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Rockport is a small seaside community located on the northernmost tip of Cape Ann along with the city of Gloucester.

When you visit Rockport you will want to stay forever just to soak in the unspoiled scenery and charm. Here you will find some of the most beautiful beaches and scenery in the country.

Visit Halibut Point State Park and in one area you will witness the most beautiful birds and wildlife as well as the huge quarry and the Atlantic ocean crashing against the rocky shore below. From Long Beach to Folly Cove you will find spectacular Ocean views including twin light on Thatcher Island.

Rockport has a number of beaches offering variety which include Long Beach, Cape Hedge Beach, Pebble Beach, and Front and Back Beach. The downtown and Bearskin Neck is filled with specialty gift and candy shops, art galleries, and some of the best restaurants in the state.

Motif #1 is located in Rockport and there is a house in Rockport made entirely of newspaper including all the furnishings and it is open for visiting, located at 52 Pidgeon Hill Street. The Paper House is a bit difficult to find, but definitely fascinating and worth the search.

The 2009 movie "The Proposal" starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds was filmed in Rockport and was called Sitka Alaska. You can see all the beautiful outdoor scenes from the movie (less the mountains that were added to the background n the movie) when you visit Bearskin Neck.

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Old Sloop Fair Giant Yard Sale
The Old Sloop Fair wraps up with a Giant Yard Sale. There will be furniture, art, household items, and that which was somehow overlooked the previous two weekends! The Old Sloop Fair is one of the oldest and largest church fairs on the Massachusetts North Shore. The First Congregational Church was organized in 1755. The building that is now the church sanctuary was constructed in 1804 and originally served as the town meetinghouse. The tall steeple and white facade close to the Sandy Bay shoreline resemble a ship's sail when seen from the sea, and the nickname "Old Sloop" was conferred by the fishermen. The steeple contains the Town Clock. Proceeds from this year's Fair will go toward the church's operating expenses and the restoration and preservation of the sanctuary building.

When: Jul 23, 2016 12 AM to Jul 23, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00 )
Old Sloop Fair Rummage Sale
The Old Sloop Fair begins with the Rummage Sale. There will be clothing for women, men, and children. as well as shoes and bed and table linens. The Old Sloop Fair is one of the oldest and largest church fairs on the Massachusetts North Shore. The First Congregational Church was organized in 1755. The building that is now the church sanctuary was constructed in 1804 and originally served as the town meetinghouse. The tall steeple and white facade close to the Sandy Bay shoreline resemble a ship's sail when seen from the sea, and the nickname "Old Sloop" was conferred by the fishermen. The steeple contains the Town Clock.

When: Jul 9, 2016 12 AM to Jul 9, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 Jul 2016 00 )
Old Sloop Fair Summer Fair
The Old Sloop Fair continues with day 2 of the Summer Fair. There will be a Silent Auction featuring furniture, antiques and collectibles. Silent Auction bidding will be open from 9:00AM to 7:00PM, and winners will be announced by 8:00PM. There will be White Elephants, the Art Mart, Handknits, Jewelry, Books, Ken's Collection, and the Snack Bar, open from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. The sanctuary will be open with an historical display. The Old Sloop Fair is one of the oldest and largest church fairs on the Massachusetts North Shore. The First Congregational Church was organized in 1755. The building that is now the church sanctuary was constructed in 1804 and originally served as the town meetinghouse. The tall steeple and white facade close to the Sandy Bay shoreline resemble a ship's sail when seen from the sea, and the nickname "Old Sloop" was conferred by the fishermen. The steeple contains the Town Clock.

When: Jul 16, 2016 12 AM to Jul 16, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Sat, 16 Jul 2016 00 )
Old Sloop Fair Summer Fair
The Old Sloop Fair continues with day 1 of the Summer Fair. There will be a Silent Auction featuring furniture, antiques and collectibles. There will be White Elephants, the Art Mart, Handknits, Jewelry, Books, Ken's Collection, and the Snack Bar. The sanctuary will be open with an historical display. The Old Sloop Fair is one of the oldest and largest church fairs on the Massachusetts North Shore. The First Congregational Church was organized in 1755. The building that is now the church sanctuary was constructed in 1804 and originally served as the town meetinghouse. The tall steeple and white facade close to the Sandy Bay shoreline resemble a ship's sail when seen from the sea, and the nickname "Old Sloop" was conferred by the fishermen. The steeple contains the Town Clock.

