Gloucester Schooner Fest and Maritime Heritage Day

Gloucester Schooner Fest is only a week away, and we here at Maritime Gloucester are diligently getting ready for the festival, especially Maritime Heritage Day on August 31st, taking place right on the pier on Harbor Loop.

Heritage Day features vendors, educational activities, demonstrations and music, bringing together people of all ages to celebrate Maritime culture across our community before the schooners head out on the water.

Musicians playing during at Heritage Day

Where: Maritime Gloucester (23 Harbor Loop) & I4C2 Lot (dirt parking lot between the Building Center and The Gloucester House)

When: Saturday August 31st 10 AM-4 PM

Price: Free and open to the public

In addition to our exhibitors we will have music, schooner charters, and delicious local fare. Many of the Gloucester Schooner Festival’s visiting schooners will be open to deck tours and charters. This festival will take place over two locations on the Gloucester Waterfront, our own Harriet Webster Pier on Harbor Loop as well as the new Schooner Docks at the neighboring I4C2 lot.​

This is an exciting day with something for everyone from the budding marine biologist to the maritime history enthusiast. An ever growing list of our vendors can be seen below and a schedule of events will be posted soon. 


Non-Profit and Community Organizations

  • Art Haven
  • Cape Ann Museum
  • Cape Ann Vernal Pond
  • City of Gloucester
  • Discover Gloucester
  • Essex Shipbuilding Museum
  • Gloucester 400
  • Great Salt Marsh Project
  • Lowell’s Boat Shop
  • Maritime Gloucester
  • Ocean Alliance
  • OLLIE Ocean Labs
  • Sawyer Free Library
  • Sea Scouts Ship 5
  • Seaside Sustainability
  • Schooner Adventure
  • Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association​

Food Vendors

  • The Eclectic Clam
  • Gig Rower Hot Dog and Veggie Burger Stand
  • Kim Gregory Pure Pastry

Artisan Vendors 

  • Melissa Cox Photography
  • Design of Mine
  • Fast Food Prints
  • John Bergmann Art
  • Karol Peralta Art
  • Sonal Henna and Sand Art​​​

​Hope to see you there!

The Gloucester Schooner Festival is a program of Maritime Gloucester and made possible by: