Salem: Salem Celebrates the Fourth, 4 to 10 p.m., Salem Maritime Historic Site, Derby Wharf. Festivities begin with the opening of Kids’ Space, featuring face painting, games, crafts and prizes for children, and live music from Britannica followed by Julie Dougherty. Opening ceremonies at 7:15 p.m. followed by a performance by the Hillyer Festival Orchestra; fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. 978-745-9595 or www.salem.com.
Friday, July 5
Beverly: Summer Fairy Tale Musical Series: “Cinderella’s Wedding,” 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road. Tickets range $10 to $12. 978-232-7200 or www.nsmt.org.
Ipswich: Children’s Treasure Hunt at The Great House on Castle Hill, 11 to 11:45 a.m., 290 Argilla Road. For families with children ages 4 to 8. A 45-minute guided treasure hunt throughout the Crane family mansion. $10/nonmember adult and child, $5 for each additional child; $8/adult member and one child. Pre-registration required at www.ttor.org/things-to-do/.
Saturday, July 6
Ipswich: Life on a Saltwater Farm: Paine House Tours for 17th-Century Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Greenwood Farm, Jeffrey’s Neck Road. Tour the 1694 Paine House at Greenwood Farm, the site of 250 years of family farming. Explore trails through the pastureland and salt marsh; open daily, sunrise to sunset. $8 adult, free for children 12 and under (free to Trustees members). 978-356-4351, ext. 4049, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ipswich: Whipple House Tours for 17th-Century Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St. Tour the 1677 Whipple House and see the authentic reproduction of the 1657 Knight House. $7/nonmembers, free/members.
Wenham: Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House tours for 17th-Century Saturdays, 11:30 a.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. Tour Wenham Museum’s 17th century Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House and discover how New England families lived from the first period to the Victorian era. Nonmember admission, $8/adults, $6/children. 978-468-2377; wenhammuseum.org.
Sunday, July 7