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Seaside Village Open House Weekend+ Rockport's Christmas Stroll Weekend
December 12, 2015 - December 13, 2015
Downtown Rockport and Beyond
Rockport

Featuring holiday fairs and shows and strolling musicians. Find unique gift ideas and refreshments in the shops and galleries throughout downtown Rockport and in Pigeon Cove.

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.

Rockport's Christmas Stroll Weekend also features the 14th annual Art Gallery Stroll on Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13 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 11th annual Holiday Show & Sale, from 10 am to 5 pm at Cynthia's studio located at 80 Pigeon Hill Street in Pigeon Cove. Free admission, refreshments and plenty of parking. All are welcome!

On Saturday there will be a Benefit Raffle at the Art of David Arsenault of "Rockport's Usual Suspects"—for Christmas in Rockport Live Jazz by the Christian Conti Trio 4-6 pm. Seasonal refreshments.

On Sunday at The Art of David Arsenault there will be "Meet the Artist" 3 p.m. David will offer a presentation with Q & A about his inspiration as an artist and recent Cape Ann paintings.

For a detailed schedule of events, copies of the 31st 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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Past Events


Rockport @ Night 2016
Downtown
Rockport
May 27, 2016 - September 2, 2016
Click for details on Rockport @ Night 2016 Every Friday night, from MAY 27 through SEPTEMBER 2 galleries and shops will open their doors from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. (and then some!) for a “Rockport @ Night” event. more  
Arlo Guthrie
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport
July 30, 2016 - July 31, 2016
Click for details on Arlo Guthrie A genuine member of folk music royalty, Arlo Guthrie continues to plumb the depths of the American musical spirit with his remarkable live performances that feature classic songs from his nearly 50 year career, as well as his trademark wry humor and story more  
Rockport Farmers Market
Harvey Park in between High Street & Broadway
Rockport
July 30, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Farmers Market This event takes place every Saturday between June 25 and October 8. more  
Rockport Farmers Market
Harvey Park in between High Street & Broadway
Rockport
August 6, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Farmers Market This event takes place every Saturday between June 25 and October 8. more  
Rockport Farmers Market
Harvey Park in between High Street & Broadway
Rockport
August 13, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Farmers Market This event takes place every Saturday between June 25 and October 8. more  
Rockport Fireworks Display
Old Granite Pier
Sandy Bay
dusk
Rockport
August 13, 2016
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 fourth annual summertime fireworks display over Sandy Bay. more  
Rockport Rotary Club Lobsterfest
Back Beach at the American Legion Bandstand
3-7 pm
Rockport
August 13, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Rotary Club Lobsterfest Rockport Rotarians will host their annual public LobsterFest cookout on scenic Back Beach in Rockport, MA. This year's Lobsterfest will be followed by an evening fireworks display over Sandy Bay from Old Granite Pier.
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Rockport Farmers Market
Harvey Park in between High Street & Broadway
Rockport
August 20, 2016 - August 20, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Farmers Market This event takes place every Saturday between June 25 and October 8. more  
Rockport Farmers Market
Harvey Park in between High Street & Broadway
Rockport
August 27, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Farmers Market This event takes place every Saturday between June 25 and October 8. more  
Rockport @ Night 2016
Downtown
Rockport
September 2, 2016
Click for details on Rockport @ Night 2016 Every Friday night, from MAY 27 through SEPTEMBER 2 galleries and shops will open their doors from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. (and then some!) for a “Rockport @ Night” event. more  
Rockport Farmers Market
Harvey Park in between High Street & Broadway
Rockport
September 3, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Farmers Market This event takes place every Saturday between June 25 and October 8. more  
Rockport Farmers Market
Harvey Park in between High Street & Broadway
Rockport
September 10, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Farmers Market This event takes place every Saturday between June 25 and October 8. more  
Rockport Farmers Market
Harvey Park in between High Street & Broadway
Rockport
September 17, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Farmers Market This event takes place every Saturday between June 25 and October 8. more  
Rockport Farmers Market
Harvey Park in between High Street & Broadway
Rockport
September 24, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Farmers Market This event takes place every Saturday between June 25 and October 8. more  
Rockport Farmers Market
Harvey Park in between High Street & Broadway
Rockport
October 1, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Farmers Market This event takes place every Saturday between June 25 and October 8. more  
Annual Cape Ann Artisans Fall Open Studios Tour
Multiple Locations in Gloucester and Rockport
Cape Ann
October 8, 2016 - October 9, 2016
Click for details on Annual Cape Ann Artisans Fall Open Studios Tour Meet the artists and see their newest work in the places where it is created, along the beautiful Cape Ann coastline in Gloucester and Rockport. Celebrating over thirty years of open studio tours on Cape Ann. more  
Rockport Farmers Market
Harvey Park in between High Street & Broadway
Rockport
October 8, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Farmers Market This event takes place every Saturday between June 25 and October 8. more  
Rockport HarvestFest
Downtown Rockport
9 AM - 6 PM
Rockport
October 15, 2016
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  
Santa's Arrival in Rockport and Tree Lighting
T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor
and Dock Square
1 - 5 PM
Rockport
December 3, 2016
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 from T-Wharf to Dock Square for the town Tree Lighting festivities. more  
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