Rockport Holiday Party and Half Price Sale

December 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Roy Moore’s Fish Shack, Dock Square Rockport, MA 01966

Join the Rockport Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce for the Annual Holiday Party and Half Price Sale. Start you Holiday Shopping with some local deals! We will have gifts from many of our great shops and businesses throughout Rockport up for sale at half of the retail cost. You bid on the ability to buy the items you are interested in - it is a Fun night! Appetizers and a cash bar will be offered.


A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

December 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm                                                                                        

Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA 01966


Now in its second decade of concerts around New England, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn is again returning to Rockport. Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has thrilled radio audiences for twenty-nine years. For the last fifteen, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of this season.


Holiday Toy Drive

December 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm                                                                                       

Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA 01966


Santa joins Senator Bruce Tarr and North Shore 104.9 for this annual benefit for children of the North Shore. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and enjoy live music, refreshments, and more. Entertainment Middle School Chorus, Livi Tsetsilas, David Coffee, and Miranda Evans Find full toy drive details at northshore1049.com/north-shore-holiday-toy-drive-2017


Parsonsfield

December 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm                                                                                         

The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA 01966 


Parsonsfield, folk rock favorites known for their rich harmonies, vibrant songwriting and energetic live performances, take to the road this December with their Holiday Acoustic Tour. The quintet will perform stripped down, intimate shows, breathing Americana rock into their favorite holiday tunes and sprinkling their own songs with holiday flair.


Winter Indoor Farmers Market

December 15 - December 16                                                                                           

Downtown Rockport Rockport, MA 01966

Join us for the Winter Indoor Farmers Market in December. The Rockport Farmers Market is a juried food market. Vendors must grow or make their own food produce.


Rockport Makers

December 15 & 16, 2018 

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Shop local and handmade at 50+ participating businesses in the walkable seaside village

Maker-themed events and specials in local shops

Explore the village with a handout map

Fun and crafty family activities

Festive food & holiday music

Special programming at Rockport's famous art venues


Christmas Pageant Ham & Bean Supper

December 22 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 pm                                                                                         

First Congregational Church, 12 School Street

A traditional ham and baked bean supper will be served by members of the church following the Annual Christmas Pageant in Downtown Rockport. Adults $9, children 12 and under $6. Desserts and drinks included. Open to the public.


North Shore Christian Men’s Choir

December 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm                                                                                         

First Baptist Church, 4 High Street Rockport, MA 01966

A free Christmas concert and a time of socialization and refreshments afterwards, prior to the Pageant.


73rd Annual Rockport Christmas Pageant

December 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dock Square and Main Street, 5 pm. A torch-lit live re-enactment of the Nativity.

Holiday Sing-Along

December 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm                                                                                                

The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA 01966

Get in the holiday spirit and join Rockport Music’s annual holiday community sing-along. This year’s event will feature the Danny Frantina Brass Ensemble, as well as holiday songs by Rockport High School’s Madrigal Singers. Danny Fratina Brass Ensemble Danny Fratina is a composer, arranger, transcriptionist, trumpet player, and clinician. He has been writing and arranging music for big bands and orchestras full time for nearly ten years, with recent work for the Boston Pops, the Beantown Swing Orchestra, John Stevens...


Santa Visits Dock Square

December 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

SANTA VISITS DOCK SQUARE to greet the children of Rockport with bags of goodies, 10:30 pm. (Please note the time change.) Merry Christmas to all!


Rockport New Year’s Eve

December 31 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm


Join us in the small town of Rockport for a BIG celebration - Rockport New Year's Eve: 90 shows by 45 different acts in 19 venues, most of which are handicap-accessible, and all of which are within easy walking distance of one another. There is free parking at Whistlestop Mall, and there is free bus service from the parking and the train station. Events begin at 6:00PM and end with a midnight ball drop. Performances include all kinds of music.


Downtown Rockport Motif #1 Day                                                                                          

May 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 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.


CAPE ANN FARMER’S MARKET
STAGE FORT PARK, GLOUCESTER

June – October 2019 (Every Thursday) 3:00 - 6:30

 Indoor Farmer's Market with Rockport Exchange

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
DOWNTOWN ESSEX

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
ROCKPORT

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.


BLOCK PARTY
DOWNTOWN GLOUCESTER

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
DOWNTOWN MANCHESTER-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
DOWNTOWN, GLOUCESTER

August (TBD) 2019

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


GLOUCESTER BLUES FESTIVAL
STAGE FORT PARK, GLOUCESTER

August (TBT), 2019

ow in its 7th year, this annual event brought jazz lovers from far and wide to Gloucester in 2016, 2017 and 2018. 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.


GLOUCESTER WATERFRONT FESTIVAL
STAGE FORT PARK, GLOUCESTER

August (TBT) 2019

More than 175 juried artists and craftsmen from throughout the United States will be coming to Gloucester for this festival, now in its 36th year. Live music, unique creations and delicious food will highlight the two-day event.


GLOUCESTER SCHOONER FESTIVAL
GLOUCESTER HARBOR

September 1-2, 2019

Sponsored by Maritime Gloucester with support from the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the Gloucester Schooner Festival celebrates its 31st 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!


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

September (TBT), 2019


Thank you to all Trails & Sails event hosts, participants, volunteers and sponsors for making the 13th annual Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks & Water such a success!


September (TBT), 2019

GRAN PRIX OF GLOUCESTER
STAGE FORT PARK, GLOUCESTER

September (TBT), 2019

Take a dramatic harbor front 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.


ROCKPORT HARVESTFEST
DOWNTOWN ROCKPORT

October (TBT), 2019


An 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.


ESSEX CLAMFEST
SHEPARD MEMORIAL PARK, ESSEX

October (TBT), 2019


The 34rd 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.


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