Our annual Cape Cod Fireworks & Parades listing is back! Every year this POPULAR listing helps local and visiting families find where the 4th of July Fireworks and Parades are taking place. Just check out our 2016 list to see all the past fun!
Below we have compiled a listing of all the fireworks, parades and other celebrations taking place across Cape Cod & the Islands.
If you know of a local event on Cape Cod, the Islands or any of the surrounding areas, that we have forgotten to include, then please comment at the bottom of this post and we are happy to add it!
Date: June 30, 2017 rain date July 1
Place: Mashpee High School
Local Tip: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a whole evening of food, rides, games, music, and lots more. Annual Mashpee Community Picnic & Fireworks will be held on Friday, June 30th at Mashpee High School beginning at 5PM. Rain date for the event will be Saturday, July 1st. Fun for all ages! Carnival style games, face painting, dunking tank, pony rides, toy race car tracks game and train rides! Food available for purchase will include: hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage/pepper/onions, BBQ sandwiches, chowder, popcorn, novelty & scooped ice cream, cotton candy, fried dough, cannolis and more!! K-9 Dog Demo by the Barnstable County Sheriff’s, children’s entertainer and DJ Danny Walsh. Fireworks begin around 9:15PM.
Date: July 1, 2017 (rain date July 8th)
Place: Onset Beach & Bay
Local Tip: The village of Onset is on the "mainland" side of the Cape Cod Canal, just over the bridge. It's an absolutely gorgeous little village, and well worth a visit!
Date: July 2, 2017 (rain date July 6th)
Place: Rock Harbor
Local Tip: You can also see the Rock Harbor fireworks display from Cape Cod Bay beaches in Brewster and Eastham. They'll be off at a distance, but still fun to see.
Date: July 3, 2017, rain date July 5th
Place: Jetties Beach, Bathing Beach Road (July 5 rain date)
Date: July 4, 2017
Local Tip: The parade begins at 5pm on July 4th. The Fireworks start at dusk on the harbor. See you there! Please visit http://www.edgartown-ma.us/ for more information about the Parade & Firework show.
Date: July 4, 2017
Place: Falmouth Heights Beach
Local Tip: Do you have a portable radio? Be sure to bring it with you, and tune to PIXY 103 (102.9 FM) to hear the music that accompanies the fireworks. Fireworks can also be viewed easily from Surf Drive Beach (food available for purchase), Bristol Beach and Menauhant Beach. Also please consider buying an annual fireworks t-shirt or donating during fundraising via the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce to help support this amazing show!
Date: July 4, 2017 (rain date September 2, 2017)
Place: Lewis Bay
Local Tip: The best viewing spots are the beaches around Hyannis Harbor and on the West Yarmouth beaches along Lewis Bay. Pack a picnic basket for dinner and stake out your spot in late afternoon. Or have a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant, then walk to the beach for the fireworks show. (Don't forget your cover-up clothes. It gets chilly on the beach after sunset, even in July!)
Date: July 4, 2017
Place: Plymouth Waterfront
Local Tip: Fireworks will begin @ 9:00-9:15PM depending on night sky Plymouth Waterfront! Fireworks can also be viewed from private beaches all along the shore.
Date: July 4, 2017
Place: Provincetown Harbor
Local Tip: For a very special experience - watch the fireworks from onboard a ship in the Harbor. On July 4th, Dolphin Fleet offers whale watch plus fireworks cruises as well as a fireworks-only cruise. These cruises are very popular, so reserve your spot early. (Dolphin Fleet: 1-800-826-9300)
Has a lot going on so we listed all events.
· Barnstable/West Barnstable - parade and village activities. West Barnstable - The parade will start at 9 a.m. from the County Complex on Railroad Avenue, proceed down Main Street, turn left onto Mill Way and end at the Village Hollow.
· Hyannisport Beach Club 2K run/parade
· Centerville parade Centerville - The village of Centerville's parade begins at 10 a.m. with a route that goes from the Centerville Elementary School, up Bay Lane, then right onto Bumps River Road, left onto Park Avenue, right onto Main Street, and continuing to the Centerville Recreation Building where it ends.
· Cotuit: parade Cotuit - At 11 a.m. the parade will start from the Post Office and proceed down School Street and up Main Street to the Waldorf School.
· Hyannisport: parade Hyannisport - The village of Hyannisport holds their parade at 11 a.m., after the road race (road race begins at 9 a.m.). The parade begins at Hyannisport Post office and ends at West Beach Club on Dale Avenue.
Hyannis Inner Harbor Boat Parade Hyannis - Boat Parade in Hyannis harbor beginning at 1:15 p.m., The best viewing is along Ocean Street at
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· Hyannis: parade Main Street is the place to be at 4 p.m. for the Hyannis 4th of July street parade
· Town Band entertains on the Village Green, Hyannis
7pm to Dusk
· Free concert with Funktapuss at Aselton Park
9pm (rain date, Saturday, September 2nd)
· Fireworks, shot off from a barge in Lewis Bay
(rain date for fireworks only, Saturday, September 2nd.)
Parades on Saturday July 1
Pocasset: Salt Marsh Lane 4th of July Parade: 1 p.m., Barlows Landing Road, Pocasset. Parade starts from St. John’s Church in Pocasset and goes down Barlow’s Landing Road, through Salt Marsh Lane. Theme: “American Broadway Shows.” Residents and families of Salt Marsh Lane design floats, decorate bikes and themselves.
