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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)

Memorial Day Parades and Ceremonies 2017 Cape Cod

Here are the Memorial Day events going on in Cape Cod towns for 2017


SUNDAY May 28th

12th annual Troops in the Spotlight: major fundraiser for Cape Cod Cares for the Troops,


MONDAY May 29th
Falmouth Memorial Day Parade

Parade begins at 9:45 a.m. at Falmouth Village Green on Main Street and proceeds to Memorial Lane in front of public library for ceremony.

Sandwich Memorial Day Parade

Parade sponsored by American Legion Post 188 will step off at 10 a.m. from Henry T. Wing School and continue along Main Street, with stops at several monuments for wreath-layings, ending at Sandwich Town Hall. Parade will include motorcycles, antique cars, high school bands, honor guards and police. Speakers will include state Rep. Randy Hunt, R-Sandwich.

Mashpee Memorial Day Ceremony

Ceremony from 10 a.m. until noon at Mashpee Community Park and Veterans Garden, at Route 130 and Great Neck Road North, will include guest speaker, music and participation by local Scout troops. Sponsored by Mashpee Memorial VFW Post 5489 and Mashpee Special Events Committee. Mashpee One-Room School House will have “School’s Open” tour and informational event immediately afterward.

Barnstable Memorial Day Parade

Annual Memorial Day parade forms at 9:30 a.m. at Centerville Public Library, Main Street, and, beginning at 10 a.m., proceeds down Main Street to Monument Square for brief program, then up Old Stage Road to Beechwood Cemetery for main program. Keynote speaker is retired Marine Corps Maj. Greg Quilty of Veterans Outreach Center.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Trust Fund Committee Annual Memorial Day Ceremony: 12:15 p.m., John F. Kennedy Memorial, Ocean Street (next to Veterans Park Beach). Ceremony will feature Cub Scouts from Pack 54, Barnstable Police Department Honor Guard and special guests. JFK

Yarmouth Memorial Day Ceremony

Ceremony from 11 a.m. to noon at Yarmouth Town Hall, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, will feature wishing well display for donations of coins to be placed on gravestones at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

Dennis Memorial Day Parade

Parade assembles at 8:45 a.m. on Center Street, Dennisport, and steps off at 9:30 a.m., proceeding to Village Green on Hall Street. Program at 10 a.m. features speakers and music by Nathaniel H. Wixon Innovation School and Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School bands. In case of rain program will be held inside Dennis Public Library, 5 Hall St.

Harwich Memorial Day Ceremony

Ceremony at 9:40 a.m. at Brooks Park, Harwich Center, will feature musical performers, Harwich Scouts leading the Pledge of Allegiance and guest speaker Maj. Jeff Beatty.
Chatham: Ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at World War I Memorial at the Community Center on Main Street. The procession proceeds to Oyster Pond to lay a wreath on the waters in memory of those lost at sea, then to the adjacent Korean and Vietnam Memorial, then to the Civil War Memorial at Seaview Street and Main Street for a reading of the Gettysburg Address.

Participants will include members of the Chatham VFW and American Legion, the ladies’ and men’s auxiliaries to the VFW, the Chatham Coast Guard Color Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, members of the clergy, town officials and employees and local Scout troops.

If it rains the ceremony will take place inside the community center.

Orleans Memorial Day Ceremony

Laying of wreath in water at Town Cove, at the town landing at the end of Cove Road, will be at 9:30 a.m., followed at 10 by service at Memorial Park, across from Methodist Church, at intersection of Route 28 and Main Street.

Wellfleet Memorial Day Ceremony

Participants in memorial service presented by American Legion Post 287 will assemble at 8:30 a.m. on Wellfleet Town Hall lawn, 300 Main St.; program begins at 9 a.m. Opening remarks by post Commander James Alexander and memorial address by Don Arthur. Program also features music, prayers and placing of wreath. In case of rain, the service will be at the Congregational Church.

Provincetown Memorial Day Ceremony

Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at Doughboy Soldiers Monument at Town Hall on Commercial Street and feature musical selections, presentation of colors by Coast Guard Station Provincetown and guest speaker Lt. Cmdr. Frank DelRosso, chief of response for the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England

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


Adults, 12+: $18
Children, ages 3-11 years: $8
Children 2 years and under: Free
67 Grove Street
Sandwich, MA 02563

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.


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 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.

All dates and hours listed are subject to change


67 Grove Street
Sandwich, Massachusetts

Art’s Dune Tours in Provincetown MA

Art’s Dune Tours provides a fulfilling off-road tour experience to our family of visitors through the heart of the National Historic District of the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. They  strive to provide a great value, exceptional service and an informative, fun experience that our customers will cherish.  They  most satisfying reward is when our customers come back with their friends and family.



2016 openning day is April 1th

Daily Trips begin at 10 AM and ending with our special sunset tour at approximately 5:30 PM. We do request that you check departure times on the day of your tours for the exact time of your departing tour. Our daily trips are a one hour narrated tour through the historic sand dunes and National Seashore Park.

What Will I See On My Cape Cod Dune Tour?

Pass the remains of the Peaked Hill Life Saving Station and learn how the brave “life savers” enacted their heroic efforts to save the lives of thousands from the doomed shipwrecks! It is such a beautiful tour. You will be amazed at what you will see on our Cape Cod Dune Tours!
Fun and Safe For All!  The  Fleet of Suburbans are enclosed and air conditioned for a comfortable ride over the mountains of sand. Each vehicle holds 6-8 passengers

At certain times during the season, beach access may be restricted due to nesting shore birds and/or erosion.Trips depart daily at 10AM, 11AM, 1PM, 2:30pm and 4 PM. Reservations may be made.  Reservation online are $2.00 off.


New tours for 2016

LAND ‘N LAKE (Includes Lunch)
(3.5-4 hr) • Adult $135/Child $85
– Learn about the history, ecology and geology of the lake
– Early morning extended dune tour
– Exclusive rafting excursion on Old East Harbor lake

LAND ‘N SEA (Includes Dinner)
(Land 2 hr, Sea 3-4 hr) • Adult $225/Child $199
– Ocean fishing excursion with Chas’n Tails or on the F/V CeeJay
– Sunset Dune Tour
– Have your catch cooked for dinner at Mac’s Seafood or order from their menu

LAND ‘N SAIL (4.5 hr)
Afternoon Dune Tour/Sunset Sail • Adult $165/Child $155
Afternoon Sunset/Sunset Dune Tour • Adult $175/Child $165
– Combine a day of Dune Touring and Join Captain Chris for a Moment Sailing Adventure in Cape Cod Bay

(6 hr – Tues/Fri Morning only) • Adult $190/Child $150
– Surf the turf while learning about the artists, dune shacks, history & culture of the Provincetown artists
– Watercolor painting class in the dunes with a local artist
– Painting adventure with PAINTING PTOWN at the Red Inn
– Take home two distinctive paintings
Everything you need will be supplied so just bring your creativity

SATURDAY NIGHT SUNSET SPECIAL ** (3 hr) • Adult $70/Child $50
– Join a group of fellow dune riders for a special sunset
tour w/a Cape Cod beach fire
– Bring your own snacks & beverages or choose from our dinner options

(3 hr – Mon/Wed only) • Adult $90/Child $90
– Early morning extended dune tour
– Photo opportunities of the ever-changing landscape

Standish street is in the center of All Tours Depart From
4 Standish Street

Provincetown near MacMillan Wharf.