Updated: September 15, 2022
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: Various dates in September, 2022
Where: Onset, Hyannis, Dennis & Harwich
More Info: Cape Cod Fireworks Displays
The month of September kicks off with two big fireworks displays on Labor Day weekend ... and more to come, later in the month.
What a perfect way to welcome autumn to Cape Cod!
When: September 4, 2022, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Crosby Mansion, 163 Crosby Lane, Brewster, MA
Admission: $5 per adult; kids are free
More Info: Crosby Mansion
What's a gentleman to do when the love of his life yearns to live in a mansion, but he's most comfortable with the simple things in life?
Build the mansion of her dreams around your original family home, of course!
That's exactly what wealthy businessman Albert Crosby did back in 1888.
As you'll see when you tour Crosby Mansion, the modest home of Albert's youth is still there ... inside the opulent, 35-room mansion he built for his beloved wife, Matilda.
This will be the last open house of the summer at this fabulous and fascinating Brewster landmark. Don't miss it!
When: September 7th at 2:30 p.m.; September 13th at 7:30 a.m.; September 29th at 7:30 a.m.; and September 30th at 8:15 a.m.
Where: Mayo Beach at Wellfleet Harbor, Wellfleet, MA
Admission: $20 per person
More Info: Wellfleet SPAT Shellfish Farm Tours
Have you ever wondered how Wellfleet's world-famous shellfish are "grown" and harvested? This is your chance to find out!
On select dates this month, Wellfleet Shellfish Promotion & Tasting (SPAT) invites you to come and learn all about shellfish farming, first-hand, from the farmers who do it.
I guarantee, you'll come away from this fun and fascinating, interactive event with a new appreciation for the aquaculture industry on Cape Cod and the men and women who work so hard to supply us with the most succulent oysters and clams you've ever tasted!
When: September 9 - 11, 2022
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 10, 2022, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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 16, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet
Admission: General admission $15; $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.)
This month, Outermost Contra welcomes back caller, John Alden, accompanied by Rose Clancy on fiddle and Max Cohen on guitar.
Come to dance, or come just to listen. All are welcome!
(*Note: Vax card required for entry.)
When: September 16 - 18, 2022
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 paddles, hikes, yoga on the beach, sailing on Pleasant Bay, 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 17, 2022, 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 17, 2022, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Josiah Dennis Manse, 16 Whig Street, Dennis Village
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 17, 2022, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: South Yarmouth United Methodist Church, 324 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA
More Info: SYUMC
It's time again for bargains galore at South Yarmouth United Methodist Church's annual Fall Thrift Shop & Furniture Barn Super Sale.
Come check out all the "pre-loved" merch in the shop, the barn and on the lawn. You never know what treasures you'll find!
When: September 17 & 18, 2022
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 22-25, 2022
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 24, 2022, 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway (Rt. 151), East Falmouth, MA
Admission: $60-$70 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 24, 2022, from noon to 3 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, 2022, 10 a.m. to 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 25, 2022, 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!