Things to Do This Week on Cape Cod

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6/2, 7PM, Barnstable Police K9 Foundation Fundraiser, Cape Cod Beer – $25 admission goes to the K-9 Foundation – you enjoy live music and one beer ticket, with BBQ available for purchase and a logoed glass for the 1st 100 people to buy tickets. Tickets purchased at the door include admission only. Find out more here.

6/3, 7:30PM, Marilyn Keiser Organ Concert, Church of the Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, Orleans – Hear world-renowned organist, Marilyn Keiser, on the St. Cecilia organ at the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, MA. A virtuoso concert organist, Marilyn Keiser is “the epitome of taste, dignity, and elegance.” (The American Organist) She has performed across the United States and has been a featured artist for the International Congress of Organists in Cambridge, England; in concert at the Royal Victoria Hall with the Singapore Symphony; at the American Cathedral in Paris, the Southern Cathedrals Festival in Winchester, England and the Universida de Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. Tickets: 508-240-2400 | 

6/3, 9:30AM, TK’s 5 or 10K, West End Parking Lot, Hyannis – This is a memorial race to support continuing training for local first responders. Choose your distance. Park at the Melody Tent – your bib serves as your ticket to the afterparty at the West End. Sign up here. 

6/3, 6/4, 6/10, 6/11, Cape Cod Pirate Festival, Yarmouth Fairgrounds – Two amazing weekends of pirate adventure and fun, on 4 stages! Axe & knife throwing, human-powered rides, live music, a pirate’s market, and swashbuckling food and drink. Get your tickets here. 

6/3, 10AM, CC Electric Vehicle Expo & Test Drive, Hyannis Transportation Center – View and test drive a variety of EV makes and models including e-bikes and an electric bus, get hands-on charging experience, learn about plans for charging infrastructure, and more – with EV owners and experts who will be on hand to answer questions and share their experiences. Free and open to the public; find out more here. 

6/3, 8am – 8pm, Best Buddies Challenge, Finishing at Craigville Beach in Centerville – There’s nothing like a Best Buddies Challenge. Find out for yourself. Sign up as an individual or form a team with friends and together help Best Buddies enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information, click here and for routes, click here.

6/4, 9AM, Tour de Barnstable, meet at Aselton Park – Enjoy a scenic 38-mile ride through all the villages of Barnstable, including some of the town’s most beautiful conservation lands . Your route will highlight all 7 villages on historic, quiet secondary roadways. Plus, you’ll ride to support a couple of great nonprofits. The Barnstable Land Trust provides beautiful open spaces for the community, and DEVO Cycling provides riding resources to the community and kids while organizing inclusive cycling events. Your registration fee helps support both these organizations. The fundraising component isn’t mandatory, but you’re welcome to raise more if you’d like. New this year – an additional 2-mile loop for riders who choose to honor Barnstable Land Trust’s 40th Anniversary year. Register here. 

6/4, 5PM, A Night at the Movies with the Cape Cod String Quartet, Cultural Center of Cape Cod – Spend an evening with the Cape Cod String Quartet and special guests as they take you on a journey through movie soundtracks of many different genres from the last hundred years. They’ll showcase soundtracks from composers like John Williams, Alan Menken, Hans Zimmer, Elton John, and many more! Tickets are $25; get yours here. 

6/8, 5:15PM, Rockin’ Beach Party to Benefit the Boys & Girls Club, Popponesset Inn – Enjoy live music from The Baha Brothers, margaritas, a silent auction, beach games and more – all under the tent on the beach at the Popponesset. Tickets are $50 – all proceeds benefit BGCCC. Get yours here. 

6/9, 5:30PM, Cahoon In Bloom, Cahoon Museum of American Art – Celebrate the grand opening of the gardens at the Cahoon Museum’s new property at 4698 Falmouth Road with a garden party! Enjoy live music, arrangements by top floral designers, food from Catered Affair, and a first look at this expanded museum experience, featuring a large-scale outdoor exhibit. Tickets are $75 per person, $65 for museum members – get yours here. 

