Things to Do This Week on Cape Cod

Click here for a list of walks and runs in 2022 on the Cape.

5/5 – 5/22, Cotuit Center for the Arts presents St. Francis in the Vivian and Morton Sigel Black Box Theater – Cotuit Center for the Arts is proud to present the Cape Cod debut of St. Francis, an original play written by and starring Miranda Jonte and directed by Jason Mellin. St. Francis opens in the Vivian and Morton Sigel Black Box Theater on May 5, 2022 and runs through May 22, 2022, Thursdays–Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $25, with a $5 discount for members of the Center. For more information, and to purchase tickets, click here or call 508-428-0669 x0. Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road/Route 28 in Cotuit.

5/19, 10AM & 2PM, Terra Firma Perma Gardens Tour – Join the  Brewster Ponds Coalition and Regenerative Agroecologist Peter Jensen on one of two walks to learn about using Perma Gardening to protect and strengthen our aquifers and ecosystems. Thursday, May 19th, either from 10 AM–noon or 2–4 PM. Tours will begin at 155 Monument Road, Orleans. Admission is free but each session is limited to 40 people. More information and to reserve your spot, click here. 

5/20, 7PM, Calliope’s Call Spring Concert, The Yarmouth New Church Preservation Foundation – Calliope’s Call, Boston’s premier art song organization, will present an evening of songs in celebration of spring and the changing of seasons in New England, as well as songs inspired by the sea. Featuring works by Brahms, Chausson, Price, Bonds, Grieg, and New England-based composers Adam Jacob Simon and Steve Danyew. For more information, click here.

5/20, 9AM, Food Drive to Benefit the Family Pantry, New KAM Appliance Building, Hyannis – As part of KAM’s Grand Opening Weekend for their new Hyannis Showroom on Aggregate Way, they’re joining up with Family Pantry of Cape Cod for a food drive! KAM Appliances will double all food donations! Please bring nonperishable food donations to any KAM location.

5/21, 10AM, Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis, Scusset State Beach Reservation – May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month. This year’s event will feature in-person and virtual experiences to help make a difference for people living with cystic fibrosis. Rain or shine, lunch is included for all participants, and there will be a DJ with live music. Register here.

5/21, 10am, Cape and Islands Suicide Awareness Walk – The Cape and Islands Suicide Awareness Walk is a three mile (5k) loop walk in Hyannis, Cape Cod, MA on Saturday, May 21, 2022 beginning at 10 am. Walk to raise awareness and support suicide prevention on Cape Cod and the Islands! For more information, click here. 

5/21, 7:30PM, Clara Gerdes In Concert –  An organ concert by guest artist Clara Gerdes, part of the Celebratory Concert Series for the Completion of the St. Cecilia Organ at the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans. The concert will feature the premiere of Supplication and Celebration by Samuel Adler, an organ duet written for the completion of the organ at the Church of the Transfiguration. This newly completed surround-sound instrument restored by Nelson Barden of Boston, is comprised of parts of twenty-seven different E. M. Skinner organs, includes over 12,000 pipes, and is the only one in the world with its particular surround-sound configuration. Tickets: 508-240-2400. For more information, click here. 

5/21, 9AM – 5PM, 22-K9 Motorcycle Ride for Veteran Suicide Awareness: 31-Mile Motorcycle Ride – 22-K9 Motorcycle Ride is raising funds for 22Mohawks Veteran Suicide Awareness and their Pups for Vets program. 22Mohawks has partnered with Professional Canine Services to provide veterans in need an emotional support dog with a lifetime of training. This program not only supports the veteran in need but also saves the life of each dog we partner with a veteran. For more information click here. 

5/21, 9:30AM, 4th Annual Sea Fair, Sandwich Glass Museum – A fun outdoor show/sale event that highlights aquatic and nautical themed glass items. This outdoor event is free. Touring the museum is a paid admission. Rain date is 5/22. For more information click here.  

5/21, 10AM – 4PM, Joe Andruzzi Foundation Canal Walk Fundraiser, Buzzards Bay Park – The goal is to help raise funds for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation. Your support as a Walker, Sponsor, or Vendor will help this amazing foundation provide financial support to those facing financial hardships as a result of a cancer diagnosis. This event will be May 21st, 2022 from 10am-4pm at Buzzards Bay Park. For more information and to register, click here.

