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Seaside Village Open House Weekend+ Seaside Village Open House Weekend
December 14, 2013 - December 15, 2013
Downtown Rockport

Featuring holiday fairs and shows, strolling musicians, and more. Find unique gift ideas and refreshments in the shops throughout downtown Rockport.

Saturday's festivities begin with the annual Scandinavian Jul Fest at Spiran Hall, from 9 am to 1 pm. At Noon the Solstice Singers return, strolling through town singing songs of the season until 2 pm, while from 1 pm to 3 pm Quintessential Brass will perform traditional carols, holiday classics, and jazzy Christmas favorites throughout downtown Rockport.

Seaside Village Open House Weekend also features the 12th annual Gallery Stroll on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from Noon to 4 pm.

Gallery Stroll maps will be available at all participating galleries and at the information shed located at Barletta Park; look for the Art Gallery Stroll banners displayed at participating galleries.

On Saturday and Sunday, Cynthia Curtis Pottery presents the 9th annual Student and Studio Potter Show, from 10 am to 4 pm at their studio located at 80 Pigeon Hill Street in Pigeon Cove, with an artists’ reception Friday, December 13 from 4 pm to 7 pm. Free admission, refreshments and plenty of parking. All are welcome!

For a detailed schedule of events, copies of the Christmas in Rockport Holiday Calendar and Guide are available at businesses throughout town and in the Barletta Park information shed.

You may also view the Chamber’s online festivals and events listings for the holiday season and throughout the year online at and

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Past Events

Rockport Community Egg Hunt
Rockport Elementary School Playground
2 pm
April 19, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Community Egg Hunt 2pm -- don't be late!! This one ends quickly! Pre-schoolers, kindergarten and grade one children are invited to a Community Egg Hunt. Bring a basket! more  
Motif #1 Day
Downtown Rockport
10 am to 5 pm
May 17, 2014
Downtown Rockport will come alive with music, art, dance and poetry on Motif No. 1 Day on Saturday, May 17. more  
Motif #1 Day 5K Road Race
From Rockport Harbor to Marmion Way and Back
9:00 am start
May 17, 2014
Start you Motif #1 Day celebration in Rockport with a brisk seaside 5K run starting and ending at T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor. Then spend the rest of a beautiful spring day at Rockport's annual celebration of the return of spring! more  
18th Annual Emergency Services Day
T-Wharf and Central Fire Station in Downtown Rockport
May 18, 2014
Sunday, May 18th is the 18th Annual Emergency Service Day from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Activities will be held at T-Wharf and Central Fire Station in Downtown Rockport.
All are welcome to participate in this free community event. more  
The Quarterdeck Inn By The Sea, Rockport
Inns of Rockport
Pleasant Street Inn, Rockport, MA

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