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Bradley Wharf on Bearskin Neck, and Dock Square, 3:45pm
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Where else can you see Santa arrive by lobster boat? Santa will arrive at Rockport’s Bradley Wharf on Bearskin Neck on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 3:45 p.m., following a brisk lobster boat ride across Sandy Bay. Then Santa will climb up onto a Rockport Forest Fire truck and proceed along Bearskin Neck to Dock Square, led by Rockport cub scouts and the strolling Cape Ann Jazz Band. At Dock Square Santa will briefly 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 p.m. welcoming Santa and the public at the Tree with carols and a stirring rendition of "Christmas in Rockport". Well-known Choral Director Wendy Betts will lead the musical program, and Dot Stoffa, Rockport artist and lyricist for "Christmas in Rockport", will serve as emcee.

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 Art Association at 2:15 p.m. prior to the ceremony.

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

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Rockport Farmers' Market
Harvey Park
Downtown Rockport
9 am - 1 pm
Rockport
July 26, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Farmers' Market The summer Rockport Farmers' Market is a new, open-air market located in Harvey Park in downtown Rockport. It takes place every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 am to 1 pm, June 21-October 4, and is organized by Rockport Festivals. more  
Rockport Legion Band's Free Sunday Night Concerts
Back Beach Bandstand
7-8:30 pm
Rockport
July 27, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Legion Band's Free Sunday Night Concerts The Rockport Legion Band continues its 81st season of free summer concerts at the Back Beach Bandstand on Sunday, July 27, at 7:00 PM. Kids are welcome, bring chairs or sit on the grass, and popcorn and cold drinks are available.
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Rockport Farmers' Market
Harvey Park
Downtown Rockport
9 am - 1 pm
Rockport
August 2, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Farmers' Market The summer Rockport Farmers' Market is a new, open-air market located in Harvey Park in downtown Rockport. It takes place every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 am to 1 pm, June 21 - October 4, and is organized by Rockport Festivals. more  
Gloucester Blues Festival
Stage Fort Park
11 am - 7 pm
Gloucester
August 9, 2014
Click for details on Gloucester Blues Festival Blues bands this year include the incomparable headliners Biscuit Miller, Tinsley Ellis, Victor Wainwright and Ronnie Baker Brooks. more  
Rockport Farmers' Market
Harvey Park
Downtown Rockport
9 am - 1 pm
Rockport
August 9, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Farmers' Market The summer Rockport Farmers' Market is a new, open-air market located in Harvey Park in downtown Rockport. more  
Rockport Rotary Club Lobsterfest
Back Beach at the American Legion Bandstand
3-7 pm
Rockport
August 9, 2014
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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Second Annual Rockport Summer Fireworks Display
Old Granite Pier
over Sandy Bay
9:30 pm
Rockport
August 9, 2014
Click for details on Second Annual Rockport Summer Fireworks Display Mark your calendar for Saturday August 9 to see the Second Annual Fireworks show in Rockport MA. The fireworks are slated to go off at 9:30 pm, with Lobsterfest on the menu for earlier that day. more  
35th Rockport Acoustic Music Festival at Millbrook Meadow
Millbrook Meadow
Noon - 6pm
Rockport
August 10, 2014
Click for details on 35th Rockport Acoustic Music Festival at Millbrook Meadow Over 3 decades ago, friends got together to play some music in the park across from the beach..."the meadow" ... with a view of the ocean, some swings and a slide...that place with the waterfall and the bridges over the streams. Nice. more  
Rockport Farmers' Market
Harvey Park
Downtown Rockport
9 am - 1 pm
Rockport
August 16, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Farmers' Market The summer Rockport Farmers' Market is a new, open-air market located in Harvey Park in downtown Rockport. It takes place every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 am to 1 pm, June 21 - October 4, and is organized by Rockport Festivals. more  
Rockport Farmers' Market
Harvey Park
Downtown Rockport
9 am - 1 pm
Rockport
August 23, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Farmers' Market The summer Rockport Farmers' Market is a new, open-air market located in Harvey Park in downtown Rockport. It takes place every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 am to 1 pm, June 21 - October 4 and is organized by Rockport Festivals. more  
Rockport Farmers' Market
Harvey Park
Downtown Rockport
9 am - 1 pm
Rockport
August 30, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Farmers' Market The summer Rockport Farmers' Market is a new, open-air market located in Harvey Park in downtown Rockport. It takes place every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 am to 1 pm, June 21 - October 4, and is organized by Rockport Festivals. more  
Rockport Farmers' Market
Harvey Park
Downtown Rockport
9 am - 1 pm
Rockport
September 6, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Farmers' Market The summer Rockport Farmers' Market is a new, open-air market located in Harvey Park in downtown Rockport. It takes place every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 am to 1 pm, June 21 - October 4, and is organized by Rockport Festivals. more  
Rockport Farmers' Market
Harvey Park
Downtown Rockport
9 am - 1 pm
Rockport
September 13, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Farmers' Market The summer Rockport Farmers' Market is a new, open-air market located in Harvey Park in downtown Rockport. It takes place every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 am to 1 pm, June 21 - October 4, and is organized by Rockport Festivals. more  
Rockport Farmers Market
Harvey Park
Downtown Rockport
Rockport
September 20, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Farmers Market The summer Rockport Farmers' Market is a new, open-air market located in Harvey Park in downtown Rockport. more  
Rockport Farmers Market
Harvery Park
Downtown Rockport
Rockport
September 27, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Farmers Market The summer Rockport Farmers' Market is a new, open-air market located in Harvey Park in downtown Rockport. more  
Rockport Farmers Market
Harvey Park
Downtown Rockport
Rockport
October 4, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Farmers Market The summer Rockport Farmers' Market is a new, open-air market located in Harvey Park in downtown Rockport. more  
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