CAPE ANN SPECIALS & EVENTS

2015 Events

 
Motif #1 Day
Downtown Rockport
10 am to 5 pm
Rockport
May 16, 2015
Click for details on Motif #1 DayDowntown Rockport will come alive with music, art, dance and poetry on Motif No. 1 Day on Saturday, May 18.  
Rockport Chamber Music Festival's 33rd Season
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport
June 5, 2015 - July 12, 2015
Click for details on Rockport Chamber Music Festival's 33rd SeasonThe 33rd Annual Rockport Chamber Music Festival, June 6–July 13, features world-class musicians and rising stars bringing the finest in chamber music from the amazing young pianist Joyce Yang to the dynamic Shanghai Quartet.  
Essex River Day
Essex River and Memorial Park
Essex
June 19, 2015 - June 20, 2015
Click for details on Essex River DayEssex River Day is an idea that has been evolving for many years. Often when boaters are out on the River you hear the same question over and over again, "Wouldn't it be great if everyone in Essex could experience the beauty of the River?"  
32nd Annual Cape Ann Artisans Spring Open Studio Tour
Studio Locations throughout Cape Ann
Cape Ann
June 20, 2015 - June 21, 2015
Click for details on 32nd Annual Cape Ann Artisans Spring Open Studio TourThis self-guided tour presents a rare opportunity to meet more than a dozen professional artists and artisans and to see their work and demonstrations in their own studios.  
St. Peter's Fiesta
St. Peter's Park
Gloucester
June 24, 2015 - June 28, 2015
Click for details on St. Peter's FiestaThe St. Peter's Fiesta is a five day festival honoring the patron saint of the fisherman St. Peter. 
Rockport's Hidden Gardens ~ A Walking Tour
Downtown Rockport
Rockport
June 26, 2015 - June 27, 2015
Click for details on Rockport's Hidden Gardens ~ A Walking Tour The Rockport Garden Club's 2015 Hidden Gardens Tour will include several private gardens in downtown Rockport all within walking distance from each other. Each has had the benefit of significant owner input in its design.
Independence Day Celebrations
America's Oldest Seaport & Art Colony
Cape Ann, Massachusetts
July 3, 2015 - July 4, 2015
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Chamber of Commerce 28th Annual Auction
The Essex Room at Woodman's of Essex
125 rear Main Street
5 pm 
Essex
July 17, 2015
Click for details on Chamber of Commerce 28th Annual AuctionPaintings by Cape Ann’s leading artists, including Ken Knowles, John Terelak, Robert Gruppe, Don Mosher, Paul George, K.T. Morse, Carole Loiacono, and John Nesta, tickets to sporting events, trips and adventures and much more!
Gloucester Blues Festival
Stage Fort Park
11 am - 7:30 pm
Gloucester
August 8, 2015
Click for details on Gloucester Blues FestivalNow in its fourth year, this annual event brought blues lovers from far and wide to Gloucester, Massachusetts. 
Rockport Fireworks Display
Old Granite Pier
Sandy Bay
Rockport
August 8, 2015
Click for details on Rockport Fireworks DisplayAs dusk descends on Rockport, settle in at Back Beach and the American Legion Bandstand to watch the third annual summertime fireworks display over Sandy Bay.  
31st Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival
Gloucester Harbor
Gloucester
September 4, 2015 - September 6, 2015
Click for details on 31st Annual Gloucester Schooner FestivalThe 31st Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival will be held September 4th - 6th 2015   
TRAILS & SAILS: Two Weekends of Walks and Water
Throughout Essex County
Essex County
September 18, 2015 - September 27, 2015
Click for details on TRAILS & SAILS: Two Weekends of Walks and WaterHike, Bike, and Sail during the 14th annual Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks and Water. Experience the natural beauty, cultural resources and American heritage found in the Essex National Heritage Area, encompassing all of Cape Ann. 
11th Annual Rockport HarvestFest
Downtown Rockport
10 am - 6 pm
Rockport
October 17, 2015
Click for details on 11th Annual Rockport HarvestFestThe annual Rockport HarvestFest celebration features the best of the season in a quintessential coastal New England setting, offering live music, great food, and plenty of activities for families.
Cape Ann Restaurant Week
Cape Ann
Gloucester and Rockport
October 18, 2015 - October 23, 2015
The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the eighth annual Cape Ann Restaurant Week October 18-23. Come and taste the best of the best as Cape Ann’s restaurateurs offer a prix-fixe three-course meal all for a remarkable price. 
33rd Annual Essex Clamfest
Shepard Memorial Park
24 Martin Street
Essex
October 24, 2015

The 33rd annual Essex ClamFest will be held from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in Memorial Park in Essex. The highlight of the day will be the Clam Chowder Tasting, a competition that pits area restaurants against one another to determine who serves the best chowda around.