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Rockport Illuminations Weekend

August 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - August 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Rockport Lobsterfest & Fireworks Display
Old Granite Pier, Sandy Bay, Rockport
As dusk descends on Rockport Saturday evening, settle in at Back Beach and the American Legion Bandstand to watch the seventh annual summertime fireworks display over Sandy Bay. The fireworks display will follow the Rockport Rotary Club’s Lobsterfest (3 to 7 pm Saturday), a unique, annual, outdoor dining and fundraising event at the Legion Bandstand, serving boiled lobster, clam chowder and more. These are the centerpiece events of Rockport’s Illuminations Weekend, but there are so many more reasons to spend time in Rockport this weekend. Here is a listing of events all weekend long:

Friday, August 9
Illuminations Night
the town is lit with paper lanterns with a contest for businesses and residences
Open House at David Arsenault Gallery 
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cape Ann Plein Air—Nocturnal Paint
Saturday, August 10

Family Activities
Rockport Baptist Church/Harvey Park
Lantern Painting  
11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Come and paint your own lantern to hang up for Illumination Weekend
Meet the author Jenny Amory “Moon Walk”
11:00 a.m.
she will be reading her book and autographing copies
Lobster Stories 
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Around Town
Rockport Farmers Market 
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Harvey Park
Rockport Cultural District Walking Tour 
10:00 a.m.
Dock Square
Meet Rockport Lobstermen and hear about lobstering 
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pigeon Cove Harbor, Granite Pier, and T-Wharf 
Live Music in Dock Square 
2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

  • Headlands 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Kiva Trumbour 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • 4×4 Jazz Quartet 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Cape Ann Plein Air
watch artist painting around town all things lobsters
Illuminations Night
the town is lit with paper lanterns with a contest for businesses and residence
Rotary Club Lobsterfest
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Back Beach
Fireworks from Granite Pier
9:00 p.m.
{weather permitting}
Sunday, August 11

Cape Ann Plein Air—Show and Sale
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Rockport Art Association and Museum

Ken Knowles Painting Raffle Drawing
2:00 p.m.
Rockport Art Association and Museum
purchase raffle tickets at Katie’s Gift Shop or Rockport Candle Company or at the auction from a member of our committee.
For an Illuminations Weekend map and full schedule of activities visit http://rockportilluminations.com/.


August 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am
August 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Rockport Illuminations


Downtown Rockport
Rockport, MA 01966 United States + Google Map