When it comes to summer arts festivals, The Pinehills knows how to throw them. This verdant village in Plymouth has a roster of artisan extravaganzas all year long. (And that’s in addition to an already rich offering of the arts elsewhere in Plymouth.)
The Pinehills entertainment squad has mastered summer fun, assembling lively gatherings that bring together regional artists, food trucks, and kid-friendly distractions.
If you’re looking for a nearby summer activity that will hold everyone’s attention, The Pinehills has it.
Let’s have a look at the events The Pinehills has planned, and don’t forget to mark your calendar for the spectacular end-of-year holiday celebration.
More than 80 regional artisans including painters, sculptors, jewelry designers, weavers, woodworkers, and photographers gather on The Pinehills Village Green to showcase their work. Enjoy the festive steel band sounds of Magic of Steel, which will perform from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.
There are plenty of activities for the kiddies too. A $5 donation buys you a white tie for kids (or grownups) to decorate with colored markers for Father’s Day. (Proceeds benefit The Home For Little Wanderers Southeast Campus.) Plymouth-based PaintBox Studio, which offers art programs for children 18 months through 12 years, will also have an outpost on The Village Green. Plus, The Pinehills will be treating kids to face painting and glitter tattoos, too.
Finally, the Compliments food truck will be serving up delicious lunches, with Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream nearby for dessert. In addition, there will be food for lunch or snacking from The Pinehills family of restaurants, including Mamma Mia’s, The Market, Rye Tavern, East Bay Grille at Pinehills Golf Club, The Bistro & Wine Bar at Mirbeau Inn & Spa, and the new Café Roo.
Having hopped aboard the maker train, The Pinehills once again plays host to regional artists and their hand made goods at two Etsy Arts Markets this summer. It’s time you got out from behind your computer and met these folks in the flesh. You’re sure to find perfect hostess gifts, as well as pieces to spruce up your own space for summer. If you’re really ambitious, perhaps you could even get some holiday shopping done. Live music and tasty treats complete the afternoon.
This year, The Pinehills hosts the 12th annual Boston Magazine Design Home. A brand new hilltop home is being built in The Pinehills neighborhood of Dawn’s Light, complete with panoramic horizon views of the ocean and the arc of Cape Cod Bay. Nestled among native pines and oak, the stunning shingle style house, built by noted architects and builders Polhemus Savery DaSilva, will channel classic New England infused with modern day clean lines and conveniences. Every room inside will be gorgeously decorated and ready for tours this fall. Purchase advance tickets here. Your full ticket price supports Boston Children’s Hospital.
During the Open House this fall, take a tour of The Pinehills’ 13 beautifully furnished model homes. Our favorites include a Martha’s Vineyard inspired cottage, a California style courtyard townhouse with ample outdoor space, a sleek apartment in a building with every amenity, and a home where you can run your business or invite an in-law to live.
Visit three new neighborhoods that are just starting to be built—Hatherly Rise, townhome condominiums by The Green Company; Poet’s Corner, the newest cottage neighborhood by MacKenzie Brothers and Whitman Homes; and Kensington, single family homes by Pulte Homes. In addition to houses styled to perfection, builders treat visitors to refreshments and giveaways. Just stop by The Summerhouse, The Pinehills welcome center, to pick up a tour map.
We also invite you to Dawn’s Light to tour the Boston Magazine Design Home this fall, and remember your full ticket price benefits Boston Children’s Hospital.
Who says chefs have the hold on mobile service? On the same day as their Fall Open House event, The Pinehills assembles a bevy of boutiques on wheels with the “The Haul,” otherwise known as Fashion Trucks. You’ll find clothing and accessories for men and women, just in time for fall. Is that a chill in the air?
Holidays on the Green may well be The Pinehills’ favorite time. It’s a full day devoted to family fun, with Christmas music and classic New England holiday activities. Kids can decorate cookies, make ornaments, sit on Santa’s lap, and have their faces painted, then stop by the petting zoo, though we can’t promise a reindeer. We can, however, offer up silly dog shenanigans at the one-of-a-kind Reindog Parade. (Look for info on signing up your own pooch for this furry parade starting in November.) There will also be ice sculpting demonstrations, Christmas carols, and a tree lighting. And if you adore holiday décor, there’s plenty of opportunity to tour model homes (bring your friends!) all gussied up with holiday decorations and sure to be serving treats.
The Holiday Artisan Tent (heated to keep away the chill) showcases handmade work by regional artisans, including jewelry, artwork, specialty foods, and home goods. If you didn’t do your holiday shopping at The Pinehills’ Etsy Arts Markets over the summer, now’s your chance to buy local. Then, warm up by a fireplace at Mirbeau Inn & Spa with a hot drink from The Bistro & Wine Bar, or gather ‘round their fire pit – a favorite for the kids. Or, enjoy a cappuccino at the cozy, new Café Roo. Ready to head home? Try The Market’s delicious chef prepared foods so you don’t have to cook after a long, wonderful day of holiday fun.
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