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Chamber Events

Businesswomen's Mixer

Thursday, September 8 | 5 - 7 PM

The Gloucester House

Members: $10 | Non-members: $15


The Gloucester House is hosting the next mixer presented by the Businesswomen's Committee on Thursday, September 8. Join us for an evening of networking, fun and raffles! All are welcome to join in.

Please register in advance if you plan to attend.

All proceeds benefit the Carolyn M. O'Connor Scholarship Fund. Sponsored by Egan Law Center. 

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Blackburn Brew Fest

Saturday, September 17 

1 to 5 PM

Stage Fort Park, Gloucester

Experience one of the best views on Cape Ann with a cold beer in your hand this September at the First Annual Blackburn Brew Fest presented by the Chamber’s Next Gen Cape Ann Young Professionals Group. Located next to the beach on the historic Stage Fort Park, sample hundreds of beers and ciders brewed by 30 Commonwealth breweries while listening to local band Over the Bridge, playing lawn games, and dining from local food trucks.

Tickets are now on sale at

Business After Hours Collaboration

Wednesday, September 21 | 5 - 7 PM

Your Hosts:

Cape Ann Savings Bank

(Gloucester Crossing Branch) 

Halyard Apartments

Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA

The Greater Cape Ann Chamber and your three host businesses invite you to gather for a fun evening of networking and exploring three great businesses.

Visit all three businesses and get your "passport" stamped for a chance to win one of three $100 Cape Ann Gift Certificates.

Light appetizers will be served and drinks will be available for purchase.

Please register in advance if you plan to attend.

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NEXT GEN End of Summer Bonfire

Thursday, September 22 | 6 - 8 PM

Cape Ann Motor Inn

Hang out with other young professionals over drinks and light appetizers on a beautiful sandy beach in Gloucester. 

Cape Ann Motor Inn’s home on Long Beach is the perfect place to celebrate a successful summer and connect with old friends and new. Once the sun sets, we'll have a bonfire to gather around.

Please RSVP so we have an Idea of who to expect. No cost to join or participate, so bring a friend or partner!

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35th Annual Love Greater Cape Ann Fundraising Auction

Thursday, September 29 | 5 - 10 PM

Cruiseport Gloucester

$75 per person - Table of 10 $750

We Love Greater Cape Ann and work hard to help support our Community in many ways. Your generous bidding will help the Chamber build for the future of this special place where we live, work and play. 

Live Auction/Silent Auction

Fund the Future Paddle Raise

Heads & Tails Game

Passed Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated Dinner, Cash Bar

Limited Seating - Get Your Tickets Today


38th Annual Essex ClamFest

Saturday, October 22 

11 AM to 4 PM

Memorial Park, Essex 

(Rain Date: Sunday, October 23)

Come taste Cape Ann’s finest chowders! Although the highlight of the day is the Chowder Tasting Competition, there are a great variety of activities, including arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment and plenty of food vendors on-site! 

Sponsorships are available. Learn more about how you can help support this great event.

Vendor spaces also available. Download vendor application. 

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Member & Community Events

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Wednesday Evening Supper Club

Wednesday, September 7 | 4:30 - 6:45 PM

1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Beauport Hotel

Heading to Gloucester Stage Company to see Paradise Blue? Make it an entire evening of fun! We have partnered with GSC to host Wednesday Evening Supper Club: enjoy a specially curated 3-course Prix Fixe dinner at 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar with roundtrip shuttle transportation to and from Paradise Blue for an all-inclusive price of $63.50 per person. Visit here to view full supper menu. Call 978-491-5090 to reserve a spot this Wednesday evening! 

Paradise Blue

Performances Run through September 18

Gloucester Stage Company

Blue, a gifted trumpeter, contemplates selling his once-vibrant jazz club in Detroit’s Blackbottom neighborhood – it’s 1949 and gentrification is banging on the door. The house band is desperate to stay, Blue’s demons are tempting him to leave, and the arrival of a seductive stranger turns everything upside down. This dynamic and musically-infused drama shines light on the challenges of building a better future on the foundation of what our predecessors have left us. Learn More

Farmhouse Culinary Workshop: Mixology

Thursday, September 8 | 6 - 8 PM

Appleton Farms

On the heels of last session’s classic cocktail series, we’re exploring the bounty of the summer season. Learn how to bring fresh fruits and herbs straight from the garden into your glass. Delve into the craft of cocktail creation, how to easily pair flavors, and perfectly balance ingredients. Let Privateer Rum walk you through each cocktail; you’ll learn all about ingredients, necessary tools, simple tweaks and industry secrets that will have you spinning drinks like a pro. And finally, you’ll work in teams to create and indulge in all three of your creations! Light bites will also be served. Register Now.

Surf & Turf Sunset Dinner Cruise

Thursday, September 8 | 6 - 9 PM

Beauport Cruiselines

Don't miss out on the last summer Surf N Turf Sunset Dinner cruise! Enjoy the sweeping sunset views of Cape Ann, dine on Beef Tenderloin and Baked Haddock, sip seasonal cocktails, and dance aboard Beauport Cruiselines. View full menu.

Candlelight & Spiritualism Tours

Thursday, September 8 | 6 - 9 PM

Hammond Castle Museum

Candlelight Tours run at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. Spiritualism Tours begin at 9pm. 

