Summer Guide Cape Cod

Summer Guide Cape Cod 2020

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www.summerguidecapecod.com 108 organizing the wildly popular "Sand Sculpture Trail" photo contest. Prizes will be awarded in 3 categories: most creative photo, sand sculpture selfies, and best location. To get your hands on a Sand Sculpture Trail Map, drop in to the Yar- mouth Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center located at 424 Main Street, Route 28 in West Yarmouth; or visit www.yarmouthcapecod.com to download a digital version of the map and photo contest rules. On the last Saturday of the month, June 27th, the oldest town on Cape Cod, Sandwich, celebrates its namesake with "SandwichFest." For the event, the town closes down Water Street and local restaurants compete for the coveted "Best Sandwich in Sandwich" award. Interested participants sample each entrant's sandwich and can register at sandwichchamber. com/sandwichfest to cast their votes. In addi- tion to food, free admission to the event en- ables folks to explore over 100 juried arts and crafts exhibits, participate in the "Book Olym- pics," and view the Dog Costume Parade and competition. Visit www.sandwichchamber.com or call 508-681-0918 to learn more. Visitors beaming with patriotism are encour- aged to stop by Chatham for "the ultimate Fourth of July weekend," said Beth Patkoske, senior marketing and communications man- ager for the Chatham Bars Inn. The weekend starts with a bang on July 2 at Veterans Field, when the town will shoot off fireworks for the first time in 45 years. July 3 is the start of the Chatham Concert Series, where residents and vacationers kick back on the lawn off of Main Street and listen to live music. Patkoske rec- ommends getting there early to grab a spot: "Some people go and put their chairs and quilts out the night before!" Then, on July 4 is the grand finale with the "Fourth of July Parade," one of the oldest parades in the country. Bring- ing in over 20,000 people each year, the parade features a string of floats down Main Street; this year's theme honors the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote. "Providing quintessential family-friendly events keeps everyone connect- ed and creates an atmosphere of classic fun," said Gary Thulander, managing director of Cha- tham Bars Inn. If you'd like to know more visit www.chathaminfo.com or call 508-945-5199. In Hyannis, the largest of the seven vil- lages in the town of Barnstable, guests get a taste of Christmas in July. Inspired by the local love of the annual Spectacle of Trees event held in December, Hyannis will have its first-ever "Spectacle in July" event. The town will have multiple three to four-foot-tall live trees placed in planters; and local businesses will decorate them to show off "what Cape Cod means to them." The trees will be displayed on Main Street during the Fourth of July parade, and ultimately auctioned off to visitors and locals. All proceeds raised from auction ticket sales will go to local nonprofits. "People look forward to these trees," said Aimee Guthinger, event & marketing manager of the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce. "We want people to take these trees home and have a reminder of Cape Cod with them." For more information about the event, visit spectacleoftrees.com or call 508-775-7778. On Friday August 7, Mashpee hopes vaca- tioners will bring big appetites to "La Tavola, the Italian Feast Under the Stars," at the Mashpee Commons. Starting at 5:30 p.m., visi- tors will get a taste of Italy via a five-course din- ner, beverages, live music by Italian tenor Aaron Caruso, and raffles. "La Tavola has become a world-renowned tradition that features the best La Tavola Chatham Fourth of July Parade Photo courtesy of Mashpee Chamber

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