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Cape Cod Events
June 2022

Updated: June 17, 2022

This month's Cape Cod events calendar is chock-full of early summer fun!

Cape Cod Pirate Festival, arts and crafts fairs, garden tours, a wildlife "baby shower", the annual Sand Sculpture Trail (with a  photo contest and prizes to win!) ...

Large sculpture made entirely from sand, featuring a cute, cartoon-style octopus surrounded by etched sand discs showing fun things to do on Cape CodOne stop on the Sand Sculpture Trail

 ... and sooooo much more!

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June 2022


Yarmouth Sand Sculpture Trail

When: All month long

Where: Multiple places throughout 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 2022 Sand Sculpture Trail Photo Contest!


Cape Cod Pirate Festival

When: June 4 & 5 and June 11 & 12, 2022, 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where: 668 Rt. 28, West Yarmouth, MA (the site of the old Yarmouth Drive In)

Admission: adults $15; kids (ages 4-10) $10; $45 for a 4-day pass

More Info: Cape Cod Pirate Festival

Arrhhh, mateys! Are ye up for some swashbucklin' fun?

Cape Cod Pirate Festival is back for its second year with two weekends filled with theme days, contests, music and dancing, a pirates market, and plenty of food and drink! 


Cape Cod Baseball League - Opening Day

When: June 12, 2022 (more games throughout the month)

Where: Multiple locations Cape-wide

Admission: Free, donations appreciated

More Info: See my Cape League page for details

It's opening day, let the games begin! The country's best collegiate baseball players are back on Cape Cod for another season of top-notch baseball.

Head to a ball field in one of 10 towns across the Cape, and you'll soon see why CCBL games are high on my list of things to do on Cape Cod on a summer evening!


24th Season Preview Concert: Together Again!

When: June 12, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Where: Universalist Unitarian Meeting House of Provincetown, 236 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA

Admission: Free, donations are welcome!

More Info: Provincetown Music

Kicking off the 24th season of Great Music on Sundays at 5, this free, preview concert will feature series musicians presenting selections from Bach to Balkans to Broadway.

Performances by pianists Craig Combs and John Thomas, Broadway concert singers Trish LaRose, Pamela Murray, Carolyn Rogers, saxophonist Ken Field, flautist Eric Maul, and Frederick Jodry on the historic 1850 Holbrook tracker organ.

Let the music and summer begin … again!

*Note: This is a free, preview performance. The weekly "Great Music on Sundays at 5" concert series begins on Sunday, July 17th, and continues each Sunday through September 11th. 


Full Moon Beach Campfire

When: June 14, 2022, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown, MA

Admission: Free

More Info: Full Moon Campfire 

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.

(*Tip: Be sure to bring some bug repellant, too!)


Documentary Premier: "In the Light of Hopper"

When: June 15, 2022, 7 p.m.

Where: Truro Vineyard, 11 Shore Road, Truro MA

Admission: Film premier is free to attend

More Info: Lower Cape TV

Lower Cape TV is pleased to present "In the Light of Hopper", a documentary by ArtsLight reporter and filmmaker Johnny Bergmann.

Bringing Edward Hopper's paintings to life and connecting the past to the present through interviews with artists, historians and an author, the film explores the different ways in which Hopper's work continues to inspire people to create.


The free movie premiere will begin at dusk (approximately 8:10 p.m.) on the lawn. So bring your blanket or beach chairs to grab your spot anytime after 7 p.m., and enjoy live music.

A cash bar begins at 8pm. You can also purchase a charcuterie box for two to be enjoyed during the movie (must be pre-ordered).

The evening will also feature a fund-raising cocktail party at 7 p.m. for drinks and hors d'oeuvres, with a short presentation by special guest speaker Lisbeth Wiley Chapman discussing her passion for leading guests on her famed Hopper House Tours.

Chatham History Weekend

When: June 17-19, 2022

Where: Various locations in Chatham, MA

Admission: Varies by event/venue, some free

More Info: Chatham History Weekend

This weekend is a fabulous opportunity to explore the rich history of the town of Chatham!

Museum visits, nature walks, lectures and book signings, Godfrey windmill with its sails up and grinding corn (wind and weather permitting, of course!) ... those are just a few of the many fun and fascinating things to see and do during Chatham History Weekend 2022.


