EVENTS CALENDAR

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, June 01, 2024
    • 6:30 PM
    • Wednesday, June 26, 2024
    • 9:00 PM
    • 1 Union Ave
    Registration is closed

    Vendor spot for the entire 10 week series

    10 x 10 space

    $100.00 for a season pass

    Vendors...Click on the link here>>> https://onsetbay.org/event-5608718


    Free live music returns to the waterfront in Onset! Meet us at the Bandshell located at 1 Union Ave in Onset!

    Free on street parking along Onset/Union Aves. after 6 p.m. and at the Temple Lot on Union Ave.

    Free all day parking at Hynes Field, next to Chuck's Auto, a 5 minute walk to the Gazebo.

    Onset Pier charges for parking until 10 p.m...Download the parking app Flowbird here>>> www.flowbirdapp.com or pay at the kiosk when you arrive.

    Family friendly

    Leashed well behaved dogs welcome. Please, no retractable leashes!

    Food and drink available within walking distance

    GUITAR RAFFLE TO SUPPORT THE SUMMER CONCERTS! PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK>>> https://onsetbay.org/event-5492932

    In case of rain, we move the shows to the Onset VFW, 4 Gibbs Ball Park Road, East Wareham, just one mile from the Village. All are welcome here! Food and drink available for purchase.

    For more info
    onsetvillage@gmail.com
    508-295-7072

    Vendors welcome! Click on the link here>>> https://onsetbay.org/event-5608718

    We are grateful for our sponsors!
    Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation | Marc Anthony’s LaPizzeria | Onset Village Laundromat
    Salerno’s Function Hall | 
    Allied Exterminating | Wareham Community Events CommitteeOnset VFW Post #2846| David Gurney/Yenrug Guitars | Onset Beach Yoga | Mass Cultural Council | Wareham Cultural Council | Wareham Community Television | Divito Realty | Onset Micro Greens

    Showtime-6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

    2024 - Our 16th Season!!!

    June 26-That 80's Band

    July 3-The Brothers Project-Allman Brothers Band Tribute

    July 10-Hipshot-R & B Dance Party Fun!

    July 17-Marc Berger & Ride-Americana & Roots Music  

    July 24-The Groovalottos-Funk, Soul, R & B

    July 31-The Ramblin' Band-Classic Rock, Blues

    August 7-Forever Young-A Tribute to the Music of Neil Young

    August 14-Uncle John's Banjo-Grateful Dead Tribute, Bluegrass Style

    August 21-Crankit!-Classic Rock & Deep Cuts From the WCOZ era

    August 28-Whiskey Saints-Blues & Soulful Rock

    Thank you for your love, trust and support! 



    • Wednesday, June 26, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 1 Union Ave

    16th Annual Onset Summer of Love Concert Series

    June 26-That 80's Band

    July 3-The Brothers Project-Allman Brothers Band Tribute

    July 10-Hipshot-R & B Dance Party Fun!

    July 17-Marc Berger & Ride-Americana & Roots Music

    July 24-The Groovalottos-Funk, Soul, R & B

    July 31-The Ramblin' Band-Classic Rock, Blues

    August 7-Forever Young-A Tribute to the Music of Neil Young

    August 14-Uncle John's Banjo-Grateful Dead Tribute, Bluegrass Style

    August 21-Crankit!-Classic Rock & Deep Cuts From the WCOZ era

    August 28-Whiskey Saints-Blues & Soulful Rock

    Showtime is 6:30 - 9:00.

    These concerts are free, but the bands and sound man do get paid! Donations gratefully accepted. This event is run entirely by volunteers and supported by donations and sponsorships from local businesses. Thank you for your support!

    ALL are welcome! Kid friendly. Leashed well behaved dogs also welcome. Please, no retractable leashes.

    In case of rain, we meet at the Onset VFW outdoor pavilion located at 4 Gibbs ball Park Road in east Wareham, just 1 mile from the Bandshell. ALL are welcome here, too! This space and the indoor hall are available for rentals. They also serve a great home cooked meal on Wednesday nights at 6 for only $10!

