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There is Always Something Exciting Going On in Our Hospitable Hometown!

Falmouth is a year-round Cape Cod community with an amazing variety of events, fairs, and festivals. And, ShoreWay Acres Inn is located in the midst of most of them! Be sure to see what's happening around town when you are planning your vacation or weekend getaway.

Whether your visit is in January through April for Romantic Getaways, School Vacation Weeks, or Dinner & Dancing Weekends; March for Falmouth - Irish Heritage Month; May for Cape Cod Maritime Days; June for the Falmouth Strawberry Festival or Falmouth, Cape Cod Arts Alive Weekend; July for the Falmouth Cape Cod Arts and Crafts Street Fair, Fourth of July Fireworks and Barnstable County Fair; August for the Falmouth Road Race or St. Patrick's Church Fair; September for the Falmouth Dream Cruise Classic Car Weekend or Falmouth Jazzfest Weekend; October for the Cape Cod Marathon or Bourne Farm Pumpkin Day; November for Cape Cod Scrapbooking or Quilting Weekends; December for Christmas by the Sea Weekend or Holidays at Highfield Hall, ShoreWay Acres Inn is either one of the event venues or is just an easy walk or three-minute drive to pretty much everything!

Check this page often for local events & festivals, plus attractive ShoreWay Acres packages that help make events easy and affordable to attend.

August 2015
07/24-08/01 24th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival - www.woodsholefilmfestival.org
  St. Patrick's Annual Fair & Flea Market
  Katharine Lee Bates Poetry Fest - Falmouth Museums on the Green
  44th Annual Antique Show and Sale - Falmouth Museums on the Green
Tuesdays Tuesday Art Market - Falmouth Town Hall Square
Wednesdays Movies Under the Stars - www.falmouthvillageassociation.com
Wednesdays Jamaican Grill Nights at Coonamessett Farms
Thursdays Falmouth Town Band Concerts at Marina Park overlooking Falmouth Harbor
Thursdays Falmouth Farmer's Market - Marina Park overlooking Falmouth Harbor
Fridays Fridays for Families at Falmouth Museums on the Green
Fridays Friday Night Concerts in the Park - Peg Noonan Park - www.falmouthvillageassociation.org
Aug 14-16 42nd Annual Falmouth Road Race - www.falmouthroadrace.com
September 2015
Thursdays Falmouth Farmers Market - Great local produce for your cookout on the lawn at ShoreWay Acres!
TBA                           Falmouth Dream Cruise Classic Car Weekend - Event Packages at ShoreWay Acres Inn www.falmouthdreamcruise.com    
TBA  6th Annual Cape Cod Music Fest - www.capecodmusicfest.org
09/18-09/20 46th Annual Bourne Scallop Festival - Cape Cod Fairgrounds, Falmouth, MA - Rated in the "Top 100 Events in North America" by American Bus Association. 10am to 10pm on Friday and Saturday, 10am to 6pm on Sunday.  www.bournescallopfest.com for full details.
09/26 4th Annual Cape Cod Brewfest - Barnstable County Harvest Festival - 75 breweries with over 250 styles of beer to sample.  3:30 - 7:00 pm. Featuring live music, food trucks and vendors. The Cape Cod Brew Fest is a 21+ event. www.capecodbrewfest.com
October 2015

10/02-10/04

Jazzfest Falmouth - Jazz musicians stroll along Main Street and the Queen's Buyway offering free entertainment. Ticketed jazz concerts and jazz brunches throughout town on Sunday. www.jazzfestfalmouth.org

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 Green Harvest Organic Farmer's Market and Artisan Fair.  Cape Cod Fairgrounds, Rte 151, East Falmouth. 12 noon - 3:00 PM   Locally grown produce, locally made products and gifts.

