Events

Rockport, MA and nearby Cape Ann offer a number of exciting seasonal events. Being on the waterfront offers some unique event opportunities and some stunning backdrops for a variety of activities year round. A few of our favorite Rockport MA events and seasonal attractions are listed below:

Tacos, Tarot Readings & Tales From The Crypt

If you’re looking for some Halloween fun this October, we have you covered! On Saturday, October 26th from 4pm to 7pm we will be hosting Tacos, Tarot Readings & Tales From The Crypt here at the Addison Choate!

Tacos Tarot and Tales From The Crypt

Come as you are – costume or no costume! We will have food and drink, and an opportunity for a Tarot Card reading by Cape Ann psychic, Annette Dion! Learn about your past, future, love life, career, health, wealth or anything else that you would like to know.

Tickets are only $20 and can purchase on our EventBrite Page Here: Buy Tickets

The Rockport, MA Harvest Fest 

The Rockport Harvest Fest is one of the best gatherings of year in Rockport. The event offers visitors an opportunity to celebrate fall and the local bounty that is provided by the North Shore.

Rockport MA Harvest Fest

Attendees will be treated to delicious local cuisine, fresh fish, lobster and chowder, a fantastic variety of live music, some great local craft beers and a variety of fun activities. Learn More Here

Rockport, MA Music Scene 

The local music scene on the north shore and in Rockport is very strong. From Gloucester’s many live music venues such as Minglewood Harborside and the Rhumb Line to the Cabot Theater in Beverly and the North Shore Music Theater, there are plenty of places to catch a live act.

Arlo Guthrie Shalin Liu Rockport MA

But the creme de la creme of music venues is, without a doubt, the Shalin Liu performance center. Completed in 2010, under the guidance of the visionary Tony Beadle, the Shalin Liu has an impressive draw that includes the likes of John Scofield, Branford Marsalis, Arlo Guthrie, Paula Cole and more. Learn More Here

Rockport, MA Christmas Events

If you need help getting into the holiday spirit this year, look no further than Christmas in Rockport! From Thanksgiving through New Years Eve, Rockport is bustling with events each and every weekend. From singing to mingling to shopping for that perfect gift, the whole town will be lit up this December.

Christmas in Rockport MA

But, one of the highlights is Santa’s arrival. He does not arrive by train, plane or automobile. Nope. Not in Rockport. Santa comes into town on a Lobster Boat. It’s a procession that is not to be missed. To learn more about all of the local event packed weekends check out the Christmas in Rockport website. Learn More Here

Rockport, MA New Year’s Eve

When it comes to ringing in the New Year, Rockport does it right. The entire town is filled with a variety of music acts and live performances including everything from puppeteers, to a capella, to blues, gospel, celtic, and reggae. You can catch performances across the entire town from Shalin Liu to Roy Moore’s Fish Shack to the Congregational Church and beyond.

Rockport New Years Eve

There are over 15 venues in town and performances will run from 6pm to midnight. So swing by for the Rockport New Year’s Eve Celebration and watch the ball drop from Dock Sqaure.

Conveniently located just steps from downtown Rockport’s shops, restaurants, and Shalin Liu Performance Center, the Addison Choate offers guests the opportunity to park their car for the weekend and enjoy the coast on foot or on bike. After enjoying the local scenery and events you can return and unwind in our beautifully appointed rooms with soothing coastal eclectic decor.