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.

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

Yarmouth Summer Concert Series, Monday nights beginning 7/1, 6 PM, Parkers River Beach
Free and family-friendly – bring a blanket or beach chair and enjoy!
● 7/1 SUMMER TOWN – classic rock, Americana, and contemporary favorites!
● 7/8 NATALIA BONFINI – funky blues with Natalia’s natural storytelling ability and timeless vocals
● 7/15 BONGOGENESIS – Caribbean music with a focus on afro cuban jazz
● 7/22 HILDALAND – fiddle and mandolin
● 7/29 DRUMMA QUEENS – women’s percussion ensemble
● 8/5 FRED CLAYTON BLUES BAND – jazz, blues, and soul
● 8/12 ROSE CLANCY & MAX COHEN – traditional and contemporary Celtic Music
● 8/19 DAWNA HAMMERS – original and cover soft rock, pop, blues & world-beat songs
● 8/26 OXFORD DRIVE BAND – combining the best elements of indie rock and alternative

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.

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

7/20, 10AM, Osterville Village Day, Osterville Baptist Church – A FREE day of fun for the family featuring live music, taco and ice cream trucks, interactive games and face painting for the kids along with goodie bags for the first 600 kids, and NOAA’s inflatable whale “Salt” and the educational “Underwater Carnival.” Everyone gets a raffle ticket, too, for some great prizes! More info here.

7/20 – 7/21, 9th Annual Sandwich Arts and Crafts Fair, Sandwich High School – Over 75 booths of American made arts and crafts, traditional fair food, specialty foods, free admission, and friendly-leashed pets are allowed. Rain or shine!

7/20, 7:30PM, Chamber Music Concert: Echoes of Eastern Europe, Brewster Performing Arts Center – Delight in an evening of chamber music filled with the rich melodies and vibrant rhythms of Eastern Europe. Hear composers including Khachaturian and Babajanian, as well as Arutiunian’s virtuosic Trumpet Concerto. This performance featuring strings, trumpet, and piano promises to be a wonderful musical journey at Cape Cod’s new Arts Empowering Life Performing Arts Center in Brewster. TICKETS
 
7/21 & 7/24 – 7/26, Chara Percussion Ensemble in Concert: Passage to an Uncharted World – Embark on a captivating musical journey, from the graceful dances of European impressionists like Ravel and Dvorak, alongside the rich tapestry of American contemporary composers including Michael Burritt, Christopher Deane, Steve Reich, and Austin Keck. Delve into a vibrant sonic landscape that mirrors humanity’s adventures, joys, trials, and moments of introspection, all illuminated by the evocative sounds of mallet percussion and ethnic drums.  Free admission for students and youth!
July 21, 6:00 PM
Brewster Baptist Church
1848 Main St, Brewster
Info: 508-896-3381
July 24, 7:00 PM
Wellfleet Preservation Hall
335 Main St. Wellfleet
Tickets/Info: 508-349-1800
July 25 & 26, 2024, 7:30 PM
Performing Arts Center, Brewster

7/22 – 7/28, Barnstable County Fair – Get the main stage lineup here.

7/23, 10AM, Musical Show and Tell with the Cape Symphony, Osterville Village Library – If you have kids who love music, this is a do not miss! Cape Symphony Faculty and students will present an instrument demonstration and a musical performance outdoors under the tent. More info here.

7/27, 4:30 – 7:30, Morgan Peterson Fundraising Event, Sandwich Glass Museum – Meet Glassblower and Winner of Season 4 of the Netflix Series “Blown Away”, Morgan Peterson, on July 27th 2024 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Location: Sandwich Glass Museum. Meet & Greet, Lecture and Glassblowing Demo, Beverages & Appetizers. Reserve your ticket today! Seating is limited. Mingle with Morgan, see her at work, and hear her fascinating story about how it all began at the Sandwich Glass Museum and how her diagnosis with diabetes has changed her life! Click here for more information.

