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Aquatic Explorations Cruise

Hy-Line Ocean Street Dock, 138 Ocean Street, Hyannis

Starting at 1:30 PM

Ending on Aug 31 at 3:00 PM

Dive into marine science (not literally) and with Mass Audubon Naturalists on a 2-hour boat cruise aboard Hy-Line's Sea Swan and discover creatures that live in Cape Cod waters! We'll use an otter trawl net, fish pots and plankton tow to bring everything from microscopic marine life to glowing comb jellies to small sharks on board for close up observation. This family oriented cruise will depart from the Ocean Street Dock in Hyannis, and travel through Hyannis Harbor, Lewis Bay, and near shore Nantucket Sound.

Preregistration through Hy-Line required. For more information and to register call 508-790- 0696, and ask for Mass Audubon’s Aquatic Exploration Cruises.

Cost: MA Audubon Member Adult $40 Child $28, Non-member Adult $45 Child $33

Event Dates




Cape Cod Beer Tours

Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney's Lane, Hyannis

Retail Hours:
Weekdays (M- F): 10am to 6pm
Saturdays:  11 am to 3 pm
Sundays: CLOSED

Guided Tours:

Guided tour once a day at 11:00 am Monday through Saturdays.

We are a production brewery so one tour a day is all we can handle in terms of interrupting our warehouse space.  If you miss the tour for the day feel free to come by for a TASTING anyway!

Beer Tastings available during retail hours.
$5 includes five 3oz samples and logo tasting glass to take home as a souvenir!

Please note that we stop selling samples about  30 minutes prior to close and we stop selling pints about 15 minutes prior to close.  Please plan accordingly!



Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory Tour

100 Breed's Hill Road, Hyannis, MA

Tour Hours:

Monday - Friday,
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Our self-guided tours are free.
Closed Weekends and Holidays.
1-888-881-CHIP (2447)



Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum Reopens




Master Artist Exhibit

Cape Cod Art Association, 3480 Rte. 6A/Main Street, Barnstable

Cape Cod Art Association proudly presents the Fourth Annual Master Artist Invitational Exhibit. This show honors the creative talent of our Master Artist Members. These artists have obtained the highest level of membership within CCAA through a rigorous portfolio review and all have exhibited and won awards in nationally advertised shows.


Best Buddies Challenge

Boston to the Cape / Craigville Beach, Centerville

Join us on Saturday, June 3, 2017, and choose to ride 100, 50, or 20 miles with 1,500 other cyclists of all abilities including celebrities and pro-athletes  such as Tom Brady, Julian Edelman, Guy Fieri, George Hincapie & Christian Vande Velde, among others. Each route takes riders along scenic, country roads to the beach in Hyannis Port. All rides are fully supported, with rest stops every 25 miles and support vehicles on the road. Rental bikes are also available.



The 11th International Encaustic Conference


An annual interdisciplinary event in Provincetown, MA, bringing a community of artists together with gallerists, curators, critics and collectors engaged with wax, printmaking, mixed media, professional practices and more. The 11th International Encaustic Conference is directed by Cherie Mittenthal and produced by Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.



Rhododendron Festival

Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich

Thousands of world-famous rhododendrons in over 100 varieties and an explosion of color cover 100 acres with spectacular blooms. Enjoy a peaceful walk surrounded by walls of flowers, learn more about Heritage’s storied rhododendron legacy, participate in activities with horticulture experts, and take one of these signature plants home with you from the special plant sale. All Rhododendron Festival programs are free with museum admission. No advance registration required.



All Cape Cod Fine Art Exhibit

3480 Rte. 6A, Barnstable

Starting at 9:00 AM

Ending on Jun 04 at 4:00 PM

Artists from near and far are participating in this annual exhibit. Whether you are a Cape Cod local, wash-ashore, or are just inspired by the Cape's majestic beauty, we invite you to visit Cape Cod Art Association between May 8 and June 4 to view the beautiful artwork.








Annual Wellfleet Restaurant Week


It’s a great time to visit Wellfleet.  Stay a few nights, try our many great restaurants, explore the art galleries, shops, local entertainment, and our world-class beaches.  We invite you to come experience the beauty of Wellfleet.


