Young Professionals with a Purpose Winter Restaurant Tour
Saturday, January 28

This Saturday, #TheBigChill comes to Newburyport! It's the Young Professionals with a Purpose Winter Restaurant Tour. Shake off your cabin fever and visit the newest & hottest restaurants in town with us. Savor tasty apps, indulge in winter cocktails, and meet some cool restaurant owners along the way! Proceeds go to Our Neighbors Table.

Join us for the whole tour to experience all the latest additions to the Newburyport restaurant scene, or find us anywhere along our route to join in the fun! Get stamped at all 4 restaurants and be entered to win our gift card raffle at the last stop.

 1st Stop - 12:30pm - VASA waterfront kitchen & bar
 2nd Stop - 2pm - Loretta Restaurant Newburyport
 3rd Stop - 3pm - The Paddle Inn
 Last Stop - 4pm - Brick & Ash
Nature and Wildlife Photography Contest
Wednesday, February 15

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Nature and Wildlife Photography Contest.  Those wishing to participate in this year's contest may submit matted prints now thru Wednesday, February 15th.  This year's two themed categories are "Plum Island Nature and Wildlife" and "New England Nature & Wildlife."  Each of the two categories will welcome and include the full range of related image types including landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, and plants.  Images captured with any type of camera "including cell phones!" are welcome.  Finally, entries will be judged within two age categories - adult and youth (under age 18).
Merrimack River Eagle Festival
Saturday, February 18

Winter's here-and with it, the Bald Eagles return to the Merrimack Valley. To celebrate these special winter residents of the greater Newburyport area, Mass Audubon at Joppa Flats and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge are holding the twelfth annual Merrimack River Eagle Festival.

Come to the Eagle Festival for a full day of fun indoor and outdoor activities, and learn more about these magnificent birds and the habitat they share with us.
Chamber Pot Raffle
Thursday, April 6  ~  Don't wait!

Get Your Ticket Today! Join the seacoast community for a night filled with great food and fun on the River's edge and a chance to win!

Cash Prizes!!!
Grand Prize: $10,000
Second Prize: $2,500
(2) Third Prizes: $1,000/ea
(4) Fourth Prizes: $500/ea
(5) Fifth Prizes: $200/ea

New This Year:  A custom made necklace from M.K. Benatti Jewelers valued at $3,500.

The Chamber Pot Drawing will take place at VASA waterfront kitchen and bar offering a cocktail reception while we wait to see who the lucky winners are.

Blue Ocean Music Hall
4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury

Real Music. Real Close. Blue Ocean Music Hall is an intimate concert venue where no seat is more than 50 feet from the stage. New shows added every week, with exclusive pre-sales for Blue Ocean Insiders. Subscribe here

Coming this month to Blue Ocean:
Feb 4 ~ Yee-Haws + Ha-Ha's: Comedy + Country w/ Paul D'Angelo + Lexi James
Feb 9 ~ Eric Paslay
Feb 10 ~ Valentine's Big Band Bash featuring Adagio Big Band
Feb 11 ~ New England Winter Blues Festival
Feb 15 ~ Chippendales - Best Night Ever Tour
Feb 18 ~ Johnny A and Albert Cummings
Feb 24 ~ Tribal Seeds
Non Profit Corner
various locations throughout Greater Newburyport

Greater Newburyport Non-Profits have several awareness programs and events running throughout the year helping many causes.  

Click on the event name to see more details.

