A Guide to the Hyannis Arts Cultural District

Have a fun and art-full day in downtown Hyannis!

 

Arts Barnstable_all things arts and culture all seven villages and Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail

Arts Barnstable_all things arts and culture all seven villages and Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail
 

Aselton Park_Free Summer Concerts around town

Aselton Park_Free Summer Concerts around town

The Town of Barnstable is alive with the sound of music this summer. Enjoy FREE concerts and other entertainment around the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District and Barnstable Village Cultural District, all family friendly. Bring your blankets, chairs and dancing shoes and celebrate the season with song-no rain dates. Performances are subject to change without notice.

 

Barnstable Village Farmers Market

Every Saturday, July-September, 9am-noon at the Grounds of Superior Courthouse Route 6A 

Barnstable Village Farmers Market on Facebook

 

Barnstable Village Historical Map

Barnstable Village Historical Map

A self guided walking tour in historic Barnstable Village.

Trace history as you stroll through the self-guided tour, and experience the rich historical heritage of this area on the Old King’s Highway.  Walk from the Barnstable House, just beyond Rendezvous Lane to the Unitarian Church and cemeteries, start at any point on the map and follow in either direction. It traces the evolution of the area, hopefully creating a picture of what life was like here in its early history.    

 

Cape Cod Baseball League Games

A summertime staple! CCBL is a premier amateur wooden bat collegiate baseball league where you may see many future MLB players. Action packed, home-town fun at its best, town of Barnstable boasts two teams, Hyannis Hawks play at McKeon Field, Hyannis and Cotuit Kettleers, Lowell Park , Cotuit.

 

Cape Cod Organic Farm

Cape Cod Organic Farm

Cape Cod Organic Farm is a Certified Organic Farm located along historic Route 6A in Barnstable Village.

The farm specializes in growing organic fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, herbs, and native grasses used in land restoration and breed and raise Heritage Breed Pigs for pork. 

 

Cape Cod Pathways

Explore a Capewide network of walking trails. Endless opportunities to explore kayaking, fishing, nature walks etc. View a map of Cape Cod Walking Trails on Google Maps.

 

Centerville Walking Tour

 

Cotuit Walking Map

 

Eagle Pond

Eagle Pond

A perfect spot for reflection and inspiration, Eagle Pond in Cotuit offers extensive walking trails through the woods (dog friendly).  
The 151-acre Eagle Pond is the centerpiece of the Mary Barton Conservation Area and managed by the Mary Barton Land Trust with help from a dedicated team of volunteers.T

 

Elizabeth LOWELL Park

Elizabeth LOWELL Park

Home field of the Cotuit Kettleers, Cape Cod Baseball League.

 

Hyannis historic walking map

 

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties

Visitors to the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties can spend an afternoon at the harbor. Stroll the boardwalk and visit artists, even have a picnic in the park! There is no fee to browse but if you enjoy fine handmade local arts and crafts or giving them as gifts, it's a terrific place to shop. There are plenty of waterfront restaurants at the harbor and many more right along Main Street.

For more information on participating artists this season, click here.

If you are an artist interested in participating in the program for the following year, click here.

The Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Season opens Friday, May 5, 2017!

Weekends (including Memorial Day), Friday-Sunday:  Friday, May 5 through June 11, 2017

Seven days a week, 11:00 am to at least 8:00 pm:     Monday, June 12 through Sunday, September 3, 2017
Seven days a week, 11:00 am to at least 6:00pm:      Monday, September 4 (Labor Day) through Monday, October 9 (Columbus Day), 2017

 

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Application

Participate in the 2016 artist shanty season at Hyannis Harbor.

