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Gran Prix Gloucester

Gran Prix of Gloucester

Gran Prix of Gloucester
Stage Fort Park, Gloucester
Take a dramatic harborfront park at the height of fall foliage season. Set up a twisting grass, dirt and asphalt racecourse with challenging obstacles. Unleash a crowd of world class cyclists to charge through the sharp curves and jump the barriers. Add screaming, cowbell ringing fans incited by dynamic announcers. What do you have? One of the premier bicycle races in the country, right here in Gloucester.

The Gran Prix of Gloucester is two days of international caliber races where competitors from all over the US, Canada & Europe converge to race on the most beautiful race course in North America.
gpgloucester.com

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Cape Ann Artisans Spring Studio Tour

Cape Ann Artisans Fall Studio Tour

Cape Ann Artisans Fall Studio Tour
Gloucester and Rockport
10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Free, self-guided tour of 19 artisan studios open to the public. Meet the artists and see their newest work in the beautiful places where it is created. Brochures with tour maps are available at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce in Gloucester, the Rockport Visitor Center on Upper Main Street as well as at each artisan’s studio or download brochure at capeannartisans.com.

Cape Ann Farmers' Market

Cape Ann Farmers’ Market

The Cape Ann Farmers’ Market is a thriving local food and educational community event. The Cape Ann Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from June 2 through October 6 from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, featuring over 60 vendors, live music and children’s activities.

Located in beautiful Stage Fort Park, there is free parking during market hours. Eligible Cape Ann Farmers’ Market vendors accept EBT/SNAP, WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market Coupons. Bus service runs from The Rose Baker Senior Center to the farmers’ market.

Cape Ann Farmers’ Market includes over 72 food and craft vendors featuring local farms, prepared and ready made foods, jams and jellies, fresh salsa, homemade pasta, local cheese, honey, sausage and maple syrup and tons more! We also feature live music, work by local artists, educational booths, a weekly children’s activity sponsored by Cape Ann Art Haven , cooking demonstrations, and Seafood Throw-down cooking contests, which create a festive, community-building atmosphere.

More information can be found at capeannfarmersmarket.org.

Gloucester Block Party

Gloucester Block Party

Gloucester Block Party – In 2016 the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce partnered with the City of Gloucester to organize the summer Block Parties. The Chamber looks forward to bringing a renewed energy to the Block Parties and to working with you to help bring exciting and fun Festivities to the Downtown area!

The Gloucester Block parties are fun, festive events that bring downtown to life! A portion of Main Street is closed off between 5:00 and 10:00 PM, allowing for music, entertainment and outdoor dining and shopping. This family-friendly event has something for everyone!
Find Details information at gloucesterblockparty.com.

2016 Dates
July 16, 2016
August 20, 2016
September 2, 2016

Gloucester Schooner Festival

Gloucester Schooner Festival

Gloucester Schooner Festival – September 2 – 4, 216
Gloucester Harbor
The 32nd annual Gloucester Schooner Festival takes place on Labor Day weekend. It’s Gloucester’s major marine event, with participating vessels coming from ports along the Eastern Seaboard. There are both large and small vessels—ranging from 19 feet to over 125 feet in length. The Mayor’s Race is the signature event of the Schooner Festival and takes place on Sunday, with over 20 large schooners expected to compete. The Schooner Festival also offers plenty of shore side events including Maritime Heritage Day on Saturday and the Parade of Sail on Sunday morning along the Boulevard promenade (Stacy Boulevard, Route 127) as the large schooners head out to sea for the Mayor’s Race. gloucesterschoonerfestival.net

(Photo Credit: Arlene Taliadoros)

Cape Ann Farmers' Market

Cape Ann Farmers’ Market

The Cape Ann Farmers’ Market is a thriving local food and educational community event. The Cape Ann Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from June 2 through October 6 from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, featuring over 72 vendors, live music and children’s activities.

Located in beautiful Stage Fort Park, there is free parking during market hours. Eligible Cape Ann Farmers’ Market vendors accept EBT/SNAP, WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market Coupons. Bus service runs from The Rose Baker Senior Center to the farmers’ market.

