Updated: September 6, 2021
Although summer is drawing to an end, the Cape Cod events calendar for September is still chock-full of fun things to see and do!
When: September 4 & 5, 2021; Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm
Where: Hyannis Village Green, Main Street, Hyannis MA
More Info: Castleberry Fairs
This Labor Day weekend, 50 talented artists and crafters will gather on the Village Green to display and sell their wares.
What's your pleasure? Fine jewelry, a new drawing or painting for your home, tasty homemade goodies, pet products, ornaments, shell craft, candles and soaps, wearable art.
You'll find all that and more at the Hyannis Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival!
When: September 10 - 12, 2021
Where: Falmouth Public Library lawn, Falmouth, MA
More Info: Arts Falmouth
This festive three-day celebration of the arts normally happens in June. But this year, it's been moved to September.
Hosted by ArtsFalmouth, the annual event is an exuberant marketplace of handcrafted wares made by artists and artisans from around the Upper Cape, along with an extravaganza of performances from singer/songwriters to belly dancers, country music to rock bands, and musical theater to children’s story time. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy!
When: September 11, 2021 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Sand Dollar Bar & Grill, 50 Rt. 134, South Dennis, MA
More Info: Sand Dollar on FB
Sand Dollar Bar & Grill's annual "Sand Dollars for Soldiers" benefit combines good food and good fun for a great cause!
On September 11th, Sand Dollar will host a buffet, raffles and auctions ... and 100% of the money raised will go to Veterans on the Cape and at Walter Reid.
Let’s help the good folks at Sand Dollar make this year's event a huge success!
When: September 11, 2021
Where: Mashpee Commons, Mashpee
Admission: Free for spectators
More Info: Seaside LeMans Race
"Drivers ... start your engines!"
Race fans won't want to miss this special event where teams of fearless drivers hop into European-style Formula One karts and vie for the checkered flag.
From the drop of the green flag, to pit stops, spin-outs, crashes, and the much-anticipated final lap, it's non-stop excitement for participants and spectators alike!
When: September 11, 2021, Noon - 4 p.m.
Where: Friends' Marketplace, 57 Main St., Orleans, MA
More Info: Friends' Marketplace on Insta
Friends' Marketplace will have more than 60 wines and craft beers from across the country and world for you to sample and buy at their outdoor Grand Tasting.
This event is a great opportunity to get to know some new wines and beers and have all your questions answered!
When: * CANCELLED * for 2021
Where: Windmill Green and other locations in Eastham
Admission: Many events are free
More Info: Eastham Windmill Weekend
Join the festivities and show off your skills at the talent show. Ooh and aah over the shiny autos at the car show. Pick up a few Holiday gifts at the arts and crafts booths. Chow down at the cookout. Tour Nauset Lighthouse. Enter for chances to win great raffle prizes. And be sure to save time in your schedule for the Windmill Weekend Parade on Sunday.
This is just a small sampling of the many events scheduled for the weekend. Check out the Windmill Weekend website (link above) for the full lineup!
When: September 16-19, 2021
Where: Barnstable County Fairgrounds, East Falmouth
Admission: Adults $5, children (under 12) $2
More Info: Cape Cod Kennel Club
The Cranberry Cluster Dog Shows are four days of AKC-recognized competition featuring top dogs from both the Cape Cod Kennel Club and the South Shore Kennel Club.
Events includes conformation judging, obedience trials and rally trials. Fun for all dog lovers to watch!
When: September 17-19, 2021
Where: Rock Harbor and other locations in Orleans
More Info: Celebrate Our Waters (event schedule)
Orleans Pond Coalition has a fabulous weekend planned at Rock Harbor and around the town of Orleans!
Events for this family friendly celebration include a sunset paddle on Pilgrim Lake, hiking around Bakers Pond, yoga on the beach, sailing on Pleasant Bay, self-guided history tours, a beach bonfire, the "Tour de Orleans" bike ride, a cranberry bog tour, fun kids activities and science explorations, and more.
Definitely a fun-filled weekend not to be missed!
When: September 18, 2021, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Buzzards Bay Park, Main Street, Buzzards Bay, MA
More Info: Cape Cod Canal Day
This community-wide, family friendly event takes place in beautiful Buzzards Bay Park alongside the Cape Cod Canal.
