Check Out The Top Things Happening This Weekend on the Cape

KA_4th of July Sunset_Dennis_070416_052The weekend is fast approaching! Do you have plans yet?

Check out some of these exciting activities yo need to check out this weekend!

September 23

Farmers Market meets Happy Hour – Cape Cod Beer’s Farmers Market meets Happy Hour. Weather- permitting, the outdoor farmers market has live music and a beer garden. Vendors include Crow Farm, Ron’s Vegetable Garden, Underground Bakery, Cape Cod Cookies to Go, First Crush Winery, Grin Hola, Cape Cod Coffee Roasters, Mermaids on the Cape, Cape Cod Clutches, Swirls Jewelry and Wicked Good Kettle Corn. 6 p.m. Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney’s Ln, Hyannis.

September 23-25

47th Annual Scallop Festival – Enjoy three fun days of food, food and more food! This celebrated event includes famous fried scallop and chicken dinners, a food court with a beer and wine garden, chowder, lobster rolls, raw bar, hot dogs, burgers, salads, wraps, fried dough, a juried arts and craft show, fantastic live entertainment, children’s rides and expanded family activities, car shows and a corn hole tournament. Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy., E. Falmouth. Visit for tickets and more information.

September 24

Twelfth Annual Pumpkin Patch – It’s definitely Autumn on Cape Cod when the first of two full trailer trucks of pumpkins and gourds arrive at West Yarmouth Congregational Church.  Known as “The Pumpkin Church,” this is the largest Halloween nonprofit pumpkin sale in the state.  The sale hours will be 9 am – 6:30 pm daily except Sunday hours, 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Lift up your Forks, a cookbook published by church members, hand- carved pumpkin pins by Roger Jenks, Pumpkin Patch notecards and magnets, and sweet treats will also be on sale.  In addition, church women will present two homemade baked goods sales, including their famous fresh and frozen apple and cranberry nut pies. 383 Route 28, West Yarmouth.

Ballroom Dance Party – Cape Sands Ballroom is hosting a Ballroom Dance Party! Dance your heart out from 8 to 11 p.m. Pre-dance lesson (intermediate level) will be available from 7:30 to 8 p.m.  Enjoy the hardwood floor, along with recorded ballroom, Latin and swing music. Singles and couples welcome. All dance levels welcome. Light potluck dinner is optional. Door prizes available! Cost is $15 per person at the door. Yarmouth Senior Center, 528 Forest Road, Yarmouth For more information call 774-237-3037 or email or visit

September 25

LoveLocal Fest – Hyannis is the place to be for a full day of fun! Don’t miss LoveLocal Fest – Locals’ Edition from 11 a.m.-dusk. Bring a blanket or a beach chair, the kids, the dog, a cooler and your friends and enjoy the best of Cape Cod’s homegrown artists, artisans, designers, farmers, food trucks, and musicians. The Cape Cod Beer trailer will be there, plus Fiddlestix gourmet food trolley, The Shuck Truck, The Pineapple Caper grilled-cheese truck, The Local Juice, and The Local Scoop just to name a few. Double down on your Sunday Funday by strolling up to Main Street for the first-ever Hyannis Open Streets event where Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from Ocean Street to Sea Street from noon to 5 p.m. to celebrate community with shopping, music and more. Anselton Memorial Park, Hyannis.

Cutty Hunk and Elizabeth Islands Tour – Join Long Pasture Sanctuary for a day-long excursion to the renowned Elizabeth Islands off the southwestern coast of Cape Cod. On a privately chartered vessel, the trip will leave from Falmouth Harbor for an hour-and-a- half cruise through Vineyard Sound, Buzzards Bay and along the Elizabeth Islands. Shipboard commentary will focus on landmarks, geology, wildlife, and the history of these quiet, protected islands. Spend four hours on Cuttyhunk, enjoying the quaint village and harbor while exploring for migratory songbirds and watching from Lookout Hill for passing raptors. Participants will have a choice of a short or long guided walk. The long hike focuses more on birds and natural history while the short hike highlights island history and landmarks. Afterwards, you’ll have time to visit a gift shop, swim or explore on your own. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the relaxing boat trip back to the mainland. Tickets, time and registration at sanctuaries/long-pasture.

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