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200th Brazilian Independence Day Celebration

Sunday, August 28

1:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Community Programs, Members Events

Downtown Campus, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 
Free and open to the public 

Independence Day of Brazil, or Sete de Setembro, is officially celebrated on September 7 to mark Brazil’s Declaration of Independence from Portugal on September 7, 1822.  This year, to celebrate the 200th anniversary, the Cape Ann Museum and Action Inc. are working with local Brazilian community members to share Brazilian food, culture, music, and dance in Downtown Gloucester. 

The Brazilian community has been growing on Cape Ann for over 35 years, mostly in Downtown Gloucester. Over 4,000 Brazilians currently live across Cape Ann and have started businesses including local restaurants, hair salons, stores, and cleaning companies. Taste salgadinhos, dance capoeira, and make your own Brazilian Flag during this afternoon celebration. 

Activities include:

  • Live music from Vidinha de Balada in the CAM Courtyard
  • DJ Marks in the Cape Ann Museum Courtyard
  • Photographs by Sergio Oshira on display inside the Cape Ann Museum
  • Capoeira MdP performance at City Hall
  • Jiu Jitsu performance by DF Fitness at City Hall
  • Food for sale by Oliver’s Harbor Restaurant
  • Make your own Brazilian Flag in the CAM Sculpture Garden
  • Free face painting and balloons in the CAM Sculpture Garden
  • Community tables from the Sawyer Free Library, the Open Door, the Gloucester Education Foundation, North Shore Community Health Center, Schooner Adventure, the Gloucester Human Rights Committee, and more.

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