GREAT MUSIC IN A SPECTACULAR SETTING
Riverfest at Salisbury Beach will be held on the Broadway Boardwalk at Salisbury Beach — 40 miles northeast of Boston. Riverfest wouldn’t be possible without the help and assistance of the Salisbury Beach Partnership.
ABOUT THE SALISBURY BEACH PARTNERHIP
Since 1864, when the first cottage was built on Salisbury beach, people have flocked to this picturesque coastline to enjoy sand and sea by day, and dining and amusements by night. Surrounded by panoramic vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and invigorating ocean air, Salisbury Beach is a treasured playground for generations of families-those who grew up here and those who return each summer to create new memories and continue timeless traditions.
Salisbury Beach Partnership recognizes the tremendous value of the beach as both a recreational and economic asset for area residents, the regional community, and thousands of visitors who experience these unique natural resources each year.
That is why the Salisbury Beach Partnership is leading the effort to mobilize the rebirth of Salisbury Beach and transform this beloved amusement area into a dramatically vibrant and inviting beachfront.
INITIATIVES AND SALISBURY BEACH BEAUTIFICATION PROGRAM
Learn more about the Beachfront Stage, Flowers & Public Open Spaces, Shade Structures, Oceanfront Boardwalk, Trash Barrels to Treasured Art, Welcome Center and Restrooms and the newly restored and historic Carousel & Pavilion. Learn more here!
GETTING TO THE EVENT
MAP & DIRECTIONS
Broadway Boardwalk | James Hunt Memorial Lot
228 Beach Road, Salisbury, MA 01952
Google Map & Directions
FREE MEVA SHUTTLE!
You can get to Riverfest for FREE via MeVa Transit. Park for free at the Newburyport MBTA station and take MeVa’s free, air-conditioned #20 bus. In addition to regular hourly service starting at 7am, the #20 will leave the MBTA station approximately every 20 minutes from 11am-7pm. The route passes through downtown Newburyport, before heading straight to Riverfest at Salisbury Beach. In addition, MeVa’s #17 bus leaves on the hour starting at 7am from Haverhill via Amesbury direct to Salisbury Beach. To plan your trip and download timetables, visit, http://www.mevatransit.com
SALISBURY BEACH PARKING
A limited number of on-site parking spots will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. The town of Salisbury has four zones to park in at Salisbury Beach. Learn more about the daily rates and regulations and parking lot locations. Festival attendees are encouraged to rideshare/carpool to the event, use ride hailing services (Uber/Lyft/Taxi), take alternative transportation to the event, and utilize the free shuttle school bus service to/from Salisbury Beach State Reservation parking (see below) to the Salisbury Beach Broadway Boardwalk.
SHUTTLE BUS & SALISBURY BEACH STATE RESERVATION PARKING
The parking lots at the Salisbury Beach State Reservation will be serviced by one free shuttle bus, provided courtesy of 92.5 the River. The bus will leave every thirty minutes from 11am to 7pm on Saturday, August 26th, 2023. There will be a special event parking fee of $40 for the day. Credit and debit accepted for parking fee (no cash). More information about the Reservation parking lots here.
■ Salisbury Beach State Reservation Parking: 1 State Reservation Road , Salisbury, MA 01952 | 978-462-4481
If you live nearby, why not leave the car at home and ride a bicycle to the festival? After all, riding a bike is good for your health, the environment, your wallet, and your soul!
WHILE YOU’RE THERE
SHARE THE SPACE
Keeping this event free and open to the public requires us all to share the space respectfully. Feel free to bring chairs, but leave your umbrellas at home. Please be mindful of other attendees and our shared desire to see the stage, dance, and have a good time! The festival is held on the Broadway Boardwalk at Salisbury Beach and all stores, restaurants and arcades are open to the public and festival attendees.
Stretch your legs and stroll around the Broadway Boardwalk and Salisbury Beach. Check out the booths of the various sponsors — whose support helps keep this event free for the public! To make sure you don’t miss anything, check out the 2023 Festival Map.
BROADWAY BOARDWALK POLICIES
■ Help keep the Broadway Boardwalk and Salisbury Beach beautiful! Please do not leave behind cigarette butts, trash, food, etc. Put all trash/recycling in proper barrels.
■ Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the Broadway Boardwalk, except within the designated age 21+ area specially permitted during this event.
■ Dogs and other pets must be on a leash at all times.
GENERAL VISITOR INFO
Discover more about Salisbury Beach by visiting the Welcome to Salisbury Beach website.
LOCAL RESTAURANTS, LODGING, ETC.
Come early or stay late and make a whole day of it. Dine at one of Salisbury Beach’s many great eateries. Here’s a great directory and here’s a listing for area hotels.