10/10 Bourne Farm Pumpkin Day - http://www.saltpond.info/event_pumpkinday.shtml
Pick your own pumpkins, hay rides, pony rides, facepainting, moonwalks, characters and arts and crafts. Kayaks and Paddle boats on the farm's beautiful pond. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Clam Chowder and other refreshments.  Free admission and parking. Ticket sales per activity. Held rain or shine! In case of inclement weather, certain activities may be postponed or cancelled, however the Pumpkin Patch and other activities will remain open!
10/09-10/12 Columbus Day Dinner & Dancing Weekend - ShoreWay Acres Inn
TBA Green Harvest Organic Farmer's Market and Artisan Fair.  Cape Cod Fairgrounds, Rte 151, East Falmouth. 12 noon - 3:00 PM   Locally grown produce, locally made products and gifts.
 TBA Falmouth Cranberry Week - www.falmouthcranberryharvestfestival.com
A celebration of the cranberry and its special place in Falmouth’s history. Activities and events will be held at local farms, businesses, museums and galleries throughout the week. Maps are available directing visitors
to harvesting sites.
Thursdays Falmouth Farmer's Market - Enjoy the harvests of our local fruit and vegetables. Falmouth Marina Park overlooking Falmouth Harbor. Scranton Avenue
late Oct-mid Nov Village of Scarecrows - Creative scarecrows fashioned by shops and businesses along Falmouth Village's Main Street
TBA Green Harvest Organic Farmer's Market and Artisan Fair.  Cape Cod Fairgrounds, Rte 151, East Falmouth. 12 noon - 3:00 PM   Locally grown produce, locally made products and gifts.
10/23-10/25 Cape Cod Marathon Runners Weekend - www.capecodmarathon.com  Held in historic Falmouth Village, Runners’ World has listed this race in the top ten “most scenic” marathons in America. A half marathon is run on Saturday and a marathon and relay are run on Sunday.
TBA Green Harvest Organic Farmer's Market and Artisan Fair.  Cape Cod Fairgrounds, Rte 151, East Falmouth. 12 noon - 3:00 PM   Locally grown produce, locally made products and gifts.
10/31 Main Street Trick or Treat Stroll - Gather at 1:00 pm for a holiday parade and costume contest. Kids can stroll down Main Street collecting treats from Falmouth Village shopkeepers.
November 2015
10/30- 11/01 Dedicated Quilting Weekend on Cape Cod - ShoreWay Acres is the venue for this semi-annual event held by quilters Pam Mulveyhill and Penny Barlett. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dedicated-Quilting-Weekend-Cape-Cod/   For more information, please email Pam or Penny at DQWCapeCod@gmail.com  
TBA Alternative Gift Market - St Barnabas Church Hall
TBA Green Harvest Organic Farmer's Market and Artisan Fair.  Cape Cod Fairgrounds, Rte 151, East Falmouth. 12 noon - 3:00 PM   Locally grown produce, locally made products and gifts.
TBA Coonamessett Farm Memorial Artisans' Fair and Flea Market. 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Locally handmade gifts and useful wares. All natural soaps and lotions, multiple wood cutting boards, hand knit socks and scarves, boxes and ornaments, felted animals, sea inspired clocks and decorations.  Jamaican lunch special. Coonamessett Farm, 277 Hatchville Rd, East Falmouth.
TBA Green Harvest Organic Farmer's Market and Artisan Fair.  Cape Cod Fairgrounds, Rte 151, East Falmouth. 12 noon - 3:00 PM   Locally grown produce, locally made products and gifts.
 11/11  Veteran's Day Ceremony - 11:00 am at Falmouth Public Library Lawn, Main Street
 TBA  Green Harvest Organic Farmer's Market and Artisan Fair.  Cape Cod Fairgrounds, Rte 151, East Falmouth. 12 noon - 3:00 PM   Locally grown produce, locally made products and gifts.
 TBA  Green Harvest Organic Farmer's Market and Artisan Fair.  Cape Cod Fairgrounds, Rte 151, East Falmouth. 12 noon - 3:00 PM   Locally grown produce, locally made products and gifts.
11/27 - 11/29

Holidays at Highfield - All new this year! Bigger and brighter than ever decorations, workshops and activities for adults and children. Cooking. Entertainment. Trains. Gift Gallery.  12 Noon - 7:00 PM www.highfieldhall.org 

11/27-  11-29

 International Creche Display. Highfield Hall and Gardens. 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm.  A display of over 60 miniature creches from the collection of Bill Hendel. This diverse and beautiful collection of nativity scenes from countries all around the globe includes works in a wide variety of media ranging from clay, porcelain, wax and fiber to metal and many different types of wood.

