GDA Specials




Christmas  Downtown Gloucester




December 12 Middle Street Walk 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM and the Lobster Trap Tree Lighting


December 12 Family and Friends Day.  Santa will be available from Noon to 4pm at the former  La Trattoria function room.

Photo opportunities and treats will be available for the children. 

December 17

Men's Night


December 20 Shopping Spree Drawing



Please check out the event page on the website for more entertaining events. 



Welcome to Gloucester Downtown Association

The Gloucester Downtown Association (GDA) 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 GDA 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 GDA hopes to contribute to the robust economic and artistic growth that our city currently enjoys.

Upcoming Events

Our 2015 events calendar 

is posted ...Check it out!


The 57th annual Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 6, 7, and 8, each day from 9-5. This event is rain or shine. The Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar is a summer tradition that brings more than 5,000 visitors. Everyone will enjoy shopping, musical entertainment, children’s activities, outdoor dining and local non-profit organizations.

Shoppers will have many choices that include merchants, artisans and crafters. The entertainment consists of a wide variety of musicians, dance performances, a bouncy house, face painting and a fun Dog Parade on Saturday, just to name a few. There will even be a train ride for the kids. Food vendors will be offering pizza, popcorn, and sausages. Also the Main Street restaurants will have outdoor seating.

Come and enjoy this traditional summer event in historic downtown Gloucester. Sponsored by the Gloucester Downtown Association.

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