If you are visiting our little slice of heaven this summer and are wondering what is happening around town, just check out this amazing list of events and places to get even more info. This was compiled by the Hyannis Cultural District and is extremely well done. Check out the information about the great Artist Shanty program that I participate in and see other terrific local art while you are visiting. Or join the drum circle or yoga classes. Whatever your taste we have something for you to enjoy.
Hyannis HyArts Cultural District - SPOTLIGHT
Some of the many happenings around downtown Hyannis
Main Street to Hyannis Harbor - summer, 2021!
Dance, dine and delight in the sights and sounds of the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District this summer, complete with visits to the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties, live music and DJ dance parties, outdoor movies, African drum and ukulele classes, downtown trolley rides and more. Stroll along the mile-long Main Street with over 100 local shops and restaurants and follow the Walkway-to-the-Sea through the Hyannis Village Green, to a working water front.
PARK AND WALK l Main Street to Hyannis Harbor, steps away from parking lots It is easy to spend art-FULL days in downtown Hyannis HyArts Cultural District.
Complimentary and metered parking lots are steps away from Main Street & Hyannis Harbor. Visit the artist shanties, Main Street Hyannis museums, shops, restaurants and more.
Mobile pay to park available for Bismore Park and Ocean Street lots with the app: https://www.mpay2park.com
WALK DOWN MAIN STREET!
Spread out along the Pedestrian Walkway, created this summer to accommodate physical distancing while strolling along the street!
HYANNIS HYARTS ARTIST SHANTIES
Meet local creatives at the Harbor Overlook and Bismore Park Artist Shanties, open through October. Artists change weekly so it’s a “must stop” throughout the season to see all the latest trends. And Cape Cod singer/songwriters provide musical delights on various days throughout the season. Both are beautiful and breezy spots along the Walkway to the Sea from Hyannis Main Street to Hyannis Harbor.
HAPPENINGS ALL AROUND TOWN
ArtsBarnstable is pleased to manage the Town run Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty program, and promote the entire goings on in Hyannis and all around town of course! Festivals, programs, talks, tunes, yoga and other activities taking place on town properties are added to the town calendar throughout the year. Check often to plan what needs to go on your itinerary for the day!
Town of Barnstable special event calendar:
There are plenty of programs and events to keep one active and entertained year round in all seven villages in the town of Barnstable. Search many listings at www.ArtsBarnstable.com AND @artsbarnstable on FaceBook and Instagram.
Organizations with robust calendar of event listings include:
Hyannis Main Street
Many of the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District programs are made possible in partnership/or supported by other town of Barnstable Departments, and organizations including but not limited to: the Main Street Business Improvement District (responsible for on-going programs and activities along Main Street and Village Green. They are a key partner/funder to keep family friendly activities and programs year round in the cultural district); Cape Cod Art Center, the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, Hyannis Public Library, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, JFK Kennedy Museum and Cape Cod Maritime Museum. Special thanks to Barnstable DPW for their ongoing efforts in maintaining the landscaping and technical needs within all of our town properties.
MORE ABOUT THE HYANNIS HYARTS SHANTY PROGRAM:
Artists change weekly, throughout the season. Over 75 will participate this year.
The shanties are located in two spots along Hyannis Harbor: Bismore Park, Ocean Street and at the Harbor Overlook, along the Walkway-to-the-Sea at the corner of South and Ocean Street. Meet Cape Cod artists working and selling their hand-made or hand crafted art. Work includes a variety of media: photography, paint, jewelry; ceramics, wood turning, tapestry, fiber art and more.
There is no fee to browse and of course if purchases are made it is a fabulous way to shop local and support the creative economy.
This popular attraction provides a picturesque setting for visitors to stroll Main Street to the waterfront, meet local artists, listen to music, dine in one of several restaurants or picnic in the park, taking in all the sights and sounds of a working waterfront and thriving Main Street. The Town run artist shanty program provides affordable rental space for Cape Cod artists and artisans to work and sell at these “seaside studios”. This program provides prime visibility and opportunities for artists to gain and improve business, marketing and selling skills, connect with other artists and meet visitors from around the world.
