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Cape Cod Events
July 2023

Updated: May 25, 2023

What's on the Cape Cod events calendar for July 2023?

A boatload of our favorite annual fairs, festivals and special events!

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Fairs, Festivals & Special Events on Cape Cod
July 2023

Fireworks Displays

When: First week in July, 2023

Where: Towns across Cape Cod

Admission: Free

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!

4th of July Parades

When:  July 4, 2023

Where: Capewide

Admission: Free

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!!!

Barnstable Village - July 4, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.

Chatham - July 4, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.

Cotuit - July 4, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.

- July 4, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

Sandwich - July 4, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. 

Wellfleet - July 4, 2023, 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, 2023 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!

Yarmouth Sand Sculpture Trail

When: July 1 - 31, 2023

Where: 32 locations around the town of Yarmouth, MA

Admission: Free

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 2023 Sand Sculpture Trail Photo Contest!

Campfire at Nauset Light Beach

When: July 2023 dates - TBA

Where: Nauset Light Beach, Cable Road, Eastham MA

Admission: Free

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!

Prefer to have your own, private campfire? Here's what you need to know about having a beach campfire on Cape Cod.

Summer Arts & Crafts Festivals

When:  Multiple dates in July

Where:  Brewster, Chatham and Sandwich, MA

Admission: Free

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.

Cape Cod Baseball League

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!

Movies on Main

When: July 11, 2023, 7:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Where: Hyannis Village Green, 367 Main Street, Hyannis MA

Admission: Free

More Info: Movies on Main

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.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Powwow 

When: July 2023 dates - TBA

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.

Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival Garden Tours

When: July 7 - 16, 2023 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!!

Brewster Conservation Day (Week!)

When: July 8, 2023, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; more events all week

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!

Falmouth Village Street Fair

When: July 12, 2023, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Main Street, Falmouth Village, MA

Admission: Free

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!

Barnstable County Fair

When: July 17 - 23, 2023

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!

Family Week Provincetown

When: July 22-29, 2023

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.

Brewster Summer Arts & Crafts Festival

When:  July 29-30, 2023

Where: Drummer Boy Park, Rt. 6A, Brewster

Admission: Free

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.

Stony Brook Gristmill's Indian Pudding Party

When: July 2023 date - TBA

Where: Stony Brook Gristmill, 830 Stony Brook Road, Brewster

Admission: Free

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.   

Woods Hole Film Festival

When: July 29 - August 5, 2023

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. Definitely a don't-miss event!

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