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Saint Peters Fiesta Festival 2015 Schedule
                    June 24 - 28, 2015
            Gloucester, Massachusetts

Saint Peter's Fiesta Festival
    At the turn of the century, many Italian families from Sicily settled in the fishing community of Gloucester. These families continued many of the customs that they had practiced in the old country. One of these customs was to pay homage to Saint Peter, the Patron Saint of Fishermen. This annual festival honors Saint Peter and is a celebration of the community and its rich heritage.

    Saint Peter's festival includes an annual open air Mass at the Altar at Saint Peter’s Square, followed by a procession and the blessing of the Italian-American fishing fleet. In the afternoon you can enjoy the famous and entertaining Greasy Pole competition in which brave individuals run across a grease-covered pole above the water trying to capture a flag. You can also see the Seine Boat Races in which twelve-man crews prove their strength and stamina by rowing against each other in old Seine boats in a grueling mile long race.

St. Peter’s Fiesta 2015
Novena to St. Peter
Monday June 15 through Tuesday June 23, 7:00 pm at American Legion Hall

    St. Peter’s Fiesta 2015 Schedule

June 24, 2015 - Wednesday
7:00 - 10:00 pm. Musical Entertainment - St. Peter’s Park: “Barry Mooney and Friends”, featuring Barry Mooney, Sigy Moller and Laura James

June 25, 2015 - Thursday
6:30 pm - Fiesta 5K Road Race - with Cape Ann YMCA Starting location Stage Fort Park, Finish line at St. Peter’s Park. For info contact the Cape Ann YMCA. 8:00 - 11:00 pm. - Entertainment, Dance and Music featuring “Jenny Dee and the Delinquents” , St. Peter’s Park

June 26, 2015 - Friday
4:45 pm. - Greasy Pole Contest and Women’s Seine Boat Races, Pavilion Beach

6:30 pm. - Entertainment Before Opening Ceremonies

7:30 pm. - Formal Opening, St. Peter’s Square, to 11:30 pm. - Entertainment immediately following, Music by SEABREEZE

June 27, 2015- Saturday
9:30 am - Family Activity Day” Details available at Newell Stadium

10:00 am. - Pavilion Beach, Military Seine Boat Race:
U.S. Coast Guard vs U.S. Navy
Gloucester Fire Department vs Gloucester Police Department

3:00 pm. - Children’s Games, Beach Court
4:45 pm. - Sports Events, Pavilion Beach - Seine Boat Races and Greasy Pole Contest

8:00 - 11:30 pm. - Musical Entertainment, St. Peter’s Square, “Panorama” featuring vocalist ‘Natalie Pinto”

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - Sunday
10:00 am. - Celebration of MASS OF ST. PETER, at St. Peter’s Park

12:00 noon - Procession following the Celebration of Outdoor Mass

3:00 pm. - Blessing of the Fleet, Stacy Boulevard.

3:00 pm. - Concert - United States Navy Band Northeast, St. Peter’s Park

4:45 pm. - Sports Events at Pavilion Beach - Seine Boat Races and Greasy Pole Contest

6:30 pm. - Children’s Pinata Contest - Pascucci Court

6:30 - 7:15 pm. - Musical entertainment, St. Peter’s Square, Jimmy Geany

7:15 pm. - Awards Ceremony - Trophies awarded to winners of the Sports Events

8:30 pm. - Musical Entertainment - St. Peter’s Park featuring Paul London

11:00 pm. - Raffle Drawings and Closing Procession

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