Cape Cod Events

JUNE 2018

6/13-6/18 – 20th Annual Provincetown International Film Festival Provincetown 508-487-3456

6/20-6/25 – 21st Annual Nantucket Film Festival Nantucket Island 508-325-6274

6/21-24 – Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet Provincetown 508-487-3424

6/22- 4th Annual LobsterFest Mashpee 508-477-0792

6/23 – Orleans Firebirds baseball at Cotuit 5:00PM

6/23 Orleans Improvement Association 30th Annual Garden Tour www.orleansimprovement.org 

6/24 – Orleans Firebirds baseball vs Hyannis 3:00PM Doubleheader Eldredge Park Rte 28

6/26 – Orleans Firebirds baseball at Yarmouth Dennis 5:00PM

6/27 – Orleans Firebirds baseball at Falmouth 6:00PM

6/29 – Orleans Firebirds baseball vs Harwich  7:00PM Eldredge Park Rte 28

6/29-6/30 – 37th Annual Sacrifice Art Sale,  Creative Arts Center Chatham 508-945-3583

6/30 –  SandwichFest Main St Sandwich  508-833-9755

6/30 – Orleans Firebirds baseball at Brewster 5:00PM

JULY 2018

7/1 – Orleans Firebirds Baseball vs Bourne  5:30PM   Eldredge Park Rte 28

7/1-7/14 – The Academy of Performing Arts, Orleans (performances begin 6/14) presents “Cabaret” www.apacape.org

7/1-7/21 – Cape Rep Theatre, Brewster presents the “Tuna Goddess”  (performances begin 6/27-7/21) www.caperep.org

7/1 – Orleans Fireworks at Dusk at Rock Harbor (Rain date July 5th 2018); http://www.town.orleans.ma.us/fourth-of-july-committee

7/3 – Orleans Firebirds baseball vs Falmouth 7:00PM Eldredge Park Rte 28

7/4 – Cape-Wide Fourth of July Fireworks & Parades visit: www.capecodchamber.org/events

7/4 – Provincetown Fireworks at Dusk at MacMillan Wharf; http://www.capecod.com/lifestyle/2017-cape-cod-4th-of-july-fireworks-and-parade-schedule/

7/4 – Hyannis Marina July Fourth Boat Parade 2pm, Parade at 4pm, Fireworks at Dusk shot off from a barge in Lewis Bay; http://www.town.barnstable.ma.us/TownHall/fourthofjuly.asp

7/4 – Orleans Fourth of July Parade 10AM; Marching bands, floats & music- Route: Eldredge Parkway, Rte 6A, Main St, Rte 28 & back to Eldredge Park; Rain or Shine! http://www.town.orleans.ma.us/fourth-of-july-committee

7/5 – TD Bank Summer Concert series at Nauset Beach  Thursday’s 7/5-7/26   6:00-7:30PM   full schedule at www.artsfoundation.org 

7/5 – Orleans Firebirds baseball vs Chatham 7:00PM Eldredge Park Rte 28

7/5 – Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival Kick-off Party  Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis

7/6 – 7/15/18 – Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival; www.capecodhydrangeafest.com

The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival is an annual celebration of the region’s blue, pink, and white signature flowers! This ten day festival’s main attractions are the daily tours of private gardens, each designed and maintained by the individual homeowners and carrying a unique charm. You are sure to enjoy such eclectic spaces, not to mention the good feeling of supporting a variety of local nonprofits.

7/6 & 7/7 – Gloriae Dei Cantores Concert  Church of the Transfiguration Rock Harbor www.gdcchoir.org

7/8 – Orleans Firebirds baseball vs Brewster 5:30PM, Eldredge Park, Orleans

7/8 – Woods Hole Jazz: Jazz Under the Tent  Highfield Hall & Gardens Falmouth 508-495-1878

7/9 – Concerts at Nauset Beach Mondays 7/9-7/30  6:30-8:30PM  full schedule at http://town.orleans.ma.us

7/10 – The Orleans Summer Music Series 5-7:00PM, Four musical acts playing throughout the Village Center, Theme: Folk

7/11 – Annual Chatham Antiques Show & Sale; 9:00AM -4:00PM First United Methodist Church (Main & Cross Streets)

Features dealers displaying and selling a wide variety of antiques. Included will be jewelry, porcelain, pottery, linens, silver, glassware, and a wide assortment of interesting functional and decorative items.

