Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930 & 01931

Stargazing at Halibut Point

The GAAC invites you to discover the the world of Astromony at the Halibut Point

The Gloucester Area Astronomy Club invites you to Halibut Point State Park, one of the best places to view the night sky! Join the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club at the visitors center to view the wonders of the sky. Telescopes will be set up for viewing and local astronomers will be on hand for a star-studded experience. Dress warmly for the weather.  Appropriate for families with children.

Saturday, July 18, 2015 8-10pm

Parade, Fireworks & Concert on Gloucester Harbor

The FREE Annual Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza Concert features Cap

The Gloucester Fund and Ringo Tarr present a Free Concert on Gloucester Harbor to kick off the Independence Day weekend! Concert features The Runaround Sound.

Friday, July 3, 2015 5pm-11pm
Gloucester Boulevard

Saint Peter's Fiesta 5k

The Cape Ann YMCA Saint Peter's Fiesta 5k encourages kids to enter.

The Saint Peter's Fiesta 5k Road Race hosted by the Cape Ann YMCA is a healthy opportunity for families to be directly involved with this traditional community celebration in Gloucester!  Kids are encouraged to enter, and all funds raised by the race go to the Cape Ann YMCA Summer Camps program. The race starts at beautiful Stage Fort Park and ends in the heart of the Fiesta celebration in Saint Peter's Square.

Thursday, June 25, 2015 6:30pm
Stage Fort Park
Saint Peter's Square

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

Gloucester Stage Summer Youth Acting Workshops

Heidi Dallin's workshop at the Gloucester Stage is an introduction to Profession

Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop exposes young people to professional theatre during a 6 week acting program for children ages 6 to 18 for Summer 2015! The Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop provides young people an opportunity to develop self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills to use in their daily life as well as to introduce them to the skills necessary for professional theatre. A professional training program, the workshops include an introduction to theatre basics such as theatre games, improvisation, movement, vocal and physical expression, character preparation, scene study, storytelling, writing, public speaking and confidence building training.

Cape Ann Relay for Life

The Cape Ann Relay for Life will be held at Burnham's Field in Gloucester Massac


The Cape Ann Relay for Life is a community event that raises funds funds for the American Cancer Society and creates an opportunity to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember lost loved ones, and fight back against the disease.  The 2013 Relay will take place at Newell Stadium at the Gloucester High School .

Saturday, June 20, 2015 12:00 Noon to 10:00 pm
Burnham's Field

Renaissance of Ravenswood: Walk Through the Centuries

Explore the history of Ravenswood with the Trustees of Reservations in Glouceste

Rescued Road, Revolution & Renaissance - Walk through history at Ravenswood Park! Ravenswood, over the centuries, has changed from once a main thoroughfare, to a backwoods, and now to our favorite local refuge. On this guided walk, we'll see the evidence from the past and learn the stories of a colorful cast of characters who help make Ravenswood the unique and special place we all treasure today. Pre-Registration requested

Second Sunday of each month through November 2015 1-3pm
Ravenswood Park

Schooner Adventure Open House

Schooner Adventure's Open House

Bring the family to see this newly-restored Gloucester schooner, learn some maritime history and have some fun! The Schooner Adventure will be hosting an Open House with free admission at Maritime Gloucester! See Schooner Adventure fully commissioned and ready to sail. She’s “Fast and Able”, legendary for her grace, prolific fishing career, and her steadfastness in the face of the Atlantic’s fiercest storms. National Historic Landmark Adventure, sails once again from Gloucester’s harbor. Learn about Membership Benefits and how to hoist the sails with our crew.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 10 am-5pm
Maritime Gloucester

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

Cape Ann Farmers' Market

The Cape Ann Farmers Market is one of many North Shore Farmers' Markets

At the Cape Ann Farmers' Market you'll find plenty of farm-fresh produce, meat & local seafood, as well as lots of fun stuff for the entire family. There are activities like finger painting for the kids and cooking demonstrations for “Top Chef” wanna-bes, and melt-in-your-mouth local gelato. 

Thursdays June 11 through October 8, 2015 3pm - 6:30pm
Stage Fort Park
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