Festivals

Gloucester is home to many unique and entertaining festivals.

Strawberry Festival

Hosted by The Bridge Cape Ann and Cape Ann Marina & Resort,  this event is a kick-off for the summer at Mile Marker One with Marshall’s Farm Stand.

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St. Peter's Fiesta

A five-day festival honoring the patron saint of the fisherman Saint Peter. Parades, carnival, concerts, sporting competitions, and the legendary Greasy Pole event.

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Fishtown Horribles Parade

The Fish Town Horribles Parade has been a tradition since some of the first settlers came to Gloucester.

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Rockport Chamber Music Festival

Experience outstanding performances by world-renowned classical musicians from the Jupiter String Quartet to pianist Garrick Ohlsson.

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Gloucester Blues Festival

This annual music event brings blues lovers from far and wide to Gloucester’s Cressy Beach.

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Gloucester Waterfront Festival

Over 175 booths featuring juried artists and craftsmen from throughout the U.S. will display their unique creations.

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Gloucester Schooner Festival

The annual Gloucester Schooner Festival takes place on Labor Day weekend. It’s Gloucester’s major marine event.

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Gloucester Harvest Music Festival

An all-day music festival to support the Addison Gilbert Hospital Citizens Fund. Marketplace with artisans, farmers market, and beer/food tent.

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Fall Fest

Celebrate the season’s harvest at Fall Fest at Mile Marker One with Marshall’s Farm Stand, hosted by The Bridge Cape Ann and Cape Ann Marina & Resort.

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Cape Ann Plein Air

The annual Cape Ann Plein Air competition is a week-long event showcasing America’s top painters with artists demos, gala, and sale.

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Cape Ann Artisans Tour | Spring & Fall

The annual Cape Ann Artisans Tour is a three-day event which takes place twice a year – Spring and Fall. Plan your self-guided tour of 20 studios and meet the 23 artists.

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Essex ClamFest

The annual Essex ClamFest features the Clam Chowder Tasting and competition, plus vendors, and activities.

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Rockport Maker's Festival

Celebrate the holiday season at the Rockport Makers Festival and shop for the perfect handmade gifts in a seaside Christmas village.

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Rockport New Year's Eve

Ring in the new year at the annual New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts for all ages taking place in 17 venues in downtown Rockport, all within walking distance of one another.

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