To Do: Yarmouth Summer Celebration Kick-Off

yarmouth-summer-celebration-headerNow that it is officially summer, the town of Yarmouth is ready to celebrate Cape Cod’s busiest season in style. It’s the 5th Annual Yarmouth Summer Celebration Kick-Off, a fabulous week packed full of events for the whole family to enjoy from June 27th to July 3rd. So, get ready for a busy week full of fun things to do throughout the town of Yarmouth. Take a nature walk on Gray’s Beach. Enjoy an art class on Parkers River Beach. Fish the Bass River under a full moon. Those are only three of more than a dozen wonderful activities on tap in Yarmouth. We’ve listed some of the top events below.

Yarmouth Summer Celebration Kick-Off Highlights

Cape Cod BBQ at Bass River Beach 

beach bbqThe celebration week begins on Saturday June 27th with a fantastic summer beach party BBQ at Bass River Beach on Nantucket Sound in South Yarmouth. There will be local raw bar, Captain Parker’s New England Clam Chowder, hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, Cape Cod Potato Chips, ice cream, wine, beer, soft drinks, a cash bar, and marshmallows for toasting on the beach. As night falls there will be a beach bonfire and musical entertainment. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for those under 12 years of age. You can purchase advance tickets online or during the event at the gate.

To add to the fun, the CASL: Cape Adult Sports League is holding a Cornhole Tournament during the BBQ, so get ready to dust off your bean bag tossing chops to compete for the win.

Sand Sculpture Contest

sand castleOne of the best and most popular features of the Yarmouth Summer Celebration is the incredible sand sculptures that pop up all over town. There is already a very cheerful sun/moon sand sculpture (pictured here) at the Route 6A Yarmouth Visitor Center. The larger exhibition sculptures will be created and on display at Bass River Beach and Chamber of Commerce office. The professional sand sculptor Greg Grady of Hampton Beach, NH has returned to Yarmouth with his talented team to build 43 sand sculptures this year. Awards are given to the best exhibits. To explore all the breathtaking sand sculptures, check this handy map the town of Yarmouth has put together.

Gray’s Beach Nature Walks

nature walksExplore the beauty of Yarmouth’s bay side with local naturalist Connie Boyce. She will be leading a walk for nature lovers of all ages at Bass Hole, also known as Gray’s Beach, off the Old King’s Highway. The nature walks take place from 9:30 to 11 AM on Saturday June 27th, Monday June 29th, Wednesday July 1, and Friday, July 3.

After exploring Yarmouth, you’ll fall in love with this charming Cape Cod town. Want to make Yarmouth your home? We have incredible exclusive listings in the area at a variety of price points, including a magnificent waterfront home with a deep water dock and sweeping ocean views in South Yarmouth located at 190 Blue Rock Road.

This four bedroom home is an ideal location for creating wonderful summer memories. Begin the day with a kayak or paddle board ride to the conservation land across the river to walk and explore. Then pack up your boat for a 25 minute ride to Boaters Beach at the mouth of the river on Nantucket Sound, or take the family tubing and water skiing upriver at Follins Pond. Relax in the afternoon on your 40 foot deck and watch the boats return during sunset. Then spend the evening on your patio enjoying a cocktail by the outdoor fireplace overlooking the lush grounds and Bass River. The home has been renovated within the last couple years, making the maintenance a breeze. This home’s ideal riverfront location allows a family to enjoy many boating and water activities with easy access to great beaches, or a short trip to the Islands.

For more information on this property, contact listing agent Cindy Houlihan at 508.523.8829.

Check the Yarmouth Summer Celebration’s online schedule, Facebook page, and Twitter account for more details.

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