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Day 83 Free Museum Day

Are you looking to go to a museum but don’t like paying the high prices for tickets! Then you should go to the Free Museum day sponsored by the Smithsonian Museums on Saturday September 24th.


Here are the museums on the Cape Cod that will having a free museum day.

Cahoon Museum of American Art


Cape Cod Museum of Art


Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen

East Sandwich

Thornton W. Burgess Museum


Winslow Crocker House

Yarmouth Port

Smithsonian Magazine get the whole list of free museums in Massachusetts




Day 80 Cape Cod Wildlife festival in Cummaquid MA

Looking for a fun and free family event this weekend! Then come celebrate Cape Cod wildlife and habitats at the Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary visitor center in Cummaquid MA from 10-3pm on Saturday Sept 17th.     Cummaquid is very small town  right next to Yarmouth. It is sponsored by the Mass Audubon society


You and your kids will be able to    meet wildlife organizations from the Cape and surrounding areas  featuring exhibits and activities. Step inside a Herring Maze or a life sized Right Whale.   This event is free both children and adults.

Enjoy food, entertainment and a spectacular view of Barnstable Harbor, culminating in a live raptor and reptile show!  There will be a live turtle exhibit at 1pm.

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

345 Bone Hill Road, Cummaquid, MA 02637


Day 76 Eastham Windmill Weekend -fun free family festival

Looking for family fun this weekend on Cape Cod, then look no futher  than  The 34th Annual Eastham Windmill Weekend. starting Friday Sept 9th through Sunday Sept 11th.  Most of the weekend events are free to enjoy! There will be charges for any food bought.

Eastham Windmill

There’s something for everyone at the Eastham  Windmill Weekend! Start off the weekend on Friday night at the Elks Lodg with the  fish and chicken fry. The food is delicious, and it’s a good chance to see old friends and meet new ones. , Sentimental Journey will be playing big band music from 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. at the outside stage. If you feel like a burger, the cookout in the Pavilion starts at 5:30 p.m. Don’t linger too long over the fries, though, or you may miss the start of the Talent Show, at the outside stage. The show starts off with the recognition of this year’s Windmill Weekend honorees. Settle into your chairs afterwards for a talent show showcasing some of the best local talent around! Cheer for your friends and neighbors as you enjoy singing, dancing, and instrumental performances.

If you are a lover of the arts, be sure not to miss the Craft Show at Nauset High School, running all day Saturday rain or shine from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Crafters from all over the Cape arrive to display and sell their wares. For paintings and watercolors, don’t miss the Eastham Painters Guild Sale, which is set up on the Eastham Town Hall Lawn both Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Browse a wide selection of paintings from local artists.

Head back to the Elks Lodge on Saturday morning for the Vehicle Show. Please note the time – this year it is being held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. View beautifully restored and maintained cars and other vehicles, and talk with their owners as you stroll the grounds of the Elks Lodge. Head back to the lodge Sunday morning for a hearty pancake breakfast.

First Encounter Beach is the place to be on Saturday afternoon for the Sand Art contest. Come to build, or just watch the activity as builders of all ages compete. You don’t have to be an early riser to participate this year, since low tide is in the afternoon. Everyone gets to vote for the People’s Choice award, and prizes are handed out in 3 different categories.

The Windmill Green is full of activities both Saturday and Sunday. Browse the booths set up by local organizations, sign up for the raffle, participate in children’s games, and bring some chairs and blankets for the full day of entertainment taking place at the main stage. For dinner, bring your own meat, and have it cooked to perfection for you by the Police and Fire department. Use that energy from dinner to kick up your heels with some square dancing. There will be a caller leading the dancing on the green from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sunday brings more entertainment, plus a pipe band muster in front the of the windmill.



Day 75 Red River Beach Day in Harwich MA -free event

If you are looking for a fun family event this weekend, check out the  free   family beach day in Harwich. The Berry Berry Cranberry beach day will be held this Saturday from 11-3pm.at the Red River Beach in Harwich.  There will be lots of  kid  friendly things to do including

Red River Beach family beach day

Games on the beach
Crafts for kids of all ages
Face Painting
Hay Rides
Pony Rides
Farm Animals
Sand Sculpture Contest

*Karate and Self Defense byLord Utmost’s School of Martial Arts
*Cooking demo by Ring Brothers

Come back at night time for live music by the Beach Plums at 6;30pm and there will be bonfire at sundown!

Food and drink will be available for sale throughout the day!





Day 33 Provincetown Portuguese Festival 2011

Provincetown Portuguese Festival

The Provincetown  Portuguese Festival starts today  Thursday June 23rd and runs through Sunday June 26th.  What began in 1947 as the Blessing of the Fishing Fleet to pay homage to the town’s patron St. Peter, the Provincetown Portuguese Festival has expanded into a four-day celebration of the town’s vibrant Portuguese heritage with traditional food, games, music, dance and art. It will be fun for the whole family! Many of the weekend events are free to enjoy.

It’s a four day event that takes place throughout town and features food, music, dance and more. It begins on Thursday with Compartilhe Na Nossa Mesa or “share our table”, an event showcasing food from Provincetown’s restaurants. Be sure to make reservations. There will be a parade on Saturday and the festival will finish with the Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday.

