Attractions and Events

Black Box Theater

Owned and operated by Northeast Arc, this community theater, located in downtown Peabody, provides educational and recreational opportunities for as many as 7,800 local youth and adults annually.
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Brooksby Farm

Brooksby Farm offers a picturesque and thriving place for customers to enjoy, no matter the season.  Spring brings the greenhouses filled with flowers, hanging plants, vegetable plants and limited farm store goods. Summer is Pick Your Own fruits, barnyard animals and abundant offerings at the farm store.  The Fall offers apple picking, pumpkins and birthday parties as well as various fall activities.  In early Winter, visitors can cut their own Christmas Trees and enjoy pies, jams/jellies, holiday greens and much more.  Brooksby Farm also plays host to numerous events and activities, including weddings, throughout the year.
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Concert Series

Concerts of all genre are held throughout the summer months along with an annual fireworks display/concert and pizza festival/concert.  In addition, annual holiday concerts/dinners are held at Peabody City Hall.
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Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake is another example of Peabody’s commitment to revitalization and restoration of resources.  The project to restore the water to its natural level began in 2016 and brings a beautiful lake complete with lakefront amenities including a dock for paddle boats, a fountain, picnic tables and benches, a gazebo and new landscaping for all to enjoy.
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Driscoll Outside Rink

The outdoor skating rink, dedicated in memory of former Councilor Robert Driscoll, is located near the Higgins Middle School and provides hours of free skating to kids of all ages.
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East End Peabody Veterans Memorial Park

This is one of the City’s newest Parks and a complete revitalization of what was once an empty, overgrown lot.  Today, the park boasts a beautiful green space with benches, all weather game tables, a viewing deck and a lovely walking path around the perimeter.
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Farmers’ Markets

Held in the downtown area, Farmers’ Markets are held from spring to fall, providing a local venue for sales of farm grown produce, farm products, other food products, and related goods.
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Fire and Police Memorial

“The Peabody Public Safety Memorial is dedicated to the brave men and women Past, Present, and Future who have dedicated their lives to Peabody Public Safety”.
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George Peabody House Museum/Leatherworkers Museum

The George Peabody House Museum celebrates the life of the well-known international merchant, financier and benefactor of numerous philanthropies with a dedication to preserving the history of Peabody’s most noted resident.  The George Peabody Birthplace and library also officially serves as a community cultural center.  Adjacent to the museum is The Peabody Leatherworkers Museum which commemorates Peabody’s history as the “Leather Capital of the World” by featuring exhibits of leatherworking machinery, tools, photographs and other artifacts that document the 300-year history of tanning in the City.
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Holiday Celebrations

The City of Peabody hosts numerous annual events throughout the year including a Memorial Day Parade, Tree Lighting and Holiday Stroll and Visits with Santa, a Veterans Day Breakfast, a St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, and Trick or Treat/Nightmare on Main Street.
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Independence Greenway Bike Route

The Bike Route offers 8 miles of trails in three disconnected segments through western Peabody.  An on-road route is available to close the gaps.  The trails offer scenic views by wetlands and ponds which are home to herons, swans and other wildlife.  Access to the Bike Route can be found at the Northshore Mall trailhead.
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International Festival

The International Festival has celebrated the many cultures and people that make up Peabody for over 35 years.  Dozens of civic organizations, nonprofits, local businesses, cultural groups, crafters and artisans line Downtown Peabody with delicious food and artwork inspired from places all around the world.  Popular bands and performance groups entertain the crowd, and a program designed specifically for kids makes this extremely popular festival in early September a real crowd pleaser.
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Leather City Common

Leather City Common is used for entertainment and enjoyment and hosts free summer concerts where thousands gather to enjoy great music, which is often accompanied by unique food truck offerings and craft beers.
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McVann O’Keefe Skating Rink

Founded in 1974, the McVann O’Keefe Memorial Rink is a municipally owned indoor ice skating rink offering public skating sessions, ice skating lessons, and events along with adult and youth ice hockey.
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Meadows at Peabody Golf Course

The Meadows is an 18-hole regulation length public golf course owned and operate by the City of Peabody.  The course is situated on 259 acres with rolling terrain and various elevation changes.  It offers big greens, great fun and a challenge for golfers of all skill levels.
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Nightmare on Main Street

A fun event for the whole family, Nightmare on Main Street takes place near Halloween where the festivities begin at Veterans Memorial Park and include a costume contest procession, corn hole and other treat-filled games.  Trick or treating is along Main Street with a Haunted House at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
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Peabody Historical Society Properties

Peabody Historical Society & Museum was founded in 1896 and serves as a center for the preservation, study and enjoyment of Peabody’s cultural heritage.  The Society maintains eight historic properties, an extensive library and archives, and a large collection of china, textiles, furniture and fine decorative arts.
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Pop-up Pubs

Made possible through a partnership of Peabody Main Streets, the City of Peabody and the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce, Pop-ups are held at different times of the year in downtown Peabody with its most notable showings kicking off the International Festival Weekend with a Pop Up Pub block party and a Pop Up Ice Bar in late winter.
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Pride in Peabody Clean-up

The City holds an annual Spring Clean-Up day wherein participants are provided with supplies and a destination for their work.  Their efforts are rewarded with a free pizza lunch and a beautiful City!
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Restaurant Week

Restaurant week features several Peabody eateries offering a three-course meal for a total price equivalent to the year…as in $20.18! WOW! Flocks of customers enjoy an appetizer, entrée and dessert during a week in September.
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Salem Country Club

Despite its name, the Salem Country Club, a historic golf course and home to the 2017 US Senior Open, is located in Peabody.  Founded in 1895 and designed by architect Donald Ross, this challenging 18-hole course holds a history blessed with thousands of members who have cared for and preserved the Club for future generations.
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Scouting Woods Disc Golf Course

This unique and challenging disc golf course plays around a 12-acre detention basin and features hilly terrain with towering locust trees and many rock outcroppings.  The course is located at 100 Summit Street.
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Tillie’s Farm

“The mission of Tillie’s Farm is to grow and provide local, healthy, and seasonal produce using sustainable farming practices with a focus on education for community members, youth, and vocational training.”
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Torigian Family YMCA

Named in memory of former Mayor Peter Torigian, the YMCA provides a variety of programs for everybody, every age and every level of interest.  The YMCA has served the communities of Peabody and Lynnfield since the 1960’s. Over 25,000 community members participate in the impactful youth development, healthy living and social responsibility programming offered.
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