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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Splash Into Gloucester’s Arts & Culture

The 4th Annual Gloucester Culture Splash series runs July and August Thursdays through August 29th with free events, demos, performances, live music, dance, activities, gallery exhibits, and more from 4:00-7:00pm each Thursday across Gloucester’s two eclectic cultural districts: Harbortown and Rocky Neck.

Take the Cape Ann Harbor Tours Water Shuttle for FREE from 4:00-8:00pm to enjoy happenings in both districts and take in Gloucester harbor by sea. Click here for a lineup of events and this week’s sample itinerary.

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Join us for dinner, drinks, and live music at The Cut in Gloucester! 🎶✨

Located right on Main Street, The Cut is the perfect place to start or end your night. Enjoy an incredible meal serving up seasonal specials, and catch a show in the venue! The Berklee Bob Marley Ensemble with Matt Jens brought positive vibrations and Marley’s timeless music to life during our last visit, and you can find a full range of events with all genres of live music, dance parties, comedy shows, and more at TheCutLive.com

See you at The Cut! 🌟🍻🎸

#DiscoverGloucester #LiveMusic #GloucesterMA #BerkleeBobMarleyEnsemble #Foodie #NightOut #VisitNorthOfBoston #VisitMA #CapeAnn #NewEngland #NewEnglandSummer #Summertime #DateNight
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🎨 Discover contemporary art at Jane Deering Gallery in #GloucesterMA! Located at 19 Pleasant Street, this gallery features work from both emerging and established artists, celebrating Cape Ann’s rich artistic heritage and beyond.

Ft works by:
Aaron Fink
Adin Murray / @adinmurrayart
Ann Conneman
Robert J Anderson
Meg Alexander / @megalexanderworks
Chris Baker
Derrick Te Paske / @tepaske.derrick
Helene Falcon / @helene.falcon.art
Katherine Richmond / @katherine_richmond_artist
Paige Farrell / @maconnais
Tom Fels
Erin Luman / @erinlumanartist
Leslie Lewis Sigler / @leslielewisart
Maria Malatesta / @mmmalatesta
Esther Pullman
George Wingate
Hazel Walker (Scotland)
Michael Porter (UK)

✨ Now showing: “Vincent Castagnacci | Variations on the rock that is Cape Ann” - Dive into his meditative exploration of Cape Ann’s natural beauty through stunning abstractions. Exhibition runs until July 28, 2024. Don’t miss it! @vincent_castagnacci

#DiscoverGloucester #VisitNorthOfBoston #VisitMA #JaneDeeringGallery #ContemporaryArt #VincentCastagnacci #CapeAnnArt #ArtExhibition #CapeAnn #NewEngland #LocalArt #NewEnglandSummer #SupportLocalArtists
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Did you miss last week`s @firebirdpops performance at @hammondcastlemuseum? Don`t worry- There`s another chance to catch the Firebird Pops Orchestra at the castle`s Great Hall this fall!

The Firebird Pops` "Gershwin and All That Jazz" takes place at Hammond Castle on September 13, and tickets are now available. Order yours before they`re gone! ➡️ HammondCastle.org

📸: @hammondcastlemuseum

#GloucesterMA #DiscoverGloucester #VisitNorthOfBoston #VisitMA #HammondCastle #FirebirdPopsOrchestra #LiveMusic #Concerts #GreatHall #GershwinAndAllThatJazz #LiveMusic #NewEngland
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Will we be seeing you at Harbortown and Rocky Neck to kick off Culture Splash tonight? 🎨 🎶 Thursdays this July and August the two cultural districts of #GloucesterMA will host live music, art exhibitions, maritime heritage experiences, and so much more!

Tonight`s itinerary includes @capeannmuseum Courtyard Concerts (pictured above), the Harbor Loop Concert Series, Harbortown Gallery Stroll, an artist demo at @northshoreartsassociation, and "Wipeout" at @gloucesterstage, plus after hours at @thecutlive, just to name a few.

