While all of Cape Cod provides a stunning coastal experience, sitting at the southern tip of this highly frequented destination is the charming village of Chatham. Famous for breathtaking lighthouses, long stretches of sandy beach and museums that speak to the golden era of train travel, Chatham has long been a must-visit destination on the Cape. Scenic, peaceful and inspiring, Chatham is a place where the past and present collide in the most wonderful way possible. If you happen to be traveling through Chatham during the month of August, be prepared to be enlightened as an artistic take on all things crafting reveals itself in the form of the annual Festival of the Arts. As Cape Cod’s premier arts and crafts festival, this New England Arts and Crafts Festival is a major highlight of Chatham’s summer lineup and one you won’t want to miss.

Arts, Crafts and Beyond

In its 48th year, the Chatham-based Festival of the Arts will once again be hosted in 2019. Make your way to Chase Park and Cross Street on August 16, 17 and 18 for a one-of-a-kind event that’s sure to be memorable. Admission to this family-friendly event is free and so is the fun. If you don’t feel like dealing with a vehicle or parking, shuttle buses provided by Cape Destinations will be leaving regularly from the Creative Arts Center located at 702 Main Street. Once you arrive at this Chatham Arts and Craft Festival, get ready to indulge in high-quality entertainment and endless potential when it comes to finding that special souvenir to commemorate your trip to the Cape. This arts and crafts festivals hosts over 120 artisans and craftsmen on-site who are there to display their wares. From jewelry to furniture, paintings, and apparel, this event is packed with those items you’ve been searching for.

Event Fun for Everyone at this Chatham Arts and Craft Festival

When you’re done browsing the many booths at the New England Arts and Crafts Festival, be sure to take time to enjoy the food trucks and local vendors that are on hand at the festival to offer up some tasty treats and beverages. If you’re visiting with children, the festival plays host to a wonderful Children’s Art Corner where creative activities await, and face painting is readily available upon request.

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