Before power tools: how long did it take a stonecutter to drill a hole with hand-tools? Join us for a demonstration tools and presentation of the granite industry of yesteryear and granite’s use today. Co-sponsored by The Friends of Halibut Point State Park. All ages.
The North Shore of Massachusetts has some of the most fertile soil in the United States and the farms of the region produce wonderful produce and other foods that you can buy directly at the farm, or it comes to you via a local Farmer's Market. Farmer's markets aren't just a place to get your favorite local seasonal foods, it s a community! The markets vary from town to town, and in addtion to the farm goods, you'll enjoy live music, craft and other vendors, and some even have activities to keep the kids busy while you shop!
Come join the fun at Halibut Point State Park when the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club brings their powerful telescopes to view stars, galaxies, and planets! No telescope necessary, but feel free to bring your own if you have one. Don’t forget a flashlight and insect repellent. Rain or Clouds Cancels Program.
Come to Rockport Massachusetts for a day of family fun! Following the Rockport Rotary Club Lobsterfest - Canceled, 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!
Come to a Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team presentation of 'Snakes of New England' at Halibut Point State Park! Afraid of snakes? You won’t be after learning about and seeing up-close a variety of local snakes and a few exotic ones! Snake fans will enjoy safe handling. Rick Roth, herpetologist and Executive Director of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team, will bring some of his favorite snakes to Halibut Point State Park.
Plein air painting is experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries but was truly developed as an art form by the French Impressionists. Their desire to paint light and its changing, ephemeral qualities, coupled with the creation of transportable paint tubes and the box easel—the precursor to the plein air easels of today—allowed artists the freedom to paint “en plein air,” which is the French expression for “in the open air.” Space is limited to 15. Rain cancels. Co-Sponsored by Friends of Halibut Point State Park.
"Think Outside the Drum" is a fun, interactive, educational presentation for all ages that introduces 3 of the building blocks of music—rhythm, melody, and timbre. In just under an hour, the Grammy Award-winning musicians in Third Coast Percussion perform music from their repertoire while teaching kids to clap a rhythm from a piece by composer Steve Reich, sing a melody along with a marimba duo by composer Ivan Treviño, and understand the concept of timbre via a fun, interactive game. Free, reservations are encouraged.
Rockport traditionally celebrates Independence Day in style and this Fourth of July won't be any different. Scheduled festivities include the Firemen's Parade, a Legion Band concert, and Rockport's version of a finale - a towering bonfire at Back Beach.
Halibut Point State Park invites families to join them on a tide pool adventure! See a great diversity of life at the rocky shore. Discover and identify different tide level zones and the unique creatures that cat these habitats their home. Learn about how salinity and exposure facilitate different creatures to live in these zones. Heavy rain cancels.