Grab your itinerary and view a full Culture Splash schedule for the rest of the summer at DiscoverGloucester.com. ✨

📸: @capeannmuseum

#DiscoverGloucester #CapeAnn #CultureSplash #VisitMA #VisitNorthOfBoston #NewEngland #GloucesterCultureSplash #NewEnglandSummer #LocalArt #Summertime
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Come explore the colorful world of local artist Melody Phaneuf! 🎨
Her beautiful oil paintings, from landscapes and still lifes to portraits, capture the magic of Cape Ann. Stop by her studio near Stage Fort Park to see her work, weekends 1-5 pm Memorial Day-Christmas or visit MelodyTheArtist.com. 🖌️

#DiscoverGloucester #LocalArt #CapeAnn #GloucesterMA #VisitNorthOfBoston #OilPainting #MelodyTheArtist #VisitMA #NewEngland #NewEnglandArt #ArtistsOnInstagram #Summertime #NewEnglandSummer
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What`s for lunch this weekend in #GloucesterMA? We`re thinking about this chicken sandwich from @decklyns_ 😍

#DiscoverGloucester #VisitNorthOfBoston #VisitMA #NewEngland #NewEnglandSummer #LocalEats #CapeAnn
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☀️ How are you making the most of summer in #GloucesterMA? Share your plans in the comments! 🌊🦞

#DiscoverGloucester #NewEnglandSummer #Summertime #VisitMA #VisitNorthOfBoston #CapeAnn #NewEngland #SummerVacation #BeachDay
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Happy 4th from America`s Oldest Seaport! 🎆

#DiscoverGloucester #GloucesterMA #IndependenceDay #4thOfJuly #VisitNorthOfBoston #VisitMA #NewEngland #NewEnglandSummer
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We’re back with another amazing #GloucesterMA tequila special! Plus we have a look at seasonal summer cocktails and delicious fresh seafood with Katelyn Ciaramitaro at Minglewood Harborside. 🍹

@realtor_katelyn
@minglewoodharborside
#DiscoverGloucester #CapeAnn #VisitMA #VisitNorthOfBoston #LocalEats #LobsterRolls #Lobster #NewEngland #NewEnglandSummer #Tequila #DrinkSpecials #Sushi #Summertime
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🎉 Thank you for joining us at St. Peter’s Fiesta! Here’s a quick recap of some of Saturday’s events, including Seine Boat Races and a Greasy Pole competition. 🇮🇹

Save the date for next year! June 25-29, 2025

#StPetersFiesta #GloucesterMA #DiscoverGloucester #VisitMA #NorthOfBoston #CapeAnn #Fiesta #GreasyPole #BuonaFiesta #NewEngland #Summertime #NewEnglandSummer
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🎨 Visit Local Colors at 121 Main Street to shop unique, locally made works of art in #GloucesterMA! Stop by this weekend during St. Peter’s Fiesta and find paintings, prints, and charms inspired by sights from this annual event like the Greasy Pole, all while supporting our local art scene. ✨

@localcolorsorg
#DiscoverGloucester #LocalColors #VisitNorthOfBoston #VisitMA #SupportLocalArtists #StPetersFiesta #GreasyPole #CapeAnn #CapeAnnMA #ArtGalleries #LocalArt #NewEngland #NewEnglandSummer
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Margaritas and specialty cocktails are on the menu all summer long, alongside lobster rolls, fried seafood, and so much more at Blue Collar Lobster Co.! 🍹🦞

Join @realtor_katelyn to discover why this waterfront spot should be on your list for fresh eats, margaritas, and a full bar in #GloucesterMA. Check out Blue Collar’s menu and find their live music schedule at TheGloucesterHouse.com 🎶

@bluecollarlobsterco #DiscoverGloucester #CapeAnn #VisitMA #VisitNorthOfBoston #LocalEats #LobsterRolls #Lobster #NewEngland #NewEnglandSummer #Tequila #DrinkSpecials
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We`re loving this summer`s shirt designs at The Hotel at Cape Ann Marina! Add a stop into their shop during your next stay in #GloucesterMA or after dining by the water at @milemarkerone. ✨

📸: @thehotelgloucesterma

#DiscoverGloucester #CapeAnn #CapeAnnMarina #NewEngland #VisitMA #VisitNorthOfBoston #NewEnglandSummer #ShopLocal #SummerMerch #Beachwear
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The Backyard Growcery, Gloucester’s weekly farmers market, is back at Burnham’s Field! Shop the market through Oct. 16 on Wednesdays, 2:30-6:30 pm, and find local items from nearby farms, plus baked goods, seafood, pizza, flowers, spices, and more. 🥬🍅🥕

@backyardgrowers
#DiscoverGloucester #VisitNorthOfBoston #VisitMA #CapeAnn #GloucesterMA #Community #VegetableGarden #LocalFarms #SupportLocal #NewEngland #NewEnglandSummer
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