July 4th Day of Parades
Bourne - Beginning at 10 a.m., along Main Street in Buzzards Bay
Edgartown - The parade begins at 5pm on July 4th. The Fireworks start at dusk on the harbor. See you there! Please visit http://www.edgartown-ma.us/ for more information about the Parade & Firework show.
Chatham - Chatham's parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m. and will proceed down Main Street and continue on Crowell Road to Tip Cart Drive
Edgartown: Martha’s Vineyard): 5 p.m., beginning at the intersection of West Tisbury Road and Pinehurst Road, taking a right onto Main Street, a left onto Pease’s Point Way next to the monument, then a right onto Morse Street, a left onto Fuller Street, a right onto Thayer Street, right onto North Water Street, right onto Main Street, left back onto West Tisbury Road, ending at the Edgartown School, 35 Robinson Road.
Falmouth - 10 a.m. Beginning at the Village Green, down Main Street to Peg Noonan Park Children and families dress in creative Uncle Sam costumes. They parade down Main Street to Peg Noonan Park where prizes are awarded. www.falmouthvillageassociation.com
Orleans - Begins at 10 a.m. on Eldredge Park Way, goes along Rt. 6A, Main Street, Rt. 28 and back to Eldredge Park
Plymouth - July 4, 2017 - 9:30 am Begins at Mayflower Business Park 428-430 Court Street Theme: Salute to "Super" Heroes http://july4plymouth.com
Also Plymouth 4th of July 5K info
INDEPENDENCE DAY CONCERT - Free on the Plymouth WaterfrontThe Esther and Alcide Ruffini Fourth of July Concert Steven Karidoyanes, Conductor Laura Carlo, guest narrator Classical radio host for WGBH and WCRB, reading excerpts from the Declaration of Independence accompanied by the orchestra. The Plymouth High Schools Marching Band join the orchestra for the finale to the ‘1812 Overture.’
Tuesday, July 4, 2017-7:30PM
Pilgrim Memorial State Park | (Plymouth Waterfront) 79 Water Street | Plymouth, MA
For information: plymouthphil.org.
Provincetown - Starting at 11 a.m. at the East End, Harbor Hotel, up Commercial Street to Franklin Street. Theme: Show your Colors, Red, White and Blue!!!
Harbor Hotel all entrants are required to enter the Harbor Hotel parking lot on the snail road side. Proceed Down Commerical St Finish: At Franklin St. around 1pm
Sandwich - At 10 a.m. the parade begins at the Wing School on Water Street, to Old Main Street, right on Beale Avenue, left on Morse Road, and finishing at the fields behind the Wing School
Wellfleet - Parade of antique cars at 9:00 a.m., parade of floats begins at 10 a.m. from the Town Pier to the center of town and back.
Woods Hole - This popular 4th of July parade, organized by the Marine Biological Laboratory, begins at noon and proceeds down Water Street.
Sandwich Boat Parade
When: July 4, 2017, 9 p.m.
Where: Shawme Pond, Sandwich
More Info: Sandwich Recreation Department (508) 888-4361
The Sandwich Boat Parade has been around since the late 1800's! The Boat Parade is comprised of small boats and canoes decorated in creative ways using paper lanterns illuminated by candles. The boats parade by the bandstand for all to see, and for the Recreation Department and Recreation Committee to select the evening's winners.
Want to take part in the parade? Contact the Sandwich Recreation Department (see phone number, above) to enter your boat.
Wellfleet: 8:30 a.m., 5-mile adult fun run; 10 a.m., 1.2-mile children’s fun run with prizes given to all. Adult course beginning at Mayo Beach parking lot, Kendrick Ave., run along Wellfleet Harbor to Sunset Hill and back. Children’s course from Mayo Beach parking lot to Chequesset Neck Road and back. Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday the 4th of July
Sandwich: 8:30 a.m., 3-mile road race and fun run behind the Henry T. Wing School, 33 Water St. 11:30 a.m. egg toss, followed by a picnic in the park and music by Brian Sances Band at noon to 2 p.m. at the Henry T. Wing School. 1 p.m. water games and “THE FOAM” foamy water from the Sandwich Fire Department. At 7:30 p.m., Dale and the Duds will perform “oldies but goodies” at Shawme Pond Bandstand behind Town Hall on Route 130. At 9 p.m. there will be a boat parade behind the bandstand featuring small boats decorated with paper lanterns and candles.
Falmouth: 9 a.m., 6th Annual Run Jack Run Family Fun Run/Walk beginning at Falmouth High School boys’ soccer fields, continuing down Gifford Street, ending at Trotting Park soccer fields. FHS a capella group Soulfege will sing the national anthem before the race.
Hyannisport: 9 a.m., Beach Club 2K Run at the Hyannisport Post Office, 44 Longwood Ave.
Nantucket: 9 a.m., annual reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 11 Orange St. There will be a patriotic sing-along with Bob and Diane Lehman and the Meeting House Community Chorus. Children can sign a replica of the Declaration of Independence and “ring” in the Fourth of July on the 1815 Portuguese bell in the Meeting House tower. 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., there will be events on Main Street, including a dunk tank, a watermelon-eating contest, face-painting, a pie-eating contest, bike decorating, Matt Fee Tea Toss, a puppet show, and Uncle Sam bean toss. 5 p.m., Independence Day games for families at Children’s Beach off Harbor View Way. Activities include a tug-o-war, three-legged races, and sack races.
