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Fun Family Activities in June at the Danvers Family Festival

Fun Family Activities in June at the Danvers Family Festival

The Danvers Family Festival is about to kick off here in mid-June with many exciting events.

To start the festival, the 6th Danvers Idol Preliminaries will take place on June 15. Local talent will be given the opportunity to showcase their performance skills, and the winner will be able to perform in front of more than 25,000 people at the Danvers Independence Day Fireworks, held on July 3.  First prize also includes a cash prize of $500, professional recording studio time, and other sponsor prizes. Second place receives $150 and other sponsored prizes. Third prize is $100 and sponsored prizes. The judges include a former American Idol finalist, a national recording artist, and other musicians. The location of this event is Danvers Community Access Television 87 Elm Street, 2nd floor. The time of the event is 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. For more information, contact Kenny Lewis, mixedemt@aol.com. The registration form for this event:http://www.meaddesign.com/DFF/idolrules.pdf .

On June 23, the Polish Club picnic will hold its annual celebration from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The event is at the Danvers Polish Club, 12 Cheever St. At the event, there will be a DJ, polka music, food, rides, and a whole lot more! In years past, this event has drawn over 2,000 people and is one of the longest standing traditions of the Danvers Festival.  

The Mike Gordon Fishing Derby is a fun family event at Mill Pond on Sylvan St adjacent to the Peabody Institute Library. The event will take place from 9:00 am to 12 noon on June 23rd. Many will cast their lines from the perimeter of the pond, catching mainly Perch, Catfish, and Pickerel. All fish that are caught will be weighed and then immediately released by the judges. For more information on this event, contact Mark & Gary Jones via email at derby@meadwebdesign.com.

One of the most popular events of the Danvers Family Festival is History, Hotdogs, Hot Dogs & Hits. This event is held on June 24 at Glen Magna Farms on Ingersoll St. The event will provide plentiful amounts of hot dogs and root beer floats along with a vintage baseball game played on the activity field and the classic rock of Britannica. After the baseball game, stick around because a fun movie will be played. The event will take place from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For more information, contact the Danvers Historical Society at 978-777-1666.

Oldies Night has been a fun event for those of all ages. The musical street fair is held in Danvers square.  Event goers come together and dance to the music of Chris Culkeen, eat fair food, take a chance on raffles, and enjoy the summer evening. Danvers Square will be blocked off for this event. Feel free to bring a lawn chair along, as those provided are limited in number. This event will take place on June 26 at 1 Maple St, Danvers Square. The time of the event will be from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Contact Kay Maurice at (978) 762-6416.

The 11th annual Scoop-Ahhh-Bowl is certainly the tastiest event of the Danvers Family Festival. For $5.00, you can sample various flavors from the following ice cream sponsors: Goodies, Cherry Farm Creamery, Captain Dusty’s Ice Cream, Putnam Pantry, Richardson’s Dairy, and Treadwells. A combination bracelet will be offered for $8.00. With this bracelet, you can have access to the ice cream and rides all day. This event will take place from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on June 29th at Endicott Park, Forest Street. For more information, contact Bill Menezes via email Bill.Menezes@gmail.com or Dave Benson, david@aspenroofing.com.

As always, as the North Shore’s premier transportation company, if you have any questions about this event or any other events this summer, give us a call at 978-750-6666.

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