    Free parking after 6 pm, except at the Town Pier.

    Free parking all the time at Hynes Field by Chucks Auto. 2 minute walk up 10th Street to the Bandshell.

    Food and merchandise vendors are welcome. Please visit this link to register>>> https://onsetbay.org/event-5608718

    Advertising support provided by grants from the Wareham Community Events Committee.


    • Saturday, June 29, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Shell Point Beach
    Register

    ONSET BAY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL KAYAK POKER RUN

    WHEN: SATURDAY JUNE 29, 2024 (Rain date June 30)

    WHERE: SHELL POINT BEACH, ONSET-

    TIME: Registration - 9:00 a.m. LAUNCH TIME: 10:00 a.m.

    COST: $25 per person to “ante up” OPEN TO PARTICIPANTS OF ALL ABILITIES

    Launching from Shell Point, participants will pick up 5 cards while paddling around Onset Bay. Once back at the Point, each person will have the opportunity to discard 1-5 cards and purchase new ones for $2 per card. Your final hand will be turned in to event organizers. Grand prize winner will be determined by the person with the best hand (standard poker rules). (Remainder will go towards supporting the Onset Bay Association). Final kayak route will be announced before the event (depending on weather conditions) but will be within Onset Bay. All participants will be REQUIRED to wear a PFD.

    Pizza party and fabulous prizes to follow!

    Kayaks are available from The Onset Bay Center. Please call to reserve if you need a rental-508-999-6363 x 283.

    Please fill out this form>>>Kayak Poker Form 2024.pdf

    • Saturday, July 06, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Onset Pier
    Register

    Join us for the Annual Blessing of the Fleet on Saturday, July 6, 2024

    Rain date July 7

    Kid's parades to follow!
    Bicycle-Pet-Doll Carriage
    Registration begins at 9:30
    am at the Pier

    For more info...

    onsetvillage@gmail.com or call 508-295-7072

    Advertising support provided by the Wareham Community Events Committee.



    • Thursday, August 01, 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • Wednesday, August 28, 2024
    • 8:00 PM
    • Onset Bay Association
    Register

    Support FREE LIVE MUSIC in ONSET with the purchase of a raffle ticket to win this beautiful handcrafted SG Tribute guitar!!

    Made in Wareham by David Gurney/Yenrug Guitars. This is the 13th guitar he has donated to the Onset Bay Association over the last handful of years! THANK YOU, DAVE!! In 2023, we raised over $1,500 with this effort.

    Winner will be drawn on Wednesday, August 28th, 2024, at the last concert of the season.

    in 2023 we raised over $2,500 with this effort! THANK YOU!!

    Chances are $5 each, 3 for $10 or 7 for $20

    Comes with a soft case.

    Stop by the OBA Office and check it out sometime. 196 Onset Ave. Call ahead! 508-295-7072


    • Thursday, August 01, 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • Saturday, September 28, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Onset Bay Association
    Register

    Support FREE LIVE MUSIC in ONSET with the purchase of a raffle ticket to win this beautiful handcrafted Joycaster/Partscaster Tribute guitar!!

    Made in Wareham by David Gurney/Yenrug Guitars. This is the 14th guitar he has donated to the Onset Bay Association over the last handful of years! THANK YOU, DAVE!!

    In 2023, we raised over $2,500 with this effort! THANK YOU!!

    Winner will be drawn on Saturday, September 28th, 2024, at the Harvest Moon Festival

    Chances are $5 each, 3 for $10 or 7 for $20

    Comes with a soft case.

    Stop by the OBA Office and check it out sometime. 196 Onset Ave. Call ahead! 508-295-7072


    • Saturday, August 17, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lillian Gregerman Bandshell
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    ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS WANTED FOR THE

    2024 CHALK-FULL-O-FUN FESTIVAL!

    Saturday, August 17th, 2024

    (Rain date is the following day.)

    9:00am to 4:00pm

    At the Lillian Gregerman Bandshell in Onset.


