Whether you’re looking to visit or searching for a new place to call home, Peabody is a classic New England community and a top destination on the North Shore.  Our Main Street community offers award-winning restaurants, creative experiences, theater, live music, unique shopping, historical sites, and more!

Experience Peabody

Award-Winning Dining

There’s no shortage of restaurants in Peabody! Experience authentic Italian, Mexican, Greek, and more!

Eat, Drink, & Be Married

Peabody is home to several private rental venues perfect for intimate events, celebrations of life, and weddings!

Hosting an event in Peabody? Check out Olio, Black Box Theater, and Smith Barn at Brooksby!

Where to Stay

Peabody is home to multiple hotels, including the Marriott and Springhill Suites

Explore Downtown

Shop on Main

Main Street is home to some of the North Shore’s most unique shops, including North East Trains – one of the last of it’s kind. So take a stroll down Main Steet and see what you’ll discover!


International Festival

The largest of its kind and the signature event in Peabody for over 35 years, dozens of civic organizations, cultural groups, and artisans line downtown Peabody with delicious food, artwork, and music inspired from places all around the world. 

Visit ifestpeabody.com

Summer Concerts

The City of Peabody’s Summer Concert Series takes place at Leather City Commons Park held July through August each year. All ages welcome and free admission. Check out the schedule here.

ArcWorks/Black Box Theater

ArcWorks Community Art Center is an inclusive art center.  Home to Peabody’s Black Box Theater, a cultural hub of local art, music, theater, and comedy in downtown Peabody.

Visit www.arcworksart.org.

Creativity Lab

Get creative in this community makers space located inside the Peabody Institute Library! Whether you’re interested in crafts, 3d printing, or sound recording, the Creativity Lab has tools for anyone ready to create!

Visit www.peabodylibrary.com.

Little Depot Diner

 This old lunch-car-turned-diner was featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives where Guy Fieri refers to them as “best kept secret in the state of MA”. Located on downtown Railroad Avenue, The Little Depot Diner has a great breakfast and a must-see in Peabody.

Visit thelittledepotdiner.com.

Peabody Institute Library

They are so much more than books. The Peabody Institute Library provides innovative services, programs, and resources to meet the educational, informational, cultural and creative needs of the community.

Visit www.peabodylibrary.com.


One of the only remaining candlepin bowling alleys left on the East Coast, Metro Bowl is right here in downtown Peabody! Enjoy cosmic bowling, billiards, or a bite at the on-site restaurant.

Visit www.leosmetrobowl.com

Outdoor Recreation

Brooksby Farm

Check out our 275 acre working farm and conservation area. Visitors can pick their own produce, visit the petting zoo, enjoy cross-country skiing, and more.

Visit www.brooksbyfarm.org 

Crystal Lake

Enjoy an afternoon fishing or paddle boating and a picnic lunch over at Crystal Lake in West Peabody.

Disc Golf

Play around a 12 acre detention basin with hilly terrain, towering Locust trees and many rock outcroppings. Ace runs but the course demands precision through the woods.

Visit pdga.com

Independence Greenway Trail

Explore 8 miles of trail in while passing by wetlands and ponds that are home to herons, swans, and other native wildlife.  Open year-round.

Visit Peabody Recreation for a map of all our trails and parks.

Meadow Golf Course

Play a round at our 18-hole regulation length public golf course. Situated on 259 acres with rolling terrain and various elevation changes, it offers a challenge for golfers of all levels.

Visit peabodymeadowgolf.com

Tillie's Farm

Tillie’s mission is to grow and provide local, healthy, and seasonal produce. They offer fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and more.

Visit tilliesfarm.org.

Featured Attractions

Local Breweries

Peabody’s breweries, Granite Coast and Essex County Brewery Co offer flights and full pours, games, and snacks in a family-friendly setting.

Children's Museum

OPENING FALL 2022! CuriousCity creates inclusive, welcoming spaces and learning experiences to nurture the imagination, engage families and strengthen the community.

Visit curiouscity.org

Northshore Mall

Experience an upscale shopping atmosphere with a 140+ specialty stores, full service restaurants and quick bites, and Golf Lounge 18.

Visit www.simon.com

Mills 58

Whether you’re looking to eat, drink, or shop, they have it all. Over 75 unique businesses call the Mills 58 home.

Visit mills58.com

McVann O'Keefe Skating Rink

This municipally owned indoor skating rink offers public skating and lessons, youth ice hockey, and more!

Visit peabodyskating.org


Contact Lisa Geczi, Events Coordinator