7/11- Orleans Firebirds vs Falmouth 7:00PM, Eldredge Park Orleans

7/13 – Orleans Firebirds vs Chatham 7:00PM, Eldredge Park Orleans

7/14 – Orleans Firebirds vs Bourne 7:00PM, Eldredge Park Orleans

7/14-15 3rd Annual Cape Cod Paw Palooza,  Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School

7/15 – 20th Annual Secret Garden Tour 9:00AM – 3:00PM; Provincetown Art Association & Museum 508-487-1750

The 20th annual Secret Garden Tour is a self-guided journey through private residences with stunning gardens. This year’s tour is located in Provincetown’s East End, close to the Museum.

7/17-The Orleans Summer Music Series 5-7:00PM Four musical acts playing throughout the Village Center, Theme: Rock

7/17 – Orleans Firebirds vs Yarmouth 7:00PM, Eldredge Park Orleans

7/18 – Academy of Performing Arts presents the “Pirates of Penzance” (thru 8/18) Tuesday thru Sunday at 8:00PM

7/18 – Orleans Firebirds vs Falmouth 7:00PM Eldredge Park Orleans

7/20-22 – Elements Theatre Co presents Noel Cowards’ Blithe Spirit  6:00PM Paraclete House at the Community of Jesus http://www.elementstheatre.org

7/21 – Orleans Firebirds vs Harwich 7:00PM,  Eldredge Park Orleans

7/22 – 7/28/17 – Whale Week, Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown; http://coastalstudies.org/

7/22 – Cape Cod Baseball League All Star Game, Clem Spillane Field, Wareham, MA 6:00PM www.capecodbaseball.org/

7/23- 7/29/18 – Barnstable County Fair, 1220 Route 151, East Falmouth www.capecodfairgrounds.com/events/barnstable-county-fair/

7/24 – The Orleans Summer Music Series 5-7:00PM  Four musical acts playing throughout the Village Center, Theme: Blues

7/27 – Orleans Firebirds vs Cotuit 7:00PM,  Eldredge Park Orleans

7/28 -8/4  Whale Week  Center for Coastal Studies Provincetown 508-487-3622

7/28-8/4 – Orleans Firebirds vs Wareham 7:00PM, Eldredge Park Orleans

7/28 – 8/4/18 – 27th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival; 508-495-3456 www.woodsholefilmfestival.org/

7/31 – Orleans Firebirds vs Yarmouth/Dennis  7:00PM, Eldredge Park Orleans

7/31 – The Orleans Summer Music Series 5-7:00PM Four musical acts playing throughout the Village Center, Theme: Country

AUGUST 2018

8/2 – Orleans Firebirds vs Chatham 7:00PM, Eldredge Park Orleans

8/1-9/2 – Cape Rep Theatre presents  “Mama Mia”  Tu & Th 7:00PM, F & Sa 8:00PM, Su 2:00PM www.caperep.org

8/2-8/4 – 36th Annual Bayberry Quilt Show; Cape Cod Regional Technical High School Harwich

8/6 – Summer Concerts at Nauset Beach Monday’s 6:30-8;30PM (8/6 through 8/27) full schedule at  www.town.orleans.ma.us

8/7 – The Orleans Summer Music Series 5-7:00PM Four musical acts playing throughout the Village Center, Theme: Jazz

8/9 & 8/13 – 14th Annual Provincetown Jazz Festival, 508-274-2513 www.provincetownjazzfestival.org

8/10 – 11th Annual LaTavola Italian Feast Under The Stars, Joy St at South Cape Village, Mashpee 508-477-0792

