Rockport

Rockport, Massachusetts 01966

Rockport's 69th Annual Christmas Pageant

The Rockport Christmas Pageant is a wonderful tradition hosted by the Rockport A

Come to downtown Rockport Ma for a torch-lit reenactment of the Nativity - a long standing community tradition in Rockport Massachsuetts! Starting at 5pm along Dock Square and Main Street, ending at the Congregational Church.  Each year hundreds of spectators gather to watch the live re-enactment of the story of baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the Bethlehem inn and the stable. The pageant begins with a torchlit procession which starts at Dock Square and proceeds up Main Street to the Congregational Church. Here the story of Jesus’ birth is brought to life through a live narration and Christmas songs sung by a full choir.

When: 
Saturday, December 20, 2014 5pm
Location: 
Downtown Rockport

North Shore Christian Men's Choir

The North Shore Christian Men's Choir will perform FREE in Rockport

Celebrate the Holidays with the North Shore Christian Men's Choir as they perform a free Christmas concert.  It will take place at First Baptist Church of Rockport prior to the celebration of the Rockport's 69th Annual Christmas Pageant.  This FREE performance is open to the community and all are invited to attend.

A reception and refreshments will follow the concert. All are welcome and invited to attend.

When: 
Saturday, December 20, 2014 2:30pm

Santa's Arrival and Tree Lighting in Rockport

Santa Arrives in Rockport Harbor by Lobster Boat to kick off the Holiday Season!

Where else can you see Santa arrive by lobster boat? Santa will arrive at Rockport’s Bradley Wharf (the location of Motif No. One) on Bearskin Neck, following a brisk lobster boat ride across Sandy Bay. Then Santa will climb up onto a Rockport Forest Fire truck and proceed along Bearskin Neck to Dock Square, led by Rockport cub scouts and the strolling Cape Ann Jazz Band.

When: 
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 3:45 p.m.
Location: 
Downtown Rockport

Beginning Winter Birding

Beginning winter birding is held on the 3rd Sunday of each Winter month

Join us at Halibut Point State Park, a nationally renowned destination for viewing winter birds, to learn the basics of birding, natural history, and behavioral traits of our area's winter birds such as ducks, gulls, cormorants, loons, grebes, gannets, and alcids.

When: 
Third Sunday of Month through March 2015

Harvest Fest Make Your Own Instrument

Engage in Rockport’s annual Harvest Festival activities by making your own instrument—tambourine, maracas, guitar, and more—using fun, everyday items.  All ages are welcome to participate. Sponsored by Rockport Music. FREE

When: 
Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:00am

Rockport Harvest Fest

The Rockport HarvestFest is a family-focused event featuring live music, kids' art activities, a showcase for non-profits and community organizations, live music, and a celebration of local food! New England food producers gather under a giant tent on one of Rockport's historic corking wharves to celebrate the best of local food, fresh seafood, pastries, cider doughnuts, and more!

When: 
Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: 
Downtown Rockport

Halibut Point State Park Free Nature Program

We Are All Connected at Halibut Point State Park

Halibut Point State Park invites families to a FREE nature program: “We Are All Connected: Animals, Plants, and People” at Halibut Point State Park! Join us for this presentation by The Center For Wildlife of Cape Neddick, Maine. Live animals, hands-on materials, and an interactive display will help to show us that everything is indeed connected.

When: 
Saturday, September 27, 2014 1pm

Seaside Stroll & Birding Basics

You and your child can learn the basics of birding at Halibut Point State Park

The Trustees of Reservations invites families to come learn birding basics while enjoying the woodlands and heathlands at the weather-beaten bluffs of Halibut Point State Park or the wide open spaces of Coolidge Point Reservation. Swarms of shorebirds can be viewed at this these prestigious coastal birding points! Meet at the parking area. Pre-registration is not required.

When: 
Third Sunday Monthly, April through September 8-10am

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.

When: 
Sundays, September 7, 14 & 21, 2014 11am-Noon

Musical Tribute at Shalin Liu

Ghostlight Chorus will perfrom FREE at Rockport's Shalin Liu Performance Center!

Rockport Music honors the memory of late board member John Sparks with a free community concert at the Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center.  The Ghostlight Chorus is an exceptional 16-member chamber choir who performs a varied repertoire of sacred and secular a cappella compositions from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Their performances range from cathedrals to concert halls to the PS1 Benefit at MoMA New York to a live performance with the Rolling Stones.  The Press Herald hailed that “it is simply one of the best vocal ensembles I have heard in a long time.”

When: 
Wenesday, August 27, 2014 7pm
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