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August 2022 Events on Cape Cod

Josie Cataldo | 7/28/2022

August on Cape Cod is when the excitement really picks up! With so many fun events to choose from, your vacation is guaranteed to be a great time for everyone involved!

Annual Woods Hole Film Festival

Show your support for Cape Cod's creative minds by attending the Woods Hole Film Festival happening at Waterfront Park from August 1st - August 6th! Recognized as the oldest festival on Cape Cod, the Woods Hole Film Festival celebrates the impressive work of independent New England filmmakers.

RAD Comvert Series RideAway Adventures

Live music, food trucks, kayaking, and paddle boarding...what more could you want? Happening 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. on August 3rd, 10th, and 24th, celebrate summer and the outdoors with RideAway Adventures at Lawrence Pond in Sandwich!

Annual Summer Fair

Attend Orleans' Annual Summer Fair August 3rd from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for everything from freshly bakes goods to handcrafted jewelry. You can even enter the super raffle that features gift cards to local shops and restaurants! Even better, a portion of the money raised will go toward supporting local mission agencies.

Provincetown Carnival

Celebrate the vibrant and beautifully free LGBTQ+ community at Provincetown's annual carnival! This year, carnival will be taking place from August 13th - August 20th, and the beloved parade's theme is Monsters, Myths, and Legends. Time to get those costumes ready!

Falmouth Road Race

What better way to explore the beautiful town of Falmouth than on foot? Each year, the Falmouth Road Race draws in hundreds of individuals from all athletic backgrounds with its 7-mile scenic course. Race along the water and breathe in the sweet, salty air as it wafts in from the sea.

Plymouth Waterfront Festival

Back for another year, the Plymouth Waterfront Festival is taking place August 27th from 10:00 - 6:00 p.m.. Whether you choose to attend the annual duck race, relax and listen to live music, or explore the annual arts and crafts show, this waterfront festival will be a highlight of your Cape Cod vacation!

La Tavola Italian Feast Under the Stars

La Tavola is an evening of Italian food, drink, and music. Scheduled to take place from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26th, this enchanting event is one you won't want to miss. Steeple Street in front of the Mashpee Library becomes unrecognizable once it's transformed into a magical model of Little Italy.

Dennis Festival Days

Celebrate the conclusion of another sensational summer on Cape Cod with an end of summer Beach party with the Dennis Chamber of Commerce! Happening Sunday August 20th on West Dennis Beach, there will be a beach fire, fireworks display, and live music.

68th Dennis Union Church

Find and bid on tons of awesome treasures at the 68th Annual Dennis Union Church Auction and Bazaar! Happening August 13th from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the corner of 6A and Old Bass River Road.

Bands for Badges

Bands for Badges 3rd annual concert will be taking place on August 13th at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds. This family-friendly event will be filled to the brim with fun: live music from multiple bands, delicious food, face painting, a bounce-house, and so much more! 100% of the profits raised from this event will go directly into the Bands for Badges bank account at Cape Cod Five, set up for our First Responders and Military families.

Old Home Week 5k

The Old Home Week 5k and youth race will be happening August 11th, and runners and walkers of all ages are welcome!

Haunts and Habitats Walking Tour

Discover the meaningful history behind the antique homes that line Brewster's historic Main Street with an hour long guided walking tour. Learn about the shipmasters and other individuals who lived there before paying a visit to some significant graves in the Ancient Burial Ground.

Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod's 39th Quilt Show

The 39th annual quilt show is back for another year to display the over 200 beautiful quilts made by Bayberry guild members. Alongside these beautiful creations will be a handcrafted boutique with quilts for sale, numerous lectures and demonstrations, and a raffle to benefit local scholarships.

Annual Antique Car Parade

Enjoy a blast from the past by attending the annual Antique Car Parade in Dennis! Starting at West Dennis beach and winding all the way around to the Cape Playhouse, there are plenty of chances to catch these cool cars drive by!

12th Annual David's Old Silver Swim

With August comes the hottest days of summer, and what better what to cool off than by attending the 12th Annual David's Old Silver Swim?! This family-fun event that takes place along the beautiful shoreline of Old Silver Beach raises awareness for Compassionate Care ALS in honor of David Garber, and others living with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).