The day features arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment, kids activities, a 5K road race (registration required), food vendors, and the "Cape Cod Canal Cup Cornhole Tournament".
Canal Day is a fun-for-all event for visitors and locals alike!
When: September 18, 2021, starting at 11 a.m.
Where: Along Rt. 28 from South Yarmouth to West Yarmouth
More Info: Cape Cod St. Pat's Parade
St. Paddy's Day parade in September??? Yes!
Postponed from it's normal time in March, this popular Cape Cod event has been re-scheduled to September. (Warm weather! Yay!!)
Come out and celebrate the Irish at this 2 mile-long parade featuring floats, marching bands, and plenty of parade beads to go around!
This year's Cape Cod St. Patrick's Parade is dedicated to the essential workers, first responders and front-line personnel who have worked tirelessly to get us all through the pandemic. They well deserve the honor!
When: September 18-19, 2021
Where: Harwich Community Center Field, 100 Oak Street
More Info: Harwich Cranberry Festival
This two-day event features more than 100 talented artists and crafters displaying their wares for sale. (A little early Holiday shopping, anyone?)
When you hear the music, it's time for some toe-tapping live entertainment at CranJam Music Festival, also held behind the Community Center. And when the music stops on Saturday evening, the fireworks display begins!
When: September 23-26, 2021
Where: Various venues in Provincetown
Admission: Ticket prices vary by event
More Info: Tennessee Williams Festival
Theater buffs from far and wide come to Cape Cod each year just to attend the fabulous Tennessee Williams Theater Festival.
Festival events are held at different venues around Provincetown and include performances of Williams' works, opportunities to meet the artists, and get togethers for Williams aficionados at coffee hours, mixers and parties.
When: September 25, 2021, 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway (Rt. 151), East Falmouth, MA
Admission: $50-60 per person (adults 21+ only)
More Info: Cape Cod Brew Fest
Beer lovers, this one's for you!
This popular annual event features craft brewers from Cape Cod to California and everywhere in between.
Your admission ticket gets you an afternoon of live music and unlimited samples of some of the best, most creative beers you'll ever taste, along with a commemorative pint glass to take home.
* Tip - If you're going to be drinkin', don't be drivin'!!! Designated Driver tickets are available, too. They include reduced-cost admission to the festival, non-alcoholic beverages, snacks and a souvenir branded pint glass.
When: September 25, 2021, 12 p.m.
Where: Behind the Barnstable County Courthouse, 3195 Main Street, Barnstable Village, MA
More Info: Cape Cod Doxie Day
A Cape Cod tradition continues this fall, celebrating everything dachshund in historic Barnstable Village.
Join the Wiener Waddle and Waggin’ Parade, and cheer on your favorite doxie in the Doxie Dash.
Think you have the longest dachshund or teeniest weenie? [Dee's Disclaimer: Those aren't my words. The sponsor wrote it that way! LOL!] Enter contests to win prizes and bragging rights.
When: September 25, 2021, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Josiah Dennis Manse, 16 Whig Street, Dennis Village, MA
Admission: Free (donations greatly appreciated!)
More Info: Dennis Historical Society
Step back in time to the early 1700s as period-costumed docents show you around the home of the Reverend Josiah Dennis - the man for whom the town of Dennis was named.
This special annual event is a wonderful opportunity to see a treasure trove of historic artifacts and learn about life in Dennis is the 18th century.
When: September 26, 2021, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Barnstable County Courthouse Complex, Rt. 6A, Barnstable Village, MA
More Info: Vintage Motorcycle Show FB page
Motorcycle aficionados, this is your chance to check out some of the coolest rides from the "olden days"!
Make your way to scenic Main Street (Rt. 6A) in Barnstable Village for this popular, family friendly event where vintage and collectible motorcycle owners show off their treasures.
When: September 26, 2021, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Aselton Park on Hyannis Harbor
More Info: LoveLiveLocal
The autumn Love Local Fest at Aselton Park brings the Cape Cod community together for free, family-friendly fun while also supporting local business.
This popular event features local artists, brands, makers and the small businesses that sell them, along with food trucks, a craft beverage garden and kids activities - all overlooking the beautiful Hyannis Harbor.
There'll be live music, too. And Cape Cod Maritime Museum will host
maritime-themed activities for families and kids from 12-4pm on their
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!