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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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Experience Cape Ann 2016-2017 28 Calendar of Festivals & Events and a small carnival create a festive experience. Various sporting events are held each day, including the Greasy Pole and the Seine Boat Race. St. Peter's Fiesta is a long-standing Gloucester tradition and a feast for the senses. June 24 – 25, 2016 Rockport Garden Tour Rockport 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Rockport Garden Tour includes 10 gardens from Pigeon Cove to the South End. The gardens range from an inviting cozy garden on Bearskin Neck to expansive seaside vistas to self- sustaining gardens replete with chickens, ducks and bees. The gardens show the wonderful diversity of Rockport life and invite all to enjoy. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Rockport Police Station, Toad Hall Books or online at rockportgardenclub. org. Early bird discount : $20, if purchased prior to June 1. Tickets purchased online can be picked up at the police station on the days of the tour. Check the website for the date tickets go on sale. June 25 – October 15, 2016 Rockport Farmers' Market Harvey Park – the corner of Broadway and Mt. Pleasant Street The Rockport Farmers' Market provides fresh surprises with its roster of vendors offering small-batch, locally-produced food at each week's outdoor market, taking place every Saturday morning, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, in the heart of downtown Rockport. Residents and visitors alike are able to pick up something delicious for their weekend meals, whether they're staying indoors or headed out to the boat or the beach. The Rockport Farmers' Market offers organically-grown produce, eggs, grass-fed beef, smoked fsh, gluten-free pastries, canned jams and jellies, fresh bread, homemade doughnuts, award- winning pickles – all of which are just a highlight of the broad selection found at each week's small, but mighty local farmers' market. July 3 – 4, 2016 Independence Day Celebrations Cape Ann Cape Ann Celebrates Independence Day with Fireworks, Parades, Bonfres, Concerts and more. July 3 6:00 pm - Gloucester Horribles Parade 9:30 pm - Grand Fireworks Display over Gloucester Harbor July 4 10:00 am - Manchester-by-the- Sea Independence Day Parade 6:00 pm - Rockport Firemen's Parade 8:30 pm - Rockport Legion Band Concert, Back Beach 9:00 pm - Rockport Bonfre, Back Beach July 9, 2016 Gloucester Garden Tour Gloucester's Exclusive Eastern Point 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Gloucester's Eastern Point is a community of historic homes and estates along the eastern side of Gloucester Harbor. Join us for a self-guided tour of uniquely landscaped properties and see the beauty hidden behind the walls and gates surrounding them. Gardens of varying sizes and styles will have volunteers from all of the Cape Ann garden clubs as "garden sitters." This tour is sure to delight even the most experienced of garden tour goers. Tickets are $30 per person. Buy online in advance at or send checks to Generous Gardeners, PO Box 1532, Gloucester, MA 01930. On the day of the tour, pick up your ticket/booklet with maps and descriptions at the entrance to Eastern Point (juncture of Eastern Point Boulevard and Farrington Street). Please check the website for parking updates and or changes to this ticket/ booklet pick up location. Please no pets. For more information contact Susan Kelly or 978-282-3306. Sponsors receive free tickets to the tour. Please contact Susan for more information. Proceeds will help purchase plants for the new Stacy Boulevard Gardens. ©Chris Langathianos

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