Chatham: 11 a.m., Strawberry Festival at the First United Methodist Church for strawberry shortcake and lunch, 16 Cross St.
Yarmouth: 11 a.m. to noon. Historical Society of Old Yarmouth annual Fourth of July picnic, Kelley Chapel Meadows. Free for members and guests.
Provincetown: 3 to 10 p.m., first “Monumental 4th of July Picnic” on the grounds of the Pilgrim Monument, 1 High Pole Road, Provincetown. Visitors can enjoy food from Mac’s Seafood with a choice of lobster roll or fried chicken, both with sides and desserts and includes access to the cash bar. Fireworks to follow. Tickets: $45 for adults, $15 for children. Tickets and parking can be reserved online at pilgrim-monument.org.
Hyannis: 3:15 to 4 p.m., “Decorate your Bike, Carriage, or Wagon Contest” at the Hyannis Village Green on Main Street for children up to age 12; decorated “vehicles” can join in the parade for a ride down Main Street. Riders must wear helmets, and parents are welcome to accompany their children. Register at 3 p.m. Town of Barnstable Band will play patriotic songs from 5 to 6:30 p.m at the Village Green. Funktapuss will perform 7 p.m. at Aselton Park, 250 South St. (See Parades above)
Finding a location to host a birthday party on Cape Cod can be tough. We have had many requests for us to compile a listing of locations on Cape Cod that we recommend for hosting a party. Many of our moms have had personal experience with hosting parties at many of these locations. We have listed the locations in alphabetical order and broken down by Upper, Mid, & Lower Cape Cod as well as businesses that you can hire to come to you.
If you have any other suggestions or places we may have missed, please comment on the blog post or email us!
With the holidays fast approaching and your calendar filling up, it can be very difficult to keep track of all the amazing Christmas and Holiday events taking place across the Cape Cod community for your family! This time of year is already hectic enough with everything you Moms have to do that we wanted to make your life simpler!
We have compiled our annual list of all family friendly Christmas and Holiday Events taking place on Cape Cod as well as Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Plymouth, Carver and Surrounding Areas. Our listings include parades, cookie strolls, train rides, Santa, and so much more!
Last year's Cape Cod Family Holiday Calendar Event Guide was such a success again that we once again compiled it all in one place. We chose to put the list in date order but broken down by daily events, town wide weekend events and month long events this year! If you know of any events we have missed please let us know by commenting below or emailing us!
KDC – JFK Hyannis Museum ARTISM exhibit reception.
This event is for free JFK Museum Admission for Thursday, November 17th from 5pm-7pm. There will be art, food, music and holiday shopping! Open to everyone! Please help spread the joy!
Waldorf School of Cape Cod's 26th Annual Holiday Faire
Waldorf School of Cape Cod, 140 Old Oyster Rd., Cotuit, MA
Waldorf School of Cape Cod's annual Holiday Faire is a family event not to be missed. This widely known event is attended by alumni, students, and the Cape Cod community. Enjoy a visit in our Angel room, fish for a prize in the fish pond, choose a treasure from the pocket lady, and lots more. Stay for a delicious lunch served in the Luncheon Tavern and shop Artisan’s Hall where talented, local artisan crafters will sell a wide variety of their handmade wares.
Holiday Card Making for the Troops
Orleans, Eastham Elks
Orleans/Eastham Elks #2572 will once again host our annual holiday card making for our troops on Sunday, November 20th from 1-4pm. Children and adults of all ages are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Cape Cod Children’s Museum
Children will choose from a selection of crafts to make/wrap and give for a heart felt handmade surprise. Tickets are $1 each. More info here.
Breakfast with Mrs. Claus
Orleans Yacht Club, 39 Cove Rd, Orleans
Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Mrs. Claus while awaiting the arrival of Santa by boat at 10am! Breakfast spread by the Hole-In-One Restaurant. $7 adults, $5 children. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Lower Cape Outreach Council. Santa will meet with the children at Snow’s Home and Garden, 22 Main St., Orleans 10am-Noon.
10th Annual Holiday Shopping Fair
Chatham Community Ctr
This Holiday Vendor Fair features a large and varied selections of itmes from our local artists, crafters and area vendors. The PARK (Postitive Afterschool Recreation for Kids) will be offeing baked goods, hot chocolate, coffee & tea. The Boy Scout will be selling decorative wreaths. Fee $25
Lighting of the Lobster Pot Tree
Lopes Square, Provincetown
The Lobster Pot Christmas Tree is an annual holiday tradition in Provincetown! A unique lobster pot tree is built each holiday season the heart of the town's Lopes Square, stacked with over 100 real lobster pots borrowed from local lobstermen. Lighting at 5:30 pm.
Hyannis Christmas Stroll & Harbor Lighting
Hyannis Main Street All along Main Street there's a full day of family fun with breakfast with Santa, strolling carolers, arts & crafts, trolley and horse-drawn carriage rides, a petting zoo, and much more.
As daylight turns to dark, Hyannis Harbor comes to life with the annual Harbor Lighting & Boat Parade. It's an evening of music, food, and colorfully lit boats cruising the Harbor.
