Things to Do This Week on Cape Cod

 

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10/7 – 10/10, Halloween Spooktacular Weekend, Sun Outdoors Cape CodIt’s about to get SPOOKTACULAR with a site decorating contest, scary Scavenger hunts, pumpkin carving!! So many Spooky Contests and some Trick or Treating too! Click here for more information. 

10/8 – 10/10, Yarmouth Seaside Festival, Joshua Sears Memorial Park – It’s going to be epic this year! Kids’ activities all weekend long, a huge arts & crafts show, the sand sculpture contest, family chalk fest, fireworks, the kooks & spooks parade and more! Don’t miss any of these well-loved events; for the complete schedule click here. 

10/8, 11AM, Harwich Community Touch-A-Truck, Harwich Community Center – Kids of all ages are invited to come learn more about their favorite trucks and even climb up into the driver’s seat! A free event. Find out more here.

10/8, 12PM, 3rd Annual Fall Frolic & Pumpkin Patch, Chatham Bars Inn Farm – Come pick your own pumpkin while enjoying some fun family activities at Chatham Bars Inn Farm. Live music, fun fall fare available for sale, and a chance to take in the beauty of the Farm’s 8 acres. For details and directions, click here. 

10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 6PM, Circle of Support – This free Divorce Support Group will meet for six weeks, and is facilitated by trained mental health professional Ruth Anderson-Zabre. The group is designed for women who are in the process of divorcing. More Info: call 508-430-8111 or email [email protected]

10/13, 6PM, 16th Annual Taste of Dennis, Pelham House ResortThe Dennis Chamber of Commerce will present the Taste of Dennis at the Pelham House Resort in Dennis Port on October 13, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.  The event will feature some of the best culinary creations and signature dishes by local chefs from the town’s restaurants, eateries and markets. The evening’s festivities will include a Silent Auction with unique items to bid on, all donated by local businesses and organizations.  Proceeds will go toward sustaining the local business activities of the Dennis Chamber of Commerce as well as the chamber’s Lifeguard Scholarship Fund. A 50/50 raffle and a wine toss are also planned. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 

10/13, 6PM, Taste of Dennis 2022, Pelham House Resort – Sample cuisine from local Dennis restaurants and caterers, bid on silent auction items and enjoy a casual evening to benefit the Lifeguard Scholarship Fund. Cash Bar.  Presenting Sponsor for this year’s event is Cape Cod 5. This year, the Taste of Dennis will be located at the beautiful Pelham House Resort. Stunningly renovated with a fresh, new look, the Pelham House Resort, next to Sea Street Beach on Nantucket Sound, stands as one of the most distinctive and beautiful hotels on the Cape Cod oceanfront. 

10/14 – 10/31, Pumpkin People in the Park, Kate Gould Park – Pumpkin People in the Park can be found in Kate Gould Park and the bandstand on Main Street.  The creative and innovative Pumpkin People are fashioned by local businesses, organizations or just plain folk. They are on display from October 14-31!  Come and see these outrageous displays in October. Click here for more information. 

10/14 – 10/16, Hyannis Film Festival/Movies On Main – A weekend of movie screenings for film lovers at 529 Main St, across from Colombo’s. Individual tickets and weekend passes are available. A list of films and a link to buy tickets can be found here. 

10/14 – 10/29 (Fridays/Saturdays) & 10/30, Haunted House, Orleans – The Academy Playhouse will be hosting a Haunted House running through October on Fridays and Saturdays starting on the 14th and lasting through the 29th and Sunday, the 30th 6 PM – 10 PM. In addition, for the Orleans Halloween Stroll on the 29th, we will host a not-so-scary Haunted House for younger children between 5 PM – 6:30 PM with the regular house opening at 7:00 PM. Groups will enter every 10 to 15 minutes to go through a tour of the Academy unlike any other before. Reserve your tickets now! 

10/15, 8:30AM, Quench Color Run for A Baby Center, 269 Stevens St., Hyannis – It’s a 5K run/walk to benefit our friends at A Baby Center – but with a twist! You’ll start the race in a clean white shirt, and be blasted with color along the route at color stations – and at the end of the race there’s a fun color toss! All levels are welcome. Registration includes a t-shirt, race glasses and a color packet. Sign up here. 