6/10, 10AM, 3rd Annual Dagny Foundation 5K Run/Walk, Hyannis Village Green – This is a fundraiser 5k to benefit the Dagny Foundation, a non-profit that assists families experiencing infant crisis and/or loss. Prizes for Top finishers, and live music and raffles following the run. Register here. 

6/10, 10AM, 51st Annual Auto Show, Heritage Museums and Gardens – This family-friendly event highlights antique and classic automobiles, hot rods, and custom cars in excellent original or restored condition, all competing for awards. Enjoy lunch at the café, vote for your favorite car, participate in a family auto show challenge, and watch the parade of cars at 2 pm. The rain date for this event is Sunday, June 11. All activities are free with museum admission or membership. Plan your visit here. 

6/10, 7AM, USAT Massachusetts Triathlon Championships, Craigville Beach – Join experienced race veterans and triathlon newcomers alike for our fifth season hosting the USA Triathlon Massachusetts State Championships, held at June 10th’s Hyannis 1 Triathlon. There’s an Olympic distance race (Age Group Championships) and a Sprint distance race (Age Group and High School Championships). New this year: a Sprint Duathlon and a kids Splash ‘n Dash! All of these races are challenging — but still able to be completed by fitness enthusiasts who have trained for the distances. The atmosphere is special; the views are spectacular; and your satisfaction of accomplishment will last for a long time! For more information, click here.

6/10, 10AM – 2PM, Chatham Municipal Airport Open House – Planes, Trains and Automobiles – on display for kids of all ages! You can see everything from Warbirds and general aviation aircraft, to running model railroad displays to antique cars on display, plus enjoy a kids’ area, antique fire truck rides, Chatham Fire and Police, the Chatham Band and more! Admission is free; find out more click here. 

6/10, 11AM, NMLC Annual Food Truck Festival, National Marine Life Center, Buzzards Bay – A day of fun, food, music and crafts! Enjoy food from a variety of food trucks, live music, craft vendors, a petting zoo, a Castle Island Brewing Co. beer garden and more. Tickets are $5.00 for anyone ages 5+ (kids under 5 are free!) Pre-purchase tickets here or the day of the event at the door. 

6/11, 12PM, 3rd Annual Mashpee Race Amity Day Festival, Mashpee Community Park – Kids’ activities, guest speakers, food trucks, and live entertainment – all aimed at encouraging the building of friendships and the breaking down of racial barriers. All welcome and the event is family-friendly and free. Find out more here. 

6/15, 6PM, White Shark Research Update with Greg Skomal, CC Museum of Natural History – Dr. Greg Skomal of the Massachusetts Shark Research Program will present an update on his local research during this talk. For the last 14 years, Dr. Skomal has been studying the life history, ecology, and behavior of white sharks off the coast of Cape Cod and beyond. In doing so, he has tagged almost 300 white sharks. Doors will open for wine and hors d’oeuvres at 6 and the lecture begins at 6:30; tickets are $60 and can be purchased here. 

6/15 – 6/17, Edgartown Race Weekend – Edgartown Yacht Club has a good jump on its 2023 Edgartown Race Weekend to be held over June 15-17. Thirty-nine teams – some new, some returning, some veteran, some novice – have registered from across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, and as far away as New Hampshire, Maryland, Texas, and California. The event leads with two days of ’Round-the-Sound (’RTS) coastal sprints on Thursday and Friday before culminating on Saturday with the marquee ’Round-the-Island (‘RTI) Race, an annual Martha’s Vineyard tradition for 85 years, making it one of America’s oldest distance races. For more information on Edgartown Race Weekend, including the NOR, go to or contact Margaret Passafiume, [email protected], (508) 627-4364 x18. 

6/16 – 6/18, Arts Alive Festival, Falmouth Public Library – A 3-day arts/music festival celebrating the local arts, Juneteenth, Father’s Day, and Pride Month. Vendors will be on Shore Street and Peg Noonan Park. Two performance tents will be set up on the Library Lawn. All performances are free. Find out more here. 

