A 2023 Cape Cod Events Guide for Travelers

Cape Cod is entering 2023 poised to once again host a whirlwind of travelers, events, and the making of countless beautiful memories. Whether you’re joining the crowds coming out over summer vacation, or you’re around for one of the many intriguing and unique local festivals taking place this year, there promises to be a lot to do for visitors of all walks.

Summer Kick-Off Events

The summer season is Cape Cod’s most romantic time of year, and its kickoff is marked by events around the area. One of the most significant is the Figawi weekend, which will run from May 28th-30th and feature sailing races from Hyannis to Nantucket. Those in town during the month of May should also keep an eye out for updates on Cape Cod Maritime Days events, which feature local tours that celebrate the area’s rich relationship and history with the sea.

4th of July Weekend in the Cape

The central event of the summer season is 4th of July, which is a remarkably romantic holiday that lights up the Cape for at least a long weekend (and honestly a bit more) every summer. Check out our guide to last year’s festivities for insights on the 2023 events to look out for — including the Barnstable 4th of July Parade, and of course the cannot-miss Falmouth Fireworks.

2023 Concerts in Cape Cod

Cape Cod attracts some big name bands every year, and the 2023 calendar is already heating up. Keep an eye out for the Plymouth Philharmonic in nearby Plymouth on March 5th, & 25th, the Cape Symphony in Hyannis on May 13th & 14th, Three Dog Night in Hyannis on July 9th, and the world-famous Little River Band in Hyannis on July 22nd. Cape Cod Music keeps a running list of shows in the area with many lesser-known, and super awesome local acts included too.

This Year’s Festivals

Cape Cod is a unique destination, and so its list of annual festivals is well worth checking out for any curious traveler. This first notable festival coming this year will be the Nantucket Daffodil Festival, which will bring tons of color and blooms to viewers from April 27th-30th. We also recommend checking out the Provincetown Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet from June 22nd-25th, and the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival from July 7th-16th.

The Holiday Season in Cape Cod

After summer and fall have passed, the holiday season welcomes a quiet romance to the area of Cape Cod. For travelers, it can be an incredibly peaceful time of year to visit with its own set of charms, shopping, and local events with costumed elves, dancing, and musical performances. For more information, check out our most recent guide to spending the holiday season in Cape Cod.