Drummer Boy Park Brewster
Illumination Ceremony at Drummer Boy Park includes carol sing-a-long, tours of the Windmill Village, cocoa and treats and a visit from the jolliest old elf himself
Tree Lighting & Family Carol Sing
Done Park, Harwich
Photos with Santa - Santa Arrives by Fire Truck
Harwich Chamber of Commerce
Photos and Visit with Santa 6:15-8:00 pm Your Photo with Santa - ($5.00 donation to Harwich Chamber of Commerce)
Christmas in Cotuit
Cotuit Federated Church and more
Most activities begin at 10 am at local places including the Federated Church and library. Santa arrives at the town dock 3:45pm
Gingerbread Boy Puppet Show & Cookie Decorating
Sandwich Public Library
Gingerbread Boy Puppet Show & Cookie Decorating, Sandwich Public Library
Run, run as fast you can to attend our annual holiday treat with our Library Children’s Room Friends. Free but you must register to reserve your seat (and cookie!), beginning 11/17 at www.sandwichpubliclibrary.com event calendar
Decorate Gingerbread Houses
10am and 12:30pm Seatings
Shoreway Acres Inn, Falmouth
Come decorate gingerbread houses and enjoy a festive activity! 508-540-3000 space is limited.
"Where's the Snowman?" Contest
Just for children 12 and under! Visit participating Brewster businesses, find the snowman and enter to win a $10 'kid friendly' gift certificate. Sponsored by Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank.
Breakfast with Santa
Harwich Elementary School 263 South St
Decorate Gingerbread Houses
Cape Cod Children’s Museum
$10 per house includes admission for 1 child and adult. Preregistration required. More info here.
Eastham Holiday Festival
Two locations. Orleans-Eastham Elks Lodge and The Gift Barn, Eastham
Free, toy donation appreciated
Eastham Holiday Festival Take the trolley running between the Elks Lodge and The Gift Barn for lots of fun family activities like arts and crafts, entertainment, prizes, and plenty of refreshments for all. Santa will be at The Gift Barn to meet the children.
5TH ANNUAL JINGLE JOG 5K AND KIDS ELF RUN
Wear your wildest holiday “jingle bells” festive outfit to run the course starting at Marina Park at the Falmouth Harbor and finishing the New Balance Falmouth Road Race course then winding back through Falmouth Heights. The Elf Run will consist of a half mile run for children 12 and under. Stayed tuned for more details and registration information. www.falmouthchamber.com
HOLIDAY STROLL IN THE VILLAGE
Main St Falmouth
Stroll down Main Street, past the beautifully lit Village Green and through Queens Buyway. Enjoy the trolley ride through the festively lit street to Santa’s Workshop. Visit with Santa and Parade Characters at the Buyway Shops. Enjoy holiday festivities, movie, music refreshments, and caroling while you get a head start on your holiday shopping! Extended shopping hours.
LIGHTING OF THE FALMOUTH VILLAGE GREEN
Falmouth Village Green
The Falmouth Brass Choir will lead the caroling before a special visit from Santa as we light up the green. People are encouraged to bring flashlights. Dress warmly. Be sure to enjoy the Main Street to Queens Buyway Stroll before and after the Lighting of the Green at 7 pm
Santa's Workshop and Holiday Fair
12/3/16 from 10-3 hosted by Bourne PTA.
at Bourne Middle School
We'll have a shopping area for children and a separate shopping area for adults. Along with face painting, crafts, cookie decorating, a bake table, photos with Santa and more.
Santa Stampede 5k
Barley Neck Inn, 5 Beach Rd, Orleans
Join the Stampede! The Santa Stampede 5K & Family Fun Run is held throughout scenic East Orleans. Kick off your holidays at our festival fun run! This year registrants will receive a long-sleeve t-shirt, as well as the same top-notch timing, a gift bag with goodies from our sponsors, and finish line expo with vendors and food. Features: Join our famous Holiday Costume Contest for runners! Win one of our fabulous prize packages! .
Harwich PTO Holiday Bazaar
Harwich Elementary School
Holiday Arts & Crafts Show
Eddy Elementary School
50 exciting vendors and plenty of free parking. Free admission!
Eastham Holiday Festival
Elks Lodge, 10 McKoy Road, Eastham
Hundreds of children anticipate this wonderful community event! Activities include hands-on holiday crafts, face painting, balloon twisters, raffles, kids performance demonstration, free pizza from Red Barn Pizza & Santa at the Gift Barn! 10 am. to 1 p.m. Free trolley ride runs from the locations.
Taylor-Bray Farm Holiday Festival
December 3 & 4, 2016, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Taylor-Bray Farm, 108 Bray Farm Road, Yarmouthport
Free. $5 parking donation requested.
Taylor-Bray Farm Bring the kids or the grandkids to historic Taylor-Bray Farm for this back-in-time Holiday Festival. Take a hay wagon ride with Farmer Don. Visit with the donkeys, sheep, chickens, and other farm animals. There'll be delicious homemade baked goods and handmade wreaths, swags, centerpieces and crafts for sale in the barn. Complementary refreshments will be served.
Breakfast with Santa
December 3, 2016
Two Seating Options:
10:30am - Noon
Ocean Edge Resort BALLROOM
*Seating/Tickets for this event is limited. This event may sell out and admission at the door may not be available. Tickets can be purchased at the Rec Office at the Eddy Elem. School.
