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2016 Cape Ann Guide

2012 Cape Ann Guide – Experience Cape Ann…serving Essex, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Rockport. Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.

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Experience Cape Ann 2016-2017 30 Calendar of Festivals & Events August 20 – 21, 2016 Gloucester Waterfront Festival Stage Fort Park, Gloucester Over 200 booths featuring juried artists and craftsmen from throughout the U.S. will display their unique creations, along with live music and delicious foods. Free live "family style" entertainment includes puppeteers, jazz and maritime favorites. ©Leighton O'Connor The Gloucester Waterfront Festival runs from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. Friendly pets on leashes are welcome. Free Admission. (Fee to Park) September 2 - 4, 2016 Gloucester Schooner Festival Gloucester Harbor The 32nd annual Gloucester Schooner Festival takes place on Labor Day weekend. It's Gloucester's major marine event, with participating vessels coming from ports along the Eastern Seaboard. There are both large and small vessels—ranging from 19 feet to over 125 feet in length. The Mayor's Race is the signature event of the Schooner Festival and takes place on Sunday, with over 20 large schooners expected to compete. The Schooner Festival also offers plenty of shore side events including Maritime Heritage Day on Saturday and the Parade of Sail on Sunday morning along the Boulevard promenade (Stacy Boulevard, Route 127) as the large schooners head out to sea for the Mayor's Race. September 16 – 18 and September 23 – 25, 2016 Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks & Water Essex County, MA Hike, bike and sail during the 15th annual Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks and Water! Experience Essex County's historic, cultural and natural sites during two weekends of 150+ FREE events that will connect you to the spectacular places, history and heritage that defne the Essex National Heritage Area—the 34 cities and towns of Boston's legendary North Shore. October 2016 Dine Out Cape Ann Cape Ann The Cape Ann Chamber is delighted to promote Cape Ann as the premier dining destination on the North Shore. Visit for the latest information on when and where Dine Out Cape Ann will take place. October 8-9, 2016 Cape Ann Artisans Fall Studio Tour Gloucester and Rockport 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Free, self- guided tour of 19 artisan studios open to the public. Meet the

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