Welcome to Spring on Cape Cod! Events this month include town-wide daffodil festivals, Symphony classics performances, re-opening of the historic Pilgrim Monument for tours, and more.
There are plenty of fun and interesting things to do on Cape Cod in April, with special events and activities for every member of the family.
And remember ... April marks the "unofficial" beginning of whale watching season, too!
Cape Cod Maritime Museum - Opening Day
When: April 1, 2014. Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm; Sunday from noon to 4pm
Where: Cape Cod Maritime Museum, 135 South Street, Hyannis
Admission: $5 for adults; students & seniors $4; children 7 & under FREE
More: Cape Cod Maritime Museum
While you're exploring downtown Hyannis, don't miss the Maritime Museum. Set on a small bluff overlooking Hyannis Harbor, the Museum houses an array of interesting exhibits, artwork, and historic artifacts highlighting the Cape's nautical heritage.
Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra - Letting Go
When: April 5-6, 2014, Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Where: Barnstable Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main Street Hyannis
Tickets: From $27-$66
More Info: (508) 362-1111 / Cape Cod Symphony
Led by renowned conductor Jung-Ho Pak, the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra brings us Letting Go. This performance, featuring guest artist Nick Kendall, is described as "a fusion of classical, jazz, country and funk – with wiggle room for improv!".
4th Annual Lower Cape Home & Garden Expo
When: April 6, 2014, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Lower Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, 351 Pleasant Lake Avenue, Harwich
More Info: (508) 430-1165
The Chambers of Commerce of the towns of Harwich, Brewster, Chatham, Orleans and Eastham have gotten together to sponsor this popular annual event.
At the Expo, you'll find the newest, most innovative products and services for your home and garden, plus interior design ideas, decorative accessories, health and fitness info, financial planning, electronics and seasonal items.
27th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 19, 2014, festivities begin at noon
Where: Library Lawn, Falmouth
Admission: Free for kids 9 and under accompanied by an adult
More Info: Falmouth Village Association
If you're looking for fun Cape Cod events for the whole family, look no farther than the Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn at the Falmouth Library!
Beginning at noon on the Saturday before Easter, families with children under 9 years of age meet at Margaret E. (Peg) Noonan Park in Falmouth to have photos taken with the Easter Bunny. At 1 p.m., it's off to the Falmouth Library Lawn in search of Easter eggs.
When: April 19 & 26, 2014, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Spohr Gardens, 45 Fells Road, Falmouth
More Info: (508) 548-0623 / Spohr Gardens
Take a leisurely walk in this beautiful six acre Cape cod woodland garden located on Oyster pond in Falmouth, MA. This magnificent site is open to visitors year around. Spring brings thousands of daffodils, followed by azaleas, rhododendrons and then daylilies.
Experience the sheer beauty of thousands of daffodils! Guided tours, childrens activities, sale of plants from the Spohr gardens.
20th Annual Patriot's Day Golf Tournament
When: Monday, April 21, 2014
Where: Wianno Golf Course, 389 Parker Road, Osterville
Fees: $175 per person (pre-registration required)
More Info: (508) 778-1008
The annual Patriot's Day Golf Tournament begins with a shotgun start on the beautiful 18-hole Wianno Club golf course. Lunch, snacks, prizes, and dinner are all included for $175 per person.
** Special Event **
International Marconi Day Celebration
When: April 26, 2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Coast Guard Station at Coast Guard Beach, Eastham
More Info: Cape Cod National Seashore, Salt Pond Visitors Center (508) 255-3421
This special event is to honor the famed Guglielmo Marconi who, in 1903, sent and received the first transatlantic wireless transmissions between the US and Europe from his wireless station in Wellfleet MA.
To commemorate Marconi's birthday, licensed radio operators from the Cape Cod Marconi Radio Club will make contact with other operators around the world. Everyone is invited to come see this fascinating communication process in person. Kids will also have a chance to practice Morse Code on a "key", use signal flags, and learn other signaling techniques.
The Sandwich Bazaar and Farmers Market
When: Opening day is Wednesday April 30, 2014
Where: 34 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, Sandwich
More Info: Sandwich Bazaar
This is opening day for the oldest and largest flea market and farmers market on the Upper Cape.
The Sandwich Bazaar takes place every Wednesday from late April to early October and hosts vendors with everything from local produce to hand-crafted jewelry to organic dog treats.
** The Bazaar is also held on Sundays, late June to late September, 8 am - 2 pm.
Important Note: The date, time, place, admission charges, etc. of the events on this page may be changed by the event sponsor at any time, without my knowledge. Please be sure to confirm all information directly with the sponsor before you make any plans!