When: Jul 15, 2016 12 AM to Jul 15, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00 )
Intercollegiate Business Convention 2016

Estimated attendees:

1,200



When: Oct 15, 2016 12 AM to Oct 15, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00 )
Funny Women...Serious Business

Estimated attendees:

1,200



When: Oct 13, 2016 12 AM to Oct 13, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00 )
International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation iGEM Summer Competition 2016

Estimated attendees:

3,000



When: Oct 27, 2016 12 AM to Oct 31, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00 )
DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar Annual Meeting 2016

Estimated attendees:

1,200



When: Oct 19, 2016 12 AM to Oct 21, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00 )
Mortgage Bankers Association of America 2016 Annual Convention

Estimated attendees:

3,500



When: Oct 23, 2016 12 AM to Oct 25, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00 )
Labor Arbitration Meeting

Estimated attendees:

250



When: Oct 14, 2016 12 AM to Oct 14, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00 )
IOT Security 2016

Estimated attendees:

150



When: Oct 18, 2016 12 AM to Oct 19, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00 )
Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

Estimated attendees:

1,000



When: Oct 28, 2016 12 AM to Oct 30, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00 )
Cardiometabolic Health Congress Meeting

Estimated attendees:

1,500



When: Oct 6, 2016 12 AM to Oct 7, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00 )
Drug discovery and Therapy world congress
Drug discovery and Therapy world congress is happening on 22 Aug 2016 at John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center Boston, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Drugs & Medicines industry.

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When: Aug 22, 2016 12 AM to Aug 25, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00 )
Immigration & Naturalization Ceremony

Estimated attendees:

3,000



When: Jun 16, 2016 12 AM to Jun 16, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00 )
International Tug Salvage And Osv Convention And Exhibition
International Tug Salvage And Osv Convention And Exhibition is happening on 23 May 2016 at Hynes Convention Center Boston, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Business Services industry.

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When: May 23, 2016 12 AM to May 27, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Mon, 23 May 2016 00 )
MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit
MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit is happening on 29 Nov 2016 at Hynes Convention Center Boston, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Business Services industry.

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When: Nov 29, 2016 12 AM to Dec 4, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00 )
Annual Convention & Expo
Annual Convention & Expo is happening on 23 Oct 2016 at Hynes Convention Center Boston, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Real Estate industry.

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When: Oct 23, 2016 12 AM to Oct 26, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00 )
Back Bay Ringers In Concert
Back Bay Ringers (BBR) is an advanced, auditioned community handbell ensemble based in Boston. Founded in 2003, BBR has quickly developed a reputation for excellence, regularly performing at such Boston-area landmarks as Faneuil Hall, Symphony Hall, the Boston Children's Museum, and the Prudential Center. Back Bay Ringers has also performed in festivities associated with the 2004 Democratic National Convention as well as the Boston Marathon, as well as ceremonies associated with the tenth anniversary of 9/11. BBR has recorded three CDs. BBR's first recording, Merry and Bright: A Celebration of Carols with the Back Bay Ringers, was released in 2007. BBR recorded Perpetual Motion in the summer of 2010. The ensemble's latest recording, Comfort and Joy, was released in December 2013.

When: Jun 5, 2016 2 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Sun, 05 Jun 2016 14 )
Pri-Med East
Pri-Med East is happening on 09 Dec 2016 at Hynes Convention Center Boston, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Medical & Pharmaceutical industry.

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When: Dec 9, 2016 12 AM to Dec 11, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00 )
Gruppo Lusso Afterdark Market
GLAM is a place to be seen, a night out with friends, and an affair to remember. Grab your closest friends and family and head out to GLAM for a shopping experience like no other. Bring your appetites, your thirst, and your wallet to do some serious shopping of some of the hottest new names in luxury. Book your next vacation, get your next pair of shoes, or that gift for your family at some fantastic prices. Items wont last long at this 2 day event, and is only open to the first 1000 attendees. See you there.

When: Sep 23, 2016 6 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18 )
Campus Technology 2016

Estimated attendees:

1,000



When: Aug 1, 2016 12 AM to Aug 4, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00 )
The International Literacy Association Annual Conference & Exhibits 2016

Estimated attendees:

12,000



When: Jul 9, 2016 12 AM to Jul 11, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 Jul 2016 00 )
Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc. - 2016 Petco Store Leadership Summit

Estimated attendees:

2,000



When: Aug 16, 2016 12 AM to Aug 18, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00 )
Metal Powder Industries Federation PowderMet2016 Conference

Estimated attendees:

600



When: Jun 5, 2016 12 AM to Jun 7, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00 )
The Art of Ringing
Come hear the Back Bay Ringers, Boston's community handbell choir, perform classic repertoire reflecting Boston's unique connections to handbell ringing. Selections include original compositions for handbells, transcriptions of baroque works, and contemporary settings of sacred melodies. General admission is $15 and $12 for students and seniors. More information at www.backbayringers.org. General Admission - $15.00 Students and Seniors - $12.00

