Famouth Village, MA Celebrates Each Season with Festivals and Events
Falmouth Village, MA – From the Queens Buyway at North Main Street and down Falmouth Village’s Main Street to Depot Avenue, businesses in Falmouth Village celebrate the spirit of Cape Cod with membership in the Falmouth Village Association. Throughout the year, a number of family-friendly events are held to commemorate the seasons and help travelers enjoy a great reason to visit the Upper Cape.
O’Falmouth Village St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, March 14-17, 2014: While the saying is that everyone’s got a wee bit of Irish in them on St. Patrick’s Day, nowhere is it truer than Falmouth Village, MA. More than a bit of blarney will be found here as O’Falmouth Village rolls out the green carpet from the Queens Buyway to the other end of Main Street. Home to Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, one of New England’s top ten Irish restaurants (according to the Boston Globe) where live Irish music will be in store throughout the weekend, businesses up and down Main Street will join in the fun and extend the St. Paddy’s Day celebration. Throughout the weekend of March 14-17th visitors can join in the four-clover fun with St. Patrick’s Day sales, window decorations, special Irish menus, Irish music and dancing. It’s all topped off on March 17th with beers and bands at Liam Maguire’s and a Hat & Costume Parade down Main Street’s sidewalks. Book a stay with one of the Falmouth B&Bs and you’ll be treated to an authentic Irish breakfast, cooking demonstrations featuring Irish recipes, Irish coffee, and surprise treats. This is the winter weekend to visit Falmouth Village, MA. Who knows, you may even find a lucky four-leaf clover on the Falmouth Village Green and win a lifetime of luck!
Easter Egg Hunt in the Park, Saturday, April 19, noon: Families gather in Margaret E. Noonan Park for pictures with the Easter Bunny, then all children nine and under are invited to head over to the Library Lawn for a good ol’ fashioned Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn at 1:00pm. From there, visit stores and businesses along Main Street that will hand out Easter eggs and goodies until 2:00pm!
Falmouth Village Blooming: A Garden Festival, May 1 – 11, 2014: Look forward to two weeks of activities geared toward ushering in garden season in Falmouth Village. It all starts with the annual May Basket competition, where businesses complete for the blue ribbon award for the prettiest May basket. This year we’ll add a People’s Choice Award too, and a May Pole festival at Highland Hall. There’ll be garden themed sales, garden club demonstrations, a B&B Garden Tour including a fairy garden and workshops in container garden creation and landscaping. It’s all capped off with the annual Falmouth Beautification Plant Sale, plus demonstrations from the Falmouth Garden Club, tours of the historic gardens and a kid’s potting workshop at Museums on the Green. Add to that Flower Power Happy Hours at local restaurants with flower and herb-inspired dishes and drinks, plus, plenty of gardening workshops, not to mention gardens throughout the village in bloom, and this is the time to make your spring fling to Falmouth Village. In-between we’ll celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a street party outside Anejo Mexican Bistro!
Arts Alive Town Dance & Festival, June 20-22, 2014: Sponsored by Arts Alive, this music-filled weekend starts with a town dance on the Falmouth Library Lawn in the center of Yarmouth Village. The dance kicks off three days of free arts festival events with 60+ performers of music, dance, theater, spoken word, and films under three large tents on the Library Lawn and a special tent for arts activities for the young. Exhibits and Cape Cod artists and craftspeople offering their works for sale, will be held on Shore St. Extension. Food and drink available.
July 4th Bike & Carriage Parade, July 4, 2014: Participants gather at 10:00am for a good ol’ fashioned bike parade down Main Street to the Mullen Hall School. Kids dress in creative Uncle Sam costumes. Prizes awarded. With bikes, carts and strollers decked out in red, white and blue, this parade will surely spark the patriotic spirit in all.
Falmouth Village Professional Arts & Crafts Street Festival, Wednesday, July 9, 2014: Held each year on the second Wednesday in July, Falmouth Village Association brings in 200+ crafters and artists who set up shop along Main Street in Falmouth Village. It’s Christmas in July, when crafters from throughout New England gather in Falmouth Village for a shopping spree like no other.
