ROCKPORT HOLIDAY SHOPPING NIGHT
Friday, December 6, 2019
Downtown Rockport, 4-9 pm. Enjoy a festive Friday shopping evening with many shops and galleries staying open for extended hours and offering exclusive promotions and giveaways. Stroll throughout Rockport's historic downtown to the sounds of carols and songs of the season, and get into the holiday spirit. A hundred lighted Christmas trees will guide you to beautifully decorated shops and galleries along Main Street, Mt. Pleasant Street, Dock Square and Bearskin Neck.
DECA THE HALLS - ROCKPORT OPEN HOUSES
Visit beautiful seaside homes of Rockport, decked out for the holidays. Organized by Rockport High School’s DECA Program and The Inns of Rockport enjoy some of Rockport’s finest inns and homes all decked out in their holiday finest
ROCKPORT MAKERS FESTIVAL
December 14, 15, 2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Join us for a town-wide festival and holiday market, with maker-themed events in the shops, festive food, holiday music and attractions! Plan your visit today!
CHRISTMAS IN ROCKPORT 2019
December 4: Santa arrives by Lobster Boat & Annual Tree Lighting
December 6: A Very Special Evening of Holiday Shopping
December 11: Scandinavian Jul Fest
December 11-12: Seaside Village Open House Weekend
December 11 - 12: Ninth Annual Holiday Gallery Stroll
December 12: Rockport Inns Open House
December 14 -15: Rockport Makers Festival
December 18: 65th Annual Christmas Pageant
December 25: Santa Visits Dock Square
SANTA'S ARRIVAL BY BOAT
December 7, 2019 at 1 PM – 6 PM
Where else can you see Santa arrive by lobster boat? Santa will arrive at Rockport’s T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM, following a brisk lobster boat ride across Sandy Bay.
ROCKPORT'S 75TH ANNUAL LIVE NATIVITY PAGEANT
December 21, 2019 - 5:00 PM
Each year hundreds of spectators gather to watch the live re-enactment of the story of baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the Bethlehem inn and the stable. The Pageant begins with a torch-lit procession which starts at Dock Square and proceeds up Main Street to the Congregational Church. Here the story of Jesus’ birth is brought to life through a live narration
ROCKPORT NEW YEARS EVE
December 31, 2019 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Rockport's 23rd annual family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration of the arts! Come and join in the fun! Some 40 performers will present 80 shows at 17 different venues, all within easy walking distance of one another. Performances include music, theatre, storytelling, puppet shows, and more, and take place hourly beginning at 6:00 and ending with the midnight ball drop.
ROCKPORT FARMER’S MARKET
HARVEY PARK, ROCKPORT
June 20 – October 17, 2019 (Every Saturday) 9:00 - 1:00 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.
MOTIF # 1 DAY
May 16, 2019
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.
SAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2020 TBD
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.
CAPE ANN PLEIN AIR EVENT TBD
The endlessly changing panoramas of the Cape Ann region have attracted the largest number of artists yet for the fourth annual Cape Ann Plein Air.
GLOUCESTER HARVEST MUSIC FESTIVAL
September 12, 2020. 11:00 - 4:00 PM
The Gloucester Harvest Music Festival blends art and music in one of the country’s most unique and rich artist communities. Experience the beauty and friendliness of Gloucester through a day-long festival showcasing music, arts, and culture while supporting the local community hospital
ROCKPORT HARVESTFEST DOCK SQUARE ROCKPORT
October 17, 2020
Features the best of the season in a quintessential coastal New England setting, offering live music, great food, and plenty of activities for families. New England food producers gather under a giant tent on one of Rockport’s historic working wharves to celebrate the best of local food with fresh seafood, pastries, cider doughnut & chowder,