5/21, 11AM, Kiwanis Clubs Food Packaging Event, K.C. Coombs School – On May 21, 2022 between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM five of the Kiwanis clubs on the Cape: Bourne Wareham, Hyannis, Lower Cape, Mashpee and Sandwich will gather at the K.C. Coombs School in Mashpee to package foods to feed hungry people. Each club contributes to the cost of the program with substantial support from the Kiwanis Foundation of New England. The clubs, with the Outreach Program team, will package 10,000 meals to be distributed to local food pantries, school support programs and, most important, some to be sent to Ukraine. The clubs and their supporting Service Leadership Programs will form assembly lines to package Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal and Mac and Cheese meals. The meals are sealed in a 3-ply bag and will be “good” for years. They are nutritional sound for two years. Expiration date and lot number are on each bag. Meals are cooked in 5 cups of boiling water and add the vitamin pack are then added. You don’t have to read or speak English to make the meals, as the stove-top and microwave cooking direction are in pictures on the back. They are peanut free and the oatmeal is gluten free. 

5/22, 1PM, Housing Assistance’s 4th Annual Walk for Hope Community Fundraiser – HAC is happy to be doing this in person again and new this year: 1 day, 3 walks! Join walkers in Falmouth, Hyannis, and Orleans on event day. 99.9 the Q air talent Suzanne Tonaire will be at the Orleans location start (Mid-Cape Home Centers) from 11:30 – 1:30pm. Registration starts at noon and the walk begins at 1pm. Suzanne will have a pair of tickets to see TRAIN at the Xfinity Center June 8th. Register to walk & fundraise, become a sponsor, donate to support a team & learn more here.

5/22, 11AM, YPD Blue 5K Run/Walk for a Reason, Skipper Chowder House – Registration is open now for the YPD Blue 5K Run For A Reason, which is back in person for its 13th year, this year in memory of K9 Sgt. Sean Gannon. In addition to the Run/Walk and Kids’ fun run, there will be a fitness challenge, face painting, photo booth, and an all-American pie eating contest. Lunch served to all registered participants courtesy of the Skipper. Non-registered participants may purchase lunch only tickets. For more information, click here. 

5/23, 10AM, Caregiving From a Distance, via Zoom – Caregiving from a distance can be emotionally and logistically difficult. Distance makes an already hard job even more taxing when you aren’t physically present in your loved ones life. This may bring feelings of regret, guilt and worry to the caregiver. Join this workshop to learn about caregiving from afar. Facilitated by WE CAN volunteer Beth Suereth. More Info: call 508-430-8111 or email mairead@wecancenter.org

5/25, All Day, Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Cape Wide – Officers from across the Cape will be running with the Special Olympics Torch to raise awareness and funds for local Special Olympics athlete programs. Check with your town’s police department for times.

5/26, Be Part of the Scene, Act 2, Auction, WHAT – Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is thrilled to announce Be Part of the Scene, Act 2, Auction, happening online May 26 through June 10, 2022. This year’s auction items make a Cape Cod summer even better. Dine at favorite Cape restaurants, go on an adventure, take a tour, or find the perfect piece of art for your home. Place your bids here. 

5/27, 3PM & 7PM, Pianist Sergei Novikov, Cotuit Center for the Arts – Pianist Sergei Novikov will perform two concerts on Friday May 27 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Cotuit Center for the Arts,4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA. From Tchaikovsky to Phantom and from Ellington to Joel, the performance will delight the audience, all with a good sense of humor. Part of the profits from concerts will be donated to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to help assist Ukraine. For more information, click here.

5/28, 10AM, Operation Flags for Vets, National Cemetery, Bourne – Help place over 77,000 flags to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country for Memorial Day. Flag removal will take place Sunday, 6/5. Find out more here. 

5/29, 12PM, Cape Cod Melody Tent Grand Opening – This Summer and Early Fall, outstanding country performers are coming to The Cape Cod Melody Tent, Which opens officially on Sunday, May 29 from 12pm – 6pm. The Melody Tent is the place to see Country this summer with acts like Brothers Osborne, Brett Eldredge, Chris Young and More! On Sunday, May 29, That Girl In The Morning will be at The Melody Tent in Hyannis for the box office grand opening from 12-2pm. She will have games and giveaways- and pull the winner of a grand prize multi ticket giveaway at the event. You can enter to win in person at the Melody Tent Grand Opening so come by and say howdy!