 

Hyannis Youth and Community Center

Hyannis Youth and Community Center

A major center of activity, the HYCC is a full service, year round community center that features state-of-the-art accessible facilities for a variety of recreational programs and special events, competitive sports organizations, after-school activities and opportunities for the community at large to foster educational excellence and physical growth across all generations. The center includes twin NHL size rinks, a 12,500 sq ft wood floor gymnasium, skate park and walking track. Residents and visitors can attend theater on ice events, antique and home shows, nature expo, dance and yoga classes; the programs and activies are non-stop!

 

John F. Kennedy Memorial, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Hyannis

A spot for quiet contemplation and remembrance. A place to sit, reflect, take in the beauty of the ocean.

 

Kennedy Legacy Trail

Kennedy Legacy Trail

The Kennedy Legacy Trail is a self-guided walking tour of sites in downtown Hyannis, Cape Cod that are significant to the Kennedy family. At each of the 10 sites, an informational sign, and links to video and audio information, uncovers stories & history about the Kennedys on Cape Cod.  The entire walking trail is 1.6 miles long and may be visited in any order.  Brochures with a map the sites can be downloaded from the website.  They are also available at the JFK Museum on Main Street.

 

Korean War Memorial, Hyannis

Korean War Memorial, Hyannis

A tranquil place to reflect on all those who serviced and/or lost their lives during the Korean War.

Veteran's Memorial Park, Ocean St., Hyannis

 

Lothrop Hill Cemetery

Reverend John Lothrop founded Barnstable in 1639.   His tomb stil lstis in Barnstable's Lothrop Hill Cemetery alongside his extensive family. 

 

Maritime Hyannis Walking Tour

An historical walk along Pleasant Street starting from the Hyannis Transportation Center ...follow to the harbor front and ferries.  
Pleasant Street was often referred to as Sea Captains Row.  This map shares some of the history along the street.

 

Marstons Mills Walking Map

 

Osterville Farmers Market

Buy Fresh, Buy Local! Area farmers markets feature fresh locally grown fruits, veggies, meets, jellies, spices, baked goods, soaps, flowers and so many more home-crafted treats!

Every Friday, June -September, 9am-1pm 
Located on the campus of the Osterville Historical Museum, plenty of free parking. 
Osterville Farmers Market on Facebook

 

Osterville Historical Museum

Home of the Crosby Boats the Osterville Historical Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the village of Osterville. Located near the charming seaside, the Museum complex sits on lovely grounds which are highlighted by an 18th century herbal garden and a 19th century ornamental garden. The Museum's permanent collection includes period decorative arts, furniture, ceramics, and a dozen full-sized wooden boats. The two-acre campus sits on a quiet street--a perfect spot to enjoy a picnic lunch and in the summer farmer's market every Friday morning.
 

 

Osterville Walking Tour

 

Pops by the Sea Concert featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra

Pops by the Sea Concert featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra

Outdoor Concert by the Boston Pops Orchestra

Hyannis Village Green Bandstand Hyannis Main St./Town Hall

Sunday, August 14, 2016 5-7PM

presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Citizens Bank

 

Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursion Application

Art Visits Nature at Sandy Neck Beach, excursions out to the house at the halfway point!

2017 dates to be announced soon

 

Sandy Neck Beach trails

SNB is a six-mile long coastal barrier beach featuring hiking trails along the shoreline and salt marsh, offering spectacular views and memories. Immerse yourself in a living museum and catch sign of toads, turtles and other wildlife. Available activities include hiking, surfing, kayaking, fishing, and camping, as well as the Sandy Neck Beach Halfway House

 

Shellfishing

Town of Barnstable Shellfishing Resources and Regulations

 

Shellfishing Mentoring Program

The BARS Shellfish Mentoring Program began in 2004 by assisting Barnstable Natural Resources with their Clamming for Kids classes. Group classes were scheduled and opened to the general public. Lessons were given on how to shellfish for quahogs, steamer clams, razor clams, mussels, and oysters.

 

Walkway to the Sea

Stroll along the Walkway -to-the-Sea which takes visitors from Hyannis Harbor to the Village Green and Hyannis Main Street to enjoy the shops, restaurants and even old time carousel!