10/15, 9AM, Feet for Flippers 5K, National Marine Life Center – This annual 5K along the Cape Cod Canal can be done in person or virtually, and all funds raised go toward the care and treatment of sick and injured seals and sea turtles. Prizes and a post-race party after you’re done. Register in advance to save $10 off the day-of registration price here. 

10/15, 1PM, Trick or Treat, Meetinghouse Farm & Sanctuary – Trick or treating from 1PM – 6PM on the farm. The annual Halloween event is fun for the whole family no matter how young or old. The entire farm is decorated and animals will be in costume. Staff will be spread out around the farm handing out candy. There will be animals for grooming, petting and feeding as well as pony rides. $10 per ticket and $15 per pony ride. Text 774-238-2700 to get tickets. Click here for more information. 

10/15 – 10/17, 10AM, Wellfleet OysterFest 2022, Main St. Wellfleet – After two years of COVID-19 restrictions, cancellations and downsized virtual events, the 22nd annual festival will be held in person, Oct. 15-17. But there is a catch. This year’s attendance is limited and tickets are required. For more information, click here. 

10/16, 4PM, Hyannis Open Streets, Main Street Hyannis – Come for a day of live music and activities on Main Street! The street will be closed to traffic from Ocean Street to Sea Street. Dance, sing, play, bike, roller blade. Enjoy all the fun we have in store for you! Click here for more information. 

10/16, 11AM, Pony Oscars, Mills River Rescue & Sanctuary – A walking adventure through the farm where you will see the ponies/donkeys and volunteers dressed up as characters from some of your favorite movies. You can pick a winner for Best Movie Set, Best costume and Best Actor. Sit and enjoy lunch, decorate a pumpkin and play some kids bingo. Also our very own Jack Sparrow will be walking around to have your picture taken with. Some of the movies our ponies/donkeys will be dressed as are Toy Story, My Little Pony, 101 Dalmatians, Peter Pan, and The Minions. Don’t miss out these events fill up fast. Text 508-367-4379 with how many adults/children to book your spot or for more info. We always have a great time. For more information click here. 

10/17, 6PM, Wills and Estate Planning Workshop, Cape Space – This free legal workshop will cover the basics of planning for your future through wills and estate
planning. Facilitated by volunteer attorney Thomas Rockwell. More Info: call 508-430-8111 or email [email protected]

10/21, Trash Bash, Nauset DisposalIf you’ve been, you know that this is the biggest and best trashy party you’ve ever attended and 2021 was no exception! With the help of customers, attendees, sponsors, volunteers, and our amazing team, Nauset Disposal distributed $48,500 to local nonprofits, all raised at their annual community fundraiser Trash Bash. For more information, click here. 

10/21, 8AM & 3PM, Fall Open House, Cape Senior Services – A Fall Open House on 10/21 from 8am-10am and 3pm-5pm. It’s an opportunity to find out more about us, meet the team and pet a dog or bunny. They will have raffles, light refreshments and more! Cape Senior Services is located at 178 East Falmouth Highway, East Falmouth. Click here for more information. 

10/21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 1st Annual Crosby Haunted Mansion – Come take a guided tour of Crosby Mansion as it is transformed into a haunted house with ghosts, goblins and ghouls. Built in 1888 by Albert and Matilda Crosby, the historic mansion is full of lore and plenty of stories that we come to life along with a few modern mysteries!  This haunted house will be for families, teenagers, and kids above the age of seven. Prepare to be scared!  This production is sponsored by Friends of Crosby Mansion, Brewster Recreation, and Nauset High Players. Click here for more information and tickets. 

10/22, 10AM, 11th Annual Pumpkin Fest, Sandwich Glass Museum Yes, fall has arrived! Join us at the 11th Annual PumpkinFest on the grounds of the Sandwich Glass Museum on Saturday, October 22nd. The Sandwich Glass Museum challenges local glass artists to create one-of-a-kind or limited edition creations each year. All pumpkins will be available for purchase! Remember first come, first serve, so do come early, then enjoy a visit to the Glass Museum and watch our glassblower make pumpkins in our glassblowing area. 10:00am to 2:00 pm. This tented event is free to the public.

