Updated: July 9, 2021
What's on the Cape Cod events calendar for July 2021?
Here's what's happening with our favorite annual events, fairs and festivals ...
When: Evenings during 4th of July week
Where: Towns across Cape Cod
More Info: Fireworks display schedule and best viewing locations
Of all events on Cape Cod during 4th of July week, 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 4th, 2021
More Info: 4th of July Parade Schedule
Here on Cape Cod, these patriotic events are at the heart of our Independence Day celebrations. And thankfully, this year the 4th of July parades will be back in a number of towns across the Cape!
So put on your best red, white and blue, and enjoy the parade!!!
When: Opening day July 1, 2021
Where: Mullen-Hall Elementary School, 130 Katharine Lee Bates Road, Falmouth
Admission: One ticket per ride, prices vary
More Info: Carousel of Light on Facebook
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.
Come out for a ride on one of the most popular attractions in Falmouth - the Carousel of Light.
When: Multiple dates in July
Where: Hyannis, 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: July 5 & 19, 2021, 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 9 - 18, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Gardens all around the Cape
Admission: $5 per person per garden, cash only
More Info: Garden Tour Listing (PDF)
By far, the highlight of the annual Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival is touring the fabulous private gardens, awash with breathtaking hydrangeas and other beautiful flowers in full bloom!
This year's tour includes more than 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 10, 2021 is kick-off day (rain date 7/11/21); 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 year's annual fair is a fun-filled, week-long
celebration that will include in-person and virtual activities, contests,
walks, talks, and video presentations.
Be sure to check out the schedule of activities in the link above. There's something for everyone!
When: July 19 - 25, 2021
Where: Cape Cod Fairgrounds, Rt. 151, East Falmouth
General Admission: $15/adult, $5 children ages 6-11 with paid adult, $12 senior and military (with valid ID); multi-day passes available
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, 2021 from 7 - 8 p.m.
Where: Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown, MA
More Info: Herring Cove Beach FB Page
Enjoy sunset on the beach and folklore and games around the campfire. Bring a beach chair or towel to sit on. Meet the rangers on the beach in front of the large bathhouse and concession area, just south of the beach entrance at Herring Cove Beach.
*Note: This event is accessible with assistance. Please be sure to contact Province Lands Visitor Center (508-487-1256) in advance if you need accessibility assistance.
When: July 24, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and July 25, 2021 from 9 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 24-31, 2021
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 31 - August 7, 2021
Where: Virtual or in-person in various venues - TBA
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 be "hybrid" with screenings and events in-person and on WHFF's virtual platform.
Lots More Fun 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!