Category Archives: Event

Cape Cod Canal Concerts 2017 in Buzzard Bay MA

The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce has scheduled another exciting year for the popular “Eastern Bank Concerts by the Canal” series. The 2017 concerts are held at  Bourne Community Serues  each Thursday evening during July and August from 6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m., right along the banks of the Canal near the base of the Bourne Railroad Bridge.


Christmas Holiday Happenings 2016 at Mashpee Commons

Make your holiday shopping outings into a memorable family experience this season at he Mashpee Commons schedule of events, check out our holiday events calendar for details.  Christmas Holiday Happenings 2016 at Mashpee Commons


Friday, Nov 25
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Setting The Space
Brass Band Trio 5-6:30pm, near MOCEAN

Saturday, Nov 26
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Ghelfi’s Candies
Brass Band Trio 5-6:30pm, near Vineyard Vines

Sunday, Nov 27
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Pottery Barn
Brass Band Trio 3-4:30pm, near Starbucks

Saturday, Dec 3
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Sweet Waves
Brass Band Trio 4-5:30pm, near Port Cargo

Sunday, Dec 4
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Cape Cod Art Bar
Brass Band Trio 3-4:30pm, near Bobby Byrne’s

Wednesday, Dec 7
Brass Band Trio 12-1:30pm, near Ghelfi’s Candies

Saturday, Dec 10
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Washashore Bakery
Brass Band Trio 3-4:30pm, near Setting the Space
Mashpee Chamber Christmas Parade 5:30pm

Sunday, Dec 11
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Soft as a Grape
Brass Band Trio 3:30-5pm, near Organic Market

Wednesday, Dec 14
Brass Band Trio 12-1:30pm, near Market Street Bookshop

Saturday, Dec 17
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Cape Kids
Brass Band Trio 4:30-6pm, near The Black Dog

Sunday, Dec 18
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Red Balloon Toy Shop
Brass Band Trio 3-4:30pm, near Post Office

Wednesday, Dec 21
Santa 1-4pm, The Black Dog
Brass Band Trio 5-6:30pm, near Maiden Voyage

Thursday, Dec 22
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Vineyard Vines
Brass Band Trio 5-6:30pm, near Unique Boutique

Friday, Dec 23
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Organic Market
Brass Band Trio 5-6:30pm, near Puritan Cape Cod

New this year, we will be holding a Holiday Scavenger Hunt throughout the season. Game cards can be found on the reverse side of our holiday events calendar, which will be located at all of the businesses. Winners will receive a $25 Mashpee Commons gift card and will be entered into a raffle to win a $500 Mashpee Commons gift card! More details can be found on the game cards.

As always, the Commons will be festively decorated this holiday season and we will be lighting our twenty-foot holiday tree on November 25th at dusk. We will also have extended shopping hours in place for your convenience. Shops will be open Monday through Saturday 10am-8pm and Sunday 11am-5pm, November 25th through December 23rd.

Day 196 1st Annual Cape Cod Nature Expo 2013 in Hyannis MA

The  1st annual Cape Cod Nature Expo will be  Saturday, April 27  from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center.  The ice rink  will transform into a natural oasis with fun activities and exhibits for fun for the entire family plus it will help you learn about fun activities for the summer.

Kids and family can learn about

Fun Family Activities!

Bugs, Bees, and Birds   Community Chalk Drawing   Energy Carnival  Salt Water Fish Tanks  Sandy Neck Dune Display   Solar Array

Summer Program Registration   Touch Tables & Games  Turtle Pond Exhibit  Whale Bones and Baleen

Door Prizes and More!

Admission is  $5 per person and kids under 4 are free. There will be door prizes and raffles too.

Many local vendors will be at the expo as will representatives for many of the Cape’s nature centers including the National Marine Life Center, the Thorton W. Burgess Society, the Cape Cod National Seashore, Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary and the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Nature Expo is held in conjunction with the  annual Spring on Main Street (April 27 & 28). Check out all the fun activities along Main Street in Hyannis here.

The Hyannis Youth and Community Center

141 Bassett Lane in Hyannis MA Cape Cod

Day 195 1st Annual Spring on Main 2013 in Hyannis MA

The Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District will  be hosting the the 1st  Spring on Main Festival on the weekend  of Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. There will be plenty to do for the whole family in Hyannis MA.

Things to Do is the theme and Hyannis Main Street will welcome artists of all ages to showcase their work in the form of sidewalk chalk art. All weekend, visitors can walk along Main Street and watch and interact with chalk artists as they draw and create beautiful works of art right on the Main Street sidewalks. In addition, artists’ works will be featured inside the JFK Museum with visual arts from B.I.S. (Barnstable Intermediate School) displayed in front of the museum.Prizes will be drawn for the best art rendition in three age groups.

