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Summer is a busy time on Cape Cod, and there are many events and festivals held celebrating the local culture of the area. These are some of June’s highlights on Cape Cod.
June 1st- June 7th
Ready for some good eating? Wellfleet restaurant week is a celebration of the diverse selection of restaurants that call Wellfleet home. Featuring prix fixe menus and weekly specials there is sure to be a selection that will satisfy every eater.
June 1st thru June 7th, 2016
June 10th-August 13th
See the baseball’s future stars today in the relaxed and intimate settings of Cape Cod’s baseball fields. The Cape Cod Baseball League is the country’s premier amateur baseball league. Current MLB stars such as Chris Sale, Josh Donaldson, Kris Bryant, Buster Posey, Jackie Bradley Jr along with many others, all took starring turns in the Cape Cod Baseball League. Did you know that this is the Cape Cod Baseball League’s 121st season! The games are held throughout the Cape meaning there is always a field nearby regardless of where you are on Cape Cod. Extremely family friendly and admission is free.
|Brewster Whitecaps||Stony Brook Elementary |
School 384 Underpass Rd., Brewster,MA 02631
|Cotuit Kettleers||Lowell Park |
10 Lowell Avenue, Cotuit, MA
|Hyannis Harbor Hawks||Pope John Paul II High School |
195 High School Road, Hyannis, MA 02601
|Bourne Braves||Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School |
220 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532
|Chatham Anglers||Veteran’s Field |
750 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633
|Falmouth Commodores||Fuller Field |
780 Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540
|Harwich Mariners||Harwich High School: |
105 Oak Street, Harwich MA 02645
|Orleans Firebirds||Eldredge Park: |
84 Rt. 28, Orleans, MA 02653
|Wareham Gatemen||Wareham Middle School: |
55 Viking Drive, Wareham, MA 02571
|Y-D Red Sox||Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School |
180 Station Ave, Yarmouth MA 02664
Saturday, June 11th
One of Cape Cod’s largest and longest running car shows set in the bucolic gardens of Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich. There is something about looking at classic cars in shaded grass fields that is so appealing. Check out the cars and take a tour of the museum. A great family event. Admission: Adults $18, Children $8.
10:00-2:00 Sunday, June 11th, 2016
Sandwich Heritage Museums & Gardens
67 Grove St, Sandwich, MA 02563
June 15th- June 19th
The 18th Annual Provincetown International Film is a nationally known independent film festival hosted on the Outer Cape every spring, featuring five days of domestic and international feature films, short films, and documentaries while highlighting the area’s unique history and culture. Showing locations are the Provincetown Town Hall, Waters Edge Cinema in Provincetown, The Art House in Provincetown, The Wellfleet Drive-In and Wellfleet Preservation Hall. Ticket prices vary.
June 15th thru June 19th, 2016
Provincetown & Wellfleet
Saturday, June 18th
Over 35+ antique dealers participate in this outdoor antique show organized by the Orleans Historical Society. Gate admission is $5, children and parking are free. Take this opportunity to peruse antiques while brushing up on your local Orleans history and lore.
Rain or Shine.
Nauset Middle School Lawn
9:00-3:30 Saturday, June 18th, 2016
70 MA-28, Orleans, MA 02653
10:00AM – 5:00PM
June 18th & 19th
The Eastham Hands on the Arts Festival a great fathers day weekend family activity. The festival is free and features live entertainment, hands-on activities for children, and local artists & artisans selling their work.
10:00AM – 5:00PM, June 18th & 19th, 2016
Eastham Windmill Green
2515 State Hwy 6, Eastham, MA 02642
7:00AM – 3:00PM
The 21st Annual Hyannis Father’s Day Car Show is held on Main Street in downtown Hyannis on Sunday, June 19th. The auto show is a very popular father’s day activity. After all, what goes better together than fathers, classic cars, good company, and a small town vibe. Around 400 cars line Main St, and attendance is estimated to be 60,000!
7:00- 3:00 June 21st
Main Street Hyannis, MA, 02601
June 23rd – 26th
The Provincetown Portuguese Festival is one of the highlights of June. It is one of Cape Cod’s most vibrant festivals. A resplendent splash of color and energy, the Portuguese Festival celebrates Provincetown’s Portuguese and maritime roots, culminating in the annual Blessing of the Fleet. During the festival, Commercial Street ripples with the festive greens and reds of the Portuguese flag. Traditional Portuguese dancers perform on Sunday. The Blessing of the Fleet is on Sunday with a procession starting at St. Peter the Apostle Church at noon arriving at MacMillan Pier at 1:00 for the blessing.
Provincetown Center & Harbor
June 26th – June 29th
Other Events of Interest
Saturday, June 4th, 2016
NHRS, 100 Cable Rd
Eastham, MA, 02642
Sunday, June 5th, 2016
Provincetown Center, MA 02657
Sunday, June 5th, 2016
Plymouth, MA, 02630
Saturday, June 25th, 2016
Downtown Harwich, MA, 02645
Saturday, June 25th, 2016
Main St, Sandwich, MA 02563
Old images of Provincetown are fascinating as much of it’s landscape and landmarks remain intact today but their context was often far different and gives us windows into the daily lives of our ancestors. In many of them the old Town House dominates the town from Pilgrim Heights where the monument now stands. The Town House was the Provincetown town hall until it burnt down in 1877. The railroad wharf was where MacMillan wharf now stands and was constructed in 1873. On a personal note I love that people are fishing in bowler hats!
When we think about Cape Cod in relation to fishing we inevitably think of cod, haddock, striped bass, oysters, steamers and lobsters. For a long time mackerel was also one of the area’s primary catches. Mackerel is a migratory fish that arrives in the Cape’s waters in the summer months. It is a very fatty and oily fish, unlike a whitefish like cod. Cod was a major catch because it could be salted and dried which made it easy to transport. The same process could not be used for mackerel so the fishery took longer to develop than the whitefish industry. For mackerel in order to preserve it and bring it to market the mackerel was salted as soon as it was caught and immediately put in barrels. There the mackerel would sit in its own brine and pickle Yummm. Find out about how salt was made on Cape Cod before the railroad.
This is the Wellfleet Rail Road Station as it appeared at the turn of the century (circa 1900). In 1870 the Old Colony Railroad reached Wellfleet. There were two railroad stations in town. The South Wellfleet Station was located where the South Wellfleet General Store and the South Wellfleet Post Office is now. The Wellfleet Railroad Station was located where Mac’s Shack and the Harmon Gallery are now at the intersection of Commercial Street and Railroad Ave. The remains of the railroad trestle and causeway where it crossed the Duck Creek portion of Wellfleet Harbor can be seen immediately behind the Harmon Gallery.