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August 2021

Rockport Illumination Weekend

August 13 @ 10:00 am - August 15 @ 6:00 pm

Fireworks are returning to Rockport this summer on Saturday, August 14 as part of this summer’s return of "Illuminations Weekend". The 2021 Rockport Fireworks will be part of an extended Illumination Weekend in Rockport from Friday, August 13 through Sunday, August 15, with the overall theme of "Lobstas & Lights".  A wide range of fun and interactive experiences are in place for this weekend, including Kids Activities at the First Baptist Church (11 am - 2 pm), Meet the Lobstermen…

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Cape Ann Artisans Summer Mini-Tour

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rockport and Gloucester

A select group of  Cape Ann Artisans will participate in a special summer Mini-Tour and open their studios to the public for one day, Saturday, August 14.    All but one studio (see list below) will open from 9AM to 4PM.  The tour is self-guided, free and open to the public, and includes nine unique locations around Gloucester and Rockport.  The Mini-Tour breaks down into various genres with distinct styles for each artisan – three studios that focus on a…

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Brews & Burgers

August 14 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
American Legion Hall Bandstand, 32 Beach Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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As part of this summer's Rockport Illuminations Weekend, the Rotary Club of Rockport is presenting "Brews & Burgers", from 4 to 8 PM at the town bandstand located adjacent to American Legion Post 98, 32 Beach Street in downtown Rockport across from Back Beach.  Enjoy beer and wine with burgers and hot dogs, corn, ice cream and more. Dance and sway to the music of Mari Martin and the Lucky Boys. All leading up to Rockport's annual summer fireworks over…

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Rockport New Year’s Eve “Summer Sampler”

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Windhover Center for the Performing Arts, 257R Granite Street
Rockport, MA 01966
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$10 – $20

Enjoy a preview of this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration on the outdoor stage at the Windhover Center for the Performing Arts! What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? is a veteran RNYE musical favorite, and Trend N Motion is an exciting hip-hop dance group that will be making their first RNYE appearance. Named after a Victorian children’s game, What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? can time-travel from 1960s New Orleans soul back to the minstrels of Medieval France before landing in the Tin Pan…

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Rockport Legion Band Summer Concert

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
American Legion Hall Bandstand, 32 Beach Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Free
Rockport Legion Band

This Sunday, August 29th, is our 3rd and final concert of this summer concert season! Rockport Legion Band Summer Concert #3 Theme: “A Night with the Animals” Where: Back Beach, Rockport - on the bandstand near Legion Hall When: Sunday, August 29th, 7:00-8:30pm If you’d like to come, we'd love to see you there!

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Music at the Beach

August 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
American Legion Hall Bandstand, 32 Beach Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Free

The Monday evening local music summer concert series at Back Beach in Rockport, MA, sponsored by the Board of Selectmen and supported by Awesome Rockport has returned.  The 2021 season continues on Monday, August 30 at 6:30 with  Allen Estes and Mike O'Connell performing on the Back Beach bandstand.  

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September 2021

37th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival

September 3 @ 8:00 am - September 6 @ 4:00 pm
Gloucester Harbor Gloucester, MA 01930 United States + Google Map

Since 1985, the Gloucester Schooner Festival has eveolved adn become internationally recognized as a major maritime adn sailing event. The 37th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival is organized by the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee and Maritime Gloucester, celebrating the history and future of maritime arts and skills.  Here is the full Labor Day weekend schedule: Friday, September 3 All Day - The SCHOONERS ARRIVE - Gloucester Harbor with shoreside viewing Historic Gloucester Harbor sets the scene for the arrival of over two…

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Trails & Sails

September 17 @ 8:00 am - September 26 @ 5:00 pm
Essex National Heritage Area
Free

Discover special places in your backyard from Friday Sept. 17 through Sunday Sept. 26! Be guided through unique landscapes on land and sea, explore historic properties, and take in cultural experiences of all kinds. Find what makes Essex County like nowhere else during Trails & Sails!

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October 2021

2021 Summer Rockport Farmers Market

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rockport Music Parking Lot, 16 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966
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Get all your homegrown goodness, here! We are excited to have back many of our amazing vendors and equally excited to introduce you to some new ones. Produce and locally-grown and made farm products can be purchased on-site from our farmers from 10am to 1pm at the Rockport Farmers Market. Just stop by, follow our protocols, and buy fresh food directly from your farmers and food producers! ROCKPORT FARMERS MARKET VENDORS THIS WEEK Bonny Breads Cape Ann Sea Salt Far…

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Blessing of the Animals

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Mary’s Church, 24 Broadway
Rockport, MA 01966
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St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Rockport presents the annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 3 from noon to 4 p.m. Stroll by St. Mary's front courtyard anytime between noon and 4 with your pet, or with a photo of your pet. Each animal will be individually blessed and receive an St. Francis medallion, a species-appropriate treat and a Blessing certificate, in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Pets should be on leashes or in cages. …

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