Motif No. 1 Day 5K and Festival THIS Saturday!

Good Morning Gloucester

Rockport’s going to be a happening place on Saturday, with the Rockport Elementary School Motif No.1 Day 5k & Fun Run kicking off at 9am, immediately followed by the Motif No. 1 Day Festival!

Tons of live music, great food, interactive art-making, a Seaside Circus, and a Rockport Art Colony pop-up art exhibit are all taking place right downtown from 11 to 7pm. Just outside the downtown area the YMCA’s Ben Beyea Youth & Teen Center celebrates its 10th anniversary with a party from 10:30 to 1pm with activities and food so good stuff is taking place throughout Rockport! Eastern Point Lit House is hosting an Open Mic for writers, and there will be plenty of opportunity to make art, whether as part of the Sidewalk Chalk art event or contributing to the community mural.

The Schedule of Events:

The 2017 Commemorative Poster from Rockport artist David Arsenault:

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Sea Shells and Jingle Bells is coming up on December 4, 2016

Sea Shells and Jingle Bells is coming up on December 4, 2016

This annual Holiday Inn and Home Kitchen Tour is planned and managed by Rockport High School DECA as one of their major fundraisers. 

Tour is self guided and starts at Rockport Inn and Suites —12-4 PM on Sunday, December 4, 2016

Tickets will be on sale at Rockport Inn and Suites starting on November 27 and also are available on our website-


Holy Family Christmas Fair

On Saturday, December 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Holy Family Parish celebrates the restoration of the Msgr. Sullivan hall with a theme of “Deck the Hall Christmas Fair.”
The original painted mural in the front hall of Cardinal Richard Cushing blessing the fleet will still welcome fans of this popular Christmas event as will the painting of the parish band marching in the Rose Bowl Parade in 1963.
The church of the fishermen will offer “coastal Christmas decorations (hall chairs painted in a nautical fashion and decorated Christmas front door buoys keeping with our parish coastal history.
The Parish has had some donated unique vintage antique items such as a restored Hoosier cabinet, a Victorian baby carriage and kitchen chairs.
There will be photos with Santa, Italian cookies, candy, white elephant table, a Chinese raffle, the basket wheel, fresh Christmas greens, (wreaths, swags, front step vintage decorations) and much more.
Parishioners invite you to come to the Fair and enjoy the new hall as we continue on our journey to revamp the whole church