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‘Little Gem’ of a Gloucester Daffodil Festival to be held on Saturday, Sunday

“Everything has changed from past years!”

Those words appear atop the form that vendors had to fill out to apply to take part in this year’s Gloucester Daffodil Festival, and those words are definitely true for 2021.

This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of changes have had to be incorporated into Gloucester’s annual celebration of spring, which this year is being billed as the “Little Gem Edition.”

But it is back, a positive note after cancellation of the 2020 Daffodil Festival at the start of the pandemic.The festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.


However, this year instead of a normal, full-sized parade along Main Street, there will be a parade of shoebox-sized floats that will be filmed and broadcast on the county’s website, social media and cable channels 47 and 48, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. The theme of this year’s parade is “Daffodil Memories.”

“Even though we cannot offer the traditiona...

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