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Cape Cod Memorial Day Weekend Event Guide May 27th, 28th & 29th 2017

Cape Cod Memorial day weekend ! Check out all the holiday  weekend things to do all around the Cape!  if you have an event please add it here!! 

Cape Cod Memorial Day Weekend Event Guide 2016

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Saturday May 27, 2017:

 

Zip Lining Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich MA (9:00 am)

Highland Lighthouse Tours in North Truro MA (10:00 am)

 JFK Hyannis Museum discount admission  10am 

Color Me mine pottery studio in Mashpee MA (10:00 am)

Cape Cod Inflatable Water Park in West Yarmouth MA (10:00 am)

Art’s Dune Tours in Provincetown MA (10:00 am)

Blue Claw Seal Watch Adventure and Boat Tours in Orleans MA (all day)

Sandwich Artisans Fine Art & Craft Shows 2017 (10:00 am)

Woods Hole Science Aquarium (11:00 am)

Rhododendron Festival 2017 at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich MA (11:00 am)

Monomoy Island Excursions in Harwichport MA (1:00 pm)

Onset Bay Memorial Day Weekend Concert & Picnic in the Park 2017 (1:00 pm)

Wrinkles, The Musical at Cape Cod Theater in Harwich MA (7:30 pm)

Sunday May 28, 2017:

Zip Lining Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich MA (9:00 am)

Cape Cod Inflatable Water Park in West Yarmouth MA (10:00 am)

Highland Lighthouse Tours in North Truro MA (10:00 am)

Art’s Dune Tours in Provincetown MA (10:00 am)

Blue Claw Seal Watch Adventure and Boat Tours in Orleans MA (all day)

Color Me mine pottery studio in Mashpee MA (11:00 am)

Rhododendron Festival 2017 at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich MA (11:00 am)

Wareham Oyster Festival 2017 (11:00 am)

2017 Troops In the Spotlight Memorial Day in Hyannis MA (11:30 am)

 JFK Hyannis Museum discount admission  12pm

Monomoy Island Excursions in Harwichport MA (2:00 pm)

Wrinkles, The Musical at Cape Cod Theater in Harwich MA (4:00 pm)

Monday Memorial Day  May 29, 2017:

Memorial Day Parades and Ceremonies on Cape cod 

Zip Lining Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich MA (9:00 am)

 JFK Hyannis Museum discount admission  10am 

Art’s Dune Tours in Provincetown MA (10:00 am)

Highland Lighthouse Tours in North Truro MA (10:00 am)

Monomoy Island Excursions in Harwichport MA (11:00 am)

Rhododendron Festival 2017 at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich MA (11:00 am)

Wareham Oyster Festival 2017

The fourth annual Wareham Oyster Festival  will be held on Sunday May 28th from   11am-5pm.  It  will feature plenty of food of all sorts, with a focus on shellfish, live music, carefully selected crafters, and more.  Wareham Oyster Festival 2017

The festival features plenty of food of all sorts, with a focus on shellfish, live music, carefully selected crafters, and more.

Entertainment

1 p.m.: Southcoast Jazz Orchestra
3 p.m.: Synthesis (classic rock)

Shellfish purveyors from throughout southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands, and Rhode Island will be on hand. Music will include the Southcoast Jazz Orchestra, classic rock band Synthesis, and others.

Other events during Oyster Festival Week include the Wareham Oyster 5K to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Wareham, the Oyster Gala to benefit the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce, and an educational series presented by the Buzzards Bay Coalition.

Major sponsors include Lindsey’s Family Restaurant, Gateway Tavern, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, the A.D. Makepeace Company, E.L. Morse Lumber Co., Edible South Shore Magazine, Rosebrook Event Center, Eastern Bank, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and more.

 

2017 Troops In the Spotlight Memorial Day in Hyannis MA

The 13th Annual Troops In the Spotlight for Memorial Day will be held on Sunday, May 28th – 11:30am to Monday, May 29th 2017 – 12:00pm at the Kmart Plaza in Hyannis MA. 2017 Troops In the Spotlight Memorial Day in Hyannis MA

24 hour event to honor our military and support for our deployed troops, our veterans our wounded warriors and our Fallen Heros

Opening Ceremony will honor our WWll, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans.

