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Seaside Village Open House Weekend+ Seaside Village Open House Weekend
December 13, 2014 - December 14, 2014
Downtown Rockport and Beyond
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Featuring holiday fairs and shows, strolling musicians, and Holiday Hayrides drawn by a team of Belgian Draft Horses. 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. Free family hayrides on a wagon pulled by an award-winning team of Belgian draft horses, sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank, will depart from Dock Square and travel along Rockport's historic Bearskin Neck.

Seaside Village Open House Weekend also features the 13th annual Gallery Stroll on Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14 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 10th 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 Saturday, December 13 from 4 to 6 pm. Free admission, refreshments and plenty of parking. All are welcome!

For a detailed schedule of events, copies of the 30th Annual Christmas in Rockport Holiday Calendar and Guide will be available by late November 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 capeannvacations.com and rockportusa.com.com.

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2015
Past Events


Rockport Music Presents: Solas
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
8 p.m.
Rockport
May 30, 2015
One of the finest, most respected traditional Celtic bands working today, Solas infuses Irish folk music with an undeniable energy and originality. more  
Rockport @ Night 2015
Downtown
Rockport
June 5, 2015
Click for details on Rockport @ Night 2015 Every First Friday night, from MAY 1st through OCTOBER 2nd galleries and shops will open their doors from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. (and sometimes even later) for a “Rockport @ Night” event. more  
Rockport Chamber Music Festival's 34th Season
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport
June 5, 2015 - July 12, 2015
Click for details on Rockport Chamber Music Festival's 34th Season The 34th Annual Rockport Chamber Music Festival, June 5–July 12 and August 1, features world-class musicians and rising stars, bringing the finest in chamber music from the amazing young cellist Cicely Parnas to the dynamic Shanghai Quartet. more  
Essex River Day
Essex River and Memorial Park
Essex
June 19, 2015 - June 20, 2015
Click for details on Essex River Day Essex River Day is an idea that has been evolving for many years. Often when boaters are out on the River you hear the same question over and over again, "Wouldn't it be great if everyone in Essex could experience the beauty of the River?" more  
32nd Annual Cape Ann Artisans Spring Open Studio Tour
Studio Locations throughout Cape Ann
Cape Ann
June 20, 2015 - June 21, 2015
Click for details on 32nd Annual Cape Ann Artisans Spring Open Studio Tour This self-guided tour presents a rare opportunity to meet more than a dozen professional artists and artisans and to see their work and demonstrations in their own studios. more  
St. Peter's Fiesta
St. Peter's Park
Gloucester
June 24, 2015 - June 28, 2015
Click for details on St. Peter's Fiesta The St. Peter's Fiesta is a five day festival honoring the patron saint of the fisherman St. Peter. more  
Rockport Garden Club's Annual Garden Tour ~ "Rockport in Bloom"
From Pigeon Cove to the South End
10 am - 4 pm each day
Rockport
June 26, 2015 - June 27, 2015
Click for details on Rockport Garden Club's Annual Garden Tour ~ The Rockport Garden Club's 2015 Annual Garden Tour ~ "Rockport in Bloom". This year's event is a self-guided 6 mile tour that includes flower and vegetable gardens, water features and a garden with a Growing Dome. more  
Independence Day Celebrations
America's Oldest Seaport & Art Colony
Cape Ann, Massachusetts
July 3, 2015 - July 4, 2015
Click for details on Independence Day Celebrations  
Rockport @ Night 2015
Downtown
Rockport
July 3, 2015
Click for details on Rockport @ Night 2015 Every First Friday night, from MAY 1st through OCTOBER 2nd galleries and shops will open their doors from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. (and sometimes even later) for a “Rockport @ Night” event. more  
Pokey LaFarge
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
8 p.m.
Rockport
July 5, 2015
A young songwriter with an old soul, Pokey LaFarge is reinvigorating the music of the 20’s and 30’s, adding a fresh new voice and energy to ragtime blues, western swing and riverboat jazz. more  
The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
Fuller School
Gloucester
July 9, 2015 - July 12, 2015
Click for details on The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Gloucester United Veterans Council and the City of Gloucester are proud to sponsor "The Wall That Heals" more  
Rockport Navy Weekend 2015
Rockport
Multiple Locations
Rockport
July 10, 2015 - July 12, 2015
Click for details on Rockport Navy Weekend 2015 Meet the visiting sailors and midshipmen, enjoy a free concert by the Navy's Northeast Pops Ensemble, and treat yourself to a softball game and a pancake breakfast during the Rockport's annual Navy Weekend! more  
Chamber of Commerce 28th Annual Auction
The Essex Room at Woodman's of Essex
125 rear Main Street
5 pm
Essex
July 17, 2015
Click for details on Chamber of Commerce 28th Annual Auction Paintings by Cape Ann’s leading artists, including Ken Knowles, John Terelak, Robert Gruppe, Don Mosher, Paul George, K.T. Morse, Carole Loiacono, and John Nesta, tickets to sporting events, trips and adventures and much more! more  
Melanie
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
8 p.m.
Rockport
July 17, 2015
Click for details on Melanie A singer-songwriter known for her surprise starring role at Woodstock and her subsequent #1 hit “Brand New Key,” Melanie has remained an iconic voice for the “summer of love” generation. more  
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
8 p.m.
Rockport
July 23, 2015 - July 24, 2015
Click for details on Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn The dynamic married duo of Béla Fleck and singer Abigail Washburn is a musical partnership that seamlessly blends innovation with tradition. more  
Paula Cole
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
8 p.m.
Rockport
July 30, 2015 - July 31, 2015
Click for details on Paula Cole Rockport’s own Paula Cole has won Grammy’s and played sold-out arenas, but always manages to return to her hometown for a memorable night of smash hits. more  
Rockport @ Night 2015
Downtown
Rockport
August 7, 2015
Click for details on Rockport @ Night 2015 Every First Friday night, from MAY 1st through OCTOBER 2nd galleries and shops will open their doors from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. (and sometimes even later) for a “Rockport @ Night” event. more  
The Kingston Trio
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
8 p.m.
Rockport
August 7, 2015
Known for their role in the folk revival of the early 60’s and their trademark three-part harmonies, The Kingston Trio returns to Rockport for an unforgettable evening of vintage folk classics. more  
Gloucester Blues Festival
Stage Fort Park
11 am - 7:30 pm
Gloucester
August 8, 2015
Click for details on Gloucester Blues Festival Now in its fourth year, this annual event brought blues lovers from far and wide to Gloucester, Massachusetts. more  
Rockport Fireworks Display
Old Granite Pier
Sandy Bay
Rockport
August 8, 2015
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 third annual summertime fireworks display over Sandy Bay. more  

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