June means that the summer season in Cape Cod is well underway. Warmer weather and increased crowds allow for the summer events to run in full swing. Here are some of the most popular June events on Cape Cod and in nearby towns.
Antique Auto Show at Heritage Museums and Gardens – June 10th 10 am to 2 pm
Celebrating its 51st annual show, the Antique Auto Show at the Heritage Museums and Gardens is a fun, family-friendly event. With antique and custom cars on display, there is sure to be something to spark every car lover’s interest.
At the show, you will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite car and even grab a bite to eat from the café. This year will feature Woodie wagons, which played an important part in Cape Cod’s history.
Tickets can be purchased at the Heritage Museum’s website and are $22 for adults and $12 for those 17 and younger. Members admission is free.
Provincetown Film Festival – June 14th – June 18th
The Provincetown Film Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary with over 80 films, panel discussions, and dedicated events. While you won’t find the next Marvel hit at the festival, you can be sure to find a unique sampling of independent films.
This years festival features 2 Special Screenings of Provincetown based documentaries “I Am A Town” by P’town resident Mischa Ritchter and “In the Whale”, one of the best fish stories ever told by Michael Packard.
The festival lasts five days. You have the option of either purchasing an all-access pass or tickets to individual events on the festival’s website.
Nantucket Book Festival – June 15th – June 18th
Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the Nantucket Book Festival is one of the premier book festivals in the State of Massachusetts. The festival offers you the opportunity to meet and engage with some of your favorite authors.
Some of the more exciting attendees this year includes Jodi Piccoult, Sebastian Junger and Emma Straub. Author Tracy Kidder will join Dr. Jim O’Connell in discussing their book and Jim’s mission to bring healing to the homeless in Boston.
Hyannis Father’s Day Car Show – June 18th 8:30 am to 2 pm
The Hyannis Father’s Day Car Show is located on Main Street in Hyannis and features over 350 cars. It has grown to become not only the largest car show in New England but also the largest non-sporting event on the Cape held on a single day.
This event is a great option for those on a budget as it is free to attend.
Taylor-Bray Farm Sheep Fest – June 17th 9am – 4pm
Ever wondered about all the work that goes into producing wool products? Here is your chance to see it first-hand!
You can watch sheep shearing and herding, along with wool dying, spinning, and weaving. It is also a wonderful opportunity to see the new lambs for the first time.
You can help support the farm at the festival by donating the requested $5 for parking or stocking up on some beach plum jelly. No dogs on the day of the festival please.
Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet – June 23rd – June 25th
In 1998 the Governor of Massachusetts proclaimed June as Portuguese heritage month. While the blessing of the fleet was a reoccurring event long before then, it recognizes the importance and popularity of the festival and tradition.
The blessing recognizes the Portuguese fisherman who risks their lives to fish in order to feed their community and family. The festival is a three-day celebration of Portuguese food, music, and dancing. Head over to the Macmillan Pier to join in on the fun.
June Events on Cape Cod
With a myriad of local activities to choose from, June Events on Cape Cod is sure to have something for everyone. From film and book festivals to dancing and fun, there’s fun just about every weekend.
If you’re planning on visiting the Cape for the weekend, try pairing one of these fun events with one of the other activities on the Cape or perhaps a relaxing beach day to cool off after a fun event. Regardless of what you choose to do, there are plenty of events on Cape Cod to explore!