Summer Guide Cape Cod

Summer Guide Cape Cod 2020

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Page 111 of 147 110 Artists Shanties, offers its annual "Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival." Located at Nauset Beach, the festival includes live music from "homegrown, raw and rootsy" performers, along with the sights and smells of the ocean. This year's festival is on Sep- tember 12, from noon to 6 p.m. "Around 3,000 people attend," said Noelle Pina, executive di- rector of the Orleans Chamber of Commerce. "You're right next to the beach; people go with their friends. They love it." Tickets can be pur- chased at From September 18th –September 20th, the town of Truro will be "crammed full of fun activities for everyone" at the 29th "Annual Truro Treasures Weekend". The weekend be- gins with kick-off events at the Highland House Museum on Friday September 18 at 3:30 p.m. Highlights of the 3-day event include A Silent Art Auction and Open House at Truro Center For The Arts at Castle Hill, 10 Meetinghouse Road, Truro, on Saturday September 19th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. On Sunday September 20, the day starts with the 5K Pamet River Run / Walk starting at Pamet Harbor Parking Lot at 9 a.m. followed by a Dog Show at the Truro Central School from 11 a.m.-Noon, a Classic and An- tique Car Show at the Truro Community Center on Library Lane from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., and a Grape Stomp and Music Festival from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. on the grounds of Truro Vineyards and South Hollow Spirits, 11 Shore Road, North Truro. Go to for a full schedule of activities. A late summer tradition for over 40 years continues in Harwich on the weekend of Sep- tember 19th and 20th. "The Harwich Cran- berry Arts and Music Festival" at the Com- munity Center Fields, 100 Oak Street, will offer a juried arts and crafts fair, food trucks, live music, and fireworks. The music festival on Sat- urday starts at 12:30 and will end at 8 p.m. just in time for the start of the fireworks. "In conjunction with the Harwich Cranberry Festival, the Chamber of Commerce is happy once again to light up the sky over Harwich," said Harwich Chamber of Commerce executive director Cyndi Williams. The craft fair opens both days at 9 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m.. Visit for additional information including the lineup of performing bands. All summer season, both Provincetown and Eastham are celebrating a big anniversary – 400 years since the Mayflower arrived in Massa- chusetts, and the Native Americans and Pilgrims experienced the first encounter. To celebrate, Provincetown is teaming up with both Boston and Plymouth to offer guests a robust schedule of events, including the "Opening Ceremony of the Plymouth 400 Commemoration", which entails his- torical content, musical headliners, interpretive readings, choreographed movement, original productions, and visual narratives. For info visit In Eastham, the Eastham 400 Committee will be sponsoring a free daily "Sunset Series, plus Sunday campfires" on First Encounter Beach from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Guests are also encouraged to take part in the entertainment too, including storytelling, songs, dance, skits, demonstrations, and readings cel- ebrating Eastham's history. For information visit For more information about the "Mayflower 400 Commemoration" events being held in Provinc- etown and Eastham see page 87. Just because you headed to Cape Cod for summer fun doesn't mean you have to spend every day at our beautiful beaches. No mat- ter which town is your destination, there are exciting offerings everywhere. From food to fireworks, from history to art to Massachusetts heritage, Cape Cod has a lot to offer.• Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival Eastham Beach Campfire Photo by Robin Rowe

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