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.
The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce's Businesswomen’s Committee has established this scholarship to help Cape Ann area women achieve their continuing education and career goals. Carolyn O’Connor was the first chairperson of the Businesswomen’s Committee, a community activist and a previous member of the Gloucester City Council. This scholarship honors her dedication to and involvement with the Businesswomen and the Chamber over the years. Organized in 1986, the Businesswomen’s group is committed to the growth of Cape Ann businesses and the professional development of the Chamber’s women members.
Calling all Super Dads! Bring the whole family along for Rockport father’s day 5k/10k road race. The Rockport Father’s Day 5K is hands down the most spectacular race course in New England! Run, walk or stroll(er) this beautiful course as it winds its way along the rocky coast of Rockport. Same views, shorter course is the 5K sister race to this Father’s Day tradition.
Rockport's Memorial Day parade will start promptly at 10 a.m. from Legion Hall, proceed down Beach Street to Main Street to School Street then to Pleasant Street and into Beech Grove Cemetery. Memorial services will be held at the V.F.W. Lot in the cemetery. Earl Kishida will lead the ceremony. Lieutenant Colonel Phil Crotty will be the guest speaker and the Grand Marshal will be Stephen D. Abell, Sr.
This 5k Road Race and Kid's Fun Run is a great way to kick off Motif #1 Day! The 5k road race and 1 mile fun run that starts and ends at T Wharf in beautiful downtown Rockport. Run the race and then spend the day with your family enjoying the fun, food and entertainment of the day-log festival.
The funds raised by the race will go to support health and wellness programs at the Rockport Public Schools Health and Wellness Programs. Runner and walkers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate. The race will be followed by a day of festivities in downtown Rockport.
The Motif No.1 Day Festival celebrates Rockport across the arts! M1D honors the fishing shack, artist’s studio, and tourist attraction that started it all: an old building right on one of Rockport’s historic wharves, a building painted so often by artists at the turn of the last century that it was given the nickname Motif No.1.
Piano is the most popular instrument in the world and the foundation for music learning. Numerous studies available show children who play an instrument score higher on both standard and spatial cognitive development tests alike. There are also findings that show kids who play piano in particular scored higher in math, especially on problems dealing with ratios and fractions.
On Saturday, April 20th the Rockport Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will hold the 29th annual Rockport Community Easter Egg Hunt at 2pm. The event is for the children of Rockport – preschoolers through grade one and will take place on the field adjacent to the Rockport Elementary School playground, 24 Jerden’s Lane. The Easter Bunny is also expected to make an appearance. Children should bring a basket and arrive early.
The Trustees of Reservations invites families to come to Halibut Point State Park for a hike and a picnic! Did you know there is more to the Trustees in the Northeast than just Crane Estate and Appleton Farms? Let us show you around properties you might not have heard of to expand your hiking repertoire and learn more about the natural history of the area.