8/11 – 48th Annual Cape Cod Antiques Show, Nauset Regional Middle School 9:00AM-3:00PM www.ccada.com

8/11 – 8/20 – Elements Theatre Company presents “Sylvia” at Paraclete House, Community of Jesus- Rock Harbor Orleans 7:30PM Reservations: www.elementstheatre.org

8/11 – 48th Annual Cape Cod Antique Dealers Association Summer Antiques Show at Nauset Middle School Orleans

8/11 – 8/17 – Annual Carnival Week Provincetown 508-487-2313

8/12 – 33nd Annual Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea 1:00PM-7:00PM, Hyannis Village Green, Hyannis www.artsfoundation.org/events/citizens-bank-pops-by-the-sea/

Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea concert is Cape Cod’s single largest cultural event and the most important fundraising event of the year for the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. For each of the past thirty years we have welcomed one of the nation’s finest and best-loved musical ensembles – the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra – to the Hyannis Village Green.

8/14 – The Orleans Summer Music Series 5-7:00PM Four musical acts playing throughout the Village Center, Theme: World

8/15 – Orleans Police Annual Block Party and Antique & Classic Auto Show 6:30-9:00PM on Main St between Rtes 28 & 6A; Food by the Orleans Police Relief association, Music by WOMR’s Matty Dread www.town.orleans.ma.us

8/17-8/19   47th Annual Festival of the Arts, Chase Park, Chatham 508-945-3583

From Friday through Sunday, August 18-20, The Creative Arts Center in Chatham hosts its annual Festival of the Arts, showcasing more than 120 fine artisans and crafts people. Open each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the festival will feature a wide selection of handcrafted items including original sculptures, artwork, jewelry, fabric, pottery, clothing, and more. The festival is held at Chase Park in Chatham.

8/18 – 8/19 – CraftFest Cotuit, Cotuit Federated Church, Cotuit (508) 428-0141; http://craftfestcotuit.com/

From Friday through Sunday, August 18-20, The Creative Arts Center in Chatham hosts its annual Festival of the Arts, showcasing more than 120 fine artisans and crafts people. Open each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the festival will feature a wide selection of handcrafted items including original sculptures, artwork, jewelry, fabric, pottery, clothing, and more. The festival is held at Chase Park in Chatham.

8/19- 46th Annual New Balance Falmouth Road Race, Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights 508-540-7000; http://www.falmouthroadrace.com/

8/24-25  – Gloria Dei Cantores Concerts,  Arvo Part’s Passio  Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans 508-240-2400

8/25 – Town of Dennis Fireworks Display   West Dennis Beach, West Dennis 508-398-3568

September 

9/1-9/2 – Cape Rep Theatre presents All our Best musical revue www.caperep.org

9/1-10/31 – 9th Annual Fall for Harwich Harwich 508-430-1165; http://harwichcc.com/

Celebrate Harwich with walking tours, art shows in the park, Cranberry Arts & Music Fest at Brooks Park, lobster roll lunch, farmers markets and more!

9/3 – Annual 5K Labor Day Road Race Johnny Kelley Park, South Dennis 508-398-3568

9/3 – Truro Agricultural Fair 20 Truro Center Rd, Truro 508-487-1288; http://truroagfair.com/

9/8-9/10 – Eastham Windmill Weekend Eastham 508-240-7211; https://easthamwindmillweekend.org/

9/9 – 17th Annual Seaside Le Mans Kart Race for the Cape Cod Community, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee (508) 398-2293; http://www.seasidelemans.org/

9/9 – 8th Annual Cape Cod Wildlife Festival, Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable; http://www.facebook.com/CapeCodWildlifeCollaborative

9/14-10/15 – Cape Rep Theatre presents A New Brain, W & Th 7:00PM, Fr & Sa 8:00PM, Su 2:00PM www.caperep.org

9/15-17 – Orleans Pond Coalition Celebrate Our Waters Festival; http://www.orleanspondcoalition.org/celebrate-our-waters/

Fifty free water-related activities and talks for adults and kids in Orleans, Eastham, & Brewster including kayak tours, sailing, stand-up paddle boarding, a Nauset Beach bonfire, sand sculpture contest and aquaculture demonstrations.

