The 2017 Festival of the Arts is a celebration of regional and community creativity, diversity, and art across the South Shore that has been a highlight of Memorial Day Weekend since 1977. Even though this will be the 41st annual Festival, each year features different art and artists, entertainment, food, and special activities that appeal to all ages. The Festival will be held on Saturday May 27th and Sunday May 28th Admission to the festival is FREE.
Located on Old Main Street in Marshfield Hills, the Festival offers art and photography exhibits, a fair and street party, and a marketplace for artists and artisans. There are juried awards and prizes for artists and the opportunity for visitors to see (and buy) the best work of the area’s painters, photographers, and artisans. Featured and juried art will include paintings, drawings, photographs, and multi-media sculptures, as well as wood carvings, textiles, and almost any form of the visual arts you can imagine.
Two blocks of Old Main Street in Marshfield Hills will be blocked to traffic, so people will be browsing among several indoor exhibit locations for juried hanging art and outdoor tents where artists and artisans will demonstrate, display, and sell their work. Several of our best artists will be doing painting demonstrations out on the sidewalks, and musical entertainment will be featured across the street from our G.A.R. Hall. Creativity will be everywhere, including kids doing chalk drawings on the pavement.
SATURDAY 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. – Paul F. McCarthy, Emcee
11:00 – 3:00 p.m. Gary, the Silent Clown – Street Entertainment
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Drum Circle – Derek Gunn and Sean Carr (of New England Villages) lead a multitude of
drummers performing the ancient art of community drumming (142 Old Main Street)
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Danny Barbati & Nick Biagini – acoustic guitar (inside G.A.R. Hall)
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. North River Brass – Timothy Maiuri, trumpet; Nancy Campbell, trumpet; Mark Schlesinger, horn;
Jeff Petersen, trombone; and Karen Rutherford, tuba (at artisan area on Pleasant Street)
Under the Tent
11:00 a.m. National Anthem – Christina and Nicole Dimitri, MHS students
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Cathy Jo Irvine – School of Dance
11:45 – 12:00 p.m. NRAS Puppet Parade
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Katlyn Evans & Brian Evans – daughter/father, local Marshfield talent
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. The Amy Incident – a South Shore alt-rock band with Morgan Brown, vocals and guitar; James McCarthy, drums; and Niall McCarthy, bass
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Becca Shrand (Kaplan Scholar), tuba, with Jesse Francese, trumpet; Jon Weidley, trumpet;
Braden Williams, French horn; and Hoyt Parquet, trombone
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Concert – Brian Stratton & The Infractions
SUNDAY 12:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. – Paul F. McCarthy, Emcee
1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Poetry under the Trees (Open Mike) – hosted by Tim Reed (142 Old Main Street)
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. MHS Jazz Combo – Lauren Gallante, Luke Mallory, Christian Koertje, Andrew Julian, and
Ben Greer (at artisan area on Pleasant Street)
Under the Tent
12:00 p.m. National Anthem – Daniel Pierce, Trumpet, MHS student
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Gary the Silent Clown
12:45 – 1:00 p.m. NRAS Puppet Parade
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Earth Tones – Karen D’Arcy, guitar, lead, and harmony vocals; Chris Qualey, lead and harmony vocals; Becky Haletky, harmony vocals and percussion; and David Haletky, lead guitar, mandolin and fiddle, some vocals
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Stacey Shanahan & Theater Plus
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Concert featuring: Marshfield High School and Furnace Brook Middle School Jazz Bands
David Kaminski, Director – MHS Music Scott Brenner, Band Director – FBMS
The Trinity Episcopal Church Carnival is coming to town Memorial Day weekend Friday May 26th thru Monday May 29th with games, food and amusement rides for the entire family.
Fri, May 26nd, 6-10p, POP 6p-10p
Sat, May 27rd, 1p-10p, POP 1p-5p
Sun, May 28th, 1p-10p, POP 1p-5p
Mon, May 29th, 1p-8p POP 1p-5p,
POP does not include games or rides that are cash only. Other restrictions may apply. Sale of POP wrist bands ends 1 hour before the end of the POP session. POP wristbands are good on the day of sale only. Tickets are sold daily and are good anytime. Carnival hours are subject to change without notice.
St. John Neumann Church is sponsoring their annual Lakeside Family Festival and carnival Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29th. on Route 18 in East Freetown, MA.
Festival attractions will include amusement carnival rides run by the ride company Fiesta Shows for all ages; ethnic and American food; midway game booths of skill and chance; raffles, Giant Barn Sale, silent auction, and home-baked goods.
The carnival fundraiser will feature rides, games and food.
Friday May 26th: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday May 27th: Noon to 11:00 PM
Sunday May 28th: Noon to 11:00 PM
Monday May 29th: Noon to 5:00 PM
St. John Neumann Church (Cathedral Camp)
157 Middleboro Road (Route 18)
East Freetown, MA 02717
The La Salette Holy Family Festival carnival starts Thursday, May 25th through Monday Memorial Day May 29th at La Salette ., Attleboro, Ma 02703.The carnival fundraiser will feature rides, games and food.
Monday: 1pm-5pm Price: $25.00 per person per day
Thursday & Friday: open at 5pm
Saturday, Sunday, Monday: open at 1pm
The La Salette Holy Family Festival is located at the
La Salette Shrine
947 Park St. in Attleboro, MA 02703.