street during Beverly Homecoming week for a special Beverly Homecoming themed High Tea includes: Lobster Gourgeres, Cucumber Sandwiches, Scones, Madeleines, Macarons, and our newly launched “Home is Beverly” Tea Blend. $36 per person. Alcoholic beverages available upon request. For walk-in or for reservation.

LobsterFest – 12:00-8:00pm

Make time for a Traditional Lobster Bake, Chowder, Chicken, etc. available all day at Lynch Park. Dine at picnic tables under the tent while listening to local bands. Local businesses, politicians, and non-profits will be set up around the park to share information with you. Amazingly, 90% all the trash from this event is diverted from the waste stream with the help of Beverly’s Waste Reduction Committee. Keep your eye out for composting and recycling stations under the tent. Cash and cards accepted. Check our website and facebook page for updates on the price of lobster the day before Lobster Fest. All are welcome!

Live Painting Demonstration- 1:00pm

Join Beverly oil painter Joli Ayn Wood (Studio in The Farms) in the Rose Garden of Lynch Park for an afternoon of art and discovery. Joli will demonstrate her color mixing techniques for the group starting at 1pm, followed by a painting demonstration for the group. Questions encouraged. Seating while it lasts, standing room only always works. Cheers to art!

Lynch Park Concert Series: The Reminisants – 12:00-2:00pm

Come down to Lynch to enjoy some lobster AND some great tunes from The Reminisants!
The Reminisants have been entertaining audiences of all ages throughout New England since 1973. The band specializes in oldies music from the 1950s through the ’90s, playing a collection of great music for all kinds of musical tastes and generations. The purpose of the band is to put a smile on peoples faces. The Reminisants are actively involved in fundraising for many local and national charities, including The Multiple Sclerosis Society, ALS Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis, The National Liver Foundation, The Doug Flutie Jr. Autistic Foundation and Boys and Girls Clubs of New England.

Crafternoon: Recycled Paper Collages – 2:00-4:00pm

Drop in and work on a craft! Katie N. will provide supplies for a craft or bring something of your own to work on. Stop by for a few minutes or the whole time. For teens entering grades 6-12! Questions? Email Katie at knelson@noblenet.org. No Registration Required

Kids Spirit of Lobster Fest Costume Contest – 2:00pm

Kids, Dress in your best Lobster Fest costume and win prizes for capturing this traditional, community event. Sign up at the Homecoming Table located near the food line by 2pm. This is event takes place at Lynch Park and is sponsored by the Beverly Homecoming Committee. For more information contact Medley Long at 978-473-4948 or medley@beverlyhomecoming.org

Lynch Park Concert Series: The Slackwater Cowboys – 3:00-5:00pm

THE SLACKWATER COWBOYS are a unique and exciting band of veteran musicians from right here on the North Shore of Boston. The band expertly blends together the varied styles of American music into what they call “HonkyTonkCountryWesternRockandRoll” a hand clapping, knee slapping, foot stomping mix of upbeat, danceable songs that leave their audiences shouting for more! The SlackWater Cowboys not only play the part, but they look the part as well, appearing on stage in full western attire to further enhance this truly one of a kind musical experience.
Sponsored by the Beverly Recreation Department.

Beverly Homecoming Beer Garden – 4:00-8:00pm

East Regiment Beer Company is going to Lobster Fest 2024 at Lynch Park! The tap truck will be there along with the East Regiment crew from 4-8 PM selling draft beer and merch. We’ll be sure to keep your glasses full while you enjoy lobster, chowder and chicken (for the landlubbers), from all the local favorites! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Beverly Homecoming so we can keep the fun going for years to come. 21+ to enter the Beer Garden. Space will be limited, be sure to get there early!

$1 Summer Movie at The Cabot – Sing 2 – 5:30pm

The Cabot $1 Summer Movie Series presents Sing 2. Doors open at 5:30pm, showtime is at 6:30pm at The Cabot, 286 Cabot Street.
MOVIE DESCRIPTION: Can-do koala Buster Moon and his all-star cast of animal performers prepare to launch a dazzling stage extravaganza in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There’s just one hitch — he has to find and persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star to join them. What begins as Buster’s dream of big-time success soon becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart. PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO ONLINE SALES FOR $1 MOVIES. TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED UPON ARRIVAL OR IN ADVANCE DURING CABOT BOX OFFICE HOURS.

