Vinegrass Festival, credit Paul Blackmore

9 Fall Fests We Love on Cape Cod

Local artists, succulent oysters and homegrown brews set the stage for some of autumn's most celebrated festivals on Cape Cod. Fall is also one of the best times of year to visit - with its crisp air, crimson cranberry bogs and winding nature trails -  so mark your calendar now for these best bets.

Yarmouth Sand Sculpture - Whydah Pirate Museum

Yarmouth Sand Sculptures: Hit the Trail!

Mermaids riding cresting waves, overflowing ice cream cones, jeeps maneuvering atop sand dunes, and diner breakfast favorites — these are some of the Cape's most iconic imagery, real and mythical.

La Tavola - Mashpee

Best Bets for August on Cape Cod

With six weeks of summer to go, it’s time to get serious. August on Cape Cod is jam-packed with events that take all your favorite summer activities and turn them (way) up a notch.

Some favorites not to miss:

Quahog Republic Monstah Lobsta Roll - Cape Cod

The Great Cape Cod Lobster Roll Debate

At some point while visiting Cape Cod, you may find yourself in a lobster roll debate. Warm or cold? Mayo or butter? Celery or no celery? This debate may become heated.

Luckily, some things can’t be argued: 1) The lobster roll is a New England summertime classic, and 2) The following are among Cape Cod’s best.

Ocean Terrace at Ocean Edge

Best Spots for Cocktails by the Sea

With water views, the world’s best bar snacks (trade those jalapeño poppers for a steamed side of freshly dug clams or fish tacos made with the local catch), and any setting to suit your style, thank goodness it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere on Cape Cod. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite spots for cocktails by the sea.

For Beach Bods and Surfers

Nantucket Island, credit Paul Scharff

48 Hours on Nantucket

A Nantucket summer kicks off with the Figawi, a sailing regatta with nearly 250 boats that marks the unofficial start of the season on the island. Charming cobblestone streets, shake-shingled homes of seafaring captains, and more than 80 miles of beaches make this the perfect weekend getaway to soak up lazy seaside days.

DAY 1

Cape Cod Baseball League - Paul Scharff

25 Free Things to Do on Cape Cod

Everyone has heard that the best things in life are free, but here’s a list to prove it. Stumble upon a springtime fairy garden, tour a coastal winery, go leaf-peeping by bicycle, or look out from the top of a lighthouse—all you will spend is a perfect day.

Cape Cod Hydrangea Fest, credit Greta Georgieva

Cape Cod Hydrangea Fest in Full Bloom July 12-21!

Cape Cod's 5th Annual Hydrangea Festival kicks off with a party, then it’s ten days of garden tours, horticulturist-lead discussions, and hydrangea-inspired cocktails!

 
 

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