Cultural in Mashpee

Mashpee Wampanoag Powwow

Over the July 4th weekend, the Wampanoag sponsor the Mashpee Wampanoag Powwow, a big three-day event that includes Native American dancing, drumming, games, food and art, plus a very cool fireball ceremony after the…
Food & Drink in Wellfleet

Wellfleet OysterFest

During the Wellfleet OysterFest, held on a weekend in mid-October, the entire town center becomes a food fair, with a beer garden, an oyster-shucking contest and, of course, belly-busters of the blessed bivalves. It…
Music in Hyannis

Pops by the Sea

This concert on the village green on the second Sunday in August features the Boston Pops Orchestra and a celebrity guest conductor. It's the Cape’s single largest cultural event. Tickets on the lawn are $20.
LGBT in Provincetown

Provincetown Carnival

Mardi Gras, drag queens, flowery floats: this is the ultimate gay party event in this gay party town, attracting some 90,000 revelers over the entire third week of August.
Fireworks in Falmouth

Independence Day Celebration

The Cape's largest fireworks display explodes over Falmouth Harbor on the 4th of July.
LGBT in Provincetown

Women's Week

A weeklong celebration of women, sponsored by the Women Innkeepers of Provincetown (, with events and entertainment from big-name performers and comics in LGBT culture.
Fair in Falmouth

Barnstable County Fair

This week-long, old-fashioned agricultural fair has farm animals, carnival rides and the usual washed-up bands. Kids and nostalgia freaks will love it.
Fireworks in Provincetown

Independence Day Celebration

P-town's weekend of gay 'circuit' dance parties and, of course, a July 4 parade and fireworks over Provincetown Harbor (view from any bayside beach).
Cultural in Provincetown

Provincetown Portuguese Festival

A celebration of the town's Portuguese heritage. Includes the blessing of the fishing fleet and lots of home-cooked food.
Fireworks in Hyannis

Independence Day Celebration

The Fourth of July sees a parade down Main St and a big fireworks bash over Hyannis Harbor.