Updated: July 27, 2022
What's on the Cape Cod events calendar for July 2022?
A boatload of our favorite annual fairs, festivals and special events!
When: First week in July, 2022
Where: Towns across Cape Cod
More Info: Fireworks display schedule and best viewing locations
Of all events on Cape Cod in July, our spectacular fireworks displays stand alone as the #1 favorite with locals and visitors. In fact, folks from near and far have told me they always plan their vacation so they'll be here for the gala fireworks displays.
Seeing the big boomers going off over the water is an absolutely breathtaking sight! Be here if you can!
When: July 4, 2022
Here on Cape Cod, patriotic events are at the heart of our Independence Day celebrations.
So put on your best red, white and blue, and enjoy the parade!!!
Hyannisport - July 4, 2022, road race and parade, 9 a.m. to noon
Orleans - July 4, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Sandwich - July 4, 2022 at 4 p.m.
Wellfleet - July 4, 2022, 9:30 a.m. car parade and 10:00 a.m. float parade
For a different kind of Independence Day parade, there's ...
Hyannis Harbor Boat Parade - July 4, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
It's great fun to see all the boats trimmed out in red, white, and blue, winding their way slowly around the inner harbor!
When: July 1 - 31, 2022
Where: 32 locations around the town of 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 more than 30 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: Fridays in July starting July 1st, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Nauset Light Beach, Cable Road, Eastham MA
More Info: Cape Cod National Seashore
Beach campfires are the quintessential family activity on a Cape Cod summer evening!
These Friday gatherings, hosted by the National Seashore rangers, are a fun time of songs, games and stories by the sea.
*Tip: Be sure to bring your own chairs beach blanket, a flashlight, and some insect repellent!
When: Multiple dates in July
Where: Brewster, Chatham and Sandwich, MA
More Info: Castleberry Fairs
This year's lineup of summer arts and crafts festivals presented by Castleberry Fairs features 65+ talented exhibitors showcasing their handcrafted jewelry, artwork, clothing and accessories, pottery, pet items, glass and woodworking creations, gourmet food items, and much more.
When: Evenings throughout the month of July
Where: 10 different locations Cape-wide
Admission: Free, donations appreciated
More Info: See my Cape League page for details
The country's best collegiate baseball players are back on Cape Cod for another season of top-notch baseball. (The MLB scouts are here, too, looking for Major League superstars-in-the-making!)
Head to a ball field in one of 10 towns across the Cape, and you'll soon see why Cape League games are high on everyone's list of fun things to do on Cape Cod on a summer evening!
When: Tuesdays in July, 2022, from 7:45 - 10 p.m.
Where: Hyannis Village Green, 367 Main Street, Hyannis MA
More Info: Hyannis Main Street
Bring a blanket, beach chairs - and yes, some bug repellent, too! - and enjoy a free, family-friendly movie under the stars on Hyannis Village Green.
This month's lineup is:
When: Sundays in July at 5 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Provincetown, 236 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
Admission: General admission $25; seniors $20; ages 12 and under FREE; limited priority seating $50 (Advance ticket purchases available at brownpapertickets.com)
More Info: Ptown Music
Great Music on Sundays @5 is Provincetown’s longest-running concert series featuring the music of our world.
When: July 1, 2 & 3, 2022
Where: Mashpee Wampanoag Powwow Grounds, 483 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee MA
Admission: Adults $10; children $5; under 5 free
More Info: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
This colorful annual event draws Native Americans, locals, and visitors from all parts of the globe for a celebration of Mashpee Wampanoag tribal culture.
Three days of solemn, spiritual, and festive events include traditional ceremonies, storytelling, tribal drumming, music and dance performances, Native American handcrafts and cuisine.
One of the most breathtaking scenes of the Powwow is "Fireball". Similar to soccer, but played with a fire-lit ball that's kicked and carried, fireball honors the sick and those who have passed on by remembering their pain.
When: July 9, 2022 from 10 am - 3 pm
Were: First Congregational Church, 697 Main Street, Harwich, MA
More Info: First Church of Harwich
An all out day of fun for kids of all ages - bouncy house, dunk tank, lots of games and races, special area for smaller children, snow cones & popcorn. All for free!