10/22, 5PM, Sins, Sips, and Secrets: An Interactive Tour, Falmouth Museums on the Green – Tour guests will visit the 1790 Dr. Francis Wicks House to hear a different story in each room from Falmouth’s spooky past. A cash bar will be available from 5pm to 8pm, and the grounds will be lit by candlelight for the event. Space is limited. Tickets are $20 for non-members; reserve your space here. 

10/23, 1:30PM, Fall Extravaganza Talent Show to Benefit Marc Eaton, Hyannis Resort and Conference Center – Talent show featuring singers and the Zariifa Bellydance Troup and guests! 50/50 raffle, silent auction, cash bar. Refreshments will be served. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at door. Click here for more information. 

10/26, 7PM, LipSyncPalooza, Cotuit Center for the Arts – On Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00pm, for one night only, Cotuit Center for the Arts presents LipSyncPalooza: a lip sync competition live on the Main Stage! The art of miming a vocal performance has risen from the ashes of lip-sync scandals like Milli Vanilli to a bonafide art form. Lip-syncing competitions are sweeping streaming services and social media and now it’s your turn to show Cotuit audiences just how it’s done. Or at least how you do it! For our inaugural LipSyncPalooza event, you may sign up as a performer or buy a ticket to watch the fun as a member of the audience. All attendees will be voting live at the event. Fifty percent of the ticket sales will be devoted to cash prizes, with thirty percent of the night’s proceeds going to the first place winner and twenty percent to second place. Performers may sign up as individuals or as groups (for groups, each member of the group must register). There is a $10 per person entry fee and a limit of one song per individual or group. Participants must sign up by the deadline of October 19. Tickets are $20 for general admission. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit artsonthecape.org or call the Box Office at 508-428-0669 x0. Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road/Route 28 in Cotuit. 

10/27, 6PM, Spooky Story Slam, Eastham Public Library – Do you love telling scary stories? Have you had a real life encounter with the supernatural? Do you just want to make up something spooky? Put your storytelling skills to work for a fun evening. Stories should be under 500 words and rated PG-13 – they’ll be judged by library staff, and space is limited. More info here. 

10/27 – 10/31, 5PM, Haunted House, Cape Cod Theater Company – A classic scary presentation – NOT intended for small children. (There is a tamer attraction that involves a trolley ride for younger kids on Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd.) $10 cash or credit at the door. Find out more here. 

10/28 – 10/29, 4:30PM, Trick or Treating with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy – Come dressed in your favorite costume to trick-or-treat through the exhibit hall and meet ocean animals and shark scientists from throughout history. Reservations are required for this event for trick-or-treaters 2 years of age and up. This event is nut-free. Make your reservation here. 

10/28, 5:30PM, Halloween Trick-or-Treat Drive-Thru, Harwich Community Center – The Harwich Community Center is hosting a drive-thru Halloween Event! Dress up in your Halloween costumes and stop by our trick-or-treat drive-thru service to pick up a goodie-bag*. No need to get out of the car! *Children must be present. Pre-packaged goodie bags are limited to 1 per child. There will be traffic flow directional signs to follow when you arrive. No early birds please. This event lasts until all goodie-bags have been given out. Click here for more information. 

10/28, 4PM, Wicked at Wicks: A Children’s Halloween Celebration, Falmouth Museums on the Green – Come down to the Falmouth Museums on the Green for a fun family Halloween event. The event will include trick-or-treating at several historic properties on our campus including the 1790 Dr. Francis Wicks House, pumpkin painting, storytelling, and a costume parade. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about local history, including stories about Halloween in Falmouth in years past. Come dressed to impress and enjoy the best of fall in Falmouth. $15 per child. Member’s children are $5. Click here for more information. 

