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Mashpee Commons Summer Sidewalk Festival 2017

Mashpee commons will be hosting   Sidewalk Festivals this Summer. on select Saturdays.   You’ll find an array of complimentary family-friendly activities throughout the neighborhood, including face painting, balloon animals, sidewalk chalk, cornhole and more. Additionally, you can catch several talented Cape Cod musicians performing live throughout the day. And last, but far from least, there will be a Sidewalk Sale taking place throughout the event, so you can score some serious deals while enjoying a fun day in the neighborhood. 


You can catch our Sidewalk Fests monthly throughout the Summer season. Join us on May 27th, June 17th, July 15th, August 19th, and September 16th.

Our July Sidewalk Festival is happening  on July 15th Join us for a fun day filled with live music, complimentary face painting, sidewalk chalk galore, and a sidewalk sale throughout the neighborhood. The fest begins at noon and runs through 8pm. Various activities will be taking place throughout Mashpee Commons; in order to help you better plan your day, we’ve included a breakdown of the times/locations below:

Face Painting: Taking place from 12-8pm, near MOCEAN, ICape Solutions and The Bandstand at Mashpee Commons

Balloon Animals & Glitter Tattoos: Taking place from 12-8pm, near Siena Italian Grill & Bar and Setting The Space.

Cornhole: During store hours, between 10am-8pm, cornhole boards can be found throughout the Commons including in front of MOCEAN, Vineyard Vines Cape Cod, #TheBlackDog, and near Hot Diggity.

Sidewalk Chalk: Chalk art demos, led by The Cape Cod Art Bar, will be taking place from 12-4pm on the Fountain Plaza (near Market Street Bookshop and Trevi Cafe Wine Bar). Additionally, you can design your own chalk art creations with chalk located throughout the neighborhood.

Local musicians performing at our July Sidewalk Fest include:

Sparrow Blue: 12-1:30pm (Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop)

Kim Moberg Music: 2-3:30pm (Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop)

Jordan Renzi: 4-5:30pm (Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop)

Cape Cod African Dance and Drum: 6:30-8pm (The Bandstand at Mashpee Commons)

106 WCOD Live Broadcast: Stephanie from Dan and Stephanie in the Morning will be broadcasting live from 12-2pm in front of Vineyard Vines Cape Cod

All activities are free and open to the public. And don’t forget, extended summer shopping hours are currently in place, so you can visit your favorite businesses through 8pm.

Can’t make our July #SidewalkFestival?…or want to experience the fun more than once? No worries, we are throwing Sidewalk Fests monthly throughout the Summer season. Join us on August 19th, and September 16th.


Summer Band Concerts on the Green Dennis Village Bandstand 2017

Summer Band Concerts on the Green Dennis Village Bandstand will be held Monday evenings during the summer from 7-8pm   

Concerts are located at the Iconic Bandstand located on the Village Green of Dennis
July 3: Sound Dunes
July 10 Crocodile Tears
July 17 Chatham Band
July 24 Cape Cod Conservatory Jazz Band
July 31 Brewster Band
August 7 North Country
August 14 Peking and the Mystics

Admission is FREE however donations will be graciously accepted on behalf of The Village improvement Society of Dennis.


Brewster Band Free Sunday Night Concerts 2017

The Brewster Band, an inter-generational volunteer concert band, performs free outdoor summer concerts! They will be back for Summer 2017 Brewster Band Free Sunday  Night Concerts 2017
Every Sunday, starting July 2nd through labor day weekend September 3rd  at 6:00 PM Drummer Boy Park, 773 Main Street, Brewster

Family friendly! All ages welcome.
Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on, a picnic supper and plenty of bug repellent. Drummer Boy Park has a playground for the children and the Band does a march around the bandstand which is a fun time for all!

Free Summer Concert Series Herring Cove Beach 2017 in Provincetown MA

“Sunset Concerts on the Beach” at Herring Cove in Provincetown are co-sponsored by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore and Far Land on the Beach. These free concerts feature favorite Cape musiciansFree Summer Concert Series Herring Cove Beach 2017 in Provincetown MA
Wednesday, June 28 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Rip it Ups
Sunday, July 2 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Mark Van Bork

Wednesday, July 5 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Chandler Travis

Sunday, July 9 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Zoe Lewis

Wednesday, July 12 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: New Beach Band

Sunday, July 16 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Spampinato Brothers

Wednesday, July 19 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Cheryl Aruda

Sunday, July 23 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Sensible Shoes

Wednesday, July 26 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: The Groovalotos

Sunday, July 30 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Funktapus

Wednesday, August 2 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Sarah Swain

Sunday, August 6 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: New Beach Band

Wednesday, August 9 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: The Daggers
Sunday, August 13 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Chandler Travis

Wednesday, August 16 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Digney Fignus
Sunday, August 20 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Steve Morgan and the Kingfish

Wednesday, August 23 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: The Grab Brothers
Sunday, August 27 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Zoe Lewis

Wednesday, August 30 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Johnny & the Washashores
Sunday, September 3 …   530pm Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: The Rip it Ups

Port Summer Nights in Harwich Port 2017

Harwich port chamber of commerce will be hosting musical summer strolls throughout Harwich port 6-9pm Stroll through out Harwichport and stop by the local shops.

