Explore Essex County's historic, cultural and natural sites during with over 100+ events during Trails & Sails: 10 Days of Exploring Heritage in Essex County.
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North Shore Festivals
Art and craft vendors, food and drink, live music, classic cars and a spectacular view of the ocean make the annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival a picture perfect seaport event.
Extending from Manchester Town Hall to Masconomo Park, Festival by the Sea will feature live music, artists, crafters, and designers showcasing their handmade & locally grown products.
Have a wander down Main Street on a summer Saturday night for live music, entertainment, food & drink and of course, shopping. Lower Main Street will be closed to traffic, and the party takes over several blocks.
The annual Rockport Harvestfest celebration features the best regional fruits of the season, set in a picturesque coastal town.
The annual Essex Clamfest has everything the small town is known for, especially the ever-popular clam chowder competition.