Gloucester

Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930 & 01931

Family Fun Day: The Fishing Families of Gloucester

Cape Ann Museum.  Familiy Fun Days - Fishing Families of Gloucester

Explore the by-gone world of the Gloucester dory fisherman and welcome the new 10’7” dory to the CAM Activity Center!  The authentic vessel, built by heritage dory builder/fisherman Geno Mondello of Maritime Gloucester’s Dory Shop, will go next to the existing ship’s wheel.  Children can climb on board to simulate dory rowing and shore fishing and dress up as fishermen and other maritime figures.

When: 
Saturday, January 10, 2014 10:30am-3pm
Location: 
Cape Ann Museum

Solstice Cape Ann Farmer's Market

Cape Ann Farmers' Market will offer a great opportunity to pack your cupboard wi

At the Cape Ann Farmers' Market Solstice Market, you'll find ave a chance to fill your cupboard with locally produced food just in time for the holidays! Pick up last minute gifts, food and meet up with your community before hibernating with your family and friends! You could even buy a gift membership for a friend this holiday season and share lots of fun times at the market together next growing season!  A gift that truly keeps on giving!

When: 
Saturday, December 20, 2014 10am-1pm

Winter Solstice Stroll

Come for a twilight hike around Ravenswood park to celebrate the Winter Solstice

A candlelight stroll at twilight in Ravenswood Park is a wonderful way to celebrate the Winter Soltice! join us as we celebrate the winter solstice in our favorite woodland park followed by a snack of S’mores and hot chocolate around a warm fire. Pre-registration required.

When: 
Saturday, December 20, 2014 4-6 PM
Location: 
Ravenswood Park

Middle Street Walk 2014

The lighting of the Lobster Trap Tree is part of Middle Street Walk's finale.

The 17th annual Middle Street Walk is a great way to experience Gloucester's Historic District while having fun with the family. The Festivities begin at 11 am and go all the way through to the lighting of the lobster pot tree in downtown Gloucester! Pick up a Schedule of Events and get your walk on!  A whole day of FREE activities, shows and events await for all the members of the family. 

When: 
Saturday, December 13, 2014 11am - 4:30pm
Location: 
Downtown Gloucester

Present-Making Workshop at Maritime Gloucester

Make nautically themed holiday gifts and decorations at Maritime Gloucester!

Come to Maritime Gloucester for a fun holiday gift making workshop for kids ages 5 through 12 years old.  Participants will make 2 fun crafts using recycled materials in the Sarah Fraser Robbins Classroom. Space is limited, so register early! Parents are required to stay for this workshop - no dropoffs!

When: 
Saturday,December 13, 2014 10am-12pm
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

Paint Your Own Buoy - Friday

Paint a buoy ornament for the Gloucester Lobster Trap Tree at Art Haven!

All ages are welcome for two days of public buoy painting at Cape Ann Art Haven in Gloucester! Bring your inner artist and paint a buoy for use as decoration on the Gloucester Lobster Trap Buoy Tree.  Buoys will be on display throughout the Holiday season, and then they'll be auctioned off in January at Art Haven's Annual Buoy Auction Fundraiser!

When: 
Friday, December 12, 2014 3-6pm
When: 
Saturday, December 13, 2014 10am-4pm
Location: 
Cape Ann Art Haven

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Ms. Colleen

Join an art session in Gloucester Ma designed just for the young artist!

Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play.

When: 
each week day morning 10:15-11:15am
Location: 
Island Art & Hobby

Paint Your Own Buoy - Saturday

Paint a buoy ornament for the Gloucester Lobster Trap Tree at Art Haven!

All ages are welcome for two days of public buoy painting at Cape Ann Art Haven ! Bring your inner artist and paint a buoy for use as decoration on the Gloucester Lobster Trap Buoy Tree.  Buoys will be on display throughout the Holiday season, and then they'll be auctioned off in January at Art Haven's Annual Buoy Auction Fundraiser!

When: 
Friday, December 12, 2014 3-6pm
When: 
Saturday, December 13, 2014 10am-4pm
Location: 
Cape Ann Art Haven

Santa at Sea Evening Cruise

Take a cruise with Santa aboard the Beauport Princess out of Gloucester Harbor M

Beauport Princess Cruiseline is creating a new Holiday Tradition, and you're invited! Take a cruise aboard the Beauport Princess around Gloucester Harbor, sing holiday carols with elves, listen to a reading of 'The Night Before Christmas', and enjoy a visit from Santa himself!  Due to popular demand Beauport Princess has added this evening cruise to meet the busy holiday schedules of North Shore families!

When: 
Saturday, December 6, 2014 6-7:30pm

Gloucester's Santa Parade & Tree Lighting

Santa will come to Gloucester to launch the Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting -

The annual Gloucester Holiday Parade has been a Gloucester tradition for many years. Come enjoy the parade, Santa, and the tree lighting at Kent Circle!  Volunteers will line up parade participants at the State Fish Pier on Parker Street at 2:00 PM and will guide them through downtown Gloucester and on to Kent Circle for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

When: 
Sunday, November 30, 2014 3pm
Location: 
Downtown Gloucester
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