TULIP FESTIVAL May 6th
Gloucester Tulip Festival, Saturday May 6, 2017
May 6th is the Ribbon Cutting Celebration for the new Stacy Boulevard gardens and the completion of the seawall reconstruction project.
The festivities will begin at 10:00 AM with an old-fashioned promenade from the Stage Fort Park Visitors Center to the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial. Participants are encouraged to dress in their best and stroll with neighbors and friends. Free and open to all. Prizes awarded based on elegance, creativity and floral inspiration. Prizes are baskets of tulips with gift certificates.
1. Best Bonnet (female)
2. Best Chapeau (male)
3. Best Pram
4. Best Walking Stick
5. Best Children’s Outfit
6. Best Headdress
7. Best Overall (male)
8 Best Overall (female)
9. Best Couple
10. Best Family
Following the promenade, Gloucester’s mayor will officially open the Boulevard with a ribbon cutting. The Promenade’s Grand Marshall, William Taylor will then announce the winners. Generous Gardeners volunteers will be available all afternoon to answer questions and provide interesting tulip trivia.
Generous Gardeners planted over 22,000 tulips for a spectacular show of color and form in shades of pink, purple, yellow, orange and red. Generous Gardeners is a volunteer group of local gardeners who care for over 22 public spaces in Gloucester. There are two tulip festival fundraising events planned. The movie Tulip Mania will be shown April 29th at the Cape Ann Cinema and Stage on Main Street. Doors open at 7:00 to mix and mingle. The film starts at 7:45 about the spectacular tulip speculation in 1637 Holland. $15/per person. The second event is a fundraiser party on May 6th at the Mile Marker starting at 6 PM and featuring the Honky Tonk Women’s Band. $20/per person. These events benefit Generous Gardeners and the Stacy Boulevard Gardens.
Free Parking at Stage Fort Park. Handicap/senior parking at Kent Circle. Promenade contestants must register at 10:00 AM at Stage Fort Park Visitors Center, but all are welcome to participate.
Please note our fabulous fundraiser trip to Amsterdam below. If you would like a ticket supplies are limited, email firstname.lastname@example.org and she will reserve one for you. Call 781-346-1363 with questions.