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Some Fun Events in Harwich, MA & Beyond

Dinners, Music, Crafts, July 4th, Hydrangeas & Baseball

Most people understand that Cape Cod is a destination for vacation. The busiest time of year is generally during schools’ Summer break, late June through the 3rd week of August. The peak season is generally also packed with festivals and other events. And remember, the Spring & Fall are a beautiful time of year to visit with less traffic, free beach parking, no waiting at restaurants and reduced rates for accommodations.

We live here, and one of us was born and raised here, so feel free to give us a call if you have questions about the good time of year to visit based on the things you enjoy doing.

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Food Related Events

We are slightly obsessed with food, especially locally grown/caught/raised food and our guests tend to enjoy eating. So, we offer the below culinary events as an option for a special evening.


Food-related events presented by the Wequassett Resort in Harwich:

  • Soiree on the BayMonday nights in July & August on the Grande Lawn overlooking Pleasant Bay. Sumptuous seafood dinner with cocktails & live entertainment. Reservations required.
  • Celebrate Cape Cod – Tuesday June 18th, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. A celebration of summer and the region’s splendid food & beverage delicacies. Offered poolside with live entertainment. Reservations required.
  • Cape Cod Jazz Festival – see Music section below

Other related events:

  • Summer Guest Chef Series – Wednesday evenings from June 26 through August 28th, 2019, at the Chatham Bars Inn. A different guest chef on each date presents a farm-to-table dinner featuring locally grown items. Champagne toast begins at 5:30. Reservations required; seating is limited.
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Wellfleet Oyster Festival

Cost: FREE

October 19 & 20, 2019, all day, rain or shine

The town of Wellfleet is famous for oysters and celebrates the local shell fishing tradition every year with the OysterFest. The lively two-day event is full of food & drinks, art, live music, fun & oyster shucking.

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Live Music

Enjoying an evening of music with the locals & visitors of the area is a wonderful, and sometimes free, way to finish your day.

  • Cape Cod Jazz Festival – Tuesdays & Wednesdays evenings June 26 – August, 2019 in Harwich. A variety of well-known musicians perform at the Wequassett Resort overlooking Pleasant Bay. Seating is free to the public on a first-come first-serve basis for those who do not make a dinner reservation. A special dinner & show option is also available.
  • Harwich Port Main Street Stroll – Wednesday evenings in July & August from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A free family event that includes a variety of live music each evening with local businesses & restaurants.
  • Cranfest in the Courtyard – Thursdays at 6:30 beginning July 11, 2019 & running for 7 weeks. Acoustic concerts in the outdoor courtyard of the Harwich Cultural Center. There is an admission fee.
  • Chatham 40 Piece Band – Friday nights, June 28 thru August at 8 p.m. in Chatham at Kate Gould Park. Enjoy a family fun & FREE Friday night town band concert. Bring your blankets or chairs and dancing feet.
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Independence Day Events

Cost: FREE

Fourth of July celebrations are a rich Cape Cod tradition. The festivities include small town parades and wonderful fireworks. Below are some of the area’s popular spots to enjoy the celebrations.

  • Harwich – Fireworks at the Wequassett Resort – We can give you tips about viewing the display when you are our guests.
  • Orleans – Parade, July 4, 2019 at 10 a.m., Fireworks, July 6, 2019 at dusk at Rock Harbor (rain date July 7rd)
  • Provincetown Parade, July 4th, 11 a.m., Fireworks, July 4th, at dusk
  • Hyannis – A day of events culminating in Fireworks
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Cape League Baseball

Cost: FREE

Season opens Monday, June 10, 2019 and runs through the first week of August. There are 10 town baseball teams, one being the Harwich Mariners, who comprise the famous Cape League teams. Enjoy an evening with the community watching a free game at any of the 10 town team locations. Check game schedule for locations & times.

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Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival

Cost: $5

Friday, July 12, through Sunday, July 21, 2019

A ten-day annual Hydrangea flower celebration with daily private garden tours, each supporting a local nonprofit. Workshops, lectures, pruning classes, and promotions at participating garden centers are also offered.

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Harwich Cranberry Arts & Music Festival

Cost: FREE

September 15 & 16, 2019

Formerly known as the Harwich Cranberry Festival, the two-day event is a celebration of the area’s Cranberry harvest. Held right down the street from our location, the fun festival includes 150 wonderful vendors selling handcrafted items, great music & tasty food/drink at a number of different food trucks. Entry & parking are free.

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Craft Fairs

Cost: FREE

Saturdays & Sundays July 13 & 14, August 10 & 11, September 14 & 15, 2019

A fun way to shop and buy local while supporting artists & crafters. The Fair offers visitors a variety of shopping choices from pottery or jewelry to wood carving, wind chimes and many more unique and beautiful items.

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