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Blog posts related to Gloucester MA events and other annual events around Cape Ann.

Take a Day Trip to Salem Massachusetts - Atlantic Vacation Homes

Whether you are a maritime expert, a history buff, an art lover, or a Halloween enthusiast, you’ll want to add historic Salem to your travel list. Known as the “Witch City”, Salem is a fantastic place to visit year round, though October is the month to experience Halloween at its best.

Cape Ann Plein Air Festival - Gloucester MA - Atlantic Vacation Homes

If you've ever seen someone set up an easel by the bank of a river, on a dock or bridge, or on the corner of a bustling street, you've seen a plein air painter. In celebration of this popular method of painting, the Cape Ann Plein Air Annual Painting Competition & Festival will be held in October each year.