COME EXPLORE SOME OF CAPE COD'S SPECIAL TREASURES
5/13/12 to 6/10/12 19th Annual Cape Cod Maritime Days
Enjoy a month-long celebration of Cape Cod's rich maritime history! Lighthouse & walking tours, nautical art exhibits and lectures on maritime lore, boat-building exhibits, kayaking excursions, and the Maritime History Symposium. Maritime Days will culminate June 9-10 witht he 11th Annual Cape Cod Maritime Festival on the Hyannis waterfront. More information and a schedule of events: www.capecodmaritimedays.com
Month of June Tours at Nauset Lighthouse
Nauset Lighthouse, Eastham
2012 schedule is as follows: Operates every Sunday from May 13-June 24 (1 to 4 p.m. on May 13 & 20 and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 3-24). Operates every Wednesday and Sunday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 4-August 19. Operates 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sundays on September 2 & 9; operates 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays September 16-October 28. Tours open to the public. Donations accepted. Parking fees may apply. www.nausetlight.org/NLtours.htm
6/2/12 to 6/10/12 CapeWalk 2012
Cape Cod Pathways is hosting a week-long hike around Cape Cod! CapeWalk 2012 is for those interested in trekking "off the beaten path" through the diverse natural landscapes found across Cape Cod. Short walks and longer hikes led by historians, naturalists, and other outdoor enthusiasts. Walks are featured across the Cape, providing the opportunity to discover new places, and explore Cape Cod! www.capecodcommission.org/resources/naturalresources/CapeWalkJune2012.pdf
6/3/12 through 6/29/12 Opening of the 17th Annual All Cape Cod Art Show
Creative Arts Center, 154 Crowell Road, Chatham
Art Show runs June 3-29. (508) 945-3583 or www.capecodcreativearts.org
6/4/12 to 6/10/12 Nantucket Spring Restaurant Week
Visit www.nantucketchamber.org for more info!
6/6/12 to 6/16/12 History Along Route 6A
Old King's Highway, Cape Cod
A series of programs and events presented by organizations and businesses along the Old King's Highway on Cape Cod, including Historic Inns of Route 6A, Friday Club, Historical Society of Old Yarmouth, Sturgis Library, Tales of Cape Cod, and Yarmouth Port Library. Events change daily and include guided tours with local historians, a visit to the oldest library in the USA, open houses at historic inns, workshops on architecture, a strawberry shortcake festival and a haunted history walking tour. For more information, visit www.yarmouthportlibrary.org or call 508-362-3717.
6/7/12 Artini Partini
Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth
Join the Cape Cod Symphony and Conservatory of Music & Arts from 6 to 9 p.m. for an entertaining and delectable evening at the first annual Artini Partini! Sample martinis crafted by favorite local bars and restaurants, as they compete for the coveted Most Artistic Martini award! Also enjoy live music, vibrant artwork, silent auction and more, accompanied by a lavish array of culinary delights. $50 per person (tax-deductible donation). All proceeds benefit the Cape Cod Conservatory of Music & Arts. RSVP to www.capecodconservatory.org/store/Product.asp?pid=205.
6/8/12 to 6/11/12 Founders Weekend
The town's museums and historical organizations will collaborate to lead the town in a weekend long journey back in time to experience life as it was at different critical episodes in Chatham's 300 year past. A focus on each of Chatham's three centuries will be explored, highlighted by a very special dinner dance with an early 20th century Roaring 20s theme hosted by one of Chatham's larger inns. www.chatham300.org
6/9/12 Annual Strawberry Day
Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen, 6 Discovery Hill Road (off Route 6A,) East Sandwich
11 am to 2 pm. Enjoy fresh strawberries in a homemade dessert served in the historic Jam Kitchen. View old-fashioned strawberry jam making. Visit the resident animals, stroll the paths of the Wildflower Garden or walk the trails of the Old Briar Patch. Fee for dessert is $4. 508-888-6870. www.thorntonburgess.org
6/9/12 to 6/10/12 11th Annual Cape Cod Maritime Festival
Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Hyannis Harbor
Explore the tall ship Peacemaker, book a sail on the catboat Sarah or the Black Dog Tall Ship Alabama, enjoy colorful and exciting exhibits, arts and crafts, children's entertainment, musical performers, pirates and of course - seafood! Festival admission is free and open to the public! For more information, visit www.CapeCodMaritimeMuseum.org.
