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Rockport Stuff: A Reunion for Locals, Parade & Bonfire, CHEESE at the Farmers Market!

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.


Rockport Bonfire: Before and After

Rubber Duck took her kids to the bonfire the day before:

And  Les Bartlett posted this unbelievable next morning shot on his website:Be sure to click through the photo to go to Les’s “Follow The Gleam” website and see the larger slideshow of the morning after the bonfire as well as his amazing series on granite and quarries. In the embers slideshow, third photo in, may be the elusive green flash. The heat from a bonfire might assist the presence of a green flash.

Try and line up the sun, the breakwater, the boat, the embers, oh, and cue perfect sunrise. It is shots like this that make you just roll over and go back to sleep and let someone who knows what they are doing take the shot.

By the way, has anyone seen Rubber Duck? Haven’t seen her since the bonfire. I hope she isn’t a little rubber puddle down at Back Beach.

Rockport 4th of July Bonfire TONIGHT!

Rubber Duck says, “Let’s light this puppy!”

6:00 p.m. – Rockport Firemen’s Parade

6:45PM UPDATE:  Thunderstorm deluge. Cats and dogs falling from sky.

7:05PM UPDATE NEXRAD radar shows a purple cell will arrive in Rockport by 7:45PM. Take the flags down.

7:45PM UPDATE NEXRAD radar, cell fell apart. All clear, maybe a sprinkle at 8PM but very short. Pour some gas on that wood.

8:30 p.m. – Rockport Legion Band Concert on Back Beach

9:00 p.m. – Rockport Bonfire on Back Beach

Rubber Duck Beauty Tip: If you want to easily rid yourself of unsightly arm hair just stand between the beach and the bonfire. Mine still hasn’t grown back since last year.