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Cape Cod Events
June 2017

This month's Cape Cod events calendar is chock-full of summer fun!

In early June, future Major Leaguers take the field on opening day of the Cape Cod Baseball League's 2017 season.

Cape Cod Baseball League playerOpening Day of the Cape League season is a big event! For many players, it's the first step on the road to the majors. (FYI: Nick Tropeano is now pitching for the Los Angeles Angels. Way to go, Nick!)


Later in the month, our annual Quahog Day Festival brings the much-anticipated prediction from Doug, our resident soothsayer clam, foretelling how many days of fantastic beach days we'll have this summer.

Celebrities on stage at Quahog DayDoug the Quahog (in the basket) on stage at Quahog Day. Do you recognize the celebrity Captain of Doug's security team? That's Chris Lambton of "The Bachelorette" and HGTV fame!

Cape Cod Events Each Month

January | February | March | April | May | June | July
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And that's just the beginning! Read on for my hand-picked selection of the best Cape Cod events in June.

 Fairs, Festivals & Special Events on Cape Cod
June 2017

Touch-a-Truck Event

When: June 4, 2017 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Where: Sandwich High School, 365 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, Sandwich

Admission: $5 per child, adults FREE with child

More Info: email inquiries to info@sandwichwomensclub.org


The Sandwich Women's Club's annual Touch-a-Truck Fundraiser event brings together dozens of shiny vehicles for kids (and their adult companions ;-) to touch, sit on, and learn about. How fun is it to see fire trucks, construction equipment, wreckers, emergency vehicles, pumpers, bobcats and cranes, up close and personal? Super-duper fun!!

This good-time-for-all event also features a children's fair with face painting, music and dance performances, a candy drop, and live animals, plus a "Roamin' Railroad" for touring the entire event.

Lunch, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase on-site at the “Truck Stop Cafe”.

This don't-miss event benefits a worthy organization. So ... don't miss it!

Taylor-Bray Farm's Spring Sheep Festival 

When: June 11, 2017 

Where: Taylor-Bray Farm, 108 Bray Farm Road, Yarmouthport

Admission: Free ($5 per vehicle requested parking donation)

More InfoTaylor-Bray Farm

Here's your chance to see how wool goes from the sheep to the sweater!

At historic Taylor-Bray Farm's annual Sheep Festival, visitors are treated to demonstrations of the ages-old arts of sheep herding, sheep shearing, wool spinning, blacksmithing, and open-hearth cooking.

On the grounds of the 22-acre farm, you'll also meet the resident donkeys, sheep, Scottish Highland cattle and other farm animals - with petting areas for up-close visits. Haywagon rides and refreshments round out the day.

Please ... human visitors only, no dogs!

Cape Cod Baseball League - Opening Day

When: June 14, 2017, first game begins at 6 p.m.

Where: Multiple locations Cape-wide

Admission: Free, donations appreciated

More Info: Click here for my Cape League page


It's opening day, let the games begin! The country's best collegiate baseball players are back on Cape Cod for another season of great baseball.

Head to a ballfield in one of 10 towns across the Cape, and you'll soon see why CCBL games are high on my list of things to do on Cape Cod on a summer evening!

Arts Alive Festival

When: June 16-18, 2017, Friday from 5-9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Falmouth Library Lawn

Admission: Free

More InfoArts Falmouth

This gala 3-day event celebrates the arts in Falmouth and on the Upper Cape. Festival events include a Town Dance on Friday night, a special Rock Fest on Saturday night, and days filled with music, theater, dance performances, artist and crafter exhibits and sale, food and drink, and plenty of activities for the kids.

Orleans Historical Society Antiques Show

When: June 17, 2017, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Nauset Middle School Grounds, Rt. 28, Orleans

Admission: $6 adults 

More Info: Orleans Historical Society


More than 30 exhibitors from Cape Cod and beyond gather on the grounds of Nauset Middle School to display an array of antiques, furniture, art, pottery, glass, nautical items, and collectibles.  

This annual show benefits a great cause - it's a fundraiser for the Historical Society. 

Strawberry Festival

When:  June 17, 2017

Where:  On the grounds of St. Barnabas Church, 91 Main Street, Falmouth

Admission: Free; charges for food items

More Info: St. Barnabas Church; (508) 548-3863


The gorgeous grounds of St. Barnabas Church, adjacent to the Town Green in Falmouth, is the setting for this annual strawberry festival. Enjoy strawberry treats, lobster rolls, hot dogs, and barbequed chicken on the St. Barnabas lawn. There will also be arts and crafts vendors, a plant sale, and activities and games for kids.

