Our next general meeting is Tuesday June 6th 6:30pm upstairs at Starboard Galley! This is a great time to learn more about YHC and sign up to volunteer. Not receiving our email blasts about meetings? Please join our email list HERE
Flags are back in stock! Need a YHC flag still you can order this HERE
Brewfest tickets are now on sale. Get yours before they sell out!
Yankee Homecoming, (YHC), is proud to be recognized by the Jimmy Fund during the Jimmy Fund’s 75th year celebration. Supporting the Jimmy Fund has been an integral part of the week-long Yankee Homecoming celebration, We are appreciative of the generous support of the community during the Jimmy Fund solicitation at the closing Yankee Homecoming parade,. Over the years, with the community’s support, YHC had raised over $125,000 for the Jimmy Fund, supporting their quest to find a cure for cancer and supporting patients undergoing treatment for cancer. Please check out the Jimmy Fund’s article honoring Yankee Homecoming at: https://blog.jimmyfund.org/
Do you know how amazing our community is – well we do! Thank you to everyone who has donated to our food drive that has been going strong for over 3 years now. Every week we are able to donate these items to one of our local food pantries. For more information see our FOOD DRIVE PAGE
“There’s Only One Newburyport”
July 29th – August 6th
There’s only one Newburyport, go ahead google it! We have a distinction of being the only city/town in the entire country with this name. In a way we can also say there is only one Yankee Homecoming. It is not entirely true these days because several cities and towns have brought back their version of Yankee Homecoming, but Newburyport’s Yankee Homecoming is the only one that was founded in 1958 and has run continuously without interruption to this day. This distinction also makes us one of the oldest continuous celebrations in this country.
We also like to think Newburyport is one of kind because of our community. The family, friends, civic organizations, businesses and so much more that make up such a special place to live, work, and play. Without fail year in and year out so many step up in their own way to make this special event possible for so many to enjoy.
Another special part about Newburyport is that this same generosity is not only limited to just Yankee Homecoming. “Porters” have a tradition of stepping up no matter what the need is in the community making our city an even more special place.
During the pandemic when we had to recreate ourselves we started a food collection. This food collection has been going for 3 years and is still going strong today. In an effort to help businesses recover from the pandemic we initiated our support local contest which we intend to continue running for the foreseeable future. We are also so grateful for the thousands of people that attend all of our free events that our sponsors and supporters make possible.
It would be easy to continue on and on about how special Newburyport and Yankee Homecoming is. What makes Yankee Homecoming so special is that it bring so many people from all walks of life to come together with one common goal.
It is our great pleasure as this year’s Yankee Homecoming’s chairs to invite you all to participate in your own particular way whether it be volunteering, donating, attending or all of the above. Come out and experience a truly great festival and a great community.
Jennifer and Jason Lacroix
2023 General Co-Chairs