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Cape Cod Festivals and Events

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!

Heritage Annual Auto Show

Date: June 8, 2019

Time: 10am - 2pm

Location: Heritage Museum & Gardens, Sandwich

Heritage Annual Auto Show

This family-friendly event highlights antique and classic automobiles, hot rods, and custom cars in excellent original or restored condition. All body styles are invited and displayed on the Parade Field, where registered vehicles compete for awards. Rain date is Sun June 9th.

Provincetown International Film Festival 2019

Start date: June 12, 2019

End date: June 16, 2019

Time: varying times

Location: Provincetown

Provincetown International Film Festival 2019

The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) is a 5-day film festival dedicated to showcasing new achievements in independent film and honoring the work of emerging as well as acclaimed directors, producers and actors. This event attracts 10,000 plus film-goers, movie buffs, and arts patrons. The 5-day festival showcases over 100 American and international independent narrative, documentary and animated features and shorts as well as panel discussions and special events.

Annual Portuguese Feast – Cotuit

Start date: June 15, 2019

End date: June 16, 2019

Time: Saturday 5pm-11pm, Sunday Noon-5pm

Location: 53 Main Street, Cotuit

Annual Portuguese Feast – Cotuit

The annual Portuguese Feast is 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 19 and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 20 at the Holy Ghost Society of Santuit and Cotuit, 53 Main St., Cotuit. The event is free and open to the public. There will be live entertainment Saturday featuring Cross Country rock and blues band, a Caciola Dinner 5 p.m. On Sunday a Soupas luncheon will be served at noon followed by a live auction at 2 p.m. Call 508-420-2037.

Free Parking, Free admission

Father’s Day Car Show

Date: June 16, 2019

Time: 8am-2pm

Location: Main St, Hyannis

Father’s Day Car Show

This annual car show held every Fathers Day on Main Street in Hyannis has become a tradition for so many locals! Enjoy strolling, socializing and gazing at the spectacular pieces of classic machinery at one of the largest car shows in New England, which is hosted by the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce.

Nantucket Film Festival

Start date: June 19, 2019

End date: June 24, 2019

Location: Nantucket, MA

Nantucket Film Festival

For six days in June, screenwriting and storytelling are celebrated with over 100 films screened (features and shorts, fiction and nonfiction) and through our Signature Programs, making NFF one of the most unique destination film festivals in the world. The Nantucket Film Festival screens both domestic and international features from every genre, including animation – all selected with an eye towards storytelling.

Dennis Chamber Old Fashioned Clambake

Date: June 21, 2019

Time: 6 PM – 8 PM

Location: Dennis Chamber of Commerce, 242 Swan River Rd, West Dennis

Dennis Chamber Old Fashioned Clambake

Celebrate the beginning of Summer with an Old Fashioned Clam Bake. Friday, June 21, 2019.
More information Coming Soon!
Hosted by Dennis Chamber of Commerce and Swan River Restaurant & Fish Market.

Arts Alive Festival

Start date: June 21, 2019

End date: June 23, 2019

Location: Falmouth Public Library Lawn at 300 Main Street Falmouth

Arts Alive Festival

Bring the whole family for a weekend of free fun – art, entertainment and food! Enjoy shopping and perusing wares from over 50 local crafters Saturday from 10am-9pm and Sunday from 11am-5pm. Wares include pottery, photography, jewelry, glass, baskets, fabric & yarn creations, baked goods, pet products and more! Additionally, there will be nearly 40 performances of music, dance, drama and fitness – something for everyone! The Festival takes place Friday, June 21, 5 to 9 PM; Saturday, June 22, 10 AM to 9 PM, and Sunday, June 23, 11 AM to 5 PM.

Cape Cod Quahog Day

Date: June 21, 2019

Location: Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth!

Cape Cod Quahog Day

Celebrate the first day of summer, Friday, June 21, at this fun Cape Cod event! The Quahog Day tradition has become a rite of passage into summer for many Cape Cod residents and visitors. Kicking off the summer season, Doug the Quahog makes his highly anticipated annual summer beach forecast through his human sidekick, Johnny Quahog of Quahog Republic. During the event, he’s escorted by a trusty Quahog Security Detail, a team of black-suited men and women armed with clamming rakes.

