The Massachusetts Cultural Council is presenting a showcase concert featuring the excellence and diversity of music and dance traditions thriving in Massachusetts today. Performers are past or current recipients of an Artist Fellowship or Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, prestigious awards from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Come experience a Dominican carnival procession, then be enthralled by leading exponents of South Indian vocals, violin, and percussion, West African balafon (xylophone), djembe drum, and ceremonial dance, and Irish flute, uilleann pipe and old style step dance.
Argus Quartet is dedicated to reinvigorating the audience-performer relationship through innovative concerts and diverse repertoire – connecting with and building up a community of engaged listeners is at the core of the quartet’s mission. Free, no tickets required.
The Rockport Farmers Market is setting up at the Community House in Rockport this winter as a new venture in local food, and it has been an interesting and exciting experiment so far to hold a farmers’ market every month from January all the way into the summer when the weekly market returns. The Cape Ann community supports local food producers in a big way, and the farmers’ market vendors are looking forward to seeing all of you on Saturday at the March market!
The Christmas Tree Pickup Service offered by Rockport's Boyscout Troop 20 is a great way to repurpose your tree and raise funds for a great local non-profit! Boyscout Troop 20 will take your old Christmas Tree and recycle it for use in local gardens. Why get pine needles all over your car? Do not let dry brittle branches scratch the paint!
Celebrate the Holidays with the North Shore Christian Men's Choir as they perform a free Christmas concert. It will take place at First Baptist Church of Rockport prior to the celebration of the Rockport's 71st Annual Christmas Pageant. This FREE performance is open to the community and all are invited to attend. A reception and refreshments will follow the concert. All are welcome and invited to attend.
Come to downtown Rockport Ma for a torch-lit reenactment of the Nativity - a long standing community tradition in Rockport Massachsuetts! Starting at 5pm along Dock Square and Main Street, ending at the Congregational Church. Each year hundreds of spectators gather to watch the live re-enactment of the story of baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the Bethlehem inn and the stable. The pageant begins with a torchlit procession which starts at Dock Square and proceeds up Main Street to the Congregational Church.
Ever wonder how ribbon candy is made, or how candy canes get their stripes? Tuck's Candy Factory is having free candy making demonstrations of candy-cane, ribbon candy, and satin stick making. Visit, watch and sample! Bring the whole family for an old-fashioned holiday treat, and don't forget to enter the drawing for a 6-foot candy-cane! No demonstrations on Christmas Eve!
Sandy Bay Preschool invites the community to a family event filled with games, crafts, and raffles. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite pajamas and bring a sleeping bag for a showing of hometown favorite, Finding Nemo!
Pizza, snacks & family friendly drinks will be available for purchase. Picnics are welcome but no alcohol please.
Hike the Atlantic Path from Halibut Point State Park to the Emerson Inn in Rockport Massachusetts!Best for kids 12 and over, this is a somewhat challenging three hour trek along a public coastline trail. Estimated hike time is 3 hours.