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.
Come to the Sargent House Museum and learn how Americans like Judith Sargent Murray took tea in the 1770s, from brewing bohea to brewing revolution. Sample some of the teas thrown into Boston Harbor at the Boston Tea Party, and brew your own liberty tea.
The St. Peter's Fiesta, Gloucester's annual salute to its fishermen, religious celebration, and five-day carnival and family fun fest is a fun, safe tradition for families to enjoy. The festival is sponsored by the Italian-American fishing community of Gloucester, and has all kinds of family-oriented activities and events that celebrate the Italian and fishing traditions of the oldest sea port in the United States!
Hosted by The Bridge Cape Ann, this event is a kick-off for the summer at Mile Marker One with Marshall's Farm Stand. FREE Parking! FREE Admission! Kid Zone with Bouncy House, Pony Rides, Live Animals, Face Painting, Vehicles to explore from Gloucester Police Department (Official), Gloucester Fire Department, & the Coast Guard Station Gloucester.
Cape Ann residents — Gloucester, Essex, Rockport and Manchester-by-the-Sea — are welcome to enjoy the special exhibition Unfolding Histories (as well as all the other exhibits on view) on the fifth day of each month.
The mission of the EPYC Junior Programs is to develop in its participants an appreciation and love for being on the water in a safe, fun and supportive environment. With some brand new boats and programs, there is something for everyone this summer at Eastern Point. From Harbor Mice to safe boating and a maritime adventures camps offered each sessions. These programs complement our top notch learn to sail and race team programs. EPYC Junior Sailing programs are open to the public, so children can participate whether or not their families are members of the club.
United States Coast Guard Station Gloucester is having an open house and safe boating day! Stop by and learn all about the Coast Guard and its important role in Gloucester. The United States Coast Guard Station Gloucester annual Safe Boating Day Open House will feature local marine vendors, safe boating displays, flare demonstrations, tours of Coast Guard vessels, and more. Free to the public. Recreational boaters, commercial boaters, loads of fun for the kids!
For the last 10 years the Gloucester Public School District and Gloucester Education Foundation have organized this amazing community event which highlights the artistic gifts of the students in our city. This celebration features art and performances from children in every school in the Gloucester Public School District. Paintings, ceramics, photography, woodworking, theater pieces and musical performances will be on display throughout the downtown area — in City Hall, Sawyer Free Library, the Cape Ann Museum, and the Sculpture Park. Come and enjoy the talents of our students!
Climb aboard and set a course for fun & exploration! Through this week-long program students will learn to sail a traditional Gloucester fishing schooner while participating in exciting hands-on marine science and maritime heritage explorations at Maritime Gloucester & along the coast of the North Shore. Students will spend their first two days on shore exploring topics in marine science and maritime heritage in MG’s labs, aquarium and in the field.
Working together to build one boat, students will use woodworking tools, measuring, cutting, screwing and glueing while learning concepts of boat design (stability, speed, displacement, etc). In addition, students will explore other topics of marine science and maritime heritage in our museum, aquarium and waterfront site. A popular course last year, a second session could be offered if there is enough interest.