11/27- 11/29

 South Shore Hi-Railers Model Trains at Highfield Hall. 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm. The South Shore Hi-Railers Club will display their O gauge model trains featuring Lionel, MTH and K-Line freight and deisel trains. A favorite with young and old alike!

11/27- 11/29

 Christmastime on Cape Cod Getaway Value Packages at ShoreWay Acres Inn. Just $109 - $129.00. Please inquire.

December 2015
12/04-12/06 Christmastime on Cape Cod Getaway Value Packages at ShoreWay Acres Inn. Just $109 - $129.00. Please inquire.
12/01-12/06 Holidays at Highfield - Holidays at Highfield - All new this year! Bigger and brighter than ever decorations, workshops and activities for adults and children. Cooking. Entertainment. Trains. Gift Gallery.  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. www.highfieldhall.orgwww.highfieldhall.org
12/01- 12/06 International Creche Display. Highfield Hall and Gardens. 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm. A display of over 60 miniature creches from the collection of Bill Hendel. This diverse and beautiful collection of nativity scenes from countries all around the globe includes works in a wide variety of media ranging from clay, porcelain, wax and fiber to metal and many different types of wood.
 TBA Green Harvest Organic Farmer's Market and Artisan Fair. Cape Cod Fairgrounds, Rte 151, East Falmouth. 12 noon - 3:00 PM   Locally grown produce, locally made products and gifts. Indoor and Outdoor venues.
12/04-12/06 Falmouth Holidays by the Sea Weekend - The Spirit of Christmas fills our beautiful hometown. Lighting of the Village Green, Caroling at Nobska Lighthouse, Santa's arrival by boat, Holiday House Tours, Christmas Musicals and Performances, Gingerbread House Decorating and the largest Christmas Parade in Southern New England! For more information: www.falmouthchamber.org or 508-548-8500.
 12/04  Caroling at Nobska Lighthouse 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Nobska Road, Falmouth  Festive seasonal singalong followed by hot chocolate and cookies.
 12/05  Old Fashioned Christmas Fair - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm First Congregational Church, 68 Main Street  508-548-3700
 12/05

Seafaring Santa arrives by boat at Falmouth Harbor!  11:00 am at the harbor on Scranton Ave

12/05 24th Annual Decorate Your Own Gingerbread House - Children's Event at ShoreWay Acres Inn - Reservations a must!  Two seatings:  10:30 am and 1:00 pm. $11.95 per house. Free admission for children accommodated at the Inn during Holidays by the Sea Weekend.
12/05 2nd Annual Jingle Jog and Kids Elf Run.  12:30 pm start at Falmouth Marina Park, Falmouth Harbor, Scranton Ave
12/05 Main Street/Queens Buyway Holiday Stroll in Historic Falmouth Village - 5:00 - 8:00 pm  Refreshments, caroling and shopping in conjunction with the Lighting of the Green Ceremony at 7:00 pm
12/05 The Lighting of the Green - Falmouth Village Green 7:00 pm sharp! Please arrive early!
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Christmas Program TBA - 4:00 pm Highfield Theater, 58 Highfield Drive, Falmouth 508-548-0400

12/06 52nd Annual Falmouth Cape Cod Christmas Parade - Falmouth Village - around the corner from ShoreWay Acres! Steps off at 12 noon.
TBA Green Harvest Organic Farmer's Market and Artisan Fair. Cape Cod Fairgrounds, Rte 151, East Falmouth. 12 noon - 3:00 PM   Locally grown produce, locally made products and gifts. Indoor and Outdoor venues.

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Christmas Program TBA - 7:30 pm Highfield Theater, 58 Highfield Drive, Falmouth 508-548-0400

 12/11

Christmas in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. Stay at ShoreWay Acres in Falmouth for the weekend and receive complimentary round trip tickets on Saturday for the 40 minute ferry ride to Edgartown to enjoy a day of island holiday festivities. "Christmastime on Cape Cod" Package.
 12/11

Christmas Program TBA - 4:00 pm Highfield Theater, 58 Highfield Drive, Falmouth 508-548-0400

 12/12

Highfield Holiday Ball - Annual Gala with elegant hors d'oeuvres, dancing and caroling and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Highfield Hall & Gardens educational programs. 7:00 - 11:00 pm.  Purchase tickets on line at www.highfieldhall.org  or call 508-495-1878.

