Area Events

Area Events in and Around Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Woods Hole, Massachusetts enjoys many annual events including parades, festivals, races and derbies.  Woods Hole is also surrounded by equally festive communities that also like to have a good time!  Please view the annual events below, and click over to our community Event Calendar to look at what’s happening here during your next visit.

Our Favorite Area Events in and Around Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Spohr Gardens Daffodil Days – the last Saturday of April, and first Saturday of May, Annually.  Raffles, tours and children’s activities, view the website.

Falmouth Farmers’ Market – Thursdays, Memorial weekend through early October features local produce, flowers, baked goods and other cuisine. For more details visit:

Feast of Falmouth and Beyond, end of May annually. An annual food faire that features the best restaurants, chefs and caterers under a tent overlooking the inner harbor. Great food and fun! Visit their website for more details.

Arts Alive Festival – a three day arts festival in June that’s fun for the whole family!  Music, dance, theater, crafts, and art. For details visit:

Strawberry Festival – 3rd Saturday in June. Enjoy strawberry shortcake, lobster rolls, hot dogs, bbq chicken, arts and craft vendors, baked goods sale, plant sale, face paining, dunk tank and children’s games.

July 4th Fireworks – Falmouth. Voted 1 of top 10 firework shows in the country by Travel and Leisure Magazine!  Visit:

Professional Arts & Crafts Street Festival – 2nd Wednesday of July.  200 artisans and vendors fill Main Street in Falmouth from the Village Green to Shore Street.

Barnstable County Fair – Late July Annually.  An annual Cape Cod Tradition for 169 years with animal shows, 4-H demonstrations, petting zoos, displays, rides, games, music, arts & crafts, food and vendors. More info:

Wood’s Hole Film Festival – Annually end of July, early August.  A festival dedicated to independent film.  The festival presents over 100 films from around the world. More Info:

Falmouth Road Race – Mid August annually, more than 10,000 runners including many of the world’s elite, starts in Woods Hole and finishes at the beach in Falmouth Heights. View:

Calcutta Fishing Derby – takes place the entire month of September.  Daily prizes awarded for biggest catch of Bluefish and Bass, grand prizes given out on the last day of the derby. View:

Falmouth Dream Cruise by the Sea Car Show Weekend – September, annually. Fun for the whole family, a two-day event with multiple car shows. More Info:

Annual Scallop Festival – Awarded within the Top 100 Events in North America, this event features great food, rides, games and entertainment.  September, annually, at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds. View:

Cape Cod Marathon Running Weekend – Annually, late October.  Starts and ends in Falmouth, this race was called one of the ten “Most Scenic” marathons in America by Runners’ World Magazine. More Info:

Holidays at Highfield – gift gallery, tea shop, wreath sale, santa, doll house displays, model train display, as well as other holiday displays by top decorators and designers. For more info visit Highfield Hall & Gardens website.

Falmouth Holidays by the Sea Weekend – English style tea and fashion show, carols at Nobska Lighthouse, Santa arriving by boat, 5k run, lighting of the Village Green and more.  The community members produce a fun, family-oriented community event for visitors and locals alike! More details:

Annual Christmas Parade – known as Southeastern Massachusetts’ largest holiday parade which features holiday themed floats, bands, animals and santa! More details: