Motif No.1 Day Festival has been a yearly staple for 65 years in beautiful and quaint Rockport, Massachusetts. I remember it every year when my Innkeeper parents would have the Inn ready to go for all the visitors that would come to town for this wonderful event. My first was 1979 and it was the highlight of my life! Visitors from all over come to this wonderful event and it’s a true Rockport tradition in my family and we hope you can make it a family tradition, too.
About Motif No.1 Day
The Motif No.1 Day is created to celebrate the arts like, visual arts, fine arts, film, poetry, dance, music. So the day is chock-full of activities throughout the entire day. Historical presentations and a 5k and Fun Run, with proceeds to benefit Rockport Public Schools’ wellness initiatives, is also scheduled. Take a look at a full listing of activities HERE.
Celebrating the arts in Rockport is something they do so well and the line of offerings really is AWESOME! And the entire day celebrates the fishing shack, Motif #1 that started it all!
The Motif #1 is an old building right on one of Rockport’s historic wharves that was painted so often by artists at the turn of the last century that it was given the nickname Motif No.1 by Lester Hornby, a well know artist and instructor of the period. This video really tells you the story so well.
The day has SO much to offer for all ages. Here is JUST a snapshot of the festivites. Please click HERE to see the entire days lineup.
Kids: Instrument Petting Zoo, Create-a-book, Games for Kids, Fun Run, Fight of Flight Aerial Performance, “A Day in Rockport” Picture Book Walk, Music Line up (we love the music of Mari Martin, Pesky J Nixon and Glass Onion!)
Big Kids: Photography Atelier 21 Opening Reception, motif 2015: 15 artists: original visions of Motif #1, The Red Shed Film Fest!
The Red Shed Film Fest should be really wonderful this year, take a look:
Tons of Music, Food, Art and Festivites. This is a PERFECT family day in Rockport that you won’t want to miss!
Rockport Motif No.1 Event Details
- Where: Downtown Rockport, Massachusetts
- When: May 16th – THIS SATURDAY – 10am to 5pm on Saturday
- Road Race: The Motif No.1 Day 5k starts at 9am
- Full Rockport Community Directory of Shops, Restaurants and Services about Rockport visit Bearskin Neck.net
- For directions to downtown Rockport, click here.
- Would you like to spend the weekend in Rockport? Many places still have availability! Reach out to Inns of Rockport.
- Follow more news as they happen on Bearskin Neck: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram