Events on Cape Cod

 

THE HYARTS ARTIST SHANTIES WILL BE OPEN FOR THE SEASON THE WEEKEND OF 5/17!
Check out two shanty locations, at Harbor Overlook and Bismore Park. Meet Cape Cod artists and artisans working and selling their handmade, hand designed or hand crafted items. There is no fee to browse and of course if purchases are made it is a fabulous way to shop local and support the creative community. Artists frequently open early and stay late, and rotate weekly!
MAY AND JUNE weekends:
Friday through Sunday, May 17 – June 16, 2024: 11-6 & open Monday, Memorial Day
JUNE – AUGUST, seven days a week:
6/17 – 9/2, 2024, and open Labor Day 11:00am at least 6:00pm, at least 8:00 pm, July & August
SEPTEMBER, five days a week:
Thursday through Monday, September 5 – September 30, 2024: 11:00am – 6:00pm
OCTOBER weekends:
Friday through Sunday, October 4 – October 20, 2024: 11:00am at least 4:00pm
NOVEMBER SPECIAL EVENT:
Sweetacular Soiree on Gingerbread Lane at the Harbor Overlook
Friday & Saturday, November 29 – 30, 2024: 11:00am – 3:00pm

FILM FESTIVALS ACROSS THE CAPE:
26th Annual Provincetown Film Festival – tickets on sale, dates 6/12-16; link here.
29th Annual Nantucket Film Festival – tickets on sale; dates 6/19-24, link here.
33rd Annual Woods Hole Film Festival – tickets on sale; dates 7/27 – 8/3; link here.

6/13 – 6/16, 6/20 – 6/23 & 6/27 – 6/30, She Said Yes!, Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum – Come view our exquisite collection of vintage wedding dresses, many from local Yarmouth and Cape Cod brides. Approximately 30 gowns and accessories will be on display, ranging from 1820 through the 1970s, all artfully arranged throughout the Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum. Don’t miss this unique display of nuptial finery during this limited exhibition! Reservations are highly suggested as capacity is limited to 30 persons at a time for this special exhibit. Walk-ups will be admitted only as space allows. Timed entry tickets are available by clicking the button below and chosing a date and time from the calendar. Exhibit admission: $15 Members & Youth (12-17); $20 Non-Members. Click here for more information.

6/20, 12PM, 16th Annual Quahog Day, The Chart Room at Cataumet Marina – Come hear Doug the Quahog’s much-anticipated prediction for how many beach days lie ahead for the summer season. Doug will whisper his forecast to Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce CEO Paul Niedzwiecki, who will translate it for the rest of us. WBZ-TV Chief Meteorologist Eric Fisher will serve as emcee. Limited-edition Quahog Day T-shirts, designed by a Cape Cod Regional Technical High School student, will be on sale. Free and open to everyone – register here.

6/21, 5PM, Summer Kick-Off Bash at Mashpee Commons, Mashpee Commons Bandstand – Welcome Summer with live music, food vendors, beverages with Naukabout, kids activities and more. The Bandstand is located on Steeple Street, across from Steeple St Music Academy.

6/22 & Saturdays throughout the summer, 10 – 2, Opening Day for Stony Mill Grist Mill in Brewster – See the wheel in motion and buy some cornmeal. Learn about 19th Century Factory Village and learn how to weave in the museum upstairs. Family friendly and free admission.

6/23, 11AM, 4th Annual Cops & Cars Show/Touch-A-Truck, Sun, Falmouth High School – Bring the family and enjoy a car show, touch-a-truck, food trucks, raffles, and a Dunk-A-Cop tank hosted by The Falmouth Commodores! Music, face painting, balloon animals and more – and all the proceeds go to benefit Tommy’s Place, offering year-round vacation homes for families of kids with cancer. More here.

6/28, 5PM, 23rd Annual Mashpee Community Picnic, Mashpee High School – The town’s pre-4th of July tradition, with food trucks, fireworks, live band, entertainment and more!

6/28 – 6/30, 28th Annual Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet, P’Town – Honor Portuguese traditions during this annual festival – 3 days of town-wide music, arts & crafts, entertainment, dancing and food! Highlights are the fishing derby, the parade, and of course the bestowing of blessings and good fortune for the coming year by clergy on fishing vessels and leisure craft at MacMillan Pier. Get the full schedule here.

6/29, 7:30PM, An Evening of Sonic Exploration: The Musical Fusion of Marimba, Art, Electronics and Voice- FREE!, Performing Arts Center – Presented by Maria Finkelmeier. Named a “one-woman dynamo” by the Boston Globe, Maria Finkelmeier is a percussionist, composer, and digital media artist who will perform a 40 minute set of her own music featuring marimba, electronics and voice off of her upcoming album. Find out about her compositional practice when fusing acoustic sounds with electronic capabilities, and stories behind each work. Don’t miss this show, augmented with digital art projected in the hall, generated from Finkelmeier’s movement as she performs. Experience this vibrant and energetic immersive experience, encouraging questions, joy and new possibilities.

6/29, 9AM, CC Challenger Run, Bumps River Rd., Osterville – “Run Into Summer” with a 5K or choose a one-mile run, all to benefit The Challenger Club, a local nonprofit that enriches the quality of life for children and adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities. All winners receive blueberry pies! Sign up here.

6/29, 9AM, 51st Annual Outdoor Antiques Fair, Drummer Boy Park – Come shop treasures from over 40 exhibitors, with an Antique and Classic car & truck show, Windmill Village tours, and a small working blacksmith shop on site. Free to attend; rain date Sunday, June 30th.

6/30, 12PM, Amplify POC Summer Festival, Hyannis Village Green – A day of fun, community, and celebration including food and beverage vendors, some local makers with unique products, and kid-friendly activities. Free to attend! Find out more about Amplify POC here.

SUMMER MOVIE NIGHTS ON THE GREEN AT MASHPEE COMMONS, Thursdays starting 6/27
All movies start at dusk and are free to attend. Food vendors, beverages, and lawn games available.
Bring a blanket or beach chair.
● JUNE 27: BARBIE
● JULY 4: NO MOVIE! (4th of July)
● JULY 11: BACK TO THE FUTURE
● JULY 18: ZOOTOPIA
● JULY 25: JAWS
● AUGUST 1: GHOSTBUSTERS, FROZEN EMPIRE
● AUGUST 8: THE LEGO MOVIE
● AUGUST 15: WONKA
● AUGUST 22: E.T

CC Master Gardeners “Evenings in the Garden” Series, select Thursdays, 5 PM, CC Fairgrounds
Join the Cape Cod Master Gardeners in their Demonstration Garden to hone your skills and gain guidance
on how to care for your garden at every stage. Free and open to the public. Find out more here.
● June 27 – Managing the garden – watering, mulching, and plant care
● August 8 – Maintaining the garden – managing pests and harvesting
● September 5th – Looking ahead – preparing for next season

7/3- 8/16, 2024 Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival – Hailed by The New York Times as “a triumph of quality,” the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF) announced its 2024 summer concert series, running from July 30-August 16, 2024. Celebrating its 45th season, the Festival presents 10 live performances over three weeks in five venues across Cape Cod. In what has become one of the region’s largest cultural events attracting thousands of concertgoers each year, this summer’s Festival is bursting at the seams with creativity and virtuosity. Prominently showcasing acoustic sounds, this year’s Festival is centered around the string quartet. Each week is anchored by back-to-back concerts by today’s leading string quartets: Borromeo, Ying, and Escher. Other Festival highlights include a free jazz concert, the Cape Cod debut of Tangent Winds, and more. The complete schedule is below and available at www.capecodchambermusic.org.

7/4, Downtown Hyannis Fourth of July Celebration – Enjoy music and entertainment on Main Street and the Village Green from 4-7:30, and the annual Boat Parade in Hyannis Harbor beginning at 5. Then at 7:30, the Cape Symphony will present Joy4July, a free outdoor concert led by Joe Marchio, Conductor, and featuring special guest Matthew Levesque. The performance, blending pop, Broadway, patriotic, and Americana music is free and no tickets are required. NOTE: There will be no 4th fireworks in Hyannis due to concerns about protected species; there will be a
“Second Summer” fireworks celebration at the end of the Summer, on 8/31. Rain date for Joy4July is 7/5.

7/4, Bourne 4th of July Parade – Marching begins at 10 from Mass Maritime Academy to the Bourne Town Hall, so bring a chair and secure your spot for the fun!

7/5, 6PM, Hydrangea Fest Kickoff Celebration, Hyannis Country Garden – Gather with gardeners and plant lovers to celebrate Hydrangea Fest’s 10th year.

7/6 – 7/14, HYDRANGEA FEST, Cape-wide – Look for garden tours, nursery specials, talks, cultivation instruction, and a focus on the gorgeous blooms all month long. Get the full schedule of events here.

7/6 – 7/7, A Different Drummer Craft Fair, Simpkins/Sears Field, Yarmouth – Enjoy your summer with A Different Drummer Craft Fair July 5 & 6 at Simpkins/Sears Field in Yarmouth. Freshen up your home with new handcrafted goods from 50 select Cape Cod and New England craftspeople and artists.

7/13, 11AM, 3rd Annual Dog Center Fest, Cape Cod Dog Center in Mashpee – Celebrate the CC Dog Center’s 10th Anniversary with this fun family AND pet day – featuring a cool down doggie pool party, a pup cup ice cream station, a raffle table with dogtastic prizes, doggie contests with prizes for the best dressed/costume, best trick, best tail wag and more! Free to attend; any fees for activities go to local rescues and the Friends of Falmouth Dogs. Vaccinated and friendly leashed pets are welcome. Get more info here.

Eastern Bank Concerts by the Canal, Thursdays beginning 7/11 from 6-8 at Buzzards Bay Park
● July 11 – Thee Midnight Society – covers from the 50’s to now
● July 18 – Rock Steady – Bad Company covers
● July 25 – 19th Nervous Breakdown – Rolling Stones covers
● August 1 – The Reminiscents – 50’s, 60’s, 70’s classics
● August 8 – Band of Brothers – Classic Rock
● August 15 – Indigo Shore – Top 40
● August 22 – Fey Band – Classic Rock
● August 29 – Rain Date



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