BHS Boys Soccer Alumni Game – 6:00-8:00pm

The ANNUAL BHS boys soccer alumni game is Wednesday, August 2nd at 6:00pm at Beverly Middle School. Suggested donation of $20 which will go to the BHS boys soccer program. For any questions please feel free to contact Roberta Butters, 978-729-5764

Lynch Park Concert Series: 12 Barz Band – 6:00-8:00pm

12 Barz Band is a celebrated 7 piece Classic R&B Vocal and Horn band. Don’t miss this fun Homecoming Concert that’s sure to get you on your feet!

Thursday, August 8th

Beverly Public Library’s StoryWalk®

Displayed at Lynch Park on Tuesday, August 6 – Monday, August 12.
Read, talk, and walk as you enjoy a StoryWalk® featuring the book, Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang and illustrated by Charlene Chua. A StoryWalk® is a fun and interactive way for families to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. “The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.” Sponsored by the Hickey Trust Fund.

Senior Day in the Park – 10am-2pm

(Note: Advance tickets sales only. Purchase at the Beverly Senior Center, 90 Colon Street during regular business hours. Tickets will not be sold on the day of the event) The Beverly Council on Aging & Senior Community Center is thrilled to host Senior Day in the Park under the big tent at Lynch Park. The COA staff and Board of Directors have worked hard to make this beloved, fun-filled event happen again in 2023! The program includes a Vendor fair with free giveaways, live music with a local DJ, Senior of the Year Award Presentation, including the National Anthem sung by COA Board Member, Barrence Whitfield, a delicious lunch, door prizes and the annual Brad Gaige Ice Cream social at which the Beverly Rotary Club members will be serving ice cream treats in celebration of Brad Gaige, a former Rotary President, Chair of the Council on Aging Board and a big fan of Senior Day in the Park. Tickets are $15 for anyone over 60 years of age and must be purchased in advance at the Senior Center on 90 Colon Street in Beverly. Please call 978-921-6017 for more information. Rain or shine unless thunderstorms prevail.

Scavenger Hunt at Independence Park – 9:00–11:00am

It’s Homecoming Week and we have history for you!
Drop-in at Independence Park for a scavenger hunt in the park! We will provide the scavenger hunt, clipboards, pencils, and prizes, you bring the smiles and your keen attention to detail and let’s have some fun! Prizes for everyone who completes the hunt. $10; free for Card to Culture and Historic Beverly members at the Family level and above. No registration required; HB members please bring your membership cards. Meet at the middle park bench along Lothrop Street. For more information please visit historicbeverly.net

Beverly Homecoming High Tea at Jolie Tea Company – 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

Visit the newest location of Jolie Tea Company at 192 Cabot Street during Beverly Homecoming week for a special Beverly Homecoming themed High Tea includes: Lobster Gourgeres, Cucumber Sandwiches, Scones, Madeleines, Macarons, and our newly launched “Home is Beverly” Tea Blend. $36 per person. Alcoholic beverages available upon request. For walk-in or for reservation.

Studio Open House – 11:00am – 5:00pm(ish)

Visit oil painter Joli Ayn Wood in her studio creation space. Joli will be painting and greeting guests Thursday, August 8 through Saturday, August 10, from 11-5ish each day. Always open by appointment or by chance. Studio in The Farms, 22 Oak St., Beverly Farms. Near the depot. All original art, all sizes, framed and unframed, all prices points. Cheers to art! joliaynwood.com for more details. 

 

Annual Beverly Homecoming 5K Road Race – 6:30pm

Starting Line: Lynch Park 55 Ober Street, Beverly, MA 01915
Don’t miss this historic Beverly Homecoming 5K Road Race The neighbors line the streets to cheer you on along this flat course that stretches through ocean side suburbs and ends with a fast, picturesque finish. It’s Homecoming! More information Here.

