Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930 & 01931

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.

Each week day morning 10:15-11:15am

Cape Ann Kids' PMC Bike Ride

Kids are encouraged to ride their bikes to raise money for the Pan Mass Challeng

The Pan-Mass Challenge Cape Ann Kids' Ride will be one of many PMC Kids Rides held in neighborhoods throughout New England and beyond. Through the PMC Kids Rides program, nearly 6,000 cyclists between the ages of two and 15 will ride between one and 26 miles in mini-bike-a-thons to raise money for cancer research.

Cape Ann PMC welcome kids from all over the North Shore, especially Manchester, Essex, Rockport and of course Gloucester to get together for fun and the ultimate goal – raising funds for the Jimmy Fund to battle cancer. Every child who wants to ride is welcome to ride!

Saturday, June 20, 2015 9am-noon

Annisquam Arts - Summer Studio for Kids 2015

Summer Art and Photography Program for Kids on Cape Ann, Annisquam Arts, Glouces

Welcome to Annisquam Arts, an inspiring children’s summer studio! We're gearing up for our 21st season of art-making fun on scenic Cape Ann!

Young artists, ages 6-14, of all skill levels are welcome in our high-energy and imaginative morning and afternoon summer workshops. Participants will have a blast exploring a wide range of mediums, materials and techniques in the whimsical Gloucester studio of professional artist and teacher Dawn Southworth. The in-depth art experience is unrivaled by any other offerings on the North Shore. For nearly two decades, parents have been amazed by the quality of the materials and scope of the projects.

Small classes and individual instruction nurture all levels of ability. Our workshops are all about fun and exploration. No coloring in the lines here!

Register today as space is limited.

To register online or for more information contact

Schooner Challenge Benefit

The Schooner Challenge is a fundraiser for the Essex Shipbuilding Museum!

Hop aboard one of three Essex-built schooners and take part in a fun evening of friendly competition that raises funds for presewrve Essex-built Schooners.  Join the crew of Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, Schooner Ardelle or Schooner Fame of Salem to take part in unique schooner challenges including: knot tying, weighing anchor, man-overboard drills, sailing a marked course, song writing, sail raising and whatever else the captians can dream up!  

Monday, June 1, 2015 6-8pm
Maritime Gloucester

Touch a Truck and Chowderfest Gloucester

Kids (and adults) can get up close and personal with all kinds of trucks

Is your toddler a Tonka fan? Your fourth grader fond of fire trucks? Bring them to Gloucester’s Touch a Truck event to benefit the Fishtown Horribles Parade and watch their faces light up as they clamber into their toys come to life! The Touch a Truck event will also play host to a chowderfest! Come sample some local interpretations of this New England classic and vote to see who has the best chowder around! All proceeds will go to fund the Annual Fishtown Horribles Parade in July!

Saturday, May 30, 2015 9am-2pm

Gloucester Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day in Gloucester MA

The annual parade in Gloucester begins forms at 8:45 and begins at Monday at 9 a.m. at Gloucester High School . All veterans are encouraged to participate, joining members of AMVETS, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and the Disabled American Veterans. The parade will march down Centennial Avenue to Grant Circle where the main ceremony will be held at the WWII memorial and then return to the high school for a Vietnam memorial ceremony dollowed by a luncheon at the Veterans Center on Emerson Avenue. 

Monday, May 25, 2015 9am
Downtown Gloucester

The Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner 2015

 Proceeds from the Open Door Empty Bowl dinner benefit community programs.

The Open Door will hold its annual Empty Bowl Dinner on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 4-8 pm at Cruiseport Gloucester.  Share in a simple meal of soup, bread and a cookie and take the dinner bowl home as a reminder of someone in need of a meal. Empty Bowl events are held nationally to generate awareness concerning hunger and to raise money for local hunger-relief programs.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 4-8pm.
Cruiseport Gloucester

Mother's Day Cruise on Beauport Princess

Take a dining cruise on Mothers' Day aboard the Beauport Princess out of Glouces

Beauport Princess Cruiseline has a special treat for North Shore moms! Don't miss your chance to give your Mom a Mother's Day she'll remember! Enjoy a gorgeous buffet complete with Carved Ham, Baked Haddock, Eggs Benedict and much more! Tickets: $58 Adult/$28 Children. Call today to reserve your tickets today before we're sold out!

Sunday, May 10, 2015 11am-2pm

Spring Skating Show

Cape Ann Skating

Don't miss the 41st Annual Spring Skating Show hosted by the Cape Ann Skating Club. Come see performances by the adorably young skaters to the amazing senior club skaters with a special performance by a Boston based synchronize skating team. It's sure to be an amazing show to watch.

Saturday - May 9, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Gloucester Public School Arts Festival

Gloucester Public School Arts Festival - a showcase of Gloucester's young talent

Join the Gloucester Education Foundation in honoring the multi-faceted pool of talent that makes up the population of the Gloucester Public Schools. Kids of all ages make beautiful and amazing art and the creators of the citywide festival seek to celebrate GPS students, their art and those helping our students live, learn and create every day. Come to Downtown Gloucester for a full day of performances and exhibitions that cover a wide range of arts, from ballroom dancing to a day long community art project that is created by participants and visitors alike.

Saturday, May 9, 2015 11am-3pm
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