Illumination Night

  • Saturday, August 05, 2023
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Onset Beach, 186 Onset Ave, Onset, MA 02558

Join us for the return of Illumination Night!

Over one thousand red flares illuminate Onset Bay!

Saturday, August 5th, 2023

7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

Bay View Park - Onset Beach

Live music with the Second Line Social Aid Pleasure Society Brass Band!

Live LED Dancers from Circus Dynamics!

Balloon Art with Chip from What the Fun, Inc.!

Here’s the itinerary for tomorrow:

Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band arrives around 7:30 pm and will perform at the Gazebo until 9:30 pm. They will be marching uptown from the Stonebridge if you want to join them! BYOChair or blanket.

Chip from What The Fun INC will be offering balloon art fun from 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Circus Dynamics will be performing an illuminated dance routine from 8:15 pm-9:00 pm.

9:00 pm the Flares will be lit and will burn for approximately 30 minutes.

There’s not a bad seat in the house, but the Main Beach and Bluffs are optimal viewing spots.

Free to enjoy, but volunteers will be accepting donations to keep this event going. Thank you!

There will also be a few food trucks:

Kono Pizza Cape Cod

Chef Kevy Kev

@Atrovete A Probar-Tacos and more

And of course, all your other favorite things to eat and drink within walking distance!

FREE parking at Hynes Field Lot, 2 Wareham Ave, (East Wareham for your GPS) FREE parking at Lopes Field, 248 Onset Ave, behind the playground on the grass. On street parking available, pay til 6 p.m. Onset Pier charges until 10 p.m.

THANK YOU to the Sandi Besse Family Trust for supporting this beloved event. This year's event is in honor of Sandi. She is deeply missed...

"Sandi followed in her family’s entrepreneurial footsteps, combining her love of community and business acumen to build a successful real estate agency, Shell Pointe Real Estate in Onset, which quickly became one of the premier real estate agencies in the area.

Whenever asked, Sandi was always honored to serve her community. She was known for her infectious smile, loving spirit and commitment to the community through volunteerism. Recognized as Wareham Woman of the Year, Sandra’s contribution to Onset will be long remembered. Over the years, she was a member and one of the first President's of the Onset Bay Association, Onset Zoning Board, Wareham Finance Committee and Onset Prudential Committee.

The best way to honor Sandi is to "Live like Sandi" with a bright light and kindness towards everyone you meet.

THANK YOU to Amy Hughes and Family and their Team for coordinating the flares!

Thank you to the Wareham Community Events Committee for their advertising support!

Photo credit: Joe Leggett R.I.P. 

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