GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

Latest Cape Ann News

July 22, 2013

Thousands revel at 2013's first Block Party

Thousands revel at 2013's first Block Party

The predicted thunderstorms and heavy rains never materialized over Gloucester’s downtown.

The crowds of residents and visitors, however, did.

And, despite the last ripples of the week-long heat wave, thousands turned out Saturday night for the first of three Downtown Block Parties, that once again transformed the western half of Main Street end its side streets into a pedestrian mall of outdoor dining, street entertainment, three musical stages, performances at the Dog Bar and the Franklin, and an array of games and other events for families and children.

If you missed it, don’t fret. The second Block Party of the summer is set for Saturday, Aug, 17; the third and final event in this, the sixth year of the parties, planned for the turnover day from summer to fall on Saturday, Sept. 21.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest Cape Ann News

Pictures of the Week
Your news, your way
Comments Tracker
AP Video Network
Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast