Summer Guide Cape Cod

Summer Guide Cape Cod 2020

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Page 110 of 147 109 of Mashpee in the summertime," said Mary Lou Palumbo, executive director of the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce. "And, Steeple Street, outside the beautiful Mashpee Public Library, is transformed into little Italy for an evening of song, dance, and lots of fun." La Tavola tick- ets can be purchased at 508-477-0792 or visit Since 1973 the town of Falmouth has taken great pride in hosting the "New Balance Falmouth Road Race." Each year the 7-mile ocean-side course draws a field of runners from around the world. Fans lining the streets cheer on a field consisting of recreational and elite runners, including Olympians. The race this year takes place on Sunday August 16 and will kick off at 8:40 a.m. with the start of the wheelchair division. Visit for additional information. Towards the end of August, the town of Dennis will hold its annual "Festival Days," a celebration that has been happening since 1958. On the night of August 22, visitors are invited to throw a blanket down on West Den- nis Beach in front of a bonfire to toast marsh- mallows and watch fireworks shoot above Nantucket Sound. Then, throughout the day on August 23, guests can check out the antique car parade, where old vehicles wind throughout the town. At the end, attendees can chow down on a burger, chips and soda, and wander through the local stores for some summer shopping. "It's a feel-good thing for the town of Dennis," said Lois Andre, executive director of the Dennis Chamber of Commerce. "People always call in to ask when Festival Days will happen." If you'd like to know more about what's happening call 508- 398-3568. or visit Music lovers can wander into Wellfleet on August 29 for the 6th annual "PorchFest," tak- ing place right in the Town Center. The event showcases a wide variety of musicians perform- ing acoustic music on the porches and proper- ties along the roads of Wellfleet's historical dis- trict. Homes in the district range from mid-19th century revival and Georgian to late Victorian architectural styles. From 1:30 to 5 p.m., this year's repertoire includes classical Celtic, blue- grass, rock, and jazz music. "PorchFest" was founded by local musicians as a free music fes- tival, following in the footsteps of the original "PorchFest," which was founded in New York in 2007. "The festival is proudly unplugged," said Andrea Pluhar, musician and co-organizer of "PorchFest." "Come expecting to hear great music made au naturel." For additional information visit or call 508-349-2510. While Bourne is ready to welcome vaca- tioners all season long, the town is proud to invite visitors to the annual "Cape Cod Canal Day" on Sept. 12, free of admission. Located at Buzzards Bay Park on Main Street, Buzzards Bay, the festival promises a day-long celebra- tion of the Cape Cod Canal region, including the 5K Canal Day Road Race, local food trucks, craft beer and wine, arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment, and plenty of children's events. Visitors can even test their skills at the Cape Cod Canal Cup Cornhole Tournament. People don't have to worry about parking either – it's free, said Marie Oliva, President and CEO of the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce. Or, "better yet, take a train to the festival by the Cape Cod Central Railroad!" To find out more about Canal Day call 508-759-6000 or visit As summer begins to wind down, Orleans Photo by Kevin Thomas Wellfleet PorchFest Cape Cod Canal Day Photo courtesy of Cape Cod Canal Chamber

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