Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Cape & Islands - Happy Memorial Day 2019! Are You Ready for Summer?

Centerville parade Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. It is also a day that we remember our own deceased relatives and friends. Memorial Day weekend has come to be the (un)official start of the summer season on Cape Cod and the Islands.

sand castle flagFor a history of Memorial Day visit the US Memorial Day website. Weekend events include parades and ceremonies in Brewster, Bourne, Buzzards Bay, Centerville, Eastham, Falmouth, Orleans, Sandwich, Wellfleet and Yarmouth. Also, Cape Cod Cares For The Troops will sponsor its 15th annual 24 hour "Troops in the Spotlight" observance beginning at 11:00 AM Sunday at the Kmart Plaza on Route 132 in Hyannis.

The 48th Annual Figawi Race, a well known sailing event between Hyannis and Nantucket, is held annually on Memorial Day weekend. This race, including well over 200 vessels with sailors from several states, kicks off the summer boating season.

life-guard chairIn most towns, Memorial Day weekend officially opens the beaches for the season. Please be familiar with the rules, and get a beach sticker if you plan to spend the weekend in the sun, salt, and surf!

field of plastic flamingosNow is the season for back yard barbecues, lawn flamingos, straw handbags, white jeans, flip flops, soggy beach towels, sandy floors, non-stop company and to make reservations before going out to dine on Cape Cod!

Looking for a place to stay this summer, visit our Cape Cod Lodging Directory. See our calendar for summer events. Memorial Day wishes from all of us at AllCapeCod.com.

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