Big Max at the Gloucester Waterfront Festival


Hot air balloon rides have just been added to the schedule for this year’s Gloucester Waterfront Festival on August 18 and 19 in Stage Fort Park. Sponsored by Re/Max Advantage Real Estate, tethered rides will be available on Sunday, August 19, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., wind and weather permitting.

The Re/Max hot air balloon is the widely recognized corporate logo for Re/Max real estate offices worldwide, owner of the largest corporate hot air balloon “fleet” in the world. The Re/Max Hot Air Balloon combined with the phrase “Above the Crowd,” is a registered trademark of the Re/Max real estate organization.

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michael Costello noted the balloon rides would provide a stunning conclusion to the popular two-day event. Over 20,000 people are expected to visit historic Stage Fort Park during the Festival.

The Gloucester Waterfront Festival is sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce. For a complete schedule of events visit or Admission is free. All day parking is available in Stage Fort Park for $10.