Celebrating 375 Years!
The Sandwich 375 Committee is planning some wonderful events to celebrate our town’s 375th birthday. They will take place not just in the village; but all over town. The planners are not just a small group of folks; they are an all-volunteer group representing all ages, students, many groups and organizations, and folks who are just passionate about our town. They are happily giving of their time and energy to plan the best celebration possible! The events planned are so varied that there is something that will appeal to every age group, and best of all, most of the events will be free!
(NOTE: There may be some schedule changes as we get closer to the actual event dates. Check back here for the latest updated information.)
July 23: Talk of the Town Speakers Series – 7pm “Petticoats at Sea” Storyteller Joan Gatturna brings to life the tale of Johanna Sears and her family which is based on the true life adventures of several New England families whose daughters and sons proved their courage and skill when faced with perils at sea! –Sandwich Glass Museum, Hirschmann Theater, 129 Main St. Sandwich, MA. 508-888-0251 Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30pm, program begins at 7. MORE INFO…
July 26: SeaFest- 10 am – 10pm
It’s quite the festival in honor of Sandwich’s maritime history at the Sandwich Marina. Start the day by boarding a PIRATE SHIP and many other interesting historic, heroic, and amazing ships from the 1600s to now, shop the Artisans Guild of Cape Cod juried craft fair, enjoy shanty music and puppet theater, see who wins a NAMA Seafood Throwdown with competing Celebrity Chefs, watch Coast Guard demonstrations, check out the Thornton Burgess Society Kids Tent featuring sea creatures, meet our famous Captains of yesteryear, and look up and the see the Hood Blimp circling overhead.
Then end the day at our old-fashioned STEAK LOBSTER CLAMBAKE, 6 pm – 10pm, AT TOWN NECK BEACH by the BOARDWALK. Stay for the party afterwards with a great dance band. Then enjoy Free reserved parking back at the Canal to see the Boat Parade! THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
- Board a Pirate Ship & many other interesting ships from the past to the present.
- NAMA Seafood Throwdown with competing Celebrity Chefs
- Juried craft fair
- Shanty music
- Coast Guard demonstration
- Kids Tent featuring sea creatures
- Hood Blimp
- Enjoy an old-fashioned Steak Lobster Clambake and dance band party (6-10pm at Town Neck Beach)
August 2-3: Water Street Wing Fling – A very family event featuring:
- Kids Zone with lots of inflatables, kids games and crafts
- Kayak Tours on Shawme Pond
- Two-day Car Show with different classic, antique and new cars and motorcycles each day – sponsored by Atlantic Subaru, Factory 5 and Kalstar Realty
- Explore a firetruck and shoot the hoses
- A variety of Food Trucks
- Live Performances on Wing School and Shawme Pond bandstands
- Juried Artisan and Craft Show
- and so much more…
What else could a kid of any age want?
Perhaps a ride in one of the Four Tethered Hot Air Balloons!
Water Street Wing Fling is sponsored by Marshland Restaurants and Bakery.
August 2, 3 & 4: 8:30 – 11:00 pm. Paintscaping Comes to Cape Cod! -
Paintscaping is 3D Projection Mapping: a revolutionary technique to transform the world in ways never before possible. Some call it spatial augmented reality, others say it’s a new paradigm in lighting and entertainment. Whatever you call it, PAINTSCAPING will leave you awestruck!
“PaintScaping provides an amazing WOW factor!” — Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
“PaintScaping brought MAGIC to Orlando” — Mayor Buddy Dwyer
Paintscaping is a world leader in spectacular large-scale 3D projection mapping.
Paintscaping has done projects for Sony Pictures, MGM Resorts International, Call of Duty, Ritz-Carlton, Eminem, Cirque du Soleil, Westin Hotels, Rod Stewart, Autodesk, Los Angeles Kings, Blue Man Group, AND NOW CAPE COD!
