A cultural district, as defined by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), is a downtown area with a concentration of cultural and art facilities, activities and local businesses assets. It is navigable, easily identifiable to visitors and residents and serves as a magnet for artistic and economic activity. It serves a diverse and inclusive set of programs to meet the needs of everyone within our community and visitors to our Districts.
The District was formed to enable and encourage the region’s art and cultural institutions and private businesses to better communicate, collaborate and coordinate events and activities. By raising the profile of the arts in the Town of Harwich and facilitating partnerships among organizations, patrons, visitors and our community in general benefit.
Organizations are deemed members simply by being located within district borders. Being in the District provides opportunities for members to cross market one another and create more dynamic relationships.
A vibrant art and culture scene stimulates economic activity, improves the experience of visitors to our community, in hopes they return, and enhances the quality of life for those who live in Harwich. Simply stated if more people visit the Districts, more people will walk through your door, shop at your store, eat at your establishment and enjoy entertainment at your venue. Everybody wins!
Our primary tool for information exchange is our website. The website is the place to discover all there is to know about what is happening in the Harwich Center & Harwich Port Cultural Districts, as well as all events occurring in the Town of Harwich. Our calendar includes information and links to businesses and organizations in the district. Any event posted on our monthly calendar is free to you as a local business. [All submissions must be approved by our site administrator.]
We are also on social media (Facebook-Instagram) with posts of upcoming events, sponsorship shout-outs, and other posts to help promote the district and spread the word. The website encourages the general public to subscribe to “Distribute Email News,” which allows us to market to potential patrons.
No, By being located within the boundaries of the district you are automatically a member. All you have to do is keep in touch!
Parking in Harwich is FREE
Harwich Center Parking:
Harwich Port Parking:
Public Restrooms are available at Brooks Park, Harwich Chamber Of Commerce, and Seaside Marketplace