Weekly PROGRAMS-Hyannis HyArts Cultural District –summer 2021
*performers/programs subject to change or cancel without notice.
MUSIC MAGIC WITH THE CAPE COD UKULELE CLUB – Hyannis Village Green
5:30 pm - 6:30pm, July 5 - August 23, 2021: A whole lot of strumming and singing for all ages! Bring chairs or blankets to watch Cathy Hatch’s Ukulele students play away, including using kazoos and noise makers too! Bluegrass, Pop, and more!
ZUMBA! - Hyannis Village Green
5:30pm -6:30pm, July 6- August 31:
Shake, shimmy and smile! Get a fun workout before strolling Main Street!
LIVE MUSIC: Hyannis Harbor free Sounds of Summer concerts – Aselton Park
6:00pm-7:30pm, July 6 – August 24
All-star schedule of Cape Cod bands Bring blankets, chairs and dancing shoes!
July 6: Clayton/Restaino Project; July 13: Jukin J and the Rocker; July 20: The Mojo Kings;
July 27: Soul Purpose ; Aug 3: Digney Figus Band ; August 10: Fred Clayton Band
August 17: The Jazz Cabbage August 24: Steve Morgan and the King Fish
MOVIES ON THE GREEN - Hyannis Village Green
8:00pm (dusk) movie AND pre-movie from 7:00pm-8:00pm, free fun craft and green screen photos
July 6 - August 10: Bring beach chairs and a blanket and enjoy a family movie under the stars!
Come early for free green screen photos with fun background options! hyannismainstreet.com
7/6- Tom & Jerry ; 7/13- Sonic the Hedgehog ; 7/20- Raya and the Last Dragon
7/27- The Croods: A New Age ; 8/3- Onward ; 8/10- Finding Nemo
TOWN BAND – Hyannis Village Green
6:30pm - 7:30pm, June 30 - August 25: Bring blankets/ beach chairs& enjoy hometown musical charm!
TAI CHI CLASS
10:00am -11:00am, Hyannis Village Green
July 15 - Sept 9: Find your Zen with this slow paced, relaxing instructional class.
Drop in friendly, no experience necessary. FREE
AFRICAN DRUMMING CLASS
6:00pm -7:00pm, Hyannis Village Green
July 1 - Sept 23: Free & fun to watch! Extra drums are available for drop in’s Instructors: Sam Holmstock, co-founder of world fusion ensemble, ENTRAIN and Fugan Dineen, drummer and percussionist
JAZZ MUSIC STROLL 7:00pm - 9:00pm, along Hyannis Main Street
July 1 - August 19: Enjoy jazz music at different locations along Main Street each week.
SINGER SONGWRITER SERIES
5:30pm - 7:00pm, along Hyannis Main Street:
July 2- August 13: Stroll along Main Street to hear some talented local musicians!
HYANNIS SOUND, A CAPPELLA SINGERS
7:00 pm -8:00pm, Aselton Park
June 11th - August 13th **No concert Friday, July 16th** Bring your picnic chairs and lawn blankets for an evening of music, stories, and smiles with the Boys of Summer. Hyannis Sound is a professional a cappella group based out of Hyannis made up of collegiate singers from across the United States.
EVERY DAY FUN! - Hyannis HyArts Cultural District – Main St to Harbor!
RIDE THE HYANNIS TROLLEY
Daily, 10:30 am – 9:00pm, full loop runs every 45 minutes –catch it anywhere along the route.
From late June through Labor Day
Just give it a wave and hop on board! Looping from Main Street to Hyannis Harbor.
