Music, food and fun fill Rockport Harbor

By Louis Bettcher | Jul 01, 2018
Photo by: Louis Bettcher People gathered in Marine Park for the Rockport Harbor Festival on June 30.

Rockport — The Rockport Harbor Festival took place on June 30, and featured live music by the Ale House String Band and the Jason Spooner band as well as a variety of food and entertainment for visitors of all ages.

Held at the Marine Park, the festival lasted for six hours and party-goers enjoyed freshly prepared pizza from Flatbread Company which was baked on-site in a brick oven, as well as shucked oysters from BP's Shuck Shack. A number of schooners were also moored at the harbors edge, which included the Appledore, the Grace Bailey, the Mercantile and the Mistress. The schooner Heron served it's own "Andre's Ice Cream" up from a stand on one of the harbor's piers.

A maritime slide show was presented during the festival, and a number of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles were on display. Another highlight of the evening was the unveiling of the newly-restored sculpture of Andre the Seal. The limestone sculpture had undergone a recent series of repairs to the iconic seal's head, which were completed by sculptor Andreas von Huene.

The Jason Spooner Band performs in Rockport Harbor on June 30. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
The newly restored Andre the Seal sculpture was unveiled at the Rockport Harbor Festival on June 30. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
Children enjoy some fun on the large metal buoy in Rockport Marine Park on June 30. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
The schooner Heron served Andre's Ice Cream at the June 30 festival. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
Fresh oysters were served by BP's Shuck Shack at the Rockport Harbor Festival on June 30. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
Flatbread Company served wood-fired pizza in Rockport Harbor on June 30. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
Some young sailors enjoy a cruise through Rockport Harbor on June 30. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
Children take turns playing on the antique train car in Rockport Harbor on June 30. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
A view of Rockport Harbor on June 30. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
(Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
Alec Delano spends some time with Andre the Seal in Rockport Harbor on June 30. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
A view of the Rockport Harbor Festival on June 30. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
It was a beautiful evening in Rockport on June 30. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Jul 02, 2018 15:26

Great pictures!



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