Final Gloucester Main Street Block Party of 2022 is on Friday Night!

Get ready for the biggest and best Gloucester Main Street Block Party on Friday, September 2 from 6 to 10 pm to kick off Gloucester Schooner Festival & Labor Day Weekend! Kilted Colin, Bosoma School of Dance, Captain Jack, and Mary Poppins will be entertaining the crowds along with six musical acts on three separate stages. Six food vendors will be serving up delicious dishes along with several Main Street restaurants. Visit with your favorite non-profits and merchants, play some games, get your face painted, make some jewelry, and hold a snake or two! Guaranteed to be fun for the whole family and a great way to kick off Labor Day and Schooner Festival weekend!

Final Gloucester Main Street Block Party of 2022 is on Friday Night!

Get ready for the biggest and best Gloucester Main Street Block Party on Friday, September 2 from 6 to 10 pm! Kilted Colin, Bosoma School of Dance, Captain Jack, and Mary Poppins will be entertaining the crowds along with six musical acts on three separate stages. Six food vendors will be serving up delicious dishes along with several Main Street restaurants. Visit with your favorite non-profits and merchants, play some games, get your face painted, make some jewelry, and hold a snake or two! Guaranteed to be fun for the whole family and a great way to kick off Labor Day and Schooner Festival weekend!

Do you like meeting new people and promoting the greater Cape Ann area?

The Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers at the Gloucester Chamber office to greet visitors, answers questions, offer recommendations, and provide general information. Available hours include Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take one, two, or all three shifts, or even split shifts! If you are interested in learning more, please contact Becca at becca@capeannchamber.com.

Main Street Block Party Saturday Aug. 13 from 6 to 10 PM

Invite your family and friends to visit Main Street Gloucester on Saturday, August 13 from 6 to 10 pm and enjoy a great evening of shopping, street performers, food, music, and more! Three separate stages will be providing live music and the crowd favorite Cape Ann Dance will be performing. Enjoy the “Scottish flair” of Kilted Colin and Stiles School of Scottish Dance. See you there!

Main Street Block Party This Saturday!

Are you ready for a fun night for all ages? The 2nd of our three popular summer 2022 block party events that celebrate all that downtown Gloucester has to offer is on this Saturday, August 13, from 6 PM to 10 PM. Guests enjoy live music on three separate stages, street performers (featuring Kilted Colin, Cape Ann Dance, Stiles School of Scottish Dance, Picasso’s Balloonatik, and Captain Jack), Al fresco dining, food trucks, vendors, face painting, non-profits, Cape Ann Vernal Pond with featured creatures, games, and more! We will see you there!

Festival by the Sea is August 6 from 10 am to 6 pm

Join us in downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea on Saturday, August 6th from 10 am to 6 pm for shopping, music, food, and drink. Over 80 talented artisans will be showing and selling their unique creations in Masconomo Park, Reed Park and Town Hall Park. Enjoy food by the LobsterRoller, Crepe du Jour, Rev Kitchen and The Whoo(pie) Wagon, and beer from Great Marsh Brewery. For a full list of artisans, visit the Greater Cape Ann Chamber website.

Musical guests at the Masconomo Park Bandstand

  • 11:00-12:30 PM – Pete Hoare with Geoff Small (Rock / Classic Rock / Folk)
  • 12:30-1:30 PM – Charlie Weld  (Singer / Songwriter)
  • 1:45-3:15 PM –  Presti Players (Blues / Reggae/ Funk)   
  • 3:30-5:30 PM – The Jantelles (Juke Box hits / Oldies)

Follow the Festival by the Sea Facebook page to keep up to date with what is happening!

Festival by the Sea 2022

For a list of artisans, vendors, food trucks, and featured brewery, visit the Greater Cape Ann Chamber website.

Musical guests at the Masconomo Park Bandstand

  • 11:00-12:30 PM – Pete Hoare with Geoff Small (Rock / Classic Rock / Folk)
  • 12:30-1:30 PM – Charlie Weld  (Singer / Songwriter)
  • 1:45-3:15 PM –  Presti Players (Blues / Reggae/ Funk)   
  • 3:30-5:30 PM – The Jantelles (Juke Box hits / Oldies)

Follow the Festival by the Sea Facebook page to keep up to date with what is happening!

Gloucester Main Street Block Party – Saturday July 16 from 6 to 10 PM

Join us this Saturday, July 16 from 6 to 10 PM on Main Street in Gloucester for the first Block Party of 2022! The fabulous Red Trouser Show is back for another appearance along with the talented troupe of Cape Ann Dance. Plus, three different stages will be hosting musical guests starting at 6 PM. Picasso’s Balloonatik, Captain Jack and Funky Brush Face Painting will delight the youngsters. It will be a fun night for the whole family. Check out facebook.com/gloucesterblockparty for more details. See you there!

2nd ONLINE Love Cape Ann Fundraising AuctionNovember 19-26

Did you miss our Love Greater Cape Ann Fundraising Auction last week? Well, we have great news! The fun continues today, November 19 and lasts until Friday, November 26 with our second online, virtual auction. The community of Greater Cape Ann has come together in support of this incredible place we all know and love. We have a fantastic assortment of restaurant cards, harbor tours, overnight stays on the water, art, and more! We hope you start your holiday shopping early by signing up today and begin placing your bids. Good luck and most importantly, have fun!Please use the instructions provided below to create an account and start bidding. If you participated in the silent auction portion of last Wednesday’s auction, please use the login credentials you previously created.

For Instructions on how to bide please visit: http://ow.ly/a4mA50GRUno

And to start bidding please visit: http://ow.ly/BiPR50GRUnl

34th Annual Love Cape Ann Fundraising Auction

Bid From Anywhere!

This year’s 34th Annual Love Cape Ann Fundraising Auction kicks off on Wednesday, November 10th at 5:00pm. Didn’t buy a ticket? That’s okay! Online bidding lets you bid on auction items from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Bid at an event or from any location with internet access, however only guests present at the event will enjoy the Live Auction. You can create your account to get started bidding by following the instructions below.

Early Bidding Instructions:

1.      Click hereand then click the “Get Started” button to register.
2.      Create a (NEW) Account using a computer or smartphone (this must be different than your Chamber account).

  • Shipping address
  • Credit card number
  • Your cell phone number (You can receive text alerts for the items you bid on)

 3.Verify your email address.(You will receive an email from Greater Giving and you need to click the link in your email to finish your registration) 4.Once you are logged in, Browse Packages using the menu

  • Use the ≡ to open the menu for Bids, Favorites, and Categories
  • Under Categories, you can filter (i.e. Art, Dining, Recreation/Travel etc.)
  • Favorites – Use the star ☆ to save Packages for later viewing.
  • Bids – See Packages that you have bid on already.
  • Act Now – Sort Packages quickly by No Bids, Currently Open, and more.
  • Use the magnifying glass 🔍or scroll down to search for Packages.

5.      Tap a Package to Start Bidding

  • Bid: Place a single bid at the next increment.
  • Bid More: Place a Max Bid, the system will bid in your favor until you are outbid or the auction closes.
  • Buy Now: Purchase the Package immediately.

Most importantly, have FUN!