Last Chance for Outdoor Art and 'Our Town' All on the Weekend Calendar

Here's a quick look at some of the events coming up this weekend in Hamilton and Wenham and the nearby area.

The classic play “Our Town” runs all weekend at the Community House as part of the final chance to see the townwide exhibit called “Art Grows Here.”

Two other classic summertime events in the two towns – Sunday afternoon polo and the Sunday evening Patton Park concert – are also part of this week’s weekend events preview.

Below, get the when and where for those events and other happenings in Hamilton, Wenham and the nearby area.

Remember, each Friday brings you a quick guide to local events and activities.

If you have great ideas of your own that you want to share, please feel free to add them in the comments section at the bottom.


Where/When: ; Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m.

Why Go: This classic Thornton Wilder production that tells the tale of life in a small New England town comes to the Community House to wrap up Art Grows Here. The small town depicted in the production, while widely believed to be Peterborough, N.H., could very well be Hamilton or Wenham. This is the first time that Open Road Theatre, that is putting on the show, has used a multi-generational cast which includes two local married couple who play married couples in the show. to get $2 of admission.

Pricing: $17 for adults,


Where/When: Downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Why Go: More than 100 artist swill be on display in the downtown and harbor area in Manchester-by-the-Sea, with children's art classes and live music also part of the mix at this daylong festival.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: Various locations in Hamilton and Wenham (complete map attached to this story); runs through the end of the day Sunday

Why Go: This weekend is your last chance to see the unqiue outdoor art exhibit known as “Art Grows Here.” The exhibit span the two towns, from to , and a great way to see it all this weekend might be on bicycle. Nonetheless, it officially wraps up at sundown on Sunday.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: polo field; Sunday, gates open at 1:30 p.m., match starts at 3 p.m.

Why Go: Not even Sunday is perfect for an afternoon of polo – sometimes is cool and wet and other days its just too hot and humid. But not this weekend – the Sunday forecast looks just about perfect to be a polo spectator. Show up early with a picnic, some drinks and a grab a great sideline spot.

Pricing: $10 per person


Where/When: ; Sunday, 5-7 p.m.

Why Go: This Sunday evening, “Squeezebox Stompers” bring a “blend of Roadhouse Roots, Blues, Cajun and Zydeco” to the bandstand at Patton Park. Remember, bring a lawnchair or picnic blanket and something to eat and drink to truly enjoy the summer evening.

Pricing: Free


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