Friday, June 24, 2011

10am-12pm Capt. Manny Phillips Fishing Derby for Kids  (FREE)

12-3pm Portuguese Soup Tasting with entertainment by the Dory Bar Blues Band

3-4pm Music dance and entertainment On The Stage Fills Portuguese Square (FREE)

4-6pm Singing Dancing with Live Entertainment From The Stage At Portuguese Square (FREE)

5-8pm CLAMFEED … all you can eat   

6:30-8pm Music for All Ages by MIA and dancers on the Stage at Portuguese Square  (FREE)

8:30-10:30pm Music for All Ages by Michelle Romeiro and Band on the Stage at Portuguese Square (FREE)

9:30-1:00am Homecoming Get Together with the “Old Jugs” at the Surf Club (FREE)

Portuguese Dancers festival

Saturday, June 25, 2011

9am-12pm Kids Games and Cookout (FREE)

11:30am-7:30pm Lions Club Portuguese Food Court

12:00-2pm Entertainment  at Portuguese Square – Portuguese Dancers (FREE)

1:00 pm Judging of decorated boats.

2-3pm Entertainment at Portuguese Square Toe Jam Puppet Band (FREE)

3-4pm Entertainment at Portuguese Square and Commercial St. Miracle Fish Puppets (FREE)

3pm Portuguese Festival Parade (On Commercial St. from Cape Inn to Franklin St.)

4:30-5:30 Entertainment Toe Jam Puppet Band (FREE)

6:30pm-7:30 pm Entertainment by D’ALMA On The Stage in Portuguese Sq.  (FREE)

7:30pm-9:30pm Provincetown Banner Fado Concert in historic Town Hall The music of Portugal With  Catarina Avelar, Celia Maria, Jose Carlos and others. 

9pm -12pm Entertainment  Bossa Triba and the Berkshire Bateria Samba (FREE)

Sunday June 26,2011

10:30am Fishermen’s Mass at St. Peters Church.

12:00pm—1pm Procession from St. Peters Church to McMillan Pier.

12:00 pm Entertainment by Grupo Folclorico Coracoes Lusiados (FREE) LS

12:00pm—4pm FOOD .. Tasca do Pescador ( Portuguese Café) on McMillan Pier.

1:00pm-64th Annual Blessing of the Fleet

4:00-6:00pm Band Concert—St. Anthony’s Band, Cambridge

4:pm-7pm Ed Sheridan at the Surf Club (FREE)
Check out their website, Portuguese Festival  for a  full  schedule of events. This event was voted one of the top 100 events in the U.S. Sounds like a fun way to explore a new culture.

Woods Hole Science Aquarium

The Woods Hole Science Aquarium is a small public aquarium that displays approximately 140 species of marine animals found in Northeast and Middle-Atlantic U.S. waters. The aquarium is designed for self-guided tours of the main exhibits and a behind-the-scenes look at aquarium operations. Woods Hole Science Aquarium visit free

The Woods Holes Science Aquarium  is the country’s oldest marine aquarium. It is owned by the federal government and operated by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, in partnership with the Marine Biological Laboratory. The aquarium is a federal building and admission is free; however, they  welcome donations.. This  place was designed for kids with a great seal feeding experience and the opportunity to get behind the tanks and see how the fish are cared  for

Other aquarium features include

  • Non-releaseable harbor seals
  • Animals of the Northeast and Middle Atlantic waters
  • Exhibit cases with bones, skulls, and teeth
  • Information about marine animals, marine environments, endangered species, marine science, and resource management issues
  • Touch tanks where you may find lobsters, tautogs, quahogs, horseshoe crabs, spider crabs, sea stars (starfish), and hermit crabs

Visitors are allowed behind the scenes, where they can watch the staff feed animals, clean tanks, and work on the life support systems.  A visit to the Woods Holes Science Aquarium is great activity to do while your family is visiting the Cape this summer on a rainy day.

Woods hole Science Aquarium

open 11 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday through Saturday, year-round.


Day 1 Cape Cod Potato Chip factory tour in Hyannis MA

Cape Cod Potato Chip FactoryDid you know that the Cape Cod Potato chip factory  assembly line produces 150,000 to 200,000 bags of chips a day.  

You can take a free  tour of the Cape Cod Potato chip factory located in Hyannis, MA to see the how the kettle cooked  potato chips are actually made! Kids will be fascinated to see how one of their favorite snacks are made.  It is a great way to spend an afternoon on your vacation week on the Cape.

 Cape Cod Potato Chips began as the dream of Steve and Lynn Bernard. They imagined a small operation where they could produce and sell the potato chips they had cooked in their kitchen for years. On July 4, 1980 that dream became a reality when they set up shop in a small store front in Hyannis. The big crunch of the kettle cooked chips soon became a local favorite. News of the chips quickly spread as tourist sampled the chips and took bags home to share. The business soon grew out of the store-front and a worldwide love affair with our natural snacks began.

For hours of operations and you can do a sneak peek of the factory tour online visit Cape Cod Potato chips company