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Updated: February 14, 2023
This month's Cape Cod events calendar features kids' school vacation week activities, Yarmouth Winter Carnival, the annual Hyannis Marathon weekend, and lots more!
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When: February 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2023 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: 44 Main Street, Orleans, MA
More Info: Orleans Farmers Market
During the winter months, the popular Orleans Farmers Market is held indoors at the Old Firehouse.
Stop by and stock up on fresh, locally grown and harvested seafood, meats, and produce, as well as yummy treats, healthy foods and healing balms from area food
artisans and wildcrafters.
When: February 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Multiple locations (see below)
Admission: Free, pre-registration required
More Info: CCNS February Hiking Series
Join a National Seashore park ranger on a guided walk along some of the prettiest walking trails on the Outer Cape, and learn about the area's natural and cultural history.
February 5 - Nauset Marsh Trail (1.3 miles- 1 hour)
February 12 - Atlantic White Cedar Swamp (1.1 miles - 1 hour)
February 19 - Pilgrim Springs (.7 miles - 1 hour)
February 26 - Great Island (3.9 miles - 2 hours)
When: Sundays in February 2023, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Salt Pond Visitors Center, 50 Nauset Road, Eastham, MA
More Info: Winter Film Festival
Looking for something to do on a chilly Sunday afternoon? Head to the Salt Pond Visitors Center in Eastham for the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore's popular Winter Film Festival.
This month's films:
February 5 - The Wind Gods
February 12 - The Act of Reading
February 19 - Surveyor of the Soul
February 26 - Adrift
When: February 11, 2023 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Falmouth Heights Beach, Grand Avenue, Falmouth, MA
Admission: $30 to participate, free to watch
More Info: Freezin' for a Reason Polar Plunge
The 2023 Freezin' for a Reason Polar Plunge brings hearty plungers together for a good cause!
The event is sponsored by Gosnold Behavioral Health, the award-winning health and substance use treatment facility that has been serving Massachusetts for half a century.
Registration for the plunge begins at 11:00 a.m., and the swim kicks off at Noon. All participants will receive their very own t-shirts.
When: February 11 & 12, 2023, Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.
Where: Barnstable Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main Street, Hyannis
Admission: Adult tickets from $32, students from $16
More Info: Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra
Jump in a time machine full of musicians and arrive in that glamorous era known as the Roaring ‘20s!
Enjoy the silent screen magic of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton and the music that made those early Hollywood films come alive, plus the radio plays and dances like the Charleston that revolutionized the youth of the age.
Secure your seats early for this "don't miss" performance!
When: February 12th, 2023 @ 11:00 a.m.
Where: Onset Bay Center - Buzzards Bay Coalition, 186 Onset Ave., Wareham, MA
Admission: $20 registration + $2.20 sign-up fee; spectators free and all donations appreciated
More Info: 2023 Arctic Seal Plunge
A highly anticipated event of the year, National Marine Life Center's Arctic Plunge raises funds to support the Center's mission of providing medical care and rehabilitation for injured sea turtles and seals.
You can participate in the plunge, donate, or help fundraise.
*Note - This event is off-Cape. But (IMHO) it's worth a drive to "the other side of the bridge" to show your support for such a great cause!
When: February 17, 2023, 7 p.m.
Where: Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA
Admission: $15 adults age 30+; $10 under age 30; $5 students (with ID)
More Info: Outermost Contra
Contra dancing is the true traditional New England dance, brought here by the Irish, English and Scottish settlers.
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.
The contra dance is family friendly and
welcomes dancers of all levels. So bring your sweetie, your kids, or come alone. Lots of fun, friendly people will be there to welcome you!
When: Friday and Saturday evenings beginning February 17-18 and continuing through March, 2023
Where: Wequassett Resort & Golf Club, 2173 Head of the Bay Road, Route 28, Harwich, MA
Tickets: $125 per person; reservations required and space is limited
More Info: Supper Club Series
Die-hard foodies will undoubtedly delight in Wequassett Resort & Golf Club's new "Supper Club" series!
Led by the resort's Executive Chef James Hackney and his team, in conjunction with collaborating chefs, the Supper Club will showcase a selection of fabulous international cuisines.
Guests will be greeted with a specially crafted cocktail upon arrival; and the single-seating, multiple-course dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., served family-style.
Saturdays from 5 to 9 p.m., there'll be live entertainmment, too.
When: February 18 - 20, 2023; Sat. noon - 6 p.m.; Sun. and Mon. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Skull Island, 934 Rt. 28, South Yarmouth, MA
Admission: $2 per person; kids 6 and under FREE. Cash only at the front gate. (Extra charge for skating)
More Info: Yarmouth Winter Carnival
Grab your ice skates and head to Yarmouth for the annual Yarmouth Winter Carnival!
In addition to an outdoor synthetic ice skating rink, there'll be food trucks, s'mores fun, magic and fire shows, a petting zoo, and a whole lot more family-friendly fun! (Download the events schedule, here.)
*Note: Advance registration is required for skating, and space will be limited to 15
skaters per 30-minute session. Tickets go on sale on Monday, February 6th,
2023, at Noon through Yarmouth Recreation by calling them at
508-398-2231 ext. 1520 or stopping by their office located at 424 Route
28 in West Yarmouth. The ice skating rink will be weather dependent.
When: February 18 and 20-25, 2023 at various times each day
Where: Green Briar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich, MA
Admission: Non-member adult $5; non-member child $10; member adult FREE; member child $7
More Info: Green Briar Nature Center
Visit the storybook world of Peter Rabbit, Grandfather Frog, Reddy Fox, and the many other characters created by beloved children’s author, Thornton W. Burgess.
At the Green Meadow Forest experience, visitors can play with Mr. and
Mrs. Peter Rabbit in their Rabbit Hollow, fish with Billy Mink, try
Plinko with Happy Jack Squirrel and enjoy other fun and educational
This event is a wonderful way for the whole family to learn about the animals native to our area, their habitat and how they were portrayed in Burgess’s stories!
When: February 18 - 24, 2023
Where: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Rt. 6A, Brewster
Admission: Admission prices vary by event. Some events are free with Museum admission.
More Info: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History re-opens mid-month, just in time for school vacation week.
Along with all the wonderful exhibits the museum is known for, school vacation week brings even more fun and educational entertainment for the whole family.
When: February 24, 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Dr., Falmouth, MA
More Info: Wampanoag Storytelling & Song Event
Looking for a unique school vacation week event for the kids?
Join Wampanoag cultural education specialist, Kitty Hendricks-Miller (Nenâweeta), as she shares stories through song and fun-filled activities with hand drums and traditional percussion instruments.
As a song carrier, Kitty shares her musical gifts and knowledge of Wampanoag traditions. Children will take away a hand craft made with natural materials.
Kitty is otter clan, educator, musician, and a citizen of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.
When: February 24-26, 2023
Where: Wequasset Resort & Golf Club, 2173 Head of the Bay Road, Route 28, Harwich, MA
Cost: Varies, depending on whether you want to stay overnight or just attend a session or two
More Info: Literary Weekend at Wequassett
Join Boston Globe's Love Letters columnist, podcaster and best-selling author Meredith Goldstein as she hosts a literary weekend of romance novelists and more.
Bring your favorite romance novel for a book exchange, and learn the art of love letter calligraphy. Other weekend events include a welcome cocktail, literary lunch with guest authors, private dinner, and book signings.
This event is open to resort guests and locals alike. And a la carte options to attend single sessions are available. (Use promo code "NOVELS" if you're booking a weekend stay.)
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