9/16-9/17 – 30th Annual Cape Cod Antique Glass Show & Sale, Cape Cod Community College Gym, W. Barnstable

The show features nationally prominent glass exhibitors offering antique and collectible American & European glassware from 18th-21st centuries. http://www.capecodchamber.org/events/30th-annual-cape-cod-glass-showsale

9/22-9/24 – 48th Annual Cape Cod Scallop Festival, Cape Cod Fairgrounds, East Falmouth (508) 759-6000; http://www.capecodscallopfest.com/

9/22-9/24 – Truro Treasures; http://trurotreasures.org/
Truro’s 26th Annual Fall Weekend Event crammed full of fun activities for everyone including, silent art auction, arts & crafts fair, flea market, grape stomp, car show, dog show, 5K run/walk, golf tournament, & more….

9/29-10/8 – JazzFest Falmouth 508-548-28929/30 – 6th Annual ClamBQ! The Orleans Food & Music Festival, Eldredge Field 10:30am-5pm www.orleanscapecod.orgEnjoy clambakes, savory bbq, delicious fare from Orleans’ best restaurants and a beer & wine garden. Performances by the Grab Brothers and Wicked Rooster throughout the festival.

9/30 – Oktoberfest, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee 508-477-0792

OCTOBER

10/1 – Harwich Cranberry Harvest Half Marathon & 10K, www.baevents.com/harwichhalfmarathon

10/1-10/31 – Fall for the Arts Festival – Capewide www.capecodchamber.org/events/7th-annual-fall-arts-festivalThis month-long event showcases the best of the region’s art and culture, including live performances by local musicians, open houses at cultural venues, readings & lectures, art activities for children, guided art & heritage walks, plein air painters, special exhibits and more! Presented by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod in partnership.

10/5 – The Taste of Dennis, 6:00PM-9:00PM www.capecodchamber.org/events/taste-dennis

10/7-9 – The Northeast Sea Glass Expo Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis 508-862-6920

10/7-10/9 – 38th Annual Yarmouth Seaside Festival, Joshua Sears Memorial Field, South Yarmouth www.yarmouthseasidefestival.com

10/14-10/15 – Wellfleet OysterFest www.capecodchamber.org/events/wellfleet-oyster-fest

10/14 – 6th Annual Cape Cod Brewfest 2:00PM www.capecodbrewfest.comThe sixth annual Cape Cod Brew Fest on October 14, 2017 will be held at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds. Join us for this celebration of American craft brewers and sample from 60+ breweries and over 200 styles of beer. The event will have one session from 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. The festival will feature live music and food trucks & vendors will be on-site for purchase. Every attendee will receive a custom glass. A portion of every ticket sold will benefit the Barnstable County Agricultural Society.

10/19-11/5 – Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater presents The Turn of the Screw, Th-Sa 7:30PM, Su 3:00PM www.what.org

10/19-10/22 – 10th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival www.mvfoodandwine.com

10/20-10/21 – The Orleans Surf Film Festival, Hog Island Beer Co. www.orleanssurffilmfest.com

10/21 – Chatham Oktoberfest, 12:00 – 4:00PM Kate Gould Park, Main Street, Chatham

On Festival day Chatham’s Kate Gould Park will be teeming with thousands of people for the 4 hour party. Crafts & games for kids, the Chatham Town Band, professional entertainers, food trucks, a beer trailer and so much more.

