Make the most of your Cape Cod vacation with our editor’s picks of local events. From town festivals, farmers markets, craft fairs, parades and all the events that locals and visitors love, there’s always something happening on Cape Cod! New events are always added so check back often or bookmark this page!
The Independence Day Fireworks begin July 6th, 2019 (Rain date July 7) at dusk at Rock Harbor in Orleans, Massachusetts. The Fireworks start between 8:30 and 9:15 pm. We suggest you park and head to Rock Harbor early to stake out your spot! The fireworks show is most spectacular at Rock Harbor, but if you can’t make it to Rock Harbor you can also see them up close at Skaket Beach.
Also you can watch the fireworks from the other side of Rock Harbor which can be accessed at Dyer Prince Rd., Eastham, or Boat Meadow Landing, Eastham, which can be accessed from Bay View Rd. We suggest Crosby Beach or the Linnell Landing Beach in Brewster as other options for viewing the fireworks as well.
Nantucket Comedy Festival is an annual summer event that brings top comedic talent to Nantucket Island as the major fundraiser for Stand Up & Learn, an island-based, year-round comedy education program serving Nantucket’s children. Our annual events include the Stand Up & Learn Kids’ Night Performance, Ladies’ Night, the Boston vs. New York Comedy SmACKdown, and more.
The annual Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival returns – see the expanded North American Hydrangea Test Garden, the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society’s superb Display Garden, participate in workshops, purchase plants, and tour Heritage’s gardens, which now include eight species of hydrangeas and over 170 exceptional cultivars.
The Nantucket Yoga Festival brings together the very best yoga instructors, wellness experts and healthy living guides for one inspiring weekend. The weekend includes Workshops and Classes as well as a vendor area. The Nantucket Yoga Festival begins with a bang — live music, inspiring speakers and a slackline yoga performance at the Westmoor Club. Other highlights are Morning Meditation on the Beach, Roll and Realign / Massage Therapy, Slackline Yoga / Circus Yoga.
Paw Palooza is “paws down” Cape Cod’s biggest, wildest and most entertaining annual dog festival! The two-day extravaganza features entertainment, activities and food for dogs and their people! ADMISSION: $7 donation. Kids under 12 & dogs FREE! Event proceeds stay on the Cape and support the animal welfare organizations.
Osterville Historical Museum presents Art at the Museum where you’ll find Renowned Cape Cod artists in a one-day fine art show and sale. 30% of all sales are tax deductible and benefit the Museum. Special 4 p.m. preview for Museum members. Free admission.
FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING – LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
The annual Grecian Festival of St. George Greek Orthodox Church of Cape Cod has attracted thousands of people from all over the country for the past three decades. You can have a full Greek dinner – Spanakopita, Moussaka or Pastitsio, and much more! Shop at the Agora (market place) for Greek food products, or stop at the Kafenio (coffee shop) for a cup of authentic Greek coffee and a piece of pastry. The boutique provides souvenir-type items that one might purchase on a vacation to Greece or browse among the many attic treasures.
Fri 4pm‑11pm, Sat 11am‑12 midnight, Sun 12pm‑6pm
Over 100 Booths of American made Arts and Crafts; including Fine Art Photography, Carved Wood, Slate, Nautical Home Decor, Jewelry, Pottery, Soy Candles, Wearable Art, Garden Décor, Quilts, Floral Design and more! Bring a blanket and enjoy live musical entertainment on the bandstand each day. Free Admission, Rain or Shine and Friendly Pets on a leash are welcome.
Saturday 10am to 6pm – Sunday 10am to 4pm
Come and enjoy 6 Country Bands on Saturday & 5 Country Bands on Sunday! Also Corn Hole Tournament – Food Trucks – great Beer & Wine Selection – Great Vendors and lots of activies! Event Takes Place Rain or Shine
No Pets. Gates Open at 12:00 Each Day – All Ages Show
Cost: $15 to $99
Join us in celebrating Osterville’s 45th Annual Village Day. Cars–vintage, antique, muscle–gather at the museum beginning at 10 a.m. Get an up close look at the cars on the museum grounds until 12:45 p.m. when all of our cars “start their engines” to begin the parade through the village. The Museum is open until 2 p.m. Admission is free.
Amazing venue with talented craftsmen/women offering quality, unique handmade pieces of art and supporting Nauset Human Rights Academy. Regional and local artists! Featuring handmade soaps, stoneware, clothing, jewelry and great gifts! Rain or Shine!
A Cape Cod tradition! A family-friendly event that takes place at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds in East Falmouth. Enjoy a week full of live music, magic displays, amazing amusement rides, horticultural exhibits, food, farmyard animals and so much more!
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 4pm‑10pm, Fri 12pm‑10pm, Sat 12pm‑10pm, Sun 12pm‑9pm
Admission: $3 – $12
Over 100 Juried Artisans will display and sell their American made arts and crafts; including Photography, Tile, Fine Art, Silver Jewelry, Hair Accessories, Quilts, Personal Care, Floral Design, Soy Candles, Trivets, Flags, Painted Doormats, Pottery, Doll Clothes and much more. This event is held at the beautiful Drummer Boy Park on Rte 6A in Brewster.
The Woods Hole Film Festival is an eight day showcase of independent film featuring daily screenings, workshops, panel discussions, staged readings, special events, parties, awards ceremony and more. Check back often to see the exciting events and people that will be a part of the 28th Woods Hole Film Festival!
Over 40 ocean minded artists present creations made from natural sea glass from all over the world – seashells, driftwood and beach stones. Lectures, door prizes and on Saturday night the 3rd Mermaid Soiree.
Come and meet the Artisans …. This intimate fair features 55 select artisans who will display and sell their American made works including fine jewelry, pottery, scarves, quilts, photography, vintage chic, metal, wall hangings, fiber art, candles, soap, dried floral, furniture, aromatherapy, wearable art, folks art, pet treats and more. Saturday August 3: 10am to 5pm, Sunday August 4: 10am to 4pm. Free Admission, Rain or Shine and Friendly Pets on a leash are welcome.
Celebrate summer and experience the mobile food and craft beer movements while listening to live music while dining al fresco on some of the area’s best-known food trucks. Adults can sample beers from local breweries while the kids play outdoor games. Food, beer, and wine are available for purchase.
Celebrate art and culture on Cape Cod when you attend the annual Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea. This concert is Cape Cod’s single largest cultural event and the most important fundraising event of the year for the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. For over thirty years it has welcomed one of the nation’s finest and best-loved musical ensembles – the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra lead by Conductor Keith Lockhart – to the Hyannis Village Green on Main Street in Hyannis.
The preshow starts at 2:00 pm and the Boston Pops begin promptly at 5:00 pm