At Mosquito Squad of the North Shore, we are thrilled that it is once again time to celebrate the Yankee Homecoming in Newburyport. The finest team in Newburyport mosquito control, are looking forward to being part of this time-honored and community building event.
How It Began
In 1958 artist Jack Frost wanted to find a way to help revitalize the communities of New England that were suffering due to closing factories and mills. He wanted to bring people together to celebrate the history and the beautiful landmarks of what were once thriving towns.
He called his plan “Yankee Homecoming 1958. The National Pilgrimage Back East Where It All Began”. Newburyport community and business leaders were approached and brought onboard for this concept along with 29 other communities that created their own Homecoming events. In 2016 Newburyport is proud to continue this tradition for the 59th year.
Nine Days of Festivities and Fun: July 30th – August 7th
The newest event, a Kayak and Paddle Board Race, is only one of so many. Saturday brings the Brewfest, a golf tournament and kids’ talent show Monday, and Thursday’s Veterans lunch are just a few of the events of the week. Every day is full of art exhibits, historic tours, live entertainment, and music. This nine-day event has more than enough variety of fun to keep the entire family entertained and engaged while highlighting the beautiful history that Newburyport has preserved over so many years.
Please Join Us
As the week comes to a close you won’t want to miss the spectacular fireworks display at 9:15 on Saturday and of course there is the closing parade Sunday at High Noon. Mosquito Squad of the North Shore will join many other bands, floats, and groups of all kinds traveling down High Street and making their way to Marlboro Street. Don’t dare miss out on the fun! Come to the parade and watch for the Mosquito Squad truck and meet the best Newburyport mosquito control crew!