Updated: June 14, 2022
August is prime time for Cape Cod's most popular special events!
Summer brings us celebrations at the beach, carousel rides, film and music festivals, the famous Carnival Week in Provincetown, and the ever-popular "Hookers Ball" under a big white tent.
And that's just the beginning of all the fantastic things to do on Cape Cod in August!
When: July 30 - August 6, 2022
Where: Venues in Woods Hole, Falmouth & Cotuit
More Info: Woods Hole Film Festival
to showcasing and promoting the work of talented independent, emerging
filmmakers, the highly regarded Woods Hole Film Festival draws
filmmakers and patrons from around the world.
The Festival showcases a wide variety of screenings and events during its eight-day run. This year, some events will be in-person and others will be virtual. Truly, something for everyone!
When: All month long
Where: 30+ locations in Yarmouth, MA
More Info: Yarmouth Sand Sculpture Trail
Follow the Sand Sculpture Trail to see the mind-blowing work of nationally renowned artist and sculptor, Sean Fitzpatrick!
This year, you'll find Sean's creative, amusing and totally family friendly sand sculptures in 32 different locations around the town of Yarmouth.
Sean begins creating his works of art in mid-May, and the last sculpture is usually in place by mid-June. (If you're lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, you might get to see Sean at work.)
Be sure to snap some fun photos and submit your entry to the 2022 Sand Sculpture Trail Photo Contest!
When: Throughout the month of August
Where: Mullen-Hall Elementary School, 130 Katharine Bates Road, Falmouth
Admission: One ticket per ride, prices vary
More Info: Carousel of Light on Facebook
Come out for a ride on one of the most popular attractions in Falmouth - the Carousel of Light.
This hand-carved, twirling work of art features 20 wooden horses and 2 wheelchair accessible chariots (including one called "Bubbles" that actually blows bubbles!), all decked out in a nautical flair.
When: August 6, 2022, 5 p.m.
Where: Chatham VFW, 150 George Ryder Road, Chatham
More Info: Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance
The name of this event got your attention, didn't it?
Held under a big white tent on the grounds of the Chatham VFW, this exceptional
evening highlights fresh-from-the-boat seafood, a one-of-a-kind live
auction and an extensive silent auction with items from the Cape's great
businesses, artists and services.
* New this year, all tickets are premium with reserved seating for all attendees. Registration is is limited to 400 guests.
When: August 7, 2022 from 1 pm to 5 pm
Where: Forte Fitness Center, 865 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA
Admission: $10 for parking
More Info: Contact Forte Fitness Center
The Awareness Fair will see Forte Fitness' facility transformed into a fairground (or carnival, if you will), filled with games and prizes, all with the intention of spreading awareness about Parkinson's Disease and what the good folks at Forte do to fight against it.
There'll also be food trucks, arts and craft vendors and a raffle with fabulous prizes. If guests pay $10 per car to park in one of the designated lots (all within walking distance of the fair), they will receive a FREE gift by presenting their parking pass at Forte.
All proceeds from the Awareness Fair will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research.
When: August 13 - 20, 2022
Where: Multiple venues and events around Provincetown
Admission: Varies by event
More Info: Provincetown Carnival
This year's events during this wild and famous week in P'town include the Carnival Cruise, a massive dance and pool party, and loads more festivites yet to be announced.
The renowned Carnival Parade is coming back this year, too. No doubt it'll be as big and boisterous as ever!
When: August 20, 2022
Where: Downtown Falmouth (or virtually, if you choose, from wherever you are)
Entry Fee: $30 per participant; pre-registration required
More Info: Falmouth Walk
The 31st Annual Falmouth Walk is on the calendar for Saturday August 20 starting at 10 a.m. from Falmouth’s Town Hall Square.
The picturesque 5K
(about 3.2 miles) course will once again flow through the charming
streets of Falmouth along the bustling Falmouth Harbor and past the
storefronts of Main Street to the finish at St. Barnabas Church by the
The $30 entry fee for this event includes a Falmouth Walk t-shirt and official walk bib number. All profits from the Falmouth Walk benefit local charities.
When: August 21, 2022
Where: Throughout the town of Falmouth
More Info: Falmouth Road Race
The ASICS Falmouth Road Race is one of the most anticipated Cape Cod events each August. Over 10,000 runners from Cape Cod and around the world participate in the race each year.
This year's race will again follow a beautiful 7-mile seaside course, with spectators lining the route to cheer the runners on. Whether you're running or spectating, this is a don't miss event!
When: 2022 date - TBA
Where: West Dennis Beach
With summer in full swing on Cape Cod, it's the perfect time for a beach bash! On Saturday evening, West Dennis Beach will be the scene for a beach bonfire, marshmallow roasting, and a big fireworks display at dusk.
Pack your beach chairs and a "portable" dinner, and come join the party!
When: 2022 date - TBA
Where: Stony Brook Gristmill, 830 Stony Brook Road, Brewster
More Info: Stony Brook Grist Mill & Museum
Visit Stony Brook Gristmill for the annual Cornbread Festival featuring samples of home baked cornbread topped with raspberry butter – delicious! Stock up on fresh, stone-ground organic corn meal for your winter cooking. Explore the museum upstairs and enjoy the scenic footpaths beside Stony Brook. Family friendly, fun, and admission is free.
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!