In 1983, Harbor Days was conceived by then club President Arthur Blackburn. Who would have guessed that almost 40 years later, the term “Harbor Days” would represent a week’s worth of events that would be something akin to a major holiday (in this part of the world, anyway!) This special week each July includes the Triathlon, Shopping at Shipyard, Paint Nights, local talent, entertainment, the famous strawberry shortcakes, lobster dinner, fish fry, pancake breakfast, silent auction, You Pick ’Em raffle, Grand raffle, and, of course, the arts and crafts fair.
And who would have guessed that 2020 would bring a pandemic that would change life as we previously knew it to be? Sadly, life may not be the way it was for quite a while. With that, and after much consideration and deliberation, it is with heavy hearts that Mattapoisett Lions Club’s Board of Directors has voted to cancel all Harbor Days 2020 events. This is a decision that was not reached quickly or easily. We hope you understand the desire to keep everyone’s safety and well-being first and foremost in our minds.
We will look forward to planning Harbor Days 2021 and seeing you all at Shipyard Park once again, enjoying all that Harbor Days has to offer.
Our sincere thanks to each and every person who continues to support our club’s mission to help local residents in need, provide scholarships to local students, promote diabetes awareness, and make donations to Massachusetts Lions Eye Research. We could not do any of this work without you.