Fathers' Day Car Show

When: June 18, 2017

Where: Main Street, Hyannis

Admission: Free


Every year on Fathers' Day, the Main Street of Hyannis is lined with hundreds of shiny autos of all kinds - plus an arts and crafts fair, food vendors, music at the bandstand, and the multitude of sights, sounds and tastes that downtown Hyannis and the Harbor area are noted for.

Although it's dedicated to Dads on their special weekend, this antique and collector car extravaganza is a popular event with moms, kids and other family members, too!

Carousel of Light

When: Throughout the month 

Where: Mullen-Hall Elementary School, 130 Katharine Lee Bates Road, Falmouth

Admission: One ticket per ride, prices vary 

More Info: Carousel of Light; (774) 521-8408


Come out for a ride on one of the most popular attractions in Falmouth - the Carousel of Light.

This hand-carved, twirling work of art features 20 wooden horses and 2 wheelchair accessible chariots (including one called "Bubbles" that actually blows bubbles!), all decked out in a nautical flair. 
 

Quahog Day Festival

When: June 21, 2017

Where: Blue Water Oceanfront Resort, South Shore Drive, South Yarmouth, MA

Admission: Free

More Info: Doug The Quahog

Usher in summer 2017 at this quirky celebration headlined by our resident "seer", Doug the Quahog.

Why do I refer to him as a "seer"? Because this marvelous mollusk has talents that amaze ... the ability to predict how many weeks of great beach weather lie ahead for Cape Cod.

Come see Doug, learn his prediction, and enjoy an afternoon of festivities like none other!

Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet

When: June 22-25, 2017

Where: Various venues in Provincetown

Admission: Varies by event, many free

More Info: Festival website 


Provincetown's rich Portuguese heritage is on full display this weekend with a wealth of entertainment including a fishing derby, capture the flag race, a festival parade, concerts, kids games, and plenty of wonderful Portuguese foods.

On Sunday, a Fisherman's Mass is held at St. Peter's Church, followed by a procession to MacMillan Pier and the Harbor for the traditional Blessing of the Fleet.

Yarmouth Summer Celebration

When June 24 - 28, 2017

Where: Various venues in Yarmouth

Admission: Most events are free

More Info:   Summer Celebration website


The Town of Yarmouth gets into the summer spirit with a town-wide celebration. Each year the festival is packed with events like kite-flying fun, a beach BBQ, dancing by the sea, the ice cream social, a kids' fishing clinic and derby, and lots more fun.

As you drive around Yarmouth, be sure to look for the sand sculptures gracing the lawns near the town's public buildings, hotels, and local businesses. The talent of the sculptors is truly phenomenal!

Orleans Improvement Association's Annual Garden Tour

When:  June 24, 2017, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Various locations in Orleans

Admission: 2017 ticket prices TBA

More Info:  Orleans Improvement Association

Cape Cod is known for spectacular private gardens. Here's your chance to tour a number of distinctive gardens in the town of Orleans showcasing diverse plantings. Ticket holders will be treated to receptions at local art galleries after the tour.

Harwich 5K Road Race

When:  June 24, 2017, race starts at 9:30 a.m.

Where: One Schoolhouse Road, Harwichport

Admission: Free for spectators; fee for entrants

More InfoHarwich Road Race 

Grab your running shoes and get ready to race or walk for a good cause, local fitness programs for kids.

Originally begun by a small group of fitness-minded moms, this 5K now draws hundreds of racers of all ages for a run along a flat, scenic route through the village of Harwichport.

The professionally timed event is followed by an after-party celebration and awards for the top finishers.

SandwichFest

When:  June 24, 2017, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Sandwich Historic District

Admission: Ticket price for sandwich sampling - $20

More Info: Sandwich Chamber of Commerce (508) 833-9755

Which restaurant has "The Best Sandwich in Sandwich"? That's the ultimate question to be decided during SandwichFest.

Held in Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod, activities at this fun summer street festival also include games for kids, a dog costume competition and parade, live music, and lots more.


Art in the Village Festival

When:  June 24-25, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Rt. 6A, Barnstable Village

Admission: Free

More Info: Cape Cod Art Association; (508) 362-2909


Stroll through dozens of artists' tents filled with beautiful original paintings, photographs, fine art crafts, hand-crafted jewelry, and more. Live music, fun children's events, and raffles complete the day's festivities.


Cape Cod ChowderFest

When: June 25, 2017 begins at noon

Where: Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 West Main Street, Hyannis

Admission: $15 (advance purchase) 

More Info: Cape Cod Melody Tent; (508) 775-5630


One of the most anticipated events of the season, Chowder Fest serves up the best chowders on Cape Cod for our tasting pleasure. So bring your appetite, and get ready to sample the yummiest chowders you can imagine. Then cast your vote for the Best Chowder!

Live entertainment on the Melody Tent stage and a special play area for the kids make this event a fun outing for everyone in the family.

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