Schooner Fame Sail for Gloucester Schooner Festival

On Sunday of Labor Day weekend,schooners will form up for a Parade of Sail and then head out to compete in the Mayor’s Race for the Esperanto Cup, a trophy from the first International Fishermen’s Races sailed in 1920. Join Schooner FAME as we depart from Salem for a 5-hour adventure. We will join the other schooners and tall ships off Gloucester and sail out with them before returning to Salem in the afternoon.

On our way toward Gloucester, we’ll be cruising along the “Gold Coast” of Massachusetts and expect to see such highlights as:

    • Baker’s Island
    • The Misery Islands
    • Baker’s Island Lighthouse
    • Eastern Point Lighthouse

The cost of your ticket includes not only five hours of sailing on the water but unforgettable views of the most picturesque sailing event of the summer.

What to Bring:

  • Lunch is NOT included. Beer, wine, soft drinks, water and assorted snacks are for sale on board at reasonable prices.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring their own food and drink, but no alcohol can be brought on board due to state regulations.
  • Dress for the weather. It will be cooler on the water.
  • Hats, sunglasses, binoculars, and a camera are all good ideas!

Tickets ($125) available online.

Mahi Cruises Summer Music Series Featuring Rule of 3

What could be better than being on the water and listening to live music?

With a full bar stocked with your favorite tropical cocktails and cold beers, and a hot grill featuring summertime classics like burgers, dogs and kebabs, we’ve got you covered.

Summer Music Series events are 21+.

Rule of 3 is a three-piece acoustic band from the North Shore of Boston.The band has built its reputation on its strong three-part harmonies and lively shows that tend to turn into sing-alongs. The band, comprised of guitarist Paul Carr, bassist Richard Marino, and drummer Pat Seitz, covers an eclectic variety of songs from the ’60s through the ’80s, including “A Day in the Life” ( Beatles), “Beginnings” (Chicago), “How Deep Is Your Love” (Bee Gees), “No Matter What” (Badfinger) and “Dance With Me” (Orleans).

Tickets ($22) available online.

36th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival

You don’t get to see boats like this every day! See a wonderful variety of rare vintage motor yachts and sailboats. Meet skippers and crews and vote for your favorite boats. Children get to make their own wee boat, and all can board real ones. Boat rides, crafts market, artists, old-time band music, the Blessing of the Fleet and more!

$5, children under 12 free. For more information or to enter a boat visit boatfestival.org or call 617-666-8530 / 978-448-6757.

Mahi Summer Music Series Featuring Runaround Sound

What could be better than being on the water and listening to live music?

With a full bar stocked with your favorite tropical cocktails and cold beers, and a hot grill featuring summertime classics like burgers, dogs and kebabs, we’ve got you covered.

Summer Music Series events are 21+.

Formed in 2008, the Runaround Sound is a high energy, horn-driven spectacular that delivers “feel-good” grooves and catchy lyrics. Featuring a set of genre-liberated tunes, the band plays everything from Bob Marley to the Beatles. One can expect to “set their worries aside” as they dance to the beats of ska, reggae, rocksteady and soul! Members are Carlos Menezes Jr. (lead vocals/horns), Steve Russo (drums/vocals), Tim Klopotoski (keys/trombone/vocals) Nick Capello (saxophone/hype) Matt Smith (guitar), ) and Mike Parsons (bass/vocals).

Tickets ($22) available online.

Mahi Cruises Summer Music Series Featuring Krewe de Groove

What could be better than being on the water and listening to live music?

With a full bar stocked with your favorite tropical cocktails and cold beers, and a hot grill featuring summertime classics like burgers, dogs and kebabs, we’ve got you covered.

Summer Music Series events are 21+.

Through their transcendence of funk, soul, jam, and roots rock, Krewe de Groove brings together some of the best musicians in Massachusetts to create its musical family. After 16 years based out of New Orleans, guitarist/vocalist Brandon Tarricone is back on the East Coast and has brought the flavor of the bayou back to New England with his original sound. Justin Lopes on B3 organ, John Iltis on drums, and Dave Walker on bass make up the Krewe’s rhythm section and their tight, syncopated pocket.  Local hero sax players Henley Douglas Jr and Eric Schindler make up the horn section, blowing up the funk that lays on top (literally!). Tarricone’s original compositions, vocals, and sprinkled arrangements of classic New Orleans material is combined to make every show, interesting, fun and always danceable night.

Tickets ($22) available online.

Mahi Cruises Summer Music Series Featuring Safety

What could be better than being on the water and listening to live music?

With a full bar stocked with your favorite tropical cocktails and cold beers, and a hot grill featuring summertime classics like burgers, dogs and kebabs, we’ve got you covered.

Summer Music Series events are 21+.

Safety is a live ‘80s cover band with four singers and the best hair in music (currently). They play music from The Bangles, David Bowie, Eurythmics, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Devo, Talking Heads, The Cars, INXS, Tears for Fears and more.

