Harwich celebrates Cape Cod’s heritage of culture and creativity with a strong creative community that includes wonderful artists, artisans, antique shops, galleries, live theatre and a variety of musical offerings.
Seasonal arts & crafts festivals include the Brooks Park Arts & Crafts Festivals in July and August and the famous Harwich Cranberry Arts and Music Festival (a September tradition!).
Summer months also include the popular weekly “Art in the Park” featuring works by local artists and sponsored by the Guild of Harwich Artists (don’t miss their Gallery in the Heart of Harwich Port on Route 28). The Village Crafters feature homemade arts and crafts items created by juried crafters.
Musical offerings include weekly band concerts with the Harwich’s very own Town Band performing in the Bandstand at Brooks Park in Harwich Center. July and August bring the wildly popular Wednesday Night’s Port Summer Nights Musical Stroll Nights –local bands playing a variety of music in various locations up and down Route 28 in Harwich Port, fun for the whole family! All are free and open to the public!
Want to experience local theatre? Harwich Junior Theatre, one of the Cape’s Premier local theatres offers a wide range of plays, workshops and educational programs for all ages and interests. Going to the movies? The Chatham Orpheum Theatre offers first-run films in Chatham. The historic Cape Playhouse offers professional summer theatre in Dennis.
The Harwich Historical Society and Brooks Free Library offer special lectures, tours and exhibits with authors and historians on topics ranging from the historical to the contemporary. Brooks Academy Museum in Harwich Center features exhibits chronicling Harwich’s colorful history, including Cape Cod’s largest exhibit on cranberry cultivation! For train enthusiasts don’t miss “All Aboard the Harwich Railroad” a working HO scale model layout depicting the railroad’s journey through Harwich and the surrounding area.