Motif No.1 Day

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Downtown Rockport 

Motif #1

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.

dotted line

June – October 2018 (Every Thursday) 3:00 - 6:30

gloucester_ma_cape_ann

CAPE ANN FARMER’S MARKET
STAGE FORT PARK, GLOUCESTER

gloucester_ma_farmers_marketThe 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.

dotted line

June 2018

essex_ma_shipbuilding

ESSEX RIVER DAY
DOWNTOWN ESSEX

Essex Marsh Massachusetts
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.

dotted line

June 27 – July 1,2018

st.peter's_fiesta_gloucester_ma

ST. PETER’S FIESTA
GLOUCESTER HARBOR – PAVILION BEACH

gloucester_ma_fiestaThe 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, June 27. 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.

dotted line

July 3-4, 2018

gloucester_marockport_mamanchester_ma

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS
GLOUCESTER, ROCKPORT & MANCHESTER

Fourth_of_July_Cape_AnnSpend your Fourth of July holiday in Cape Ann! Experience our Independence Day celebrations and festivities in three of our four communities! 

dotted line

July 07 – 08, 2018

Rockport_Massachusetts

ROCKPORT NAVY WEEKEND
ROCKPORT

Rockport Navy WeekendThe 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 07 th and cast off Sunday evening July 8 th. 

dotted line

July (TBT), August tbt & September (TBT) 2018

gloucester_ma

BLOCK PARTY
DOWNTOWN GLOUCESTER

main_st_gloucester_maCelebrate The Downtown Gloucester Block Party’s 8th year at a gala kick-off on center stage July tbt at 6pm to 10pm. Audience members are invited to the Bank Gloucester Stage, corner of Porter and Main for a brief opening celebration at 6 pm. Cake will be provided by sponsor Jennycakes. The other stages throughout Main Street will open with many presentations.

dotted line

August (TBT), 2018

manchester_ma_festival_by_the_sea

FESTIVAL BY THE SEA
DOWNTOWN MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA

festival-by-sea-manchester-maThis 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.

dotted line

August  2, 3 & 4, 2018

gloucester_ma_cape_ann

GLOUCESTER SIDEWALK BAZAAR
DOWNTOWN, GLOUCESTER

shop_gloucester_massachusettsThe Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar is a celebration of Gloucester Downtown. Come see Artists, Crafters, Food Vendors, Non-Profits, Kids Activities & Entertainers.

dotted line

August 8, 2018

gloucester_ma_cape_ann

GLOUCESTER BLUES FESTIVAL
STAGE FORT PARK, GLOUCESTER

blues-fest-gloucester-maNow in its 4th year, this annual event brought jazz lovers from far and wide to Gloucester in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Nearly 1,500 people attended the last year’s 3nd annual festival and this year’s show should exceed that number with the interest that has been generated.

dotted line

August (TBT) 2018

gloucester_ma

GLOUCESTER WATERFRONT FESTIVAL
STAGE FORT PARK, GLOUCESTER

waterfront_fest_gloucester_maMore than 175 juried artists and craftsmen from throughout the United States will be coming to Gloucester for this festival, now in its 35th year. Live music, unique creations and delicious food will highlight the two-day event.

dotted line

September 2-3, 2018

gloucester_ma

GLOUCESTER SCHOONER FESTIVAL
GLOUCESTER HARBOR

schooner-fest-gloucester-maSponsored by Maritime Gloucester with support from the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the Gloucester Schooner Festival celebrates its 30th year as it takes over Gloucester Harbor once again. This annual gathering of the finest vessels from ports along the Eastern Seaboard is a can’t miss Labor Day Weekend event! 

dotted line

September (TBT), 2018

essex_massachusettsmanchester-Massachusettsgloucester-massachusettsrockport-massachusetts

TRAILS & SAILS:
TWO WEEKENDS OF WALKS & WATER IN CAPE ANN

Essex-Ma_Heritage
Thank you to all Trails & Sails event hosts, participants, volunteers and sponsors for making the 12th annual Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks & Water such a success!

dotted line

September (TBT), 2018

gloucester_ma

GRAN PRIX OF GLOUCESTER
STAGE FORT PARK, GLOUCESTER

gran_prix_gloucester_massTake a dramatic harborfront park at the height of fall foliage season. Set up a twisting grass, dirt and asphalt racecourse with challenging obstacles. Unleash a crowd of world class cyclists to charge through the sharp curves and jump the barriers. Add screaming, cowbell ringing fans incited by a dynamic announcers. What do you have? One of the premier bicycle races in the country, right here in Gloucester.

dotted line

October (TBT), 2018

rockport_ma_cape_ann

ROCKPORT HARVESTFEST
DOWNTOWN ROCKPORT

harvest-fest-rockport-maAn annual tradition in Downtown Rockport, the HarvestFest celebrates the autumn season as local food producers bring you seasonal favorites including clam chowder to cheese to a cup of hot chocolate to warm you up. Cooking demonstrations, art exhibits and live music bring families from all over to enjoy.

dotted line

October (TBT), 2018

essex_ma_shipbuilding

ESSEX CLAMFEST
SHEPARD MEMORIAL PARK, ESSEX

clamshell-fest-essex-maThe 33rd annual Essex Clamfest has everything the small town is known for including pony rides, arts and crafts, K-9 demonstrations and, of course, the ever-popular clam chowder competition. Nearly 1000 people tasted the best of the best in 2014.

Loading...
Upps!
You're running a web browser we don't fully support. Please upgrade it for a better experience.
Our site works best with Google Chrome.
How to upgrade the browser