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Cape Cod Events
June 2023

Updated: May 18, 2024

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

Cape Cod Pirate Festival, arts and crafts fairs, garden tours, the annual Sand Sculpture Trail, Fathers Day Car Show ...

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 ... and sooooo much more!

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June 2024

I add new events to this page as I learn of them. So please check back often for the latest updates!

* Please Note: Event details may change at any time without my knowledge. Please confirm all information directly with the event sponsor before making plans to attend.

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.

Full Moon Beach Campfire

When: June 2024 details - TBA

Where: Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown, MA

Admission: Free

More Info: Cape Cod National Seashore events 

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!)

Provincetown Pride Celebration

When: May 31 - June 2, 2024

Where: Multiple venues around Provincetown

Admission: Varies by event

This year's Provincetown Pride weekend brings locals and visitors together for a celebration of what the town has long been known for: LGBTQ+ awareness, empowerment, and diversity.

The weekend is jam-packed with a wide range of special events, parties, and Pride programming for everyone to enjoy.

Check out the full schedule for all the details!

Cape Cod Pirate Festival

When: June 1 & 2 and June 8 & 9, 2024, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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

Admission: Adult $19; Youth (3-12) $15; Play All Day tickets also available

More Info: Cape Cod Pirate Festival

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

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

Harwich Antiques, Vintage, Crafts & Yard Sale

When:  June 8, 2024, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Admission: Free

More Info: Harwich Antiques Center

Discover a treasure trove of antiques, vintage items, nautical treasures, furniture, vinyl records and more at Harwich Antiques Center's annual Multi-Dealer Outdoor Sale and Yardsale.

This is the perfect opportunity to browse through a vast array of unique and one-of-a-kind items, all conveniently located in one place. Whether you're an avid collector, decorator, or simply looking for something special to add to your home or gift to a friend, there's bound to be something that catches your eye!

Against the Tide on Cape Cod

When: June 8, 2024, 7:00 a.m.

Where: Nickerson State Park, 3488 Main St, Brewster, MA

Entry Fee: $40 per participant per event

More Info: Against the Tide Swim

Join MA Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) on the beach to swim, run, or walk to support breast cancer prevention!

This is the 25th anniversary Against the Tide on Cape Cod, a major fundraising event. Events include USMS-Sanctioned 1-mile swim, 1-mile recreational and competitive swims, ½-mile recreational swim, USATF-Certified 5K and 10K runs, and a 3-mile fitness walk.

The funds raised through this event help to support and expand  MBCC's community education program "Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures", MBCC Webinar Series, and the newly-expanded student environmental health program, "Let’s Talk Prevention: Actions You Can Take."

Against the Tide is family-friendly and can be enjoyed by adults and children of all ages and abilities.

Wellfleet Shellfish Farm Tours

When: June 8th, 9th, 25th & 27th, 2024, tour times vary based on the tides

Where: Aquaculture farms in Wellfleet MA

Tickets: Adults $30 plus $3 online fee; under 12 Free

More Info: Wellfleet Shellfish Farm Tours

Looking for an extra-special experience? Sign up for one of Wellfleet Oyster Alliance's  shellfish farm tours! 

During these fun and educational events, participants wade out to a working aquaculture site to see, first-hand, how shellfish are cultivated in our local waters.

These tours sell out, so reserve your spot as soon as possible!

*Note: Access to some aquaculture farms requires a fair amount of walking on uneven sand.

Harwich Women's Chorus Concert

When: June 9, 2024 at 3 p.m.

Where: First Congregational Church, 697 Main St, Harwich Center, MA

Admission: Donations gratefully accepted

More Info: First Church of Harwich

Enjoy an afternoon of music as the 14-member Harwich Women’s Chorus performs in a wide variety of styles, with piano (jazz, folk, pop and world music).

The program will feature music by Gordon Lightfoot, Randy Newman, Stevie Wonder, Simon and Garfunkel, fun Canadian folk songs including the Hockey Song and Royal Hudson (a train song), beautiful jazz tunes, and more.

All are welcome!

Arts Alive Festival

When: June 14 - 16, 2024

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.

Cape Cod Baseball League - Opening Day

When: June 15, 2024 (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!

Chatham History Weekend

When: June 14 - 16, 2024

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.

Taylor-Bray Farm's Spring Sheep Festival 

When: June 15, 2024, 11 a.m. to 3 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!

Campfires at Nauset Light Beach

When: June 2024 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!

Nye Museum Open House Celebration

When: June 15, 2024, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Nye Homestead & Museum, 85 Old County Road, East Sandwich, MA

Admission:  Free

More Info:  Nye Museum

The Nye Museum re-opens for the season with their annual Open House Celebration. Throughout the day, costumed guides will be stationed around the property ready to greet visitors and tell stories of the Nye family and their place in East Sandwich history.

The historic 1678 homestead will be open for guided tours. The grist mill will also be open to visitors, featuring a slideshow about its recent restoration.

Be sure to wear your walking shoes! They'll come in handy as you stroll around the beautiful museum campus, explore the hiking trails, and see the old fish hatchery.

There'll be kid-friendly activities, too, making this a great event for visitors of all ages!

Fathers' Day Car Show

When:  June 16, 2024, 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!

Outermost Contra Dance

When: June 21, 2024, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA

Admission: $15 general admission; $10 for those under 30; $5 with student ID

More Info: Outermost Contra Dance

Put on your dancin' shoes for this fun event at Preservation Hall!

Contra dancing is the older cousin to the square dance. No fancy footwork is needed – if you can walk, you can contra dance!

All the dances are taught and called. If you're new to contra dance, be sure to get in on the early dances to learn the basic moves. (No need to bring a partner; there are plenty of friendly people in this welcoming dance community.)

Come to dance or come just to watch and listen to the music. All are welcome!

Cape Cod Quahog Day

When: June 20, 2024, noon to 2 p.m.

Where: Chart Room at Cataumet, 1 Shipyard Lane, Cataumet, MA

Admission: Free

More Info: Quahog Day 2024

Usher in summer 2024 with this quirky celebration headlined by our resident "seer", Doug the Quahog.

Why do I refer to Doug as a "seer"? Because this marvelous mollusk has talents that amaze ... the ability to predict how many weeks of great beach weather lie ahead for Cape Cod.

Come meet Doug, learn his prediction, and enjoy the festivities!

Harwich 5K Road Race & Walk

When: June 22, 2024

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.

Stony Brook Grist Mill & Museum - Opening Day

When: June 22, 2024, 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 the 2024 season at Stony Brook Village!

From opening day until late August, the Grist Mill and Museum at Stony Brook will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Here's your opportunity to watch as corn is 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)!

Hounds of Highfield

When: June 23, 2024, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth

Admission: Free; (small entry fee for contests, 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.

Brewster Whitecaps 2nd Annual Gala

When: June 26, 2024, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Where: Ocean Edge Resort, 2907 Main St., Brewster, MA

Tickets: $125 per person

More Info: Brewster Whitecaps Gala

Kick off summer at this gala event to benefit the Cape Cod Baseball League's Brewster Whitecaps.

The evening will include cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, a 3-course plated dinner, fabulous live auction, and dancing to the tunes of Riptide.

Toast the baseball season and help raise funds for the Whitecaps!

Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet

When: June 27 - 30, 2024

Where: Various venues in Provincetown

More Info: P'town Portuguese Festival

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 28, 2024, starts at 5 p.m.

Where: Mashpee Middle-High School Athletic Field, 500 Old Barnstable Road, Mashpee, MA

Admission: Free

More Info: Mashpee Community Picnic

Mashpee's annual Community Picnic is 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.

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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!