The Annual Middle Street Walk is a great way to experience Gloucester's Historic District while having fun with the family. For 2022 the walk will be more abbreviated than years past. The Festivities begin at 10am and go all the way through to the lighting of the lobster pot tree in downtown Gloucester! An updated schedule of this years walk will be available for download on December 1, 2022 at this link.
In the past during the Middle Street Walk, families could decorate ornaments for the holidays with the Cape Ann Museum at Gloucester City Hall, have a ride on the CATA Trolley, drop by Cape Ann Art Haven to paint a buoy for use as an ornament on the Lobster Trap Tree, have a try at sculpting ice on the corner of Pleasant and Main streets, take a museum tour, listen to concerts and watch dance recitals, and take part in the Gingerbread House Contest Display at Gloucester City Hall*! There's a lot to do and see, with the grand finale being the lighting of the Lobster Trap Tree in courthouse square!
Whether you come for a visit or experience all of the day's events, you and the kids will be sure to have fun!
Participating business and organizations include:
- Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
- Temple Ahavat Achim
- Sawyer Free Library
- Cape Ann Museum
- Cape Ann Art Haven
- Sargent House Museum
- Gloucester City Hall
- Saint John's Episcopal Church
- Miss Tinas Dance Studio
- Trinity Congregational Church of Gloucester
- Rose Baker Senior Center
- Girl Scout Troop #325
- Elementary and Middle School String Group
- Gloucester High School Chorus
- Cape Ann Big Band
- Gloucester Civic & Garden Council
- The Phyllis A. Marine Association