Area Events

Windhill's Annual Art Contest - 2017

Ipswich Kids! It's that time again! Find your favorite "house" in Ipswich (it can even be your own) and get creative! All mediums accepted, 8.5x11 preferred. This is a perfect project for April school vacation. Drop your artwork at our office, along with the registration form below, no later than Saturday, April 29th. Keep an eye on our facebook page for your masterpieces! Stay tuned for details on this year's Viewer's Choice voting opportunity and gallery showing held in conjunction with the Local Color and Crane Beach Color Blast weekend!

Halloween in Ipswich - Events, Dates & Times

Halloween at the Ipswich Public Library - Thursday, October 20, 2:30-4:30. Drop-in craft.

Kid's Halloween Party at The Ipswich Museum - Friday, October 21, 3:30-5pm. 54 South Main St., Ipswich, MA

Ipswich Halloween Parade - Thursday, October 27, 6:15pm sharp. Ipswich Riverwalk, Ipswich, MA - FREE 

Jungle Jim's Ghostbuster Academy - Saturday, October 29, 10-11am. Town Hall. FREE - Ages 3-10

Ipswich Downtown Trick-or-Treat - Saturday, October 29, 2-4pm. Market Street, Ipswich, MA - Ages 9 & under

Trick-or-Treat Hayrides at Marini Farm - Saturday October 29 & Sunday October 30, 11am-5pm

Ipswich Fire Dpt. Halloween Costume Party - Monday, October 31, 5:30-7:30pm. 55 Central St, Ipswich, MA - FREE

All Town Trick-or-Treating - Monday, October 31, 5:30-7:30


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Kevin O'Connor on Ipswich's Favorite Home Building Contest

Ipswich's Favorite Home Building Contest with our very own Kevin O'Connor!  Elementary-schoolers can draw, color, paint their favorite Ipswich home and middle-schoolers can build the (bird) house of their dreams! Get full details here on this year's Ipswich's Favorite Home Art & Building Contest for both age groups. Click here for Elementary registration form. Click here for Middle-school registrations form.


Things to do in Ipswich - TONIGHT and This Weekend!


Ipswich Crane Estate Castle Thursday night picnic concert series

Kick off Thursday nights at the Crane Estate TONIGHT, gates open at 5pm. Picnic Palooza with Orange Crush band - back to the 80's! Bring your best picnic game and there will be prizes for the most elegant sprea, best totally awesome 80's picnic and more. 


Rather drive to Gloucester? Harbor Loop in Gloucester also has Thursday night concerts - Get the full schedule here.  

Family camp out at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Family Campout at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary