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The highlight of the day will be the Clam Chowder Tasting, a competition that pits area restaurants against one another to determine who serves the best chowder on Cape Ann! In addition to the chowder competition, an interesting variety of activities, including an arts and crafts area, entertainment throughout the afternoon, and plenty of food vendors on sight to round out the day. The crafts and food areas are open to the public starting at 11:00 am.

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Rockport Chamber Music Festival's 35th Season
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport
June 3, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Chamber Music Festival's 35th Season A bevy of the world's finest chamber musicians will perform, including ensembles such as the Calder Quartet, soloists like trumpeter Brandon Ridenour and cross-cultural programs like Jordi Savall's intriguing exploration of pan-Latin music. more  
Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Week One
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport
June 3, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Week One The Festival kicks off triumphantly with an Opening Night performance by the Parker Quartet and legendary pianist Menahem Pressler. The much-anticipated pairing will deliver a program of Haydn, Bartók and Dvo?ák. more  
Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Week 2
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
MA 01966
June 9, 2016 - June 12, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Week 2 Thursday June 9, 2016 8:00 pm- Borromeo String Quartet & Donald Berman, piano
Friday June 10, 2016 8:00 pm- Brandon Ridenour, trumpet and Rachel Kudo, piano
Saturday June 11, 2016 8:00 pm- Rising Star: Ben Capps, cello and Vassily Primakov, piano
Sunda more  
Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Week 3
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
MA 01966
June 16, 2016 - June 19, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Week 3 Thursday June 16, 2016 8:00 pm- Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
Friday June 17, 2016 8:00 pm- From Russia to Rockport Yevgeny Kutik, violin | Edwin Barker, bass | Eileen Huang, piano
Saturday June 18, 2016 8:00 pm- Lise de la Salle, piano
Sunday June more  
Rockport Chamber Music Festial: Week 4
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
MA 01966
June 21, 2016 - June 26, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Chamber Music Festial: Week 4 Tuesday June 21, 2016 7:00 pm- Talent Has Hunger
Thursday June 23, 2016 8:00 pm- George Li, piano
Friday June 24, 2016 2:00 pm- Masterclass: Gilles Vonsattel
Friday June 24, 2016 8:00 pm- Andres Cardenes, violin, Anne Martindale Williams, cello and Dav more  
Rockport in Blume 2016
Rockport Garden Club
June 24, 2016 - June 25, 2016
Click for details on Rockport in Blume 2016 10:00-4:00 pm. All proceeds are used to fund civic projects. more  
Rockport Farmer's Market
Harvey Park
Downtown Rockport
June 25, 2016 - June 25, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Farmer's Market This event takes place every Saturday between June 25 and October 8. more  
Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Week 5
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
MA 01966
June 27, 2016 - July 2, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Week 5 Monday June 27, 2016 1:00 pm- PUCCINI:Tosca
Tuesday June 28, 2016 7:00 pm- Hamlet 6/28
Thursday June 30, 2016 8:00 pm-Jeremy Denk, piano
Friday July 1, 2016 8:00 pm-Harlem String Quartet
Saturday July 2,2016 8:00 pm- Aztec Two Step and Jon-Pousette more  
Rockport Farmer's Market
Harvey Park in between High Street & Broadway
Rockport MA 01966
July 2, 2016 - July 2, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Farmer's Market This event takes place every Saturday between June 25 and October 8. more  
Independence Day Celebrations
Gloucester
Manchester-by-the-Sea and Rockport
Cape Ann, Massachusetts
July 3, 2016 - July 4, 2016
Click for details on Independence Day Celebrations Cape Ann Celebrates Independence Day with Free Concerts, Fireworks, Parades, Bonfires, and more. more  
Ladysmith Black Mombazo
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
MA 01966
July 5, 2016 - July 5, 2016
Click for details on Ladysmith Black Mombazo Ladysmith Black Mombazo is performing at 8:00 pm.

For more than a half century, the world has been blessed with the hauntingly beautiful voices of South Africa’s iconic singing group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. more  
Calder String Quartet
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
MA 01966
July 7, 2016 - July 7, 2016
Click for details on Calder String Quartet Calder string quartet begins at 8:00 pm. more  
Rockport Farmer's Market
Harvey Park in between High Street & Broadway
Rockport MA 01966
July 9, 2016 - July 9, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Farmer's Market This event takes place every Saturday between June 25 and October 8. more  
Rockport Farmer's Market
Harvey Park in between High Street & Broadway
Rockport MA 01966
July 16, 2016 - July 16, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Farmer's Market This event takes place every Saturday between June 25 and October 8. more  
Rockport Farmer's Market
Harvey Park in between High Street & Broadway
Rockport MA 01966
July 23, 2016 - July 23, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Farmer's Market This event takes place every Saturday between June 25 and October 8. more  
Rockport Farmer's Market
Harvey Park in between High Street & Broadway
Rockport MA 01966
July 30, 2016 - July 30, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Farmer's Market This event takes place every Saturday between June 25 and October 8. more  
Rockport Farmer's Market
Harvey Park in between High Street & Broadway
Rockport MA 01966
August 6, 2016 - August 6, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Farmer's Market This event takes place every Saturday between June 25 and October 8. more  
Rockport Farmer's Market
Harvey Park in between High Street & Broadway
Rockport MA 01966
August 13, 2016 - August 13, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Farmer's Market This event takes place every Saturday between June 25 and October 8. more  
Rockport Fireworks Display
Old Granite Pier
Sandy Bay
16 Wharf Road
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
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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