Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930 & 01931

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh

Kids attend an art class 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

Morning at the Museum

Drop off your 6-12 year old at Cape Ann Museum to learn about art and history

Morning at the Museum is a drop off program for children ages 6 to 12. Visit the Museum for art and history activities from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on select Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the summer. This program is $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members. Space is limited. Reservations are required.

Select Tuesdays and Fridays through August 2015 10-11:30am
Cape Ann Museum

Gloucester Schooner Festival

The Gloucester Schooner Festival celebrates maritime, sailing and fishing herita

The Gloucester Schooner Festival is a  wonderful celebration of Gloucester's fishing and maritime history during labor day weekend. This year's festival, hosted by Maritime Gloucester,  is Gloucester’s major marine event, with participating vessels coming from ports along the Eastern seaboard and beyond. There will be both large and small vessels—ranging from 19 feet to over 100 feet in length. You will see new boats and old boats, from newly built (Ardelle - launched 2011) to over 100 years old!

Labor Day Weekend, September 4-6, 2015
Rain Date: Monday September 7, 2015
Downtown Gloucester
Gloucester Harbor

Coast Guard Open House and Tours

Gloucester's US Coast Gaurd Station has an open house during the Schooner Festiv

United States Coast Guard Station Gloucester is having an open house during the Gloucester Schooner Festival!  Stop by and learn all about the Coast Guard and its important role in Gloucester!  Tour the operations center at the station, climb aboard one of the station's motor life boats and get up close and personal with the super fast response boat!

Saturday, September 5, 2015 10am-2pm
Sunday, August 6, 2015 10am-2pm

Maritime Community Day

On Maritime Community Day, admission is free at Maritime Gloucester!

Maritime Gloucester invites all to maritime community day! Come see the schooners docked at the pier including the Schooner Ardelle & Schooner Adventure.  Admission is FREE ffrom 10am-3pm. Take a schooner tour or sail, learn about whales, watch Captains Courageous, print with fish and more!

Saturday, August 22, 2015 10am-8pm
Maritime Gloucester

SFL: Tuesday Afternoon Minecraft in the Teen Zone

Minecraft, Mario, Wii U at Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester Ma

Sawyer Free Library invites teens grades 6+ to the Teen Zone for free Minecraft gaming time!
Two sessions are available.

  • 1 - 3 p.m.
  • 3 - 5:45 p.m.

Grades 6 and up welcome!

Tuesdays in August from 1:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Sawyer Free Library

Fish Box Derby

The Gloucester Fish Box Derby encourages teamwork and friendly competition!

The Fish Box Derby Race is a family event that focuses on teamwork and fun! Contestants race their own cars, built on their design and with the assistance of their parent, grandparent, or other adult influence in their lives. Boys and Girls from ages eight to fourteen are eligible to enter (there are no fees to enter). The cars reflect each individual style and mechanical abilities.  Registrants must be 8-14 years old.

Sunday September 20, 2015 at Noon
Downtown Gloucester

Gloucester Waterfront Festival

Come to Stage Fort Park in Gloucester for the 33rd Annual Waterfront Festival.

Historic Stage Fort Park along Gloucester Harbor will once again blossom into the colorful 33rd Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival. A collection of over 175 Juried Artists and Craftsmen from throughout the U.S. will display their unique creations, live music, plus delicious ethnic foods. A pancake breakfast and traditional New England Lobster Bake complement this picture perfect seaport event!

Saturday and Sunday, August 15 & 16, 2015 9am - 6pm
Stage Fort Park

Downtown Gloucester Block Party

Food, music, live entertainment, dance, craft and fun come together for a great

Food, music, live entertainment, dance, craft and fun come together for a great family time at the Downtown Gloucester Block every Third Saturday through September! Five music stages, shopping 'til 11pm, outside sidewalk dining, live dance performances and all kinds of other fun things to do make the streets come alive. Kids will love the singers and roaming magician, and they'll find games, facepainting, kids snacks, balloons, giant chess and more in 'Kids Town'!

Third Saturday monthly June - September, 2015
Downtown Gloucester

Waterfront Summer Cinema: Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams a the Gloucester Waterfront Cinema

Come enjoy a movie projected on a giant screen on the waterfront, under the stars in downtown Gloucester Massachusetts! Bring a lawn chair, blanket and your family for a night of Hollywood blockbuster fun! Food and refreshments will be available starting at 6pm, and movies will begin at dark!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 7pm
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