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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 228 Cranberry Blossom Festival 2013 in Wareham MA

The Cranberry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the A.D. Makepeace Company headquarters in Tihonet Village in Wareham MA  

The tour is a unique opportunity for locals and visitors to view the beauty of the bogs in one of the most picturesque and important times of year. This agricultural experience covers the history of cranberry growing, the importance of pollination, the growing needs for each season, and allows for plenty of photographs, questions and answers. Guests will be transported to the cranberry bogs by bus, therefore, seating is limited. The one-hour tours will take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Limited walking is required. The fee is $5 per person, children under 7 free.

Schedule of Events:


Cranberry Blossom  

Bog Tours

11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Register for tours on line here!

Self-guided Nature Walk

10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Make it Better with Cranberries Cookbook Ceremony

12:00 p.m.

Children’s Contests

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Pie Eating Contest  

2:00 p.m.


Paddle Boat Rides

10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Other activities will be offered in Tihonet Village, a self-guided nature walk, a selection of vendors, live entertainment and a cranberry-apple pie eating contest sponsored by Makepeace Farms. Children will enjoy old fashioned games such as a hay bale maze, paddle boat rides and face painting are also offered for a nominal fee.

The annual “Make it Better with Cranberries” cookbook release ceremony will take place at noon in Box Mill Hall. The ceremony celebrates the winning recipes from the 2012 cooking contest featured in the 2013 cookbook. The publishers, Yolanda and Edward Lodi from Rock Village Publishing, will introduce each recipe and author. A small sampling of select recipes will be featured.

Makepeace Farms in Tihonet Village will be open and offering a fine selection of cranberry products, fresh baked goods, lunch specials, unique New England inspired goods and $1 ice cream cones. Makepeace Farms’ Produce Wagon will be introduced with a selection of seasonal local produce and cranberry plants for your home.

A.D. Makepeace Company headquarters in Tihonet Village, 146 Tihonet Road, Wareham. Admission and parking are free; some activities have fees. Cranberry Bog Tours are $5 per person to register in advance visit


Day 227 Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet 2013

The Provincetown Portuguese  festival will be held Thursday June 27th thru Sunday June 30th! This annual tradition is a great family friendly event!   This festival has celebrated the rich culture of the Portuguese people living and working on Cape Cod.

Thursday June 27th

9am-7:00pm – Exhibit – “Fleet’s In” at Provincetown Monument & Museum MM
5pm-11:00pm– Festival 2013 Opening Night presented by Seamen’s Bank ($30pp) B
DINNER RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Compartilhe Na Nossa Mesa … “Share Our Table” A showcase of Provincetown’s best restaurants
– Cash bar  5:00 to 11:00

NEW! Join us for “PHS’s Last Tow” a celebration of Provincetown High School 8:00 to 11:00
– MUSIC and DANCING to (X-Cape) 6:00 to 11:00
– Dinner 6:30

Friday June 28th

am-7:00pm – Exhibit – Fleet’s In at Provincetown Monument Museum MM
10:00-12:00pm Capt. Manny Phillips Fishing Derby for Kids M (FREE)
10:00-12:00pm Kids Paint Roosters on Portuguese Square (FREE) P
12-3pm Portuguese Soup Tasting with entertainment by the Dory Bar Blues Band B
12-4pm Clowns, Facepainting Balloon Twisting P
3-4pm Music dance and entertainment On The Stage Fills Portuguese Square (FREE) P
3-5pm Harbor Lounge (359 Commercial St)Hosts readings by Portuguese-American writers and poets.
4-6pm Singing Dancing with Live Entertainment From The Stage At Portuguese Square (FREE)P
5-8pm Cape Tip Seafoods & The Lobster Pot Restaurant present CLAMFEED … all you can eat   B
6:30-7:30pm Music for All Ages with Enio on the Stage at Portuguese Square  (FREE) P
8-10:00pm Music for All Ages by Nelia and her Band on the Stage at Portuguese Square (FREE) P
9:30-1:00am Homecoming Get Together with the “Old Jugs” at the Surf Club (FREE) S