First Day of Summer Sunrise Whale Watch

10 Meetinghouse Road, Truro

Starting at 3:00 AM

Greet the summer season, and the whales, at sunrise! We will set off among the stars in the early hours aboard a whale watch boat and see the sun rise on the first official day of summer. This time is also considered one of the best to see whales in abundance in the warm waters surrounding Provincetown. Join us for this special event!

Contact Information

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill 508-349-7511



Pints & Paws

Cape Cod Brewery, 1336 Phinneys Lane, Hyannis

Starting at 6:30 PM

Ending at 8:30 PM


Fund Raiser for the mspca angell Animal Medical Center

Join us for a night filled with great local food, live music featuring Chris Vincent, raffle prizes, beer tastings and an outdoor beer garden. Register to bring your well behaved, leashed and vaccinated dog. For lucky dogs in attendance, we will have treats, fun activities, and a photo booth!


5 Course Rum Dinner

The Barnstable Restaurant & Tavern, 3176 Main St, Barnstable

Starting at 6:30 PM

Ending at 8:30 PM

Menu to Follow // Call fo reservations: 508- 662- 2355


1st Annual West Tisbury Picnic

Agricultural Hall 35 Panhandle Road, West Tisbury

Starting at 12:00 PM

Ending at 4:00 PM

Celebrating 125 years of incoporation as a town.


The Centerville Public Library Annual Auction

Centerville Library, 585 Main Street, Centerville

Starting at 5:00 PM

Ending at 8:00 PM

Fun evening of delightful refreshments, delicious hors d'oeuvres and our fabulous silent and live auction items! 


The Annual Heritage Auto Show

Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich

Starting at 9:00 AM

Ending at 2:00 PM

The Auto Show is an all-inclusive, family-friendly event highlighting antique and classic automobiles, as well as hot rods and custom cars in excellent original or restored condition.



Nantucket Spring Restaurant Week


Join us for Nantucket Restaurant Week, a celebration of the superlative culinary tradition found in Nantucket. Experience exceptional food, wine and Nantucket’s hospitality in many of the island’s acclaimed culinary establishments.

Each Spring and Fall participating Nantucket restaurants will be offering three – five course dinners from $35 to $45. It is the perfect opportunity to taste something new or to dine with an old favorite.



24th Annual Sam Sylvia Pro-Am Golf Tournament

Sankaty Head Golf Club, Siasconset, Nantucket

The 24th Annual Sam Sylvia Pro-Am Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, June 11 and Monday, June 12, 2017 . In addition to a blind draw that creates amateur teams, participants are allowed to form their own foursomes, and play with a professional from the NEPGA. This special two day event will kick off on Sunday evening with our pairings cocktail party at the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club.


Cape Cod Baseball Opening Day

Cape Wide


A Taste of the Vineyard


Starting at 6:30 PM

Ending at 10:00 PM

The Taste of the Vineyard, or "The Taste" as it is affectionately known, is easily the most anticipated event on Martha’s Vineyard.  It’s a grand 2-night affair that kicks-off the Island’s social season in early June each year.  More than 30 years ago, the Taste was started by the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust as a fund raiser for the restoration of the newly acquired Flying Horses Carousel. More potluck than posh, it was a small event in 1986, but has grown immensely in popularity and participation over the years.  The Taste is now the most important annual fundraiser for the Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust,


Gourmet Stroll - Thursday, June 15 at 6:30p.m.
Patrons' Stroll & Auction - Saturday, June 17 at 6:00p.m


Strawberry Festival

St. Barnabas Church, 91 Main Street, Falmouth

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.

Admission: Free; charges for food items


Orleans Historical Society's Annual Antique Show

Nauset Middle School lawn, Orleans

Starting at 9:00 AM

Ending at 3:00 PM



Annual Provincetown International Film Festival




Arts Alive Festival

Falmouth Library Lawn

Arts Alive is free 3-day celebration of the arts in Falmouth and the Upper Cape.