6/17, 9AM, Annual Sheep Festival, Taylor-Bray farm, Yarmouthport – See shearing and a demonstration of sheep herding by well trained dogs during this annual family day of fun. Local craftspeople show off their wool dying, spinning and weaving techniques. Kids – and parents and grandparents too – love seeing the new lambs with the other animals. Everybody enjoys hayrides along the Don McIntyre Trail through the woods. There’s also a silent auction to raise money for the care of the animals and maintenance of the farm. More details here. 

6/17, 10AM – 3PM, DY Field Day, DY Back Field – This event is open to the public. Come for games, events, arts and crafts, children’s fair and more and you can also compete for some amazing prizes! $5 kids $10 adults. All proceeds from this event will go to supporting Dream Day on Cape Cod. Money raised from this campaign will go towards the events and any additional money will be presented as Academic Scholarships to the students making the most impact in our communities!  Support the members of your community that support you! Click here for more information. 

6/17, 10AM, Relay for Life of Cape Cod, Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School – In 2023, roughly 1.9 million new cancer cases and 609,820 deaths from cancer are expected to occur in the United States, with more than expected 12,422 to occur here in Massachusetts. Cancer continues to be the second most common cause of death among Americans, after heart disease. To help end cancer as we know it for everyone, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Cape Cod will be held on June 17 at the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School. For more information, click here. 

6/18, 8:30AM – 2PM, Father’s Day Car Show, Hyannis Main Street – The Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce will be holding the Annual Main Street Father’s Day Car Show on Sunday, June 18, 2023 from 8:30am-2pm. Over 350 cars are expected to participate in this year’s event! We have had crowds estimated at over 60,000, making this show one of the best attended family auto events in New England and is free for all to attend! Click here for more information.

6/20 – 6/23, Workshop for Caregivers and People Dealing with Illness and Recovery, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill – Acclaimed author-illustrator Suzy Becker will lead a workshop in June at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill designed for caregivers and people dealing with illness and recovery. The workshop, Graphic Medicine: Illustrated Narratives of Caregiving, Illness and Health, runs from June 20-23. An evolving new art form, Graphic Medicine uses images and words to express the difficult moments of an illness, recovery progress, or caregiving experience. For more information, click here. 

6/21, 11:30AM, 15th Annual Quahog Day Ceremony, Tree House Brewing Company, Sandwich – Celebrated on the first day of summer each year, Quahog Day has become a rite of passage into the glorious season for Cape Codders. The Cape’s beloved mascot, “Doug the Quahog”, will give his much-anticipated prediction for how many beach days lie ahead. Doug will whisper his forecast to Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce CEO Paul Niedzwiecki, who will translate it for the masses. This event is free and open to all. 

6/22 – 6/25, Provincetown Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet – Honoring Portuguese traditions during four town-wide, fun-filled days of music, dancing and food, as well as the popular parade. The weekend culminates at the end of Macmillan Pier with blessings of good fortune for the coming year bestowed by clergy on fishing vessels and leisure craft. Check the full schedule here. 

6/22, The 3rd Annual Little Big Fishing Tournament, Baxter’s Fish ‘N Chips – The 3rd Annual Little Big Fishing Tournament will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2023 at Baxter’s Fish ‘N Chips, Hyannis. The Little Big Fishing Tournament is a one-day fundraising tournament to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands (BBBS). The tournament is anticipating up to 35 fishing boats and more than 175 men, women and junior anglers to participate. The day will end with an award ceremony, raffle prize drawings, live auction, and food provided by Baxter’s Fish ‘N Chips. Click here for more information. 

6/23, 6PM, Cape & Islands United Way’s Best Night, Pelham House Resort – Support the Cape & Islands United Way through sponsoring this signature fundraising event, which this year celebrates 25 years of community impact! Included in the evening’s program are a live auction, a special appeal to support their nonprofit partners, and the presentation of the annual Visionary Award, recognizing an outstanding individual for their service and dedication to our community. Sponsorships available here. 