When: Jun 5, 2016 2 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts
Cost: $12.00 - $15.00 (Sun, 05 Jun 2016 14 )
Jon Shain and Danielle Miraglia
This co-bill features two outstanding musicians with Massachusetts roots, a love of the blues, and a deep interest in socal justice. Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who's been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style - combining improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime. Jon grew up in Haverhill and discovered his love of American roots music and songwriting while in high school.. He headed south to North Carolina to study American History at Duke University and learned the piedmont blues tradition firsthand by playing in Big Boy Henry's backing band. Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm, and tunes that will move both your heart and hips. Raised in Revere, Danielle was raised on a variety of popular music, from her parent's Motown records to the classic rock influences like The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. On her latest album "Glory Junkies" she's joined by a killer cast of

When: Oct 1, 2016 7 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Oct 2016 19 )
James Keelaghan with Fozzie Hill
Called Canada's finest singer-songwriter by one of the most respected and lauded music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. As the calendar pages have turned, for almost a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, intent and intensity, and curiosity. Fusing his insatiable appetite for finding the next unique storyline Keelaghan also forges his pieces with brilliantly defined craftsmanship and a monogrammed artistic vision, making him one of the most distinctive and readily identifiable voices of not only the Canadian scene, but as a member of the international singer-songwriter community. Opener Fozzie Hill is about as authentic as one can be. Born and forever rooted in Gloucester, her ambition from the age of seven, when she first remembers being drawn into the deep mystery of the human voice, has been to "release that power inside" of herself. Fozzie performs her intuitive, soulful music with bass player Wolf Ginandes.

When: Dec 9, 2016 7 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19 )
An Evening with Abbie Gardner and Jesse Terry
This special co-bill unites two beloved, award-winning singer/songwriters for an unforgettable evening of music. Great friends and collaborators, Abbie Gardner and Jesse Terry will trade songs, sing duets and back each other up throughout the evening. Abbie Gardner, the fiery Dobro player with an infectious smile has been touring with Americana darlings Red Molly for the past eleven years; Jesse Terry, the powerful and acclaimed storyteller has graced stages from Philadelphia Folk Festival to Bonnaroo. Together, they have opened and toured with the likes of Willie Nelson, Paula Cole, Tom Rush and Darrell Scott. Along the way, they have sold out legendary venues, concert series and theaters all over the US and across the globe.

When: Sep 10, 2016 7 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Sat, 10 Sep 2016 19 )
Catie Curtis with special guest Rachael Kilgour
Catie Curtis is a veteran on the singer/songwriter folk scene, crisscrossing the US for 20 years - and counting - performing shows, recording and releasing 13 CDs, with devoted fans following her every move. She's performed at the White House several times, at two Presidential Inaugural Balls, with Lilith Fair, and at Carnegie Hall. The winner of more than her share of Boston Music Awards, she also took the Grand Prize in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition (out of 15,000 entries). Catie recorded a duet with Kris Kristofferson for his CD "The Austin Sessions" and there's a good chance you've heard a song of hers in a movie or on a TV show. Based out of Duluth, MN, singer-songwriter Rachael Kilgour has built a devoted following over the last ten years, captivating audiences with a balance of provocative, topical lyrics, passionate musical delivery, and a charmingly witty stage presence.

When: Oct 22, 2016 7 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19 )
Connor Garvey and Putnam Smith
Connor Garvey has the amiable presence of an entertainer, the lyrical depth of a poet, and the enchantment of a storyteller. First time listeners often are drawn to Garvey's engaging performance style, accomplished musicianship, and memorable melodies. But his lyrics project a depth and sincerity that allow the observant listener to find meaning beyond the catchy hook. Putnam Smith could be an old-world troubadour fresh from the 19th Century. After all, he lives in a log cabin, plays his Grandfather's banjo, and prints up the jackets to his CDs on an antique letterpress. Yet this rootsy multi-instrumentalist songwriter (he also writes and performs on guitar, mandolin, fretless banjo, and piano), steeped as he is in Appalachian traditions, is very much a storyteller for the modern age.

When: Jan 7, 2017 7 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Sat, 07 Jan 2017 19 )
Catie Curtis with special guest Rachael Kilgour
Catie Curtis is a veteran on the singer/songwriter folk scene, crisscrossing the US for 20 years – and counting – performing shows, recording and releasing 13 CDs, with devoted fans following her every move. She’s performed at the White House several times, at two Presidential Inaugural Balls, with Lilith Fair, and at Carnegie Hall. The winner of more than her share of Boston Music Awards, she also took the Grand Prize in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition (out of 15,000 entries). Catie recorded a duet with Kris Kristofferson for his CD "The Austin Sessions” and there’s a good chance you’ve heard a song of hers in a movie or on a TV show. Based out of Duluth, MN, singer-songwriter Rachael Kilgour has built a devoted following over the last ten years, captivating audiences with a balance of provocative, topical lyrics, passionate musical delivery, and a charmingly witty stage presence.

