Cultural in Cape Cod

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 an awe-inspiring fireball ceremony afte…
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…
Cultural in Oak Bluffs

Grand Illumination Night

It's all about lights. If you're lucky enough to be in Oak Bluffs on the third Wednesday in August, you'll see the Campground cottages adorned with colorful Chinese and Japanese lanterns; a sing-along and a concert …
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.
LGBT in Provincetown

Provincetown Carnival

Mardi Gras, drag queens, flowery floats: this is the ultimate LGBT+ party event in this LGBT+ party town, attracting some 90,000 revelers over the entire third week of August.
Christmas in Nantucket Town

Christmas Stroll

A much-loved winter warmer, held over a weekend in early December. Carolers, Santas, markets and more flood Nantucket's cobbled streets for a blast of holiday cheer.
Film in Nantucket Town

Nantucket Film Festival

Celebrities flood the island each June for the Nantucket Film Festival, which focuses on the art of screenwriting.
Fireworks in Falmouth

Independence Day Celebration

The Cape's largest fireworks display explodes over Falmouth Harbor on the 4th of July.
Fireworks in Nantucket Town

Independence Day Celebration

At high noon on July 4, island firefighters duke it out in a massive water fight – the hook and ladder trucks versus the fire pumpers. You will get wet. Fireworks are staged at night; the best place to view them is …
Cultural in Nantucket Town

Daffodil Festival

The island goes yellow in the last weekend of April with three million blooms, plus art shows, tours and exhibitions. A highlight is the antique car parade that makes its way to 'Sconset for a tailgate picnic.