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May 2015


May 16

Experience one of the most-often painted and photographed buildings in America as you celebrate spring in Rockport. Motif No.1 Day celebrates Rockport’s storied place in history as a home for the arts, as symbolized by the famous red fishing shack (dubbed Motif No. 1). The annual Motif No.1 Day Festival, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on the Saturday preceding Memorial Day weekend, celebrates the Arts in Rockport the return of spring. And all of it centers around the fishing…

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June 2015


June 11

June – October  2015 (Every Thursday) and Off-Season Events The Cape Ann Farmer’s Market (CAFM) continues to thrive as one of the many staples that many locals look forward to. Every Thursday from June 12 to October 9 you get the freshest of vegetables and fruits while also helping the promotion of land conversation. CAFM features over 40 food and craft vendors each week as well as music, education, a children’s activity and cooking demonstrations. Located in beautiful Stage Fort…

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June 20 - June 21

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?” The concept for the event is simple. Those who have a boat offer a neighborly boat ride to those in town who may not have a boat and don’t have ready access to appreciating the wonders…

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St. Peter’s Fiesta

June 24 - June 28

Gloucester Harbor – Pavilion Beach The St. Peter’s Fiesta has long attracted visitors from all over the country. It is an annual celebration in Gloucester, MA taking place on the weekend closest to the Feast Day of St. Peter, June 28. The event is sponsored by the Italian-American fishing community of Gloucester. St. Peter’s Fiesta is a five-day festival honoring the patron saint of the fisherman, St. Peter. The festival is put on by the Italian American community of Gloucester,…

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July 2015


July 3 - July 4

July 3 Gloucester Horribles Parade & Grand Fireworks Display over Gloucester Harbor. July 4 Manchester-by-the-Sea Independence Day parade. Rockport Fireman’s parade, Rockport Legion band concert & Rockport Bonfire.

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Rockport Navy Weekend

July 11 - July 13

Rockport Date: July 11-13, 2015 The Rockport Navy Committee (RocNavCom) and the town of Rockport will be hosting The United States Naval Academy (USNA) Offshore Sail Training Squadron (OSTS). Five NA-44 foot sailboats will arrive in Rockport on Friday July 11th and cast off Sunday evening July 13th. Sailors from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, the USS Constitution in Boston, Massachusetts and the Navy Band in Newport, Rhode Island have been invited to participate in the weekend events.

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July 19

Downtown Gloucester Date: July 19th, August 16th & September 20th, 2014 Celebrate The Downtown Gloucester Block Party’s seventh year at a gala kick-off on center stage July 19 at 6 pm. Audience members are invited to the Bank Gloucester Stage, corner of Porter and Main for a brief opening celebration at 6 pm. Cake will be provided by sponsor Jennycakes. The other stages throughout Main Street will open following the presentation. A new feature, Art Town, on Center Street offers…

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August 2015

Festival by the Sea

August 1

Downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea August 1, 2015 This all-day extravaganza taps into the long-line of local talent with musical and artistic performers alike. Visitors can take in the sights of Masconomo Park while surveying the art and handcrafted items from some of the finest talent assembled. An annual event coordinated with the Manchester Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce this all-day extravaganza taps into the long-line of local talent with musical and artistic performers alike. Visitors can take in the…

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Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar

August 7 - August 9

Stage Fort Park, Gloucester August 7-9, 2014 The Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar is a celebration of Gloucester Downtown. Artists, Crafters, Food Vendors, Non-Profits, Kids Activities & Entertainers from near and far join Gloucester Merchants and Restaurants on the street for a fun and festive three days. The Sidewalk Bazaar is a Gloucester tradition that shouldn’t be missed.

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Gloucester Blues Festival

August 8

Stage Fort Park, Gloucester Now in its fourth year this annual event brought jazz lovers from far and wide to Gloucester in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Nearly 1,500 people attended the last year’s third annual festival and this year’s show should exceed that number with the interest that has been generated. Make sure to get your tickets early as blues lovers from throughout the Northeast will look to get the best seats in this beautiful harborside park. World-class blues will reverberate through the…

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