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4th of July Fireworks over Gloucester Harbor Independence Day Celebrations
July 3, 2016 - July 4, 2016
Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Rockport
Cape Ann, Massachusetts

Cape Ann Celebrates Independence Day with Free Concerts, Fireworks, Parades, Bonfires, and more.

July 3 (Gloucester)

5:00 p.m. - Free Concert on Stacy Boulevard (Stage adjacent to the Blynman Canal and Drawbridge)

6:00 p.m. - Gloucester Horribles Parade begins

7:00 p.m. (approximately, after the Parade passes) - Concert resumes

9:30 pm - Grand Fireworks Display over Gloucester Harbor

July 4 (Manchester-by-the-Sea and Rockport)

10:00 am - Manchester-by-the-Sea Independence Day Parade

6:00 pm - Rockport Firemen’s Parade

8:00 pm - Rockport Legion Band Concert - Back Beach

9:00 pm - Rockport Bonfire - Back Beach


Gloucester Horribles Parade Route:
Start at Gloucester High School
Leslie O. Johnson Road
Centennial Avenue
Stacy Boulevard (Western Avenue)
Rogers Street
Manuel F. Lewis Street
Main Street
Pleasant Street
Prospect Street
Railroad Avenue
Washington Street
Centennial Avenue
Emerson Avenue
Lincoln Avenue
Blynman Avenue
End at Gloucester High School

Manchester 4th of July Parade Route:
Starts at Manchester/Essex High School
Lincoln Street
Vine Street
School Street
Pleasant Street
Pine Street
Central Street
Union Street
Norwood Avenue
Ends at Coach Field Playground

Rockport Firemen's Parade Route:
Start at Rockport High School
Jerden's Lane
South Street
Mt. Pleasant Street
Dock Square
Main Street
Beach Street
End at Back Beach


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The Waifs
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
8 PM
Rockport
May 5, 2016
Click for details on The Waifs It’s easy to see why as their infectious, harmony-drenched country-folk makes quite an impression no matter what side of the world you’re living. more  
Martyn Joseph with Ian Foster
Old Sloop Coffeehouse
12 School Street
7:30pm
Rockport
May 7, 2016
Click for details on Martyn Joseph with Ian Foster Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other: Shades of Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be – but he stands in his own right... more  
Members of the Handel and Haydn Society
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
8 PM
Rockport
May 7, 2016
Click for details on Members of the  Handel and Haydn Society This concert will feature a richly diverse program of Vivaldi and Bach, as well as pieces by Geminiani, Torelli, and Telemann.
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Spring Tourism Mixer
Cape Ann's Marina Resort
75 Essex Ave
5-7 PM
Gloucester
May 10, 2016
Meet friends old and new and share your latest news and updates as we get ready for the spring/summer visitor season during this Tourism Mixer. Bring your business cards, brochures, and flyers to share! more  
Choro das 3
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
7 PM
Rockport
May 12, 2016
Click for details on Choro das 3 A Brazilian group playing traditional choro music, Choro das 3 have made it their mission to revive the choro tradition in Brazil and spread its distinctive sound around the globe. more  
BOSTON CHILDREN’S CHORUS
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
3 PM
Rockport
May 14, 2016
Click for details on BOSTON CHILDREN’S CHORUS The Boston Children’s Chorus unites children ages 7-18 from diverse backgrounds to discover the power of singing and transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music more  
20th Annual Emergency Services Day
T-Wharf in Downtown Rockport
11 AM - 3 PM
Rockport
May 15, 2016
Sunday, May 15 is the 20th Annual Emergency Service Day from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Activities will be held at T-Wharf in Downtown Rockport. All are welcome to participate in this free community event. more  
Ottmar Liebert, guitar
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
5 PM
Rockport
May 15, 2016
Click for details on Ottmar Liebert, guitar One of the most successful instrumentalists working today, guitarist Ottmar Liebert has created a niche for himself, creating a sound that borrows from flamenco, new age, jazz, rock and Pan-Latin music.
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Motif No. 1 Day
Throughout Downtown Rockport
9 AM - 5 PM
Rockport
May 21, 2016
Click for details on Motif No. 1 Day Downtown Rockport will come alive with film, music, art, dance and poetry on Motif No. 1 Day on Saturday, May 21. more  
Motif No. 1 Day 5K Road Race
From Rockport Harbor to Marmion Way and Back
9:00 a.m. start
Rockport
May 21, 2016
Start your Motif No. 1 Day celebration in Rockport with a brisk seaside 5k run that starts in downtown Rockport at Harvey Park and ends at T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor. Then spend the rest of a beautiful spring day at Rockport's annual Motif No. 1 Day. more  
Independence Day Celebrations
Gloucester
Manchester-by-the-Sea and Rockport
Cape Ann, Massachusetts
July 3, 2016 - July 4, 2016
Click for details on Independence Day Celebrations Cape Ann Celebrates Independence Day with Free Concerts, Fireworks, Parades, Bonfires, and more. more  
Rockport Fireworks Display
Old Granite Pier
Sandy Bay
16 Wharf Road
dusk
Rockport
August 13, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Fireworks Display As dusk descends on Rockport, settle in at Back Beach and the American Legion Bandstand to watch the fourth annual summertime fireworks display over Sandy Bay. more  
Rockport Rotary Club Lobsterfest
Back Beach at the American Legion Bandstand
3-7 pm
Rockport
August 13, 2016
Rockport Rotarians will host their annual public LobsterFest cookout on scenic Back Beach in Rockport, MA. This year's Lobsterfest will be followed by an evening fireworks display over Sandy Bay from Old Granite Pier.
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Rockport HarvestFest
Downtown Rockport
9 AM - 6 PM
Rockport
October 15, 2016
The annual Rockport HarvestFest celebration features the best of the season in a quintessential coastal New England setting, offering live music, great food, and plenty of activities for families. more  
Santa's Arrival in Rockport and Tree Lighting
T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor
and Dock Square
1 - 5 PM
Rockport
December 3, 2016
Click for details on Santa's Arrival in Rockport and Tree Lighting Santa arrives in Rockport Harbor on a lobster boat, followed by a parade from T-Wharf to Dock Square for the town Tree Lighting festivities. more  
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