TBA Green Harvest Organic Farmer's Market and Crafts Fair. Barnstable County Fairgrounds, Rte 151, East Falmouth. 12 noon - 4 PM   Locally grown produce, locally made products and gifts.
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Christmas Program TBA - 4:00 pm Highfield Theater, 58 Highfield Drive, Falmouth 508-548-0400

 TBA Green Harvest Organic Farmer's Market and Crafts Fair. Barnstable County Fairgrounds, Rte 151, East Falmouth. 12 noon - 4 PM   Locally grown produce, locally made products and gifts.  Indoor & Outdoor venues.
12/31/15
01/03/16
New Year's Weekend Package at ShoreWay Acres. Two to Four Night Gala Packages. Please inquire for more details.
January 2016
TBA     Cape Cod Scrapbooking Weekends - ShoreWay Acres Inn
TBA Cape Cod Staycation Weekends - ShoreWay Acres Inn
February 2016
TBA Falmouth Village's Valentine's Day Chocolate Festival/ Look for special chocolate dishes and offers from restaurants, a chocolate tour, brown dot sales and much more. Valentines are invited to participate in the chocolate-covered scavenger hunt together, gathering chocolate treats along the way.
TBA Romantic Getaway Packages - Please inquire.
TBA School Vacation Week Events - Family Packages at ShoreWay Acres Inn
TBA Cape Cod Staycation Weekends - ShoreWay Acres Inn
March 2016
03/11 - 03/12

St. Patrick's Day Weekend - "O'Falmouth Village" activities celebrated all weekend long! Throughout the weekend, four-clover fun with St. Patrick's Day sales, window decorations, special Irish menus, Irish music and dancing. Please visit www.falmouthvillageassociation.org for event schedule. Walk to all festivities from ShoreWay Acres Inn.

03/11-03/13

Dedicated Quilting Weekend Retreat on Cape Cod - ShoreWay Acres is the venue for this semi-annual event held by quilters Pam Mulveyhill and Penny Barlett. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dedicated-Quilting-Weekend-Cape-Cod/   For more information, please email Pam or Penny at DQWCapeCod@gmail.com

 03/26 Falmouth Village Easter Egg Hunt - Children age nine and under are invited to the Falmouth Library Lawn for a good ol' fashioned Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn at 1:00 pm.  Then, visit stores and businesses along Main Street for Easter Eggs and goodies until 2:00 pm.
April 2016
TBA         Sphor Gardens Daffodil Days  10:00 am - 4:00 pm   Thousands of daffodils. Guided tours. Activities for children.
TBA School Vacation Week Events - Family Packages at ShoreWay Acres Inn
TBA Sphor Gardens Daffodil Days  10:00 am - 4:00 pm   Thousands of daffodils. Guided tours. Activities for children.
TBA Nantucket Daffodil Festival  - Annual Antique Car Parade (starting downtown at 10:30 AM- watch the cars & motorcycles drive in and show off their themed decorations) and Tailgate Picnic in 'Sconset (1-3 PM), the Children's Parade (10:30 AM- Children's Beach), Daffy Hat Parade (10:45 AM- Children's Beach), and the Daffy Dog Parade (12:30 PM- Main Street). 
TBA Sandwich 375 Daffodil Festival. Sandwich.....Cape Cod's oldest town, turns 375 years old in 2014. Celebration plans include the Daffodil Festival with a competitive flower show, local artists sale, plant sale, gardening talks, music, kids zone, food and a fishing competition.
May 2016
05/01-05/11 Blooming Falmouth Village: A Garden Festival - It all starts with the annual May Basket competition, where businesses compete for the prettiest May basket. There'll be garden themed sales, garden club demonstrations, and the annual Falmouth Beautification Plant Sale. Enjoy Flower Power Happy Hour at local restaurants. Walk to all events from ShoreWay Acres.

