WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3

Tai Chi

8 a.m.

Waterfront Park

Food Court in Market Square

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

HERITAGE TOURS

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

See listings at end of guide

Downtown entertainment

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Annual Kids Day in the Park

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Atkinson Common, Storey Avenue

Activities include decorated bicycle and doll carriage parades. The parade will be from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Children's activities include children's games, music, face painting and much more.

Nursing Home Concerts

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Dick Kaplan and his Excellent Jazz Band will perform at the following places and times:

10:35 to 11:45 a.m. — Country Manor, 180 Low St.

Noon to 1 p.m. - Opportunity Works, 10 Opportunity Way

1:15 to 2:15 p.m. - Port Healthcare, 113 Low St.

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Brigham Manor, 77 High St.

For more information, call Lucien Lacroix at 978-462-2608.

Featured Artists Exhibits

1 to 5 p.m.

Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water St.

UU BBQ & MUSICAL REVUE

5 p.m.

First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport

Come enjoy food, music and tour the historic First Religious Society's 1801 church. Authentic pulled pork, salads and desserts.

SENIOR CORONATION

4 to 6 p.m.

Atria Merrimack Place, Storey Avenue

Yankee Homecoming will crown its Senior King and Queen for 2011. Awarded to two people who have given of themselves freely for the benefit of the community and others.

IRISH SUNSET CRUISE

7 to 9 p.m.

On the Captain's Lady I, leaving from Plum Island Point; $22 per person.

WATERFRONT CONCERT SERIES

7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The Brew

THURSDAY, AUG. 4

Tai Chi

8 a.m., Waterfront Park

Food Court in Market Square

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

HERITAGE TOURS

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

See listings at end of guide

Downtown entertainment

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FIRST RELIGIOUS SOCIETY BOOK SALE

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

26 Pleasant St.

OLD-FASHIONED SIDEWALK SALES

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Downtown, The Tannery and Port Plaza

U.S. COAST GUARD STATION OPEN HOUSE

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

65B Water St.

Featured Artists Exhibits

1 to 5 p.m.

Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water St.

ROTARY CLUB HOT DOG BOOTH

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Tannery parking lot

UU BBQ & MUSICAL REVUE

5 p.m.

First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Congregation Ahavas Achim Synagogue

Washington Street

$5 per sundae

LIONS CLUB ANNUAL BED RACE

6 p.m.

Federal Street

Contestant check-in time is 5:30 p.m.

WATERFRONT CONCERT SERIES

7:30 to 9 p.m.

Beatlejuice

FRIDAY, AUG. 5

Tai Chi

8 a.m.

Waterfront Park

Food Court in Market Square

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

HERITAGE TOURS

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

See listings at end of guide

Downtown entertainment

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FIRST RELIGIOUS SOCIETY BOOK SALE

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

26 Pleasant St.

OLD-FASHIONED SIDEWALK SALES

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Downtown, The Tannery and Port Plaza

FEATURED ARTISTS EXHIBITS

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water St.

WATERFRONT CONCERT SERIES

7:30 to 9 p.m.

James Montgomery Band

SATURDAY, AUG. 6

Family Day at Maudslay State Park

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A full day of family entertainment.

TETHERED HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES

9 to 10 a.m.

RAMON AND THE FABULOUS CARIBBEAN RHYTHM DANCERS

11 to 11:45 a.m.

SEACOAST CIVIC DANCE COMPANY

Noon to 12:45 p.m.

MICHAEL TRAUTMAN'S VISUAL COMEDY THEATER

1 to 1:45 p.m.

BICYCLE FIELD RACES

Sign up 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Races start at 11 a.m.

Ages 5 to 12; racers will be grouped by age. All participants will receive a ribbon. Parental consent/release and helmets are mandatory for all races.

CURIOUS CREATURES

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

In addition, several groups and businesses will be presenting demonstrations and/or manning booths geared toward children's activities.

AROUND TOWN

Tai Chi

8 a.m.

Waterfront Park

Food Court in Market Square

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

HERITAGE TOURS

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

See listings at end of guide

Downtown entertainment

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

OLD-FASHIONED SIDEWALK SALES

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Downtown, The Tannery and Port Plaza

FEATURED ARTISTS EXHIBITS

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water St.

WATERFRONT CONCERT SERIES

7:30 to 9 p.m.

The United States Air Force Band of Liberty

FIREWORKS

9:15 p.m.

Waterfront Park

SUNDAY, AUG. 7

21st ANNUAL HIGH STREET MILE

10 a.m.

No entries after 9:45 a.m.

Atkinson Common

Pre-entry fee, $10; race day, $12. Send inquires to: Chris.Kealey@ThermoFisher.com, or go to www.highstreetmile.com

YANKEE HOMECOMING PARADE

12:30 p.m.

High Street

Beginning at Three Roads continuing down High Street to Marlboro Street. Fire engines will start at 12:30, followed by the town crier and general chairwoman. This year will feature several marching bands along with many floats, cars, veteran units, police and more.

FEATURED ARTISTS EXHIBITS

1 to 5 p.m.

Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water St.

CLOSING CEREMONIES

Waterfront Park

Immediately following the parade

Yankee Homecoming's 2011 General Chairwoman Cheryl Munick will lower the Yankee Homecoming flag to close this year's festivities.

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