Salem and Gloucester waterfront and boating festivals in August
A 30-year tradition of summer fun at the Gloucester Waterfront Festival and vintage motor yachts and sailboats of all kinds from the 1920s-1950s will be on display in Salem
30th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival
Location: Gloucester, MA
Description: With 45,000 people expected to attend, this New England tradition marches on in its 30th year with 250 booths of arts, crafts, specialty foods, and music. Other events include a pancake breakfast, lobster bake, and an antique car show to round out the event.
Date(s): Saturday, August 14, 2010 – Sunday, August 15, 2010
28th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival
Location: Salem, MA
Price: $3 - $7
Description: Boating lovers will have the chance to see vintage motor yachts and sailboats of all kinds from the 1920s-1950s era mahogany runabouts and cabin cruisers to sloops, sharpies, yawls, and schooners. Guests can tour the vessels, meet skippers and crews, and vote for their favorite boat. A crafts market, old time band music, and the “Blessing of the Fleet” all work to complete the weekend event.
Date(s): Saturday, August 28, 2010 – Sunday, August 29, 2010