Getting There / While You’re There

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GREAT MUSIC IN A SPECTACULAR SETTING

The Riverfest Seaside Music Festival is held at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester — America’s Oldest Seaport — 35 miles northeast of Boston. The expansive, historic park overlooks stunning Gloucester Harbor — and is a fantastic venue to enjoy live music! (Take a look!)

Grab some friends and join us for this annual celebration!

GETTING TO THE EVENT

MAP & DIRECTIONS
Stage Fort Park
24 Hough Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930
Google Map & Directions

PARKING
A limited number of on-site parking spots will be available on a first-come-first-served basis at the park ($20 for non-residents and free for residents with beach parking stickers). Festival attendees are encouraged to rideshare/carpool to the event, use ride hailing services (Uber/Lyft/Taxi), take alternative transportation to the event, and utilize the free shuttle service to/from satellite parking (see below).

SHUTTLE BUS & SATELLITE PARKING
The satellite parking locations below will be serviced by a free shuttle bus, provided courtesy of 92.5 the River:
Magnolia Woods Recreational Area , 474 Western Ave. map/directions ($10 parking, Free Shuttle)
O’Maley Innovation Middle School, 32 Cherry St. map/directions ($10 parking, Free shuttle)

Shuttle hours of operation: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

The shuttle drop-off/pick-up is adjacent to the The Cupboard Restaurant, 41 Hough St, right next to the festival.

Additional Satellite Parking is available at Gloucester High School, map/directions ($10 parking, No shuttle service). This location will NOT offer shuttle service, but it’s only a one mile walk to Stage Fort Park.

*Additional information about the shuttle service and satellite parking locations will be posted here as it becomes available.

MBTA COMMUTER RAIL
MBTA Commuter Rail’s Newburyport/Rockport Line services points between North Station and Rockport, with a stop in Gloucester. Check MBTA Schedules & Maps for up-to-date train schedule and service info.

PEDAL POWER
If you live nearby, why not leave the car at home and ride a bicycle to the festival? After all, riding a bike is good for your health, the environment, your wallet, and your soul!


WHILE YOU’RE THERE

SHARE THE SPACE
Keeping this event free and open to the public requires us all to share the space respectfully. Feel free to bring chairs or a blanket (no plastic tarps please), but leave your umbrellas at home. Please be mindful of other attendees and our shared desire to see the stage, dance, and have a good time! The festival is held in an open park, and attendees must obey all park policies.

FESTIVAL MAP
Stretch your legs and stroll around Stage Fort Park. Check out the booths of the various sponsors — whose support helps keep this event free for the public! To make sure you don’t miss anything, check out the 2019 Festival Map.

PARK POLICIES
■ Help keep Gloucester and Stage Fort Park beautiful! Please do not leave behind cigarette butts, trash, food, etc. Put all trash/recycling in proper barrels.
■ Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in Stage Fort Park, except within the designated age 21+ area(s) specially permitted during this event.
■ Dogs and other pets must be on a leash at all times.

GENERAL VISITOR INFO
Stage Fort Park is home to a Visitor’s Center, where information and maps are available. Additionally, Discover Gloucester and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will be sharing a sponsor’s booth at the festival, and will be providing local information and tips!

LOST & FOUND
The Information Booth will function as a “lost & found” during the event. However, items left after the concert will be either disposed of or recycled following the conclusion of the event.

LOCAL RESTAURANTS, LODGING, ETC.
Come early or stay late and make a whole day of it. Dine at one of the Gloucester’s many great eateries, or maybe do a little shopping. Discover Gloucester!