6/4, Best Buddies Challenge, Hyannis Port – Saturday, June 4, 2022, and choose to ride 100, 55, or 20 miles with cyclists of all abilities including celebrities, pro-athletes, and others. Each route takes riders along scenic, country roads to the beach in Hyannis Port. All rides are fully supported, with rest stops every 25 miles and support vehicles on the road. For more information, click here. 

6/4, 11AM, Family Friendly Pride Event, First Parish Brewster Unitarian Universalist Church – Time to kick off Pride 2022! You’re invited to a Family Friendly Pride Event to benefit the Cape & Islands Trans Resource Fund! Come June 4 from 11 AM to 3 PM at First Parish Brewster Unitarian Universalist Church for a fun day of community celebration including a Silent Auction of local art pieces, face painting, juggling, photo booth, local businesses, LGBTQIA+ resources, and live music. 

6/4, TK’S 10K, Hyannis – TK’s 10K is a memorial race established to honor the life and service of Hyannis Fire Department Capt. Thomas “TK” Kenney, a passionate technical rescue instructor with over 45 years of experience in emergency, fire, and training services. The picturesque course can be run as a 5K or a 10K. Your bib will serve as your ticket to the after party. Please note, you can walk the 10K as long as you can finish within 1hour, 45minutes. For more information, click here.

6/5, 8:30AM, The Feet Over Front Street 5K Comes to Provincetown – Long before it became known as Commercial Street, Front Street extended from one end of Provincetown to the other. While you’ve walked sections of it many times, the PBG is welcoming runners and walkers to journey from the Harbor Hotel to the Provincetown Inn over Pride Weekend during our first-ever 5K on Sunday, June 5th. Running for time? We’ve got the timers and trackers in place so that you can share your results with friends and family. Walking for fun and community? Yes, please! All are welcome (pets too!) to join the Feet Over Front Street 5K to help raise funds for the Provincetown Business Guild. For more information, click here. 

6/11, 10AM, Chatham Airport Open House – The Chatham Airport Open House is back for 2022! Come for a day themed “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”. There will be many exciting things to see and do including: Static Aircraft Display, Antique WWII War Bird, Military Aircraft, Aircraft Maintenance Display, Nauset Model Railroad working display, Model A Ford Club of Cape Cod vehicles, Various Other Vehicles and car clubs, Chatham Fire Dept, Chatham Police Dept, Mass DOT Aviation, USCG Auxiliary, Pleasant Bay Boating, Cape Cod Ukelele Club, the Chatham Band, NOAA/Turtles Fly Too and many more…..  Kids Activities include Face Painting, our “Doodle Bug” airplane and Monomoy Community Services activities. A special aerial tribute is planned paying tribute to Gail Halverson, the Berlin “Candy Bomber”. Food Trucks available for food purchase, Hangar B open for regular business. A 50/50 charity raffle will raise funds for Monomoy Community Services. Family Friendly and Free!  This event is WEATHER DEPENDENT. If weather is questionable, please call 508-945-9000. 

6/12, 5PM, Family Pantry 11th Annual Summer Gala, Wychmere Harbor Club – Help raise money for the Family Pantry while enjoying an open bar, heavy appetizers, and a craving station, along with live music from the World Premiere Band. Order your tickets here. 

6/12, 3PM, Benefit Concert for Ukraine, Pilgrim Congregational Church – This concert features members of the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra; Pianist, Ana Glig; and Soprano, Kristin Howard, performing music by Brahms, Faure and Ukrainian composers. Proceeds will benefit the Ukrainian Relief Mission of Harwich Port. Tickets are $30 General Admission and are available at www.pcchp.org or at the door. For more information, contact the church office at 508-432-1668 or click here.

6/16, 5:30PM, A Baby Center Fundraiser, Camp Lyndon – A Baby Center (a program of the Cape Cod Council of Churches) will host an in person fundraiser at the YMCA – Camp Lyndon. Expect a Meat and Seafood Raffle, dinner provided by gourmet food trucks. For more information, click here. 