Port Summer Nights in Harwich Port 2017

Wednesday-July 5th Thank a Local Hero with Touch a Truck –Harwich Fire & Police Vehicles
Big Nick’s Ride for the Fallen
Catie Flynn
Earth Junior
Just Like That
Mike Dumas and Satelite Band

Wednesday-July 12th- Beach Day
Drumma Queens
High Attitude
Last Men on Earth
Straight Jacket Slumber Party

Wednesday-July 19th- Blues & Jazz
Fred & Leslie Boyle and Doug Riccardi
Steve Morgan & Kingfish
Clayton Reistano Project
Monica Rizzio

Wednesday-July 26th- Country Night
All Worn Out Jug Band
North Country
Sarah Swain & the Oh Boys
Tattoo Cowboy
Wednesday-August 2nd- -Get Your Groove On –Soul & Funk
The Johns
Mojo Kings
Super Soulshine
VB & The Buzz
Wednesday August 9th-Battle of the Decades
Crocodile Tears
Elmore and the Counterfeit
Groovy Afternoon
Link Montana and the Rough Riders

Wednesday-August 16th-Family Fun
Keb & Dylan
Mark’s Music Rock Program
Someone’s Little Brother
Technicolor Motor Home
Wednesday –August 23rd- Rock & Roll
Andrea, Judge & the Sinner
Canon Hill
Diana DiGioa
Digney Fignus
The Rip It Ups

Harwich Cranberry Arts & Music Festival 2016

The Harwich Cranberry  Festival is a two day event Saturday September 17th and Sunday September 18th  held in Brooks Park at the corner of Main and Oak Street In the park there will be 100 different vendors selling handmade craft items. Entry to the park is FREE, so is the Parking The Music Festival will be on the Ball Field in Brooks park. Harwich  Cranberry Arts & Music Festival 2016

Harwich Cran Jam Fest 

Saturday Sept 17, FREE! Music by Entrain, Jah Spirit, Sarah Swain & The Oh Boys, Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys with headliner Donna the Buffalo Did I mention that it’s FREE!?
Tent and WOOD DANCE FLOOR from Bayside Tent & Table

Arts & Crast Festival

Crafts – 9:00am to 4:00pm Saturday

Crafts – 9:00am to 4:00pm Sunday

Harwich Hometown Parade 

t’s BACK, 2016 marks the second Annual Harwich Hometown Parade, brought to you by the Harwich Chamber of Commerce. The parade will be on Sunday September 18th at 11:30 am

Brazilian Cultural Festival 2016 in Cotuit MA

The 2nd Annual Brazilian Cultural Festival will be held   Saturday, September 17, 2016 –
5:00pm to 10:00pm     Cotuit Center for the Arts .

Brazilian Cultural Festival 2016 in Cotuit MA
Brazil’s diverse cultural background has inspired many celebrations and festivals known around the world, such as the Brazilian Carnival. On Saturday, Sept 17, Cotuit Center for the Arts and Brave Horse Music will honor Brazil with their own family friendly event that features a varied music program, dance, art, vendors and great food – the 2nd Annual Brazilian Cultural Festival promises to be a vibrant celebration of the rich culture of Brazil. The power of this music excites the emotions in subtle ways that are unsurpassed by any other music in the world


he headlining act will be The Fernando Brandão Sextet from Boston. Band leader Fernando, a Professor of Brazilian Music for 20 years at Berklee College of Music, is also a composer-arranger and flautist. He is a leading educator in Brazilian-Afro Cuban music styles and has published a play-along book by Advance Music. His own compositions have been recorded by Choro das Tres (our headliner last year), Guitarist Almir Cortes and the New World Guitar Trio. The band will consist of Daniel Ian Smith on Saxophone, Henrique Eisenmann on Piano, Fernando Huergo on bass, Bertram Lehmann on drums and will feature New York based Marcusiella Camargo, an alumni of Berklee, on vocals.

Also featured will be the drum corps from The Berkshire Bateria, a group known throughout New England for their energetic, rhythmic performances. The members of this group have studied extensively with samba masters in Salvadore, Bahia Brazil. Also performing is the local bossa nova band, Cla Da Bossa Nova, playing a mixture of modern Bossa Nova and Samba tunes. The band’s vocalist Brazilian born Rayssa Ribiero were just featured August 14th in the pre-show at “Pops By the Sea.” On the patio will be The Colors of Dream Band featuring singer Mariana Costa.

