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Cape Cod Events
April 2024

Updated: February 13, 2024

Welcome to Spring on Cape Cod! In April, our local events calendar begins to wake up from its long winter's nap. (Yay!)

This month you'll find fun things to do all over the Cape, both indoors and out ... something for every member of the family. So come and enjoy!!

Spring flowers and trees in bloom in a town park on Cape CodApril in Falmouth Village

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Fairs, Festivals & Special Events
April 2024

I add new events to this page as I learn of them. So please check back often for the latest updates!

* Please Note: Event details may change at any time without my knowledge. Please confirm all information directly with the event sponsor before making plans to attend.

Cape Cod Herring Runs

When: Daily from mid-April to mid-May (approximate)

Where: Multiple locations around the Cape

Admission: Free

More Info: Herring Runs on Cape Cod

Fish ... running? Yes, indeed! And they climb ladders, too!!

We see these amazing feats every spring when thousands of herring migrate from the wide-open ocean to our local rivers, streams, lakes and ponds to spawn.

Where are the best places on the Cape to watch herring running and climbing? Click here to find out!

Sandwich Bazaar

When: Wednesdays in April, 2024, from 6 a.m. to noon, and Sundays from 7 a.m. to noon

Where: 34 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, Sandwich

Admission: Free

More Info: Sandwich Bazaar

It's time again for the oldest and largest flea market on Cape Cod!

The Sandwich Bazaar takes place Wednesdays and Sundays from April to October and hosts vendors with everything from local produce to hand-crafted jewelry to organic dog treats.

April Events at Cape Cod National Seashore

When: Throughout the month of April, 2024

Where: Cape Cod National Seashore

Admission: Free

More Info: Cape Cod National Seashore

Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Cape Cod National Seashore goes all out with special programs and events for April school vacation week and beyond!

Here's just a sampling of what might be offered at the National Seashore in April 2024 ...

  • Family Scavenger Hunts
  • Whale Walks at Herring Cove Beach
  • Touch-a-Truck Family Event
  • Shooting Stars by the Sea

And of course, there's the ever-popular "Junior Ranger" program where the kids are invited to complete Junior Ranger booklet activities and participate in an award ceremony.

Flowers After Hours

When: April 2024 date- TBA

Where: Flower Angels, 851 MA-28 #3, South Yarmouth

Admission: $25.00 per adult

More Info: Community Connections

Flower Angels invites you to indulge in the art of flower arranging in support of a wonderful cause.

Flower Angels volunteers will guide you in making a gorgeous flower arrangement to take home or give to a loved one. Bring your own small vase or container, or use one of theirs.

Flowers and refreshments provided.

Ticket proceeds from this event support Flower Angels and its mission of repurposing donated flowers into floral arrangements for delivery to Cape Cod nursing home residents.

Space is limited, and tickets tend to sell out quickly!

Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra - "Better Together"

When: April 6 & 7, 2024, performances Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Where: Barnstable Performing Arts Center, 744 Main Street, Hyannis, MA

Ticket Prices: From $32+ for adults, students from $16+

More Info: Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra

Champagne and caviar. Sand and sea. Music … and joy. Who doesn't love a perfect pairing?!

Better Together captures the essence of perfect pairings and the magic they inspire, as CCSO shares the stage with the incredible Naughton Sisters - a twin sister piano duo captivating audiences throughout the globe with their artistry and mystical connection.

The program culminates with Bartók’s epic symphonic work, widely considered the “Mount Everest” for musicians and a true showcase of Cape Symphony’s power and virtuosity.

Whale Watch Cruises - Opening Day

When: April 13, 2024, multiple departure times

Where: From Provincetown Harbor

Tickets:  $75 adults; $65 seniors; $55 kids

More Info: Cape Cod Whale Watching

Whale watching officially gets underway this week as Dolphin Fleet opens their 2024 season.

Although it'll still be a little chilly on the water in April, the boats' cabins are climate controlled. So you'll be plenty comfy.

And whales don't mind the cold water temps. They'll be out there "putting on the feed bag" and showing off for you!

*FYI: Looking for a private whale watch charter? They start up in May.

CMNH School Vacation Week Special Programs

When: April 15 - 21, 2024 during Museum hours

Where: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main Street, Brewster MA

Admission:  Varies by event

More Info: CCMNH

Do you have an animal lover in the family? Or maybe a budding scientist? Cape Cod Museum of Natural History has special April school vacation week events just for them!

Prior years' events have included guided family field walks; the fabulous "Reptiles Rock!" program; nature printing; and an awe-inspiring, inflatable 44-foot Humpback Whale to see from the inside out!

This year's programs haven't been announced yet. I'll update here as soon as I have that info. 

*Note: Reservations required for some events.

Outermost Contra Dance

When: April 19, 2024, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA

Cost: $15 regular admission; $10 for ages 30 or younger; $5 for students (with ID)

More Info: Wellfleet Preservation Hall

Put on your dancin' shoes for this fun event at Preservation Hall!

Contra dancing is the older cousin to the square dance. No fancy footwork needed – if you can walk, you can dance!  (All the dances are taught and called. If you're new to contra dance, be sure to get in on the early dances for the basic moves.)

Everyone is welcome at this family friendly event, from total beginners to expert dancers. Bring a partner, or come solo. There are plenty of friendly people in this welcoming dance community!

Heritage Museums & Gardens - Opening Day

When: April 20, 2024

Where: Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove St., Sandwich, MA

Admission:  Adults $22; Youth (3-17) $12; Children 2 & Under Free; Members Free

More Info: Heritage Museums & Gardens

Opening day at Heritage is always a welcome event - a sure sign that winter is finally in our rear-view mirror.

Nothing says "Welcome to Spring!" like a few hours spent wandering through Heritage's many acres of gardens, alive in colorful, early-season blooms.

Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to visit the gallery buildings filled with fabulous American Art, classic vintage autos, and special exhibitions. The kids will have a blast exploring Hidden Hollow, too!

International Marconi Day Celebration

When: April 27, 2024, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Chatham Marconi Maritime Center's Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum, 847 Orleans Road, North Chatham, MA

Admission: Adult (19 - 64) $12; Senior (65+) $9; Student (12-18) $7; Child (11 & under)  Free

More Info: Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

Come visit the Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum as we celebrate Guglielmo Marconi's 150th Birthday and the huge part that he played in the invention of radio.

Watch the modern-day "brass pounders" of Chatham Marconi's affiliated WCC Amateur Radio Association participate in the International Marconi Day radio event.

Lower Cape residents: show your driver's license with a local address, and your group will be admitted for FREE!

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Important Note: The date, time, place, admission charges, etc. of the events on this page may be changed by the event sponsor at any time, without my knowledge. Please be sure to confirm all information directly with the sponsor before you make any plans!