photo: David Cox, Main Street (dusk) Gloucester Block Party, 2012

Please visit the new website! Thanks for visiting. This website was updated March 2017.

Take time to explore the arts and culture in Gloucester’s historic downtown: the working waterfront is packed with museums, studios, galleries, music, bookstores, vessels, antique shops, venues, restaurants, attractions and festivals


Established: The Massachusetts Cultural Council voted unanimously to approve downtown Gloucester as the Gloucester Harbortown Cultural District on March 29, 2013. 

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