What an awesome summer so far on Cape Cod! Stellar weather overall – even the occasional storm seems to bring rainbows and memorable sunsets – and there is more to get involved in than ever.

in this issue

We’re pretty sure live music is Cape Cod’s best-kept secret. Supporting our homegrown talent year-round is one of our passions (#lovelistenlocal!) but we also love that our hometown attracts acts from across the country and globe. Check out some of the good stuff coming our way in August.

Cape Cod’s oldest town turns 375 in 2014 and is celebrating all year. Whether you’re partaking in the formal activities or exploring on your own schedule, you’ll find a balance between rich history and modern chic.

Hyannis Harbor is another spot that we feel is somewhat overlooked. Emerging as an important part of Barnstable’s cultural fabric, the home of ferries and fishing boats offers more than meets the eye.

In our quick-but-quality picks for August: We love that the curious (and the sample-seeker) can peek behind the curtain at Katie’s Creamery. An abundance of unconventional creative spaces makes the Cape a cool place to live – and we’re smitten with the New Church, where you can get hands-on with a printmaking event this month. And, as believers that “a rising tide lifts all boats,” we’re thrilled about the positive local energy being generated by the founders of the Cape Cod Pulse.

what’s up + where to get down
Do it at Cotuit. The Tony Award-winning Grey Gardens opens Friday! (Aug 7-31)
Cape Cod Roller Derby’s first-ever bout! (Aug 9)
Make up for summer indulgences with The Woodshed’s 36th annual 5 mile brew run. (Aug 9)
Arguably one of the best nights of the summer: hold on tight + party all night at Hookers Ball XIII (commercial fishermen, not ladies of ill repute)! (Aug 9)
Charlie Rose. 29th Annual Pops by the Sea. Done. (Aug 10)
Bluegrass on the lawn at Highfield Hall. (Aug 10)
The inaugural Love Yoga Fest on August 15-17 features two full days of yoga, musical performances, wellness practitioners and a community marketplace with 50 vendors open to the public (we’re among the fest’s founders!).
Catch Sarah Swain & The Oh Boys! at the Barnstable Village Summer Stroll. (Aug 26)
LoveLocal Fest, August edition! Free, family friendly + full of local food, music, vendors and more! Check out pics from July’s awesome event. (Aug 31)

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