7/27, 1:30PM, Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game, Guv Fuller Field, Falmouth – The best players from the Cape Cod Baseball League will battle it out between the East and West divisions. It’s an exciting day full of family fun! The gates open at 1:30 p.m., players will sign autographs at 2 p.m., the Home Run Derby happens at 4, and the game starts at 6 PM. Don’t miss it – get your tickets here!

7/27 & 7/28, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert, Barnstable Performing Arts Center – The Cape Symphony Orchestra will present Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert featuring composer John Williams’ GRAMMY®-winning score performed live to the film. Fans will experience the scope and grandeur of this beloved film in a live symphonic concert led by conductor Thiago Tiberio on Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, July 28 at 3:00 PM at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main Street, Hyannis. The presentation is licensed by Disney Concerts. Click here for more information.

7/27 – 8/3, Woods Hole Film Festival – The festival is also online from August 4-11. It takes place in 6 locations:

•    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street, Woods Hole
•    Marine Biological Laboratory’s Clapp Auditorium, and Meigs Room, Swope Center, MBL Street, Woods Hole
•    Simon Center for the Arts and Morse Hall at Falmouth Academy, 7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth
•    Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole

Attendees of the 33rd Woods Hole Film Festival have the opportunity to see as many feature length and short films as time allows during the 8-day festival! If after eight days you aren’t able to watch all the films you were interested in seeing, or if you can’t make it to the festival in-person, many films will also be available for streaming on the Festival’s virtual platform immediately following the in-person screenings from Sunday, August 4 through Sunday, August 11. Besides film screenings, there are Q&As with filmmakers, panel discussions, workshops, parties featuring some of the best musical acts from Cape Cod, and master classes, including one with Filmmaker-In-Residence Doug Blush, award-winning director, producer, editor, writer and cinematographer and Oscar winner for such documentaries as 20 Feet from Stardom, The Elephant Whisperers, and Period. End Of Sentence (he also executive produced three of this year’s festival entries, Champions of the Golden Valley, First We Bombed New Mexico and Counted Out).

7/27 – 7/28, 10 – 2, 2nd Annual Glass Bazaar, Sandwich Glass Museum – Sandwich is the birthplace of the world’s first industrialized glass. The Sandwich Glass Museum, which honors that legacy and showcases new and emerging glass artists, will host its 2nd annual Glass Bazaar to celebrate creativity and American ingenuity. The sale will take place outside the museum under a tent on July 27 and 28, featuring works from both local and national glass artists. The sale will be held from 10 AM to 2 PM on both days at the museum, 129 Main Street, Sandwich. Click here for more information.

7/27, 7:30PM, Celebrate Percussion! Drum & Keyboard Workshop and Concert, Brewster Performing Arts Center – Morning Workshop for All Ages! (10am-Noon) / Concert, 7:30 PM. Join us for an vibrant percussion workshop and concert, where rhythm takes center stage and drumming knows no age limits! Everyone’s invited to Celebrate Percussion, a dynamic event guaranteed to make your heart pound and your feet tap. Get ready to explore the world of beats, grooves, and endless possibilities!” Info: https://performingartscentercapecod.org/programs/arts-entertainment-series/ 
 
7/27, 10AM, 46th Annual Dennis Road Race, Wixon School – The event features a 5-mile run, a 3-mile walk, and a kids’ fun run. An after party at the starting point will
feature fun, food, and raffles. Sign up here.
 
7/28, 11AM, Love Local Fest, July Edition, Aselton Park – This is the kickoff of the 12th season of Love Live Local’s free, fun, and family-friendly Love Local Fests. Nearly 100 of the Cape’s best local artists, brands, and makers will be there, along with local food trucks and local brewers. Fun activities for kids, too, including lawn games and aquatic-themed fun at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum patio. Live music and more. You can browse online, too – click here.
 