Friday, August 9th

3rd Annual Pickleball Competition 9am ( intermediate/advanced) 10:15am (beginner/advanced beginnner)

Space is limited. Year two of this fantastic event will allow the participants to take part in a fun, healthy and exciting day of sunshine and competition. This competition will be a “Shootout” format. A Shootout is an individually-ranked, round-robin. In such a format, those participating in the pickleball shootout will be placed in groups of four or five in the order of their position (ranking) on the ladder.
Location: Birch Plains Pickleball Courts. For information please contact Sue Carnevale drsue15@msn.com

BevRec Carnival – 10:00am-2:00pm

Get ready for a day of festive fun at the Lynch Park Carnival! Join us for an exciting event packed with thrilling games, delicious treats, and a lively atmosphere. Bring your children to experience the joy and wonder of a classic carnival. Indulge in cotton candy, test your skills at various game booths, and enjoy the vibrant entertainment and activities. There’s something for every child, so mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable day at the Lynch Park Carnival! Game tokens are available on site for purchase. Cash only

Studio Open House – 11:00am – 5:00pm(ish)

Visit oil painter Joli Ayn Wood in her studio creation space. Joli will be painting and greeting guests Thursday, August 8 through Saturday, August 10, from 11-5ish each day. Always open by appointment or by chance. Studio in The Farms, 22 Oak St., Beverly Farms. Near the depot. All original art, all sizes, framed and unframed, all prices points. Cheers to art! joliaynwood.com for more details. 

Beverly Homecoming High Tea at Jolie Tea Co. – 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

Visit the newest location of Jolie Tea Company at 192 Cabot Street during Beverly Homecoming week for a special Beverly Homecoming themed High Tea includes: Lobster Gourgeres, Cucumber Sandwiches, Scones, Madeleines, Macarons, and our newly launched “Home is Beverly” tea blend. $36 per person. Alcoholic beverages available upon request. For walk-in or for reservation.

Old Planters Gran Prix of Beverly, presented by TEMP Rise – 2:00-6:00pm

Start/Finishline on Cabot Street in front of St Mary’s Church
Schedule: 2:00pm Amateur Men; 3:00pm Masters Men; 4:00pm Elite Women; 5:00pm Elite Men
Free kids races on Beverly Common 3:15 start (register on site 2:00pm-3:00pm).
Old Planters Beer Garden open from 2:00-6:00 pm on Beverly Common
Parking: Pay to park at kiosks. Street parking is available on the section of Cabot Street that isn’t blocked off and along the side streets east and west of Cabot. City parking lots can be found by following the large P signs on Cabot Street. The lots have handicapped spaces. They are marked on the map. Parking info is here parkbeverly.com.

Veterans Friends & Family Cookout – 4:00-7:00pm

Hosted at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza at One Ellis Square.
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Soda, and Ice Cream will be provided. Feel free to bring games, blankets, chairs. Sponsored by the Beverly Veterans Council and Beverly Vietnam Veterans. For more information contact Chuck Clark 978-767-5150

Bicycle Safety Rodeo – 4:00-6:00pm

Free! Fun safety course, bike inspections, and free helmets in the parking lot at Lynch Park. This event is sponsored by the Beverly Kiwanis and the Beverly Police Department. For more information contact Ted Goodell – (978) 922-1212.

Family Pictures in the Park – 1:00-4:00pm & 5:00-7:00pm

A FREE 15min photo session in the beautiful Rose Garden exclusively with Erinn Kiley Photography. Stop by the Rose Garden for available times that day or sign up now for your FREE session by visiting: Here
or at on Facebook here.

Ice Cream Social – 5:30-7:30pm

Join our State Representative Jerry Parisella for an ice cream social at Lynch Park. Ice cream cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children and senior citizens; proceeds to benefit the Homecoming Fireworks.