Ages 3-9 - $6
Ages 10+ - $12
Kids 2 and under Free.
Your ticket includes a full buffet breakfast and each child ticket will receive a voucher for arts & crafts. (Additional crafts for sale). Bring your camera for pictures with Santa (for a donation, please!). All proceeds will benefit local children & families as part of our Brewster Holiday Hope fundraising drive.
Gala Family Party
Cape Cod Museum Of Natural History, 869 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631
Music, crafts, home-made sweets buffet and photos with Santa! FREE admission for everyone! Sponsored by the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club, with Eat Cake 4 Breakfast and Hopkins House Bakery & Gift shop
Santa Arrives at the Chatham Fish Pier
Chatham Fishing Pier
43rd Annual Santa Claus arrival at the Chatham Fish Pier on the Coast Guard Vessel at 1:30 PM on December 4 followed by a fire truck ride to the Community Center for a 2:00pm visit with Santa and a small gift.
53RD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE
Theme: “Dreams Come True”
Parade steps off at noontime from Dillingham Avenue and proceeds down Main Street to the Village Green. Known as Southeastern Massachusetts’ largest holiday parade, featuring theme decorated floats, marching bands, live animals, costumed characters and Santa Claus!
Santa Comes to the Fish Pier
Chatham Fish Pier, Barcliff Avenue, Chatham
Chatham Merchants Association When Santa makes his pre-Christmas journey to Chatham, it's big doings! No less than the United States Coast Guard provides his escort - delivering Jolly Old Saint Nick safely to the Chatham Fish Pier via Coast Guard cutter. It's all part of Chatham's festive Christmas by the Sea!
Yarmouthport Christmas Stroll
12/7/16 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Rt. 6A, Yarmouthport
Yarmouthport Christmas Stroll The village of Yarmouthport rings in the Holiday season with its annual Christmas Stroll on December 7th. As is the tradition, the Village's businesses, restaurants, B&Bs, and museums welcome all with holiday decorations, food, and seasonal music.
Annual Tree Lighting Parade & Ceremony
Sears Park, Chatham
Meet at the Chatham Community Center for the parade that begins at 5:45pm and proceeds down Main Street to Sears Park. Tree lighting ceremony follows at 6:00pm.
Chatham Chamber of Commerce
Meet Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas!
Santa Breakfast & Holiday Splash Open House
National Marine Life Center, 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, MA, 02532
Join us for a continental Breakfast with Santa and our Holiday Splash Open House! Featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus from 9-11 am. Also featuring breakfast goodies, holiday arts and crafts, and tours of our marine animal hospital! Admission: $5/person; Members FREE Admissions proceeds help care for sick turtles and seals.
Breakfast with Santa
Chatham Wayside Inn 512 Main St
Santa and Mrs. Claus invite you to join them for a very special breakfast at the Chatham Wayside Inn.
More information to follow regarding ticket purchase.
Chatham Chamber of Commerce
Meet Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas!
Mashpee Christmas Parade
12/10/16, 5:30 p.m.
Parade begins at Mashpee Commons
Mashpee Christmas Parade Among all the festive events on Cape Cod in December, the Annual Mashpee Christmas Parade is one you won't want to miss!
Each year the parade seems to get bigger and better. Stay tuned for details on the 2016 parade theme and special, featured performers ...
Historic Bass River Holiday Cookie Stroll
12/10/16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Old Main Street, South Yarmouth
$15 (advance purchase required)
Yarmouth Libraries Tour grand homes in the historic village of Bass River, see the sights, and pick up home-baked cookies along the way. What could be better??
When you purchase a ticket for the Cookie Stroll, your ticket is actually a cookbook with recipes for cookies served at the sites along this two-mile walking tour.
Tickets to this popular event are limited and sell out quickly.
Holiday Sing A Long
Tones in Motion, Dec 16, 2016 10:30-11:15am
Atria Woodbriar, Gifford St Falmouth
Join Tones in Motion Music Therapy for our annual holiday sing along as we share our holiday cheer with our grand-friends of Atria Woodbriar. We will move and groove holiday style!
Town Wide Holiday Weekend Events
Christmas in Harwich
When: Dec 2-4, 2016
Where: Various locations in Harwich
Christmas in Harwich Many activities and events are free. This weekend in Harwich begins with the Harwich Port Stroll where locals and visitors join together for the tree lighting ceremony and caroling. Also on Friday evening, have your photo taken with Santa (he arrives by fire truck), and take a horse-drawn carriage ride through Harwich Port.
The rest of the weekend includes merchant open houses, village stroll, music, refreshments, and plenty more.
Holly Folly Weekend
December 2 - 4, 2016
Around town in Provincetown
Holly Folly Weekend the Provincetown Business Guild's Gay and Lesbian Holiday Festival, kicks off on Friday with the "Holly Folly Shop Hop", a great time to peruse Provincetown's amazing variety of shops and galleries for unique gifts that'll "Wow" everyone on your list - pets included!
Throughout the weekend there'll be events all over town. Open houses, dance parties, drag bingo, a Jingle Bell Bathing Suit Run down the center of town ... that's just a little sampling of the fun and frivolity in P'town this Holly Folly Weekend.
