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Falmouth’s Fourth of July festivities are unlike any other. The day will begin with a recitation of the Declaration of Independence outside the bookstore, and end with what Travel and Leisure Magazine named one of the top ten fireworks displays in the country. From start to finish, July 4th is one of the best days to be in Falmouth.

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Embrace your patriotic side and don your flag themed garments at the bike and carriage parade which begins at 10am at the village green. In addition to outfits, participants are invited to deck out their bike, wagon, scooter, or carriage in red white and blue and follow Uncle Sam down Main Street. The parade culminates at Peg Noonan Park where awards are given to parade participants. Main Street has plenty of al fresco dining so you can also opt to watch the parade from the comfort of a cocktail.

When dusk falls, the Falmouth skyline will explode with color in a truly impressive fireworks display. More than 50,000 people will travel to Falmouth to watch the show, which originates from Falmouth Heights Beach but can be seen throughout the town. The Fourth of July is a day to celebrate and honor our country and what better place than Massachusetts – the place where it all began.

 
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Falmouth’s Fourth of July festivities are unlike any other. The day will begin with a recitation of the Declaration of Independence outside the bookstore, and end with what Travel and Leisure Magazine named one of the top ten fireworks displays in the country. From start to finish, July 4th is one of the best days to be in Falmouth.

festive bikes in Woods Hole

Embrace your patriotic side and don your flag themed garments at the bike and carriage parade which begins at 10am at the village green. In addition to outfits, participants are invited to deck out their bike, wagon, scooter, or carriage in red white and blue and follow Uncle Sam down Main Street. The parade culminates at Peg Noonan Park where awards are given to parade participants. Main Street has plenty of al fresco dining so you can also opt to watch the parade from the comfort of a cocktail.

When dusk falls, the Falmouth skyline will explode with color in a truly impressive fireworks display. More than 50,000 people will travel to Falmouth to watch the show, which originates from Falmouth Heights Beach but can be seen throughout the town. The Fourth of July is a day to celebrate and honor our country and what better place than Massachusetts – the place where it all began.

 
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Falmouth’s Fourth of July festivities are unlike any other. The day will begin with a recitation of the Declaration of Independence outside the bookstore, and end with what Travel and Leisure Magazine named one of the top ten fireworks displays in the country. From start to finish, July 4th is one of the best days to be in Falmouth.

festive bikes in Woods Hole

Embrace your patriotic side and don your flag themed garments at the bike and carriage parade which begins at 10am at the village green. In addition to outfits, participants are invited to deck out their bike, wagon, scooter, or carriage in red white and blue and follow Uncle Sam down Main Street. The parade culminates at Peg Noonan Park where awards are given to parade participants. Main Street has plenty of al fresco dining so you can also opt to watch the parade from the comfort of a cocktail.

When dusk falls, the Falmouth skyline will explode with color in a truly impressive fireworks display. More than 50,000 people will travel to Falmouth to watch the show, which originates from Falmouth Heights Beach but can be seen throughout the town. The Fourth of July is a day to celebrate and honor our country and what better place than Massachusetts – the place where it all began.

 
Street of Tents and Shoppers MarjiEnjoy a three-day culture fest this June in downtown Falmouth. Arts Alive is a vibrant (and free) event thatDSC_0019 includes sixty performances ranging from theatre and spoken word to dance and music. In addition to performances, fifty artisans and craftspeople will exhibit and sell their works across from the library lawn.

This year’s festival takes place Friday June 19 from 5pm-9pm, Saturday, June 20 from 10am-9pm and Sunday, June 21 from 11am-5pm. Friday night’s performances include a drum circle, jazz band and a town dance with music from the Bart Weisman Group. Saturday will be an all day, all night affair and include a rock fest in the performance tent, Amy Larkin and Friends in the music tent, the Woods Hole Theatre Company in the library tent and much more. Sunday will conclude with Falmouth Fiddlers, Vic Solo (Elvis) and Eric Treehouse. A full lineup of performances and artists can be found here.

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The festival will take place in beautiful downtown Falmouth – the perfect place to dine alfresco, visit unique boutiques and museums rich with Cape Cod history. Arts Alive is sponsored by Arts Falmouth, a non-profit membership organization that celebrates and promotes arts and culture in and around Falmouth.

 

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Spring is daffodil season on Cape Cod and Falmouth delivers an amazing show of these glorious blooms all over town. But the most delicious display of daffodils happens each April in Spohr Gardens, a wonderful six acre site on the edge of a lovely pond and within walking distance from one of the Falmouth B&B’s, the Woods Hole Passage.

The fun of this visit begins before you even arrive at the gardens, as locals have planted much of Woods Hole Road with daffodils that pop against the brown leaves of winter with their bright citron green stems and hot yellow flowers.

Taking a left on Oyster Pond Road leads you to Fells Road, a distinctly residential neighborhood where you can smell the salt air off the nearby beach.  Nestled against the pond at the dead end of the road you will find Spohr Gardens, decorated with old mill stones that lead you down a path lined with masses of many varieties of daffodil that run to the waters edge.  If you are lucky, you will see the swans that nest here this time of year, or one of the large hawks (red tail, osprey) will soar overhead.

The pond is lined with large stones, and there is a small dock that invites you to sit and admire the view for a while.  Along the pond’s edge are the Spohr’s collection of large iron ship’s debris — anchors, kleats and much more all painted shiny black which look elegant when juxtaposed with the bright yellow daffodils.

Guests at the Woods Hole Passage walk out the front door and right on Ransom Road which dead ends for cars but has a walking trail connecting to Fells Road right where the garden begins, about five minutes stroll from the inn.  Others can drive and there is ample parking on Fells Road.

For the adventurous, bring or rent a canoe/kayak and experience the Cape Cod daffodils from the water.  Vacation is about exploring, finding yourself in new places, and these spring daffodils are an inspired place to start.

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artsArts Alive, a 3-day celebration of the arts in Falmouth and the Upper Cape will take place on Friday, June 20, 5 to 9pm; Saturday, June 21, 10am to 9pm; and Sunday, June 22, 11am to 5pm, under three large tents on the Falmouth Library lawn. Attendees will enjoy 60 performances of theater, spoken word, dance and music for all tastes – jazz, classical, folk, fiddle and show tunes.

Additionally, 50 artisans and crafts people will exhibit their works on Shore St. extention adjacent to the library lawn. And the best part is, it’s free.  There will be a town dance on Friday night and a rock fest Saturday night.  Enjoy this free weekend of entertainment and art education June 20-22 -rain or shine!

Arts Alive is sponsored by ArtsFalmouth, an organization established in 2005 to support and promote art events and artists in and around Falmouth