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Free Thursday Night Summer Concerts 2017 in Orleans MA

The 2017 The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Summer concerts will be held on Thursday  evening 6-7:30pm at  Nauset Beach, in Orleans. Free Thursday  Night Summer Concerts 2017 in Orleans  MA

Bring a beach chair or blanket to enjoy a great night of music.

July Concerts – TD Bank Summer Concerts

Thursday  7/6

Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz group


Thursday  7/13

Pam Proyer and Night stage

Thursday 7/20

Super Soulshine

Thursday 7/27

Four Guys in Tuxes

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.

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.

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

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

A Christmas Story at Academy of Performing Arts in Orleans MA

The Classic Holiday Favorite   A Christmas Story will be performed at the Academy of Performing Arts   in Orleans  on weekends in late November and December.A Christmas Story at Academy of Performing Arts in Orleans MA

A young boy named Ralphie Parker only wants one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB gun. However, he is not sure he will ever make it to Christmas, between his brother Randy and the school bully Scut Farkus. Whenever he tells someone how much he wants it, he/she tells him that he will shoot his eye out and refuses to get it for him. Even a department store Santa Claus tells him the same thing. After Ralphie gets a C+, he gets teased again by Scut. In response, Ralphie beats him very badly while cursing loudly. However, his parents do not get mad at him, and on Christmas morning, he gets the BB gun, since his father had one at that age. When he goes to try it out, the bullet ricochets and knocks off his glasses, which he accidentally steps upon while looking for them. He makes up a story about an icicle, and his parents believe him. In the end, a horde of dogs come in and steal the Christmas turkey, so his family goes out for “Chinese turkey,” or duck.
November 26th – December 30th
Thursdays – Saturdays @ 8; Sundays @ 2
No performances 12/24 & 12/25
Tickets – $24; $20 for children 16 and under

A Seaside Christmas in Orleans 2016

A Seaside Christmas in Orleans  is  a  Town-Wide Celebration! November 26th – December 31st 2016   A town-wide holiday celebration. Events include a pancake breakfast, caroling stroll, tree lighting, gallery events, visit with Santa, Santa Stampede 5K and much more. A Seaside Christmas in Orleans 2016

Saturday, November 26th

Pancake Breakfast with Mrs. Claus, Santa Arrives by Boat: 8am-10am
Orleans Yacht Club, 39 Cove Rd. Orleans
Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Mrs. Claus while awaiting the arrival of Santa by boat at 10am! Breakfast spread by the Hole-In-One Restaurant. $7 adults, $5 children.
Please bring wrapped gifts for the Lower Cape Outreach Council and gift cards for teens for the Homeless Prevention Council “Adopt a Family” program.
Santa will meet with the children at Snow’s Home and Garden, 22 Main St. Orleans, 10am-Noon.
Annual Stroll and Winter Wonderland Lighting at Village Green
Sponsored by the Orleans Improvement Association
Meet with Mrs. Claus at Snow’s Home and Garden at 4:45pm. Stroll with caroling begins at 5:00pm, Winter Wonderland Lighting immediately after stroll.
Saturday, December 3rd
Santa Stampede 5k and Family Fun Run Orleans Cape CodSanta Stampede 5k and Family Fun Run, Registration 9:00am, Race Start: 10:30 a.m.
$25 Pre-Registration, $30 Day Of Event. Register Now
Race Start: The Barley Neck Inn, 5 Beach Rd. Orleans, MA 02653
Get your Santa suit, elf costume, antlers, stockings and lights! Create a festive costume and enter our Holiday Costume Contest!
Walkers Welcome! A Fun Family Friendly Event! Kids Only Run Too!
Professionally timed 5k. After Party Celebration with DJ Matty Dread and Award Ceremony held at The Barley Neck Inn! Prizes include Fastest Mr. Claus, Ms. Claus & Mini Claus, Overall Fastest in Holiday Costume: Male & Female, Overall Fastest Military & First Responder: Male & Female, Holiday Costume Contest Winner (Bib required). All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the following age categories receive a ticket for our Red Sack Prize Raffle! 13 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Please bring wrapped gifts for the Lower Cape Outreach Council and gift cards for teens for the Homeless Prevention Council “Adopt a Family” program.
Saturday, December 17th
Orleans Christmas Shopping Stroll
10am-5pm. Hop aboard one of our old-fashioned trolleys and enjoy shopping throughout Orleans at the Christmas Shopping Stroll! Stores throughout town will host special events, sales and more. Fun for the whole family! Trolley stops: Nauset Surf Shop, Goose Hummock, Nauset Marine, Homegrowntrades, Snow’s Home & Garden, Parish Park, Orleans Marketplace, Skaket Corners, Orleans Historical Society and Weekend

