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Rockport, Mass Travel Guide
Escape to historic Rockport, Massachusetts.

For over 160 years, people have traveled to Rockport for our miles of lovely beaches, boulder-strewn paths through woods and glades, and that uncommonly magical light that has inspired painters since Winslow Homer.

In an hour's pleasant drive north of Boston, you can enjoy a romantic getaway, exquisite dining and a unique shopping experience—all in a single day.

The Rockport Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce invites you to use our online travel guide to find a vacation package that will give you a break from the bustle of city life. Come visit our seaside village just 40 miles north of Boston (see map).

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
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
Essex River DayEssex River Day
June 19, 2015 - June 20, 2015
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
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 FiestaSt. Peter's Fiesta
June 24, 2015 - June 28, 2015
The St. Peter's Fiesta is a five day festival honoring the patron saint of the fisherman St. Peter. more
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 CelebrationsIndependence Day Celebrations
July 3, 2015 - July 4, 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
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
2015 Cape Ann Guide A new guide for all things Cape Ann-- our 2015 edition is now available!
Rockport is a community of the very special region that is Cape Ann. Click here for more information about Cape Ann.
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Rockport Division Members of the Rockport Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce may find information on upcoming Chamber events, meetings, member benefits, and more at

"Motif No. 1 Day promises to be bigger, better, artier". This is the headline in the front page story published in today's edition of the Gloucester Daily Times, giving a preview of Saturday's 65th annual Motif No.1 Day in downtown Rockport

Subscriptions for this summer's concerts at the Shalin Liu Performance Center go on sale on Monday, April 6.

Every First Friday night, from May 1 through Friday, October, 2, 2015, galleries and shops will open their doors for extended hours from 4:00-8:00 p.m. (and often even later), for a “Rockport @ Night” event, from Main Street to Bearskin Neck.

Yesterday I was very happy to get out of the house and enjoy a day of walking, working and shopping. I went to Rockport, and although the shopping area seemed abandoned compared to summer months, upon closer inspection I found many businesses open.

Pleasant Street Inn, Rockport, MA
Cape Ann Motor Inn ~ Open Year Round
The Stunning Seaside Shalin Liu Performance Center
The Quarterdeck Inn By The Sea, Rockport
Tuck Inn B&B
Inns of Rockport
Elegant, four-course breakfast dining!
Rockport Inn & Suites!


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of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
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Moonrise Over Motif No 1 - photo courtesy Tom Cox Halibut Point State Park - photo courtesy Les Bartlett