When: Oct 22, 2016 7 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts
Cost: advance: $15; suggested donation at door: $18, seniors $12, juniors $5, families $364 (Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19 )
American College of Sports Medicine 2016 Annual Meeting

Estimated attendees:

5,500



When: Jun 1, 2016 12 AM to Jun 3, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00 )
Aztec Two Step & Jon Pousette-Dart
Two of the most beloved folk rock acts of the 70’s join forces for a dynamic double bill! Aztec Two Step, the acoustic duo of Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman, that gave us pop chestnuts like “Baking” and “The Persecution and Restoration of Dean Moriarty” joins Jon Pousette-Dart, well-known for his time leading the popular Pousette-Dart Band in the 70’s with hits such as Amnesia and County Line, and for his more recent solo acoustic efforts, bring an evening not to be missed.

When: Jul 2, 2016 8 PM to Jul 2, 2016 10 PMin Rockport, Massachusetts
Cost: Tickets: $49, $42, $35 (Sat, 02 Jul 2016 20 )
SMALL BUSINESS EXPO BOSTON 2017
Business Trade Show. Small Business Expo brings together thousands of business owners and decision-makers to network, attend business critical workshops, build new business relationships and shop from vendors that provide unique products & services

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When: Apr 6, 2017 12 AM to Apr 6, 2017 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00 )
VCDX Workshop - Boston
The VCDX Workshop, also held throughout 2015 and now in 2016 at specific VMUG events, gives you a chance to learn more about the process and program. Please note this workshop has a limited number of seats.  If you reserve a spot, please commit to attending the event. We want to fill the room! (Note: if fewer than 10 people are registered within two weeks of the event, it will be cancelled.) About the VCDX Workshop: VMware Certified Design Experts are an elite group of architects leading virtualization implementations around the world. Certification is achieved through the Design Defense where all candidates must submit and successfully defend a production-ready VMware Solution before a panel of veteran VCDX-holders. This interactive session is a complete and engaging deep dive into the overall VCDX Process, providing tips and success strategies for: solution design selection and development the VCDX application and supporting documentation creation and delivery of the design overview the VCDX design scenario and the VCDX troubleshooting scenario.  If you are pursuing the VCDX credential, the VCDX Workshop is the perfect start to your journey or to help focus your preparation on your defense.

When: Nov 2, 2016 1 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13 )
Anime Boston
Anime Boston is happening on 30 Mar 2018 at Hynes Convention Center Boston, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Research & Development industry.

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When: Mar 30, 2018 12 AM to Apr 1, 2018 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00 )
NIDays Boston

Estimated attendees:

500



When: Nov 3, 2016 12 AM to Nov 3, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00 )
Materials Research Society Fall Meeting 2016

Estimated attendees:

7,200



When: Nov 28, 2016 12 AM to Nov 1, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00 )
DISCO International, Inc. Boston Career Forum 2016

Estimated attendees:

4,000



When: Nov 18, 2016 12 AM to Nov 20, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00 )
Psychonomic Society Annual Conference 2016

Estimated attendees:

1,600



When: Nov 17, 2016 12 AM to Nov 21, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00 )
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases - The Liver Meeting - 2016 Annual Meeting

Estimated attendees:

9,000



When: Nov 12, 2016 12 AM to Nov 14, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Sat, 12 Nov 2016 00 )
American Correctional Association Summer Congress 2016

Estimated attendees:

3,000



When: Aug 7, 2016 12 AM to Aug 9, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Sun, 07 Aug 2016 00 )
AcademyHealth 2016 Annual Research Meeting

Estimated attendees:

3,000



When: Jun 26, 2016 12 AM to Jun 28, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00 )
AAEEBL Annual Conference
AAEEBL Annual Conference is happening on 01 Aug 2016 at Hynes Convention Center Boston, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Education & Training industry.

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When: Aug 1, 2016 12 AM to Aug 4, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00 )
Rockport Father's Day 5K/10K Road Race...
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When: Jun 19, 2016 12 AM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Sun, 19 Jun 2016 00 )
Celebration of Life Thanksgiving Dinner

Estimated attendees:

1,500



When: Nov 22, 2016 12 AM to Nov 22, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00 )
American Transplant Congress & Expo
American Transplant Congress & Expo is happening on 11 Jun 2016 at John B. Hynes Convention Center Boston, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Drugs & Medicines industry.

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When: Jun 11, 2016 12 AM to Jun 15, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Jun 2016 00 )
Ravi Coltrane
Age Limit: All Ages

Ravi Coltrane



When: Aug 14, 2016 8 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Sun, 14 Aug 2016 20 )
American Academy of Dermatology - Summer Academy Meeting 2016

Estimated attendees:

3,500



When: Jul 28, 2016 12 AM to Jul 30, 2016 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00 )

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