February Happenings in Newburyport
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Each year we celebrate the return of the bald eagle, our special winter residents, to the greater Newburyport area. Hosted by Mass Audubon at Joppa Flats and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, the tenth annual Merrimack River Eagle Festival will be Saturday, February 7, 2015.
For more information: Massachusetts Audubon Society
Newburyport Winter Carnival
Newburyport's free Winter Carnival has been reschedule for this Saturday, February 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bartlet Mall. This annual event features sledding, skating, snowboarding, snowshoe demonstrations, human dogsled races (yes, humans pull the sleds), hayrides, music, food and fun for the whole family.
Kids of all ages are invited to bring their decorated sleds and join in a Sled Parade that begins at 11:30 a.m. Costumes are encouraged but not required for a parade around the pond. In addition, horse-drawn hayrides will circle the park throughout the day, the Winter Carnival Sled Race will be at 2 p.m. (register at the Information Booth), and there will be a free hot cocoa and cookie tent, Metzy's Taco truck, Orange Leaf frozen yogurt, and skating on Frog Pond.