Upcoming events

    • Sunday, May 01, 2022
    • Thursday, June 09, 2022
    • 196 Onset Ave

    To participate via our exclusive Taste of the Bay app, scan the QR code or go to...

    (Tap the triangle on the bottom right corner of the app for instructions on how to save it to your home screen)

    Visit a participating restaurant (dine-in, take-out or delivery).
    Upload your receipt(s) via the entry form on the app for verification.
    You may visit a restaurant multiple times, as long as each unique visit has a separate receipt.
    Whether it’s just you or your whole family, it counts as one visit (party size subject to current covid regulations, of course).
    All final entry forms are to be submitted between June 9th and no later than Monday, June 20, 2022 to be included in the prize drawings.
    Share your dining adventures via social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.). Use the hashtags below for chances to win more great prizes!
    Be sure to tag the restaurant too, to spread the love!
    #TasteOfTheBay2022 #OnsetBayAssociation

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    • Saturday, July 02, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 186 Onset Avenue

    Join us for the Annual Blessing of the Fleet on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

    Kid's parades to follow!
    Bicycle-Pet-Doll Carriage
    Registration begins at 10 am

    To register your boat for the blessing, please email us at Please include your name, Craft name/type, phone, email.

    Bonfire on Onset Beach at dusk.

    There will be Fireworks on September 24th as part of the reimagined Harvest Moon Festival. Thank you for your understanding.

    For more info contact us at or call 508-295-7072

    • Wednesday, July 06, 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • Wednesday, August 31, 2022
    • 9:00 PM
    • 184 Onset Avenue

    Free live music returns to the waterfront in Onset! Meet us at the Gazebo in Bay View Park, 184 Onset Ave. Next to Onset Pier. Please BYOChair.

    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>>> or pay at the kiosk when you arrive.

    Family friendly

    Leashed well behaved dogs welcome

    Food and drink available within walking distance

    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

    Vendors welcome! Click on the link here>>> 2022 Sol Vending App .pdf

    We are grateful for our sponsors!
    Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
    Marc Anthony’s LaPizzeria
    Salerno’s Function Hall
    Wareham Community Events Committee
    Onset VFW Post #2846 

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

    July 6-The Coalboilers

    July 13-The Mike and Betsy Show

    July 20-Bonsarno Acoustic

    July 27-Uncle John's Banjo

    August 3-Unraveled

    August 10-

    August 17-Party of 2 Acoustic Duo

    August 24-Neal McCarthy Music

    August 31-Grace Morrison

    We will be back on the waterfront at Bay View Park, next to Marc Anthony’s. Please BYOChair

    @ Onset VFW Post Events The Onset VFW in case of rain

    Livestream courtesy of Wareham Community Television

    Thank you for your love, trust and support!

    ☮️ ✨

    • Saturday, July 16, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 186 Onset Ave

    Join us for a day at Onset Beach with Rodney the Sandman!

    Buckets, rakes and shovels will be provided; first come, first served.

    Prizes given to Best Sandcastle in the Children's, Family and Individual Categories

    We are combining our annual Onset Beach Kite Festival with this event. Make and take your own kite for $5! A variety of already made kites will be available for sale and demonstration.

    This event is free to attend, but donations are always welcome!

    Rain date-Sunday, July 17

    For more info, to volunteer or donate, please reach out to

    Details subject to change on short notice. Thank you for your understanding.

    • Sunday, August 07, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Onset VFW Pavilion


    Due to staffing concerns with WPD, we have been asked to move this event back to the Onset VFW Pavilion, 4 Gibbs Ball Park Road, East Wareham. This also means a date and time change. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through these not-so-back-to-normal times.

    Join us on Sunday, August 7th, 2022 from Noon - 5 pm for the 30'ish Annual Onset Blues Festival! rain or shine!