Special Ceremony at 2:00 will honor our Vietnam Veterans. Join us for a BBQ lunch, send a video message to our deployed troops, donate items for care packages, visit the Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial Wall, Kids Tent (with arts & crafts, games, free raffles, face painting), Military Vechicles, Support the Troops Raffles, Music,
Car Show from 4-7pm, midnight ceremony to honor Memorial Day, sign our Support the Troops banner which will be sent one of our deployed units and more to be announced.
You can help by bring items needed for care packages, make a monetary donation, write out a few cards and letters to go in our care packages but most of all please plan to attend anytime during this 24 hour event.

Cape Flyer will provide free transportation from South Station to Hyannis, making several stops along the way.

If you are a military member or veteran we are looking for volunteers to stand at attention on the stage for a one hour shift. Uniform is required. Hours needed from noon on Sunday to noon on Monday. Please send an email to capecod4thetroops@comcast.net

Kmart Plaza, Rt 132, Hyannis, MA

Rhododendron Festival 2017 at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich MA

The 2017 Rhododendron Festival returns to Heritage museum Saturday, May 27 2017 to Sunday June 4th   Sandwich MA  festival

Rhododendrons are Heritage’s signature plant and seeing over 100 varieties of rhodies in bloom is one of the year’s most stunning sights. During our Rhododendron festival, guests and their families will enjoy peaceful walks surrounded by majestic flowers, learn more about Heritage’s storied rhododendron legacy, participate in activities with horticulture experts, and take one of these signature plants home with you from the special plant sale. Come to Heritage and celebrate these wonderful plants and their spectacular beauty with us.

No advance registration required.
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour
Saturday, May 27 – Sunday, June 4
11-11:30 am and 2-2:30 pm
Meet at the Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.

Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration
Sunday, May 28 – 1-1:45 pm
Thursday, June 1 – 1-1:45 pm
Saturday, June 3 – 10-10:45 am
Join the horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of techniques on various plants along a walk through the garden. Free with museum admission.

Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk
Saturday, May 27 – 10-10:45 am
Tuesday, May 30 – 1-1:45 pm
Friday, June 2 – 10-10:45 am
Sunday, June 4 – 10-10:45 am
Heritage’s horticulture staff will share the basics of how to maintain and care for your rhododendrons. Included are demonstrations of ideal growing situations, watering, fertilizing, mulching, pest control, and demonstrations of pruning, bud-pinching, and dead-heading to encourage optimal health and beauty. Free with museum admission.

Heritage Museums & Gardens 508-888-3300

Admission

Adults, 12+: $18
Children, ages 3-11 years: $8
Children 2 years and under: Free

info@heritagemuseums.org
67 Grove Street
Sandwich, MA 02563

Wrinkles, The Musical at Cape Cod Theater in Harwich MA

Wrinkles, The Musical will be performed at Cape Cod Theater in Harwich from May 11th to June 11th. This is the premiere performance of the musical.  Wrinkles, The Musical  at Cape Cod Theater in Harwich MA

In 2008, two dear friends celebrated their 60th birthdays. One went on a silent retreat for three weeks and wrote poetry. The other got a personal trainer, cosmetic dentistry, Botox, Juvaderm, and laser treatments. Using one of the poems, Hags and Crones as their inspiration, the two created the Wrinkles Review. The work was further shaped, developed, and directed by Broadway producer and longtime friend, Dani Davis as a “work in progress” performance at WHAT in 2010. Sold out houses and standing ovations encouraged the writers to keep working toward the development of an evening-length, two-act musical. With the intention of empowering older women, the writers based the script on real stories of Cape women ages 60-95 shared in workshops, interviews, and seminars. The Cape Cod Theatre Company presents the premiere of Wrinkles, the Musical, A Celebration of Women and Aging written by Naomi Turner and Wilderness Sarchild; directed by Nina Schuessler; with music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland, Cape recording artist Sarah Burrill, and composer and musical director Malcolm Granger. (Mature audience.)

