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Gloucester: The 33d annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival features more than 175 juried artists and craftsmen displaying their works, live music, ethnic food and a pancake breakfast. Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m., at Stage Fort Park, 41 Hough Ave.

Rockport: Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, who boasts a four-octave range, performs at the Rockport Jazz Festival. Friday, 8 p.m. Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St. $58, $48, $39. 978-546-7391,

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