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For three months, Cape Cod is in its prime! Beyond our exquisite beaches, there is much to enjoy, from breweries and wineries to the Cape Cod Baseball League and iconic theatres. It’s a fantastic time to eat locally, with fish fresh off the boats and farmers’ markets galore (check out the Buy Fresh Buy Local guide on page 61). Of course, you’ll also want to get out on the water – sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, eco-tours and seal-sighting cruises are just a few of the ways. Mark your calendars!


Independence Day Parades

pretty much every town or village on the Cape hosts an epic July 4th party with food, fireworks, and festivities! And, the 96th Wampanoag Tribal Pow Wow is a chance to experience the culture and traditions of our region’s indigenous people


LoveLocal Fest

don’t miss the fifth season of LoveLiveLocal’s festival series - read more on page 71, and come by to say hello to us!

JULY 7-16


3rd Annual Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival

Cape Cod Maritime Museum’s Pirate’s Ball



celebrate the sandbar’s signature flowers with tours of private gardens, horticultural workshops and cultural activities

Hookers Ball

the Cape’s best mid-summer party benefits the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance and features tons of fresh local seafood, dancing, and socializing!

revel like a pirate on Hyannis Harbor while supporting maritime education

45th Annual Falmouth Road Race

casual runners share the road with elite athletes for this storied (and grueling) seven-mile race through picturesque Falmouth


Woods Hole Film Fest

eight days of screenings, workshops, panels, parties and more


Pops By The Sea

the world-renowned Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra’s annual performance on Hyannis’ Village Green is hosted by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and features exciting surprise guests and an awesome pre-show


While our winter weather isn’t exactly predictable, the Cape is magical in this season. December is full of wonderful holiday festivals and activities, like those shared below. For locals and adventurous off-Cape visitors, January and February make for a great time to explore outside (bundle up!) – you might even catch sight of a rare snowy owl. You can even continue to stock up on fresh local foods at winter farmers’ markets in Falmouth and Orleans. More and more restaurants and bars are staying open, but call ahead just in case the proprietors skipped off to the slopes or warmer seas.



get all your holiday shopping taken care of with 100 local makers and artisans at LoveLiveLocal’s holiday fest!

drive down 6A in Sandwich to see glass artist Michael Magyar’s three dozen giant lighted sculptures, a hallmark of the holiday season

LoveLocal Fest Holiday Edition

“The Giants”


First Night Celebration Chatham a family friendly, alcohol free, townwide celebration of the arts with more than 70 performances and fireworks at Oyster Pond as the Countdown Cod ushers in the New Year!

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Cape Symphony New Years’ Day Party

Welcome the New Year with this fantastic party with amazing music and special guests


Brazen Belles Burlesque Valentease Catch Cape Cod’s “dolls of the dance floor” at their annual Valentine’sthemed performance


2017 CapeMade Field Guide  

THE handbook to the best of locally made, grown + crafted on Cape Cod, plus exploring + enjoying for locals and visitors alike!

2017 CapeMade Field Guide  

THE handbook to the best of locally made, grown + crafted on Cape Cod, plus exploring + enjoying for locals and visitors alike!