Candlelight Tours: Guides will escort visitors through the museum's many rooms, placing an emphasis on the Hammonds themselves and the time that they spent in their castle home. 

Spiritualism Tours: Delve into the history of the American Spiritualism Movement and the culture that formed around it, as well as the contributions of both Hammonds.

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CAMTalks: Exhibition Series - Quarry Dance X

Friday, September 9 | 4 - 5 PM

Cape Ann Museum

This year, Quarry Dance X: The Film marks a decade-long series of the quarry dances, always with Dušan Týnek as the choreographer. Learn about the project from coordinator Lisa Hahn and then watch the 36-minute film. The film features Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre dancers at two private Cape Ann quarries during the summer of 2021. Free for CAM members, $10 for non-members.

Rockport Music

Shalin Liu Performance Center

Friday, September 9 at 8 PM: Chelsea Berry

Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 PM: Mikarimba

Sunday, September 11 at 1 PM: Straight Line Crazy (National Theatre in HD)

Crossroads Launch Party

Saturday, September 10 | 10 AM - 12 PM

Essex Shipbuilding Museum

Join Essex Shipbuilding Museum in the Shipyard for a different kind of launch. Coffee, tea and light breakfast snacks provided, celebrating the Smithsonian’s Crossroads Exhibit debut in Essex. Meet program contributors and be the first to tour the exhibits!

The Black Feathers at Old Sloop Presents

Jaeger & Reid open

Saturday, September 10 | 7:30 - 10 PM

First Congregational Church, Rockport

Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler write songs that are both modern and ancient, weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations. Ray and Sian first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012. Learn More & Buy Tickets Now

Sketch Class with Slow River Studio

Sunday, September 11 | 10 AM - 12 PM

Hammond Castle Museum

Experience the timeless beauty of Hammond Castle Museum in a brand-new way! This year you can learn to sketch the enchanting grounds and breathtaking interior spaces of this celebrated New England landmark, as Hammond Castle Museum has partnered with Slow River Studio to bring you sketching classes here at the Museum. $15 per participant. Reserve Your Spot Today

Discover Gloucester

2022 Industry Roundtables Schedule

Attractions: September 13 | 4 PM

Harbormaster Conference Room

Lodging: September 14 | 12 PM

Harbormaster Conference Room

Retail: September 20 | 6:30 PM

Harbormaster Conference Room

Restaurants: September 21 | 3 PM

Minglewood Harborside

Arts & Culture: September 22 | 

Harbormaster Conference Room

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September Mug Up

Wednesday, September 14 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Cruiseport Gloucester

Join Discover Gloucester with Discover New England Executive Director Michele Cota for a discussion on the International Travelers' Market, followed by networking with industry colleagues.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.


Marini's Farm Corn Maze and Play Area 

Opening September 10

Open 10 to 6 on Saturdays & Sundays in September.

Also open Friday nights 6 - 10 PM in October

Russell Orchards Apple Picking

Now Open to

Pick Your Own Apples






Farm Day Weekend at Appleton Farms

Saturday & Sunday

September 17 & 18

Games and activities for all ages, Wood-Fired Pizza and Food Trucks, Craft Beer Vendors, Animals & more


Gloucester Downtown Clean Up

Saturday, September 17 | 9 AM | Burnham's Field

The 7th Annual Great Gloucester GrowDown

Tuesday, September 20 | 6 - 8:30 PM

Short & Main, Gloucester

Join Backyard Growers and their awesome community at the 7th Annual Great Gloucester GrowDown! Proceeds from this blow-out fundraiser support Backyard Growers' work cultivating healthy, connected, resilient communities by empowering people to grow their own food. The event will feature entertainment, a live video premiere and fund-a-need auction.

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Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA

2022 Golf Tournament

Monday, October 3

11 AM Lunch | 12 PM Shot Gun Start

Bass Rocks Golf Club

Hit the links for a great cause! The proceeds of the Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA 2022 Golf Tournament will support all families and children of the Gloucester and Cape Ann communities.

The event includes lunch and dinner, 18 holes of golf (scramble format), on course games & contests, registration prize packages, putting contest, and a raffle. 

Please register at

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24th Annual Manchester-Essex Rotary Club Golf Tournament

Tuesday, October 4 | 12:30 PM Shot Gun Start

The Meadow at Peabody Golf Course

Peabody MA

$130 entry fee includes greens fee, golf cart, beverages, prizes, prime rib dinner ($50 for prime rib dinner only).

To benefit the Manchester-Essex Rotary Scholarship Fund. $100 Hole Sponsorships for local businesses.

To play or sponsor, contact Chris Shea (508-843-4979, or Dave Ray (978-921-2346,

Cape Ann Ongoing Events 


  • Appleton Farms: Check out all events, from Farmhouse Culinary Workshops to Fire Pit Picnics to Hikes for Beer!
  • Cape Ann Museum: Learn about all the events, exhibitions, and talks happening at CAM.
  • Essex Shipbuilding Museum: Crossroads: Change in Rural America. Smithsonian traveling exhibit highlighting changing landscape of rural America in Essex, MA open through October 22.
  • Hammond Castle: Gloucester Gratis Days every Tuesday. Self-guided tours daily.
  • Rockport Exchange: Farmer's Market every Saturday through October 15th from 9 AM to Noon in Harvey Park
  • Schooner Adventure: Weekend public sailings with free sails for children

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