    ARTISTS  can register for a sidewalk square for $5. This will include a box of 36-count colorful soft pastel chalk.


    Crafters can register for a space at the juried craft fair for $65. This year we will accept a larger number of crafters for this popular event. They will be on hand with a variety of handmade items.


    Community organizations can register for $25 to provide information to share with the public. A limited number will be accepted.


    Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates:

    https://www.facebook.com/onsetstreetpaintingfestival


    Or email us at: onsetchalkfest@gmail.com

    Prizes are awarded to artists for "People's Choice" and "Honorable Mention."  Who will be our 2024 winners?

    As always, there will be music on the stage for your listening pleasure while catching up with old friends or making new ones. We are an age friendly community. Show your love for art and community by supporting the Onset Bay Association!

    This program is supported in part by grants from the Wareham and Rochester Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. https://www.massculturalcouncil.org

    Promotional funds are provided by Wareham's Community Events Committee (CEC).

    Sincere gratitude to all our OBA volunteers who make this event possible!


    • Saturday, September 28, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • 1 Union Ave
    Register

    GREETINGS, VENDOR FRIENDS!

    We will be lining the entire perimeter of the park with vendors surrounding the Bandshell this year. (Bay View Park will be under construction)  See map below. Each square is a 10' x 10' spot. It will be marked on the grass with a number you will receive after I map this all out.

    Spaces 1-18 will be along Union Ave 

    Spaces 19-48 will be along Onset Ave. 

    Spaces 49-76 will be along Waban Ave

    Arrival Time on 9/28/2024 is 6 a.m.

    Vendor cars MUST be moved to Vendor Parking by 9:45 a.m. to accommodate for the incoming car show that will be lining Onset Ave and filling the Pier parking lot. 

    Free Vendor parking is available at the former Hammond School, inside the chain link fence, located behind the tennis courts on 10th St. There will be signs and volunteers to guide you. It is kitty corner across the street from the Festival grounds and a quick walk. 13 Highland Ave

    Departure time:

    Begins at 5:00 p.m. Please pack up all your things BEFORE you get your car to load out. It's going to be a little hectic. There will be volunteers to keep an eye on your wares.

    Please reach out to me with your questions and/or concerns.

    Text/Call anytime: 508-725-2657. I will respond as soon as I can. I appreciate your patience.

    Thanks again for being a part of this! More details to come!

    MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL BELOW...

    Join us for the Onset Harvest Moon Festival!

    Saturday, September 28th, 2024. Rain date 9/29/2024

    10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Vendors! Food Trucks! Live Music!

    Guitar Raffle to Support the Harvest Moon Festival! 

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! 

    Antique/Classic Car Show presented by The Rusty Nuts Car Club of Wareham... PARTICIPANTS; Please arrive before 10 a.m. Space is limited to 300 cars. Dash Plaques for the first 100 cars! FREE admission!

    Over 100 Craft, Merchandise and Service vendors will line the perimeter of Prospect Park (where the Bandshell is) AND across Onset Ave in Bay View Park (where the gazebo is) See map below...

    RESTROOMS-Are available on the Town Pier/Harbormaster's Office and also in Prospect/Bandshell Park up on the hill by the Bayside Condos. There will also be a number of ADA accessible port-o-potties available on the Pier.

    FREE PARKING:

    Limited street parking available (Please, be mindful of Residential/Permitted areas! You will get a ticket)

    Temple Lot on Union Ave; Hynes Field, next to Chuck's Auto (281 Onset Ave); Lopes Field (behind the playground at 248 Onset Ave) 

    For more info, to volunteer or donate please reach out to us at onsetvillage@gmail.com

    Details subject to change without notice...

    www.onsetbay.org

    THANK YOU TO OUR VERY GENEROUS SPONSORS!