Nantucket Book Festival



Father's Day Brunch

Old Yarmouth Inn, 223 Rte 6A, Yarmouth Port

Starting at 10:00 AM

Ending at 1:30 PM

Accepting Reservations for Father's Day Brunch; please call 508-362-9962


Father’s Day 2017   MENU


 From the Kitchen

Eggs Benedict & Belgian Waffles

Omelet Station  

Bacon & Sausage

Hash Brown Casserole with eggs, bacon, onions and cheese 

Assorted Danish - Blueberry Muffins


Carving Station

Baked Ham, Pork Wellington, London Broil

Honey Mustard - Horseradish Cream SAuce - Apple-Pear Chutney

   Ciabatta/Dinner Rolls

Hot Buffet Line

  Honey-Dijon Steak Tips -  Home Fries

Baked Stuffed Shrimp

  Seafood Newburg Crepes with Lobster cream sauce / Tomatoes Provencal

Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese ravioli in orange basil Pesto  - Summer Vegetable Saute

Roasted Onion & Cilantro Glazed Chicken Thighs / Mashed Purple Potatoes

Kansas City Style BBQ Ribs -- Macaroni & Cheese

Soup & Salad Station

New England Clam Chowder

Chopped Greek Salad

Asparagus wrapped in Proscuitto

Beef steak Tomato & Caramelized Onion Salad with crumbled bleu cheese and Balsamic Glaze

 Smoked Salmon Display

Cinnamon Walnut Sour cream Coffee cake

Assorted Croissant

Basil-Lime Fruit Salad – Watermelon Wedges

Dessert Table

French Toast Bread Pudding - Fruit Cobbler

  Boston Creme Pie - Carrot Cake -- Coconut Macaroons - Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pana Cotta with Strawberry-Balsamic Compote - Death by Chocolate Trifle

Assorted Pies - NY Cheesecake with Brulee Topping


$35.00 Adults $15.00 Children under 10



Hands on the Arts Festival


Starting at 10:00 AM

Ending on Jun 18 at 3:00 PM

The FREE festival features a juried arts and crafts show and sale with original works by more than 30 local artisans from 10 am to 5 pm and live entertainment from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Local artists will be selling hand-crafted jewelry; pottery; panoramic wood burnings; watercolor, oil and fabric paintings; stained glass; weaving; wire wrapping; prints; photography; wood crafts and more.



Arts & Crafts Festival at the Father's Day Car Show

Hyannis Main Street

Starting at 10:00 AM

Ending on Jun 18 at 4:00 PM

Over 85 of New England’s finest Craftsmen and women will display and sell their American made arts and crafts including Original Watercolors, Basketry, Ribbon Accessories, Fine Jewelry, Quilting, Photography,
Pottery, Metal, Blown Glass, Intarsia, Wall Hangings, Folk Art, Soft Sculpture, Leather, Pen & Ink Drawings, Fleece, Clay, Mosaic Tile, Nautical Crafts, Slate, Felting, Floral Design, Stained Glass, Wearable Art, Country Woodcrafts, Custom Signs, Embroidery, Stone Castings, Candles, Pet Treats, Wood Burning, Paper Craft and much more. 

The 23rd Annual Father’s Day Car Show hosts an estimated 350 vintage cars and 40,000 to 60,000 spectators along Main Street under on Sunday, June 18.


Father's Day Dinner

The Barnstable Restaurant & Tavern, 3176 Main St, Barnstable

Starting at 11:00 AM

Ending at 8:00 PM

Menu to Follow // Call for Reservations:  508-362-2355


16th Annual Sheep Festival

Taylor-Bray Farm, 108 Bray Farm Road N, Yarmouth Port

Starting at 9:00 AM

Ending at 4:00 PM


  • Sheep Herding - David Kennard/Wellscroft Farm
  • Sheep Shearing - Andy Rice/Hogget Hill Farm
  • Haywagon Rides
  • Farmhouse Tours
  • Archaeology Display & Demonstration


  • Cape Cod Spinners Guild
  • Cranberry Rug Hookers
  • Kelly Knight, Weaver
  • Taylor-Bray Farm Hats, T-shirts, Activity books & Shopping Bags

Giant Silent Auction


  • "The X-GRILL"
    Dr. of Grillology, Breakaway, Hall Oil Co.

Suggested Parking Donation - $5.00


Celebrate Cape Cod History


Cape Cod Quahog Day

Blue Water Resort, South Yarmouth

The Quahog Day tradition has become a rite of passage into summer for Cape Cod residents. Kicking off the summer season, Doug—as the region's official Quahog—tells us how many days of beach weather we have to look forward to during the season.


