August is prime time for Cape Cod’s most popular special events!  Here is some information about the August events on Cape Cod!

Summer brings us sandcastle contests at the beach, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra’s fabulous Pops By The Sea Boston Popsperformance, the famous Carnival Week in Provincetown, and a gala “Hookers Ball” under a big white tent.

And that’s just the beginning of all the fantastic things to do on Cape Cod in August!

“Hookers Ball”

When: August 6, 2016

Where: Under the Tent at Chatham VFW, 150 George Ryder Road, Chatham

Tickets:  $200, More Info available at  Cape Cod Fishermen

The name of this event got your attention, didn’t it?

hookers ballHookers Ball is the annual summer gala of the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance. Held under a big white tent on the grounds of the Chatham VFW, this event supports the local fishing community and features the most fabulous seafood Cape Cod has to offer, all supplied by local fishermen.

The evening’s festivities include live and silent auctions, great music, dancing, and lots of fun. Come on out and support Cape Cod’s fleet and coastal community!  Note: This is an adults-only (21+) event. ID required.

Provincetown Jazz Festival

When: August 11 & 15, 2016

Where: The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown and Cotuit Center for the in Cotuit

Tickets: $30 For more infovisit Provincetown Jazz Festival

This year’s lineup features such notable jazz names as Billy Stritch, Scott Avidon, Evan Christopher, and Nicki jazz festivalParrot … plus the accompaniments of Ron Ormsby on bass, Fred Boyle on piano and Bart Weisman on drums.
FYI: Tickets to this popular August event sell out quickly.

Provincetown Carnival Week

When: August 13 – 19, 2016

Where: Multiple venues and events around Provincetown

Admission: Varies by event, More Info is available at Carnival Week

carnivl weekThis year’s Carnival theme is “Back to the ’80s”.
Events during this wild and famous week in P’town include Carnival’s Original Costume Party and the big Carnival Parade, plus boat cruises, dance parties, pool parties and a vendor fair.

TIP: This is a huge event in Provincetown, and accommodations sell out early. If you’re planning to be here for the festivities, book your lodging now!

Stony Brook Gristmill’s Cornbread Festival

When: August 27, 2016

Where: Stony Brook Gristmill, 830 Stony Brook Road, Brewster

Admission: Free

Visit Stony Brook Gristmill for the annual Cornbread Festival featuring samples of home baked cornbread toppedcorn bread with raspberry butter – delicious! Stock up on fresh, stone-ground organic corn meal for your winter cooking. Explore the museum upstairs and enjoy the scenic footpaths beside Stony Brook.  Family friendly, fun, and admission is free.

There are so many things happening in August on Cape Cod.  We hope that you will join us to enjoy some of the fun!



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