Prepare Yourself For Another Bat Shit Crazy Fun Filled Weekend In Gloucester- Here’s Your Playbook

I suggest y’all rest up because yet again (I feel like I say this every week) there is an insane amount of fun just about free stuff to do.  Get Ready To Partay!

Saturday September 17th

Downtown Gloucester Block Party


At 6 pm sharp start dancing to the Docksiders Big Band plus jazz, reggae, African, folk, rock, show tunes and oldies. Linda Amero is at the Franklin Café, the Bandit Kings play at the Dog Bar.  The Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester and we will be performing at 7p.m. in front of the Sovereign Bank.  Enjoy exquisite dancing by OmBellyCo Tribal Dance and the Cape Ann Center for Dance Performance. Buy 50/50 raffle tickets from our Gloucester High School cheerleaders and help support the parties.

Also at 6 pm, a special magic show in Kids’ Town – win a special prize from magician Joe Howard!

GMG/ Lat 43 Outdoor Celebrate Gloucester II Bash To Renew Newell Stadium

Stop by and say hey and let me take your pic.  We will be live blogging the event!

LAT 43 Entrance

Saturday Starting at 7PM

Matt Burke From the Gloucester Daily Times Will be presenting  Awards To the top 25 Gloucester High School Gridiron Greats and we will have photos of the award winners blown up 25 feet on the big screen as Matt gives out the awards.

We will unveil the 25 foot screen that Ed Collard and I conceived and Ed mostly built with help from Sista Felicia and screen Sam Hartson’s “This Is Fiesta” movie- outside hoisted high up on the pilings in front of Lat 43, show footage of the blue lobsters albino lobsters, golden sea robin, Sunday Senior Seine Boat race, Friday Saturday and Sunday greasy pole footage, Monkey Balls, Craig Kimberly’s Fiesta Videos, Faces Of The Fishermen From EJ, Gloucester’s Finast Kind Calendar, and much much more.  The Outdoor café setup in the parking area in front of Lat 43 will be incredibly set up Lat 43 will be practically giving the food away and there will be adult beverage service- NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!

Lat 43 will be serving Sista Felicia’s Special Hot Cocoa and Peppermint Schnapps (also served without the booze for the little ones) and we will be proudly serving The fantastic Ryan and woods Folly Cove Rum with hot mulled Cider to keep y’all warm through the night.

Best of all 10% of all food and beverage sales goes to GFAA to help rebuild Newell Stadium.

Art Now Rockport


Tickets are available for this evening event, please visit (The official promo poster is attached to this email.)

Featured artists: Kurt Ankeny, Renata Fryshara, Ben MacAdam, Nina Samoiloff, and Karen Tusinski. Much thanks to Sarah Kelly, Rockport’s very own events guru and all around booster for the arts!

Sunday September 18th


Mug Up and GMG Lobster Roll Competition!!! at Khan Studio Good Morning Gloucester Gallery

Swing by the Gallery at 77 Rocky Neck Ave gallery G3 (On Madfish Wharf)

Meet lots of your favorite GMG personalities and enjoy free coffee, pastries and EJ’s killer deviled eggs.  Bring some pastries if you would like but it’s not mandatory.  Sometimes Paul Morrison even graces us with Monkey Bread!

On Sunday, September 18th during Mug Up, we will be holding the First Annual Lobster Roll Competition.  Judges for this competition will be Sista Felicia (we all know what an awesome cook and foodie Felicia is), Wendie Demuth (who grew up working for her father’s lobster business and ate huge amounts of lobster, prepared in every imaginable way), Brenda Hill (food judge for the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association, author and freelance writer from FL, originally from Gloucester) and Kim Smith (butterfly garden and lobster roll expert, who’d better show or Ed Collard gets her spot).  The lobster roll competition will be fierce and require special handling, so we need to have an idea of the number of entrants in advance.  Bun grilling can be done here at the gallery just before the entry goes to the judges, so entrants only need to bring a batch of their filling (hopefully enough to share a little with everyone after judging is complete) and their buns of preference.  If you are planning to enter, please reply post on the blog, or if you want to be more secretive, you can email me at  You might also want to put in a reservation early with Joey at Capt. Joe & Sons for your lobsters.

12:00PM Sunday

The Fish Box Derby On Rogers Street!


Fish Box Derby Info Here

Sunday September 18th
The Lone Gull 10K


Runners (and those interested in running),
An email will be sent out to all registered runners sometime tomorrow in regards to the final race details. I will outline some important points below for anybody who doesn’t feel like waiting for the email. This year’s Lone Gull 10K will in fact be its final running. It has been a great five years and I really want to thank all of the runners, volunteers, sponsors, and most of all my family for helping and putting up with my September stress! So here are some details for the race:

1) Pre-race packet pickup is available at New England Running Company on Friday (10-7) and Saturday (9:30-6).
2) You can pickup your numbers and shirts on raceday starting at 7:30 AM at Good Harbor Beach.
3) You can sign up for the race on raceday.
4) There is plenty of free parking available at Good Harbor Beach.
5) We will not be holding on to shirts that have not been picked up so after the race it will be on a first come, first serve basis.
6) Good luck to all runners!!!!!

For more info-


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