Thursday, May 25, 2023

Cape & Islands - Memorial Day 2023 - Heading into 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. Cape Cod Cares For The Troops will sponsor its 19th annual 24 hour "Troops in the Spotlight" observance beginning at 11:30AM on Sunday May 28 at the Capetown (Kmart) Plaza on Route 132 in Hyannis. Traditional Memorial Day events include parades and ceremonies in several towns and villages - please check with local town halls/chambers for information.

The Figawi Race, now in its 52nd year, is a well known sailing event between Hyannis and Nantucket, held annually on Memorial Day weekend. The race normally includes over 200 vessels with sailors from several states, to kick 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. Please follow any posted COVID guidelines when attending events, and dining out. Memorial Day wishes from all of us at

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