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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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Memorial Day Weekend is the official kick-off to summer here on the Cape, and Falmouth is no exception. With 68 miles of coastline, Falmouth is the destination for those who love the sea. There is no shortage of fun activities for the whole family!

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Get the full cape cod experience on the 10.7 mile long Shining Sea Bikeway. Whether you cycle or saunter, you will be immersed in quintessential Cape Cod vistas as the path ambles around ocean side coves, through salt marshes and even through a working cranberry bog.

 

 

 

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If exploration is your calling, you’ll love the fact that with four local ferry services to choose from, spending the day on Martha’s Vineyard has never been easier! Enjoy a day of sight seeing and shopping before returning to Falmouth for a remarkable dinner.

 

 

 

 

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Whether you’re in the mood for the freshest of seafood from a true seafood shack or a white linen experience, Falmouth’s dining destinations will satisfy the most discerning of palates. Whether you dine outside on iconic Main Street, or at one of Wood’s Hole’s incredible water front spots, you will not leave hungry.

 

 

 

 

Experience the rich history of the area at the many museums like Woods Hole Historical Museum, Falmouth Museums on the Green, or Highfield Hall and Gardens. Of course, no trip to Falmouth would be complete without a family photo in front of the Nobska Lighthouse!

Memorial Day is the perfect time of year to celebrate the winter’s end and what better place to do that than Falmouth, Cape Cod?
FHBOne of the things we love most about Falmouth is that it’s a peninsula which means we can enjoy the most beautiful beaches on both sides of town. Falmouth Heights Beach is very popular in the summer months; warm waters and soft sand attract tourists and townspeople alike. Despite how desirous it is, there is plenty of room for beach goers to play games or lounge in the sand since it’s such a long arc of coast.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite at the beach you can simply walk across the street to the British Beer Company to get some lunch. You can dine in and enjoy the ocean view, or grab some sandwiches to go and dine alfresco. As the sun is about to set, we suggest heading to the upstairs deck at Casino Wharf to grab a cocktail. The ocean views are completely unobstructed and unparalleled.

Metered parking is offered along the street (Grand Ave.) and daily parking is $10/day when you stay locally at a B&B. The beach offers bathrooms, concession, and showers. Walk along the beautiful jetties and enjoy the calm waves of the Nantucket Sound at one of Falmouth’s most beautiful open ocean oases.

 

April and May in Falmouth are the official kick off to our warm weather season. Join us for a long weekend as we celebrate spring with something for everyone.

Arrive in time for Spohr Gardens’ annual Daffodil Days event and you won’t be disappointed. This incredible six-acre garden sits on Oyster Pond and while open year round, the last two Saturdays in April promise thousands upon thousands of daffodils! Daffodil Days has been a tradition at the gardens since 2004, and in the years since, the town has banded together to plant daffodils all over Falmouth. Come for a long weekend and embark on a daffodil tour.

Spohr Gardens is walkable (or kayak/canoe-able) from the B&B’s in Falmouth, and admission is free while donations are appreciated.

From voting on your favorite May basket, to retail sales and dining specials, Falmouth Village Blooming (May 1st – 10th) can’t be missed. The first weekend will include a kids spring hat weekend, and an estate walk on the 3rd at Highfield Hall. There’s a lot going on May 5th; celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Anejo’s (the best Mexican food in town) who will be closing the street next to their restaurant and serving $5 burritos and margaritas with music to match. There’s also a May garden basket design workshop with Anna Holmes on the 5th from 6-8pm. On May 8th, The Locket Project sponsored by View Photography will exhibit “Calling All Heros”, a series of photos depicting special relationships between young boys and the men in their lives. There will be a beautiful story time on May 9th at Eight Cousins Book Store. Come enjoy a reading of Guess How Much I Love You and take photos with Little Nut Brown Hare.

Falmouth Village Blooming will go out with a bang on May 10th with the most incredible garden tour. The Falmouth B&B Association will open their gardens for tours and mini-workshops. Visit Captain’s Manor Inn to learn how cattle troughs are quickly becoming the next big trend in gardening. Saunter over to Palmer House Inn to learn to plant successful container gardens (refreshments provided). Bring the kids to Woods Hole Passage to participate in a child centered garden project and be sure to stop by Woods Hole Inn and Bailey’s by the Sea to enjoy tea and cookies on the porch.

However you like to celebrate spring, Falmouth has you covered!

Wine and seafood at the Quarterdeck

Wine and seafood at the Quarterdeck

The first thing that we noticed as the smiling hostess showed us to our seats – the place was hopping. What is the secret? How do they stay busy year round? The answer is simple: good food, reasonable prices, cheerful employees. It is a hang-out for locals but visitors like it too. The food is traditional New England style cooking. I would say that the specialty is seafood but they have a nice variety of steaks, burgers, chops and chicken, as well as several meatless offerings.

The Quarterdeck is on Main Street in Falmouth Village. We were cozy and comfortable by the wood burning fireplace on this chilly afternoon. We ordered a classic  BLT on toasted Portuguese bread and the Cape Cod Seafood Pot. For a seafood lover, this is the perfect choice. Although it is in the appetizer section of the menu it can be a great meal. It is made by putting a lobster claw, muscles, clams, oysters, lemon wedges, shrimp and Portuguese sausage into a mesh bag. It is boiled in a seafood broth until the shellfish open. Then served in a bowl with the broth, drawn butter and toasted Portuguese bread. It’s like having a mini clam bake.

Some of the other traditional New England offerings  on the menu include: Fish & Chips, Fried Clams, Sweet Atlantic Sea Scallops, Day Boat Schrod and Lobster, boiled or baked stuffed.

The Quarterdeck was opened in 1967. Much of the interior had been salvaged from MacDougall’s Boatyard in Falmouth Harbor. Some of the wood dates back to the 1600?s. Joe Downs, a local artist, built the interior to look like the below the deck of an old sailing ship. He also created the stain glass in the dining room. The stain glass windows that are located over the bar were once the front windows from a church in Maine. There are conflicting stories about whether the church was destroyed by fire or a hurricane but there they stand now being enjoyed by many a diner.

Quarterdeck Restaurant
164 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
(508) 548-9900
www.qdfalmouth.com

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Our wonderful quintessential village has just welcomed a new breakfast and lunch restaurant.  The Pickle Jar Restaurant is located where the previous Luareen’s was located.  The owners are two couples from Falmouth, Elisabeth & Kevin Lay and Benjamin & Cassandra Gallant. They share a keen interest in pickles and combining sweet, salty, and savory flavors for customers to enjoy.

The Lays and Gallants have previous experience as executive chefs at other Cape restaurants such as Bleu,and  The Belfry Inn.  In addition to wonderful wholesome breakfast and lunch options they will feature wonderful pastries, cookies, and other baked goods from  “Butterqueen Cakes” of East Falmouth which is another business of Elisabeth’s.

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Pickel Jar Restaurant Black Board