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Festival Schedule

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Maritime Heritage Day

Step aboard a schooner, learn about traditional shipbuilding and fitting out, watch America’s oldest marine railway in action, or explore the unique biology that makes our oceans so amazing. You can find it all at Maritime Heritage Day! Maritime Gloucester will be hosting a variety of local community organizations with an exciting array of demonstrations and interactive options for all ages.

In addition to our exhibitors we will have music, schooner charters, and delicious local fare. Many of the Gloucester Schooner Festival's visiting schooners will be open to deck tours and charters. This festival will take place over two locations on the Gloucester Waterfront, our own Harriet Webster Pier on Harbor Loop as well as the new Schooner Docks at the neighboring I4C2 lot.

This is an exciting day with something for everyone from the budding marine biologist to the maritime history enthusiast. A list of our vendors and a schedule of events can be seen below.

Where: Maritime Gloucester (23 Harbor Loop) & I4C2 Lot (dirt parking lot between the Building Center and The Gloucester House)


Price: Free and open to the public


Visitor Info

For general information about visiting the City of Gloucester please visit the website of our tourism partners at Discover Gloucester and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.


Dates: Friday Sept 3rd - Monday Sept 6th

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The 37th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival is made possible due to our generous sponsors: