Spectacular Weather Greets Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar



Today’s opening of the 47th Annual Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar was met with perfect weather that is predicted to last throughout the event, which runs through Saturday, August 6.

Since its beginning in 1958, the Bazaar has grown to become the largest street event on the North Shore. This year promises to be no exception, as Main Street will be lined with retail bargains from local retailers and over 100 merchants, non-profit organizations, and food vendors.

The Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on each day. Further details are available from the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce at 978-283-1601.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Pleasant Street to Washington Street on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

THURSDAY – AUGUST 4

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
RETAIL BARGAINS: Over 100 participating merchants, non-profit organizations, arts and crafts vendors, and other ongoing activities.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
JUST FOR FUN: Moon bounce and amusements for kids.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CLIMB MT. RUSHMORE: Challenge yourself to reach the top on Joe’s rock climbing wall!

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CHESTER THE BALLOON JESTER: Balloon creations of animals, flowers, Bugs Bunny, and more!

11 a.m. -1 p.m.
THE BRASS CONNECTION: Strolling pop-style brass quintet playing all your favorites.

11 a.m.
GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS: Sharing their school spirit.

Noon – 2 p.m.
NATHAN THE JUGGLER: Local Juggling act with fire and more!

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
BEST-DRESSED DOG SHOW AND PARADE: Cape Ann Animal Aid invites you to show off your pooch! Prizes will be awarded. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. in front of CVS Pharmacy.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
RETAIL BARGAINS: Over 100 participating merchants, non-profit organizations, arts and crafts vendors, and other ongoing activities.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
JUST FOR FUN: Moon bounce and amusements for kids.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CLIMB MT. RUSHMORE: Challenge yourself to reach the top on Joe’s rock climbing wall!

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CHESTER THE BALLOON JESTER: Balloon creations of animals, flowers, Bugs Bunny, and more!

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
HOT TAMALE BAND: Strolling ensemble that is sure to get you dancing in the street with lively favorites.

11 a.m.
GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS: Sharing their school spirit.

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
HURDY GURDY MONKEY AND ME: The organ grinder with his hurdy gurdy and monkey entertain with song and laughter, creating unforgettable memories.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
RETAIL BARGAINS: Over 100 participating merchants, non-profit organizations, arts and crafts vendors, and other ongoing activities.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
JUST FOR FUN: Moon bounce and amusements for kids.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CLIMB MT. RUSHMORE: Challenge yourself to reach the top on Joe’s rock climbing wall!

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CHESTER THE BALLOON JESTER: Balloon creations of animals, flowers, Bugs Bunny, and more!

11 a.m. – 12 noon
TAI KWON DO DEMONSTRATION: Presented by Cape Ann YMCA martial arts participants.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
CAPE ANN JAZZ BAND: A Strolling Dixieland Band led by local performer Donald Thrasher.

11 a.m.
GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS: Sharing their school spirit.

Public restrooms can be found at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion Building, Fitz Hugh Lane House, and the Police Station.