*sweet september*
Clear roads, empty beaches, sunny days. Locals’ summer is here, finally. We’re grateful as always to the visitors who choose Cape Cod as their vacation spot year after year, but we imagine we’re not alone in being somewhat relieved by the end of the season.

The best news? There is so much happening in September that we’re excited about … so get out there and love your local before we’re back to lamenting the cold and snow!

In this issue
Festivals are an economical way to enjoy the best that the Cape has to offer and to experience new people, places, sounds and foods in our own backyard. This month brings a fistful of fests our way – we’ve got your guide to the essentials. In addition to being a natural home for creative gatherings, we’re pretty sure that Cape Cod has more non-profits than anywhere else in the country! Organizations like Dream on Cape Cod make an enormous difference for families facing the serious illness of a child. We’ll tell you how to get involved. Speaking of dreams … the sandbar might be the best place on earth to be a dog. Read on for what’s up and where to get down, canine edition.

Our Love for September? The spots that stay open after the season for locals! We hope you will Live with your wellness in mind, and have a perfect idea: a unique equine retreat for women. We like our coffee Local, so we’re excited that Cape Cod Coffee Roasters now has a super cool coffee bar.

Local lowdown
Just a sampling of the happenings you should not miss this month:
Honor a luminous local who left us too soon at the Live for Lou celebration of life + fundraiser at the Wellfleet Beachcomber (9.6)
Strap on your feedbag for the Cape Cod Food Truck Festival (9.6)
Run the 7th annual Mighty Meehan 5k for pediatric cancer research with a post-race bash at Chapin’s (9.7)
Experience the “haunting guitar riffs; ambitious arrangements; and dreamy vocals” of indie rock band The Antlers live at Cape Cinema (9.12)
Ride the Cape stem to stern + raise money for local charities at The Last Gasp cycling event (9.14)
Network while having a blast – no, really! – at the 8th Annual Back to Business Bash (9.18)
Make a Calmer Choice and run the De-stress Express 5k (9.20)
Fete De L’Avenue Main, a Hyannis Main Street celebration at the JFK Hyannis Museum, complete with Bellinis, Neopolitan Pizza and the MV Drum Band (9.23)
Get your Glass Jam on at McDermott Glass Studio – one of our favorite annual events where local glassblowers share their craft and “jam” on collective pieces (9.27)
Quaff craft beers at the 3rd annual Cape Cod Brew Fest (9.27)
Squeeze the last drops out of summer with the final LoveLocal Fest of the season (9.28)

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