May 11 – June 11

Thursday Evenings at 7:00pm
(No Show Thursday May 25)
Friday and Saturday Evenings at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees at 4:00pm

Purchase tickets here 

Cape Cod Theatre Company
Home of the Harwich Jr. Theatre
105 Division Street • PO Box 168
West Harwich, MA 02671

Blue Claw Seal Watch Adventure and Boat Tours in Orleans MA

Join  Blue Claw Boat Tours  for a memory making adventure for the whole family. Our fully narrated 1 hour 45 minute Seal Watch Adventure Cruises are filled with humor and historical facts including stories of Pilgrims, Pirates, Seals, Sharks, Shipwrecks and Buried Treasure. Our three sea blue Coast Guard certified boats carry the whole family in comfort to visit Seal Blue Claw Seal Watch Adventure and Boat Tours in Orleans MAColonies, Beachcomb on an island, view a Sunset and Full Moon or enjoy a Private Custom Cruise tailored just for you. We’ve also added some Special Spring cruises to those hidden spots in Orleans that are enjoyed best by water. All of our tours are in Bay and Harbor waters, suitable for the whole family to enjoy.

Cape Cod SEAL WATCH ADVENTURE CRUISE
Our Seal Cruise takes you on a sightseeing adventure as you travel  from Orleans to Chatham Harbor to view the seal colony. Cruising along you will encounter islands, salt marshes, birds and the dunes   of the Cape Cod National Seashore. You will hear stories of pilgrims
and pirates, seals, sharks and shipwrecks. We also offer a special SEALS at SUNSET cruise.

BEACHCOMBER EXPEDITION and SEAL TOUR
Our very popular combination seal cruise and beachcombing  expedition takes you to view the seals in their habitat, then drops you off on an island to beachcomb, collect shells and explore a
beautiful barrier beach

SUNSET CRUISE
Relax and enjoy the splendor of a Cape Cod evening aboard one of
our boats as it glides along the River to Little Pleasant Bay

Monomoy Island Excursions in Harwichport MA

Monomoy Island Excursions is a family owned and operated business in Harwich, Cape Cod, Massachussets. For over 10 years we’ve been taking people out to Monomoy, a barrier island and wildlife refuge off the coast of Chatham, MA, where thousands of seals have made their home.

seal

While seals are the main attraction on our cruise, there is a lot more to see! We visit Wychmere Harbor, in Harwich Port. This is one of the most scenic harbors on the Cape! We also stop in to Stage Harbor in Chatham, where you get a close up view of Stage Harbor Lighthouse, and can catch a glimpse of Chatham Lighthouse. Not to mention the combination of large yachts, small sailboats, and various fishing boats that fill each harbor. You get a real taste of the sea life on Nantucket Sound.
We run seal cruises several times a day, generally lasting 1 1/2 hours. While we see lots of harbor seals and gray seals, Monomoy is also home to hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife. There is a trained naturalist on board who narrates the tour and can answer questions about the wildlife as well as the history of the island and the historic  Monomoy Lighthouse.

Check out the current pricing 

508-430-7772 702 Route 28, Harwich Port, MA 02646

Highland Lighthouse Tours in North Truro MA

A visit to Cape Cod National Seashore isn’t complete until you’ve visited the historic Highland Light in North Truro. The 69-step climb up a narrow staircase rewards visitors with spectacular views of Cape Cod and beyond. On a clear day views extend more than 20 miles across the Atlantic Ocean and bay of Cape Cod. To ensure the safety of all visitors, the minimum height requirement to climb the lighthouse is 48″.Highland Lighthouse Tours in North Truro MA

History of the Lighthouse 

Highland Light Station, also known as Cape Cod Light, is located on Outer Cape Cod within Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro. Commissioned by George Washington and established in 1797 as the 20th light station in the United States, the original 45-foot tall wooden tower and keeper’s dwelling were built more than 500 feet from the edge of a 125-foot-tall clay cliff. A new brick lighthouse was erected near the original tower in 1831. The present 66-foot-tall brick light tower, keeper’s house, and generator shed replaced the previous structures in 1857. An enclosed walkway connects the tower and the one-and-one-half-story, L-shaped, Queen-Anne-style keeper’s dwelling.

Erosion of the steep cliff throughout the years brought the present light station around 100 feet from the cliff’s edge by the early 1990s. Using funds raised by the Truro Historical Society combined with state and Federal grants, Highland Light Station was successfully moved 450 feet back to safer ground. After the 18-day move, the light was relit on November 3, 1996, and is an active aid to navigation. Today, the keeper’s house features a gift shop and museum exhibits and a dedicated staff provides tours of the tower.

 

2017 Lighthouse tours

 

April 17 through April 23: Lighthouse Climbs 10 AM to 5:30 PM.

