Whenever the weather gets hot and students are on summer break we know it’s officially July. We kicked off the month with the coming and going of Independence day, but the July mid-summer events are far from over. Have your July Calendars ready, and read on to see the fun happenings from Cape Cod to Boston!
25th New Bedford Folk Festival |New Bedford | July 9th-10th
The festival features a lineup of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional, blues, and Celtic folk music along with craft vendors and a Food Court and Beer Garden. It takes place at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase St., and throughout the 11 blocks of historic downtown New Bedford and the Whaling National Historical Park.
18th Annual Provincetown Jazz Festival, Featuring Danie Vannatter and Cape Cod Jazz Quintet | Provincetown | July 11th
At the Cultural Center of Cape Cod on Monday, July 11, at 7:30pm. Come enjoy an evening featuring renowned singer Dane Vannatter accompanied by the Cape Cod Jazz Quintet. Dane Vannatter resides in Ohio and is the recipient of two BackStage Bistro Awards and The Boston Globe says Dane has “a style that blends facets of cabaret and jazz with intelligence and care, and a distinctive style that leaves an imprint on whatever music he sings. His voice has a floating quality that gets in your head and won’t leave….his music is a swinging, soaring adventure!
Garden Tours to Benefit Brewster Garden Club| Brewster | July 12th-13th
The mission of the Club shall be to collaborate with other community organizations to:
- Stimulate the love for, and knowledge of, gardening
- Promote the protection of natural resources, including plants and wildlife, and foster respect for the ecology of our environment
- Beautify the roadsides and other public places in Brewster.
Summer Movie Night: the Goonies| Mashpee | July 14th
Movie Summary: Old-fashioned yarn about a band of adventurous kids who take on the might of a property developing company which plans to destroy their home to build a country club. When the children discover an old pirate map in the attic, they follow it into an underground cavern in search of lost treasure but come up against plenty of dangerous obstacles along the way.
Beach Debris Art | Hyannis | July 15th
Come to the museum for this fun family workshop, where you’ll make a piece of art to display in the museum out of trash from local beaches. We’ll provide the trash, but consider doing a beach clean-up before the event and bringing your own! Jesse Mechling, Director of Education at the Center for Coastal Studies, will lead the fun, and talk to us about the hazards of beach debris.
Historical Walking Tour: Main Street| Cotuit | July 16th
See 34 historic homes and places along Main Street Cotuit, on tours led by local historian Tom Burgess. The tours start at Lowell Park and proceed to Main Street heading north for about 1/4 mile on the east side. We then return south on the west side of Main Street, continuing until we turn onto Putnam Avenue and follow it back, ending at our cars at Lowell Park. Tours last approximately 2 hours.
Meeting Place: Meet at Lowell Park, 10 Lowell Ave., Cotuit
Mattapoisett Harbor days | Mattapoisett | July 16th & 17
The two-day festival will feature entertainment, craft booths, an auction, raffles, food, and so much more.
Barnstable County Fair | Falmouth | July 18th-24th
The annual Barnstable County Fair’s attractions include animal shows, monster trucks, carnival rides, demolition derby, petting zoos, horticulture displays, games, live music, arts & crafts, and lots of food and vendors. It’s a full week of fun for the whole family!
Kevin Hart: Reality Check | Boston | July 28th
The Reality Check Tour begins this July and will bring the comedic icon to over 40 arenas across North America, including a stop at TD Garden in Boston on July 28.
The Boston Naturals | Wellfleet | July 30th
There are cover bands, and then there’s The Boston Naturals. The buzz around town starts in early spring when fans begin thinking about their summer plans; “When and where are The Boston Naturals playing?”. Having been a Cape Cod staple every summer for the past 2 decades, they can also be seen playing in Boston and throughout New England.