6th Annual Quahog Day on Saturday, June 21, 2014
The 6th Annual Quahog Day will take place at the Hy-Line Cruises' dock on Onset Pier in Onset - in celebration of the Cape Cod Canal Centennial in 2014 - on the First Day of Summer, June 21st! The festivities start at 12:30 p.m.
The Cape's beloved hard-shelled mollusk - "Doug" - has been the peninsula's little weather soothsayer for the past four years.
Quahog Day, now a rite of passage into summer on Cape Cod, answers the all-important question “How many weeks of beach weather lie ahead on the Cape? Doug, a small mollusk perched in a red velvet-lined clamming basket, delivers the official prognostication to his human sidekick, Johnny Quahog, also affectionately known as The Secretary General of Quahog Republic. Last year, Doug accurately predicted 66 days of beach weather and 25 great shopping days.
Following the prognostication ceremony, celebate with Doug on board the Hy-Line vessel at the dock! Enjoy refreshments, giveaways and other fun. At 2 p.m., the boat will depart on a two-hour canal cruise - tickets are $14, adults and $5 kids if you want to stay on board for this sightseeing adventure! Or continue the fun across the street at the Quahog Republic Waterfront Eatery in Onset. Both activities are Doug approved!
Read the stories of Doug's loyal Quahog Security Members.
Ever wonder how Doug the Quahog first launched from the dinner plate right into the spotlight? "Behind the Mollusk: The Story of Johnny & Doug" traces Doug’s story from start to finish...the life of this successful New England Prognosticator lies much deeper than his hard shell! Check out Doug's story in the video below!
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