ArtWeek 2019 ROCKPORT MA
April 26 through May 5, 2019
A ten-day award-winning festival featuring unique and unexpected experiences that are participatory, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists and the creative process, each ArtWeek event is a one-of-a-kind celebration that people won’t want to miss. Check back as we post the full schedule on April 1, 2019.
MOTIF #1 DAY DOWNTOWN ROCKPORT
May 18, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Motif No.1 Day Arts Fest celebrates Rockport across the arts. The festival centers around Rockport's iconic Motif No.1, the fishing shack artist’s studio tourist attraction. A fantastic lineup of free outdoor art events take place throughout the Day: a short film festival, poetry slams, live music, aerial and dance performances, interactive art, and fine art. Proceeds from the Motif No.1 Day 5k & Fun Run support wellness initiatives at Rockport Public Schools.
ROCKPORT FARMER’S MARKET
HARVEY PARK, ROCKPORT
June 22 – October 19, 2019 (Every Saturday) 9:00 - 1:00 PM
Saturdays from June 22nd – October 19th, 2019 from 9 am to 1 pm. The Rockport Farmers Market features the very best of local farm and juried homegrown items from all over Cape Ann. Music is always on the menu as are events and children activities for the young and old.
CAPE ANN FARMER’S MARKET
STAGE FORT PARK, GLOUCESTER
June – October 2019 (Every Thursday) 3:00 - 6:30
The Cape Ann Farmer’s Market (CAFM) continues to thrive as one of the many staples that many locals look forward to. Every Thursday from the first week of June to the second week of October, you get the freshest of vegetables and fruits while also helping the promotion of land conversation.
ESSEX RIVER DAY
June (TBT), 2019
Essex 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?” The concept for the event is simple. Those who have a boat offer a neighborly boat ride to those in town who may not have a boat and don’t have ready access to appreciating the wonders of the Essex River. This simple thought has grown into a full day of events culminating that evening with a pickup softball game for all ages, a cook out with vendors, live music by Innuendo and a bonfire at Memorial Park.
ST. PETER’S FIESTA
GLOUCESTER HARBOR – PAVILION BEACH
June 26 – June 29,2019
The St. Peter’s Fiesta has long attracted visitors from all over the country. It is an annual celebration in Gloucester, MA taking place on the weekend closest to the Feast Day of St. Peter. The event is sponsored by the Italian-American fishing community of Gloucester.
St. Peter’s Fiesta is a five-day festival honoring the patron saint of the fisherman, St. Peter. The festival is put on by the Italian American community of Gloucester, Massachusetts. The festival involves a carnival, seine boat races and the Greasy Pole contest, and attracts people from all over.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS
GLOUCESTER, ROCKPORT & MANCHESTER
July 3-4, 2019
Spend your Fourth of July holiday in Cape Ann! Experience our Independence Day celebrations and festivities in three of our four communities!
ROCKPORT NAVY WEEKEND
July 06 – 07, 2019
The Rockport Navy Committee (RocNavCom) and the town of Rockport will be hosting the United States Naval Academy (USNA) Offshore Sail Training Squadron (OSTS). Five NA-44 foot sailboats will arrive in Rockport on Saturday July 06th and cast off Sunday evening July 7th.
July (TBT) 2019, at 6pm to 10pm
Celebrate The Downtown Gloucester Block Party’s 9th year at a gala kick-off on center stage. Audience members are invited to the Bank Gloucester Stage, corner of Porter and Main for a brief opening celebration at 6 pm. The other stages throughout Main Street will open with many presentations.
FESTIVAL BY THE SEA
August (TBT), 2019
This all-day extravaganza taps into the long-line of local talent with musical and artistic performers alike. Visitors can take in the sights of Masconomo Park while surveying the art and handcrafted items from some of the finest talent assembled.
GLOUCESTER SIDEWALK BAZAAR
August (TBD) 2019
The Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar is a celebration of Gloucester Downtown. Come see Artists, Crafters, Food Vendors, Non-Profits, Kids Activities & Entertainers.
CAPE ANN PLEIN AIR COMPETITION
October 6 through 14, 2019
Cape Ann Plein Air, a nationally recognized arts organization, will host its fourth annual week-long Plein Air Painting Competition in October 2019. This is when the famous Cape Ann light shines at its very best! CAPA will bring 40 of the finest artists in the nation to compete for over $20,000 in prizes and awards