Cape Cod offers a wealth of summer festivals for every interest, age, and activity level. Here is a sample of 2017’s festivals from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Whether you live in the area or are planning a trip to Cape Cod, make some memories to last a lifetime, or at least until next summer.
23rd Annual Father’s Day Car Show, Hyannis – Saturday, June 18
Enjoy the shops, restaurants and street vendors as you wander among the largest collection of vintage cars in New England. Not a car enthusiast? Then visit the craft fair on the village green or take a short walk to the beaches.
9th Annual Quahog Day, South Yarmouth – Wednesday, June 21
Join the quirky fun as Doug the Quahog predicts how many days of beach weather can be expected. Stay for the free food, cash bar, and live steel drum music.
7th Annual SandwichFest, Sandwich – Saturday, June 24
Cast your vote for the “Best Sandwich in Sandwich”! For $20, you can sample craft-made sandwiches while treating yourself to a cold one at the “Beer and Wine Garden”. Don’t miss the arts and crafts exhibits along Water Street or the doggie costume parade. It’s a bit cheesy but that’s a good thing.
70th Annual Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet, Provincetown – Thursday, June 22 to Sunday, June 25
Enjoy four days of live music, dancing, parades, food and games. Activities include the Na Nossa Mesa (Share our Table) event, a Portuguese soup tasting, kid’s fishing derby, a lobster bake, free family cookout and the Great Lobster Crate race. Cap off the weekend with a parade of boats decked out in their finest attire and the blessing of the fleet. If you’re looking to stay in Provincetown for the festival, Admiral’s Landing is nearby the festival events.
22nd Annual Nantucket Film Festival, Nantucket – Wednesday, June 21 to Monday, June 26
The festival features six days of star-studded movies along with screenings of several high-profile Sundance and Tribeca films. The opening night selection, “The Big Sick”, is a romantic comedy.
Pillage the Village: A Family Pirate Fest, Barnstable – Sunday, July 30
Arghhh…. Join other families for a day of fun and pirating adventure. Be sure to dress up as your favorite buccaneer.
46th Festival of the Arts, Chatham – Friday, August 18 – Sunday, August 20
Enjoy original works by more than 120 artisans and craftsmen including jewelry, woodworking, metalwork, paintings, ceramics, glass and much more. Little ones can get their face painted at the children’s tent. Gourmet food trucks offer a variety of yummy eats.