Homecoming Concert and Beer Carnival – 5:00-10:00pm

Presented by Coastal Mass Brewing
Friday August 9th 5-10 pm at The Hastings House, 14 Oak Street, Beverly MA.
The evening will feature live reggae and jam music, food trucks, beer from Coastal Mass, wine and more from Bubble Bar, plus arts and crafts, games and more! Tickets available at the Coastal Mass taproom for $12 in advance, or $15 at the door. Kids under 2 years old free entry. A portion of the door money will be donated to the Beverly Homecoming fundraising efforts.

Saturday, August 10th

Beverly Public Library’s StoryWalk®

Displayed at Lynch Park on Tuesday, August 6 – Monday, August 12.
Read, talk, and walk as you enjoy a StoryWalk® featuring the book, Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang and illustrated by Charlene Chua. A StoryWalk® is a fun and interactive way for families to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. “The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.” Sponsored by the Hickey Trust Fund.

Family Fun Day at Clay Dreaming Pottery Studios – 10:00am-5:00pm

In the spirit of Beverly Homecoming you can enjoy 1/2 price Studio Fees for Paint your own pottery- all day at Clay Dreaming, 186 Cabot Street. Tour the studio and gallery. Pottery for sale. For more information contact the studio at 978-927-1414.

Beverly Homecoming Dog Party – 9:00-11:00am

Join us for a fun-filled morning at the Beverly Dog Park on Saturday, August 10th, from 9-11 AM as part of Beverly Homecoming! Bring your furry friends for a delightful time featuring exciting raffles, adorable on site painted pet portraits ($), and more. Don’t miss out on the chance to make new friends, both two-legged and four-legged! Rain Date 8/11
For more information contact Michelle Rhoades at michellemrhoades@gmail.com

Studio Open House – 11:00am – 5:00pm(ish)

Visit oil painter Joli Ayn Wood in her studio creation space. Joli will be painting and greeting guests Thursday, August 8 through Saturday, August 10, from 11-5ish each day. Always open by appointment or by chance. Studio in The Farms, 22 Oak St., Beverly Farms. Near the depot. All original art, all sizes, framed and unframed, all prices points. Cheers to art! joliaynwood.com for more details. 

Open House at Gentile Brewing – 12:00-10:00pm

Enjoy one free 4oz taste of any beer on tap. 59 Park St #1, Beverly, MA 01915.

Tiny Tots Day – 1:00-4:00pm

Tiny Tots Day 2024 is a fun, free, family event put on by the fantastic Bev Rec Staff at beautiful Lynch Park! Bring your children ages 1-5 for all sorts of cool activities and crafts. Play in the splash pad, decorate a delicious cookie and get your face painted…hey, why not try to do all three at the same time? Take part in one of our crazy games or just sit back and enjoy some fun songs from the concert! Artist to be determined. More information can be found here: bevrec.com

Homecoming Bocce Tournament at Waring School – 1:00pm

The 1st Annual Homecoming Bocce Tournament will take place on the campus of The Waring School, 35 Standley Street, Beverly, at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 5. Teams of 2, 3, or 4 players can enter. The tournament will feature a single elimination tournament on grass courts, followed by a “final contest” on the Waring School bocce court. Restrooms will be available in the gymnasium on campus. Please contact Tim Averill with any questions about the event at timaverill@comcast.net or 978-578-0540

Homecoming Concert: Tilt-a-Whirl – 6-8pm

Homecoming Saturday! Tilt-a-Whirl performs for Beverly at Lynch Park. Bring the whole family for a great night of music.Tiltawhirl is a dynamic five-piece genre-bending musical ride that hails from the North Shore of Massachusetts. Since forming in 2018 as the acoustic trio ‘Fractal Cabbage’ the band has been growing, writing, gigging, and establishing a unique sound. Playing across genres, their sound is eclectic and unpredictable. Through a songbook of over forty originals and covers, they meld folk, classic rock, blues, reggae, improv, jazz, Americana and pop.
2022 was our busiest year to date! The band appeared at Salem Art’s Fest, Beverly Homecoming, and the Topsfield Fair. We completed our summer residency at Chagall PAC in Salem and began a new monthly stand at Delphine’s Kitchen in Beverly.
Author and collaborator Sean Devlin writes, “Tiltawhirl’s genius, mastery of craft and easy camaraderie are reflected back by an appreciative and smiling audience…”

Family Movie Night – Sundown

BevRec wraps up their Summer Movie Series with Skyfall at Lynch Park. Skyfall is just amazing. Adele! Thomas Newman! Daniel Craig! Bardem! Roger Deakins! My lord, even Albert Finney has an action sequence! I mean, what more do you want from a moviegoing experience?