7/31 – 8/2, Bayberry Quilters Annual Quilt Show, Cape Cod Regional Technical High School – The theme this year is “Welcome Aboard!” Some admire the handiwork of some of the most talented crafters in the region, along with vendors for shopping and demonstrations. More info here.
 
8/2 & 8/3, 7:30PM, Brass & Organ Concerts, Church of the Transfiguration – These brilliant summer concerts will include these works: Canzona septimi toni by Gabrielli, Proclamation by Davoren, an arrangement of Walton’s Crown Imperial, Gigout’s Grand Choer DialogueSong of Hope by Meechan, Fire in the Blood by Cooper, and Goffen’s Meditation – The Light of the World. TICKETS: https://artsempoweringlife.org/brass-concerts/
 
8/2, 5PM, LaTavola, Mashpee Commons – Enjoy an evening of Italian food, drink, music and FUN! 400 dinner guests will be treated to a complimentary house wine or beer and a five-course Italian feast. While dining, they will be serenaded by Aaron Caruso, the Italian Tenor, accompanied by accordionist Corey Pesaturo. All proceeds benefit the Mashpee Chamber Scholarship Fund and this is always a sellout – get your tickets here.
 
8/3 – 8/4, 10AM – 5PM, 9th Annual Chatham Summer Craft Festival, Chatham Community Center – 55 select Artisans of American made works – free admission and pet friendly. Rain or shine.
 
8/3, 5PM, CCMOA Gala and Art Auction, Cape Cod Museum of Art – This year’s theme – Road Trip! Start the evening with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, browse the exhibition”An Artful Ride: The Motorcycle” and silent auction items, then enjoy dinner and a live auction – all to support the programs of the Museum. Tickets are available here.
 
8/3, 7PM, Hyannis Sound 30th Anniversary Celebration, Barnstable Performing Arts Center – Cape Cod’s premiere all-male professional a cappella group is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a special reunion concert! Hyannis Sound consists of 10 young men who perform songs for every generation all summer long on the Cape and in the greater-Boston area. To celebrate their 30th anniversary, they’ve invited more than 120 alumni back for an unforgettable evening of music and stories. In 30 years, the Hyannis Sound has notched over 3,000 performances, released 16 albums, and performed everywhere from kindergarten classrooms to Fenway Park. Alumni have appeared on Broadway; competed on American Idol, America’s Got Talent, and The Voice; and have become members of renowned singing groups like Straight No Chaser! Tickets are available for $20 online at www.hyannissound.org and $25 at the door on the day of the concert.
8/4, 9AM, Pet First Aid/CPR Course, CC Dog Center, Mashpee – Learn first aid techniques that will help you address the most common emergencies that can occur with small and large dogs as well as cats, as well as to notice abnormalities and detect early warning signs of illness. You will also learn essential pre-vet care and life saving techniques for those times when immediate action can make all the difference. Certification included; pre registration is required. To pre-register, email Tom Topham at [email protected].
8/10, 12PM, 12th Annual Cape Cod Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival, CC Fairgrounds – Featuring some of the area’s most popular food trucks dishing out fan favorites as well as regional and national brews, along with lawn games, music, and family-friendly fun. Get your tickets here.
8/10 – 8/11, Nauset Summer Craft Festival, Nauset Middle School – Over 75 vendors and craft demonstrations! Free Admission, free parking and held rain or shine.
 
8/10 & 8/11, Opera Gala with Soloists and Orchestra, Brewster Performing Arts Center – August 10, 7:30 & August 11, 3:30. Selections from beloved operas the world over come alive with passion and virtuosity, under the direction of Richard K. Pugsley. Featuring Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Wagner’s Tannhäuser, Verdi’s Don Carlo, Bizet’s Carmen, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Puccini’s Turandot, and Verdi’s La Traviata, this special event will evoke the transformative power of musical storytelling that is Opera. TICKETS: https://artsempoweringlife.org/opera-gala/


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