2018 Mark your Calendars

Happy Holidays..Thank you for a Wonderful 2017



Mark your Calendars – Here are the Dates of our Annual Events and More to come on them..Tickets and More Shortly


 April 27, 2018 TOAST OF HARWICH….Our Premiere Event is returning to
the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club. Tickets will be available soon.

June 23, 2018 Harwich Chamber of Commerce’s Charitable Foundation’s
Annual 5K Road Race
July & August 2018- Port Summer Night’s – Every Wednesday- Line up announcement soon

September 15-16, 2018 Harwich Cranberry Festival Weekend & Fireworks-

Port Summer Nights Musical Strolls

Enjoy the sights and sounds of summer Wednesday nights in Harwich Port with
Port Summer Nights
Wednesday Nights 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

                    July 4th- August 29th                      Presented By

July 4thThank a Local Hero
 Just Like That, Earth Junior, Act 4, Night Train

July 11th Rock & Roll
Andrea, the Judge and the Sinner, Digney Fignus, Mike Dumas & Satelite Band, Out Late with Diana Di Gioia

July 18th – Family Fun Night
Elmore and the Counterfeit, Technicolor Motor Home, Someone’s Little Brother, JO & CO, Drumma Queens

July 25th – Get Your Groove On
 The Johns,Vb & The Buzz, Super Soulshine, Link Montana and Rough Riders

August 1st – Country Night & Touch a Truck
Tattooed Cowboy, North Country, Catie Flynn

August 8th – Battle of the Decades
All Worn Out Jug Band, Crocodile Tears, Elmore and the Counterfeit,
The Rip It Ups,
Mojo Kings

August 15th – Blues and Jazz
 Monica Rizzio,Steve Morgan & the Kingfish, The Clayton Reistano Project, Groovalottos

August 22nd – Days of Summer
High Attitude Straight Jacket Slumber Party Last Men on Earth   

August 29th – Last Blast of Summer
 Canon Hill ,Ukeladies,Mark’s Music Rock Program, Amy & Richard, Act 4


Sponsored by the Harwich Chamber of Commerce Events Committee.


Fall for Harwich



3     Farmer’s Market, 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Grounds of Brooks Academy, Harwich Center. (Rain or Shine). Sponsored with the Harwich Agricultural Commission. www.harwichhistoricalsociety.org.

4     Luscious Lobster Roll Lunch 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Christ Church Episcopal, Harwich Port. 508-432-1787 www.christepiscopalharwich.org.

5      Art in the Park, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Doane Park, Harwich Port. Raindate Wednesday. www.guildofharwichartists.com

6      Guided Walking Tour of Harwich Center. 2:00 PM. Costumed guides tell the stories and point out the sights of the historic village in this 1 hour walking tour. Starts at Brooks Academy Museum, Harwich Center. Fee includes      admission to museum. www.harwichhistoricalsociety.org.

7     7th Annual Authors’ Literary Tea 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Elegant Tea at Wequassett Resort & Golf Club on beautiful Pleasant Bay followed by three authors’ presentations, books sales, author signings, and on-site raffle.  Harp music.  Price $45.00 per person, limited number of tickets sold, waitlist available. Benefitting both Harwich Port Library (508-432-3320) and Chase Library (508-432-2610).  Call to reserve ticket.

10 & 17     Farmer’s Market, 3:00 – 6:00 PM. See September 4th.

12    Beach Day. 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Games, food and fun for the whole family. Red River Beach, South Harwich. www.harwichcranberryfestival.org. Raindate Sunday, Sept. 13th.

19     Wildlands Musical Stroll. Sponsored by the Harwich Conservation Trust. Learn more at www.HarwichConservationTrust.org.

19 & 20*   Harwich Cranberry Arts & Music Festival. Arts, Crafts, Music and Food. Brooks Park, Harwich Center. www.harwichcranberryfestival.org

Saturday: Crafts Fair, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Music Festival, 12:30 – 6:30 PM

Sunday: Crafts Fair, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Music Festival, 12:00 – 5:30 PM

20 Harwich Hometown Parade 11:30 AM. Starting at Freeman St in Harwich Port-Doane Road-Sisson Road-Main Street Harwich Center-Oak Street.  www.harwichcc.com

27      Cemetery Tours –Island Pond Cemetery, Harwich Center. 2:00 PM. www.harwichhistoricalsociety.org.


1      Farmer’s Market, 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Grounds of Brooks Academy, Harwich Center. (Rain or Shine). Sponsored with the Harwich Agricultural Commission. www.harwichhistoricalsociety.org.

