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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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3 Falmouth Village venues have teamed up to create one great series of evening events on Mondays this summer. Monday, July 7th through August 18th.

  1. The first location is “Falmouth Museums on the Green“. They will be open late from 5:00 to 7:00 pm – a perfect time to step out for a little historic town culture. The Falmouth Historic Society is the overseer of the Museums. The society was established in 1900 and its mission is to preserve and present the town’s history and share that history with the public. The museum buildings  are located across from the Falmouth Village Green at 55-65 Palmer Avenue.The buildings on the Museums’ campus include two historic homes, the Conant House that was built in 1730 and the (Dr. Joseph) Wicks House that was built in 1790. The Wicks House is a hansom example of Federalist Period architecture. There are also lovely colonial style flower gardens and a kitchen herb garden.  The third building on the campus is the Visitor Center or the rustic Hallett Barn and the adjacent Cultural Center. The barn has a charming gift shop and it is where tours begin. Tour guides will be present to direct visitors around the to the buildings. The two major exhibits this summer are “Victorian Life in Falmouth” and “Expressions in Stitches – Then and Now”. Admission is free.
  2. The second Summer Monday evening event will be “Hyannis Sound” at the First Congregational Church at 68 Palmer Avenue. The shows begin at 7:00 pm.”Hyannis Sound” consists of ten young men with the voices of angels who sing popular music, a cappella. As one might imagine the music is filled with the youthful energy and the harmony is wonderful. Their choice of music spans the decades. “Hyannis Sound” is a semi-professional singing group the men come from around the United States and convene each summer on Cape Cod. Their signature preppy look, of pastel shirts and ties with khakis, is created with the help of “Vineyard Vines” a local clothing store. Tickets are sold at the door and are $5.00 for children and $12.00 for adults.
  3. The third, and arguably the tastiest Summer event, is at Saint Barnabas Church’s “Lobster on the Lawn”. The brown bag dinner begins at 5:00 pm. The meal consists of a lobster roll, chips and your choice of beverage.   For desert, a slice of pie. The price is $15.00 and there is also an appropriately priced child’s meal.  The proceeds go to their food pantry to feed the homeless.

Falmouth Cape Cod Jazz performances Greg Abate Jass Quartet will play at Historic Highfield Hall this October, Sunday October 21st at 4 pm.

What a great way to usher in the cool fall weather with a drive up to this gorgeous restored mansion, and an afternoon of warm jazz to soothe your soul.

Tickets recommended, register online at Highfield Hall ($25) or ask your friendly innkeeper to help you coordinate this!

Music is a great part of a relaxing Cape Cod getaway!

Highfield Hall is located at 56 Highfield Drive in Falmouth, Mass.  Totally restored with community funds, this historic mansion is a wonderful center for arts and events on Cape Cod.