The town of Rockport announces a summer 2023 kick-off event — The Inaugural Rockport Donut Festival — to bring the community together for festivities during the first weekend of June. This year, Motor Booty Affair will open the festival with a dance at the harbor on Friday night — followed by a line-up of events being planned for Friday, June 2 through Sunday, June 4.

The Rockport Donut Festival will pay homage to the history of the doughnut in Rockport and get the summer rolling. The Rockport Donut Festival Committee is accepting donut-themed artwork submissions from now through Jan. 31. Visit the town of Rockport website at rockportmaine.gov and click on Events to find the guidelines and online submission form.