Behind-the-Scenes Auto Storage Tour – Heritage Museum & Gardens

Date: June 22, 2019

Time: 11:00am - 12:15pm

Location: Heritage Museum Gardens - Sandwich

Behind-the-Scenes Auto Storage Tour – Heritage Museum & Gardens

Get closeup and personal in employee-only areas when you go behind the scenes with Heritage staff for an exclusive exploration of the museum’s antique automobile collection in storage. During the tour, staff will share little-known facts and stories. $17 Members; $27 Non-Member adults, includes Museum admission.

Splish Splash Tidal Flats

Date: June 26, 2019

Time: 1pm-4pm

Location: Paines Creek Rd, Brewster, MA 02631, United States

Splish Splash Tidal Flats

The perfect Kid-Friendly event is an annual FREE event on the tidal flats of Brewster. Explore the world under the mud, at the water’s edge and in the tide pools. Also through microscopes, catch critters and have an amazing time. Naturalists will all be on hand to help you understand our amazing natural world! Hosted by Cape Cod Learning Tours!

Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet

Start date: June 27, 2019

End date: June 30, 2019

Location: 106 Bradford Street, Provincetown

Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet

The four day event welcomes people from around the world who come to Provincetown to celebrate Portuguese Heritage & Culture. There’s live music, dancing, parades, incredible food, and much more. The Blessing Of The Fleet includes a procession to MacMillan Wharf where Portuguese Dancers entertain the crowd before the colorful ceremony. Boats decked out in their finest line up to receive the blessing for a safe & prosperous year. Free activities and lots of fun! Portuguese Festival Parade (Sat, 3 – 5 pm) . Blessing Of The Fleet (Sun, 1 pm).

Sandwichfest 2019

Date: June 29, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Sandwich Village, Town Hall Square, along historic Shawme Pond.

Sandwichfest 2019

Admission is free to this street festival, held on Water Street (Route 130) stretching from Town Hall Square to the Wing School. The “Best Sandwich in Sandwich” competition, featuring offerings from a dozen local restaurants, takes place on the grounds of the Hoxie House, from 11 am to 1 pm. Over 90 vendors are located along Water Street (Route 130), and include booths from juried local artists, food and more

July 4th Parade & Fireworks- Provincetown

Date: July 4, 2019

Time: Starts at 11am

Location: East End, Harbor Hotel and Provincetown Harbor

July 4th Parade & Fireworks- Provincetown

July 4th Parade starts at 11am, begins East End, Harbor Hotel and proceeds up Commercial to Franklin Street. Fireworks start at dusk over Provincetown Harbor (view from any bayside beach)

4th of July Parade – Chatham

Date: July 4, 2019

Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

4th of July Parade – Chatham

Chatham’s Independence Day Parade is one of the oldest in the United States. It attracts over 20,000 spectators and showcases the pride of the community, its visitors, and residents. The Chatham Independence Day Parade starts July 4th at 9:30am. Get to town early to find a spot from which to watch. The theme for the 2019 parade is: “Chatham Honors You!

Nantucket Comedy Festival

Start date: July 11, 2019

End date: July 14, 2019

Time: 1pm-11:30pm

Location: Nantucket Island Dreamland Theater 17 South Water Street

Nantucket Comedy Festival

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.

Hydrangea Festival – Heritage Museums & Gardens

Start date: July 12, 2019

End date: July 21, 2019

Time: 10am - 5pm

Location: Heritage Museum & Gardens

Hydrangea Festival – Heritage Museums & Gardens

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

Start date: July 12, 2019

End date: July 14, 2019

Location: Nantucket, MA

The Nantucket Yoga Festival

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

Start date: July 13, 2019

End date: July 14, 2019

Time: 9am-6pm

Location: Dennis-Yarmouth High School 210 Station Ave South Yarmouth

Paw Palooza

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.

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