Rockport, Massachusetts 01966

Halibut Point Quarry Tour

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focu

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 cascades 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.

Saturdays, August 15 -29, 2015 10-11am

RPL: Teen Movie Night

The Giver showing at the Rockport Public Library Teen Center

The Giver

Image of The Giver

Based on the beloved young adult novel by Lois Lowry. A young man (Brenton Thwaites), who lives in a seemingly ideal world, must escape after discovering the deadly truths of his community's secret past.

Rated:  PG13
Youth 6th through 12th grades

Thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this movie & snacks!


Monday, August 31st, 2015 at 7:30PM in the Brenner Room

Tidepool Explorers at Halibut Point

The Tidepools at Halibut Point State Park are some of the best in New England!

Halibut Point State Park invites families to join them on a tide pool adventure! Halibut Point contains some of the best tide pools in New England. Join the Interpreter for a trip down to the rocky shore for some inter-tidal exploration. Learn about these interesting creatures living in a unique transitional environment. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. For all ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 2-3pm

Dragonflies in the Park

Kids will explore and learn about the dragonflies at Halibut Point State Park.

Explore the world of odonata, one of the oldest life forms on Earth. This is a great kids’ program and most appropriate for families. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Mondays, August 10, 24 & 31, 2015 9-10am

Rockport Acoustic Music Festival

The Rockport Acoustic Music Festival is a day-long celebration of music at Millb

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!

Sunday, August 9, 2015 noon-6pm

Rockport Rotary Club Lobsterfest

Enjoy Lobster at the beach in Rockport at the 17th Annual Rotary Lobsterfest!

What could be better than enjoying a lobster dinner at the beach with your family while helping a worthy cause? Rockport Rotary's Lobsterfest is a unique outdoor dining event held each summer at the American Legion Hall and bandstand in Rockport (on Beach Street, opposite Back Beach). Proceeds benefit local community service projects and the club's scholarship fund.

Saturday, August 8, 2015 3-7pm
Back Beach

Reading the Granite Landscape

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 rock is not a thing but a drama, it can teach us about the great unifying science and the unique geology of Cape Ann. Rocks can tell us a lot about how the landscape was formed and the geology of Cape Ann tells us great stories, all visible at Halibut Point. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. For all ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.

Sundays through 2015 10-11am

Independence Day Celebration in Rockport

Independence Day Celebration in Rockport includes a parade and bonfire!

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.

Saturday, July 4, 2015 6pm
Downtown Rockport

What's Hiding in Your Back Yard?

Learn about amphibians and reptiles of the North Shore at Halibut Point State Pa

Halibut Point State Park invites families to a FREE nature program.  Join naturalist Richard Wolniewicz and his amphibians of Essex County! Featuring Salamanders, frogs, snakes and more, this discussion will take place outside the park's Visitor Center. Meet at the Halibut Point State Park Visitor Center. $2.00 parking fee. Sponsored by the Friends of Halibut Point State Park.

Saturday, June 6, 2015 11am-12:30pm

Rockport Memorial Day Parade

In Rockport, the Memorial Day parade will start at 10 a.m. from Legion Hall, proceed down Beach Street to Main Street and then to School Street, Pleasant Street and into Beech Grove Cemetery. Memorial services will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars lot in the cemetery.

Monday, May 25, 2015 10am
Downtown Rockport
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