OK, I said it. It’s the elephant in the room. We actually have friends who look at us like we’re mental patients when we say we LOVE FIESTA! There are only a few places on Earth where the whole city parties and invites tens of thousands of other people to join in. Rio and New Orleans come to mind. Not bad company for Gloucester to be in, is it? Just look at this video from last year:
The guys who didn’t get the pole aren’t cursing the winner. They’re cheering him and carrying him on their shoulders out of the water and up the street. That’s the spirit I’m talking about! A little more of this spirit on a daily basis would make all our lives better.
Plus there’s live music all over town (see full live music schedule here) and nearly everybody you run into is in a great mood for days at a time. So let’s have some fun, OK?
It’s very simple, once you walk through downtown for the Block Party, swing on tdown to Lat 43 and the outdoor seating theatre which we will be creating in the parking lot facing Rogers Street. If you can’t get a table downtown there will be plenty of hand food that you can grab and watch the free show and The Team at Lat 43 is offering food at family friendly prices-
Clam Chowder $4
Chicken Wings $4
Pulled Pork Sliders $4
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 lots 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. The Screen will be 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!!!!!
Best of all 10% of all food and beverage sales goes to GFAA to help rebuild Newell Stadium.