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Onset Summer of Love Free Summer Concerts 2017

The Onset Summer of Love  have Free live Music  every Wednesday evening at The Bandshell in Onset all Summer! The 2017 season runs July 5th through August 30th  630-930


Daddy O!


Just Like that


Movin’ On * Ultimate Benetar


Groovy Afternoon a  tribute to Woodstock


Studio two & All Star Beatles Tribute


The Peacheater-An Allman Brother Band Experience


Uncle John’s Banjo  Greatful Dead, Bluegrass Style


Way up South


Heartbreaker A  Led Zeppelin Experience

Parking is free after 6 p.m. at the Temple Lot on Union Ave. Always free parking at Hynes Field on the corner of 10th St. and Onset Ave. Handicapped parking available onsite and at the Onset Pier. Pay parking at Onset Pier until 10 p.m. Please do not park on the grass at the Bandshell!

In case of rain, we never cancel a show, we simply re-locate to the Onset VFW Post #2846 Pavilion located at 4 Gibbs Ball Park Rd in East Wareham (for GPS). It’s one mile from the center of Onset off of Onset Ave. This is an open air-pavilion with seating for several hundred. All are welcome! Kids, too! Bunker Bar is open and they serve a great home cooked meal every Wednesday for only $8! Stay tuned for these weather updates on our Facebook page! Or text 508-725-2657 for up to date info.

These shows are brought to you by the volunteer efforts of The Onset Bay Association and our many generous sponsors: Marc Anthony’s/Salerno’s, Wareham Community Events Committee, WCTV, Inn on Onset Bay, Letrice Lopes, LMT, Comrack Painting, Allied Exterminating/Onset Village Laundromat and you

Onset Bay July 4th Boat Parade, Family Fun and Fireworks 2017

OBA presents Onset Bay Blessing of the Fleet on Saturday July 1st at Onset Pier at 10am  with a whole day of family fun afterwards including Fireworks Onset Bay  Blessing of the Fleet Boat Parade & Family Day 2017

The  4th annual Blessing of the Fleet vessel parade with great prizes for most patriotic vessel and best decorated! Followed by kid’s pet-doll carriage and bicycle parades!

At the Bandshell from 1-4pm enjoy local favorites Pocketful of Soul performing all those great soul, funk and R&B tunes you will not want to miss. Block party on Onset Ave. starting at 6pm, enjoy a good old fashioned block party! Swim, picnic and hang out with family and friends! (Onset Ave will be closed to traffic).

Free Thursday Outdoor Movies 2017 in Onset MA

The Free Onset Film Festival is a free outdoor   movie    at The Lillian Gregerman Bandshell during summer 2017.   Movies will be shown   on Thursday evenings from June 29th to August 17th Free Thursday Outdoor Movies 2017 in Onset MA

Come early for face painting, 7:00

All concessions are just $1.00!

Scouts! Come dressed in your uniforms and get a free popcorn!

Kids! Stay after the show and help clean up and get a ticket for a free popcorn for the following week!

All are welcome and so are donations!

Please be respectful of others and maintain quiet during the show. Thank you!

6/29 Beauty and the Beast 2017
7/6 Ant Man
7/13 Moana
7/20 Jungle Book
7/27 Sing
8/3 Goose bumps
8/10 Secret Life of Pets
8/17 Dr Strange

In case of rain, movies will be held the Onset VFW 4 Gibbs Ball Park Rd Onset

Onset Bay Memorial Day Weekend Concert & Picnic in the Park 2017

Onset Bay Association will be hosting the   Annual Memorial Day Concert in the Park  at the
Lillian Gregerman Bandshell from 1-3pm on Saturday May 27th.

Onset Bay Memorial Day Weekend Concert & Picnic in the Park 2017
There will  be  special guests Wareham’s own Paul Innis on upright bass, Cape Cod’s John Salerno on keys/vocals and Dennis Nobrega on brass/wind/vocals, playing all those hits you know from the great American Songbook and perhaps a few patriotic numbers in honor of Memorial Day.


