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Dates:Thursday, September 1, 2022 - Sunday, September 4, 2022
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:see below
Category:Seasonal Fun

Welcome to the 38th annual Gloucester Schooner Festival! This year, the festival starts Thursday, September 1st, and concludes with the schooner race on Sunday, September 4th, 2022.

The Gloucester Schooner Festival celebrates the strong connection of schooners to the history of Gloucester. For two days over Labor Day weekend, Gloucester hosts as many as 20 of these magnificent vessels.

This capstone to the summer is steeped in history and jam-packed with events and opportunities to get up-close and personal with these beautiful ships. The GSF has become a Labor Day weekend tradition for thousands of people every year and we hope you will join in the festivities!​

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Friday Highlights

All Day - The SCHOONERS ARRIVE - Gloucester Harbor with shoreside viewing
6:00 to 10:00pm - Gloucester Block Party - Main Street, Gloucester

Saturday Highlights

Schooner Viewing and Deck Tours! - 10:00am to 4:00pm
7:00 to 9:30pm - Boat Parade of Lights - Annisquam River and Inner Harbor
9:15 - FIREWORKS!

The Gloucester Schooner Festival is an event put on by Maritime Gloucester and has become a community wide celebration of the age of sail in Gloucester Harbor.

Every year schooners from all over travel to Gloucester to race and to show off their beauty and grace both under sail and as a dock-side attraction.

Lots of schooner masts fill the harbor and remind us of what Gloucester used to be. What a sight! There is a weekend full of maritime activities. The events culminate in Sunday's Mayor's Race for the Esperanto Cup, a trophy from the first International Fishermen's Races sailed in 1920.

On Saturday night at 9:15pm. you won't want to miss the Lighted Boat Parade and FIREWORKS over the harbor.

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Various activities all weekend including fireworks over the harbor on Sat. night.

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Costs vary from free to $$ depending upon activities.

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www.maritimegloucester.org/schooner-festival

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Waterfront, Stage Fort Park, etc., Gloucester, MA, 01930 map

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