10/27-11/4 Gloriae Dei Cantores and Elements Theatre Company present Ralph Vaughan Williams’ The Pilgrim’s Progress at the Church of the Transfiguration, F & Sa 7:30PM Reservations: www.gdcchoir.org or www.elementstheatre.org

10/28 – Cape Cod Marathon Weekend www.halfmarathons.net/massachusetts-cape-cod-marathon-half-marathon-relay/

Hailed by publications like Runner’s World and New England Runner as one of the country’s most scenic marathons, thanks to its course that unfolds along the shoreline of southern Cape Cod, Falmouth’s Cape Cod Marathon & Relay marks its 41st annual running the weekend before Halloween 2017, though just its 6th ever with the half marathon distance.

NOVEMBER

11/2-11/4 – Annual Provincetown Art Assoc. & Museum Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Gala www.unitedarts.org/guesswho/

11/2-12/3 – Cape Rep Theatre presents Boundless, W & Th 7:00pm, F & Sa 8:00pm, Su 2:00PM www.caperep.org

11/3-11/5 – Cape Cod Beer, Bed and Breakfast Weekend www.capecodchamber.org/beerbedbreakfast

Stay at one of many world class B&Bs and Inns here on Cape Cod. Sip locally brewed beer from brewers and eat delicious food from creative chefs.  Learn about beer making while meeting other beer enthusiasts and foodies in a congenial weekend away from it all.

11/13-12/30 – 8th Annual Glassblowers’ Christmas, Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich (508) 888-0251

11/18 – Eastham Turnip Festival, Nauset Regional High School, Eastham (508) 240-7211

11/22 – Annual Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown (508) 487-1310

11/23 – Chatham Turkey Trot 5K, 7:00AM Registration/8:00AM Race www.chathamturkeytrot.com

11/24-12/22 – Gardens Aglow Annual Celebration of Light, Heritage Museums & Gardens (508) 889-3300

11/24-12/25 – A Cape Cod Christmas in Eastham (508) 240-7211

11/25 – Lighting of the Lobster Pot Tree, Lopes Square, Provincetown

11/25-12/31 – A Seaside Christmas in Orleans www.orleanscapecod.org

A town-wide celebration of the holiday season with events and activities happening throughout Orleans for the entire month of December including a pancake breakfast, caroling stroll, tree lighting, religious services, theatre, yoga ceremonies, model train open houses, ugly sweater contests, pet photos, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and special promotions from our local retailers.

DECEMBER

12/1-12/3 – Christmas in Harwich www.harwichcc.com/cape-cod-vacation/christmas-in-harwich

12/1-12/3 Brewster for the Holidays (508) 896-3500

12/1-12/3 Holly Folly Weekend, Provincetown www.capecodchamber.org/events/holly-folly-weekend-provincetown-0

12/1-12/3 Annual Nantucket Christmas Stroll www.christmasstroll.com

12/2 – Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll, Harbor Lighting & Boat Parade www.capecodchamber.org/events/hyannis-village-christmas-stroll-harbor-lighting-boat-parade-and-breakfast-santa

12/2 – Santa Stampede 5K, Orleans www.orleanscapecod.org/santa-stampede-5k-and-family-fun-run

12/2 – Eastham holiday Festival, Gift Barn and the Orleans-Eastham Elks Lodge, Eastham (508) 240-7211

12/3 – 54th Annual Falmouth Parade, Noon Start www.capecodchamber.org/events/51st-annual-falmouth-christmas-parade

12/3 – Yarmouthport Christmas Stroll www.capecodchamber.org/events/yarmouthport-christmas-stroll-0

12/8-12/17 – Elements Theatre Company Presents Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Paraclete House, Orleans www.elementstheatre.org

12/9 – Wellfleet Holiday Stroll

12/9 – Chatham’s Christmas By the Sea Stroll Weekend www.chathaminfo.com/events/details/chatham-s-christmas-by-the-sea-stroll-weekend-12-09-2017-231

December-April 2018 – Orleans Winter Farmers’ Market-every Saturday 9:00AM-noon 30+ vendors, musicaccpeting credit/debit, EBT, SNAP at Nauset Middle School www.orleansfarmersmarket.com

12/31 – First Night Chatham www.firstnightchatham.com/saschedules

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