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2016 Cape Ann Guide

2012 Cape Ann Guide – Experience Cape Ann…serving Essex, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Rockport. Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.

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Page 26 of 75 27 Calendar of Festivals & Events May 21, 2016 Motif No. 1 Day Downtown Rockport The annual Motif No.1 Day Festival, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, celebrates the arts in Rockport and the return of Spring! The Festival centers around the fshing shack-artist's studio- tourist attraction that started it all: an old building on one of Rockport's historic wharves that was painted so often by artists at the turn of the last century that it was given the nickname Motif No.1, by Lester Hornby – a well-known artist and instructor of the period. This is a unique celebration of a seaside village, with Rockport's business and cultural community joining in the fun through special activities and events in conjunction with the Festival. Film, poetry, dance, music and interactive art are all a part of the Festival, as well as historical presentations, a 5k Road Race and a Fun Run, with proceeds to beneft Rockport Public Schools' wellness initiatives. May 21-22, 2016 Cape Ann Artisans Spring Studio Tour Gloucester and Rockport 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Free, self- guided tour of 19 artisan studios open to the public. Meet the artists and see their newest work in the beautiful places where it is created. Brochures with tour maps are available at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce in Gloucester, the Rockport Visitor Center on Upper Main Street as well as at each artisan's studio or download brochure at: June 2 – October 6, 2016 Cape Ann Farmers' Market Stage Fort Park, Gloucester The Cape Ann Farmers' Market is a thriving local food and educational community event. The Cape Ann Farmers' Market runs every Thursday from June 2 through October 6 from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, featuring over 60 vendors, live music and children's activities. Located in beautiful Stage Fort Park, there is free parking during market hours. Eligible Cape Ann Farmers' Market vendors accept EBT/SNAP, WIC and Senior Farmers' Market Coupons. Bus service runs from The Rose Baker Senior Center to the farmers' market. June 3 – July 10, 2016 Rockport Chamber Music Festival Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport Experience outstanding performances by world-renowned classical musicians from the Calder String Quartet to pianist Kirill Gerstein. Choose from a variety of musical and educational events for people of all ages. June 18 - October 15, 2016 Essex Farmers' Market Shepard Memorial Park, Essex The Essex Farmers' Market provides local produce, eggs and meats as well as local fowers, baked goods, prepared foods, natural body care, select artisans and more! Come visit the market on Saturday mornings 9am-12pm, at Shepard Memorial Park in Essex. Follow their Facebook page for current information, special events and updates. Facebook. com/EssexFarmersMarket June 22 – 26, 2016 St. Peter's Fiesta St. Peter's Park, Gloucester Each June, on the weekend closest to the Feast Day of St. Peter, the Italian-American fshing community of Gloucester comes together to celebrate the patron saint of fshermen, St. Peter. The St. Peter's Fiesta of recent years provides a varied program certain to be of interest to all. The entire Italian-American section of Gloucester is decorated with fags, bunting, colored lights and streamers. Music is played on the bandstand every evening of the Fiesta and on Sunday morning an open air mass is conducted in the square. Later in the afternoon, the crowds witness the blessing of the fshing feet. Street vendors continued ... ©Angela Cook ©David Cox andCity of Gloucester

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