6/13/12 to 6/17/12 13th Annual Provincetown International Film Festival
The Provincetown International Film Festival offers seven exciting screening venues in Provincetown, most within a short walk from town center, and a special event night at the Wellfleet Drive-in. Further venue information is available at (508) 487-FILM. For all venues and more info, visit http://www.ptownfilmfest.org.
6/14/12 Opening Day of the Cape Cod Baseball League
For a schedule of games and game locations, visit www.capecodbaseball.org.
The Cape Cod Baseball League celebrates its 128th season in 2012 and continues to provide fans with competitive baseball entertainment, where the country’s top college players display multi-dimensional skills in their purest form. The Cape League became the first collegiate summer league to return to wood in 1985 and became even more popular with major league scouts and college players and coaches.
6/16/12 to 6/17/12 Hands on the Arts Festival
Windmill Green, Eastham
6/17/12 18th Annual Father’s Day Auto Show
Main Street, Hyannis
Main Street will be closed to accommodate the over 400 show car participants! Annual tradition. More information: www.hyannis.com.
6/20/12 to 6/24/12 Nantucket Film Festival
More information and a schedule of events: www.nantucketfilmfestival.org
6/20/12 4th Annual Cape Cod Quahog Day
The Skipper Restaurant, South Yarmouth
Join Doug and his sidekick Johnny Quahog on June 20th as they gather at the Skipper Restaurant for Doug's much-anticipated summer prediction! The ceremony will be followed by a Quahog Day bash, and will kick off a week of Quahog-related activities Cape-wide, including a Stuffed Quahog Eating contest at the Quahog Republic Dive Bar in Falmouth. Visit www.QuahogDay.com for updates on this fun harbinger of summer!
6/21/12 to 6/24/12 Annual Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet
More information: (508) 487-3424 or www.provincetownportuguesefestival.com
06/22/12 to 06/24/12 Arts Alive Festival' 12
Falmouth Library Lawn, 300 Main Street, Falmouth
A 3-day celebration of the arts in Falmouth and the Upper Cape. Opens with a Town Dance on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Continuous entertainment throughout the weekend, with over 60 performances of theater, spoken word, dance and music for all tastes - jazz, classical, folk and fiddle, show tunes and a special Rock Fest Saturday Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Also, 50+ artisans and crafts people will display and sell their wares. All free and everyone welcome - rain or shine!
6/24/12 to 6/29/12 Yarmouth Summer Celebration Kick-Off
Events during this fun 5-day festival include professional and amateur Sand Sculpting contests, Kite Fun with Archie Stewart & Friends, “Sunday Salsa By the Sea” with dance couple Doug and Kimberlee McHugh, Nature Walks, a Fishing Derby, Cape Cod Sailing Regatta, a Summer Celebration Festivalm Stunt Bicycle Riding Demonstrations, and a Fireworks Finale. For a full list of events, visit www.yarmouthcapecod.com.
6/29/12 to 7/01/12 Annual Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Pow Wow
Barnstable County Fairgrounds, Falmouth
The Powwow is a traditional celebration of Mashpee Wampanoag culture featuring Native American dancing, drumming, games, food, art, jewelry, wampum, gifts, crafts
and clothing. http://mashpeewampanoagtribe.com
6/29/12 to 6/30/12 Crazy Quilters Guild of Cape Cod 2012 Quilt Show
Falmouth High School, Falmouth
Hundreds of quilts on display! Boutique Table, Demos, Door Prizes, Raffle Quilt and Vendors. $5 Admission. Free parking, handicapped accessible, buses welcome. Friday 10-4, Saturday 10-3. www.crazyquiltersofcapecod.com
06/30/12 to 07/01/12 10th Annual Art in the Village
Call (508) 362-2909 for information, or click here!