Wareham’s summer schedule comes together

Apr 16, 2019

Wareham’s summer schedule is coming together as the Board of Selectmen approved several requests for the use of town property at its April 16 meeting.

The Wareham Oyster Festival, which received approval to place signs on town property, will take place on Sunday, May 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street. Attendees will be able to sample shellfish from the South Coast, Cape Cod and the Islands, and Rhode Island. The event will also feature live music, crafters and artisans, and other activities.

The Onset Bay Association’s annual Fireworks Festival will take place on Saturday, July 6, with a rain date of July 7. The Association got permission to use the Bandshell and Shell Point Beach for this event.

The Onset Bay Association President, Kat Jones, said that fundraising efforts for the event are well underway, and the group has raised about $27,000 of the $45,000 needed for the festival.

Upcoming fundraisers include the sold-out canal cruise and a comedy night from 8 to 11 p.m. on May 18 at the Onset VFW Post #2846. The event will include comedy, of course, along with raffles and a cash bar.

The annual auction to support the fireworks will take place on Thursday, June 20 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Mezza Luna. The event will include live and silent auctions and raffles, a cash bar, an Italian buffet. Seating will be first come, first serve.Tickets cost $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

For tickets to these events or more information, call 508-295-7072.

The association’s annual Chalk-Full-O-Fun Street Painting Festival will be held on Saturday, August 17. The Selectmen approved the festival’s use of the band shell and Waban Avenue.

Jones said that the event will feature work by 200 artists alongside a craft fair with an acoustic music performer in the afternoon.

Those who wish to donate to support these and other Onset Bay events can donate at www.onsetbay.org.