Arts and Culture
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 fabulously popular Wednesday Night’s Port Summer Nights Music a summer tradition –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? Cape Cod Theatre Company/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 Cape Rep Theatre in Brewster offers amazing talent in a wonderful venues. If Classical music is your genre of choice then attending a performance by the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra or Cape Symphony you will surely be delighted. Traveling to Wellfleet’s Payomet Theatre to enjoy Nationally known musicians gracing the stage will just have you dancing in your seats..
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 currently under renovations to preserve and restore it’s timelessness in Harwich Center features exhibits chronicling Harwich’s colorful history, including Cape Cod’s largest exhibit on cranberry cultivation! Our Captains Row in West Harwich sharing the homes and the history along Route 28.