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Gloucester 400+ Fisheries Heritage Festival
August 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
A two-day festival honoring 400 years of Gloucester’s fishing industry on the Everett Jodrey State Fish Pier. The festival will include food from the fisherman’s wives association, waterways demos, knot tying workshops, baiting demos, and more.
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10:00am – NETMENDING Demo – Demonstration Area
10:30am – Fisherman’s Wives Quilt Talk– Main Tent
11:00am – Fisherman’s Wives Association Presentation – Main Tent
11:30am – Tour of the Fleet – Pierside Tour
12:00pm – SAFETY AT SEA Demo – Demonstration Area
12:30pm – Fisherman’s Wives Quilt Talk– Main Tent
1:00pm – Nubar Alexanian Photos of the Fleet Presentation – Main Tent
2:00pm – FISHING GEAR Demo – Demonstration Area
2:30pm – Fisherman’s Wives Quilt Talk– Main Tent
3:00pm – Stories from the Fleet with local Captains – Main Tent
3:30pm – Tour of the Fleet – Pierside Tour
4:00pm – BANDING, SHUCKING & FILETING Demo – Demonstration Area
SUNDAY – KID’S DAY ACTIVITIES
Arts & Crafts with Art Haven & Maritime Gloucester
Shell Painting, Chalk Art, Kids Fishing Pool, Beach Glass Art
Kids Lobster Banding with Maritime Gloucester
Livestream service provided by Streamography
Day of FESTIVAL Parking and Transportation
STATE FISH PIER – NO PARKING
There will be no parking for festival-goers at the State Fish Pier on Saturday or Sunday. If you are dropping guests with limited mobility, there will be a turnaround area with individuals equipped to direct you to public parking.
GORTON’S: SATELLITE LOT
Gorton’s Seafood has generously donated their main lot between Rogers St and Main Street for festival guests this weekend. To locate the lot on Google Maps, click HERE. Entrances will be marked by event parking signs and staff.
CATA PUBLIC BUS: TRANSPORT FROM DOWNTOWN TO THE FESTIVAL
CATA’s Thatcher Road Route runs from downtown Gloucester to East Gloucester, with Gorton’s lot and the Festival location both en route. For Google Maps locations of these areas, please click the links below:
I4C2 Lot Pickup/Dropoff (public lot – must waive down bust)
St. Peter’s Square Pickup/Dropoff (SUNDAY ONLY / public lot – must waive down bus)
East Main Street