Falmouth Holidays By The Sea Weekend
December 2-4, 2016
Town Green, Falmouth Harbor, Main Street, and other locations in Falmouth
Falmouth Holidays By The Sea in Falmouth is jam-packed with fun for everyone!
This festive weekend includes the arrival of Santa sailing into Falmouth Harbor, the Annual Lighting of the Falmouth Village Green with caroling and a special visit from Santa, and the downtown Holiday Stroll. Noon on Sunday is kick-off time for the annual Falmouth Christmas Parade. Renowned for being southeast Massachusetts’ largest Christmas parade, highlights include decorated floats, marching bands, live animals, costumed characters and Santa Claus, too. It's one of the premier Cape Cod events in December - definitely not to be missed!
Brewster for the Holidays
December 2 - 4, 2016
Brewster for the Holidays This town-wide celebration is a long-standing tradition in the historic "Sea Captains Town" of Brewster.
Festivities begin on Friday morning when local shops, galleries and inns open their doors for a weekend of family-friendly events, activities and promotions.
Highlights of Brewster for the Holidays include the Tree Lighting and the Lighting of the Windmill at Drummer Boy Park, blacksmith demonstration and windmill tours, a Holiday band concert, Arts & Crafts Show, and the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History's Gala Family Party.
Chatham Christmas Stroll Weekend
December 9-10, 2016
Throughout the town of Chatham
Chatham Christmas Stroll Christmas in Chatham will bring you back to days gone by. This weekend is part of a month-long celebration of the Holidays that includes a town light parade, caroling, visits with Santa, music and theater performances, sweet treats, Christmas fairs, open houses and shopping throughout the town.
Month Long Events
Seaside Christmas in Orleans
Beginning in late November and continuing through December
Various locations in Orleans
Seaside Christmas in Orleans For a host of family friendly Cape Cod events in December, come to Orleans! During the month-long Seaside Christmas celebration, shopkeepers, gallery owners and restaurateurs welcome visitors with special events and tasty treats - and some nice discounts and promotions to help preserve your shopping budget. Getting out and about around town, there's a jam-packed roster of things to see and do including Christmas tree lightings, caroling, Nauset Model Railroad Club's Open House, and tons more.
Weekends (Fri., Sat., & Sun.) November 25 to December 18, 2016 from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Heritage Museums and Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich
Adults $18; children $7, 2 and under free
(508) 888-3300, ext. 175; Heritage Museums & Gardens
Heritage Museums & Gardens is putting on the glitz again this Holiday Season with it's treasured annual event - Gardens Aglow! At this extra-special time of year, the good folks at Heritage adorn their acres of beautiful gardens and woodlands with more than 10 miles of twinkling, sparkling lights. It's truly an awesome thing to see! Come stroll throughout the grounds and buildings and enjoy festive holiday displays, family-friendly activities, marshmallow-roasting, music and special performances, visits with Santa Claus, displays of model trains - and even a visit by some baby animals.
Edaville Express: Where's Santa?
Info: Join Mrs. Claus & Santa’s elves at the Edaville boarding station as they embark on a 45 minute interactive train ride adventure to find Santa; while enjoying chocolate milk, Hood® Eggnog & cookies. Fueled by Christmas cheer including: sing along to your favorite Christmas songs, dancing elves that give out shiny bells, & lots of bright lights that twinkle in the night! Each guest receives a special present! Reservations Required. Admission includes access to Edaville USA Theme Park, including Christmas Festival of Lights.
This is recurring on dates listed
Dates: 11/23, 12/1,12/7,12/8,12/14,12/15,12/ 21,12/ 22,12/ 28 &12/29
There are two time Times: 5 PM & 6 PM
Pricing: $18 - $47
The Polar Express Train
Multiple departure times
Buzzards Bay Depot, 70 Main Street, Buzzards Bay
Ticket prices vary
(888) 797-7245; Cape Cod Central Railroad
The delightful children's story, The Polar Express, comes alive as you board the railroad's festively decorated train cars for a ride to visit Santa and his elves.
As the train chugs along the tracks, everyone gets into the Holiday spirit with merry music, a reading of the Polar Express story, sweet treats and mugs of hot cocoa. Of course, the Jolly Old Gentleman himself will be there when the train stops just outside the North Pole, meeting and greeting everyone with a rousing "Ho, Ho, Ho!". What a fun way for the whole family to celebrate the Holiday Season!
Annual Glassblowers' Christmas
November 14 - December 30, 2016 during daily Museum hours (9:30 am - 5 pm)
Sandwich Glass Museum, Main Street, Sandwich Village
Adults $9; Ages 6-14 $2; 6 and under free; Members free
(508) 888-0251 / Sandwich Glass Museum
The Sandwich Glass Museum is all dressed up for the Holidays. In addition to the spectacular glass exhibits the Museum is known for worldwide, this time of year features special trees decorated with hundreds of unique glass ornaments created by some of the region's foremost glass artists.
Spectacle of Trees
December 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10, 2016
John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, Main Street, Hyannis
"Tree Bucks" (raffle tickets) $10 each
Spectacle of Trees While you're on your Christmas stroll in Hyannis, be sure to stop by the JFK Museum on Main Street. Throughout the Museum you'll see rooms filled with Christmas trees - all festooned with lights and ornaments, and surrounded with decorations and gifts. They're all waiting for lucky raffle winners to take them home. (Yes, if you have the winning ticket for your favorite tree, it'll be yours to keep - decorations, gifts and all!).
