A great way to spend the 4th is in Gloucester Harbor hop-on-hop-off water shuttle operated by Cape Ann Harbor Tours.
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The Rockport Firemen’s 4th of July Parade is always pretty reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell scene. If you’re looking for a big parade with giant floats…this is not for you. But if you love quaint and old-fashioned it is the ticket.
The view from the Beauport Hotel restaurant looking towards Stage Fort Park. Happy 4th of July!
Red, White, and Blue Grand Finale
I thought the fireworks this fourth extra stupendous. If you agree, the Gloucester Fireworks Committee is looking for donations, small and large, for the fireworks display during Schooner Festival over Labor Day Weekend. If you haven’t already contributed, they would appreciate your help. You can donate by clicking here or sending a check to:
The Gloucester Fund
45 Middle Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Please make the notation on your check “Fireworks.”
A few more
It’s always amazing to drive around town the morning of the Fish Town Horribles Parade and see all the empty chairs and decorations! All of these shots were taken with my iPhone while fighting through traffic to drop off stuff at our GMG party corner. So this one is for all those folks who are not home, or moved out of town, enjoy! Now stop by the GMG tent and party with us!!!
For all you proud Americans, this is another video I just completed for STIHL. I always enjoy working with everyone at this amazing company, but getting a chance to put Real-STIHL factory workers into this project was truly special. Even if you have never owned a chainsaw, or know what an American built STIHL product looks like, you’ll enjoy this! (click the gear on lower right for HD video)
The Rockport Fireman’s Parade begins at 6pm on the 4th of July!
Friday, July 4th: Parade & Bonfire Look for the Rockport Farmers Market float at the parade, and be sure to stay for the bonfire on Back Beach! (Affectionately known as the Rockport Inferno — a can’t-miss event if you’ve never seen it before.)
Saturday, July 5th: Rockport Reunion Reconnect with old friends and people you grew up with at a fun event with great food, games, beer, Twin Lights soda and more organized by a whole bunch of Rockport-loving locals. The organizers still need volunteers to help. For tickets and more information, click HERE.
*Saturday, July 5th: Rockport Farmers Market!* New this week: small-batch cheeses from a Vermont farm, jellies and relishes, plus cold-brewed tea, baked goods (whoopie pies, breads and much more), farm-raised beef, fudge sauce, fresh pesto, maple syrup, hummus, salsa and guacamole. And don’t forget the produce! Lots of produce will be on hand from First Light Farm, Vintage Greens, Seaview Farm and Grant Family Farm.
Submitted by Fred Bodin:
I try to keep two things in mind about the 4th of July: It’s a celebration of family, friends, and cookouts; concerts, parades and fireworks. And it’s also a recognition of those who have served and sacrificed to achieve our independence, and keep it since 1776.
Ruth Pino, a local realtor, sends out occasional motivational and timely quotes. Here are two from today: “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” ~Erma Bombeck. And this one: “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” ~Elmer Davis
Enjoy the slideshow! There are 21 photos.
Thought I would share some pictures from the 4th of July Firemen’s Parade in Rockport.
Photos taken of the fireworks last night, from my perch on the roof of the rectory:
Special thanks and prayers for all the men and women who have served their country to help protect and defend our freedom!
Besides the fireworks, what a beautiful moon we had last night…
-Fr. Matthew Green
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