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Patricia Ireland, a 92-year-old resident, had a request when she saw the tall Ferris wheel being set up for the carnival of St. Peter’s Fiesta, which wrapped up Sunday night.

Just before the confetti and speech-filled opening ceremony of the 95th anniversary of St. Peter’s Fiesta at 7:30 p.m., people crowded Rogers Street waiting for the statue of St. Peter, the patron saint of fishermen, to appear from St. Peter’s Club.

Over the years, Backlash has earned plenty of impressive victories in the Women’s Seine Boat Division, entering Friday’s Championship Race with two previous titles to their name the most recent coming in 2019, making them defending champs. Friday’s race, however, may have been their most imp…

Note: The Greasy Pole was contested on Mondays from 1931-1949 and there were no events held from 1940-45 due to World War II. A Friday competition was added in 1999. There was no competition held from 2020-21 due to the COVID19 pandemic.

After two years of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the St. Peter’s Fiesta carnival returned with a bang Wednesday evening.

A special exhibition that celebrates Gloucester’s legacy of family-owned commercial fishing vessels opens during St. Peter’s Fiesta weekend at Cape Ann Museum.

For the first time since 2019, St. Peter’s Fiesta once again will fill the area of Rogers and Commercial streets with outdoor music, entertainment and carnival rides on Wednesday, June 22, through to the closing procession on Sunday, June 26.

St. Peter’s Fiesta’s 35-foot seine boats called the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria got a makeover during the pandemic.

Organizers hope that for first time since 2019, you’ll be able to take in the slip-slide along the Greasy Pole and the seine boat races, lace up your sneakers for the Fiesta 5K Road Race, or soak up the atmosphere in St. Peter’s Square.

Soon after Rosalie (nee Parisi) Laiachino arrived in Gloucester as a 10-year-old from Sicily in the late 1930s, she met Grace "Gracie" Misuraca Favazza. It was the beginning of a friendship that lasted more than 80 years.

Those who witnessed Friday and Saturday's Greasy Pole Competitions were hardly surprised at the result of Sunday's Competition. In fact, everyone was expecting it.

Three in a row for Derek Hopkins! First walker since Jake Wood in 1999 to win all three Greasy Poles in the same year. Second all time. All three wins came in the second round. Legendary performance.

PAUL BILODEAU/Staff photo. Inge Bodoni, 93, of Gloucester, during the opening song at Sunday's outdoor Mass in St. Peter Square, part of St. Peter's Fiesta 2019. 6/30/19

Bishop Mark O'Connell gives his homily during Sunday morning's outdoor Mass in St. Peter Square, part of St. Peter's Fiesta 2019. Listening is the Rev. James Achadinha, pastor of the Catholic Community of Gloucester and Rockport.

After taking the flag during Friday night's Greasy Pole contest, Derek Hopkins took down the Saturday Greasy Pole flag in round 2, first walker. He goes for 3 in a row Sunday, which hasn’t been done since Jake Wood in 1999.

The Fiesta Shows carnival and entertainer Barry Mooney really opened the 92nd edition of St. Peter's Fiesta on Wednesday, the Fiesta 5K road race highlighted another busy night of Fiesta activities on Thursday, and the first rounds of the Greasy Pole Walk and seine boat races hit the water l…

The sight of children, teens and adults carrying oars donned with the names of local fishing vessels has become a staple of the St. Peter’s Fiesta procession on Sunday.

The St. Peter’s Fiesta 5k Road Race’s biggest draw is its atmosphere.

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