"The Enchanted Village"
December 2 - 23, 2016
Cape Codder Resort & Spa, Rt. 132, Hyannis
Free; donations of new, unwrapped gifts and/or gift cards are appreciated. Enchanted Village
At the Enchanted Village, visitors are immersed in a fantasy world, dazzling with tens of thousands of sparkly lights, colorful animated displays, and a fantastic Santa's Village. The over-the-top display put on each year at the Cape Codder Resort draws families from near and far!
Santa comes to visit on weekend evenings, gaily costumed carolers spread the holiday spirit, and (weather permitting) there's a crackling bonfire with marshmallow roasting and a sing-along.
Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped gift or a gift card to place under the Giving Tree as a donation to the Independence House in Hyannis. Note: This event is open to the public as well as to guests of the Resort.
Country Christmas Open House
December 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 2016
Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen, 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich
Thornton Burgess Society Step back in time, into Ida Putnam's 1903 jam kitchen, for a glimpse of Christmas on Cape Cod over a century ago. The scent of jams and jellies cooking on the stove will have your mouth watering! Try a sampling of the delicious Jam Kitchen products and a cup of mulled cider. Browse the variety of holiday gift ideas in the Green Briar shop offering jams, jellies, relishes, books and many nature-related items.
Rotary Club of Falmouth Craft Show & Antique Fair Features Entertainment for the Family overlooking Falmouth Harbor near Town Center at Marina Park.
Join them Saturday September 3 and Sunday September 4, 2016 from 8AM‑4PM both days. Admission is a $3 donation that goes to help fund the Rotary Club of Falmouth's Good Works and Scholarship funds!
Don't miss this great event that occurs alongside Falmouth Harbor and features antiques and local crafts from all over! There will also be activities for the kids, & food grilled to order by the Rotarian’s finest. There's sure to be something for everyone! Visit www.falmouthrotary.com for more information on Rotary!
Teaticket school staff & students need our help. Admission to this event will be one or more item from the "DONATIONS NEEDED" list. All supplies will go to the displaced staff & students of the Teaticket school.
THE DAYS ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
•20-30 show quality tractor trailers from cape cod, and southern New England.
•food vendor to provide some delicious food
•Dj Frye from "Straight from the cape" entertainment will be playing all your favorite music.
•demonstrations from the Barnstable county sheriff department, Falmouth Police, and Falmouth Fire.
Visit their website here!
HERE IS HOW YOU GET INTO THE SHOW. Each person must bring one or more items on the list to get into this event. Barnstable County Sheriff's Office has just signed on board with a few vehicles and a K9 demo. Still waiting to hear about cape cod swat, Falmouth Fire/Rescue, and Falmouth Police. We've got some very cool trucks lined up already. They'll be all shined up and ready to check out for our kids! More info coming soon. Stay tuned. PLEASE SHARE AND INVITE AS MANY FOLKS AS YOU CAN. More people = more school supplies for the teachers and students of Teaticket Elementary School displaced by asbestos.
The 4th Annual Cape Cod Food Truck Festival
Rolls Back Into Falmouth on August 27th
Featuring Local Craft Brewers and a Wicked Etsy Market
The Cape Cod Food Truck Festival will return to the Cape Cod Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 27th from 12 pm-6 pm (VIP hour beginning at 12). The festival will feature over 20 of New England’s most popular food trucks serving up a variety of fan favorites, including local seafood, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, cupcakes, whoopie pies, and more.
To help ensure a comfortable customer experience (shorter lines), tickets will be limited to this event. Attendees are urged to purchase tickets online at ftfa.eventbrite.com
for one of two options:
General Admission: $5
VIP Hour: $20
For those foodies that want a little more out of their festival experience, the VIP hour is for you! Taking place from Noon- 1:00 PM, the VIP Hour provides:
early access to the festival
no lines (limited tickets are sold for VIP Hour)
one free dessert
a koozie from Food Truck Festivals of America
Wicked Etsy Market
This year’s Cape Cod Food Truck Festival will feature the 2016 Wicked Etsy Market. Wicked Etsy is a group of New England-based artisans who run their own individual shops on Etsy.com. Taking part in Wicked Etsy 2016 are over 60 local and regional artists.
For more information please visit www.foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com . To purchase VIP or General Admission tickets, visit ftfa.eventbrite.com.
The Cape Cod Fairgrounds are located at 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway in East Falmouth. Parking is available on-site.
The Cape Cod Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival is supported by Cape Cod Broadcasting radio stations including WQRC-FM (99.9 the Q), WOCN-FM (Ocean 104.7) and WKPE-FM
(Cape Country 104).
For the very latest news please follow @FTFofAmerica on twitter and “like” us on https://www.facebook.com/FTFNE.
WHEN: August 14, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WHERE: YMCA Cape Cod
2245 Iyannough Rd
West Barnstable, MA 02668
CONTACT: Denise Graham-ReardonEmail
Looking for support and information on breastfeeding come visit us and bring your family. Face painting, children’s crafts, raffles, and much more!
