THE FIREWORKS ARE A GO!!! Hold onto your hats, we’re going to be treated to an extra fantabulous spectacular display!
Barry Pett shares that the response for requests for assistance with the Schooner Festival/Labor Day Weekend fireworks show has been tremendous. He gives a heartfelt thanks to everyone for their contributions. He’d also like folks to be aware that the City contributes greatly, with support from Mayor Romeo Theken’s administration, the Police and Fire Departments, and the DPW.
Barry provided some history about the fireworks, which have been annually displayed from Stage Fort Park since at least 1880. This beautifully poetic Winslow Homer watercolor titled Sailboat and Fourth of July Fireworks, dated July 4th, 1880, was painted during the year that Homer lived on Ten Pound Island. Unfortunately, the painting is currently hidden away in storage at the Fogg Art Museum. It is Barry’s hope that for Gloucester’s quadricentennial the painting will travel to Gloucester and be displayed at the Cape Ann Museum.
Barry Pett has been creating Gloucester’s fireworks shows for over twenty five years.
Winslow Homer: Poet of the Sea
Martin Del Vecchio’s drone video highlights from Gloucester’s fireworks display July 3, 2016. Great capture Martin!
The view from the Beauport Hotel restaurant looking towards Stage Fort Park. Happy 4th of July!
Red, White, and Blue Grand Finale
I thought the fireworks this fourth extra stupendous. If you agree, the Gloucester Fireworks Committee is looking for donations, small and large, for the fireworks display during Schooner Festival over Labor Day Weekend. If you haven’t already contributed, they would appreciate your help. You can donate by clicking here or sending a check to:
The Gloucester Fund
45 Middle Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Please make the notation on your check “Fireworks.”
A few more
Spectators Along the Boulevard
Runaround w/ Laser Light Show on the Boulevard
Once again, the Gloucester Fund and gimmesound.com present a FREE CONCERT ON GLOUCESTER HARBOR featuring Cape Ann Big Band and Gloucester’s #1 Party band Runaround Sound, plus we have some surprise featured vocalists TBA.
Ringo Tarr, Gloucester’s hardest working behind-the-scenes organizer, has done it again. He’s bringing his stage to the Boulevard for a rousing celebration of our independence through music, parade, fireworks and one of the most powerful laser light shows in New England– Best of all, it’s all FREE thanks to Ringo’s hard work and the musicians’ generous spirit.
Here’s the schedule:
5:00 Music Begins (band TBA)
6:00 Music breaks for Horribles Parade
7:00 Cape Ann Big Band & Runaround after parade
9:30 Fireworks over Gloucester Harbor
10:00 Spectacular LASER LIGHT SHOW by RK Lighting Design
Then dance with Runaround under the stars & the lasers.
There’s nothing like dancing on the Boulevard to the Runaround Sound with RK’s lasers overhead. DON’T MISS IT! Here’s a video of Runaround at Capt. Carlos.
You can get into the party spirit with Runaround tonight at 9 at Minglewood Tavern. See Cape Ann’s complete weekend live music schedule here.
Would you be willing and able to assist us in getting the word out to MORE people? Our next fireworks show is Tuesday, July 3rd at 9:30pm. I have a link, I think will work, that you can share on your goodmorninggloucester facebook page (and/or your blog page?)
Please let me know if there is anything else you would need from me.
To see more from last night, just click on the photos below.
To see more, click here or on the photo.
A fantasmagorical show of fireworks over Stage Fort park! Did we witness controlled fires exploding in a multitude of colors and shapes projected high up into the sky with cascading sparkles trickling overhead for the pure act of enjoyment? Why yes we did!
Click for a slideshow of oohs and ahhs: