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Cape Cod Memorial Day Weekend Guide

There is no better place to be this Memorial Day weekend than at the Cape. Kick off summer with these activities and events during your vacation to Cape Cod.

The Great Hyannis Road Races

Grab your sneakers and run with the crowd Sunday, May 27th, at The Hyannis Road Races. With three different races to choose from, the Johnny Kelly Half Marathon, Hyannis Half Marathon, and the Harwich Cranberry Harvest Half Marathon, there is room for everyone to compete! Or just come out and cheer on the racers as they cross the finish line.

Figawi Race Weekend

In its 47th year, the Figawi Race on Cape Cod takes place every Memorial Day weekend. Recognized as one of the top sailing events in the world, this is the event you can’t miss! To kick off the event there will be a kickoff party at the Hyannis Yacht Club at 3 pm on Friday. Beginning at 10 am on Saturday, watch over 200 sailboats battle it out in this highly revered race. For prime viewing spots head out to Kalmus Beach, Orrin Keyes Beach, or Sea Street Beach, all just minutes from Hyannis Holiday Motel.

Rhododendron Festival

Starting late May into early June, colorful displays of Rhododendron flowers are at their peak viewing season at the Heritage Museum. Kicking off on Saturday, May 26th, this festival runs through June 3rd, providing plenty of time to see the beautiful flowers in bloom. Enjoy a tranquil walk amongst 100 different varieties of rhododendrons that encapsulate you. There are also a variety of activities for the entire family to enjoy including, pruning demonstrations and walking tours.

Cape Cod Maritime Days

Running for the entire month of May, Cape Cod Maritime Days celebrate the Cape’s maritime history with numerous activities. From lighthouse tours and guided kayak excursions to nautical art exhibits and so much more. Want to explore Cape Cod on your own? Download the Maritime Meandering Tours of Cape Cod for a self-guided tour of each region of the Cape.

Head out to the beach

What Memorial Day weekend would be complete without a trip to the beach? Luckily when visiting Cape Cod there are miles and miles of sandy beaches to choose from. Enjoy the sand between your toes at Kalmus Park Beach, Sea Street, and Veterans Park Beach, all located just minutes from Hyannis Holiday Motel. Or even plan a day trip and visit the shores of Nantucket for a day of fun in the sun.

Pay Tribute

Take some time to honor those who fearlessly fought for our country by attending one of the memorialized events happening around Cape Cod. From parades to flag ceremonies there are many options to choose from, no matter your location. So, come out with friends and family to celebrate what this holiday is really about.

Memorial Day weekend is a great time to be at the Cape. So start planning your trip now and be sure to check out our list of other local activities to do while enjoying your stay at Hyannis Holiday Motel.

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