Harbor Days 2013 
July 19, 20, and 21

Shipyard Park
Mattapoisett, MA

 The Mattapoisett Lions Club is known around the region first annual Harbor Days Festival.  The Triathlon kicks off Harbor Days week (July 14), and culminates on the following weekend (July 20th – 21st) with activities for the whole family.  Come on by and check out The Artisan Craft Fair, Friday Night Dinner Show, The Raffle, The Silent Auction, Lobstafest, Saturday Night at the Movies, and much more. 100% of the net proceeeds of this and all Lions event goes to support Lions Charities and the nererds of the community we live in.


















The annual triathlon will be held on Sunday, July 14, starting at 8 AM sharp at the Mattapoisett Town Beach.  The first 250 entrants are guaranteed souvenir T-shirts.  The race starts with a .25 mile swim in Mattapoisett Harbor, followed by a 10 mile bike ride into the countryside and finishing up with a 3.4 mile run throughout the Village of Mattapoisett.  The pre-entry (before July 1st) fee is $70/ individuals and $100/team.  After July 1, the cost is $90/individual and hundred and $125/team. 

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Saturday from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday,

from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Saturday morning over 100 crafters set up their tents in Shipyard Park.  The merchandise is handcrafted by local artisans from the New England area.  Take a stroll through the park and I assure you, you will not come away empty-handed.  If you work up a thirst our appetite be sure to stop at the food tent, and I’m sure you’ll find something to satisfy your needs.











Friday, July 19 – 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Friday Night Dinner Show

We’ve added a new item this evening’s menu, don’t worry you will still be able to get our famous Seafood Salad Roll Dinner complete with Pierre’s Famous Clam Chowder!  For those do want to have something a bit different.  We are offering a boneless, skinless grilled chicken breast sandwich served on a Kaiser roll to replace the traditional Seafood Salad Roll.

The entertainment that night will be provided by The Relics, a local band, which covers music from the 60’s, 70’s, and sometimes 80’s.  They’re great to listen to and even more fun to get up and dance to!





   Saturday, July 205:30-7:30 PM   


Silent Auction

4-7 pm

Only in its third year, the silent auction has become one of the most exciting events of the weekend.  We approached the locally owned businesses throughout the area and asked them to donate goods and services for you to bid on.  These are the same businesses that provide us support throughout the year and we are very pleased to be able to give them a high profile venue to showcase their goods.  All the action happens minutes before the tables close, so be ready to bid and bid often.  There are some great bargains to be had!                                                                                                                







5-7:30 pm

When you said Lobstafest what else you need to know!  This has become one of Harbor Days’ most popular events and often sells out well before the evening starts.  The meal includes corn on the cob, coleslaw, a fresh roll and of course a fresh lobster.  We even include a pair and a wet wipe for after your meal.  You may want to bring your own crackers to open the shells with to make it easier to get to the meat of the matter.








Saturday Night at the Movies

New this year, and hopefully destined to become a Harbor Days' tradition, you will be treated to a family appropriate movie on a big screen in the tent immediately following dinner.  What would a movie be without popcorn, candy and soda?




Sunday, July 21– 8:00 - 11:00 am

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast


Sunday morning is the Pancake & Sausage Breakfast.  It’s not unusual to see the line go from the tent out to the street with hundreds of families waiting patiently in line for their complete breakfast.  The doors open at 7 AM and we serve until there is no more.





The Raffle

The Raffle is one of Harbor Days most popular events and this year’s Raffle will be no different.  We have amazing prizes for the winners.

1.   two round-trip tickets from New Bedford to Nantucket generously donated by Cape Air and 2night stay, midweek, at the fabulous Cliff Lodge.  Included in your stay is breakfast for two and a bottle of wine, all generously donated by the Cliff Lodge.

2.   Watch the Red Sox battle the Seattle Mariners on August 1 from incredible box seats, Box F34   Sec 16   Row F   Seats 1 & 

3.   A one night stay at the Hyatt Harborside Hotel in Boston, complete with breakfast for two.  You will also be given two passes to the famous Boston Duck Tours for your enjoyment.

4.   A one year family membership to YMCA South Coast.  This gift is generously donated by the Gleason Family YMCA in Wareham, Mass.  It is never too late to get yourself in shape, so buy lots of tickets and improve your chances to good health.

5.   Not the most expensive but one of the most sought after prize is the $100 gift certificate donated by the Oxford Creamery.

6. Two tickets to a Patriots preseason football game.Tickets are sold through the weekend with the winners being drawn on Sunday afternoon just before 4 pm.  You do not have to be present to win




Don't forget your Strawberry Shortcake!

This delectible dessert will make its first appearance on Wednesday evening, July 17 (rain or shine!) from 7:00-9:00pm during the Mattapoisett Town Band Concert. It will also be available throughout the weekend until sold out.






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