Family Car-Seat & Bike Safety Rodeo
The Cape Cod Children's Museum Family Car Seat & Bike Safety Rodeo is presented in collaboration with Cape Cod Moms and Mashpee and Falmouth Kiwanis,
sponsored by Falmouth Toyota.
Due to weather this event has been rescheduled from May 22 to June 26
The event will take place on:
Sunday June 26, 2016 from 11:00-2:00pm
at the Cape Cod Children's Museum
577 Great Neck Road South
Mashpee, MA 02649
Join us for complimentary car seat safety inspections performed by certified inspectors and FREE bike safety helmets generously provided by Mashpee & Falmouth Kiwanis
(while supplies last; first come, first served)!
There will also be 3 bikes that will be given away to three lucky kids including an awesome one to Corner Cycle from Murray & MacDonald Insurance!
This is a FREE family-friendly event!
Bring Your Bike by for valuable safety information, fun games and activities, and much more!
Join Molly from Cape Cod Moms for Story Time and crafts for kids!
May 15, 2016
The Local Scoop 34 Cranberry Hwy Orleans, MA
Molly Hubner is a local blogger for Cape Cod Moms and also a Usborne Book Consultant
3rd Annual Family Fun Day
Sponsored by Cape Cod Young Professionals and Camp Wingate*Kirkland
Sunday, May 1, 2016
79 White Rock Rd, Yarmouth Port
Families are invited to enjoy a light lunch and activities including: concert with Toe Jam Puppet Band, arts & crafts projects, face painters, balloon animal artists, inflatables and photo booth. The event is FREE, however a donation of a canned good for the Yarmouth Food Pantry or diapers/wipes/clothing for A Baby Center would be greatly appreciated. Camp W*K is a peanut, tree nut and sesame-free facility. Please keep our friends with food allergies safe by not bringing food into Camp-thank you!
Marcus the Magician Performs for the Whole Family
Thursday, April 21, 4-5pm
Cultural Center of Cape Cod in Yarmouth, MA
For a magic show that will have you believing the impossible, come see Marcus the Magician from The Magicompany as he presents a high-energy, comedy magic show geared for ages 3-15 years and adults featuring music and a chance for kids to take part and meet the amazing “Abracadabra the Magic Rabbit.” Marcus has made magic for over 35 years and is a member of The International Society of Magicians, The Society of American Magicians, and the past president of The Cape Cod Mystics. His stage production, "Magic by the Sea" enjoyed an audience of over 30,000 people during its 12-year run. Adults, $10. Under 18, $5.
Call 508-394-7100 for reservations.
Cape Cod Moms Blogger and Usborne Consultant, Molly Hubner will return to The Local Scoop (one of our favorite ice cream shops) in Orleans on Sunday April 17th from 1-1:30pm for stories and crafts for the kids! This fun family event is perfect for a spring Sunday. Enjoy delicious treats while there and check out all The Local Scoop has to offer by combining different flavors! See you there!
Read more on our previous review of The Local Scoop here.
As promised, our Teddy Bear Tea Party will return for spring vacation, April 16th-24th. Like last time, we will be serving a selection of tasty treats, including no-crust pb&j’s, nutella and banana on white bread, cucumber sandwiches and fresh donuts with chocolate dipping sauce. Our Teddy Bear tea service is super kid friendly and presented on a tiered tray with a free fountain drink of your child’s choice (small $10, large $18). Bonus — each kid will receive a cute teddy bear! Feel free to bring your own Teddy Bear from home, too — he/she can enjoy the view for free!
The Teddy Bear Tea Party is offered at lunch service, 11.30 am to 3 pm from April 16 – 24th, all through school vacation week. Enter our Tea Party Contest and you could receive $30 towards your next meal at Quicks Hole Tavern or Taqueria. See the details here: http://bit.ly/1N4hT78
We hope to see you in Woods Hole!
Editor's Note: We attended this tea party during February vacation and absolutely enjoyed our lunch and experience. The presentation was very well done and Quick's Hole did a great job at accommodating my child's peanut allergy. We also really enjoyed sharing some of those delicious donuts with the kids! We recommend trying to go in around the regular lunch rush so you can be sure to get one of the window tables to ensure being lower to the ground and having a view. We will be attending once again and hope you will too! We look forward to your pictures that you share for their contest!
A Star-Studded Performance Packed with Magic, Comedy,
and Grand Illusion--Exciting Fun for the Entire Family!
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School
210 Station Avenue
South Yarmouth, MA 02664
$12/$16 in advance
$15/$20 at the door
For more information click here!
Don't miss this spectacular event! If you enjoy "Masters of Illusion", "The Illusionists", and Penn & Teller's "Fool Us", you'll love OMG! Chipper Lowell, Keith Fields, Norman Ng, Stuart MacDonald, and George Schindler as Master of Ceremonies...with special celebrity guest Steve Valentine! This is truly a star-studded cast; don't miss this one-time-only event!
Prepare for more mind-blowing magic and manipulation...fantastic feats of legerdemain...jaw-dropping illusions, and hilarious comedy--OMG! Oceanside Magic Gala features some of the top magicians in the world, all in one extravaganza. Look who performed last year!
OMG is great family entertainment for ages 3 to 103. A portion of all tickets sold will benefit the Rotary Club of Yarmouth...a wonderful organization that works its own magic within the community.
Cape Cod Children's Museum Sweet 2016 Annual Gala
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