When: July 11, 18 & 25, 2022, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney's Lane, Hyannis, MA
Admission: Free (but you'll have to pay for your libations ;-)
More Info: Cape Cod Beer
Yes, you read that correctly ... it's Yappy Hour at the beer garden!
Bring your (well-behaved, leashed) pooch to meet new furry friends while you sip your favorite variety of Cape Cod Beer.
*Note: This event is held outdoors. Dogs aren't allowed inside the brewery.
When: July 8 - 17, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Gardens all around the Cape
Admission: $5 per person per garden, cash only
More Info: Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival
This popular annual event celebrates the Cape's "signature" bloomer: the Hydrangea.
By far, the highlight of Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival is touring fabulous private gardens, awash with breathtaking hydrangeas and other colorful flowers in full bloom!
The tour includes 70+ gardens, each with its own unique layout and "vibe". A variety of gardens are open to visitors each day during this 10-day event. Enjoy!!
When: July 9, 2022, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; events all week through July 16th
Where: Drummer Boy Park, Route 6A, Brewster, MA and other locations
Admission: Most events are free.
More Info: Brewster Conservation Trust
This week-long celebration includes over 40 unique presentations and activities highlighting the importance of water resources.
Learn about our ocean resources, coastal erosion, herring migration, whale rescue, and alternative energy. Tour the blacksmith shop and the windmill, see a fishing weir, and enjoy some Brewster oysters.
Be sure to check out the schedule of activities in the link above. There's something for everyone!
When: July 13, 2022, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Main Street, Falmouth Village, MA
More Info: Falmouth Village Street Fair
Touted as the "shopping event of the season" in Falmouth Village, this popular annual street fair is back!
All day, Main Street in Falmouth Village will be closed to traffic as local vendors and craftspeople set up pop-up shops up and down the street.
Here's your chance to get a jump on your Holiday shopping!
When: July 18 - 24, 2022
Where: Cape Cod Fairgrounds, Rt. 151, East Falmouth
Admission: Ticket prices vary; multi-day passes available
More Info: Barnstable County Fair
Put on your fun duds and mosey on out to the Barnstable County Fair. For over 170 years, the Fair has been a highlight of summer on Cape Cod.
The Fair's attractions include animal shows, monster trucks, carnival rides, demolition derby, petting zoos, horticulture displays, games, live music, arts & crafts, and lots of food and vendors. It's a full week of fun for the whole family!
When: July 23, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and July 24, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Drummer Boy Park, Rt. 6A, Brewster
More Info: Castleberry Fairs
Brewster's beautiful Drummer Boy Park is the site for this quality arts and crafts festival. Exhibitors will showcase their handcrafted jewelry, artwork, clothing and accessories, pottery, pet items, glass and woodworking creations, gourmet food items, and much more.
When: July 23-30, 2022
Where: Multiple venues in Provincetown
More Info: Family Week
Family Week is the largest national gathering of the LGBTQ-headed family community in the United States. Parents, their children, their extended families, prospective parents and friends gather in Provincetown for a fun-filled week of events including beach bashes, outdoor movies, whale watching, teen gatherings, and lots more.
When: July 30, 2022, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Stony Brook Gristmill, 830 Stony Brook Road, Brewster
More Info: Stony Brook Indian Pudding Party Event
Here's your chance to sample the traditional dessert enjoyed by our Yankee ancestors. Volunteer cooks make Indian pudding using Stony Brook Gristmill's stone ground fresh cornmeal, milk, eggs and molasses. Then they top it with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Yummy!
Serving starts at 10 am and continues until all the Indian Pudding has been gobbled up.
*Note: While you're there, buy a bag or two of fresh, stone-ground organic corn meal for your winter cooking. And be sure to explore the museum upstairs and enjoy the scenic footpaths beside Stony Brook.
When: July 30 - August 6, 2022
Where: Some events are virtual, others in-person at various venues in Woods Hole, Falmouth and Cotuit
More Info: Woods Hole Film Festival
Dedicated to showcasing and promoting the work of independent, emerging filmmakers, the highly regarded Woods Hole Film Festival draws filmmakers and patrons from around the world.
The Festival showcases more than 100 feature-length films during its eight-day run. This year's festival will once again be "hybrid" with screenings and events in-person and on WHFF's virtual platform.
Lots More Fun Things to Do in July
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!