Saturday, June 29, 2013

9am-12pm Kids Games and Cookout (FREE) MF
9am-7:00pm – Exhibit – “Fleet’s In” at Provincetown Monument & Museum MM
11:30am-7:00pm Lions Club Portuguese Food Court B
12:00-2pm Entertainment  at Portuguese Square – Portuguese Dancers (FREE) P
1:00 pm Judging of decorated boats. M
1-3pm Capture the Portuguese Flag Races. Vessel provided, Prizes (FREE)S
2-3pm Entertainment at Portuguese Square Toe Jam Puppet Band (FREE)P
3-5pm Entertainment at Portuguese Square and Commercial St. Miracle Fish Puppets (FREE)P
3pm Portuguese Festival Parade (On Commercial St. from Harbor Hotel to Franklin St.)
4:30-5:30 Entertainment Toe Jam Puppet Band (FREE)P
6:30pm-7:30 pm The Portuguese Kids performance under the tent  (FREE)B
7:30pm-9:30pm Provincetown Banner Fado Concert in historic Town Hall The music of Portugal With Celia Maria, Catarina Avelar, Jose Carlos and Carlos Furtado accompanied by Viriato Ferreira, Jose Silva and Peter Pimental.  TH

Sunday  June 30th

9am-7:00pm – Exhibit – “Fleet’s In” at Provincetown Monument & Museum M

10:30am Fishermen’s Mass at St. Peters Church. SP
12:00pm—1pm Procession from St. Peters Church to McMillan Pier. M
12:00 pm Entertainment by Grupo Folclorico Coracoes Lusiados (FREE) LS
12:00pm—4pm FOOD .. Tasca do Pescador (Portuguese Café) on McMillan Pier. M
1:00pm-66th Annual Blessing of the Fleet M
1:00-3:00pm Portuguese Dancers and Music M
4:00-5:00pm Old Time Band Concert—St. Anthony’s Band, Cambridge TH
4:pm-7pm Ed Sheridan at the Surf Club (FREE) S

B= Bas Relief

MF= Motta Field

LS= Lopes Square

M=MacMillan Pier

PM= Pilgrim Monument

P=Portuguese Square

SP= Saint Peters

TH= Town Hall

S= S

Free Wednesday Night Summer concerts 2013 in Onset Wareham MA

The Summer of Love Music Series will be  Wednesday evenings all summer beginning June 26th at The Lillian Gregerman Bandshell in Onset section of Waream MA   Bring your lawn chair and pack a picnic dinner  for a great night of free live music from 6:30-8:30

June 26th-Grace Morrison & The RSO

July 3rd-Groovy Afternoon-A Tribute to the Woodstock Era

July 10th-Hollow Tree

July 17th-Mark Cutler & The Men of Great Courage

July 24th-Forever Young-A Tribute to Neil Young

July 31st-The Nowheremen-A Beatles Tribute

August 7th-The Paradise Rock Band

August 14th-The Peacheaters

August 21st-The Shaun England Band

August 28th-Heartbreaker-A Led Zeppelin Experience

Free Wednesday Night Summer concerts 2013 in Osterville MA

The Osterville Library Concert Series 2013, will be holding free summer concerts every Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm.

Bring your kids,  lawn chairs and a picnic summer  Concerts are moved to the library main meeting room during inclement weather.

06/26: Cape Cod Conservatory Jazz Band
07/03: Julie and Denya’s Magical Fantastic Global Musical Adventure
07/10: Moonlighters Rock Band
07/17: Bob Hayes Band
07/24: Silver Foxes
07/31: DJ Reggie Morgan (40s and 50s)
08/07: TWO Cool
08/14: Jumpin Juba
08/21: The Kootz

Osterville Village Library, 43 Wianno Ave., Osterville, MA

Day 226 Yarmouth Summer Celebration Kick-Off 2013

Join us in June as we kick off summer in Yarmouth!

Over a week of fun events for the whole family, the Third Annual Yarmouth Summer Celebration Kick-Off is set to “kick-off” on Friday, June 21st with the preview of some 36 two and a half ton commissioned sand sculptures! The event, which spans eight full days leading into the July 4th holiday, encompasses a wide spectrum of fabulous family entertainment to celebrate the arrival of summer, including the sand sculpting, kite fun, fishing derby, ice cream social, nature strolls, sailing regatta, summer beach barbeque, Y-D Red Sox Cape League baseball games, a sea captains and pirates adventure, and fireworks finale. Both the young and the young-at-heart will find plenty to enjoy over the week



Day 225 Cape Cod Chowderfest 2013 in Hyannis MA

The 33rd Annual  Cape Cod  Chowderfest will be held   Sunday, June 23rd from Noon to 3pm at the Cape Cod Melody Tent  in Hyannis!   It is sponsored by Cape wide Enterprises, Beard Chevrolet, the Cape Cod Inflatable Resort & Mocean at Mashpee Commons!

