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St. Peter’s Fiesta

June 22, 2016 - June 26, 2016

St. Peter's Fiesta - David Cox Photography

St. Peter’s Fiesta – Each June, on the weekend closest to the Feast Day of St. Peter, the Italian-American fishing community of Gloucester comes together to celebrate the patron saint of fishermen, St. Peter. The St. Peter’s Fiesta of recent years provides a varied program certain to be of interest to all. The entire Italian-American section of Gloucester is decorated with flags, bunting, colored lights and streamers. Music is played on the bandstand every evening of the Fiesta and on Sunday morning an open air mass is conducted in the square. Later in the afternoon, the crowds witness the blessing of the fishing fleet. Street vendors and a small carnival create a festive experience. Various sporting events are held each day, including the Greasy Pole and the Seine Boat Race. St. Peter’s Fiesta is a long-standing Gloucester tradition and a feast for the senses.

(Photo Credit: David Cox)


June 22, 2016
June 26, 2016
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St. Peter’s Square
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States + Google Map

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