Celebrate 4th of July Weekend in Gloucester

July 01, 2020 / Food and Drink, Good to Know, History/Maritime, Outdoor Adventures

Gloucester continues to follow public health guidelines including wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, and physical distancing. And we expect you’ll do the same while visiting us. We’ve made the necessary modifications to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. We invite you to Discover Gloucester, Cape Ann over Independence Day weekend!

Main Street Open July 4th

This is certainly going to be a holiday like none other. With so many things not happening this year, the merchants on Main Street want to give you something fun to do for the day. Here is a list of stores and restaurants that plan to be open this Saturday, July 4th. Come on down and stroll Main Street!
  • Mark Adrian Shoes
  • Toodeloos!
  • Dogtown Books
  • Design of Mine
  • Floating Lotus
  • Sweats of New England
  • Pop Gallery
  • The Bookstore
  • Cape Ann Olive Oil Co.
  • The Gloucester Shop Of Cape Ann
  • Mystery Train Records
  • Cafe Sicilia
  • Passports
  • The Brass Monkey
  • Castaways Vintage Cafe
  • Metaphysical Shop
  • Supreme Roast Beef
  • The Liquor Locker
  • Leonardo’s Pizzeria
  • Tonno Restaurant
  • Jalapeno’s

Build your picnic basket and join Castle Manor Inn on their Grand Porch

Celebrate America’s birthday with delicious classic summer holiday fare from Castle Manor Inn’s 4th of July Menu from Thursday, July 2 through Saturday, July 4. Enjoy lunch or dinner on their Grand Summer Porch with stunning water views along the Annisquam River.

Hamburgers – $8 | Hot Dogs – $5 |Rack of Ribs – $22 |BBQ Chicken – $15 | Sausage Pepper & Onion sub – $10v| Sweet Corn – $3 | Potato Salad OR Cole Slaw – $3 | Watermelon-  $3

Their bar menu and full menu are also available. Call 978-515-7386 to make your Independence Day picnic reservations.

Sail with Schooner Ardelle Charters

$400 for 2 hours for up to 8 people! And longer options too. Safe, private, affordable, cabin-fever buster. 25% goes to support Maritime Gloucester. Have fun, be active, support local, and do good too. For more details, visit https://schoonerardelle.com/charters.php.



Hammond Castle Museum Grounds Open

Hammond Castle Museum grounds are now open for guests to explore the Bell Tower, Drawbridge, Look Out Point and their iconic arches. The grounds are open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Face masks are required and social distancing should be maintained as recommended by the State of Massachusetts and the City of Gloucester.
The museum is still waiting for permission to open Hammond Castle’s doors to the community. Until then, we hope you enjoy exploring our beautiful grounds!


Sail aboard the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon

Sit back and relax as the Lannan heads out through Gloucester’s working harbor and along its rocky coastline. See lighthouses, castles, scenic beaches, and magnificent waterfront homes. Breathe the clean salt air and feel the wind as it fills the schooner’s sails. Sailing through October.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://schooner.starboardsuite.com/gift-certificates.


Cape Ann Motor Inn | Food Truck | SUPCape Ann Motor Inn - Gloucester MA

The Cow and Cape Ann SUP are both open for the Fourth of July on Long Beach at Cape Ann Motor Inn. The Cow Food Truck is open for breakfast Friday through Sunday from 8:00 am and serves lunch until 6:00 pm weather permitting. They also serve lunch Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Cape Ann SUP will be there every day all summer long. Check it out at www.capeannmotorinn.com.


Mile Marker One at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort — Serving Breakfast on their Deck

Talk about the perfect place to sit along the river’s edge, watch the activity of the day, and enjoy a delicious hearty breakfast! Mile Marker One is a local’s favorite waterfront restaurant and bar located in Gloucester. Situated in the heart of a working waterfront marina, their various spaces have been designed to capture the best panoramic views of the beautiful Annisquam River and marina life. Book your reservation at milemarkerone.com