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Rockport is a cultural haven, with dozens of festivals. Enjoy internationally acclaimed dance and music concerts, Broadway quality theater, festivals, shows and special events all year long.

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MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
November 21, 2014 - November 22, 2014
Click for details on MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will embark on a unique series of intimate, acoustic performances this fall. The tour marks Carpenter’s return to singing both time more  
ROSSINI: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
November 22, 2014
Click for details on ROSSINI: Il Barbiere di Siviglia The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera. more  
Opening Reception – Jim Murphy Solo Show
Rockport Art Association
Rockport
November 23, 2014
Click for details on Opening Reception – Jim Murphy Solo Show A longtime practitioner of watercolor, Murphy returned to working in oils at the urging of his wife, Diane, when the couple visited Cape Breton in 1997. A trail runner, he often scouts out remote areas on foot and returns with canvas and paint to record h more  
Rockport Ambulance Benefit Breakfast
Ellen's Harborside Restaurant
8 am - 10 am
Rockport
November 23, 2014
Come enjoy the incomparable baked stuffed French toast, along with ham, juice and coffee, all for the benefit of the Rockport Ambulance Service, at Ellen’s Harborside Restaurant. A fun and delectable annual community event. more  
Black Friday in Rockport
Downtown Rockport
November 28, 2014
Click for details on Black Friday in Rockport Rockport's merchants will be opening early and staying open for extended hours, offering a delightful, relaxing alternative for you Black Friday holiday shopping. more  
Candy Making Demonstrations, Tuck's Candy Factory, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuck's Candy Factory
7 Dock Square
Rockport
November 28, 2014
Click for details on Candy Making Demonstrations, Tuck's Candy Factory, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Candy-cane, ribbon candy, and satin stick making - Come in, watch and sample! Enter in the drawing for a 6-foot candy-cane! more  
Holiday Ornament Fundraising Sale
Rockport Art Association
12 Main Street
Rockport
November 28, 2014 - December 20, 2014
Click for details on Holiday Ornament Fundraising Sale Holiday ornament fundraising sale begins 10am at the Rockport Art Association, 12 Main Street more  
Masterpieces in Miniature Show
Rockport Art Association
November 28, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Click for details on Masterpieces in Miniature Show Rockport Art Association, 12 Main Street. A holiday show of small works, including over 300 original pieces of art. Continues through December 31. more  
Rockport Small Business Saturday
SHOP SMALL and support local Rockport Businesses
Rockport
November 29, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Small Business Saturday Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to the businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country. more  
THE WEIGHT Performing Songs of The Band
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
November 29, 2014
Click for details on THE WEIGHT Performing Songs of The Band Featuring legitimate long time members of The Band, Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante, along with Marty Grebb (Bonnie Raitt, The Fabulous Rhinestones) Byron Isaacs and Brian Mitchell (Levon Helm Band), The Weight revisits the radio hits and deep tracks from more  
Gloucester's Santa Parade & Tree Lighting
Downtown Gloucester
Gloucester
November 30, 2014
Click for details on Gloucester's Santa Parade & Tree Lighting Parade begins at 3pm at the State Fish Pier, running through Main Street and ending at the Boulevard for the Annual Tree Lighting at Kent Circle (at about 4:30pm). more  
RHS/RMS Chamber Concert
Shalin Liu Performance Center
December 3, 2014
Click for details on RHS/RMS Chamber Concert Enjoy a concert by local students at the Shalin Liu, 37 Main St, at 7pm! more  
Essex Holiday Festival
Various Sites in Essex
Essex
December 4, 2014 - December 6, 2014
Click for details on Essex Holiday Festival The first weekend of December is set aside in anticipation of this very special time of year…the giving and sharing of holiday spirit in Essex. more  
10th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair
Unitarian Universalist Society
4 Cleaves St
Rockport
December 5, 2014 - December 6, 2014
Click for details on 10th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair Come to 4 Cleaves Street in Rockport from 4 - 9pm on Friday and 9am - 1pm on Saturday for a great crafts fair and raffle in its 10th year! more  
Cape Ann Artisans Holiday Show and Sale
Rockport Art Association
12 Main Street
December 5, 2014 - December 6, 2014
Click for details on Cape Ann Artisans Holiday Show and Sale Join Cape Ann Artisans and the Rockport Art Association for the Holiday Show and Sale. Find that perfect hand-crafted item, locally made right here on Cape Ann. Friday from 4 - 9pm and Saturday from 10am - 3pm. more  
Shop Rockport Night
Downtown Rockport
4-9 pm
Rockport
December 5, 2014
Click for details on Shop Rockport Night 4-9 pm. The merchants of Rockport invite you to an evening of holiday shopping-- a festive evening of special promotions and events. more  
Winter Photography Show
Rockport Art Association
12 Main Street
December 5, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Click for details on Winter Photography Show Opening reception, 6 - 8 pm. Show continues through December 31. more  
Advent Fair
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
24 Broadway
December 6, 2014
Click for details on Advent Fair 9 am - 1 pm. Holiday gift items, Salvadoran crafts, African jewelry, delicious soup luncheon and decorated holiday greens. more  
Candy Making Demonstrations, Tuck's Candy Factory, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuck's Candy Factory
7 Dock Square
December 6, 2014
Click for details on Candy Making Demonstrations, Tuck's Candy Factory, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Free demonstrations of candy-cane, ribbon candy, and satin stick making. Come in and watch and sample! Enter the drawing for a 6-foot candy cane! more  
Christmas Bazaar
First Congregational Church
12 School Street
Rockport
December 6, 2014
Click for details on Christmas Bazaar The First Congregational Church will be hosting their annual Christmas Bazaar from 8am to 2pm. The bazaar includes a Christmas boutique, bake table and snack bar. more  

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