We hope you’re planning to come to the Cape for the many events including the Best Buddies Challenge, a Cape League game, Father’s Day Car Show, Escape the Cape Triathlon, the Hero Triathlon, Nantucket Book or Film Festivals or just to visit Hyannis Harbor when the Artist’s Shanties open. And that’s just in June!

Woods Hole Film Festival

Start date: July 29, 2017

End date: August 5, 2017

Location: Woods Hole

The Woods Hole Film Festival features international narrative and documentary feature films, shorts, and animation, many of them world or New England premieres, workshops, panel discussions and nightly parties held at the water’s edge. It is dedicated to showcasing and promoting the work of independent, emerging filmmakers from New England.

Because public parking is extremely limited in the village of Woods Hole, visitors are encouraged to park in the town of Falmouth and take the WHOOSH trolley to Woods Hole. Information about the trolley is available from the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce (800/526-8532 or 508/548-8500) or from the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority.

Pan-Mass Challenge

Start date: August 5, 2017

End date: August 6, 2017

The Pan-Mass Challenge is the largest single athletic charity event in the country. The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), brings together thousands of impassioned cyclists, committed volunteers, generous donors and dedicated corporate sponsors each year. Together, they provide Dana-Farber’s doctors and researchers the necessary resources to discover treatments and cures for all types of cancer. The PMC donates 100% of every rider-raised dollar to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.Since 1980, the Pan-Mass Challenge has raised $500 million in support of lifesaving cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

 

 

Run&Shoot Filmworks Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival

Start date: August 8, 2017

End date: August 12, 2017

Location: Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center 100 Vineyard Haven Edgartown Road Oak Bluffs, MA

The Run&Shoot Filmworks Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival also known as “The Summer’s Finest Film Festival” is now entering it’s 15th year on Martha’s Vineyard. They have screened and promoted some of the most outstanding and emerging Feature, Documentary and Short films produced by and starring African Americans from across the world. The majority of screenings and events take place at Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center (MVPAC) located adjacent to Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School at 100 Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road. n Road.

5th Annual Cape Cod Food Truck Festival

Date: August 12, 2017

Time: Noon—5PM

Location: Cape Cod Fairgrounds, North Falmouth

Food Truck Festivals of America is coming back to the Cape for its 5th Annual Cape Cod Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival in Falmouth, MA. Featuring some of New England’s most popular food trucks, dishing out fan favorites, and dozens of regional and national craft breweries, FTFA will be bringing the ultimate food truck experience to The Cape Cod Fairgrounds.

$10 Admission. Children under 12 are Free!

Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea

Date: August 13, 2017

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Hyannis, MA

Citizens Bank Pops By the Sea

The Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea concert is Cape Cod’s single largest cultural event and the most important fundraising event of the year for the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. For each of the past thirty years we have welcomed one of the nation’s finest and best-loved musical ensembles – the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra – to the Hyannis Village Green.

Ticket prices range from $20 to $50

The CapeFLYER will have an additional train at 7:30pm on Sunday August 13th to take concert goers back to Boston!

Provincetown Carnival Week

Start date: August 12, 2017

End date: August 18, 2017

Location: Provincetown, MA

Provincetown Carnival is a weeklong celebration of LGBTQ life–parties, art fairs, a costume ball, and more–and culminates in the Carnival Parade. While the year-round population of Provincetown tops out at 3,000 people, the Carnival Parade attracts nearly 90,000 visitors annually.

 

 

CraftFest Cotuit

Start date: August 19, 2017

End date: August 20, 2017

Time: 10am-4pm

Location: Cotuit Federated Church, 40 School St Cotuit, MA 2635

More than 100 artisans and craftsmen gather at this premier showing of skilled craftsmanship and artistic talent. A day spent at CraftFest Cotuit is a day full of artistic inspiration, dialogue and learning, with all the pleasures of a quintessential summer village festival, down by the seaside, on Cape Cod. And the festival’s organizers offer both free parking and free admission.

In addition to the more than 100 exhibitor booths staged by artisans from all over the east coast of the U.S., the ART TENT at CraftFest Cotuit will offer outstanding work for sale by local and regional artists under the festival canopies.

All who attend can enjoy legendary lobster rolls and other delicious food, musical entertainment, and children’s activities. Free admission and parking with shuttle service from Lowell Field and the Waldorf School on Old Oyster Rd.

New Balance Falmouth Road Race

Date: August 20, 2017

Time: 9:00am

Location: Falmouth, MA

falmouth road race

The New Balance Falmouth Road Race celebrates its 45th running this year and the spirit which made the first Falmouth race so special is still present today. More than 12,000 runners gather in Woods Hole, including many of the world’s elite,  forming a tapestry of colors from the start on Water Street to the finish at the beach in Falmouth Heights.

Hyannis Art Shanties

Start date: May 26, 2017

End date: September 4, 2017

Time: 11am-8pm

Location: 180 Ocean St, Hyannis

Browse among the seven colorful shanties at Ocean Street docks – featuring local artists who work and sell their wares right from their “seaside studios”.  Artwork varies and includes painting, jewelry, sculpture, glass, ceramics, mariner knot work, wood carving, and much more! Artists change weekly.  FREE family entertainment Thursdays-Saturday evenings, July/August.