Filmusic Festival

Martha's Vineyard Film Center 79 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven

The MV Film Society will be presenting a weekend of feature films and shorts that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film. Check back closer to the event for more information.


Summer Solstice Celebration

107 Commercial Street, Mashpee

Starting at 6:00 PM

Ending at 9:00 PM

Join us for small bites and spirits to celebrate the Health Center! Local desserts from Washashore Bakery, Flydown Band music, Naukabout beer, raffles and more! The mission of CHC of Cape Cod is to improve the health of our community through comprehensive, high-quality, compassionate health care to all, regardless of ability to pay. Join us as this event leading up to our 20th Anniversary!

Cost: $75


Annual Provincetown Portuguese Festival


Hundreds of years ago, before a fleet departed on a long and possibly dangerous journey, the bishop blessed the vessels and crew. For over 100 years, Provincetown has honored this tradition with the annual Blessing of the Fleet with a mass at St. Peter’s Church, followed by a festive procession to MacMillan Wharf, and the Blessing of the Fleet ceremony.



The 22nd Nantucket Film Festival


These days, NFF has become one of the premiere destination film festivals in the world. Visitors come from all over to experience our preview screenings, signature programs, and stand out hospitality on a magical island rich with history, a friendly atmosphere, and beautiful sandy beaches.



by the bay shows memorial weekend art and craft show

1053 main st brewster

Starting at 10:00 AM

Ending on May 28 at 4:00 PM

By the bay shows craft show at Lemon Tree Village in Brewster. Come out and visit with us this weekend and see the cape cod craftspeople and artists. See photography,watercolors,oils ,jewelry,floral and wreaths,pottery.


Cape Symphony "John F. Kennedy Centennial Concert"

Barnstable H. S. Performing Arts Center Hyannis

Starting at 5:00 PM

From his boyhood years sailing his boat Victura in Nantucket Sound to his final summer as President, the Cape was a place John F. Kennedy loved and often called home. A special concert commemorating the centennial birthday of John F. Kennedy featuring the Cape Symphony in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Museum Foundation in Hyannis. The concert is hosted by Jung-Ho Pak with guests including members of the Kennedy family, government leaders and distinguished artists. This celebration will be a moving and broad reflection on the legacy of President Kennedy accompanied by beautiful music, personal accounts, as well as historic videos and images.



Figawi Regatta / Memorial Day Weekend

Hyannis & Nantucket

A kick-off to Nantucket and Cape Cod’s Summer season, this internationally recognized, top sailing event hosts entries from several states and nearly 250 boats. The Figawi race route runs from the Hyannis Jetty to the Nantucket Jetty. There is also a reverse race as well. Over 3,000 sailors, visitors and locals take part in this popular tradition. 2017 marks the 46th annual celebration.



13th Annual Troops in the Spotlight

K Mart Plaza, Hyannis

Starting at 11:30 AM

Ending on May 29 at 11:30 AM

24 Hours event to honor our military! This is a great family event. Opening Ceremony will honor our WWll, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. Special Ceremony at 2:00 will honor our Vietnam Veterans. Join us for a BBQ lunch, send a video message to our deployed troops, donate items for care packages, visit the Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial Wall, Kids Tent (with arts & crafts, games, free raffles, face painting), Military Vechicles, Support the Troops Raffles, Music, 
Car Show from 4-7pm, midnight ceremony to honor Memorial Day, sign our Support the Troops banner which will be sent one of our deployed units and more to be announced.



Sandwich Arts & Crafts Show

Sandwich Library Lawn

Starting at 10:00 AM

Ending on Oct 07 at 4:00 PM

These juried shows are held on the lawn of the Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main St., Sandwich, MA from 10:00 am-4:00 pm.  The dates are May 13, May 27, June 3, July 8, August 5, September 2, September 23, and October 7. The shows feature fine art, jewelry, pottery, glass work, photographs, hand-crafted clothing, home accessories, wooden items, and much more made by local artisans! All artisan fees are donated to the Sandwich Public Library to benefit youth art programs.



Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties


Each year, this popular attraction provides a picturesque setting to view art made by both man and nature. A visit to the artist shanties guarantees a cultural experience that is unmatched.
This is a unique opportunity to meet Cape Cod artists and watch them work along the inspiring backdrop of Hyannis Harbor.