Now - Feb 4  ~  NAA Winter Member Juried Show
Now - Feb 15 ~ Auction to benefit Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center
Feb 1 - 28  ~  Parker River NWR FREE!! February Programs
Feb 1 - 22  ~  Book Discussion on Hope Sings at ICC
Feb 1  ~  Habitat for Humanity's Plans in Salisbury
Feb 5  ~  Frigid Fiver 22nd Annual 5 Mile Road Race
Feb 9  ~  Guest Lecturer: LANCE HIDY at Newbury Town Library
Feb 10  ~  3rd Annual Girls Rock Climb-A-Thon
Feb 12  ~  Wilson Music Series Concert
Feb 21 - 23  ~  Girls Inc. Of The Seacoast Area STEM Workshop
Feb 25  ~  Souper Saturday at Emma Andrews Library

For a complete listing of events, please visit our website from the Learn More button below.
Blue Ocean Event Center
4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury

Recently engaged? Come tour our elegant weddings on the water spaces, all featuring unmatched views of the Atlantic from Salisbury to the Merrimack River and Cape Ann. Join us during the week of February 5 for our bridal open house. Contact our event sales team to schedule a walk-through.

Hosting a winter event? Skating parties available through late February on our Seaside Ice rink - great for birthdays and celebrations. Varied menus include fun cocktail hour selections to plentiful dinner stations and more. (Photo by Fucci's Photos)

Weddings on the Water * Social Gatherings * Corporate Events
Firehouse Center for the Arts
Market Square, Newburyport

A 191-seat intimate theater on the waterfront of beautiful downtown historical Newburyport. This vibrant cultural center offers national, regional and local live performances.  Check out what we have happening and get your tickets today.

Feb 10 - 11  ~  Emotional Creature
Feb 12  ~  Merchants of Doubt
Feb 16  ~  Rising Stars Music Series
Feb 24  ~  Stand Up Comedy Night

Blue Sky Lounge
4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury

Public skating is open at our Seaside Ice rink! No hats, gloves, or jackets required. Glide around our indoor artificial ice rink as you skate to festive music, surrounded by sparkling snowflakes, mirror balls, and breathtaking views of the ocean. Fun for the entire family! $5 a person. Bring your own skates or use ours. Child & adult sizes available.

Enjoy pizza, food, and drinks in the Blue Sky Lounge, with panoramic ocean views. Skate, relax by our cozy fireplace, watch TV, or log in. See below for public skating hours, or contact our event sales team to book a private skating party.

January - February Hours:
Friday + Saturday | 5-9pm   ~   Sunday | Noon-4pm
(Closed January 28 for private event)

February School Vacation Week Hours:
Mon, Feb. 20 - Thurs. Feb. 26 | 2-6pm
Anchor Stone Deck Pizza
44 State Street, Newburyport

We're in the thick of winter, but there is so much to look forward to in February!  The Super Bowl (Go Pats!), Valentine's Day, and the Academy Awards!  Make your parties super-easy to host & order in our delicious pizza, calzones, salads, & lasagna.  We also have an extensive catering menu.  Make it even easier & have it all delivered for free!  Happy guests make happy hosts!  

And don't forget to make Friday your official "Pizza & Movie Night".  Anchor Pizza for everyone, and a movie for the kids as a reward for being good all week long!
Embrace Home Loans
Tom Godbout, Loan Officer NMLS# 999265
11 Pleasant Street, Newburyport

Get the strength you need to buy your perfect home! Embrace is offering you an exclusive program only available at Embrace Home Loans.

Get a fully underwritten approval to take with you before you even find the home of your dreams. How great would it be if you had an approval in hand while shopping for a home?  Approved to move is designed to put credibility and power behind your offer. Think of the ADVANTAGE you would have over other buyers and, even better, the speed it will add to the process! Contact Tom Godbout to gain access to this exclusive offer!
Essex Street Inn
7 Essex Street, Newburyport

Valentine's Day and The Winter Wonderful Dining & Lodging package at The Essex Street are a lovely pair!

Plan a special night or weekend with your sweetie in Newburyport and enjoy dinner on us! This special is available for new reservations by calling the Essex Street Inn and letting us know you'd like the Winter Wonderful package. When you check in for a two-night stay, we'll give you a $25 gift card (one night stay) or $50 gift card (2-night stay) to your choice of The Grog or Mission Oak Grill. This offer cannot be combined with other offers. 978.465.3148
Sisters We Three
57 Pleasant Street, Newburyport

Things have slowed down since the holidays. It is giving us a chance to regroup and look ahead to spring! We will keep you informed as to what changes are to come!!