8      Farmer’s Market, 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Grounds of Brooks Academy, Harwich Center. (Rain or Shine). Sponsored with the Harwich Agricultural Commission. www.harwichhistoricalsociety.org.

9*     Luscious Lobster Roll Lunch, Fall for Harwich, 11:30 – 2:00 PM. Christ Church Episcopal, Harwich Port. 508-432-1787.www.christepiscopalharwich.org.

10 & 11*     Cranberry Culture and Bog Tour. 1:00 PM. Explore cranberry farming in Harwich on this guided tour of a working cranberry bog and museum exhibit, sponsored by the Harwich Historical Society and Gingras Cranberries. Registration is required as space is limited. . Raindate October 13. www.harwichhistoricalsociety.org

17 & 24     Graveyard Tours. Start at dusk. Meet the “spirits” of Harwich past on these guided lantern tours of the Harwich Center Cemetery, with costumed re-enactors. Admission & Registration Required. Brooks Academy Museum. www.harwichhistoricalsocity.org.






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Harwich’s Branding Initiative

The purpose of this branding position paper is to define what branding is, describe why Harwich is undertaking a branding study and to identify the potential benefits of branding for Harwich.

What is Branding?

Branding is about delivering a differentiated message to Harwich’s target audiences of tourists, businesses, residents and second home owners, on what Harwich is, what it offers and why it is the best community to meet their needs. Extensive information is collected to obtain a true picture of what Harwich’s brand is now, why, what it should be and how the preferred identity can best be accomplished. The branding message includes a bold, unique and specific statement that identifies Harwich. Branding is much more than just a name, design, logo, and tagline. The goal is to have Harwich’s target audiences recognize and identify with its brand, believe that it meets their needs and build interest, trust and loyalty.
Our objectives for the brand are to:

  • Deliver a bold and unique message to specific audiences which clearly and consistently defines what Harwich is, what it has to offer and its vision for the future;
  • Ensure that Harwich’s brand is believable and accepted;
  • Connect Harwich’s target prospects emotionally;
  • Motivate the prospects to “buy” from Harwich; and
  • Cement user trust and loyalty.

We want Harwich to be on top of the minds of its target audiences. We want Harwich’s target audiences to buy from Harwich, be brand ambassadors and spread the word about Harwich.

Why is Harwich Undertaking a Branding Study? Harwich is undertaking a branding study because we are currently facing some significant opportunities and challenges. If we are to maximize opportunities and solve challenges, it will be critical to have a shared vision of what makes Harwich special. Identifying and developing that point of difference to be a unifying principle as we go forward, is the objective of the branding study. Opportunities include the: new Monomoy Regional School District; purchase and utilization of the Downey Property and the further development of Sequatucket Harbor; East Harwich Commercial Zone Concept; Middle School Repurposing; new Emerald Physicians/Cape Cod Healthcare facilities and Fontaine Urgent Care Center; future expansion of Outer Cape Health Services in Harwich; and OpenCape/CapeNet high speed fiber-optic network.

Challenges include:

  • Overall competitiveness of Harwich;
  • Economic growth and related revenue growth;
  • Limited resources that Harwich has to continue to improve and evolve;
  • Ability to attract tourists to support Harwich’s local economy;
  • A young educated workforce that can afford to live and work in the community;
  • Housing that is affordable to residents, seasonal homeowners and young professionals;
  • Ability to attract buyers and residents for Harwich’s commercial and residential real estate properties; and
  • A commercial development zone that has the accessibility and infrastructure to attract new businesses for economic development and growth.

What are the Potential Benefits of Branding to Harwich?

Building a strong brand for Harwich is critical to its future. A strong brand will provide a:

    • Platform for strengthening Harwich’s competitive position and generating revenue growth to support Harwich’s strategic initiatives and the local residential and business economy;
    • Unifying theme for Harwich, aligning community activities and resources;
    • Credible, differentiating framework for how we present Harwich to outsiders who may be potential visitors, residents, second homeowners or business owners;
    • Way to create recognition, loyalty and advocacy for Harwich among its target audiences and current stakeholders in the town, reinforcing community goodwill.

Harwich Community Brand Project Committee

Virginia Hewitt, Brooks Free Library and Peggy Garrahan, Cape Destinations
Larry Ballantine, Selectman Town of Harwich
Emily Brutti, Resident
David Condon, Cape Cod Embroidery
Joe Della Morte, Cranberry Liquors
Jeremy Gingras, Harwich Chamber of Commerce
Tony Guthrie, Robert Paul Properties
Simon Hunton, Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn
Errol James, Sound View Partners
Kara Lachance, Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
Michael Ulrich, Cape Cod Associates Real Estate
John Webber, Resident

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