Harwich Antique Center Dealer Yard Sale & Clearance

When: June 17, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30pm (rain date June 24th)

Where: Harwich Antique Center, 10 Route 28, West Harwich, MA

Admission: Free

More Info: Harwich Antique Center

The Center's parking lot is the site for this multi-dealer yard sale and clearance event.

Antiques, vintage, collectibles, nautical items, lots of small treasures and more will be on display for sale at deep discounts.


Arts Alive Festival

When: June 17 - 19, 2022

Where: Falmouth Library Lawn

Admission: Free

More Info: Arts Falmouth

This gala event celebrates the arts in Falmouth and on the Upper Cape.

Festival events include days and evenings filled with music, theater, dance performances, artist and crafter exhibits and sale, food and drink, and plenty of activities for the kids.


Wildlife "Baby Shower"

When: June 18, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Wild Care Cape Cod, 10 Smith Lane, Eastham, MA

Admission: Free

Join Wild Care Cape Cod to celebrate the precious wildlife babies cared for at their wildlife rescue and rehabilitation facility in Eastham.

This very special event will include guided tours of some of Wild Care's outdoor enclosures, along with hourly educational presentations featuring their Animal Ambassadors: "Ilean", a  Mallard Duck; "Up Up", an Eastern Screech Owl; and "Garv", an Eastern Box Turtle.

Guests will have the opportunity to make their own animal rescue box and decorate “Kindness Socks” – rice socks with inspirational messages for animals that will be used to keep them warm.

There'll also be children’s activities and snacks, and Good Times ice cream truck will be there from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. selling ice cream treats.

**Please consider bringing an item or two from Wild Care's Baby Shower Wish List. The animals and staff will truly appreciate your generosity! 

Guests bringing a Wish List item will be entered to win a Wild Care gift basket, and all guests will receive a party favor.

Normally, Wild Care Cape Cod is not open to the public. So this is your one-time chance to see the wonderful things this organization does for our area's injured, ill and orphaned native wildlife. Don't miss it!!


Orleans Improvement Association's Annual Garden Tour

When:  June 18, 2022, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Various locations in Orleans

Admission: Tickets $32 online purchase; day of event $35

More Info:  Orleans Improvement Association

Cape Cod is known for spectacular private gardens. Here's your chance to visit some of the most distinctive gardens in the town of Orleans.

Tour the gardens, grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant, check out the shops and galleries around town. Make a day of it!


Taylor-Bray Farm's Spring Sheep Festival 

When: June 19, 2022, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Where: Taylor-Bray Farm, 108 Bray Farm Road, Yarmouthport

Admission: Free ($5 per vehicle requested parking donation)

More Info: Taylor-Bray Farm

Here's your chance to see how wool goes from the sheep to the sweater!

At historic Taylor-Bray Farm's annual Sheep Festival, visitors are treated to demonstrations of the ages-old arts of sheep herding, sheep shearing, wool spinning, blacksmithing, and open-hearth cooking.

On the grounds of the 22-acre farm, you'll also meet the resident donkeys, sheep, Scottish Highland cattle and other farm animals - with petting areas for up-close visits. Haywagon rides and refreshments round out the day.

Please ... human visitors only, no dogs!


Fathers' Day Car Show

When:  June 19, 2022, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Main Street, Hyannis

Admission: Free

Every year on Fathers' Day, the Main Street of Hyannis is lined with hundreds of shiny autos of all kinds - plus an arts and crafts fair, food vendors, music at the bandstand, and the multitude of sights, sounds and tastes that downtown Hyannis and the Harbor area are noted for.

Although it's dedicated to Dads on their special weekend, this antique and collector car extravaganza is a popular event with moms, kids and other family members, too!


Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet

When: June 23 - 26, 2022

Where: Various venues in Provincetown

More Info: Festival website 

Provincetown's deep Portuguese heritage is celebrated every year in June.

This popular annual event is jam-packed with food, games, live music, dancing, and parades. The weekend is capped off with the traditional "Blessing of The Fleet" where boats of all sizes line up to receive the blessing for a safe and prosperous season.


