This month's Cape Cod events calendar features the annual Boat Builders' Show, Hyannis Marathon weekend, and nature explorations in the great outdoors. Welcome reminders that springtime is just around the corner!
For February school vacation week, special kid-oriented events are hosted all over Cape Cod.
From beach walks and bird watching programs, to specially planned activities at Cape Cod resorts, there's plenty of fun things for the whole family to do on Cape Cod in February!
When: Friday, February 9 & 10, 2018, Friday from 4 - 8 pm; and Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Buoys & Burlap Vintage and Handmade Marketplace, 2465 Meetinghouse Way/Rte.149, West Barnstable, MA (all the way back toward the caboose)
More Info: Buoys & Burlap - FB Page
Enjoy a vintage and handmade shopping experience at Buoys & Burlap, a pop-up marketplace featuring vendors selling an unique blend of vintage & handmade items.
Two days only to shop for vintage and handmade home furnishings and decor, jewelry, glass designs, and much more!
When: Beginning February 19, 2018
Where: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Rt. 6A, Brewster
Admission: Many events are free with admission (off-season admission $10/adult, $7/senior, ages 3-12 $5, under 3 free)
More Info: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History; (508) 896-3867
The Museum opens mid-month, just in time for school vacation week. Bring the young 'uns to learn about the animals that call the Cape their home. Other special February vacation events at Cape Cod Museum of Natural History include birdwatching, films, arts and crafts, nature walks, and interactive presentations.
Note: Reservations may be required for some special school vacation week events.
When: February 2-4, 2018; Friday 2-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis, 35 Scudder Avenue, Hyannis MA
Admission: $5/adult, 12 and under free, plenty of free parking
More Info: Cape Cod Marine Trades Association
For avid boaters, this is one of the first Cape Cod events of the year to remind us that boating season will be here before we know it.
Whether you're in the market for a new boat, or just like to ogle the newest and nicest watercraft to come on the market, you won't want to miss the 8th Annual Boat Builders' Show in Hyannis where more than 50 talented exhibitors showcase their custom and limited-production fiberglass and wooden creations.
When: Sundays in February at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Salt Pond Visitors Center, 50 Nauset Road, Eastham, MA
More Info: Winter Film Festival
If you're looking for something fun to do on a chilly Sunday afternoon, head out to the Salt Pond Visitors Center in Eastham for the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore's Winter Film Festival.
This month's film lineup includes Saving Sea Turtles - Preventing Extinction (February 4th); Earth (February 11th); Chasing Coral (February 18th); and The Endless Summer (February 25th).
All movies are family friendly ... and free!
When: February 17-18, 2018, Saturday at 3 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.
Where: Barnstable Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main Street, Hyannis
Admission: Adult tickets from $32, students from $16
More Info: Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra; Box Office (508) 362-1111
This month, Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra salutes the best of the Great White Way with "Broadway Rocks!".
Featuring talented performers who've graced the famous NYC stages, the CCSO will fill the concert hall with hits aplenty from shows including Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, The Wiz, Jersey Boys, Dream Girls, Mama Mia, and more.
When: February 23-25, 2018
Where: Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, 35 Scudder Avenue, Hyannis
Admission: Entry fees for participants; no charge for spectators
More Info: Hyannis Marathon
One of the premier Cape Cod events of the winter season, this weekend kicks off on Friday with a 5Km Fun Run. Saturday features the 10 Km run. And Sunday is the big day for the Hyannis Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Team Relay.
The Race Expo, cocktail and dinner parties, and the awards ceremonies round out the weekend's festivities.
New in 2018: The "Double Dip Challenge". Everyone who runs or walks the 10K on Saturday and the Marathon or Half Marathon on Sunday will receive a special medal to celebrate their accomplishment!
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!