Five Fun Local Events This Weekend

A look at some of the events this weekend - including two running races - in Hamilton and Wenham.

The weekend is here and Hamilton-Wenham Patch delivers you our planner for what is shaping up to be a great mid-July weekend. Below is a quick rundown on some weekend activity options in Hamilton and Wenham, plus one in neighboring Danvers that may involve briefly walking into Wenham

But there’s much more going on this weekend than what’s here so we encourage you to look past this weekend guide into our full calendar of events, where we have all the events in the two towns listed.

Remember, if you have great ideas of your own that you want to share, please feel free to add them in the comments section at the bottom.


Where/When: Townwide in Hamilton and Wenham; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, dawn to dusk

Why Go: Art Grows Here “popped up” for the first time last summer and has with even more displays across the two towns. The event runs all week, but this weekend is a great chance to get out and explore – enjoying prominent displays such as “Stickball” at and the other displays tucked further off the beaten path.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: ; Saturday, 7 a.m.

Why Go: The TriROK Foundation Families Get Fit Festival and will be a great way to enjoy a beautiful weekend day in Patton Park. The 5-kilometer road race starts at 7 a.m. and the kid’s off-road triathlon starts at 9 a.m. The 5K race is a flat course and the triathlon varies in length and events by age. The deadline to register is 5 p.m. on Friday.

Pricing: 5K, $25; triathlon, $45


Where/When: /; Saturday, 9 a.m.

Why Go: Essex County Greenbelt’s North Shore Trail Series comes to Hamilton on Saturday with both a 5K and 10K race in Pingree Reservation. The race starts and finishes at Pingree School. The races are for all skill levels – from beginners to experienced runners – and are designed to have runners enjoy some of the Greenbelt’s properties. The course is a loop through the reservation, with the 5K race doing one loop and the 10K race two loops.

Pricing: $25


Where/When: ; Saturday, 10 a.m.

Why Go: It will be a great chance to get a look at nearly 60 years worth of painting from Margaret Sprague, who painted the North shore while living in Beverly Farms.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: , Danvers; Sunday, 9 a.m.

Why Go: It’s a chance to get out an explore the newly created Swamp Walk, which connects the to the Leach’s Swamp and Caruso Swamp.

Pricing: Free

Michelle Bailey July 15, 2011 at 11:14 PM
The stick ball looks great at Wenham Town Hall. Maybe that would have been a good place for the War Veteran's Memorial. Just a thought.


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