3rd Annual So Salty This Weekend

Saturday and Sunday 10 am -5 pm

January 20, 2024

Celebrate the fish city’s recognizably salty character with local cultural institutions and businesses during the 3rd Annual Gloucester’s So Salty festival on January 20 and 21, 2024 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm! Over 1,800 people came out last year to share their salty pride while enjoying free ice sculptures and cultural activities around Downtown Gloucester.

The Cape Ann Museum is partnering with Discover Gloucester and several area cultural institutions and businesses to offer two full days of free programming in the coldest part of the year. Inspired by the annual Salem’s So Sweet event, this two-day event will include ice sculptures, live music, salty treats, free kids’ art activities, and much more.

Grab a map from the Cape Ann Museum and find all 10 Ice Sculptures around Downtown Gloucester!

  • Katy and the Big Snow presented by Harbortown Cultural District at Gloucester City Hall, 9 Dale Street
  • Doe and Fawn at the CAM Sculpture Garden, 27 Pleasant Street
  • A Gloucester Dory at the CAM Courtyard, 27 Pleasant Street
  • Graflex Speed Graphic Camera at the CAM Courtyard 27 Pleasant Street
  • Stratocaster at The Cut, 177 Main Street
  • Thank You, Gloucester! at the Gloucester 400+ Office 123 Main Street
  • Eastern Point Lighthouse at Cape Ann Savings Bank Park 109 Main Street
  • A Sleeping Mermaid presented by Gloucester Accommodations at Sargent House Museum, 78 Main Street
  • An Olive Branch at Cape Ann Olive Oil, 57 Main Street
  • Love of Reading at Sawyer Free Library, 21 Main Street

All Weekend Activities:

  • Enjoy free admission and art activities, find salty spotlights in the galleries, and meet members of the CAM Teen Council at the Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
  • Test your photo detective skills in the CAM Library & Archives with snapshots from the Gloucester Daily Times photo archive.
  • Submit your idea to name one of Gloucester’s Snow Plows! Inspired by Virginia Lee Burton’s beloved children’s book “Katy and the Big Snow,” which features the fictional town of Geoppolis based on Gloucester, residents and visitors are invited to come up with their most creative snow plow names. The winner will be selected and shared at the end of January! Gloucester City Hall, 9 Dale Street
  • 20% off all salt products at Cape Ann Olive Oil, 57 Main Street
  • Start at Mile Marker One with Breakfast in an Igloo or end it with a Sweet & Salty Cocktail in an Igloo, 75 Essex Ave Route 133, reservations recommended for igloos
  • Strike a pose for a framed photo, enjoy the Legacy of the Lockwood Family show along with readings by Jim Dunn and Barbara Golden at Lockwood Studios Fine Art & Design Gallery, 2 & 4 Eastern Avenue
  • 25% discount on room rates at the Blue Shutters Beachside Inn, 1 Nautilus Road, Gloucester
  • Grab a piece of Saltwater Taffy at Fireflies Boutique, 100 Main Street
  • Salty Poetry Snippets at Dogtown Books, 132 Main Street
  • 10% off Select Salty Books and a Salty Blind Date with a Book at the Bookstore of Gloucester, 61 Main Street
  • Enjoy free Saltwater Taffy, Salty Stickers and Surprises at Toodleloos, 142 Main Street
  • Free Salted Caramel latte at Castaways Vintage Café, 65 Main Street
  • 50% off all SALTY CREW apparel PLUS a pair of earrings with every $50 or more purchase.  This is in addition to our big winter blowout sale where everything else in the store is 40% off (30% off Habitat), Design of Mine, 33 Main Street
  • 20% off all bath salts, Goodlinens Studio, 130 Main Street
  • Free Thirsty Seagull Or Gloucester Lobster Sticka with any purchase! Gloucester Apparel and Pat D's Photos, 44 Main Street
  • After Hours: 10% off your experience at Cape Ann Lanes/Laneside Pub & Brewery, 53 Gloucester Ave

Special thanks to our 2024 Ice Sculpture Sponsors: Gloucester Accommodations, Cape Ann Olive Oil, Cape Ann Museum, Cape Ann Savings Bank, The Cut, the Gloucester 400+ Anniversary, Harbortown Cultural District, and the Sawyer Free Library.

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