ROCKPORT HOLIDAY SHOPPING NIGHT
DOWNTOWN ROCKPORT

  Holiday Shopping in Rockport

 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

  Deca The Halls

 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
DOWNTOWN ROCKPORT

  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 

  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

    Santa Arrives in a Boat

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

    Rockport Annual Pageant

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 New Years Eve

 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

   Rockport Farmers Market

   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
  ROCKPORT MASSACHUSETTS

  May 16, 2019 

   Motif #1 Day

   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

  Rockport Harvest Fest

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,


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