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Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival

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Official Website:Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival
Location:Stacy Boulevard, Gloucester, MA, 01930
Phone:(978) 283-1601
Dates:Friday, September 1, 2017 - Sunday, September 3, 2017
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Category:Fairs & Festivals

Annual Gloucester Schooner FestivalThe Gloucester Schooner Festival celebrates its 33rd year as it takes over Gloucester Harbor once again. This annual gathering of the finest vessels from ports along the Eastern Seaboard is a canít miss Labor Day Weekend event!

Highlighted by the Mayorís Race on Sunday afternoon and the Parade of Sail earlier that day this festival will entertain all members of the family and give visitors a chance to see the final product of work done by local builders as well as those from afar.

Immerse yourself in the history and the beauty of these ships and experience a tradition and art form that dates back to the early 1700ís.

Itís Gloucesterís major maritime event, with participating vessels coming from ports along the Eastern Seaboard. Large and medium-size vessels will be part of the vast array of schooners sailing the waters of Gloucester Harbor with more than 20 schooners expected to compete.

The Schooner Festival also offers plenty of shore side events including Sunday morningís Parade of Sail along the Boulevard promenade (Stacy Boulevard, Route 127) as the large schooners head out to sea for the Mayorís Race.

A spectacular highlight of the Gloucester Schooner Festival is the Parade of Sail on Sunday morning, as the participating schooners make their way through the harbor and out past the breakwater, to the Mayorís Race starting area off Eastern Point.


times vary by day


Stacy Boulevard, Gloucester, MA, 01930 map

Route 128 North ends in Gloucester, with several exits to choose from. Route 128 and Interstate 95 are the same highway from southern Massachusetts until Peabody, MA. In Peabody, Route 95 branches off toward New Hampshire and Maine. When traveling north on Interstate 95/Rte. 128, you must stay on Route 128 by keeping to the left at this point (this is exit #45).


  • Sail away from your daily life and into the 33rd Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival, which will take place in Gloucester Harbor over Labor Day Weekend, September 1-3, 2017.

  • The festival honors the major role the fishing schooner has played in the heritage of Gloucester and along the eastern seaboard.
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