 

Upcoming events in Outdoors

Cruise with the Cahoon

Cruise with the Cahoon

June 1, 2017 5:30 pm

Cruise with the Cahoon – Thursday, June 1 (rain date Tuesday, June 6) 5:30-7:30pm
All aboard the Island Queen for a fun and festive cruise in support of the Cahoon Museum!

 

Location: Cahhoon Museum of Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

African Drumming Class in Hyannis

African Drumming Class in Hyannis

June 26, 2017 6:00 pm

African Drumming in HYANNIS
All Levels
with Issa Coulibaly
6 to 7PM
Hyannis Village Green

For class reservation, call: 508-274-8626

Issa Coulibaly began studying the djembe and dun dun when he was 11 in his home city of Bamako, Mali. As his skill and reputation as a multi-instrumental player, vocalist and arranger grew, Issa toured Africa and Europe extensively before emigrating to America. He continues to travel widely to facilitate retreats and perform as the lead drummer and Musical Director for a variety of African Dance and Drum troupes.

 

Location: Hyannis Village Green, Main Street, Hyannis

African Dance with Tara Murphy-Hyannis Village Green Mondays through August 29

African Dance with Tara Murphy-Hyannis Village Green Mondays through August 29

June 26, 2017 7:00 pm

African Dance with Tara Murphy-Hyannis Village Green
Mondays, June 26 - August 28, 2016 7:00-8:30PM
Drop ins welcome…fun to watch

 

Location: Hyannis Village Green Bandstand - Hyannis Main St. Town Hall

July 4th Hyannis pre-fireworks concert FUNKTAPUSS

July 4th Hyannis pre-fireworks concert   FUNKTAPUSS

July 4, 2017 7:00 pm

Pre-fireworks concert with the band Funktapuss
7-9 PM
Funktapuss has entertained crowds of over 2000 at many of Cape Cod’s top venues and prides itself on being tight with a massive groove that will fill a dance floor.

 

Location: Aselton Park ( corner of South and Ocean Streets )

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

July 8, 2017 6:00 pm

Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series
Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, Ocean Street Hyannis
Every Saturday evening July 8 thru August 26
6:30-7:30 pm
Featuring new musicians each week
508-862-4990

 

Location: 180 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

July 15, 2017 6:00 pm

Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series
Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, Ocean Street Hyannis
Every Saturday evening July 8 thru August 26
6:30-7:30 pm
Featuring new musicians each week
508-862-4990

 

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

July 22, 2017 6:00 pm

Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park, Hyannis
Every Saturday evening July 8th thru August 26th, 2017 (July 8,15,22,29 and August 5,12,19,26)
6:00-7:30pm
Produced by LoveLiveLocal (www.lovelivelocal.com) as part of their “LoveListenLocal” focus on Cape Cod’s music scene, this singer spotlight series introduces locals and visitors alike to new and established musicians in a variety of genres. Just steps from the Bismore Park welcome center the group manages, the artist shanties offer an ideal venue for casual summer music listening.  www.ArtsBarnstable.com

 

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

July 29, 2017 6:00 pm

Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park, Hyannis
Every Saturday evening July 8th thru August 26th, 2017 (July 8,15,22,29 and August 5,12,19,26)
6:00-7:30pm
Produced by LoveLiveLocal (www.lovelivelocal.com) as part of their “LoveListenLocal” focus on Cape Cod’s music scene, this singer spotlight series introduces locals and visitors alike to new and established musicians in a variety of genres. Just steps from the Bismore Park welcome center the group manages, the artist shanties offer an ideal venue for casual summer music listening.  www.ArtsBarnstable.com

 

LOVE LIVE LOCAL FEST

LOVE LIVE LOCAL FEST

July 30, 2017 11:00 am

11 AM - Dusk

 

Location: Aselton Park ( corner of South and Ocean Streets )