Courtesy of The Brazilian Roots Program at The Sturgis Charter School, will be Brazilian lawn games for children. A free Brazilian food tasting is being donated by The Brazilian Grill, Cape Cod’s premier restaurant for authentic Brazilian cuisine & New England and local merchants will have tables set up with their business information and Artisan crafts. Merchants will be available to discuss their work and sell their arts and crafts.

Tickets are $28. Food is included. Seating is cabaret style, inside and out and premium tables with wine are available.

Saturday, September 17
Tickets: $28, $25 seniors/veterans, $23 members, $15 students

Cotuit Center for the Arts – 4404 Falmouth Rd (Rt. 28), Cotuit, MA 02635

Wellfleet Porchfest Music Afternoon 2016

The 2nd  nnual  Wellfleet PorchFest will be held on Saturday Afternoon  at  18   porches across the town on Saturday August 27th  , a free acoustic music festival. Celtic, folk and originals, bluegrass, blues, jazz, rock, Baroque, classical and more.  Wellfleet Porchfest Music Afternoon 2016

Maps, music, souvenirs available at the information table on Main Street across from the Wellfleet Town Hall.

Onset Cape Verdean Festival 2016

The Onset Cape Verdean Festival will be held Saturday, August 13th, 2016, from 12:00 to 6:00 pm on Onset Beach.  13433080_1198552610196806_2260778622699975214_o

The festival takes place on the 2nd Saturday of August when the weather is warm. It is located in the beautiful seaside village of Onset, MA….a village of Wareham…on the bluffs overlooking Onset Bay. The program starts at 12:00 noon and goes continuously until 6:00 p.m. The music of Cape Verde has a beat similar to the familiar Salsa in the US. Cape Verdeans love to dance and once the music begins, they will not stop dancing until the music ends….no matter how old the person may be. Performers that have emigrated from Cape Verde and now live in the US are asked to play their instruments and sing. Many have only been in this country a short time and the music they bring is original to the Cape Verde Islands. Cape Verdeans have their favorite foods and everyone who attends the festival seems to thoroughly enjoy these dishes. Many vendors set up their booths for the day and sell Cape Verdean T-shirts, jewelry, art and items of interest.

The Onset Cape Verdean Festival is FREE and we hand everyone attending a FREE Program. The Program goes into detail about the history, music, language and even gives several recipes for favorite dishes. There is a picture of each Cape Verde Island with a short description of the Island. OCVFA feels that the Festival and Program assists with our Mission “to promote information and culture about Capeverdeans and to celebrate the origin, history and culture of the immigrants from Cabo Verde especially in the communities with large numbers of residents with Cape Verdean heritage.”

The village of Onset is small so a number of parking area have been established before you enter the festival site. There is a $10 parking fee but a FREE shuttle is provided for everyone to the festival area. The parking areas are staffed by a local non-profit Onset organization. Prroceeds goes toward OCVFA’s expenses for Police and Wareham Municipal Maintenance related to these parking areas.


“Rain Date” Sunday, August 14th. Parking is available at (2) specified lots along Onset Ave.

Onset Blues Music Festival 2016

The Onset Blues Music Festival will be held on Saturday August 6th 12-9pm   One of the oldest blues festivals for 24 years , they are lucky to host some of the most amazing bands in the blues world.Set in the victorian village of Onset, the concert overlooks one of the most picturesque harbors in New England. Onset Blues Music Festival 2016

This year’s line up features some of the best local, regional and national blues acts on the scene!

Heather Twiss and the After Hours Band
Travis Colby Band
George Gritzbach
Black and White Band
Michelle Willson and the Evil Gal Festival Orchestra

Cape Cod Beer will be here this year pouring beer and wine from 2-7!

Over 40 craft and merchandise vendors!
Gourmet food court!

The 2016 Onset Blues Festival is August 6, from noon to 9 p.m. (gates open at 11 a.m.).

The show is at Lillian Gregerman Bandshell, Prospect Park, 191 Onset Ave, Onset Village, Mass

Tickets purchased after July 22 will be available at Will Call at the main gate. Tickets available on line through July 29.


Adults $30.00 at the gate and $25.00 if purchased before the day of the event.

Kids under 12 $15.00 at the gate and $12.50 if purchased before the day of the event.

The festival has seating for 300 as well as open seating for 1500 on the lawn. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Seating is first come first served.
No coolers or animals (except service animals) will be allowed through the gate.
Food vendors and merchandise vendors will be located outside the performance area.
Attendees with wrist bands will be able to exit and re-enter the fenced performance area.
Handicapped area is available
Parking has changed in Onset this year. Many of the side streets are now resident only parking. Parking is available for a small fee on the pier and along Onset Ave (in the center). The Festival will have the Hines and Lopes Field parking lots open for $10/car. There is also free parking along Onset Ave beyond Hines and Lopes field.
Show is on rain or shine.