Rockport, Massachusetts 01966

Rockport Harvest Fest

Food, music, art and fun come together for a great family time in Rockport MA!

The annual Rockport Harvestfest celebration features the best of the season in a quintessential coastal New England setting, offering live music, great food, and plenty of activities for families. New England food producers gather under a giant tent on one of Rockport’s historic working wharves to celebrate the best of local food with fresh seafood, pastries, cider doughnuts, chowder, small-batch jams, jellies and chocolates, locally-grown produce and more.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 10am-5pm

Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years of Fifty Acres

Find out the story behind the granite at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport!

Halibut Point State Park is also a granite quarry with a history that goes back billions of years! A “psychological” history and “spirit” of a place gathered via history, anthropology, and geology. Join the interpreter for a less than typical program that takes you back in time on Cape Ann when other humans inhabited this beautiful area. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. For all ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.

Monday, August 5, 2013 6pm
Monday, August 12, 2013 6pm

Quarry Tour - Sunday

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry Rokcport MA

Enjoy a guided tour of Halibut Point State Park around the Babson Farm Quarry, unearthing the granite industry era followed by a traditional hand-tool stone splitting demonstration. Halibut Point itself is made of sheets of 440 million year-old granite that now cascade from rocky headlands to the abundant tidal pools below. The panorama encompasses views from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. This glorious natural landscape is breathtaking and inspiring.

Sundays 1:30-2:30pm
Saturdays 10-11am

Earth Day Coastal Clean Up on Cape Ann

Earthday for shoreline cleanups at Halibut Point and Coolidge Point Reservation!

The Trustees of Reservations invites you and your kids to come out to two of their most spectacular coastal reservations to help us celebrate Earth Day 2013. Take this opportunity to teach your children the benefits of stewardship and to have a great time as a family.  At Halibut Point State Park and/or the Coolidge Point Reservation, your help is needed cleaning up shoreline, building a bird box or a boardwalk, or simply drinking in the beauty of our special places. Call for details. Please register in advance!

Saturday, April 20, 2013 10am-12noon

NMYO Honors Chamber Ensemble Concert

Northeast Massachusetts NMYO’s Honors Chamber Ensembles

The Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras will be presenting their Honors Chamber Ensemble Concert on Saturday, March 23rd, 7:00pm, at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA.  

“Our Honors Chamber Concert features NMYO’s top student musicians,” says Trudy Larson, NMYO’s string and chamber music director, “chosen because they demonstrate a high level of skill and musicianship.”

This special concert will include music from some of the great masters of the chamber music genre such as Beethoven and Mozart in addition to more contemporary composers.

Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 7:00pm

Intro to Vernal Ponds

Learn about spotted salamanders and vernal creatures from the Cape Ann Vernal Po

Be prepared for peeper season this Spring! Learn about the temporary habitat of vernal ponds, what lives in them, why they are home to specialized woodland creatures and how to protect them. Live creatures will be displayed during the discussion, followed by an excursion into the park. Presented by Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team at Ravenswood Park! Space is limited, so please pre-register!

Saturday, March 23, 2013 6-7 pm


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