Come try & vote for your favorite chowder from:

Sandy’s Famous Seafood Restaurant, The Roadhouse Café &  The Black Cat Tavern, The Compound Bar & Grille,
The British Beer Company, Barbyann’s, O.C.’s Restaurant,  McGrath’s Saloon & Sports Bar, Marshland Restaurants,
The Windfall Market & Green Lotus Café

Our Celebrity Panel…including WCVB-TV’s Randy Price,
WEEI’s Mike Adams & Mike Salk, WXTK’s Howie Carr,
NECN’s Nelly Carreno, Nat-Geo TV’s Ralph Wilkins from “Wicked Tuna”, “Fooding Around” TV’s John Rega, Davio’s Restaurant owner,
Steve Difillippo & Ben Sargent, host of “Hook, Line & Dinner” on the Cooking Channel will be choosing their favorite, too!

Cool off with free ice cream from the world-famous Four Seas Ice Cream in Centerville…and step inside the tent to watch some great
live entertainment!

Tickets are only $12…$5 for children under 10…and you can get them at The Melody Tent Box Office on West Main St. in Hyannis.  Or, online at

4th Of July Fireworks And Celebrations On Cape Cod 2013

Here are the firework and 4th of July celebrations on Cape Cod MA for  2013  summer Some celebrations start early before the  holiday

Town of Barnstable July 4th  celebrations and Firworks

Thursday July 4th activities

9 AM  Barnstable/West Barnstable – parade and village activities

Hyannisport Beach Club 2K run/parade

11 AM  Cotuit: parade and   Hyannisport: parade

4 PM  Hyannis: parade

5-7  PM  Town Band entertains on the Village Green, Hyannis

7-dusk    Jo & Co entertains at Aselton Park, Hyannis

9:00pm  Best viewing will be Aselton Park, Bismore Park and Veteran’s Park Beach


Fourth of July Fireworks and kids bike parade  in Falmouth

Falmouth Heights Beach, Grand Avenue, Falmouth
Thursday  07/04/12

The fireworks are scheduled at dusk at Falmouth Heights Beach (approximately 8:45 p.m). Spectators are asked to bring a radio and to set it to 92.7,WMVY, in order to hear the music that accompanies the show.

July 4 Bike & Carriage Parade –
July 4, 2013
Children and families dress in creative Uncle Sam costumes. Beginning at 10 a.m. at the Village Green, they parade down Main Street to Margaret E. Noonan park, where prizes are awarded.

Mashpee Fireworks  2013

Mashpee 6/30/2013 9:00 PM Willowbend CC Golf Course
Mashpee 7/1/2013 9:30 PM Mashpee High School [Rain Date 7/2/2013]
Mashpee 7/3/2013 9:00 PM Willowbend CC Golf Course [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Mashpee 7/4/2013 9:30 PM New Seabury Country Club


Orleans 2013 – 4th of July Fireworks

The Fireworks will take place over Rock Harbor on Monday, July 1, 2013,at dusk about 8:45

Rain date is Tuesday, July 2, 2013.


Onset-Wareham Fireworks

Saturday   July 6, 2013 at Dusk


Spectacular display of fireworks.  Will be lighting up the sky at dusk over Onset Beach & Bay.  Children of all ages enjoy this wonderful exhibition.  In addition, during the daytime at the bandshell Box 5 is offering a fun filled concert “Christmas in July”


Provincetown 4th of  July fireworks

Parade starts at 11am, begins East End, Harbor Hotel (formerly Cape Inn) and proceeds up Commercial to Franklin Street. Fireworks start at dusk (view from any bayside beach)


Sandwich MA 4th of July parade and fireworks

July 4th Fireworks at Ridge Club Sandwich  Wednesday  night  July 3rd


Yarmouth Summer Celebration Fireworks

To help kick off summer Yarmouth will host fireworks on Saturday  June 29th at the Dennis yarmouth high school at 9pm.

Day 222 Cape Cod Outdoor Antiques Show in South Yarmouth MA

The  34th Annual Late Spring Outdoor Antiques Show will be held on Saturday ,  June 15, 2013, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine under the big top by  the Cape Cod Antique Dealers Association.

First of two quality shows featuring dealers from the Cape, New England, and beyond specializing in 18th and 19th century fine and country antiques.

Food on premises.

Laurence MacArthur School  Field, Route 28, South Yarmouth. Directions: Route 6 to Exit 8, south on Station Avenue, right onto Rte 28 to the Laurence MacArthur School Field on left  Admission $6; Children 18 and under and students with ID free