Events – Things To Do In Gloucester

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Gloucester Welcoming Center Open House

Gloucester Welcoming Center Open House

May 24, 5:30pm - May 24, 7:30pm

Stage Fort Park
9 Hough Ave
Gloucester, MA  01930 Map

Celebrate the Annual Welcoming Center Open House! Join Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, the City of Gloucester's Tourism Commission, in cooperation with Discover Gloucester, and all businesses catering to the visitor market as we celebrate the OPENING of the WELCOMING CENTER and the beginning of the visitor season. Enjoy beverages and delicious food items donated by Harborview Inn, Sea Glass, Mile Marker, Gloucester House, Seaport Grille, Captain Carlo's, Top Side Grille, Latitude 43, Vista Motel and Cape Ann Coffee. This is the PERFECT OPPORTUNITY for you to bring your brochures, rack cards and business collateral, to market and to tell your story to the tourism community.... ExpandSee Less

May 24th Paint Your Own Family Name Sign: for Veterans Memorial

May 24th Paint Your Own Family Name Sign: for Veterans Memorial

May 24, 6:30pm - May 24, 9:30pm

Mile Marker One
75 Essex Ave
Gloucester, MA  01930 Map

In this fun workshop students will paint their own custom family signboard using Heirloom Traditions Chalk Paint. Everyone will learn basic painting and finishing techniques and will take home their own work of art by the end of the class. $10 of your fee benefits Veterans' Memorial School This event will be held at Mile Marker One, in Gloucester, Ma

Rock Bound Opening Reception

Rock Bound Opening Reception

Jun 3, 3:00pm - Jun 3, 5:00pm

Cape Ann Museum
27 Pleasant St
Gloucester, MA  01930 Map

Please join us for the opening reception of Rock Bound: Painting the American Scene on Cape Ann and Along the Shore. Free for CAM members or with Museum admission. A series of related programs will be offered in conjunction with this exhibition. In the years immediately following the Civil War, Cape Ann set out on a path that would make it one of New England’s most vibrant and influential art colonies of the early 20th century. As the foundation on which this growth took place was broad, with countless artists working in a myriad of media, no one trend or style would come to dominate the emerging colony. There did arise, however, a fascination with capturing the "American Scene" as embodied on Cape Ann and in the surrounding areas. With paintings drawn from private collections and the Museum’s own holdings, Rock Bound will explore the ways in which an array of artists sought to capture the natural beauty of the area, the power of the ocean and the hardscrabble way of life that was quickly disappearing in other areas. The exhibit will also explore how artists placed local populations and traditions in their context, whether it was carpenters working in the shipyards of Essex, women and children relaxing on wide sandy beaches, or fishermen and quarrymen pursuing their timeless and dangerous ways of life. Artists featured in Rock Bound will include Jane Peterson, Martha Walter, Gifford Beal, Leon Kroll, Marsden Hartley and Stuart Davis among others.... ExpandSee Less

4th Annual Strawberry Festival

4th Annual Strawberry Festival

Jun 10, 11:00am - Jun 10, 4:00pm

Mile Marker One
75 Essex Ave
Gloucester, MA  01930 Map

We're back - and we'll have more details soon, but you can expect: farm fresh food, 50+ local vendors, live music, pony rides, dunk tank, bouncy houses, alpacas, adoptable puppies, face painting, police vehicles, Sam Adams, tons of fun :)

Tall Ships Boston Sightseeing Cruises with Cape Ann Whale W

Tall Ships Boston Sightseeing Cruises with Cape Ann Whale W

Jun 16, 7:00pm - Jun 22, 8:00pm

Cape Ann Whale Watch
415 Main St
Gloucester, MA  01930 Map

You will sail to the Boston Tall Ships on the beautiful, comfortable “Hurricane II”. The fastest, most stable and comfortable vessel of its kind in Massachusetts, north of Boston. The Hurricane II is 115 feet long with over 400 ft of space along the railings of the upper and lower observation decks for optimum viewing space. There is a heated, furnished indoor cabin with a full service galley serving hot meals, snacks and cold beverages as well as a fully stocked bar with local brews, popular beer, wine and mixed drinks. All Tall Ships Boston cruises are narrated by Cynde McInnis, local Tall Ship expert and voice of the local cable channel 12 presentation of Tall Ships in 2000. Come to Gloucester and enjoy a fun catered boat cruise with entertainment and narration, in and out of Boston. PARK FOR FREE! The last time the Boston Tall Ships were here was 2000, All of our trips sold out. There are FIVE trips to choose from! Reserve online at www.bostontallships2017.com or call 800-877-5110.... ExpandSee Less