Check out the whole schedule of events 

ClamBQ! The Orleans Food & Musical Festival 2016

The Orleans Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 5th Annual ClamBQ! The Orleans Food and Music Festival is on Saturday, October 1, 10:30 am – 5 pm at Eldredge Park.   ClamBQ! The Orleans Food & Musical Festival 2016

The early fall celebration will feature a traditional clambake dinner and lots of entertainment and fun activities for the whole family.

Festival Line-Up
2016 Festival Line-Up

11:30-1:00PM Jordan Renzi
Jordan made her musical debut in 2011 at a series of open mics on Cape Cod where she received instant recognition as an emerging indie-folk artist with her unique and deeply moving lyrics and delivery. After moving to Boston in the fall of 2013, Jordan landed an invitation to perform at Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s Inaugural Gala in January 2014 catalyzing her “break-out” year as a young artist.

1:30-3:00 The Rip-It-Ups!
The Rip-It-Ups are probably best described as a Traditional Rock & Roll Band – with lots of Blues – Rockabilly – Country Jazz & Soul.

3:30-5:00 The Grab Brothers
The Grab Brothers are true brothers—Larry and Marc Grab—with music that explodes in a kick-ass blend of “Retro for Today” lead guitar crunching rhythms, mystical-leaning lyrics and arena-filling vocals that pull your heart strings on a whim.

Calling all Teens!
The Amazin’ Gamin’ Video Game Truck will be at the ClamBQ! Playing games in the truck is included in your admission! We bring the best games, best gaming consoles, HUGE high-definition TV’s, awesome lights and sound, and so much more! With 7 HUGE TV’s, up to 28 guests can play at once!

Amazin Gamin Truck

Kiddie Land Fun For All Ages!
Lots of fun can be found at the ClamBQ! Admission into the ClamBQ is FREE for those 12 and under! All kids activities are FREE! Enjoy Hayrides, Teeball, Skeeball, Hoops, Hooley Ball, Crafts, and Facepainting!



Cape Cod Summer Antique Dealers 2016 in Orleans MA

The 46th annual Summer Antique Show presented by the Cape Cod Antique Dealers ccada_2016augshowcdforwebAssocation. Friday, August 12 from 5pm to 8pm and Saturday, August 13 from 10am to 4pm will be held at Nauset Regional Middle School in Orleans MA.

Indoor, 40+ exhibitors, food available. Free parking.

Nauset Regional Middle School
70 Route 28 Orleans, MA 02653
Route 6 East to Exit 12.
Bear right off of the ramp onto Route 6A.
Take the first right, at the light, onto Eldredge Park Way.
Continue on Eldredge Park Way for 8/10 miles, until the light at Route 28.
Turn left onto Route 28. (South Orleans Road)
Nauset Regional Middle School is on the left.
Use your smartphone to show this card at the gate for the entry discount!

The Cape Cod Antique Dealers Association (CCADA) is the professional non-profit organization of antiques and fine art dealers for Cape Cod, long recognized as one of the richest sources of antiques in the country. Our 150+ members from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and a dozen other states are a community of antiques dealers dedicated to high professional standards. Our aim is to increase and enrich the knowledge of our clientele and the public while offering fine quality, authentic merchandise.

Free Thursday Night Summer Concerts 2016 in Orleans MA

The 2016 The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Summer concerts will be held on Thursday  evening 6-7:30pm at  Nauset Beach, in Orleans. 

Bring a beach chair or blanket to enjoy a great night of music.

