Tag Archives: St. Peter’s Fiesta

SAINT PETER’S FIESTA POSTPONEMENT DATES

This year’s 2020 Fiesta is scheduled to take place from Wednesday through Sunday, June 24th through June 28th. If a postponement were to occur, Fiesta President Joe Novello and the Fiesta Committee are waiting for final approval by the Special Events Committee to schedule postponement dates over the weekend of September 10th through the 13th. They are hoping to have a definite answer by May 5th. However, this is all contingent upon the State government’s mandated protocols.

You can read the full article in today’s Gloucester Daily Times

MAYOR ROMEO THEKEN ANNOUNCES DEED TO PAVILION BEACH!!

At the St. Peter’s Fiesta opening ceremony, Mayor Romeo Theken announced that the citizens of Gloucester are now the proud owners of beautiful Pavilion Beach. The beach was deeded over to the City by Sheree Zizak, Beauport Hotel proprietor.

Mayopr Romeo Theken copyright Kim Smithpavilion-beach-sunset-2-copyright-kim-smith

Greasy Pole Fall Classic Full Length Edit

As First Seen On Good Morning Gloucester

The Greasy Pole walk is a uniquely Gloucester Italian-American event that takes place every summer during the St. Peter’s Fiesta. The pole is rigged on a platform in the harbor off Pavilion Beach. The objective is to walk the heavily greased pole and capture the flag. During the fiesta three walks take place, one walk each on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and there are three winners declared. Much bravado and celebrating takes place during and after walking the greasy pole. To see Greasy Pole videos from the summer of 2011 visit Good Morning Gloucester. To read more about the Greasy Pole and Gloucester’s annual St. Peter’s Fiesta visit the St. Peter’s Fiesta website.

This past autumn the platform rigged in the harbor that supports the pole was damaged first by Hurricane Irene, and then destroyed by a subsequent ‘noreaster. Roughly eighty thousand dollars is needed to reconstruct the platform. The Greasy Pole Fall Classic fundraiser, from where the video footage was shot, was held at the local football stadium, and is a one time only re-creation of the annual event that takes place in the harbor. Gloucester’s St. Peter’s Fiesta is attended by tens of thousands and is a beautiful celebration of St. Peter, the patron saint of fishermen. The Greasy Pole is a highlight of the fiesta, and just one of many religious and celebratory events.

Donations to restore the Greasy Pole may be sent to the following address:

St. Peter’s Fiesta Committee

P.O. Box 3105

Gloucester, MA 0193

Greasy Pole Fall Classic SHORT

Greasy Pole Fall Classic Short Edit

For more information about the Greasy Pole

Greasy Pole Fall Classic Video Special

As first seen On Good Morning Gloucester. The following is the program schedule for the video special that I produced for Good Morning Gloucester, which is also airing on Cape Ann TV this week.

Program schedule for The Greasy Pole Fall Classic airing on Channel 12, Cape Ann TV:

Wednesday, November 23 at 8:00 pm

Thursday, November 24 at 1:00 am and 6:30 pm

Saturday, November 26 at 7:30 pm

My Cape Ann readers know of the Greasy Pole. For my off -island readers, the Greasy Pole walk is a uniquely Gloucester Sicilian-American event that takes place every summer during the St. Peter’s Fiesta. The pole is rigged on a platform in the harbor off Pavilion Beach. The objective is to walk the heavily greased pole and capture the flag. During the fiesta three walks take place, one walk each on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and there are three winners declared. Much bravado and celebrating takes place during and after walking the greasy pole. To see Greasy Pole videos from the summer of 2011 visit Good Morning Gloucester. To read more about the Greasy Pole and Gloucester’s annual St. Peter’s Fiesta visit the St. Peter’s Fiesta website.

This past autumn the platform rigged in the harbor that supports the pole was damaged first by Hurricane Irene, and then destroyed by a subsequent ‘noreaster. Roughly eighty thousand dollars is needed to reconstruct the platform. The Greasy Pole Fall Classic fundraiser, from where the video footage was shot, was held at the local football stadium, and is a one time only re-creation of the annual event that takes place in the harbor. Gloucester’s St. Peter’s Fiesta is attended by tens of thousands and is a beautiful celebration of St. Peter, the patron saint of fishermen. The Greasy Pole is a highlight of the fiesta, and just one of many religious and celebratory events.

Donations to restore the Greasy Pole may be sent to the following address:

St. Peter’s Fiesta Committee

P.O. Box 3105

Gloucester, MA 01930

Greasy Pole Fall Classic

Night Street Photography with Fujifilm x100 Fiesta Gloucester

Night street photography with Fujifilm x100, St. Peter’s Fiesta, Gloucester, Massachusetts.

St. Peter's Fiesta Gloucester Massachusetts 2011 Fujifilm x100

St. Peter's Fiesta Gloucester Massachusetts 2011 Fujifilm x100

St. Peter's Fiesta Gloucester Massachusetts 2011

St. Peter's Fiesta Gloucester Massachusetts 2011

St. Peter's Fiesta Gloucester Massachusetts 2011 Fujifilm x100

St. Peter's Fiesta Gloucester Massachusetts 2011

St. Peter's Fiesta Gloucester Massachusetts 2011 Fujifilm x100

St. Peter's Fiesta Gloucester Massachusetts 2011 Fujifilm x100 panorama

St. Peter's Fiesta Gloucester Massachusetts 2011 Fujifilm x100

St. Peter's Fiesta Gloucester Massachusetts 2011 Fujifilm x100

Fujifilm x100 Ferris Wheel Fiesta

Fabulous Ferris Wheel, Gloucester Waterfront, St. Peter’s Fiesta

Ferris Wheel Gloucester St. Peter's Fiesta Fujifilm x100Shutter 1/60, f 2.2, ISO 4000

Ferris Wheel St. Peter's Fiesta Gloucester Fujifilm x100Shutter 1/2, f 14.0, ISO 4000

Ferris Wheel St. Peter's Fiesta Gloucester Fujifilm x100Shutter 125, f 2.o, ISO 4000

Ferris Wheel St. Peter's Fiesta Gloucester Fujifilm x100Shutter 125, f 2.8, ISO 400

Ferris Wheel St. Peter's Fiesta Gloucester Fujifilm x100Shutter 125, f 2.2, ISO 4000

Ferris Wheel St. Peter's Fiesta Gloucester Fujifilm x100Shutter 125, f2.0, ISO 4000Ferris Wheel St. Peter's Fiesta Gloucester Fujifilm x100

Ferris Wheel St. Peter's Fiesta Gloucester Fujifilm x100Shutter 1/60, f 2.5, ISO 4000

Thanks to husband Tom for helping me overcome my fear of heights. I so wanted to see the city from the top of the ferris wheel–stunning, fabulously fun, and all too brief–I didn’t want the ride to end!