25th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival

25th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival


Historic Stage Fort Park on Gloucester Harbor will once again blossom into the colorful 25th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival on Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21, and will feature a collection of over 175 juried artists and craftsmen displaying their wares, live music, delicious ethnic foods, a pancake breakfast, lobster bake, and more!

Exhibits include fine jewelry, watercolors, pottery, custom signs, bird houses, quilts, silk & dried floral arrangements, wildlife art, dolls, pressed flowers, painted antiques, photography, metal sculpture, western wear, sandstone, carved birds, maps, fiber arts, stained glass, music boxes, scroll work, masks, candles, copper, wood burning, slate, tapestry bags, nautical crafts, shaker style furniture, oils, and primitive and folk art.

Come sample an array of gourmet delights such as herbal dips, trail mixes, jam, jellies, maple products, dried nuts and fruits, salsa, mustards, vinegars, and more.

Free live “family style” entertainment includes Celtic, Ragtime bands, and juggling stilt walkers.

The North Shore Old Car Club will display over 30 antique autos on Sunday.

The Gloucester Rotary Club will hold their annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday morning, and the Cape Ann Chamber will host a Lobster Bake on Sunday afternoon.

The Gloucester Waterfront Festival runs from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. The Festival is handicap accessible and pets are welcome. Admission is Free. Rain or shine.

2005 Schedule of Events

(Subject to change. A detailed schedule will be posted about one week prior to the Festival.)

Saturday, August 20, 2005

7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Gloucester Rotary Club’s Pancake Breakfast

10:00 a.m.

Festival opens: Arts, Crafts, & Food Booths

10:00 a.m.

Live Music All Day

Johnsy Gonzales – Flute Music

Sergei Novikov – Classical Piano Music

Kenai Music – Gypsy Latin Music

Kelly Halloran – Violinist

11:00 a.m.

Dick Kaplan and the Excellent Jazz Band

(roving throughout the Festival)

12:00 noon

Children’s Entertainment – Food Tent Area

2:00 p.m.

Dick Kaplan and the Excellent Jazz Band

(roving throughout the Festival)

3:00 p.m.

Children’s Entertainment – Food Tent Area

6:00 p.m.

All Arts & Crafts Booths Close

Sunday, August 21, 2005

10:00 a.m.

Festival opens: Arts, Crafts, & Food Booths

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

North Shore Old Car Club

displays dozens of antique/vintage autos

10:00 a.m.

Live Music All Day

Johnsy Gonzales – Flute Music

Sergei Novikov – Classical Piano Music

Kenai Music – Gypsy Latin Music

Kelly Halloran – Violinist

11:00 a.m.

Children’s Entertainment – Food Tent Area

12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

Lobster Bake, Sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber

(Choice of Boiled Lobster, Corn on Cob, & Dinner Roll or Lobster Roll & Chips)

12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

John Burrows and the Cocabanana Band – Food Court Stage

6:00 p.m.

Festival Closes

Hagen Daaz Ice Cream – Free samples of new and favorite flavors

Numerous artisans will be demonstrating their work, including pottery, wire working, and oil painting.

Dozens of specialty food booths will offer samples including herbal dips, jams, jellies, sauces, mustards, etc.

A wide variety of International foods will be available, including traditional American, Greek, and Cajun cuisines.

Non-profit agencies will be participating by selling raffle tickets, cookbooks, and distributing information.

Designated children’s area with “Make Your Own Crafts”, sand art, rock climbing wall, and more.