Gloucester, Massachusetts

Discover Gloucester Massachusetts, just 45 minutes from Boston! Home to America’s oldest seaport, Gloucester offers rich maritime history, fresh-caught seafood, an active working waterfront, and several of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Enjoy adventures by land, and by sea, and experience the best of New England’s natural beauty on the coast. Gloucester is alive with arts and cultural attractions, theater, museums, boating, events & festivals, award-winning cuisine, boutiques, and a walkable downtown. There is so much to explore!

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Happy Pride Month

Happy Pride! Pride Month happens every June, and commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York, celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community and the fight for equal rights. The City of Gloucester is flying its Pride Flag at City Hall to demonstrate support, advocacy, equity, and welcoming for all members of the LGBTQIA+ community. If you’re visiting during the month of June, find events and sites to explore at discovergloucester.com/events.

Summer Parking Updates:

The City of Gloucester’s non-resident beach parking reservation system is now open! Click here to learn more about reserving beach parking, the Blinkay reservation app, and parking rates.

If you’re planning to park in downtown Gloucester during your visit, be sure to review the City’s Parking Kiosk FAQs here.

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A sneak peek of our newest video. Discover Gloucester with us as we get a behind the scenes look at @beauport_hotel, Stacy Boulevard, and Pavilion Beach. Watch the video on YouTube @discovergloucester - link in bio. #discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester @realtor_katelyn @goodmorninggloucester ...

Happy Pride!🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️

Continuing in the city’s tradition of supporting diversity, students from Gloucester High School, along with City of Gloucester officials, raised a Pride Flag at City Hall to kick off Pride Month.

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A citation from Mayor Greg Verga was delivered by City Council President Valerie Gilman. Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante and Senator Bruce Tarr each remarked on the celebrations of diversity, inclusion, and authenticity in Gloucester, as did members of the community.

#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester #pride #happypride #prideflag #LGBTQIA
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A whale watch is a great way to see one of natures greatest animals in their natural habitat! @7seaswhalewatch voyages depart daily from 7 Seas Wharf on Rogers Street.

7 Seas Whale Watch is our featured Business Spotlight of the week. To reserve your space or learn more about the whales and other amazing creatures you can see on your next trip, visit: www.7seaswhalewatch.com

#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester #whalewatch #7seas #gloucesterharbor #manorthshore
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Gloucester`s Stacy Boulevard is lined with American flags as we honor and remember our country`s fallen service members this Memorial Day. Thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers who make this memorial display possible.

📸: Elizabeth Carey

#discovergloucster #rediscovergloucester #memorialday #stacyboulevard
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Join @EmersonInn, for their monthly Full Moon Rising Party!

This month the Headland band from Rockport will be joining the party on the Veranda. It is free to attend with picnic food available for purchase, a cash bar and a lovely buffet dinner (reservations are required for the buffet). Come enjoy watching the moon rise over the ocean, a sight that is so worth the taking the time to enjoy.

Reservations for the buffet are required -- and only those enjoying the buffet will be guaranteed a table. To learn more or make your buffet reservations, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moonrise-party-featuring-the-headlands-tickets-639855313467

#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester #moonrise #rockport #oceanfrontparty #emersoninn
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Celebrate Cape Ann Foodie Tours` 10th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting with the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce at the big buoy on Harbor Loop at 4:30pm today!

Learn more about Cape Ann Foodie Tours, and plan your Gloucester foodie experience at www.capeannfoodietours.com.
#DiscoverGloucester #ReDiscoverGloucester
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Join @gloucester400+ for "Literary Gloucester: A Walking Tour" to embark on a journey through Gloucester`s beautiful downtown with a local literary expert!

Walk the same streets that inspired the works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Rudyard Kipling and other luminaries to hear amazing stories from Gloucester`s expansive literary history.

