Events in Norfolk and Across New England

Cactus and Succulent Festival
Dates: Sept 18, 2021
Times: Sat 9 am-5 pm
Place: Norfolk Norfolk Town Common, Norfolk MA (2 Liberty Lane, next to the library)

Join the Cactus and Succulent Society of Massachusetts as we team up with the Town of Norfolk in celebrating its 150th Birthday. 

The Cactus and Succulent Society of Massachusetts will be presenting its 15th Annual Cactus and Succulent Festival on Norfolk Town Common on Saturday, September 18th The Festival is open from 9 AM until 5 PM and Admission is Free.

  • Hundreds and hundreds of cactus and succulents for sale, many not found in stores. 
  • Cactus and Succulent Experts on hand
  • Unique, hand-crafted pots, ceramics, birdhouses, and more
  • Farmers Market

Celebrating Norfolk’s 150th Anniversary with a Parade and Fireworks!
Date: Sat Sept 18
Time: All Day
Place: Norfolk Town Hill

Time: 3 pm
Place: Starts at Freeman0-Kennedy School; ends at Dunkin’

Time: 8 pm
Place: Freeman-Kennedy School


Garden Ready Series
Sponsored by the Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, MA

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Place: Virtual Meeting,
Norfolk Public Library2 Liberty Lane, Norfolk, MA, 02056

Wed Nov 17, 2021: How to Build a Cold Frame ~ To Register.
Tues Jan 18, 2021: Planning Your Spring and Summer Garden ~ To Register (Registration opens on Nov 1, 2021)
Wed March 16, 2022: How to Build a Rain Barrel ~ To Register  (Registration opens on Jan 1, 2022)  

Thinking of your next garden project, even in the middle of winter? This series is for you! Sign up for each date individually. More details on each program to come! 

400 Years of Holidays
Hyannis Garden Club 5th Holiday Showcase and Boutique
Date: Thurs, Fri and Sat Nov 18-20
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Place: Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA
Admission: $20.00

From Thursday, November 18, through Saturday, November 20th, from 9am to 5pm, the Cultural Center will become a magical and majestic showcase for the holiday season, thanks to the talents of the Garden Club of Hyannis. Each area will be profusely decorated with opulent fresh floral arrangements and captivating tablescapes, wreaths, swags, container plants, artwork, furnishings, and accents. Meanwhile, the exterior facade and entryways will be dressed with lush greens, berries, ribbons, baubles and bangles.

And the 2021 Magnificent Boutique will offer over 2000 artistically designed, handcrafted holiday items for sale. Perfect treasures to dress up your home for the holidays or to give as gifts for family, friends, and teachers!  

This event involves so much effort that the Garden Club hosts it only every three years. Because of COVID-19, the hiatus grew to four years, but the extra time meant extra effort on an event that is sure to impress.

The 2021 Showcase theme, “Four Hundred Years of Holidays on Cape Cod,” was intended to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing, but COVID landed with an enormous thud, forcing the postponement of the event.

Visitors will be able to “tour the Cape” by traveling from space to space, immersing themselves along the way in various iconic Cape places and pastimes:

Provincetown—Mayflower Landing
Sandwich—Glass and Light
Hyannisport—Children’s Christmas in Camelot
Yarmouthport—Victorian Wedding at a Sea Captain’s Home
Harwichport—Thompson’s Clam Bar
Bass River—Holiday Reception
Sconset—Christmas Past and Present
Nantucket—Harvest at Christmas

And where better to create gorgeous and historic displays than in the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, housed in the Bass River Savings Bank building, itself a historic landmark nestled in a beautiful historic district. From floor to ceiling, wall to wall, inside out, the Center will be a beautiful example of historic holiday splendor.

Tickets are $20 in advance at the Center’s website or from any Garden Club member, or $25 at the door. Proceeds help fund the Garden Club of Hyannis’s many civic, charitable projects, including scholarships, and the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.