July Concerts – TD Bank Summer Concerts

Thursday, July  7 Chandler  Travis Philharmonic
Thursday, July  14  Bob Peck andthe Outerbeach Bandits
Thursday, July  21  Just Like that Dance band
Thursday, July  28 Haywired

The Lobster Claw Restaurant in Orleans MA

Whether you are one of our regularly returning customers or are planning on visiting us for the first time, we would like to invite you to enjoy a lunch or dinner at a place that will make you feel like you are right at home.The Lobster Claw Restaurant in Orleans MA

Known as the best family restaurant on Cape Cod, The Lobster Claw is cheerful, unpretentious and immaculate. The varied menu always guarantees fresh seafood including boiled and baked stuffed lobster, steamed clams, fresh swordfish, haddock, salmon and other native fish. Relax in our Surfboat Lounge overlooking Town Cove. A 30-foot boat serves as the bar, setting the mood for this unique room. Don and Marylou Berig, along with their staff look forward to your visit.e

Here are the reviews

This is the main reason we love this place: The Lobster Club sandwich

I grew up in Orleans and have dined at the claw quite a few times over the years and the food just keeps getting better every time. The owner is always anxious as the host to make sure mine and other guests experience at his restaurant are pleased beyond our satisfaction. I never say no to the Lobster Claw!

We have been in Orleans for a Family Reunion and this was our big group dinner out. We could not be happier! The food was excellent, the service was superb (thank you Lily!) and the owner chatted with us for quite some time full of knowledge and humor. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone

Great place the lobster roll is my favorite. Best lobster roll in Orleans

Not bad at all. I do think that it would be great to use some cajun seasoning on the fries just for taste, but the fried lobster was very good.

Have been going to the Claw for 40 years! Never disappoints. Wonderful lobster rolls.

Our favorite restaurant on Cape Cod. Always visit a few times during our yearly trips
I recommend the shrimp cocktail, fried lobster and the lobster newburg.

Love the early bird special. Favorites include broiled scallops or fried lobster. However, their grape nut custard is the best!

Best place to eat for seafood we stop in 2 times during the week we are at the cape

Went into the Lobster Claw on a Sunday night for dinner and all I can say was what a great idea! This place is very unique, lobster traps and cute blue booths make up a great decor that is warm and inviting  We started off with Oysters, Little Necks and Steamers and they were all very large portions, fresh and delicious. The drawn butter was endless and the wine was tasty.  I ended up getting a Boiled Lobster which was very big and super fresh! My friends got the Fisherman’s Platter which was too big to finish. Also, a Lobster salad sandwich which was plentiful and scrumptious 🙂

The Lobster Claw

2016 season hours

Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

April 1 – October 22

42 Cranberry Hwy (rte 6a)
Orleans, MA 02653



Cape Cod Children’s Place Family Festival 2016 in Orleans MA

Cape  Cod Childrens Place is hosting  free festival that is fun for the whole family  on Saturday April 9th at Nauset Middle School in Orleans 10am-1pm.   Cape Cod Children's Place Family Festival 2016 in Orleans MA

* Games * Arts & Crafts * Activities * Camp/Activity Information * Community Resources * STEM/Literacy Fun * Door Prizes * Giveaways *

Trevor the Juggler performs at Noon in the gym!

Use the Middle School’s side entrance and head to the cafeteria from 10:00 – 12:00 for fun activities, games, crafts, give aways and more, provided by other local families, schools, camps, community organizations and agencies, and activity providers. Learn what’s available in your community, connect with other local families, and have fun!

Made possible by a grant from the Orleans Cultural Council. Sponsored by Cape Cod Children’s Place and the Lower Cape Early Childhood Council.

For more information contact mkemp@capecodchildrensplace or call 508-240-3310.

Nauset Middle School
46 Eldridge Park Way, Orleans, Massachusetts 02653

ClamBQ Orleans Food & Music Festival 2015

The ClamBQ  Orleans Food and Music Festival   will be held on Saturday September 26th from 11:30-6pm at Elridge Park in Orleans.   There will be  a full day of events for the whole family.

Local BakeMasters steam locally sourced seafood, while Big Dog’s BBQ smokes meats to perfection. Other local restaurants fill out the foud court, including: The Yardarm Restaurant, Nauset Beach Club Restaurant, The Jailhouse Tavern, The Local Scoop Pop-­Mobile, Nauset Fish and Lobster/Sir Cricket’s, and Ames Pizzeria. Live music takes the stage all afternoon with scheduled performances by Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys, The Rip It Ups, and Digney Fignus. Additionally, their is a Juried craft fair, and the FREE Kid play area with games, crafts, and more!

and other handcrafted items.
General admission tickets are $10, food and drinks not included, and children 12 years of age and younger get in free.
Clambake dinner tickets are $35 and BBQ dinner tickets are $25 and both include general admission into the festival.