JazzFest Falmouth, September 27-October 7 & Jazz Stroll, October 3: Jazzfest Falmouth offers ten days of non-stop music and a celebration of the true American art forms of jazz and blues put on by ArtsFalmouth. Be sure to time your Falmouth Village visit with the annual Jazz Stroll on October 3, sponsored in part by the Falmouth Village Association, when live jazz can be heard free of charge along Queen’s Byway and Main Street. An assortment of groups ranging from classic swing to avant-garde jazz will be sure to captivate both jazz aficionados along with casual listeners in a schedule of free performances scheduled in businesses up and down Falmouth Village’s Main Street. The 2014 line-up features both local favorites and award winning up-and-coming ensembles. Performance times are staggered in order to provide the audience an opportunity to hear a variety of jazz styles throughout the night. Click here for the full schedule. Jazz lovers will want to reserve this weekend for their fall getaway as many businesses celebrate with parties for all alongside free entertainment. There are ticketed jazz concerts and jazz brunches throughout town on Sunday too. Get the full schedule here and get “jazzed” in Falmouth Village.
Village of Scarecrows & the new “Scared Crow” Scavenger Hunt, October 15 – November 1: Some towns display pumpkins and others make people out of them, but Falmouth Village is famous for its striking collection of scarecrows displayed throughout October and November. Be sure to visit Falmouth Village to take in the creative scarecrows fashioned by retailers, restaurants and businesses along Falmouth Village’s Main Street and Queens Buyway, welcoming customers to their businesses. From “Gumby-themed” to scary and pretty, you’ll be amazed at the inventive and unique scarecrow decorating abilities among Falmouth Village Association members and the pride they take in their scarecrows too! Be sure to vote for your favorite one in the People’s Choice Award on Falmouth Village’s Facebook page.
To add to the fun, be sure to participate in the “scared crow” scavenger hunt too! The Falmouth Village Scarecrows are so effective, they’ve scared the crows into businesses up and down Main Street and the Queens Buyway. Be sure to pick up a registration sheet from businesses throughout Falmouth Village, then look for the scared crows inside participating stores. There are at least 20 of them! Find all the scared crows and your name will be entered into a drawing for prizes from participating businesses. It’s easy, fun and free! Best of all, it’s a great way to tour the Village of Scarecrows. No purchase required.
17th Annual Main Street Trick or Treat Stroll, Saturday, October 25: Kids gather at the Village Green at 1:00pm for a holiday parade and costume contest, then kids can stroll down Main Street collecting treats (not tricks) from Falmouth Village shop keepers. Note: The parade is weather dependent; trick or treating will occur rain or shine.
Halloween Harvest Fare, Saturday, November 1: Trick or treating for kids may be over, but Falmouth Village wants to extend the treats for one more day, adult-style! From 2:00-5:00pm, businesses, restaurants and B&Bs throughout Falmouth Village will feature harvest fare tastings in a tour designed to highlight fall menus and holiday offerings. Visit shops serving tasty treats and holiday gifts and fashions, spas offering harvest-themed treatments, and restaurants highlighting their winter menus. It’s a tasty way to get a jump on the holly-daze in Falmouth Village and the perfect excuse for a girlfriend’s getaway. Take advantage of lodging packages offered by Falmouth Village B&Bs too.
Falmouth Holidays by the Sea Weekend & Holiday Stroll, December 5-7, 2014: Here’s the perfect way to kick off the holidays in Falmouth Village. Begin the festive weekend by singing carols at Nobska Lighthouse as the winter’s sun sets over Vineyard Sound. Greet Santa as he arrives by boat in Falmouth Harbor. Join in the caroling at the lighting of the Village Green, then enjoy the hospitality of Falmouth restaurants on Main Street before and after the lighting. On Saturday, December 6, finish off your holiday shopping early by shopping local in Falmouth Village’s unique stores. Join in the Falmouth Village Association’s Holiday Stroll and shop down Main Street, past the beautifully lit Village Green and through Queens Buyway. Stores stay open late as you enjoy holiday festivities, refreshments, trolley rides and caroling and get a head start on your holiday shopping! On Sunday at noon, take in the biggest small-town Christmas parade in all of Southeast New England featuring theme-decorated floats, clowns, animals, marching bands and Santa Claus. This marks the 51st year for this longstanding holiday parade sponsored by the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce.
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