05/01- 05/31

Cape Cod Maritime Days ....a month-long celebration of Cape Cod's maritime history.  Cape-wide maritime-themed activities include guided kayak excursions, lighthouse and walking tours, nautical art exhibits. See why this annual event was designated as on the Top 100 Events in North American by the American Bus Association. www.capecodmaritimedays.com

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Traditional Music Stroll - Woods Hole Village - 12 noon-10 pm. Stroll the village enjoying traditional music ....Celtic, Appalachian, Bayou, Old Time and more. Enjoy traditional and trendy Cape Cod cuisine and cocktails at Woods Hole's unique, one-of-a-kind eateries. Then, dance the night away at the Community Hall on Vineyard Sound. www.artsfalmouth.org

05/27 - 05/29

Memorial Day Weekend - The official start of the summer season. Place your reservations at ShoreWay Acres Inn today! Our lawn games, swings and barbecue grills are awaiting your arrival!

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Feasts of Falmouth and Beyond - Annual Food Faire featuring the area's best restaurants, chefs and caterers serving up their culinary specialities under the tent at Falmouth's Inner Harbor. Sponsored by VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools). 5:00-7:00 pm at Falmouth Marine Park on Scranton Avenue.

June 2016
06/17-06/19

Falmouth Arts Alive Weekend - Main Street in Falmouth's Historic District - www.artsfalmouth.org

Three days of celebrating the arts in Falmouth and the Upper Cape......all free of charge! Friday, June 17, 5 to 9pm; Saturday, June 18, 10am to 9pm; and Sunday, June 19, 11am to 5pm.

Performing Arts including Theater, Poetry, Dance and Music. - jazz, classical, folk and fiddle, show tunes. 60+ performances.

Wear your dancing shoes for the Town Dance on Friday evening and to "Rock the Night Away" at Rock Fest Saturday Night. 50+ artisans and crafts displays. All happening, rain or shine!  Walk to all festivities and 20+ restaurants, pubs and cafes from ShoreWay Acres Inn.

06/18 Falmouth Strawberry Festival - All day event at St Barnabas Church grounds   www.stbarnabasfalmouth.org
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Cape Cod Food and Wine Festival - Barnstable County Fairgrounds, Falmouth.

Wednesdays Movies Under the Stars - Peg Noonan Park - www.falmouthvillageassociation.org
Thursdays Falmouth Farmer's Market - morning and afternoon at Marina Park overlooking Falmouth Harbor
Thursdays Free Falmouth Town Band Concerts - evening at Marina Park overlooking Falmouth Harbor
July 2016
TBA Mashpee Wampanoag Pow Wow Festival
TBA Barnstable County Fair - www.barnstablecountyfair.org
   
Tuesdays Tuesday Art Market - Gus Canty Recreational Center, East Main Street
Wednesdays Movies Under the Stars - Peg Noonan Park - www.falmouthvillageassociation.org
Wednesdays Jamaican Grill Nights at Coonamessett Farms
Thursdays Falmouth Town Band Concerts at Marina Park overlooking Falmouth Harbor
Thursdays Falmouth Farmer's Market - Marina Park overlooking Falmouth Harbor
Fridays Fridays for Families at Falmouth Museums on the Green
Fridays Friday Night Concerts in the Park - Peg Noonan Park - www.falmouthvillageassociation.org
07/04 Falmouth's Fourth of July Fireworks
07/04 Falmouth Village July 4th Bike and Carriage Parade - All invited to a good ol' fashioned bike parade down Main Street to the Mullen Hall School. Kids dress in creative Uncle Sam costumes. Prizes awarded.
07/04 Falmouth Blessing of the Fleet - Falmouth Heights Beach
07/08 Falmouth's Arts and Crafts Street Festival - Held annually on the second Wednesday in July. 200+ crafters and artists set up shop along Main Street in Falmouth Village for a New England themed-shopping event.
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25th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival -  An 8-day festival presenting over 100 of the best independent films from around the world. Mingle with locals, visitors and filmmakers at screenings, panel discussions, workshops and parties in picture-perfect Woods Hole, a charming village of Falmouth, just minutes from ShoreWay Acres Inn. www.woodsholefilmfestival.org