Things to do: See flowers, concerts and get messy with a color run

Jun 23, 2021

There’s a lot going on in Tri-Town on any given week. For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit

Friday, June 25

Tour ‘Secret Gardens’ of Marion

Secret Gardens of Marion is a one-day event and will be held rain or shine. The tour includes eight private gardens throughout Marion. Gardens and events at Sippican Historical Society, Elizabeth Taber Library and Marion Art Center are also included.

The tour starts at Bicentennial Park, 1 Spring Street, at 10 a.m. and will run until 3 p.m.

The event is open to the public. Tickets, on sale now, are $35 each in advance of the event, and $40 on the day of. The event is completely outdoors and will adhere to state covid safety protocols. To purchase tickets, go to

Saturday, June 26

Explore fashion and costume design at the library

The New Bedford Art Museum’s Artmobile will visit Marion’s Elizabeth Taber Library between 12 and 2 p.m. for a drop-in event inspired by the Ruth E. Carter exhibit “Uncommon Threads.”

No registration is required and all ages are welcome.

Discover Mattapoisett’s ‘Glorious Gardens’

In celebration of its 80th anniversary, the Mattapoisett Women’s Club is holding a self-guided tour of local gardens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

The tour will include seven gardens selected for their variety of styles.

Tour-goers will meet at the Ying Dynasty parking lot (24 County Rd.) where the Women’s Club will have a tent set up to distribute tour maps and sell tickets.

Tickets for the tour are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the event. For more information visit

Revisit the ‘Fabulous Fifties’ with Tri-County Symphonic Band

Rescheduled from June 13 due to technical difficulties, the 18th Annual Pops Concert, "Revisiting the Fabulous Fifties,” will now be held on June 26 and 27.

The virtual concert is a rerun of the Pops Concert that was performed on June 9, 2019. The program is a mix of selections from composers like Dave Brubeck, George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein along with the classic songs "Can't Help Falling In Love" and “Singin' in the Rain.”

The concert will help raise money for The Tri- County Music Association's John R. Pandolfi Scholarship Fund for college music majors and summer study grants for high school students.

To view the concert on Saturday, June 26th, 2021 at 2:00 PM or on Sunday, June 27th, 2021 at 7:00 PM, you can tune in to ORC-TV: Comcast Channel 9 or Verizon Channel 36, as well as Facebook. You will be able to livestream the concert any time on Saturday, June 26th or Sunday, June 27th by visiting

Sunday, June 27

Run a colorful 3k

The Old Rochester Regional High School class of 2023 will hold its first annual color run at 10 a.m. on June 27, in Washburn Park,

Entry to the 3k race is free for runners under 5, $10 for those ages 5 to 10, and $15 for participants over 10.

Participants can walk or run through the Washburn woods, where colored powder will be thrown on them throughout the race. Organizers recommend wearing white clothing so the powder (which may leave permanent stains on clothing) is more visible.

To receive an online entry form, email Gabby Berg at or Madeline Dugas at no later than Saturday, June 26, at 6 p.m.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, though a limited number of walk-ins will be admitted on race day. Payment (exact cash or check made out to ORR Class of 2023) will be collected at check-in on the morning of the race. Arriving no later than 9:30 a.m. is recommended.

Monday, June 28

Kickoff summer reading with a kids’ concert by Rockabye Beats

The Elizabeth Taber Library in Marion will kick off its summer reading program at 2 p.m. on June 28 with a children’s concert at the Marion Bandstand performed by Rockaby Beats.