Summer Events in and around Orleans, MA

Make this Cape Cod summer the best one yet for you and your family. There’s plenty to do nearby to relax and enjoy your vacation—or your staycation—throughout the rest of the season!

 

MUSIC

Nauset Beach Summer Concerts: Mondays through August 31st at 7:00pm

Someone’s Little Brother: Monday, August 8th at 8:00pm

Phoebe Legere: Thursday, August 28th at 8:30pm

 

PLAYS

A Year with Frog and Toad: Tuesdays & Wednesdays through August 31st at 10:00am {link}

Unexpected Joy: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through August 20th at 8:00pm; Sundays at 3:00pm

Hairspray The Broadway Musical: August 3rd through September 3rd, various days and times {link}

Speak What We Feel: Acting Shakespeare Retreat: Sunday, August 7th through Friday, August 12th at 4:00pm {link}

King Lear, Elements Theatre Company: Friday, August 12th through Sunday, August 14th & Friday, August 19th through Sunday, August 21st at 8:00pm {link}

Summer Starlight: Actress Harriet Sansom Harris: Sunday, August 7th at 6:00pm {link}

 

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

Pitter Patter Puppets: Thursdays through August 31st at 10:00am {link}

Pajama Storytime: Wednesdays through August 10th at 6:30pm

Crafting with Pool Noodles: Thursday, August 4th at 11:00am

Tanglewood Marionettes: Mondays & Tuesdays through August 30th at 10:00am {link}

Mark Binder, Storyteller: Tuesday, August 2nd at 2:00pm & 4:00pm

Mike the Bubble Man: Tuesday, August 2nd at 3:00pm & 5:00pm

 

ART

Robert Ryan Art: Daily through August 31st at 5:00pm

Frank Gardner and Marc Hanson Reception: Saturday, July 30th at 5:00pm {link}

20th Summer Celebration (Addison Art Gallery): Saturday, August 6th at 5:00pm {link}

After Hopper: Contemporary Inspiration: Saturday, August 20th at 5:00pm {link}

 

CAPE COD HISTORY

American Whaling in the Age of Sail: Wednesday, August 3rd at 7:00pm

The Evolution of the Cape Cod House: Tuesday, August 16th at 7:00pm

Cape Cod: An Environmental History of a Fragile Ecosystem: Wednesday, August 31st at 7:00pm

 

SCIENCE

4-H Coastal Explorer Van: Friday, August 5th at 10:00am

The Inflatable 44’ Humpback Whale: Various days through Thursday, August 25th at 9:45am {link}

Live Bee Hive Openings: Various days through Thursday, August 25th at 12:00pm

Mudflat Mania!: Through Monday, August 29th, various dates and times {link}

Tuesday Tweets, Birdwatching Walk & Talk: Tuesday, August 16th at 9:30am

Forage to Table with Rachel Goclawski: Thursday, August 18th at 1:00pm {link}

Caterpillar Lab: Wednesday, August 10th at 10:00am

 

COMMUNITY

Orleans Farmers’ Market: Saturdays from 8:00am to 12:00pm {link}

Found Our Park! Paint Out: Wednesday, August 3rd at 8:00am {link}

Found Our Park! Light on Truro Reception: Wednesday, August 3rd at 5:00pm {link}

Wish Upon A Star: Thursday, August 11th at 6:00 pm {link}

CCADA Premier Antique Show: Friday, August 12th at 5:00pm; Saturday, August 13th at 10:00am

Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Drive: Thursday, August 18th at 10:00am {link}