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2019 Yankee Homecoming Dates:  Saturday, July 27th ~ Sunday, August 4th

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Celebrate Seaport Pride

I would like to take this opportunity to graciously thank the many people and businesses that contributed to making Yankee Homecoming 2018 a great success! 

First, we must thank our generous sponsors who gave not only monetary contributions; but gifts of merchandise, experiences and their own personal time.  Without our sponsors, Yankee Homecoming could not offer all of the free events provided during our annual nine day celebration. 

We also thank Mayor Holaday, the police and fire departments and all emergency personnel who helped keep everyone safe and informed during the week.  Much appreciation to the Department of Public Works, whose tireless efforts aid in keeping our city looking pristine.  More thanks go out to the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce for working closely with Yankee Homecoming to promote this festival and create a stronger community. 

Of course, there would be no Yankee Homecoming if it weren’t for the local and out of town attendees who enthusiastically supported all the events, festivities and vendors during the week.  We recognize the value of your continued patronage to Yankee Homecoming and Newburyport and look forward to seeing you again next year!

Thank you to the local residents and businesses in our beautiful city.  We acknowledge Yankee Homecoming does have an impact on your lives for nine days straight.  We are grateful for your patience and support as we welcome new visitors to Newburyport, knowing they will return again one day.

I must thank the Event Chairpersons who headed each amazing activity that was enjoyed by all.  They lead teams of dedicated volunteers who gave of their time and talents throughout the past year and especially during YHC week.  Yankee Homecoming is a tremendous undertaking and our selfless volunteers guarantee the continued life and success of YHC.  Although words will never be able to truly convey my gratitude, I am humbled and in awe of their immense commitment, passion, insight and dedication.  Our volunteers are truly incredible people and their contributions to YHC are invaluable.

As we close the door on the 61st Annual Yankee Homecoming, we reflect on our successes and the areas where we can improve.  We hope to welcome many new faces to the family we call Yankee Homecoming to ensure its continued growth.  It has been an honor to serve as General Chairperson in 2018 and we look forward to planning YHC 2019.  See you next year!

All the best,

Maureen A. Ryan   

Maureen A. Ryan
Yankee Homecoming General Chair


YHC Committee respectfully ask that you use the contact’s within this website to get more information about YHC or an event. City agencies will not have the information that our event chairs have. Thank you for your cooperation.


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