EVENTS - Gloucester HarborWalk
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Step out to enjoy Gloucester’s culture. Gloucester has a wide variety of unique and intriguing things to do – something for everyone. The black bands on the story posts recommend cultural institutions, historic homes, and activities where you might investigate further. A choice of whale watches and boat excursions, award-winning theatre, art house cinema, lectures, readings, exhibitions and an exciting range of music choices are presented almost every day and evening. Art and Culture calendar 

Below are just a few recommendations for things to do or walk to in and around the Gloucester HarborWalk.

Whale Watching

From April to October Gloucester whale watch boats visit Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary daily (weather permitting). Check with one of Gloucester’s whale watching companies for scheduled trips.


7 Seas Whale Watch

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch

Summer Cinema Series

FREE outdoor movies on the waterfront

The Summer of Song ~ 2018 Cinema Schedule

July 11th ~ The Greatest Showman
July 18th ~ COCO
July 25th ~ The Wizard of Oz
August 1st ~ Yellow Submarine
August 8st ~ Footloose

Downtown Block Parties

YR2016 3 Downtown Block Parties: July 16th, August 20th & September 2nd

(none in June)


Schooner Festival

Well known to the world as Gloucester’s major maritime and sailing event, the 32nd annual Gloucester Schooner Festival is organized by the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee and Maritime Gloucester.

September 2-September 4, 2016



beaches downtown:

Half Moon and Cressy’s Beach are in Stage Fort Park

Pavilion Beach just past the Chamber of Commerce and along the boulevard, past the Man at the Wheel, facing the ‘western harbor’ (note: low tide access)