    Reserve a picnic table for 8 for $50

    Walk-ins $5, please BYOChair

    Leashed well-behaved dogs welcome

    NEW LOCATION! Onset VFW Pavilion and Grounds, 4 Gibbs Ball Park Road, East Wareham. 

    Line up to be announced soon!

    We will be conducting a 50/50 raffle AND a guitar raffle to support this effort.

    Over 20 craft and merchandise vendors! Click here for an application>>> 2022 Onset Blues Fest Vending App .pdf

    Please reach out to for more info.

    Many thanks to our sponsors!
    Wareham Community Events Committee
    David Gurney
    Tom & Carol P.
    Quahog Republic
    Marc Anthony's 

    • Saturday, August 20, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Onset Pier and Bayview Park (184 Onset Ave.)
    • 185

    The Chalkfest has moved to Onset Pier and Bayview Park this year! Get ready to register for your square ($5) and help us chalk the walks.

    Vendors interested in the craft fair should register for a 10' space ($65). Handmade items only. Vendor applications will be reviewed and notices of acceptance will be emailed.

    Event date is Saturday, August 20th 9-4; rain date next day...stay tuned for email updates or check our Facebook page:

    Or email us at:

    Prizes will be offered for "People's Choice" and "Honorable Mention."

    Enjoy some acoustic music by Dave Richardson and Jan Schmidt 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.

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

    • Saturday, September 24, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 186 Onset Avenue

    Join us for the reimagined Harvest Moon Festival!

    Saturday, September 24th, 2022

    10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Rain date Sunday, September 25th

    Vendors! Flea Market! Food Trucks! Chili, Chowder and Stuffies Contest! Antique/Classic Car Show! Live Music! 

    More details to be announced. Stay tuned

    Chili-Chowder-Stuffies Contest entry form>>>Chili Chowder Stuffies Contest.pdf

    Vendors wanted >>>2022 Harvest Moon Vendor App.pdf


    For more info, to volunteer or donate please reach out to us at

    • Saturday, December 10, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 196 Onset Avenue

    Join us for our
    Annual Christmas in the Village event on
    Saturday, December 10th, 2022 from Noon-3:00

    Rain date-Sunday, December 11, 2022

    Beginning at Noon, Santa will be at Salerno's Function Hall for goodies and take time for a photo from Noon-3:00 

    Cookie decorating at Spinney Library 

    Horse drawn cart rides leave from Onset Pier every 30 minutes

    Victorian carolers TBD

    Sweets & treats at Divito Realty, The Pampered Pooch, Onset Village Laundromat, Walter's Barber Shop and other businesses around the Village  Look for the candy cane markers. Maps
    will also be available

    Stop by the Onset Clay Room to decorate a ceramic ornament (for a fee) and get entered into a drawing for a $40 gift certificate! ❄️

    Ebb and Flow Wellness will be offering kids activities and gift certificate deals!

    The Glen Cove Hotel at 167 Onset Ave is hosting hot chocolate, letters to Santa and make and take reindeer food! ✨

    Visit their neighbors at The Front Yard Gallery behind Conway on the Bay Realty for treats and shopping great locally made art and so much more!

    Stonebridge Bar and Grill will have treats!

    Stop by the OBA office at 196 Onset Ave for some great gift offerings and decorate an ornament for $10

    Other details are coming together for this event. Please stay tuned for updates on our website, and here on Facebook!

    Maps will be available and candy cane markers will lead the way to treats at local businesses 

    This event is free to attend unless otherwise noted and all are welcome. Donations are gladly accepted!

    Details subject to change on short notice. Stay tuned!

    For more info, please call the office at 508-295-7072 or email us at

    Many thanks to our generous sponsors:

    Richard Curtin and Cummings Properties through their Employee Directed Giving program

    Emerald Grove, Inc. of Eastham

    Minkle Boys Catering

    Advertising support is provided by grants through the Wareham Community Events Committee. Thank you, CEC!

Past events

Friday, May 06, 2022 South Coast Spring Arts
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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