Friday, June 19, 2009
Almost Fiesta Time !
It's almost that time of year when Gloucester kicks the birds off the Greasy Pole and celebrates St.Peter's Fiesta. That's why I'm bringing back a few photos from Fiesta's past.
ST. PETER'S FIESTA SCHEDULE :
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24
5:30 p.m. NEW FISH FESTIVAL, Gloucester House - Buffet dinner.
7:00 p.m.-10:00p.m.----- **MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT at St. Peter's Park
"FOREVER LEGENDS" featuring 5 entertainers
THURSDAY, JUNE 25
6:00 p.m. FIESTA FIVE ROAD RACE - with Cape Ann YMCA - starting at St. Peter's Square
8:00-12:00 Youth Block Dance / D.J, Sam Santuccio
FRIDAY, JUNE 26
4:45 p.m. GREASY POLE CONTEST and WOMEN'S SEINE BOAT RACES
6:30 p.m. ENTERTAINMENT - Prior to Opening Ceremony
7:30 p.m. **FORMAL OPENING- St. Peter's statue will be led to the
Fiesta Altar in a Candlelight Procession.
Program immediately following until 12:00----
MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT ---"SEABREEZE"
SATURDAY, JUNE 27
9:30 a.m. YOUTH AND ADULT SOCCER GAMES - at Newell Stadium
10:a.m. Military Seine Boat Race- USCG vs. US Navy- Pavilion Beach
Gloucester Fire Dept. vs. Gloucester Police Dept. Race
2:30 pm-------**CHAMIONSHIP SERIES-YOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT at Fort
Playground (Rain date-Sunday June 28)
3:00 p.m. CHILDREN'S GAMES - at Beach Court
4:45 p.m. SPORTS EVENTS - at Pavilion Beach SEINE BOAT RACES,
GREASY POLE CONTEST
6:00pm - 12:00AM MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT - St. Peter's Square-
--- ODISSEA ORCHESTRA, with Vocalist NATALIE PINTO,
SUNDAY, June 28
10:00 a.m. CELEBRATION OF MASS OF ST. PETER, at St. Peter's Park
12:00 noon RELIGIOUS PROCESSION FOLLOWING THE CELEBRATION OF MASS
3:00 p.m. BLESSING OF THE FLEET- at Stacy Boulevard -
3:00 pm Concert, United States Navy Band Northeast, St.Peter's Park
4:45 p.m. SPORTS EVENTS - at Pavilion Beach - SEINE BOAT RACES and GREASY POLE CONTEST.
6:00 PM CONCERT ST. ALFIO'S BAND,(1 HOUR) ST. PETER'S PARK
6:30 p.m. CHILDREN'S PINATA CONTEST - at Pascucci Court
7:30-PM ------**AWARDS CEREMONY. for winners of Sporting Events.
8:30 pm MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT --- NATALIE PINTO St. Peter's Park
10:00 p.m. FIREWORKS DISPLAY -
11:00 p.m. Raffle drawing and Closing Procession
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!