6/25, 11AM, Hounds of Highfield, Historic Highfield Hall – An outdoor family event to celebrate the joy that dogs bring into our lives. Meet other four-legged friends, fellow doggie enthusiasts, and local animal organizations. There’ll be a costume parade contest, a very funny agility course competition, vendors, food trucks, and a “blessing of the animals” from Reverend Nell Fields of Waquoit Congregational Church. Live music, too. More details here. 

6/30 – 10/29, Sandwich Glass Museum Special Exhibit: All Creatures Great and Small – The Sandwich Glass Museum is proud to host this special exhibit featuring four local artists and their work that celebrates all creatures, both big and small. “All Creatures Great and Small” celebrates the joy and whimsey of nature through glass sculptures created by four New England based Artists: Mariel Bass, Claire Kelly, Jennifer Violette, and Caterina Weintraub. Each artist will display beautifully executed glass pieces that that wonderfully capture the magical characteristics of the flora and fauna filling our natural world. 

7/8, 7/9 & 8/12, 8/13 Harwich Cranberry Festival Artisan Market, Brooks Park 1 Oak Street, Harwich – Check out the Artisan Market, where local makers are featured and their crafts! Click here for more information. 

7/12, 6AM, 7th Annual Charter Cup Fishing Tournament, Baxter’s Fish ‘N Chips – The mission of the Charter Cup Fishing Tournament is for local business and charter fishing boats to come together to raise money for local charities in need of funding. For more information, click here. 

7/29 & 7/30, Cape Symphony – Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert, Barnstable Performing Arts CenterThe Cape Symphony will present Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert featuring screenings of the complete film with Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live to the film. The concert will be led by acclaimed Cape Symphony Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak on July 29 & 30, 2023 at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center. This special event is sure to be a sellout – get your tickets early if you’d like to go! Tickets on sale 4/5. More info here. 

7/31, 8/7 & 8/8, The 19th Annual Provincetown Jazz Festival, Multiple LocationsMonday, July 31, 7:30pm at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. Monday, August 7, 7:30pm at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. Tuesday, August 8, 6:00pm Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Click here to buy tickets. 

9/16 & 9/17, Harwich Cranberry Arts & Music Festival, Harwich Community Center The Harwich Cranberry Arts & Music Festival is a two day event held behind the Harwich Community Center on Oak Street. In the field, there will be more than 150 different vendors selling handmade craft items. Entry to the park is FREE, so is the Parking. There is also LOTS OF BICYCLE parking available…why not leave the car at home? The CranJam 2023 Music Festival will also be behind the Harwich Community Center. Yes, it’s also FREE. Click here for more information. 

9/17, Second Summer Cycle, Multiple Start Locations – The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the inaugural “Second Summer Cycle”, a premier charity ride on September 17th, 2023. Ride options will include a 30 mile Plus (30+ miles), Metric Century Plus (60+ miles), or Century route (100 miles), with starting locations in Mashpee, Sandwich and Orleans. All riders will finish Provincetown where they’ll be treated to an after-party with food, local brews and music.  The ride will benefit 18 Cape Cod non-profit organizations serving thousands of Cape residents. All three routes will culminate at a shared finish line in Provincetown, where the Chamber will host a post-event celebration. Riders will receive $30 in vouchers, which they can use at the variety of food trucks on site.  Craft beer will be available from Barnstable Brewing, along with limited edition Second Summer Cycle cans. For more information and to register, please visit 

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Memorial Day Thru Mid-October, Yarmouth Sand Sculpture Trail – Yarmouth’s Sand Sculpture Trail is coming back for 2023, celebrating 12 years! As one of Yarmouth’s biggest attractions, this sand sculpture trail features 32 family-friendly sand sculptures.  The trail will be available for viewing from Memorial Day until mid-October. All of the sand sculptures will be completed by mid-June (construction of the sand sculptures will begin in mid-May). For more information, click here. 