Sunday, August 11th

BevFit Fest – 8:00-11:00am

Join us for the 8th Annual BevFit Fest, a Beverly Homecoming event on Dane Street Beach. Your favorite Beverly-based health and wellness businesses will be offering FREE classes and demonstrations Sunday, August 6th from 8am-11am. Live DJ, free giveaways, and lots of family-friendly fun in the sun! Don’t miss it!

Celebrate Homecoming with the Beverly Multifaith Coalition – 10 am

Everyone is invited to join in prayer, song and reflection as we gather to honor the multifaith and multicultural beauty of our Beverly community! The religious organizations of the Coalition will celebrate the Spirit by offering a joy-filled service and inviting all persons to attend and participate! No matter who you are or how you think about God, you are welcome to join in this service of celebration! Located at Lynch Park.

BHS Alumni Breakfast 10:00am – 1:30pm

Sunday August 11, 2024 BHS Alumni Breakfast – 10am – 1:30pm BHS Classes 1946 – 1974 recognizing the class 1974. Full sit down breakfast, $37 per person. Dress is smart casual. Door opens at 9 am. Program starts at 10 am. Breakfast will be served at 10:30 am. Tables reserved by class. All classes graduating 50+ years are welcome. The event is located at Danversport Waterfront, 161 Elliott Street, Danvers, MA. Reservations must be in by July21. Contact your class representative to register. Or contact Nancy Cavanaugh at 508-954-1553 to register or buy tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Lynch Park Homecoming Concert: The Bordellos – 12:30 – 2:30pm

Formed in 2013, The Bordellos are an Americana band from Boston’s North Shore. Made up of six 30 year veterans of the Boston music scene, they bring together the best of Folk, Blues, Country and Rock n’ Roll covering songs from Elvis Presley, Steve Earle and The Cars to Bob Dylan, The Band and Tom Petty among several other artists. They play pubs regularly between Newburyport, Gloucester and Salem and will also be featured at this year’s Topsfield Fair, Boxford Apple Festival and of course Beverly Homecoming. For more info, please find The Bordellos on Facebook. Concert takes place at Lynch Park.

Cardboard Boat Race – 3:00pm

Build your own seaworthy cardboard boat, launch the boat at Lynch Park and race to the finish or at least see how long you stay afloat! This event takes place at Lynch Beach at Lynch Park. Questions about building a cardboard boat – do a little research at the library or Google it.
For more information contact Tony Toledo at 978-921-4628.

Lynch Park Homecoming Concert: Decades of Rock – 3:30 – 5:30pm

Decades of Rock is returning to Lynch Park! Decades of Rock is a local band that has been together for over a decade and puts on family-friendly concerts across the North Shore. Check out the official Facebook for Decades of Rock.

Horizon Concert – 6:30-8:30pm

The Homecoming tradition continues! Ray Novack’s Horizon and the Horns returns to the Lynch Park shell to signal the closing of Homecoming and the beginning of a great night of fireworks.

Fireworks at Dusk – 8:30pm

Beverly Homecoming Grand Finale of Fireworks. Enjoy the fireworks by boat, or on your favorite Beverly Beach with your neighbors, friends, and family. Thank you for celebrating Beverly with us this week! We look forward to many more years of “Celebrating Beverly’s spirit”! The fireworks are set off in Mackerel Cove off of Lynch Beach and can be seen all along Mackerel Cove (Dane St. Beach, Independence Park). This event is sponsored by all of you and the Beverly Homecoming Committee. For more information contact Medley Long at 978-473-4948 or medley@beverlyhomecoming.org

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Beverly, MA 01915

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