6/19, 8:30AM, Main Street Hyannis Father’s Day Car Show – The Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) is organizing the Annual Main Street Father’s Day Car Show for Sunday, June 19, 2022. The show is very popular and hosts over 350 cars participating on Main Street in Hyannis. Crowds estimated at 60,000 have attended, making this show one of the most popular family auto events in New England! Registration is limited to 350 participating cars; register here 

6/25, 10AM, Cape Abilities Annual Walk for Opportunity, Hyannis Village Green – We are BACK! Please join us on Saturday, June 25th on the Village Green in Hyannis for the Cape Abilities Annual Walk for Opportunity. We are thrilled to be back in person this year to raise funds crucial for services that we provide for individuals with disabilities here on the Cape. For more information and to register click here. 

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3/13 – 5/22, 4PM, Hyannis Country Garden Seminar Series (Virtual) – Sunday Seminars are in-depth classes on topics that we’ve seen are of interest to our customers. These virtual events run from 4 PM to 5:30, and the non-refundable cost to attend is $10.00. Friday Happy Hours run from 5-6 PM and are free. All classes led by CL Fornari unless otherwise noted. For more information click here.
5/13 – Proven Winner Happy Hour
5/22 – Notable Natives for Pollinator Pathways

Opening 5/20, HyArts Artist Shanties!  

  • Always OPEN FROM 11:00am. Closing time varies, spring dates until 6:00pm and at least 8:00pm in July & August. Artists frequently open early and stay late!
  • MAY AND JUNE weekends: Friday through Sunday, May 20 through June 19, 2022, 11:00 am – at least 6:00 pm & open Monday, Memorial Day.
  • JUNE – SEPTEMBER full weeks: Seven days a week: June 20 through September 25, 2022, 11:00am at least 6:00pm, June & September, AND at least 8:00 pm, July and August.
  • OCTOBER weekends: Friday through Sunday, Sept. 30 – Oct 23, 2022, 11:00am at least 4:00pm
  • NOVEMBER + DECEMBER SPECIAL EVENTS: Gingerbread Lane at the Harbor Overlook AND Bismore Park, November 25, 26, 2022: 11:00am – 3:00pm and December 3, 2022 11:00am -5:00pm

3/20 – 6/12, “Masterpieces at the Meetinghouse” Chamber Music Series, South Harwich Meetinghouse – Join the Friends of the South Harwich Meetinghouse, Inc.in welcoming distinguished ensembles, performing classic to contemporary works in the warmth and intimacy of the Cape’s ideal chamber music venue. Come experience music within our beautifully restored 1836 South Harwich Meetinghouse, proud recipient of the 2019 Massachusetts Historic Commission Preservation Award. The South Harwich Meetinghouse recreates the perfect setting with historic lighting, unparalleled acoustics and candlelit ambience. Concerts will be held Sunday afternoons at 3:00 pm on March 20, 2022, April 24, 2022, May 22, 2022, and June 12, 2022. Tickets may be purchased through Eventbrite.com for the upcoming 4 concert subscription series ($80) or individual concerts ($25) and will be available at the door. For further information, click here or call 508 364-5223. Proof of Covid Vaccination Required – Masks Optional.

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater announces its 2022 Summer Theater Season – Featuring the return to live performances on the Julie Harris Stage, subscriptions to the 2022 season will go on sale starting March 21, with tickets to individual productions available starting May 1, 2022. Click here for more information.
June 3 – 24 – STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
July 1 – 22 – MARRY ME A LITTLE
July 29 – August 19 – GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS
August 27 – September 17 – THE REVOLUTIONISTS
September 24 – October 16 – BETRAYAL

6/1 – 6/19, Silver Threads, Cotuit Center for the Arts – Conceived by Sonia Schonning and Marcia Wytrwal based on the music of Linda Ronstadt. Musical revue tribute to Linda Ronstadt celebrating the long — and surprisingly diverse — career of one of the all-time greats of rock music. Cape-based female vocalists Marcia Wytrwal, Sonia Schonning, and Sara Sneed take turns as lead singer, backed by a four-piece band led by longtime musical director Robert Wilder. Tickets are $35. Click here for more information.

6/2 – 8/25, Summer Concert Series: Music at the Atwood, Atwood Museum – The Chatham Historical Society will be hosting its inaugural Music at the Atwood Summer Concert Series in 2022. Twice a month, on Thursday evenings in June, July and August, the Atwood Museum will be filled with music as attendees enjoy a variety of musical genres, from jazz and contemporary to classical, with performances by some of today’s top regional talent. The Mural Barn, home to murals of Alice Stallknecht will become our intimate concert hall. Space is limited. 

