Essex ClamFest – This Saturday!

Join us for the 37th Annual Essex ClamFest from 11AM to 4PM in Shepard Memorial Park in Essex. The festival is free to attend and it is $10 to take part in the Clam Chowder Tasting Competition.

from Noon – 2 PM (while supplies last)
$10 to Taste & vote for your favorite


C.K. pearl
Ipswich Clambake
J.T. Farnhams
Lobsta Land Restaurant
Shea’s Riverside Restaurant & Bar
Village Restaurant
Woodman’s of Essex
Windward Grille

Although the highlight of the day is the Chowder Tasting Competition, there is a great variety of activities, including local vendor and maker booths, live entertainment and plenty of food vendors on-site! Rain Date: October 27


GOLD SPONSOR: First Ipswich Bank


Also, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day (from 10-1, outside the police/fire station), and that we will also be giving out flu shots in the Town Hall auditorium from 10:30-1


Join the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 3, for the Chamber’s annual $25,000 Game. The event will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at The Gloucester House Restaurant, 63 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA, and one person will walk away the lucky winner of $10,000. As one of the most exciting and fun-filled events on Cape Ann this Fall, it will also feature a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and much more. A total of $25,000 in prizes!

Tickets are available on a first come first served basis at the Chamber office located at 33 Commercial Street in Gloucester and are $100 each. A limit of 500 tickets will be sold. Each ticket admits the ticket holder and one guest to the Gloucester House festivities on October 3 and includes a light dinner. Prizes are as follows:

Grand Prize:  $10,000
2nd Prize:  $5,000
3rd Prizes:  $2,500
4th Prizes:  $1,000 each (6 lucky winners)
5th Prize: $500 (3 lucky winners)

Total: $25,000

TICKETS ARE GOING FAST!  To reserve your ticket for the Best Odds in town, please visit the Cape Ann Chamber today or (978) 283-1601.  More information can also be found on


Now’s Your Chance To Get A Low Number Cape Ann License Plate!

The second Online Auction for Low Number Cape Ann License Plates is open now through Sept 9!


Low number plates between C/A 2 and C/A 100 will be available to the highest bidders through an online auction Beginning today, Monday, August 26, 2019. All proceeds will go to the Cape Ann Community Foundation (CACF).  The auction will conclude on Monday, September 9, 2019. Very soon every Massachusetts resident who wants to display their love and support for Cape Ann will have a second chance to secure a coveted low-number Cape Ann license plate.

CLICK HERE to view the Low Number Cape Ann License Plate Auction.

“This is a great way for people to express their love for Cape Ann while supporting many worthy causes,” said Ruth Pino, President of the Cape Ann Community Foundation.  “The proceeds from the auction will build the Foundation’s reserves and enable us to do even more for Cape Ann non-profits, schools and communities,” she added. CLICK HERE to see who the plate has helped so far!

This will be the second annual low number Cape Ann license plate auction held by the CACF.  During the first auction last summer, the Foundation raised $80,000 from the sale of 33 low number plates, including C/A 1.

The CACF is a 501 (c) (3) charitable foundation. It was established by the Chamber to receive funding from Cape Ann license plate sales and renewals and make grants to Cape Ann communities and non-profit organizations.

For more information about the upcoming low number license plate auction and for assistance in obtaining a Cape Ann license plate, call the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce at 978-283-1601 or visit the Chamber office at 33 Commercial Street in Gloucester. To view the available low number plates and place your bids, visit

Saturday Night’s Block Party Schedule

This Saturday night, August 10, the Gloucester Block Party has another full schedule of entertainment!  Join us on Main Street in Gloucester from 6-10 PM for the second Gloucester Block Party of the summer.

This Saturday we have a new addition… A BEER GARDEN sponsored by BankGloucester featuring live music by Toni-Ann Enes and the John Jerome Band!!  On your stroll down Main Street you’ll also find two more stages with live music, exciting street performances, local food, Main Street merchants, vendor booths and more.

Visit Gloucester Block Party on Facebook for more info.  We’ll see you on Main Street on Saturday night!

2019 Block Party Schedule Aug 8

Festival by the Sea – This Saturday!

Join us in Downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea on Saturday, August 3 for Manchester’s biggest annual community event – Festival by the Sea! This festival is a celebration of the things that are synonymous with Cape Ann in the summertime: Art, Music and Food! Booths will be spread throughout downtown Manchester. Your senses will be inspired by the beautiful art, extraordinary live music and the aromas of delicious, local foods.

Manchester MA Festival by the Sea from Red Mailbox Media International on Vimeo.


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