August 5 is Festival by the Sea in Manchester


Manchester’s Festival-by-the-Sea has become a Cape Ann Classic, and the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is excited to be presenting this festival in partnership with the Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea.

The festival will be held on Saturday, August 5th from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. in three Manchester-by-the-Sea town parks: Town Hall, Reed and Masconomo.

Over 80 Artists, artisans and food vendors will offer their original artwork and handmade goods.  This family friendly event includes live outdoor entertainment, local shopping, sidewalk sales, restaurants, food trucks and fun activities for kids.

The music for the August 5th Festival-by-the-Sea is sponsored by Kelly Auto. A schedule and listing of the performers will be available in front of the bandstand on the day of the event.

Ahead of the event, the Chamber thanked the Manchester Board of Selectmen, the Manchester Fire & Police Departments and Manchester Parks & Recreation for their support and assistance in bringing this festival to life.

Festival by the Sea is part of the Chamber’s ongoing seasonal event calendar that brings together the best of businesses in Cape Ann’s local downtowns.  Check out its schedule:

Aug 5 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)    Festival by the Sea      Downtown Manchester

Aug 12 (6 -10 p.m.)           Gloucester Block Party     Main St, Gloucester 

Aug 19 (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)    Waterfront Festival   Stage Ft Park, 24 Hough Ave, Gloucester

Aug 20 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)    Waterfront Festival Stage Ft Park, 24 Hough Ave, Gloucester

Sept 1 (6 - 10 p.m.)            Gloucester Block Party #3   Main St, Gloucester 

Sept 16 (1 - 5:30 p.m.)      Blackburn Brew Fest      Stage Ft Park, 24 Hough Ave, Gloucester 

Oct 21 (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)   Clamfest-39th Annual      Shepard Memorial Park, Essex

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