📆Date: Saturday, May 27 and the last Saturday of each month through September.
⏰Time: 10:00am
📍Meeting Point: 21 Main St. (temporary location of the Sawyer Free Library)

For more information, visit: www.gloucesterma400.org

#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester #walkingtour #literarygloucester #bookwormsunite #unveilingliteraryhistory
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@1606restaurantandoysterbar provides oceanfront New England fine dining at it’s best. Whether you are looking for the perfect venue for an intimate dinner celebrating a special occasion, corporate meeting, or holiday gathering, 1606 provides warm décor, seaside vistas, and a relaxed upscale atmosphere, bringing you a Cape Ann dining experience unlike any other. Featuring a delectably fresh raw bar and international conversas, enjoy delicious Modern American cuisine prepared with fresh local ingredients by Executive Chef Jonathan McKechnie before enjoying a nightcap with your group in the cozy lounge.

1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar is our featured Business Spotlight of the week. To learn more or make a reservation call 978.491.5090.

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Gloucester`s Visitor Welcoming Center at Stage Fort Park is decked out for the @gloucester400 + anniversary. They will be open for the season next Friday, May 26!

#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester #stagefort #gloucester400+
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Happy Valley, THE Cannabis Company and sponsor of the Boston Calling Red Stage, is giving away various sets of tickets to Boston Calling on Memorial Day weekend at the Harvard Athletic Complex! Want tickets? Stop by their Gloucester location to enter to win! No purchase necessary. Winners are announced on Tuesday on @happyvalleymass stories! Terms and conditions apply.

#discoverglopucester #rediscovergloucester #happyvalley
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Hauling Back is @maritimegloucester`s new lecture series where Gloucester fishermen tell what it is like to work out of America`s Oldest Seaport. On Wednesday, May 17, they welcome Al Cottone the City of Gloucester`s Executive Director of the Fisheries Commission and lifelong Gloucester fisherman. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.maritimegloucester.org/upcoming-events

#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester #maritimegloucester #gloucesterharbor #lobster
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Satisfy your sweet tooth with @happyvalleymass and your favorite premium chocolate bars with a little twist of delicious 🍊!

Happy Valley is our featured Business Spotlight of the week. To learn more or see the full product list, visit: www.happyvalley.org

#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester
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#SwingIntoSpring with us through Sunday, May 14! Whether you`re celebrating your favorite mom(s), or out and about enjoying gorgeous Gloucester in May, visit discovergloucester.com and click on Loblolly the lobster to find a full list of happenings, and plan your Spring Getaway in Gloucester! Collect 4 or more stamps to be entered to win the Grand Prize Giveaway -- a bundle of goodies, and gift certificate to stay, dine, play, and shop in Gloucester, including Whale Watch AND Schooner Sail tickets. Get your passport in any participating business, or download it at discovergloucester.com to print at home.

#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester
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#SwingIntoSpring at @yellagrille May 12-14! Celebrate Mother`s Day with delicious Mediterranean food across from Gloucester`s scenic waterfront. Yella is offering a 3-course tasting menu, and a Mother`s Little Helper drink special! Present your Swing Into Spring passport for a stamp, and collect 3 more (4 total) to be entered to win our Grand Prize Giveaway! Visit discovergloucester.com and click on Loblolly the lobster to find a full list of happenings, and plan your Spring Getaway in Gloucester!

#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester #mothersday
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#SwingIntoSpring at @maritimegloucester this weekend! Explore Gloucester`s Maritime History and learn about our working waterfront! Enjoy 20% off in the Maritime Gloucester store from May 12-14 when you present your Swing Into Spring passport (some exclusions apply).

#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester #gloucesterwaterfront
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#SwingIntoSpring at @paulinesgifts for "wicked awesome local gifts" like these cutting board and slate trays engraved Bookleaf signs, in stock for Gloucester`s 400+ anniversary! Get $5 off any purchase of $10 or more May 12-14. Visit discovergloucester.com and click on Loblolly the lobster to find a full list of happenings, and plan your Spring Getaway in Gloucester!

#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester
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