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June 24, 2013

St. Peter's Fiesta 2013 — Schedule

Monday/Tuesday

7 p.m. — Final nights of St. Peter’s Novena, American Legion Hall, Washington Street.

Wednesday

6 p.m. — Opening of Carnival in St. Peter’s Square; “wristband night” allows kids to ride as often as they want for one price. Reduced-price coupons available at Gloucester convenience and variety stores.

7 to 10 p.m. — Musical Entertainment — St. Peter’s Park: featuring “People of Many Voices.”

Thursday

6 p.m. — Carnival opens for second “wristband” night.

6:30 p.m. — Fiesta 5K Road Race — with Cape Ann YMCA — Starting at St. Peter’s Square.

8 to 11:30 p.m. — Youth Block Dance with DJ Jack LoPiccolo, St. Peter’s Park.

Friday

2 p.m. — Carnival opens for the day, with ride wristbands good for one price through 6 p.m.

4:45 p.m. — Greasy Pole Contest and women’s seine boat races, Pavilion Beach.

6:30 p.m. — Entertainment before opening ceremonies.

7:30 p.m. — Formal opening ceremonies, St. Peter’s Square.

Entertainment immediately following to 11:30 p.m., Gianni Farrone.

Saturday

9:30 a.m. — Youth and adult soccer games, O’Maley School Field.

10 a.m. — Pavilion Beach, military seine boat race — U.S. Coast Guard vs U.S. Navy; Gloucester Fire Department vs Gloucester Police Department.

3 p.m. — Children’s games, Beach Court.

4:45 p.m. — Sports events, Pavilion Beach – seine boat races and Greasy Pole Walk.

8 to 11:30 pm. — Musical Entertainment — St. Peter’s Square, Franco Corso and pianist.

Sunday

10 a.m. — Celebration of Mass of St. Peter, at St. Peter’s Park.

Noon — Procession following the celebration of outdoor Mass.

3 p.m. — Blessing of the Fleet, Stacy Boulevard.

3 p.m. — Concert: Gloucester Jazz Band, St. Peter’s Park.

4:45 p.m. — Sports events at Pavilion Beach — seine boat races and Greasy Pole Walk.

6 to 7 p.m. — Concert: St. Alfio’s Band, St. Peter’s Park.

6:30 p.m. — Children’s pinata contest, Pascucci Court

7:15 p.m. — Awards Ceremony, trophies awarded to winners of the sports events.

8:30 p.m. — Musical Entertainment, St. Peter’s Park featuring Seabreeze

11 p.m. — Raffle drawings and closing procession.

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