10/29, 7:30PM, 21st Annual Art and Souls Masquerade Ball, Cotuit Center for the Arts – Cotuit Center for the Arts invites you to join us for the 21st Annual Art and Souls Masquerade Ball on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 7:30pm. This year’s theme is Cinema Screams! The party will feature DJ Ian Lee at the turntables, dancing in our spacious Main Theater, and ‘bone-chilling’ refreshments at our cash bar! If past Art & Souls Balls are any indication, a multitude of hilarious, frightening, and delightfully creative costumes will be in attendance. Many attendees make their own costumes, ranging from the very simple to the intricately crafted. Couples and groups are encouraged to develop themed costumes. Tickets are $10. For more information, and to purchase tickets, click here or call the Box Office at 508-428-0669 x0. 

10/30, 4PM, Trunk or Treat, Pilgrim Congregational Church – Pilgrim Congregational Church will host a Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 30th from 4pm-6pm at our location of 533 Route 28 in Harwich Port.  This is a community event, and everyone is welcome.  There will be Trunk or Treating in our parking lot and games and refreshments in Monbleau Hall.  No registration is required.  For more information, call (508) 432-1668. 

10/31, 5:30PM, Trunk or Treat, Cape Cod Church – A favorite community event is BACK! We want every kid to have a safe place to go trick-or-treating on Halloween… so we made one! Join us Monday, October 31, from 5:30-8pm for TRUNK-OR-TREAT: a free night of fun for the whole family! Featuring decorated cars, food trucks, inflatables, carnival games, face-painting, and LOTS of candy.

10/31, 4PM, Safe Trick or Treat, Hyannis Main Street – For the littlest ones! The road will be closed to traffic for 2 hours so trick or treaters can walk the street and enjoy treats from local businesses. 

10/31, 5PM, 3rd Annual Pumpkin Palooza, Wellfleet Preservation Hall – Design and carve your craftiest pumpkin, then bring it to show off Halloween night! There will be trick or treating at the event and costumes are encouraged. Deadline for drop off for pumpkins is 3 PM. Info here. 

10/31, 4PM, Yarmouth Port Green “Safe Halloween Trick or Treat, Yarmouth Port Common – Visit Bangs Hallet House, Edward Gorey Museum, Thacher Hall, Winslow Crocker House and the Chapter House Inn for treats and some scary Halloween fun in a safe environment. All ages welcome! Click here for more information. 

10/31, 4PM, The Yarmouth Port Halloween Haunt, Edward Gorey House – To celebrate the Yarmouth Port Common Halloween Haunt, the House opens up on a Monday (spooky!) afternoon: free admission from 4pm to 7pm and, of course, there is candy. The Capt. Bangs Ballet House and Thatcher Hall will also be passing out treats. For more information, click here.

11/3, 5:30PM, Celebration by the Sea, Wychmere Beach ClubThe evening will include: Live music, delicious food and drink, wonderful live and silent auctions. Most importantly, we will hear stories of the impact Duffy Health Center has had on the lives of individual Cape Codders. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 

11/25 – 11/27, Gardens Aglow, Heritage Museums & Gardens – Gardens Aglow is a celebration of lights that has become a treasured holiday tradition. This event features beautiful light displays throughout the gardens, festive seasonal décor, and fun activities for all. At the J.K. Lilly III Automobile Gallery, visit with Santa in the 1913 Ford Model T and view Heritage’s antique car collection. At the American Art & Carousel Gallery, take a ride on the 1908 Looff Carousel and view winter scenes from our Currier & Ives collection. Outdoors, stroll the lighted gardens with family and friends, roast marshmallows, go on a reindeer scavenger hunt, enjoy seasonal treats from Lilly’s Café and Cape Cod Donut Truck, delight in lawn games and a warming area at the Polar PlaySpace, and view the bottle flowers and model train display in the McGraw Family Garden of the Senses. Click here for more information. 

11/24, 8AM, The Chatham Turkey Trot – The Chatham Turkey Trot is a family-friendly fun Thanksgiving morning run or walk over 3.1 miles of winding and rolling paved roads with breathtaking scenery in Chatham, Massachusetts, to benefit the Lower Cape Outreach Council. This year we are excited to announce that we are back in-person!  This year the race will be professionally timed.  The first 1000 in-person registrants will get a free Turkey Trot t-shirt!  Gather your family and friends and join us on Thanksgiving morning for this 5K event. Click here for more information.  

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!
  • 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


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