Oak Bluffs Open Market

Washington Park, Oak Bluffs

Starting at 9:00 AM

Enjoy Sundays in the park by the sea. The Oak Bluffs market is an ever-changing fun mix of local produce, specialty foods, arts, crafts, antique and vintage dealers, massage and more.



Highland Lighthouse

27 Highland Light Road North Truro

Starting at 10:00 AM

Ending on Oct 29 at 5:30 PM

Highland Lighthouse, also known as Cape Cod Light, is the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Cape Cod. Open daily Lighthouse Tours and Climbs. April 17 through April 23: 10 AM to 5:30 PM. Keeper's Shop open daily 10 AM to 6 PM.


Adults $6, Seniors & Students $5


Call: (508) 487-1121



Farmer's Market

Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney's Lane, Hyannis

Starting at 3:00 PM

Ending on Sep 01 at 6:00 PM

Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend

Enjoy live music in our outdoor beer garden, grab a pint from our beer trailer, play some cornhole, and shop a great selection of Cape Cod’s best farmers, makers and crafters…what better way to start your weekend?


2017 Musical Guests!

    Check out our 2017 Vendors:
May 26th Johnny Fornasaro   A Piece of Sandwich
Body Science Massage

Cape Cod Clutches
Cape Cod Cutlery
Cape Cod Gypsea
Cape Cod Octopus Garden
Cape Girls Homegrown Treats – Fresh Eggs
Cape Portrait
Crow Farm
Foss Farms
Grin Hola
Mermaids on Cape Cod
Nobska Farms
OscarBoxer Doggie Duds
Ron’s Vegetable Garden
Sabatia Flowers
Suncatcher Heaven
Surrey Farms
The Local Scoop
Underground Bakery
Westport Rivers Winery
Wicked Good Kettle Corn
June 2nd Jacob Tobey  
June 9th Graham Hempstead  
June 16th Julia Peterson  
June 23rd Still Willow  
June 30th Hyannis Sound  
July 7th Erin Deneen  
July 14th TBD  
July 28th TBD  
August 4th Palmer Egan  
August 11th TBD  
August 18th TBD  
August 25th TBD  
September 1st Palmer Egan



Barnstable Harbor Kayak and Climb Sandy Neck Lighthouse

Long Pasture Sanctuary, 345 Bone Hill Road, Cummaquid

Join us as we kayak Cape Cod's largest barrier beach and salt marsh system and see for yourself why this is one of the state's most impressive coastal ecosystems. Traveling the great marsh by kayak offers a whole new perspective on nature, and an intimacy with the tide.

It also allows you to get into shallow waters, where larger boats can't go!

Launching from Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, we will explore the many tidal creeks and islands of the harbor, looking for shorebirds, osprey, horseshoe crabs and other creatures of the marsh. We'll come ashore at the Sandy Neck barrier beach lighthouse and have the unusual privilege of climbing to the top to see the beautiful view.

Event Dates


Cost: MA Audubon Member $43, Non-member $48
Times:various times, see online description

Location:Long  Pasture Sanctuary, 345 Bone Hill Road, Cummaquid, MA

Contact Information: Pre-registration is required. For more information call 508-362-7475



Music on the Patio Every Friday

The Barnstable Restaurant & Tavern, 3176 Main St, Barnstable

Starting at 5:00 PM

Ending on Sep 08 at 7:00 PM

Music Dates for 2017 Season
for The Barnstable Restaurant
Every Friday on the Patio from 5-7
June 2
High Tide
June 9
Bob Chambers and Rich Hill
June 16
Still Willow
June 23
Smitty The Fishing Musician
July 30
Paul Good
July 7
Sara Swain and the Oh Boys
July 14
Pam Pryor and Night Stage
July 21
Bob Chambers and Rich Hill
July 28
Paul Good and Derek Walker
Aug. 4
Link Montana
Aug. 11
Just Another Guru
Aug. 18
New Beach Band
Aug. 25
Smitty "The Fishing Musician"
Sept. 1
Alicia Mathewson
Sept. 8
High Tide

**All shows are from 5-7 pm Friday Nights outdoors on the patio all summer long, weather permitting**

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