  • June 2, 2022 @ 7:30pm –Violinist Joshua Peckins & Pianist Elikol Akahori
  • June 23, 2022 @ 7:30pm – Violinist Audrey Wright & Pianist Yundu Wang
  • July 7, 2022 @ 7:30pm – Crowes Pasture (Guitar Andy Rogovin & Banjo Monique Byrne)
  • July 28, 2022 @ 7:30pm – Jazz Guitarist Henry Acker
  • August 11, 2022 @ 7:30pm – Contemporary Vocalist Kim Moberg & Violinist Heather Swanson
  • August 25, 2022 @ 7:30pm – Jazz Vocalist Mozelle Andrulot

Admission: $25 General Admission. To purchase tickets and learn more about the artists, click here. 

6/18 & 6/19, Relay for Life of Cape Cod, Dennis Yarmouth High School – Teams are forming now for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Cape Cod event which will be held at Dennis Yarmouth High School on June 18 & 19, 2022. This is a Cape-wide, community event where teams walk the track of the high school during a 24-hour period to raise money for the American Cancer Society and its’ programs. During the event, cancer survivors are celebrated and invited to a complimentary dinner, those lost to cancer are honored with a luminaria ceremony and commitments are made to fight back against cancer. Please start or join a team today! All are welcome! Go to relayforlife.org/capecodma or contact Event Lead, Marsha Stout at cmstout@comcast.net

6/18, 9AM, Run/Walk for the Arts, Cultural Center of Cape Cod – Enjoy a competitive 5k run or non-competitive 5k walk through beautiful Bass River to benefit the Youth Programs at the Cultural Center. Teams are welcome, and anyone who registers by June 1 gets a t-shirt! There’ll also be prizes based on age division. Sign up here. 

7/6, 7PM, Killer Queen, Barnstable Performing Arts Center – Killer Queen comes to Cape Cod July 6, 2022 to benefit Independence House & Cape Cod Synagogue. Killer Queen, back by popular demand returns to the Barnstable Performing Arts Center for a benefit concert to support Independence House and Cape Cod Synagogue. Killer Queen’s benefit was a sell-out in 2019 so don’t miss getting your tickets soon. Advanced tickets are available online here. Ticket prices: $45 advanced / $55 at the door. Brown Paper ticket sales will end on July 6, 2022 at 7am and the Barnstable Performing Arts Center box office will open at 5:00pm. Doors for show open at 6:00pm.  

7/11, 8/8, 8/16, 18th Annual Provincetown Jazz Festival 
July 11, 7:30pm, Cultural Center of Cape Cod – Dane Vannatter & Cape Cod Jazz Quintet 
August 8, 7:30pm, Cotuit Center for the Arts – Leala Cyr & Cameron Shave  
August 16, 6:00pm, Provincetown Art Association and Museum – Chuck Redd & Ben Collins-Siegel 
Note: If there is a Covid Spike, CDC Warning, etc., concerts may be canceled. Click here for the complete schedule 

7/29, 12PM – 7/31, 9AM, First Annual Fishing for the Mission 22 Striper Derby, The Canal in Bourne – First Annul Fishing For The Mission 22 Striper Derby to Honor Ret. MGst Cliff Wagner. Ticket price includes derby registration, t-shirt, and pig roast at the VFW Post 5988 located at 180 Shore Rd. in Bourne, MA. Check in starts at noon on July 29th at the VFW. T-shirts and Catch Bracelets will be provided with ticket. All participants must have a valid Massachusetts Fishing License AND Salt Water License PRIOR to registration. There will also be raffles and cash bar. Click here for more information. 

8/6, 5PM, Hookers Ball XXI, Chatham VFW New this year, all tickets will be at the premium level and include reserved seating for all attendees. Registration is limited to 400 guests and it is expected to sell out. There will be a silent and live auction, Heads or Tails, open bar, delicious food stations throughout the tent, music and dancing, corn hole and more. Premium Event Ticket $250 per person or Table of Ten for $2500. Click here for more information. 

9/17, 11AM – 6PM, Cape Cod Canal Day, Buzzards Bay Park – This community-wide family-friendly celebration will begin with the annual 5K Canal Day Road Race, and continue with cornhole, live music, kids’ activities, food trucks, arts and crafts, and so much more. Click here for more information. 



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