You can literally ring in the holidays with Rockport Music at the Shalin Liu Performance Center! Back Bay Ringers (BBR) is an advanced, auditioned, handbell ensemble. Under the direction of Griff Gall, BBR has quickly developed a reputation for excellence, regularly performing at Boston-area landmarks such as Faneuil Hall, Symphony Hall, the Boston Children’s Museum, and the Prudential Center.
Where else can you see Santa arrive by lobster boat? Santa will arrive at Rockport’s T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor following a brisk lobster boat ride across Sandy Bay. Then Santa will climb up onto a Rockport Forest Fire truck and proceed along T-Wharf and Broadway to the First Baptist Church, led by Rockport cub scouts.
The annual Rockport Harvestfest celebration features the best regional bounty of the season — all in an unbeatable setting. 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 lobster, chowder, pastries, grass-fed beef, wood-fired pizza, small-batch jams, locally-grown produce and more. Local craft beers and wine produced in Massachusetts are on hand, along with Rockport’s own Twin Lights, with soda crafted from the 120-year-old company’s original recipes.
Shop for the perfect handmade gifts in a seaside Christmas village! Join us for a town-wide festival and holiday market, with maker-themed events in the shops, festive food, holiday music and attractions—even horse drawn carriage rides! Plan your visit today!
A Town-wide Festival!
Join the Rockport PTO for their annual holiday fair featuring unique crafters and artists, gingerbread house kits, surprise jars for the kids, children's games, baked goods, kid's crafts, pictures with Santa and an amazing raffle!
Produce and locally-grown and made farm products can be purchased on-site from our farmers from 10am-1pm at the Rockport Farmers Market. Just stop by, follow our protocols, and buy fresh food directly from your farmers and food producers! A huge thank you to Rockport Music for their generosity in supporting community initiatives and hosting the Rockport Farmers Market for the 2021 season.
Take a self guided tour at one of Massachusetts most beautiful locations! Halibut Point State Park offers a self-guided quarry tour to do at your leisure. Explore the park’s trails and tidepools, to picnic on its rocky ledges, to enjoy its sweeping views, and to learn about Cape Ann’s historic granite industry. Download a copy of the tour brochure and use it while you visit to understand the workings of a seaside granite quarry, an integral cog in the history of Cape Ann.
Come to Halibut Point State park for a seaside birding session! Stroll our seaside treasure with birding basics. Listen to the symphony of bird calls while enjoying the shoreline and extraordinary views of the ocean, bay, and beyond.
Come to Rockport Massachusetts for a day of family fun! Following the Rockport Rotary Club Brews and Burgers, a fireworks display will light up the sky over Rockport Massachusetts! The Show begins at 9pm, and will be lit off from Granite Pier. The show will last for 20-25 Minutes, and may just include a couple of surprises according to the fireworks committee.
The Rockport Acoustic Music Festival is a day-long celebration of music at Millbrook Meadow in Rockport Massachusetts! Come relax and enjoy a beautiful setting, have a picnic, play with your kids and enjoy the music of local musicians and bands! This annual event is a fun time for all so don't miss it!
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