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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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out of bounds: 2014
Rockport Art Association
12 Main Street
Rockport
August 23, 2014 - September 23, 2014
Click for details on out of bounds: 2014 out of bounds: 2014. An exhibition of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts faculty and alumni work, curated by iartcolony. more  
Friday Nights on Main Street
Downtown Rockport
4-8 pm
Rockport
September 5, 2014
Click for details on Friday Nights on Main Street Join us for a reawakening of Rockport's historical night life of years past, as galleries and shops bustle with a community of art and culture lovers strolling along Main Street in the evenings, soaking up all its wonderful sights and sounds. more  
Rockport Farmers' Market
Harvey Park
Downtown Rockport
9 am - 1 pm
Rockport
September 6, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Farmers' Market The summer Rockport Farmers' Market is an open-air market located in Harvey Park in downtown Rockport. It takes place every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 am to 1 pm, June 21 - October 4, and is organized by Rockport Festivals. more  
Friday Nights on Main Street
Downtown Rockport
4-8 pm
Rockport
September 12, 2014
Click for details on Friday Nights on Main Street Join us for a reawakening of Rockport's historical night life of years past, as galleries and shops bustle with a community of art and culture lovers strolling along Main Street in the evenings, soaking up all its wonderful sights and sounds. more  
Old Sloop Coffeehouse Presents Ellis Paul, with Martyn Joseph
Rockport Congregational Church
12 School Street
7:30 pm
Rockport
September 12, 2014
Click for details on Old Sloop Coffeehouse Presents Ellis Paul, with Martyn Joseph Ellis Paul is one of the most respected artists in the folk/singer-songwriter genre today. Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other: a powerful singer and songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyri more  
THEATRE IN THE PINES PRESENTS "ARSENIC AND OLD LACE"
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport
September 12, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Click for details on THEATRE IN THE PINES PRESENTS Rockport's beloved community theater, Theatre in the Pines, presents "Arsenic and Old Lace" at the Shallin Liu Perfomance Center, with four performances directed by founder and artistic director, Nan Webber. more  
Rockport Farmers' Market
Harvey Park
Downtown Rockport
9 am - 1 pm
Rockport
September 13, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Farmers' Market The summer Rockport Farmers' Market is a new, open-air market located in Harvey Park in downtown Rockport. It takes place every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 am to 1 pm, June 21 - October 4, and is organized by Rockport Festivals. more  
Fish Box Derby
Rogers Street
Noon
Gloucester
September 14, 2014
Click for details on Fish Box Derby "The Thrill of the Hill". Come see the dozens of kids between 8 and 14 who have built cars with their families compete for bragging rights and great prizes when the annual Fish Box Derby race runs down Rogers Street at High Noon. more  
TRAILS & SAILS: Two Weekends of Walks and Water
Throughout Essex County
Essex County
September 19, 2014 - September 28, 2014
Click for details on TRAILS & SAILS: Two Weekends of Walks and Water Experience Inspiration as you hike, bike, paddle, stroll or sail this September when the Essex National Heritage Commission presents its premier partnership event, TRAILS & SAILS: Two Weekends of Walks and Water, September 19-21 and 26-28. more  
Rockport Farmers Market
Harvey Park
Downtown Rockport
Rockport
September 20, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Farmers Market The summer Rockport Farmers' Market is a new, open-air market located in Harvey Park in downtown Rockport. more  
Cape Ann Symphony Presents A Night at the Opera
Manchester-Essex Regional High School Auditorium
8 pm
Manchester-by-the-Sea
September 27, 2014
Click for details on Cape Ann Symphony Presents A Night at the Opera What can be more inspiring than a night at the opera? Cape Ann Symphony presents a program of BIZET, MOZART, PUCCINI, ROSSINI, VERDI AND MORE. more  
Rapha Super Cross Gloucester
Stage Fort Park
Gloucester
September 27, 2014 - September 28, 2014
Click for details on Rapha Super Cross Gloucester Rapha Super Cross Gloucester - know by many as "the New England Worlds" - unfolds at one of the most beautiful race venues in the country: Gloucester's beautiful oceanside Stage Fort Park. more  
Rockport Farmers Market
Harvery Park
Downtown Rockport
Rockport
September 27, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Farmers Market The summer Rockport Farmers' Market is a new, open-air market located in Harvey Park in downtown Rockport. more  
Rockport Farmers Market
Harvey Park
Downtown Rockport
Rockport
October 4, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Farmers Market The summer Rockport Farmers' Market is a new, open-air market located in Harvey Park in downtown Rockport. more  
10th Annual Rockport HarvestFest
Downtown Rockport
10 am - 6 pm
Rockport
October 18, 2014
Click for details on 10th Annual Rockport HarvestFest 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  
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  
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  

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