2017 "Motif No. 1 Day" Art Festival
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.Featuring film, poetry, dance, music, art-making activities, historical presentations and more, along with the Motif No.1 Day 5k and Fun Run, with proceeds to benefit Rockport Public Schools’ wellness initiatives, M1D is a festival with something for everyone. Saturday May 20, 2017 from 9am-5pm
Rockport Lobster Fest Saturday August 12, 2017 from 3pm-7pm- Back Beach
As dusk descends on Rockport, settle in at Back Beach and the American Legion Bandstand to watch the fifth annual summertime fireworks display over Sandy Bay at Rockport LobsterFest. The fireworks display will follow the Rockport Rotary Club’s Lobsterfest, a unique, annual, outdoor dining and fundraising event at the Legion Bandstand, serving boiled lobster, clam chowder and more.
Rockport Harvest Fest Saturday October 14, 2017 from 10am-5pm- T-Wharf and throughout downtown Rockport
New England food producers gather under a giant tent on one of Rockport’s historic working wharves to celebrate the best of local food with fresh seafood, pastries, cider doughnuts, chowder, small-batch jams, locally-grown produce and more.