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Santa's Arrival in Rockport and Tree Lighting
December 3, 2016
T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor, and Dock Square, 1 - 5 PM
Rockport

Where else can you see Santa arrive by lobster boat? Santa will arrive at Rockport’s T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 1:00 PM, following a brisk lobster boat ride across Sandy Bay. Then Santa will climb up onto a Rockport Forest Fire truck and proceed along T-Wharf and Mt. Pleasant Street to the Old Firehouse led by Rockport cub scouts. This year Santa will be able to linger a while to visit and have photos taken with the children until the Tree Lighting Ceremony begins. Then Santa will ascend the platform to greet the crowd and kick off the Tree Lighting festivities, before climbing back onto the fire truck to begin his long return journey to the North Pole.

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will get underway at 4 PM welcoming Santa and the public at the Tree in Dock Square with carols and a stirring rendition of "Christmas in Rockport".

Singers are invited to join the Dock Square Carolers to welcome in the season. A rehearsal for the carolers will be held at the Rockport Baptist Church at 2:30 PM prior to the ceremony.

The Chairperson of the Board of Selectmen will offer official greetings from the Town and then pull the switch to light this year's Rockport Christmas tree.

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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  
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 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 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 Farmers Market
Harvey Park in between High Street & Broadway
Rockport
July 2, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Farmers 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 Farmers Market
Harvey Park in between High Street & Broadway
Rockport
July 9, 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
July 16, 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
July 23, 2016
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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
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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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  

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