HYANNIS HYARTS ARTIST SHANTIES: Harbor Overlook & Bismore Park
TWO LOCATIONS ALONG WALKWAY-TO-THE-SEA, OCEAN STREET
180 Ocean Street, Bismore Park AND 51 Ocean Street, Hyannis Harbor Overlook
Browse among colorful artist shanties along the Walkway-to-the-Sea from Main Street to Hyannis Harbor. Cape Cod artists work and sell their wares in the heart of Hyannis’ working waterfront. Artists change weekly, discover new faces and work each visit! Hand-made, designed or crafted in a variety of mediums: painting, jewelry, photography, ceramics, fiber arts, glasswork, and much more! artsbarnstable.com @artsbarnstable on facebook/instagram
LIVE MUSIC at the HyArts Artist Shanties: ’LISTEN LOCAL’ Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series featuring a variety of Cape Cod musicians; July through October, schedule will be posted on ArtsBarnstable.com and @artsbarnstable
HOURS: Artists frequently open early and stay late.
WEEKENDS through June 20, 2021
Friday-Sunday: 11:00am – at least 6:00pm.
SEVEN DAYS A WEEK: June 21 through September 26, 2021
Closing time till 6:00pm June & Sept, UNTIL 8:00pm July & August
FALL WEEKENDS at the Shanties:
October 1 -2, 2021, weekends, Friday-Sunday 11:00am -4:00pm
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER: Artist Market
At Gingerbread Lane at the Harbor Overlook Artist Shanties + Bismore Park Friday, November 26 + Saturday, November 27 + Saturday, December 4, 2021
JFK HYANNIS MUSEUM
CAPE COD MARITIME MUSEUM:
ZION UNION HERITAGE MUSEUM
OUTDOOR, FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES:
KENNEDY LEGACY TRAIL l Main Street to Hyannis Harbor A self-guided walking trail featuring 10 sites, Hyannis HyArts Cultural District.
Informational signs uncover stories and history about the Kennedys on Cape Cod. Trail on line at ArtsBarnstable.com
SMILE SPOTS | Along Main Street to Hyannis Harbor Smile and share your memories as you ‘picture’ yourself in downtown Hyannis! Find the Smile Spots & more at ArtsBarnstable.com
BIRDIE RIDDLE BOXES l Cape Cod Trivia
Look for the brightly colored, birdie ‘riddle ‘ boxes as you stroll from Main Street through the Hyannis Village Green to Hyannis Harbor and learn fun facts about Cape Cod along the way.
Designed/painted by local artist Donna Rockwell.
HERITAGE TRAIL INFO KIOSKS l Information along Main Street Seven blue info kiosks with custom weathervanes dot the street from east to west end of Main Street. Each kiosk features three panels: navigation (map); events and a heritage panel filled with interesting facts and images with historical significance of Hyannis Main Street and the surrounding community.
DISCOVER BARNSTABLE JOURNAL:
Fun activities for all ages, Collect summer memories!
A colorful journal filled with activities and ways to collect all your summer experiences and memories. Journals are available online and free to KIDS OF ALL AGES. From eye spies, scavenger hunts, to fun facts and word searches, Learn and Discover Barnstable in a new way!
DISCOVER BARNSTABLE FUN PACK:
For ages 14 and under, FREE, while supplies last.
An exciting, educational and an entertaining collection of items including a copy of the Discover Barnstable Journal, shellfish activities, Frisbees, water bottles, crayons and other fun items packaged in a drawstring bag. Perfect for exploring and discovering Barnstable! Get yours today, while supplies last at the Bismore Park Welcome Center!
BISMORE PARK WLECOME CENTER l Bismore Park
180 Ocean Street, Hyannis
Information Take-Out Service Window at Bismore Welcome Center:
The Gateway Greeters at Bismore Welcome Center now are safely serving all visitors through a take-out window style operation.
Stop by 7 days a week to get maps, menus, transportation schedules and other information about all the fantastic ways you can enjoy Barnstable and our neighboring communities here on beautiful Cape Cod.
I am a self taught jewelry artist and designer. My blog is the door to all the new things I learn, the stones I use and love, the pieces I created and the events I participate in as well as my thoughts along this journey. I hope you enjoy the ride with me.