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Upcoming events: Gloucester Blues Festival

August 8, 2015

Stage Fort Park, 11 am – 7:30 pm

Now in its fourth year, this annual event brought blues lovers from far and wide to Gloucester, Massachusetts. Make sure to get your tickets early as music lovers from throughout the Northeast will look to get the best seats in this beautiful harborside park.
World-class blues will reverberate through the park with some of the nation’s finest performers playing from the Gloucester Blues stage. This year’s list of performers includes: Sugar Blue, Little Ed and the Blues Imperials, Albert Castiglia, Joanna Connor, Alexis P. Suter, Mitch Woods and the Juke Joint Five.

Located right on the harbor at beautiful Cressey’s Beach, the event will have a beer/wine garden and outstanding food and craft vendors. Bring your own chairs or blankets (sorry, no pets, no beach umbrellas, no carry-ins and no coolers).

Tickets are $28.00 in advance or $40.00 at the gate. VIP seats $50.00 online. Advance tickets are available online or at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce (City Blues sponsor) up until August 2nd. For further information, visit City onsite parking is $15.00.

Upcoming events: Festival by the Sea

An annual event coordinated with the Manchester Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, this all-day extravaganza taps into the long-line of local talent with musical and artistic performers alike. Visitors can take in the sights of Masconomo Park while surveying the art and handcrafted items from some of the finest talent assembled.

“Celebrating locally grown art, music and food” in downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea, this all day event will highlight not only the idyllic beauty of Cape Ann but also the incredible talent for which the area has become synonymous.

Tapping into the area’s wealth of musical and artistic talents, the family-friendly Festival will feature live music on two stages throughout the day, culminating in an evening waterfront concert in Masconomo Park. While walking through town, visitors will be able to peruse the art and handcrafted items created by some of the area’s finest artists, craftsmen, and jewelry designers. Local restaurants will showcase some of their most tempting creations while area farmers and co-ops will be on hand with locally grown fruits and vegetables. Festival by the Sea will most definitely provide visitors with a summertime glimpse into some of the best that Cape Ann has to offer. The event, starting at 10:00 am, is free and there will be ample parking and a complimentary shuttle to and from satellite parking areas. Mark your calendar and pack your blanket for a day of great music, inspired artistry and delicious, locally grown foods.

Upcoming Events: Annual Auction

Join us at the 28th Annual Auction!

Friday, July 17th 2015, at 5:00 pm at The Essex Room at Woodman’s

Auction Preview Thursday July 16th as part of Cape Ann Chamber Business After Hours – also at The Essex Room


The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce’s biggest event and Cape Ann’s premier social gathering is none other than the Cape Ann Chamber Annual Auction. With nearly 300 attendees, the Annual Auction is one of the largest on the North Shore. From Red Sox tickets to local artwork to wonderful whale watching adventures to exotic getaways, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Annual Auction is sure to have something for everyone!

Member Spotlight: Ryan & Wood Distilleries

Looking for something new to do?

Visit the spirit of Cape Ann- Ryan & Wood Distilleries..this is the first Distillery on the North Shore since the repeal of prohibition. It is a family owned craft distillery started in 2006 by North Shore natives.
Visitors to the distillery are able to see what goes in to the making of small batch distilled spirits as tours are offered two times each day Monday through Saturday. Tours are given at 10:00am and at 1:00pm and they are FREE. Plan to spend about an hour at the distillery learning about mashing, fermenting, distilling, barrel aging and bottling. There is also a good deal of local history that makes its way into the tour as distilling had quite a profound influence on the Boston area in days gone by.
Ryan & Wood was recently awarded “Best Distillery Tour” by Yankee Magazine in their best of New England edition. (June 2013).

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Cape Ann College Fair

The Cape Ann Chamber, in partnership with the three Cape Ann high schools and Essex Tech., held our first regional Cape Ann Career and College Fair on 20 May.

With 80 participating colleges, more than 50 business and education leaders, and about 300 participating students from 9 invited high schools – the event was fantastic! Not only was this a truly unique forum in which to provide our high school students tremendous educational and career information, but it was a showcase for our Cape Ann business and education communities as an amazing place in which to work and live!

Business Education Golf Tournament

On 18 May held our 26th Annual Business Education Golf Tournament, a portion of the proceeds from which go to supporting our college sponsorships and other eductional initiatives. With about 100 golfers participating, food on multiple holes, and over 20 items raffled away, a free fantastic afternoon has had by all on a great course and for a wonderful cause!

The scholarship winners will be announced at the Small Business Luncheon, Friday June 5th, at Castle Manor Inn – please feel free to join us it is open to the entire Cape Ann community.

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