What’s Happening On Cape Cod This Weekend

The nights may be cooling off, but the fun times on Cape Cod aren’t! From dog shows to car shows and cranberry festivals, there is so much happening, it’s hard to know which way to go! Our top picks should help you decide.

Cranberry Cluster Dog Show, Thurs, 9/12 – Sun, 9/15, Cape Cod Fairgrounds

The Cape Cod Kennel Club and the South Shore Kennel Club have joined forces for a weekend of great canine competition! This is an all-breed dog show with obedience and Diving Dog competitions each day. Canine Good Citizen, Pee Wee, And Trick Dog Testing competitions will happen on Friday & Saturday. Adult admission is $5; kids are admitted for $2. Sorry, no dogs who aren’t competing are allowed. Capecodkc.org


9th Science in the Seashore Symposium, Thurs, 9/12, 1 PM, Salt Pond Visitor Center

Cape Cod National Seashore’s Atlantic Research and Learning Center hosts this popular afternoon of learning which features a diverse group of scientists and scholars sharing the natural and cultural research projects they are conducting within the seashore. There will be a number of engaging presentations on a variety of topics, including bats, ticks, coastal shoreline change and spit formation, Herring River restoration, kettle pond microbiota, and more. nps.gov/capecod

C.L. Fornari is known as “The Garden Lady.”

Book Signing with C.L. Fornari, Fri, 9/13, 4 PM, Hyannis Country Garden

Celebrate local gardens and the plants that do well in them with noted gardening expert and author C.L. Fornari. She’ll also be signing copies of her new book, “Sand and Soil: Creating Beautiful Gardens on Cape Cod and The Islands.” The event is free but please sign up in advance at hyanniscountrygarden.com

Run Around the Jail 5K, Sat, 9/14, 9 AM, Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office

This is a fundraiser for local Special Olympic Athletes and an extension of the Law Enforcement Torch run! Registration will open at 7:00am. There will a half-mile Kids’ Run at 8:45am and the 5K Run/Walk will kick off at 9:00am. In addition to complimentary refreshments, there will be a raffle with dozens of prizes, and everyone who pre-registers will receive a Race T-shirt. specialolympicsma.org

Cocktails for Cars, Sat, 9/14, 3:30 PM, Heritage Museums and Gardens

This classy cocktail party will showcase over 30 collector cars in the New England region. Enjoy mingling with the owners – and admission to Heritage is included in the ticket price. Proceeds benefit the restoration and care of the Heritage’s auto collection. Heritagemuseumsandgardens.org 

Hyannis Youth & Community Center’s 10th Birthday, Sat, 9/14, 10 AM

An all day celebration of a great community resource! Features a vendor fair, a Touch-A-Truck, public skating, and cake. Come thank them for a decade of fun! Details on the HYCC FB page.

Harwich Cranberry Festival, Sat & Sun, 9/14-15, 9-4, Community Center Fields on Oak Street

Shop for fantastic arts and crafts during this two day event held behind the Harwich Community Center on Oak Street. 150 vendors will sell unique handmade items. Entry and parking are free. While you shop, enjoy a wide variety of live on-stage entertainment at the Cran Jam, which runs Saturday from 12:30-8. Fireworks are planned for Saturday night. Harwichcranberryartsandmusicfestival.org

32nd Cape Cod Glass Show and Sale, Sat & Sun, 9/14 and 15, Cape Cod Community College Gym

Nationally prominent glass exhibitors will offer antique and collectible American and European glassware from the 18th through 21st centuries. You’ll also enjoy talks, raffles, and a glass identification booth. Admission is $6. https://www.capecodglassclub.org


24th Yankee Lambda Car Club Provincetown Car Show, Sat, 9/14, 10 AM, Pilgrim Monument

Antique and classic cars will be on display including a 1930 Ford Woody, a 1955 Hudson, classic Corvettes and more. Visitors can vote on the People’s Choice Award for their favorite car. Admission is free! After the car show, the cars will assemble for a classic car parade, which starts at 1:30.


Cape Tire Service 55 Year Anniversary Party, Sat, 9/14, 1-5 PM

Come congratulate Cape Tire Service for their 5 plus decades of success. Live music, meet a NASCAR driver, take your photo with a race car, kids’ activities, a food truck and more. And it’s FREE!


About Cat Wilson

Cat Wilson is "That Girl" on Cape Country 104 – a Cape Cod native and longtime Cape radio personality. She is a passionate supporter of Military and Veteran causes on the Cape and also hosts local music spotlight program, “The Cheap Seats” on Ocean 104.7.

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