Tickets ($22) available online.

Beverly Homecoming Fireworks Cruise with Mahi Cruises

You’ll get your oohs and ahhs as the fireworks shoot across the sky above us. Enjoy unobstructed views out on the water, as we cruise to enjoy the Beverly Homecoming Fireworks!

On this 2 hour cruise you can expect to:

  • Dance the night away as we play popular jams all night.
  • Sit back and watch the fireworks explode through the night sky.
  • Enjoy the company of your group and make new friends.

Final timing and cruise length will be determined based on Beverly Homecoming Fireworks timing. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9 PM, and the boat will return after they are complete.

After celebrating a night of fireworks with Mahi Cruises, we’re sure you’ll be back next year for more!

Tickets ($27) available online. Walk-up tickets will be $30.

Salem Maritime Festival

Join Salem Maritime National Historic Site for the 20th Annual Salem Maritime Festival as we celebrate our rich maritime history with ships, music, historical demonstrations, and much, much more
For more information, visit NPS.gov/SaMa.

Mahi Cruises Summer Music Series Featuring Joppa Road

What could be better than being on the water and listening to live music?

With a full bar stocked with your favorite tropical cocktails and cold beers, and a hot grill featuring summertime classics like burgers, dogs and kebabs, we’ve got you covered.

Summer Music Series events are 21+.

Joppa Road is a heavy hitting Ween tribute band hailing from Beverly.  They go deep into the Ween catalogue and have been delivering exceptionally brown performances for over two years now.  The group was created by Ween enthusiasts Russel Sundberg and Kevin Hallinan, both of whom can be found listening to Ween on the jukebox at the Luckydog practically any night.  Mike Pellegrino of Lee Harvey also wanted in on the action, and thus Joppa Road was created. Russ and Kevin on lead vocals. Mike on acoustic guitar, mandolin and vocals. Benny Benson on snare, hi hat, kick and rototom.  Ben Fairbank on guitar, recently awarded a gold star for delivering crushingly epic solos. Dylan Sullivan on bass and fuzz octave. Scotty King on keys and synthesizers. Don’t miss what’s sure to be an epic night on the Hannah Glover!

Tickets ($22) available online.

Mahi Cruises Live Music Series Featuring Exit 18

What could be better than being on the water and listening to live music?

With a full bar stocked with your favorite tropical cocktails and cold beers, and a hot grill featuring summertime classics like burgers, dogs and kebabs, we’ve got you covered.

Summer Music Series events are 21+.

A Beverly- based rock band that balances emo-pop melodies with influences of hard rock, Exit 18 was formed in 2013 while the members were students at Beverly High School as a merge between two bands. Bandmates Julia Perry, Sean Leahy, Doug Mears, Darren Muise and Dylan Perry all live near Exit 18 off Route 128.

After collaborating for a year, they released their debut single “I Don’t Need It” in 2017. Their live energy and theatrics brought them to venues such as The Middle East in Cambridge and Pianos in New York City. In 2018, they dropped their first music video for “All Yours.” shortly followed up with “Control The Mass.” They plan to release their debut EP later this year.

Tickets ($22) available online.

Mahi Cruises Summer Music Series Featuring The Gravel Project

What could be better than being on the water and listening to live music?

With a full bar stocked with your favorite tropical cocktails and cold beers, and a hot grill featuring summertime classics like burgers, dogs and kebabs, we’ve got you covered.

Summer Music Series events are 21+.

Described by The Boston Globe as “a night of rocking blues and funk jams,” The Gravel Project is the creation of guitarist, composer, and singer Andrew Gravel and brother, Hammond B3 organist Jordan Gravel. With a blues rock sound fused with a funk edge, the band has been creating a buzz with their eclectic style and gaining momentum in Boston, New Hampshire, and all over the East Coast. The Gravel Project electrifies crowds with inventive original songs, creative interpretations of well known classics, and high energy group improvisation. The band released their second full length album, “Wishful Thinking,” in November 2017, and is currently booking club dates, festival dates, and private events for 2018 and beyond.

Tickets ($22) available online.

Wild Edibles at Bakers Island Light

Come join naturalist and wild foods enthusiast, Russ Cohen, on a special edible excursion out to Bakers Island Light Station, a historic property owned by Essex Heritage.

This 3.5 hour special trip includes the boat ride aboard Naumkeag and a walking tour of the property with expert, Rushttps://essexheritage.org/wild-edibles-bakers-island-lights Cohen, pointing out special species along the trails including the kind you can snack on! Before departing for the main land, enjoy sumacade (a natural alternative to Kool-Aid) and a wild goodie or two made by Russ himself! The wild edibles tour includes over 3 dozen species of edible wild plants that can be found on Bakers Island.

Tickets ($40) available online in advance.

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