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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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capeannvacations.com 29 July 16, 2016 Blackburn Challenge Gloucester A 20+ mile open water circumnavigation of Cape Ann open to all seaworthy oar or paddle-powered craft. Sponsored by the Cape Ann Rowing Club. blackburnchallenge.com July 30, 2016 Festival by the Sea Downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The best of Cape Ann's music, art and food will be showcased during a family-friendly day in town and on the shores of Manchester Harbor. Festival by the Sea is a celebration of the things that are synonymous with Cape Ann in the summertime – Art, Music & Food – and will create memories that will last a lifetime! Vendor booths will be spread throughout downtown Manchester – from Town Hall to the shores of Manchester Harbor. Every step of the way, visitors' senses will be inspired by the beauty of art, the sounds of live music and the sights and aromas of locally-grown and prepared foods. Visitors will be treated to an extraordinary day of visual, performance and culinary arts. capeannchamber.com August 4 – 6, 2016 Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar Gloucester Now celebrating its 58th year, the Sidewalk Bazaar takes place on Main Street in downtown Gloucester. Over 120 vendors, street food, live music and children's activities. August 6, 2016 Gloucester Blues Festival Stage Fort Park, Gloucester Now in its 5th year, this annual event brings blues lovers from far and wide to Gloucester, Massachusetts. Make sure to get your tickets early as music lovers from throughout the Northeast will look to get the best seats in this beautiful harborside park. World-class blues will reverberate through the park with some of the nation's fnest performers playing from the Gloucester Blues stage. This year's list of performers includes: Tas Cru, Anika Chambers, Bruce Katz, Sean Chambers, Slam Allen, Mr.Sipp and Popa Chubby. Located right on the harbor at beautiful Cressey's Beach, the event will have a beer/wine garden and outstanding food and craft vendors. Bring your own chairs or blankets (sorry, no pets, no beach umbrellas, no carry-ins and no coolers). Tickets are $28.00 in advance or $40.00 at the gate. VIP seats $50.00 online March 1st. Advance tickets are available online or at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce (City Blues sponsor) up until August 2. City onsite parking is $15.00. GloucesterBluesFestival.com August 11 – 14, 2016 Rockport Jazz Festival Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport A weekend of great jazz in the intimate setting of the seaside Shalin Liu Performance Center. rockportmusic.org August 13, 2016 Rockport LobsterFest & Fireworks Display Old Granite Pier, Sandy Bay, Rockport As dusk descends on Rockport, settle in at Back Beach and the American Legion Bandstand to watch the third annual summertime freworks display over Sandy Bay. The freworks 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 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. rockportusa.org Calendar of Festivals & Events continued ...

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