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Kim Clark Explains the New and Noteworthy on the Cape
If you’re looking for something to do on the Cape, there’s more than enough to keep your days filled. Here is just a sample of events going on this summer:
Get it Fresh at a Farmers’ Market
It’s not just about the vegetables. Cape Cod’s farmers’ markets are your one-stop-shopping destination for everything from steaks and sausages to local honey to herbs, flowers, and even soaps. And seafood, of course. Check out the Osterville Market on Fridays during the summer or the market in Harwich on Thursday afternoons. Wellfleet is home to a market every Wednesday morning, while Orleans hosts a farmers’ market Wednesdays in the afternoon.
If it’s Seafood You Love …
Check out the 375th – yes, 375th – anniversary of Sandwich with a lobster clambake on the beach at the end of July. Let’s face it: New England is the home of the clambake, and no one does it better than the Cape.
… or Sea Creatures …
Whale Week is a great celebration of the oceans’ leviathans. Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies will play host to a week of family-friendly events during late July and early August that are designed to get you a little closer to these giants of the sea.
Woods Hole hosts its annual film festival every July. Movie Maker magazine cites the Woods Hole festival as “one of the 25 coolest film festivals in the world.” The world! Forget Hollywood or Bollywood; head out to our own back yard to screen cool movies and channel your inner cinema lover.
If it’s Arts and Crafts You Love …
… then you’re in luck. From quilt shows in Harwich to artisan’s fine arts in Sandwich to Chatham’s annual Festival of the Arts, there are plenty of places to experience everything that the Cape’s artists have to offer. Check out fair schedules on the Internet – they run all summer and cater to every taste.
“Sea” the Pops
The Boston Pops only perform once on the Cape this summer. Keith Lockhart leads the Pops Esplanade Orchestra on Hyannis Village Green on August 10th – it’s a can’t-miss event!
The Best Brews
Is beer your drink of choice? Head down to Hyannis this summer for The Cape Cod Beer Company’s 10th anniversary, which they are celebrating by crafting a new American Pale Ale for all to try! Also, you can’t miss Christmas in July! Cape Cod Beer is joining Sons of Liberty Spirits Co. and Pizza Barbone to host this special event that includes food, cocktails, whiskey tasting, and the chance to take home one bottle of Christmas in July! Tickets go on sale July 17th, and can be purchased at the Cape Cod Brewery! Don’t miss you chance to try the best brews of the Cape!
And don’t forget about the …
Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory
You’ve been enjoying their crisp flavors all year ‘round, so why not indulge in a factory tour this summer? The factory runs free tours Monday through Friday at its Hyannis location. Interested in where your snacks are made? Stop in for a visit – perfect for a rainy day activity.
Summer on the Cape is truly the season to play in the surf, enjoy bonfires on the beach, and eat the best seafood New England has to offer. Whether you’re a full-time resident, vacationer, or visitor on a day trip, the Cape is sure to offer you more than you can possibly experience, so plan your days well!