Things to do: Party in Padanaram, walk the beach, alpaca yoga

Jul 23, 2019

There's a lot happening in Dartmouth on any given weekend. Visit for your itinerary.

Friday, July 26


The Lloyd Center and Osprey Sea Kayak will host a sunset stand-up paddleboarding tour from 6 to 8 p.m. Previous SUP experience is recommended. All tours include a paddleboard, paddle, and a personal flotation device. The cost is $55 for Lloyd Center members and $65 for non-members. Visit lloydcenter to register. 

Preview the Art Drive. 

The Dartmouth Cultural Center will host Art Drive members for a three-day exhibit at the Olde Southworth Library on Elm Street in South Dartmouth starting with a reception and opening on Friday, July 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will be promoting the Art Drive’s annual summer open studio tour through the towns of Dartmouth and Westport. It will also be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, July 27

Go on a beach ramble. 

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary will host a free beach ramble at its 1280 Horseneck Rd. location. The family-friendly program will include a guided hike through grasslands to a salt pond on a sandy beach, with plenty of opportunities to spot inhabitants of the sanctuary. Pre-registration is required. Visit to register. 

Party in Padanaram.

The Padanaram Village Festival returns! The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Bridge Street and Elm Street. Many village businesses and restaurants be offering deals, special activities and events, and other fun things to do. An artisan fair, specials on food from nearby restaurants, a Kids Zone, and entertainment will also be offered. Parking is extremely limited. Extra parking is available at St. Mary's Church. A shuttle will run from the church to the festival. For more information about the festival, visit 

Rock out and support police. 

The Dartmouth Police Relief Association’s summer Concert on the Green will rock out at a new location, the Stackhouse Club, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The club is located at 16 Faith Street in South Dartmouth. The Merchants of Cool will be playing at a family-friendly night of live music, food, and drinks. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. Tickets available on the door. 

Tuesday, July 30

Practice yoga with alpacas. 

Hill Crest Alpacas is giving people the opportunity to practice yoga.... with alpacas. The farm will host an Alpaca Yoga event from 6 to 7 p.m. at its 338 Old Fall River Road location. The cost is $15 per person and $5 for children 13 and under. Advanced registration is required. Call Courtney at (508) 441-9076 to register. 

Have an event we should include next week? Email details to Douglas McCulloch at