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4th of July Fireworks over Gloucester Harbor Independence Day Celebrations
July 3, 2014 - July 6, 2014
America's Oldest Seaport & Art Colony
Cape Ann, Massachusetts

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

July 3

6:00 p.m. - Gloucester Horribles Parade

7:00 p.m. - Free Concert on Gloucester Harbor

July 4

10:00 a.m - Manchester By the Sea Independence Day Parade

July 5

6:00 p.m. - Rockport Firemen's Parade

8:30 p.m. - Rockport Legion Band Concert on Back Beach

9:00 p.m. - Rockport Bonfire on Back Beach

July 6

9:15 p.m. - Manchester by the Sea Fireworks at Singing Beach

Gloucester Horribles Parade Route:
Start at Gloucester High School
Leslie O. Johnson Road
Centennial Avenue
Western Blvd.
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

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

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

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2014
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Cape Ann Restaurant Week
Cape Ann
Gloucester and Rockport
October 19, 2014 - October 24, 2014
Click for details on Cape Ann  Restaurant Week The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the eighth annual Cape Ann Restaurant Week October 19 - 24. Come and taste the best of the best as Cape Ann’s restaurateurs offer a prix-fixe three-course meal all for a remarkable price. more  
32nd Annual Essex Clamfest
Shepard Memorial Park
24 Martin Street
Essex
October 25, 2014
Click for details on 32nd Annual Essex Clamfest The Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will hold the 32nd Annual Essex ClamFest on Saturday, October 26 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Chowder tasting and voting will take place from Noon to 2:00 p.m. more  
Old Sloop Coffeehouse Presents Chelsea Berry with Charlee Bianchini
Rockport Congregational Church
12 School Street
7:30 pm
Rockport
November 1, 2014
Click for details on Old Sloop Coffeehouse Presents Chelsea Berry with Charlee Bianchini Chelsea Berry is a singer/songwriter with incredible edge, power, and finesse. Born and raised in Alaska, she now makes her home on Boston's North Shore. 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  
Annual Ladies' Night in Gloucester
Downtown Gloucester
5-10 pm
Gloucester
December 4, 2014
A special evening of holiday shopping in downtown Gloucester for women shoppers, including refreshments and drawings for gift certificates in many stores. 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  
Santa's Arrival in Rockport and Tree Lighting
Bradley Wharf on Bearskin Neck
and Dock Square
3:45pm
Rockport
December 6, 2014
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 along Bearskin Neck to Dock Square for the town Tree Lighting festivities. more  
CAPE ANN BIG BAND HOLIDAY SHOW
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
3 & 7 pm
Rockport
December 7, 2014
Click for details on CAPE ANN BIG BAND HOLIDAY SHOW Enjoy the holidays with Cape Ann’s own 17-piece big band performing old and new holiday favorites infused with a bit of jazz, swing, and rock n’ roll. more  
Seashells and Jingle Bells Inn & Home Kitchen Tour, 1-5 pm
Various locations throughout the town
Rockport
December 7, 2014
Click for details on Seashells and Jingle Bells Inn & Home Kitchen Tour, 1-5 pm This is the fourth year for this fresh, new event featuring a delectable mix of Rockport's finest accommodations and private homes. Visit the beautiful seaside homes and inns of Rockport, all decked out for the holidays. more  
13th Annual Christmas in Rockport Holiday Gallery Stroll
Downtown Rockport and Beyond
Noon to 4 pm
Rockport
December 13, 2014 - December 14, 2014
Click for details on 13th Annual Christmas in Rockport Holiday Gallery Stroll Featuring Rockport's finest artists and galleries. Don't miss this chance to meet Rockport's artists in their studios. Gallery Stroll maps available at information shed and participating galleries. Look for Art Gallery Stroll banners. more  
Seaside Village Open House Weekend
Downtown Rockport and Beyond
Rockport
December 13, 2014 - December 14, 2014
Click for details on Seaside Village Open House Weekend Featuring holiday fairs and shows, strolling musicians, and more. Find unique gift ideas and refreshments in the shops throughout downtown Rockport.
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A Christmas Celtic Sojourn
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
4:30 and 8 pm
Rockport
December 15, 2014
Click for details on A Christmas Celtic Sojourn Celebrate the holidays with Rockport Music! Brian O’Donovan’s acclaimed Celtic holiday show returns this year with a festive program featuring a stellar line-up of singers, musicians, and dancers steeped in Celtic tradition and traditional Irish cheer. more  
Annual Christmas Nativity Pageant
Dock Square and Main Street
5pm
Rockport
December 20, 2014
Click for details on Annual Christmas Nativity Pageant In the spirit of the holidays, the Rockport Pageant Committee is once again hosting the Annual Christmas Nativity Pageant, in partnership with the Rockport Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce. more  
HOLIDAY COMMUNITY SING-ALONG
Shalin Liu Performance Center
7 pm
Rockport
December 20, 2014
Click for details on HOLIDAY COMMUNITY SING-ALONG Sing many of our favorite carols in Rockport Music’s third annual holiday community sing along hosted by Bill Hausman and featuring the Rockport High School Madrigals. more  
New Year's Rockport Eve
Downtown Rockport
Rockport
December 31, 2014
Click for details on New Year's Rockport Eve Celebrating the New Year with family, friends, and neighbors. Six hours of continuous entertainment in downtown Rockport. 6 pm - midnight. more  
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