GDA Specials




Thursday 4- 6 PM

October 31, 2019

Come Downtown for some Trick or Treat fun! Stores will be giving out special treats!

Happy Halloween

 City of Gloucester

will be having a Halloween Party on Sunday October 27 from 1 - 4 PM

at City Hall

Gloucester Merchant Association 



Welcome to Gloucester Merchant Association

The Gloucester Merchant Association (GMA) is a new and growing group of local retailers, restaurants and other service businesses that is dedicated to the continued cultural and economic growth of Gloucester, particularly as it pertains to the downtown area. Through organized efforts the GMA strives to encourage and promote Gloucester as the vital shopping, dining and tourist destination that it continues to become by tapping into creative resources and by working with any and all interested Gloucester businesses, the GMA hopes to contribute to the robust economic and artistic growth that our city currently enjoys.

Upcoming Events

Our 2019 Fall and Christmas events calendar is posted ...Check it out!






 The 2019 Gloucester Downtown Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday November 1 starting at 3:00 PM at the State Fish Pier going to Main Street to Western Ave and ending at the Gloucester Tree Lighting Ceremony at Kent Circle.  The Tree Lighting is scheduled at 5:00 PM.  Santa will be available for picture taking. 

The parade is a children's parade with floats and bands celebrating Christmas.  Trophies will be handed for best floats or groups marching in the parade.  If you wish to join the parade please contact Joe Ciolino the head "elf"organizing the event.  Donations can be made to help make the 2019 parade a reality to the Gloucester Fund C/O The Weathervane, 153 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.  Please write Christmas Parade in the memo line. 

Gloucester Downtown Calendar of Events

  • October 31 -  4 - 6 PM  Tick or Treat Downtown
  • December 1 - Downtown Christmas Parade 3 PM
  • December 5 - Ladies Night
  • December 19 - Men's Night

Shop Local - Shop Downtown

The Gloucester Merchant Association.

Contact information: Joe Ciolino - The Weathervane 978-281-1227 email 

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