The Sandwich 375 Committee &
The Sandwich Town Hall Preservation Trust
Melinda S. Gallant
August 15th & 16th at 7pm August 17th at 4pm
Sandwich Town Hall Auditorium
Tickets $15(Purchasing information Available Soon) OUR TOWN–The simple story of a love affair is constantly rediscovered because it asks timeless questions about the meaning of love, life and death. In the final moments of the play, the recently deceased Emily is granted the opportunity to revisit one day in her life, only to discover that she never fully appreciated all she possessed until she lost it. “Oh, earth, you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you,” she says as she takes her place among the dead.
August 16 & 17: Thornton Burgess Days - 10 am – 4 pm. Thornton Burgess Days Celebrate the 375th Anniversary of the Town of Sandwich at the Green Briar Nature Center.
Families will enjoy indoor and outdoor activities throughout the weekend. Free admission.
SUMMARY OF EVENTS:
(For a complete listing CLICK HERE)
- 11am: A Cavalcade of Classic Cars from each of the decades of the 1900s will proceed from the Wing School through the village to Jarvesville Park.
- Noon: Rededication ceremony for the Dr. Beale memorial at Beale Park, Main St and Beale Avenue.
- Noon to 4pm: the Classic Cars will be available for viewing at Jarvesville
- 2 to 3pm: live concert given by the Colum Cille Pipe and Drum of Cape Cod
- Scavenger Hunt in the Village
- Exhibit of Dodge Macknight paintings at the Library, painting lessons for kids
- Walking Tour of the Village led by “Thornton Burgess”
What fun and it’s all free!
September 13: 1-3 pm.Sandwich is known for its parades, but this one ‘Our Sandwich Journey’ will be the grandest of them all with a 2-mile parade route and featuring marching bands, drum & bugle corps, pipe & drum bands, and other musical groups as well. Also participating will be numerous floats, classic cars, Clydesdales and other horses, Shriner Clowns, organizations, teams, companies, and more. Everyone loves a parade even Red Sox’ Wally and he is bringing the trophy!
September 24: Talk of the Town Speakers Series - 7pm. “Daring Sea Rescues Along the New England Coast” with Michael Tougias, author of 19 books including The Finest Hour, a true story of the US Coast Guard’s most daring sea rescue. His works are authentic and well researched. Michael’s engaging speaking style will captivate the audience with true stories of bravery and tragedy along our sea coast. –Sandwich Glass Museum, Hirschmann Theater, 129 Main St. Sandwich, MA. 508-888-0251 Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30pm, program begins at 7. MORE INFO…
October 24 & 25: Ye Olde Spirits of Sandwich – Masquerade Ball on the 24th. Which Witch of Sandwich parade of “witches”, choose the best Witch of Sandwich”. Famous Sandwich residents of olde walking through the village. Graveyard Tours, Graveyard Art. Library scarecrow contest.
October 29: Talk of the Town Speakers Series - 7pm. “Thornton Burgess” as portrayed by actor David B. Hobbs. Meet Christie Lowrance, author of Nature’s Ambassador, The Legacy of Thornton W. Burgess–Sandwich Glass Museum, Hirschmann Theater, 129 Main St. Sandwich, MA. 508-888-0251 Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30pm, program begins at 7. MORE INFO…
November 19: Talk of the Town Speakers Series - 7pm. “An Overview of American Folk Art” with Beth Friend, art historian –Sandwich Glass Museum, Hirschmann Theater, 129 Main St. Sandwich, MA. 508-888-0251 Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30pm, program begins at 7. MORE INFO…
December 3: Talk of the Town Speakers Series - 7pm. “Legends and Traditions of the Christmas Season” with Henry F. Callan. The fascinating history behind the mixture of pagan, secular and Christian elements. A special time of fun and celebration for everyone.–Sandwich Glass Museum, Hirschmann Theater, 129 Main St. Sandwich, MA. 508-888-0251 Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30pm, program begins at 7.MORE INFO…
(events calendars for various other town-wide organizations)