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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: Taj Mahal Trio
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
5 p.m.
Rockport
April 19, 2015
Click for details on Rockport Music Presents: Taj Mahal Trio A bona fide blues and rock legend, the inimitable Taj Mahal has been instrumental in preserving and shaping American roots music. This iconic artist has earned himself a place among the titans of American music. more  
“Youth Sings for Joy”: The Honors Youth Choir of Chorus North Shore
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
7 p.m.
Rockport
May 1, 2015
Click for details on “Youth Sings for Joy”: The Honors Youth Choir of Chorus North Shore “Youth Sings for Joy” - a concert featuring selections from Purcell, Vivaldi, Schubert, Britten and Handel, with folk songs and a Disney medley. more  
Rockport @ Night 2015
Downtown
Rockport
May 1, 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 later) for a “Rockport @ Night” event. more  
Old Sloop Coffeehouse Presents Antje Duvekot, with Jenna Lindbo
12 School Street
7:30 p.m.
Rockport
May 9, 2015
Click for details on Old Sloop Coffeehouse Presents Antje Duvekot, with Jenna Lindbo Born in Heidelberg, Germany, but living in the United States since she was 13, Antje Duvekot is one of the brightest singer-songwriters to rise out of Boston's acoustic music scene. more  
Colin Quinn
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
8 p.m.
Rockport
May 16, 2015
A native of Brooklyn, comedian, writer and actor Colin Quinn is known for his sharp observational humor and high profile stints on Saturday Night Live and his own critically-acclaimed Comedy Central show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. more  
Motif #1 Day
Downtown Rockport
10 am to 5 pm
Rockport
May 16, 2015
Click for details on Motif #1 Day Downtown Rockport will come alive with music, art, dance and poetry on Motif No. 1 Day on Saturday, May 18. more  
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 ~
Downtown Rockport
Rockport
June 26, 2015 - June 27, 2015
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  
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  

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