We would like to welcome new jewelry artist Christina Perri. She makes beautiful leather bracelets and necklaces, some adorned with charms and others stamped with colorful designs.

Please come in and take a look at all that is new Sisters We Three!!
Ann, Jan and Cathy
The Port Tavern
84 State Street, Newburyport


Our boys are in the Super Bowl and The Port Tavern is the best place to cheer on the New England Patriots! Our fantastic apps - like our crispy chicken tenders, warm pretzels and pulled pork nachos - will keep you going throughout the game and you can toast the winners with an ice cold draft - we've got 31 to choose from! The game starts at 6:30 so gather your team and get to The Port!
Merrohawke Nature School
54R Merrimac Street, Newburyport

Save the date!

Merrohawke's annual fundraising auction to benefit its scholarship fund and nature education programs will be held on April 28 at Steeple Hall, Mission Oak Grill, from 7-11 p.m. From "Boots to Bowties" will celebrate Merrohawke's 10th Anniversary year, feature live and silent auction, a special Strong by Nature award to a deserving member of the community, live music... and a contra dance!
Flukes & Finds
80 State Street, Newburyport

Embrace the Past and Present at Home for Less

Upcoming Winter Events

Saturday, February 11th and Sunday, February 12th: Winter Tent Sale, come in for some warm cheer and SALES storewide!

Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th: Flukes Anniversary Party...Cupcakes, Champagne Punch and 1st Year celebration at our new location!
Oregano Pizzeria & Ristorante
16 Pleasant Street, Newburyport

We at Oreganos always look forward to the month of February. Love is in the air and we always have some wonderful things going on.  We have introduced new and delicious specials including lamb lollipops, pasta bolognese and chianti braised short ribs. Our cocktail menu has been updated and includes a drink called "The Hot Granny" made with spiced rum, muddled mint and granny smith apples and topped with hot cider it is sure to warm your body and spirit. February is also all about Valentines Day and we never disappoint. We will have a special valentines menu, live music with your favorite love songs and of course a romantic ambiance. The last thing we want to mention is that Oreganos will also be participating in the first annual  New Hampshire Soup Festival in Portsmouth New Hampshire on March 4th and it will absolutely be an event worth attending. With all of this going on you are sure to say "Lets Go To Oregano!"
Life is Good
8 State Street, Newburyport

Show your love this Valentine's Day!

Giving Life is Good products to someone is a unique way to spread the power of positive vibes. Life is Good is your destination for apparel and accessories featuring refreshingly optimistic messages and comfortable fits. Our diverse product line features lifestyle apparel, casual tees, headwear, bags, home accents, beach gear, organic wear and more.
Michael's Harborside
One Tournament Wharf, Newburyport

Michael's Harborside, Newburyport's' premier waterfront restaurant, has you covered with our awning-covered heated deck.  Enjoy Michael's even when there's a chill in the air.  Whether you come for the view, the food or a party, Michael's has something special to offer.  From Monday-Friday, try our Weekly Specials and our new Upstairs APPS.

Don't miss Sunday Brunch which is such a treat, 10am-2pm.  Now featuring our new Bloody Mary Menu.  Pick Spirits, add Garnish, Rim the glass, Add Mixer.   Heat or no heat, you decide.
Haul Over
7 Liberty Street, Newburyport

Outdoor & Active Clothing & Gear

"The Big Haul" - our Annual Winter Sale - will be held the weekend of Feb 17-19.  We have done this for 20 years at our Nantucket location, with people lining up at 7am for the doors to open!  Everything in the store will be 40-50% off.  It's an opportunity to clear out product for Spring and treat all of our loyal locals to a once-a-year blow out. (We'll also be bringing additional merchandise from the Nantucket store.)  Mark it on your calendars and get there early...  (If you just can't wait, our 25% off Sale is still going on now.)  Stay in the loop - Friend us on facebook.
The Grog Restaurant
13 Middle Street, Newburyport

A Newburyport landmark. Good Food. Good Spirits. Good Company. Discover why "Everyone Meets at The Grog..."

