FALMOUTH, CAPE COD & NEARBY 2013 Calendar Dates
Spohr Gardens Daffodil Days – www.spohrgardens.org
April 20 & 27, 2013
Experience the sheer beauty of thousands of daffodils! Families are welcomed for face painting and children’s games. Guided tours will be available. 10 am - 2 pm
Falmouth Farmers’ Market
May 23 – October 10, 2013, Thursdays
Thanksgiving Market on Nov. 26
Holiday Market on Dec. 7
Every Thursday, local farmers, bakers, and culinary artisans sell fresh produce, cheese, wine, bread, coffee, chocolate, lobsters and other seafood products, plants, flowers and home baked goodies at Peg Noonan park in downtown Falmouth. 11am - 5 pm
Feasts of Falmouth and Beyond – www.falmouthvips.org
May 31, 2013
Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) annual food faire featuring the area’s best restaurants, chefs and caterers serving up their culinary specialties under a tent overlooking Falmouth’s Inner Harbor. Great food and great fun! 5 - 7 pm
Arts Alive Festival – www.artsfalmouth.org
June 21-23, 2013
Free fun for the entire family! Arts Alive is a three-day arts festival with events and activities for all members of the family. 60 performances of music, theater, dance take place under 3 large tents on the Falmouth Library Lawn. Exhibits and Cape Cod artists and craftspeople offering their works for sale, will be held on Shore St. Extension. Food and drink available. Activities for the young.
Strawberry Festival – www.stbarnabasfalmouth.org
June 22, 2013
Indulge in fabulous strawberry shortcake and lobster rolls, hot dogs or bbq chicken under the tent on St. Barnabas lawn, across the street from the historic Village Green. Arts and Crafts vendors, home baked goods sale, plant sale, face painting, dunk tank, small children’s games.
July 4 Bike & Carriage Parade - http://www.falmouthvillageassociation.org/
July 4, 2013
Children and families dress in creative Uncle Sam costumes. Beginning at 10 a.m. at the Village Green, they parade down Main Street to Margaret E. Noonan park, where prizes are awarded.
July 4 Fireworks - www.falmouthfireworks.com
July 4, 2013
Voted one of the 10 best fireworks displays in the country by Travel and Leisure Magazine, the fireworks are scheduled for dusk at Falmouth Heights Beach. Spectators are asked to bring a radio and set it to 92.7, WMVY, in order to hear the music that accompanies the show.
Professional Arts and Crafts Street Festival – www.falmouthvillageassociation.org
July 10, 2013
On the second Wednesday of July, over 200 artisans and arts and crafts vendors fill Main Street from the Village Green to Shore Street. Festival begins at 10 am
Barnstable County Fair – www.barnstablecountyfair.org
July 20-27, 2013
The Barnstable County Fair has been an annual tradition on Cape Cod for 169 years. The Fair is a place where families can spend the day together and share experiences that happen only at the Barnstable County Fair. There are animal shows, 4-H demonstrations, petting zoos, horticulture displays, rides, games, live music, arts & crafts, food and commercial vendors with various arts and crafts for sale.
22nd Annual Woods Hole Film Festival – www.woodsholefilmfestival.org
July 27 – August 3, 2013
The Woods Hole Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the best independent film from emerging filmmakers. Once again, over 8 days, the Festival will present over 100 films from around the world in the quaint village of Woods Hole. Filmmakers and patrons alike come to Woods Hole from around the world to see great films, meet interesting filmmakers and bask in the best of summertime on Cape Cod.
23rd Annual Falmouth Walk – www.falmouthwalk.org
August 10, 2013
The 22nd Annual Falmouth Walk will step off on Saturday, August 11 at 10 a.m. from Falmouth Town Hall Square. The distance is 3.2 miles. The walk benefits a number of Falmouth charities and is followed by a picnic and raffle.
New Balance Falmouth Road Race - www.falmouthroadrace.com
August 11, 2013, 41st running
More than 10,000 runners gather in Woods Hole, including many of the world’s elite runners, though the essence of the race remains a fun run. It starts in Woods Hole, and finishes at the beach in Falmouth Heights.
Falmouth Dream Cruise by the Sea Car Show Weekend - www.falmouthdreamcruise.com
September 28 - 29, 2013
The scenic seaside town of Falmouth on Cape Cod plays host to this two day event with multiple car shows scheduled. These events are designed for the enjoyment of your family and the glory of your car.
Barnstable County Harvest Festival – www.barnstablecountyfair.org/harvestfest
September 28 - 29, 2013
Fall on Cape Cod is a time for welcoming crisp weather, celebrating the harvest and planning for the holidays. The county fairgrounds in East Falmouth will transform into an autumn garden of festivities and family fun.
JazzFest Falmouth – www.jazzfestfalmouth.org
October 4 - 6, 2013
Jazzfest Falmouth is a weekend of non-stop music, a celebration of the true American art forms of jazz and blues. Jazz strolls on Main Street and Queens Buyway, ticketed jazz concert(s) and jazz brunches throughout town on Sunday.
Cape Cod Marathon Running Weekend – www.capecodmarathon.com
October 26 – 27, 2013 36th Running
Starting and ending in beautiful downtown Falmouth, Runners’ World called this race one of the ten “most scenic” marathons in America. A half marathon is run on Saturday and a marathon and relay are run on Sunday.
Holidays at Highfield – www.highfieldhall.org
Nov. 29 - Dec. 8, 2013
View the elegant rooms of Highfield Hall in all of their holiday finery decorated by local florists and designers. An international crèche collection will be on display, an exhibition of art works for sale and a holiday boutique. A family-fun event with musical performances and refreshments.
Falmouth Holidays by the Sea Weekend – falmouthchamber.com
December 6 - 8, 2013
The crisp snap of seasonal glitter starts with the Holidays by the Sea Weekend in Falmouth. Begin the festive weekend by singing carols at Nobska Lighthouse as the winter’s sun sets over Vineyard Sound. Greet Santa as he arrives by boat at beautiful Falmouth Harbor. Join in the caroling at the lighting of the Village Green, enjoy the hospitality of merchants as you stroll down decorated Main Street before and after the lighting. Get ready for the biggest small-town Christmas parade in all of Southeast New England. Many of our members produce fun, family-oriented, community events for the Holidays by the Sea Weekend, so be sure to check our online calendar of events and the Main Street kiosk for schedules and plan a family weekend to remember. Or, call us at 508-548-8500 for more information.
Holiday Stroll - www.falmouthvillageassociation.com
December 7, 2013
Main Street stores open until 8pm!
Stroll down Main Street, past the beautifully lit Village Green and through Queens Buyway. Enjoy holiday festivities, refreshments, trolley rides and caroling while you get a head start on your holiday shopping!
50th Annual Christmas Parade – www.falmouthchamber.com
December 8, 2013
Parade steps off at noontime at the Falmouth Mall, proceeds down Main Street towards the Village Green. Known as Southeastern Massachusetts’ largest holiday parade featuring theme-decorated floats, clowns, animals, marching bands and Santa Claus. 12 pm