4/3 – 12/30, Special Exhibit at the Sandwich Glass Museum: A Pinch of Salt – The Sandwich Glass Museum is proud to present its new exhibit, A Pinch of Salt, running Monday, April 3 2023 through Saturday, December 302023. Guest curator Maria Martell shares her extensive collective of vintage, “salts”, many of which were created at the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company in Sandwich, MA. Through the ages, salt was used for food preservation and as a commodity to trade. It is then not surprising that “salts”, small vessels used to contain the valuable mineral, were creatively fashioned and cherished items of daily use at the dining table well into the 20th century. Owning “salts” became a status symbol during the Middle Ages. During the Victorian Era salt shakers were invented, but due to salt clumping but did not become popular until later years. The Boston and Sandwich Glass Company and other companies created “salts” to appeal to consumers. A curator’s talk will be scheduled. This exhibit is free with general admission of $12 for adults, $11 for 65+ $2 for children 6-14, and free for ages 5 and under, group rates available. Call for further information 508.888.0251 or 129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA, 02563. 

4/5 – 6/11, Special Exhibit at the Sandwich Glass Museum: A Lifetime with Glass – Ed Branson – The Sandwich Glass Museum is proud to host one of the most influential contemporary glass artists of our time Ed Branson. The exhibit runs from Wednesday, April 5 through Sunday, June 11, for his upcoming exhibit, A Lifetime with Glass. Branson feels strongly connected to the museum because in his early days as a glass blowing artist, Ed found himself inspired by the historic Sandwich Glass on a visit to the Sandwich Glass Museum. His artistic approach is as follows: trust the glass, have fun, accept mistakes, study nature and search for beautiful forms and colors inherent in glass’ personality. Branson considers his career and life with glass as a rich one. In his words, “It has been educational, meaningful, difficult, surprising and beautiful.” Over the last 40 years, Ed feels that he has grown as an artist and feels humbled by the mystery, magic, history and energy of glass. Branson looks forward to sharing his lifelong experience with the lifelong characteristics of glass through his exhibition at the Sandwich Glass Museum, and the museum is honored to pay homage to this talented artist and his work. A free public artist talk and reception is scheduled on Saturday, April 22nd from 5-7pm. This exhibit is free with general admission of $12 for adults, $11 for 65+ $2 for children 6-14, and free for ages 5 and under, group rates available. Call for further information 508.888.0251 or

MassHire Job Fairs – For more information click here. To register contact Cathie at 508.862.6128 or email her at [email protected]. 

June 6th, 1pm – 3pm – Cape Abilities 

June 7th, 1pm – 3pm – Latham Centers 

June 8th, 10am – Noon – United Parcel Service (UPS) 

June 13th, 1pm – 3pm – Goodwill 

June 14th, 1pm –3pm – Cape Codder Resort And Spa  

7/10 – 8/17, Arts Empowering Life Summer Performing Arts Camp, 95 Southern Eagle CartwayGrades K-12 Workshops 9:00am – 2:00 pm, Lunch & Snacks Provided. Mondays: Strings, Tuesdays: Theatre, Wednesdays: Percussion, Thursdays: Brass & Woodwinds. 508-255-4044 | 

July & August, 6:30PM, Eastern Bank Summer Concert Series, Buzzards Bay Park – Enjoy live music FREE every Thursday night by the Canal: 

7/6 – Boom Boom Band (Rock & Top 40)  

7/13 – Jody Moore Band (Classic & Modern Rock, Funk, Dance)  

7/20 – Tattoo Cowboy (Country Rock)  

7/27 – Thee Midnight Society (Covers from the 50’s through today)  

8/3 – The Showstoppers (A Cappella – Top 40)  

8/10 – Indigo Shore (Acoustic Covers)  

8/17 – Fey Band (Classic Rock)  

8/24 – Band of Brothers (Classic Rock Hits)
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