Making plans for Valentine's Day? Join us and enjoy a special two course meal for two with a decadent shared dessert for just $30.

The following week we begin our annual celebration of Mardi Gras! Stop in, pick up your beads and enjoy our Cajun food specials and New Orleans cocktails from Friday, February 24th through Fat Tuesday, February 28th.

If you are planning a business meeting, a party or other special event, please give us a call or contact us at We will be happy to provide customized menu and venue planning tailored to your personal style and taste.
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
35 Clarks Road, Amesbury

Flowers and Chocolates for your special someone!

Getaway this Valentine's and book our Valentines' Package February 5th, 2017 - February 26th, 2017 and receive a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates for your special someone.
Reservations - Be sure that promotional code LVU appears in the Corporate/Promotional code box when making your online reservation, or call 1-800-228-9290 in the US and ask for promotional code LVU.  Valid through:   February 26, 2017

Pottery Isle
50 Water Street, Mill #1, Tannery, Newburyport

Artistic Expressions Vacation Camp at Pottery Isle February 21 through 24.  Individual days or sign up for all 4 and save.

9am - 2pm. ages 7 yrs - 14 yrs.  Sample activities (subj to change)  clay, intro paint pottery techniques, glass fusing, canvas painting, games, and snack time.  Make your online reservations today!

Seaglass Restaurant and Lounge
4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury Beach

Wine and dine your Valentine at Seaglass. Known for oceanfront dining with panoramic views, Seaglass Restaurant + Lounge serves fresh fish, seafood and steaks. OpenTable Diners' Choice winner for top romantic, scenic view, and special occasion restaurant. Savor seasonal selections from our executive chef's winter menu, including Lamb Chops, Burgundy Chicken, or Pomegranate Glazed Salmon.

Join us for winter weeknight deals including our new Thursday night $20 Wine and Dine! Savor a glass of select house wine + choose from 1 of 3 entree specials from 5-9pm every Thursday. Now taking reservations for An Evening of Food & Wine with Winemaster Randy Ullom on Feb. 19. New special events added weekly as part of our Winter Spirits Summit.

Make reservations now to treat your valentine to a romantic dinner by the sea. Valentine specials offered nightly February 10-14. Enjoy dinner & dancing with your Valentine on Saturday, February 11, 8-11pm.

Sundays 10am-2pm, join us for our Winter on the Water brunch, featuring an exclusive buffet of breakfast favorites, savory lunchtime options, and seasonal selections. Now with waffles!

Upcoming Special Events


Country Garden Inn & Spa
101 Main Street, Rowley

Looking for the perfect place to spend an intimate weekend with your Valentine? 

The Country Garden Inn in Rowley is open year round and is the perfect place for  a romantic getaway!  Snuggle up to one of our fireplaces or relax in the jacuzzi! Take advantage of our Valentine's special and book one of our fireplace/jacuzzi suites from February 10-18 from $199-$209 and receive champagne, chocolates, and a rose.  Contact the Country Garden Inn directly for this special and to check room availability and rates.  978.948.7773

Capri Seaside Italian Grille & Bar
3 Central Avenue, Salisbury

This February, join us for a romantic candlelit dinner at Capri near one of our three cozy fireplaces. Indulge in a fine wine and enjoy authentic Italian cuisine. Now that's amore! Valentine's specials offered February 10-14. Reserve now.

Capri Seaside Italian Grille serves classic Italian favorites such as chicken and veal entrees, tasty pasta dishes, crispy handmade pizza, delicious seafood, and weekly specials. Open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner (also Tuesday, February 14). Join us for weekly specials like Wednesday Pasta Night, Thursday Trivia, or Sunday MeatballPalooza.