Bring along a picnic to enjoy during the show, or grab some lunch nearby.

Pay tribute to those we’ve lost by planting a flag in someone’s honor. By donation.

Play some family friendly lawn games; badminton, life size Jenga, corn hole and more!

Rain date is Sunday, May 28

Onset Beach Kite Festival 2016

2nd Annual Onset Beach Kite Festival will be held on Saturday  September 3rd  10:00 am – 4:00 pm.Come fly a kite with us on beautiful Onset Beach. Onset Beach Kite Festival 2016

Live demonstrations! Build-a-kite station! There will also be kites for sale brought by local hobby shop Cape Cod Collectibles.

This is a free event to attend. Kites sold separately.

Onset Bay Illumination Night 2016

The Onset Bay  Illumination Night will be held on Saturday evening  August 27 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm Onset Bay  Illumination Night 2016
Onset VillageAn event with a 100 year history, Illumination Night has become an Onset tradition for both residents and tourists alike. Onset Beach and Wickets and Onset Islands are lit up with illuminating flares. 9:15-9:45 approx.

This year will also feature a fire dancer on the beach who also entertains with luminaria of various sizes and colors! 8:30-10:00

Entertaining us at the Gazebo will be Frank Noonan and his South Coast Musicians with A variety of Dixie Land tunes and more! 8:45-10:00

Free parking is available at Hynes Field, located on the corner of 10th Street and Onset Ave (next to Chuck’s Auto). It’s a 5 minute walk to the pier from there. Closer pay parking is available at the town pier, they charge until 10:00. The Temple Lot on Union Ave is free after 6:00.

Chalk-Full-O-Fun Onset Street Painting Festival 2016

The  3rd Annual Chalk-Full-O-Fun Onset Street Painting Festival will be heldon Saturday ugust 27 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Chalk-Full-O-Fun Onset Street Painting Festival 2016

Quickly becoming one of the favorite events of the Onset Bay Association  artists and budding artists alike come to Onset and spend the day creating their chalk art along the sidewalks surrounding The Bandshell. Spaces are assigned and pastel chalk provided. There will be live music with Bill Reidy from Noon-4, a juried arts and craft fair, a story walk for the kids courtesy of the Wareham Free Library and more!

Live music provided by Bill Reidy. For more info on Bill and upcoming gigs, please visit his website

Registration begins at 9:00. $5 to participate gets you a box of pastel chalks and a space on the sidewalk. People’s choice voting system, winners in several categories will be awarded various prizes! Fun for the whole family!

Free parking is available at Hynes Field, located on the corner of 10th Street and Onset Ave (next to Chuck’s Auto) It’s a 3 minute walk up 10th Street to the Band Shell. Closer pay parking is available on the town pier, 200 Onset Ave, and at the Temple Lot on Union Ave. Handicapped spots (6) available onsite and also at the Temple and Pier lots

For more information on how to register please email onsetstreetpaintfest@yahoo.com. This event is free to attend.

Onset Bay Association Sandcastle Day 2016

Onset Bay aSsocation  will be hosting  Sandcastle Day at Onset Beach on Saturday  August 20th 1-4pm.   Rodney the Sandman will be present to show off his sand creature building skills. Onset Bay Association Sandcastle Day 2016

This is event is just for fun. Tools will be available for you to use, or bring your own. All are welcome!

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 Family Carnival August 2016 in Wareham MA

The Onset Family Carnival will be held on   Friday August 5th  thru  Friday  August  12th  Lopes Field in East Wareham.

The Onset Family Carnival will run each night from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. and feature the rides, games and awesome carnival food! The event is hosted by the Onset Bay Association and proceeds will benefit them as well as the Boy and Girls Club of Onset.

Lopes Field  Storer St, East Wareham, MA 02538