Mashpee Community Picnic & Fireworks Display

When: June 24, 2022, 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Mashpee High School, 500 Old Barnstable Road, Mashpee, MA

Admission: Free

Mashpee's annual Community Picnic is back this year with an evening of fun and games for the whole family.

The highlight of this event is the big fireworks display, set to begin around dusk.

*Note: Alcohol, smoking and pets aren't allowed on school grounds.


"Ponies of the Caribbean" Family Fun Night

When: June 25, 2022 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Where: Mills River Rescue & Sanctuary, Marstons Mills, MA

Admission: $20/person. Reservations required. Text Patti at at (508) 367-4379 to reserve your spot.

More Info: Ponies of the Caribbean

A magical pirate-themed adventure awaits kids of all ages at Mills River Rescue & Sanctuary's "Ponies of the Caribbean"  event!

The rescue ponies and donkeys will be all decked out in their finest pirate costumes, eager to greet everyone. Take a relaxing stroll through the rescue while the kiddos meet all the animals and search for hidden pirate treasure. Then take your seat for a very special magic show with Marcus the Magician.

There'll be food and drinks for everyone, and a festive time for all!

Reservations are required, and they fill up quickly. Text Patti at (508) 367-4379 today to reserve your spot.

*Personal Note from Dee: Mills River Rescue & Sanctuary holds a very special place in the heart of many Cape Cod animal lovers - including yours truly. All funds raised from this event go directly toward keeping the rescued animals fed, safe and happy. Please consider attending. You'll have a wonderful time, and the animals will thank you!


Hounds of Highfield

When: June 25, 2022, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth

Admission: Free; (donations greatly appreciated!)

More Info: Hounds of Highfield

Calling all doggies: This one's for you - and your human companions, too!

This popular, family friendly event at Highfield Hall & Gardens brings pups and their people together for dog contests, a doggie parade and costume contest, an obstacle course, service dog demonstrations, raffles, prizes, and much more!

Local rescue groups, crafts vendors, and delicious food trucks will be on site, too.

WES Fest

When: June 25, 2022, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Baker Field, Wellfleet, MA

Admission: Free

More Info: Wellfleet Elementary School PTA

The Wellfleet Elementary School PTA invites you to join their annual WES Fest fundraiser!

Bakers Field is the place to be for a special day of rides and inflatables, face painting, carnival games, food like cotton candy, hot dogs, linguica dogs, ice cream and more.

Come support a great cause while your kids enjoy a cool, mini-carnival experience with a small town feel!


Harwich 5K Road Race & Walk

When: June 25, 2022, start time is 9:30 a.m.

Where: Harwichport, MA

Admission: Free for spectators; registration & fee for entrants

More Info:  Harwich Road Race 

Grab your running shoes and get ready to race or walk for a good cause, local fitness programs for kids.

Originally begun by a small group of fitness-minded moms, this 5K now draws hundreds of racers of all ages for a run along a flat, scenic route through the village of Harwichport.

The professionally timed event is followed by an after-party celebration and awards for the top finishers.


Whale of a Fair

When: June 25, 2022, from 9 am to 2 pm

Where: Parish Center, 468 Stony Brook Road, Brewster

Admission: Free

More Info: Our Lady of the Cape Church

Our Lady of the Cape's 42nd annual fair features sales of baked goods, jewelry, antiques & collectibles, toys, tools, household items, books, crafts, art work, gifts, themed baskets and much more.

There's a fabulous silent auction, lottery tree and cash sweepstakes, too.

Food will be available at the cafe and barbecue. And the fire department will come by to delight the kids!


Stony Brook Grist Mill & Museum - Opening Day

When: June 25, 2022, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Stony Brook Grist Mill & Museum, 830 Stony Brook Road, Brewster, MA

Admission: Free

More Info: Stony Brook Factory Village - FB page

Celebrate the start of summer with opening day of 2022 season at Stony Brook Village!

From now until August 27th, the Grist Mill and Museum at Stony Brook will be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Here's your opportunity to see corn ground into cornmeal the old fashioned way - by water-powered grist mill.

See the mill in action, purchase stone ground organic (gluten free) cornmeal, explore the museum upstairs, watch weaving demonstrations on the barn loom, and explore the scenic footpaths beside Stony Brook.

If you're in Brewster or nearby, this is a don't-miss event (in my humble opinion)!

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