    Rusty Nuts Car Club of Wareham, Stitches & Staples, Cape Cod Customs, Advance Auto Parts, Gateway Auto Clinic, Robertson's Auto Body, Onset Beach Patio & Grille, Marc's Auto Service, Robertson's GMC & Auto Salvage, Wareham Community Events Committee, Mass Cultural Council, Buzzards Way Garage, Sharrock's Bakery, K N K Landscaping, The Ockers Company, GATRA, Water Wizz, Yenrug Guitars, 


Past events

Saturday, June 01, 2024 May Queen & Rock Steady Benefit Concert
Saturday, June 01, 2024 Vendor Registration for Onset Pride
Saturday, May 11, 2024 Mostly Annual Chili Contest
Monday, January 01, 2024 Onset New Year's Polar Plunge
Saturday, December 09, 2023 Christmas in the Village
Sunday, October 01, 2023 Carved Pumpkin Contest
Sunday, October 01, 2023 Harvest Moon Festival-Fireworks at Dark
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 Scratch Ticket Raffle
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 Onset Summer of Love Concerts-Fennario
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 Onset Summer of Love Concerts-Whiskey Saints
Saturday, August 19, 2023 2023 Chalk-Full-O-Fun Sidewalk Art and Craft Fair
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 Onset Summer of Love Concerts-Wuhon
Wednesday, August 09, 2023 Onset Summer of Love Concerts-Hipshot Band
Saturday, August 05, 2023 Illumination Night
Wednesday, August 02, 2023 Onset Summer of Love Concerts-Way Up South
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 Onset Summer of Love Concerts-Gary Backstrom Band Tribute to Paul Simon
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 Onset Summer of Love Concerts-The Birch Swart Band
Saturday, July 15, 2023 Family Beach Day with Rodney The Sandman
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 Onset Summer of Love Concerts-Truue
Wednesday, July 05, 2023 Onset Summer of Love Concerts-The Brothers Project
Saturday, July 01, 2023 Blessing of the Fleet
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 Onset Summer of Love Concert Series-Thee Midnight Society
Sunday, June 25, 2023 Kayak Poker Run
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 Eat for a Cause
Saturday, June 03, 2023 Onset Beautification Fundraiser
Saturday, June 03, 2023 Wareham Celebrates Pride
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Concert T-Shirt Pre-Sale!
Saturday, April 22, 2023 Earth Day Clean-Up in Onset
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 Eat for a Cause at El Mariachi!
Thursday, January 26, 2023 Open Mic Night Fundraising Kickoff for Summer Concerts-2023!
Sunday, January 01, 2023 Guitar Raffle-'61 SG Tribute
Saturday, December 10, 2022 Christmas in the Village
Saturday, December 03, 2022 Guitar Raffle-Les Paul Tribute
Monday, November 14, 2022 OBA Annual Meeting
Saturday, September 24, 2022 Harvest Moon Festival
Saturday, August 20, 2022 2022 Chalk-Full-O-Fun Sidewalk Art and Craft Fair
Sunday, August 07, 2022 30'ish Annual Onset Blues Festival
Saturday, July 16, 2022 Family Beach Day
Wednesday, July 06, 2022 Onset Summer of Love Concert Series
Wednesday, July 06, 2022 Guitar Raffle for Onset Summer Concerts
Wednesday, July 06, 2022 Guitar Raffle for the Onset Blues Festival
Sunday, July 03, 2022 Annual Blessing of the Fleet
Friday, July 01, 2022 Fireworks Fundraising Raffle
Friday, May 06, 2022 South Coast Spring Arts
Sunday, May 01, 2022 Taste of the Bay 2022
Saturday, April 16, 2022 Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 05, 2022 Curse of the Comet WhoDunIt
Saturday, December 11, 2021 Christmas in the Village
Saturday, August 21, 2021 2021 Chalk-Full-O-Fun Sidewalk Art and Craft Fair
Saturday, May 08, 2021 2021 OBA Mostly Annual Chili Contest Fundraiser
Saturday, March 14, 2020 OBA Mostly Annual Chili Contest Fundraiser
Saturday, December 14, 2019 Christmas in the Parks
Saturday, November 02, 2019 Murder on the Petulant Express (Interactive Murder Mystery)
Saturday, March 09, 2019 Annual Chili Contest @ Stone Path Malt

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