April 24 through May 26: Lighthouse Climbs weekdays 12PM to 4 PM and weekends 10 AM to 5:30 PM.

May 27 through October 29: Lighthouse Climbs 10 AM to 5:30 PM.

Must be 48″ tall to climb lighthouse.

Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors
$1 off with an admission ticket from the Highland House Museum

 

 

\Highland Lighthouse, 27 Highland Light Road, North Truro

Zip Lining Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich MA

The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens  is a great  zip lining experience on Cape Cod The Adventure Park is an all-natural, interactive outdoor educational experience, set within four acres of forest, and designed to bring the public closer to nature through recreation and learning. The park contains two aspects from which the public can choose to participate. The first is the “Aerial Adventure” – which consists of “aerial trails” between elevated platforms in the trees at different heights with zip lines and challenge bridges to cross. The second aspect is the “Forest Walk” or “interpretive pathways.” These ground level paths wind their way through the forest beneath the climbing activities and bear interpretive signs explaining the area flora and fauna. The climbers in the trees will also benefit from educational signs at their level, explaining scientific principles behind their treetop experience.Zip Lining Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich MA

 

The Aerial Adventure in-the-trees experience is a two-hour ticketed experience. Each aerial trail takes approximately 15 – 30 minutes to complete. Climbers return to the starting platform after completing each trail to select another trail. Visitors may linger on the ground-level Forest Walk interpretive trails as long as they’d like.

2017

2017 Adventure Park Pricing

All tickets are valid for 2 hours of climbing time unless otherwise specified. Tickets include an additional 30 minutes of initial harnessing/orientation/practice time.

Please plan ahead and secure your climbing start time with a reservation.  The park often sells out.  Walk-ins are always welcome, however they can only be accommodated on a space available basis.  Reservations are highly recommended. To check availability and make your reservations use the RESERVE TICKETS tab at the top of the page.

Individual Tickets:

All tickets will also be charged a $1 reservation fee.

*Combo Tickets are non-transferable. Both portions of combo ticket are good for the entire season.

Military Discount: Military personnel and their family receive a $5 discount every day; use promo code MILITARY2017 when booking your reservation.  Remember, you MUST show your military ID at check-in. 

When purchasing an Adventure Park and Heritage Museums & Gardens combo ticket, be sure to leave enough climbing time (2.5 hours total) and museum visitation time (minimum of 2 hours).  If you plan to visit the museum grounds BEFORE you climb, please check-in at The Adventure Park to pick-up your museum vouchers; you will then provide those to the museum ticket booth.

Ticket prices are based on the number of aerial trails that are available for each age group. Whether you’re coming from near or far—The Adventure Park is a great way to spend a day of active fun with your family and friends experiencing the best climbing and ziplining in Massachusetts! Tickets are only required for guests who are climbing. There is no fee for parking and no fee to enjoy our Forest Walk, the interpretive path under our aerial courses! The Adventure Park is also the perfect choice for a school summer camp or scout group field trips.

Spring, Summer & Fall Climbing Hours: 

Hours vary throughout the climbing season depending on the hours of daylight. Click on the months below to see hours for each month.
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

All dates and hours listed are subject to change

 

67 Grove Street
Sandwich, Massachusetts
02563

Cape Cod Inflatable Water Park in West Yarmouth MA

Come and experience Cape Cod Family fun   at Cape Cods only inflatable water  park, located in West Yarmouth Massachusetts.  Kids can  enjoy a variety of wet and dry rides, featuring the Aqua Chute, the world’s largest inflatable water slide, Arcade featuring 60 games and mini golf .  We have taken great care to make sure the young and the young at heart enjoy their experience at the Shark Tank Arcade.

Whether you enjoy the toddler area, or the main park featuring many giant slides, bouncers, and competition inflatable’s, all who “Stay and Play” will have FUN.

The Cape Cod Inflatable Park is open limited hours in the Spring and Fall and includes only our dry rides during these shoulder seasons.

2017

Opening day for our spring season will be April 15th ! This is April Vacation Week in MA. We’ll be open April 15th-23rd from 10am-5pm.

Spring Season 2017 -weekends thru June 4th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Summer Season 2017-daily  starts June 10th thru Labor day

10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Fall Season 2017

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

518 Main St – Route 28,

West Yarmouth, Massachusetts