Block Party Tops Picks for Weekend Fun

There's plenty happening this weekend in Hamilton and Wenham, starting with a Block Party on Friday night and ending with the first Sunday night concert of the summer.

The kids are out of school and there’s no better way to celebrate than to spend an evening at the Community House and at Patton Park on Friday for the Community House Block Party.

In addition this weekend, there’s plenty of other activities going on right here in the two towns – including the free Sunday evening concert series at Patton Park, which kicks off this weekend.

Get the when and where below for the road race and other happenings in Hamilton, Wenham and the nearby area.

Remember, each Friday morning Hamilton-Wenham Patch’s “Get Out” weekend planner brings you a quick guide to local events and activities.

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: and ; Friday, 5-9 p.m.

Why Go: The summer starts with a chance to get out an enjoy dinner, live music and kids activities in the company of neighbors. The event returns for the fourth straight year as a successful fundraiser for the Community House. This year there is also a petting zoo for children and there will plenty of games for the children.

Pricing: Adults, $30; Children and Seniors, $20; Children 2 and under, free.


Where/When: Cox Reservation, Essex; Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Why Go: There’s a variety of artwork by local artists for sale all weekend for the 23rd annual fundraiser for Essex County Greenbelt Association. Much of the artwork is “inspired by the natural landscapes and light that have drawn artists to Cape Ann and Essex County for decades.”

Pricing: Free admission, art prices vary.


Where/When: , Danvers; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Why Go: For 10 years, beloved Postmaster Mary Ring was the smiling, helpful face behind the counter at the Wenham post office. Ring died earlier this month and her funeral services were private. Instead, Sunday’s event was scheduled for friends, customers and community members to gather and celebrate her life. It is open to all.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: polo field; Sunday, gates open at 1:30, game starts at 3 p.m.

Why Go: It’s the second week for polo at Myopia, which continues each Sunday through September. This week is the ECTA Cup, which for special admission price includes parking and admission plus refreshments under the tent at Gibney Field.

Pricing: $10 per person general admission, $30 per person for ECTA event


Where/When: , Sunday, 5-7 p.m.

Why Go: The Sunday evening Patton Park concerts have become a very popular summertime tradition in Hamilton and the series returns for its 10 season on Sunday. The first concert is “Broadway in the Park,” featuring show tunes played by local musicians.

Pricing: Free

Thomas June 15, 2012 at 01:36 PM
The block party is a wonderful way to stay connected with other friends and neighbors.


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