FALMOUTH, CAPE COD & NEARBY 2014 Calendar Dates
Spohr Gardens Daffodil Days – www.spohrgardens.org
April 19 & 26, 2014
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 - www.falmouthfarmersmarket.org
May 23 – October 9, 2014, Thursdays
Thanksgiving Market on Nov. 25
Holiday Market on Dec. 6
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. 12 -6 pm
Feasts of Falmouth and Beyond – www.falmouthvips.org
May 30, 2014
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 20-22, 2014
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 21, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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 9, 2014
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 21-27, 2014
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.
23rd Annual Woods Hole Film Festival – www.woodsholefilmfestival.org
July 26 – August 2, 2014
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.
24th Annual Falmouth Walk – www.falmouthwalk.org
August 16, 2014
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 17, 2014, 42nd 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 27 - 28, 2014
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.
45th Annual Scallop Festival - www.scallopfest.org
September 19-20, 2014
Awarded The American Bus Association’s “Top 100 Events in North America” - 4 years in a row! Famous Scallop & Herb Roasted Chicken Dinners, Food Court – Beer & Wine, Chowder, Lobster Rolls, Raw Bar, Hotdogs, Burgers, Salads, Wraps, Fried Dough, Juried Arts & Craft Show, Fantastic Entertainment, Midway of Rides & Games. Now at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds.
JazzFest Falmouth – www.jazzfestfalmouth.org
September 26 - October 12, 2014
This is a celebration of the true American art forms of jazz and blues that includes a variety of concerts and a Friday evening free jazz stroll in the park and shops along Main Street, at the Falmouth Museums on the Green, and in the Queen’s Buyway. Check the website for schedule.
Cape Cod Marathon Running Weekend – www.capecodmarathon.com
October 25 – 26, 2014 37th 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. 7, 2014
Top decorators and designers showcase their talents in the elegant rooms of Highfield Hall. The event also features an extensive Gift Gallery, a tea Shoppe with home-made goodies, a wreath display and sale, and pop-up holiday how-to tables. Santa will be available by the elegant fireplaces on weekends. Special exhibits include Salley Mavor’s Pocketful of Posies Christmas tree and doll house display. Bill Hendel’s extensive international crèche collection will also be on view. The popular model train room is back this year, through Dec. 1.
Falmouth Holidays by the Sea Weekend – falmouthchamber.com
December 5 - 7, 2014
The crisp snap of seasonal glitter starts with the Holidays by the Sea weekend in Falmouth. Enjoy an English style tea and fashion show, and then begin the festive holidays 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. Run the Jingle Jog 5K along Vineyard Sound. Join in the caroling at the lighting of the Village Green. Enjoy the Main St. festivities of the Holiday Stroll and 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 in the Village - www.falmouthvillageassociation.com
December 6, 2014
Stroll down Main Street, past the beautifully lit Village Green and through Queens Buyway. Enjoy the trolley ride through the festively lit street to Santa’s Workshop. Visit with Santa and Parade Characters at the Buyway Shops. Enjoy holiday festivities, movie, music refreshments, and caroling while you get a head start on your holiday shopping! Extended shopping hours.
51st Annual Christmas Parade – www.falmouthchamber.com
December 7, 2014
Theme: “Christmas Magic”
Parade steps off at noontime at the Falmouth Mall and proceeds down Main Street to the Village Green. Known as Southeastern Massachusetts’ largest holiday parade featuring theme decorated floats, marching bands, live animals, costumed characters and Santa Claus!