Saturday  will see the 8th Annual Shop Local Day with specials and promotions from Main Street shops and restaurants. Shop Local specials and promotions will be available at Visitors can bring a receipt from a Main Street merchant dated April 27, 2013 to the JFK Museum and enter to win a prize.

Also on Saturday, April 27, at 1pm, B.I.S. (Barnstable Intermediate School) Rockapella will sing in front of the JFK Museum.On Sunday, April 28, at 2pm, we are honored to welcome the 40 piece traveling high school ensemble Meander Big Band from Holland to Hyannis Main Street as they perform at the Village Green.

The Spring on Main Festival will feature a children’s activity corner at Kandy Korner, at 474 Main Street. Children will be able to create their own sidewalk chalk art here while they enjoy free cotton candy. Across the street, at Palio Pizzeria, a balloon artist will be doing balloon twisting.

On Saturday, April 27, from 9am- noon, in recognition of World Healing Day, there will be a Kung Fu demonstration on the Hyannis Village Green, followed by a free yoga class and demonstration. Later that afternoon, from 4-6pm, a Spring Fashion Show at Prova Brazil Steakhouse will feature the latest spring fashions and jewelry from several Main Street businesses. The fashion show will feature jazz by the Alan Clinger Trio and money raised from the event will benefit Celebrations, the safe after-prom event for Barnstable High School. On Sunday, April 28, there will be a 5K Road Race benefiting Shea’s Basketball Camp on the Hyannis Village Green.

A trolley shuttle will run back and forth between Main Street and the Hyannis Youth and Community Center where the Town of Barnstable will be presenting the inaugural Cape Cod Nature Expo on Saturday, April 27 from noon to 4pm.

The Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District will welcome in springtime on Cape Cod with an explosion of colors with our flowers along Main Street and beautiful lamp post banners along the street.The Spring on Main Festival will also see the return of outdoor dining on Main Street as we welcome in the warmer weather.

April School Spring Vacation things to do Cape Cod 2013

April school spring  vacation is fast approaching!  Here are some activities and events that will keep the kids busy on Cape Cod.  Check back as additional activities will be added as we learn about them!

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History



From Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19 from 12:30-2:00 pm the Cape Cod Museum  of Natural History will present the April School Vacation program – Shark Arts and Science. Shark Science will be at 12:30 pm and Shark Arts at 1 pm.

Join our scientists to learn real shark facts and information. Then create your own shark with local artists Leslie Kramer, Laura Abbady and Sally Tucker Levy, using a different medium each day.

The April School Vacation program is free with Museum admission.  The Museum is opened 11-3pm each day.


Harwich Junior theater


Based on the Books Written by  Julianne Moore ; Directed and Choreographed by Terry Norgeot

Musical Direction by Robert Wilder



Vacation week matinees on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday April 16, 17 and 18 at 2:00

Provincetown Art Association and Museum,

Sculptural Sailboats with Andrew Lisle
April 15-19, 9:30-12:30pm
Ages 8+

Design and build your own sculptural sailboat using a variety of different materials! The emphasis is to introduce boatbuilding processes and practices, while at the same time having a lot of fun. At the end, each student will have completed a vessel that is unique, sculptural and solely powered by the wind.

Cape Cod Children’s Museum  Mashpee

April school vacation is farm week at the Cape Cod Children’s Museum. Check out their website to see what’s planned for the little ones


Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich MA

Owls and other fun: There is plenty to do at Heritage Museums and Gardens during April school vacation.  Check out the activities for families and kids including the very special Eyes on Owls presentations

Cape Cod National Seashore

On the lookout and more: The Cape Cod National Seashore has a lot of fun planned for families this April school vacation. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, join a park ranger on the look out for whales, seals and shorebirds at Coast Guard Beach in Eastham.  Wednesday is Junior Ranger Day! Don’t miss the fun activities at the Highland Center in North Truro. And the trails are open for exploring on your own. See the website  for individual event listings.

Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary Cummaquid

Cows and goats and woodcocks: During the week of April school vacation, Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary is offering a variety of fun outdoor programs for the whole family. Learn about osprey, see the woodcocks dance and meet the new resident cows, Mabel and Olive. See their website   for individual event listings. April 16-18


Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Exploring from the inside out: During April school vacation, the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is offering a week-long drop off program for kids in three age groups: 5-6, 7-8 and 9-11. Kids will do crafts, explore, hike and more between 9am and 2:30pm. The theme is learning how things work and exploring from the inside out. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $20 per day for members; $25 per day for non-members. Register online here.