Cape Ann Farmers’ Market includes over 72 food and craft vendors featuring local farms, prepared and ready made foods, jams and jellies, fresh salsa, homemade pasta, local cheese, honey, sausage and maple syrup and tons more! We also feature live music, work by local artists, educational booths, a weekly children’s activity sponsored by Cape Ann Art Haven , cooking demonstrations, and Seafood Throw-down cooking contests, which create a festive, community-building atmosphere.

More information can be found at capeannfarmersmarket.org.

Gloucester Block Party

Gloucester Block Party

Gloucester Block Party – 2016 the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce partnered with the City of Gloucester to organize the summer Block Parties. The Chamber looks forward to bringing a renewed energy to the Block Parties and to working with you to help bring exciting and fun Festivities to the Downtown area!

The Gloucester Block parties are fun, festive events that bring downtown to life! A portion of Main Street is closed off between 5:00 and 10:00 PM, allowing for music, entertainment and outdoor dining and shopping. This family-friendly event has something for everyone!
Find Details information at gloucesterblockparty.com.

2016 Dates
July 16, 2016
August 20, 2016
September 2, 2016

Gloucester Waterfront Festival

Gloucester Waterfront Festival

Historic Stage Fort Park along Gloucester Harbor blossoms into the colorful Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival each year.

Over 50,000 people attend this spectacular event and view the works of over 200 Juried Artists and Craftsmen from throughout the U.S.A. Continuous live music, traditional New England Seafood, a fabulous pancake breakfast and Antique Cars complement this picture perfect seaport event!

Exhibits include Fine Jewelry, Watercolors, Pottery, Custom Signs, Bird Houses, Quilts, Silk & Dried Floral Arrangements, Wildlife Art, Dolls, Pressed Flowers, Painted Antiques, Photography, Metal Sculpture, Sand stone, Carved Birds, Maps, Fiber Arts, Stained Glass, Music Boxes, Scroll Work, Masks, Candles, Copper, Wood Burning, Slate, Tapestry Bags, Nautical Crafts, Shaker Style Furniture, Oils, Primitive and Folk Art.

Come and sample an array of gourmet delights such as Herbal Dips, Trail Mixes, Jams & Jellies, Maple Products, Dried Fruit & Nuts, Salsa, Mustards, Vinegar’s and more.

Free live “family style” entertainment includes Contemporary Rock, Folk Music and performance art.

North Shore Old Car Club will display over 75 Antique Autos on Sunday.

The Gloucester Waterfront Festival runs from 9am to 6pm each day.

Handicap Accessible and friendly pets, on a leash, are welcome.
Location: Stage Fort Park, 24 Hough Avenue in Gloucester, MA.

Directions: From Route 128 North to Exit 14.
Admission is FREE and the Festival is held Rain or Shine.

For more information, visit capeannchamber.com.

Gloucester Blues Festival

Gloucester Blues Festival

Now in its 5th year, the Gloucester Blues Festival annual event brings 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 harbor side 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: Tas Cru, Anika Chambers, Bruce Katz, Sean Chambers, Slam Allen, Mr.Sipp and Popa Chubby.

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 March 1st. Advance tickets are available online or at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce (City Blues sponsor) up until August 2.

City onsite parking is $15.00.

GloucesterBluesFestival.com

Cape Ann Farmers' Market

Cape Ann Farmers’ Market

The Cape Ann Farmers’ Market is a thriving local food and educational community event. The Cape Ann Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from June 2 through October 6 from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, featuring over many vendors, live music and children’s activities.

Located in beautiful Stage Fort Park, there is free parking during market hours. Eligible Cape Ann Farmers’ Market vendors accept EBT/SNAP, WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market Coupons. Bus service runs from The Rose Baker Senior Center to the farmers’ market.

Cape Ann Farmers’ Market includes over 72 food and craft vendors featuring local farms, prepared and ready made foods, jams and jellies, fresh salsa, homemade pasta, local cheese, honey, sausage and maple syrup and tons more! We also feature live music, work by local artists, educational booths, a weekly children’s activity sponsored by Cape Ann Art Haven , cooking demonstrations, and Seafood Throw-down cooking contests, which create a festive, community-building atmosphere.

More information can be found at capeannfarmersmarket.org