Gloucester Celebration Corporation. (GCC), is the organizer of the Gloucester Massachusetts 400th Anniversary Celebration. Learn More.


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Thursday, February 27th -  Rockport’s 180th Anniversary.



Saturday, November 27th - “400 Days to the 400th”

Kick-off event at City Hall, Thanksgiving weekend 2021.



Friday, May 6th - Community Banquet – Gloucester Cruiseport

Community gala hosted by 400th Committee.


Dec. 31st - Jan. 1st, 2022/23 - “2023 Launch Event”

New Year countdown. Events will take place throughout the city (visual arts, performances, food) culminating in fireworks at midnight.



Spring/Summer 2023 - Neighborhood Festivals

Celebration of each of Gloucester’s unique and distinct neighborhoods. Highlighting ethnic enclaves, industrial heritage, agricultural heritage, and historic properties.


Wednesday, June 28th, 2023 - 96th Annual St. Peter’s Fiesta


Monday, July 3rd, 2023 - “2023 Fishtown Horribles Parade”


Summer 2023 - Sail Boston Fleet Visit

The fleet visit will feature some of the ships participating in Sail Boston coming to Gloucester Harbor for our own “mini-Tall Ships” event. The Sail Boston Fleet visit will include Parade of Sail, ship tours, and maritime demonstrations.


August 8th, 2023 - Reenactment of the “Falcon Incident”


Summer 2023 - “Gloucester Days”

Historic reenactments, demonstrations, theater, tours of historic properties, museum open house hours, and other exciting events will play prominently in this observance.…