Cape Ann Celebrates Independence Day All Weekend Long

Cape Ann Celebrates Independence Day All Weekend Long


Cape Ann Celebrates Independence Day with Fireworks, Parades, Bonfires, Concerts Free Tall Ships Tour and a Free Independent Film Screening. Marching bands, floats, and children in costumes all compete for awards and trophies.

2005 4th of July Weekend Schedule of Events
Saturday, July 2, 2005

11:00 a.m.
Free Film Screening More Precious Than Gold a one-hour, color documentary tracing the history of Cape Ann from 1600 through the American Revolution
Cape Ann Historical Museum
27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester

Sunday, July 3, 2005

2:00 p.m.
Free Film Screening More Precious Than Gold

6:00 p.m.
Gloucester Horribles Parade

10:00 p.m.
Gloucester Grand Fireworks Display
Launched from Stage Fort Park over Gloucester Harbor
Viewing from most locations on Gloucester’s harborfront.

Monday, July 4, 2005

10:00 a.m.
Tall Ship The Bluenose II Arrives in Gloucester
Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center
Harbor Loop

10:15 a.m.
Manchester Independence Day Parade

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tall Ship The Bluenose II open for free public tour
Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center
Harbor Loop

6:00 p.m.
Rockport Firemen’s Parade
(Rockport parade raindate: 7/9/05)

8:00 p.m.
Rockport Legion Band Concert on Back Beach

8:30 p.m.
Bonfire on Rockport’s Back Beach

Call 978-283-1601 for more information.