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Relax, Restore and Revitalize

Whether solo or with a friend, spend a day recharging your body and mind. Pack a picnic from Common Crow Natural Marketplace or Seaview Farm. Bring your yoga mat, favorite book or journal and exhale in one of Greater Cape Ann’s many serene locations. You may drawn to the idyllic Dog Bar Breakwater at Eastern Point Lighthouse in Gloucester, Masconomo Park & Tuck’s Point in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Back Beach in Rockport, the Stavros Reservation in Essex, or the Iconic Crane Estate in Ipswich. If you would rather meditate indoors, find your Zen at Treetop Yoga, Saltwater Massage Studio or Soft Touch Salon. Treat yourself to a day of revitalization in the Greater Cape Ann region.

Attend a Performance or Festival

A visit to Cape Ann is only complete by experiencing live music at a local restaurant or nightspot; watching a dance performance, concert or play; attending one of Cape Ann’s renowned community events and festivals, including St. Peter’s Fiesta, Waterfront and schooner festivals in Gloucester, the Essex Clamfest, Harvest Festival in Rockport, Manchester’s Festival by the Sea and, of course, the winter holidays-Celebrated in all four communities, each with their own special flourishes. Whether it’s the height of summer or the heart of winter, there is always a performance, event, or festival happening. Visit the community calendar of events at

Dive Into Cape Ann Culture

Experience Cape Ann’s thriving multi-faceted art scene by exploring the region’s many gallery spaces and museums where you’ll find the work of renowned masters and emerging artists. Our strong community of makers and artisans organize shows all year round. For a list of cultural fare, visit the Art’s & Culture section of the Cape Ann Guide on page 46and the events calendar on page 41for a schedule of live theatre, gallery tours, art sales and more. Click Here for digital access to the Cape Ann guide

Beaches of Cape Ann: Singing Beach

Singing Beach

Singing Beach

Route 127 to Beach Street, Manchester

This immaculate beach will have you singing as you look at the clear blue waters and white sands. Enjoy a thirst quenching Slurpie or Italian ice at the snack bar.

  • The parking area is for residents only so you may have to walk from the train station or the center of town to enjoy this beach. Just under a mile, everyone does it!
  • $5 walk-on fee.
  • Directions: Route 127 to downtown Manchester to Beach Street (near the commuter rail station). Singing Beach is located at the end of Beach Street.

Singing Beach, Manchester-by-the-Sea

Singing Beach Manchester

jesse cook

Jesse Cook
Friday, March 11, 2016
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street

cape ann chamber of commerce and the shalin liu present jesse cook
Constantly searching for new sounds, rhythms, and textures Jesse Cook is coming to the Shalin Liu on March 11 at 8pm. Cook has taken nouveau flamenco to places it has never been. Cook also is known for his genre-bending compositions. Come to the Shalin Liu Performance center in Rockport to see one of the most celebrated instrumentalist on the plant perform. To register for this event go here, you can also purchase your tickets online here

Winter Birding Boat Trip

Birding Boat Trip
Saturday, March 12, 2016
7 Seas Whale Watch
63 Rodgers Street

Chamber winter birding boat trip

New England bird watchers please join us for the Cape Ann Winter Birding Boat trip from 8am-1pm. Weather permitting we are hosting the winter birding boat trip aboard the privateer IV with 7 seas whale watch. We will hopefully be seeing spring migrant birds, and we hope to see some whales too. After the excursion we will go to the Gloucester House restaurant for lunch (lunch is not included in the price of the trip). Space is limited and the price of the trip is $75 per person. Register here today.

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