Spring Countdown

So, this winter has been a little…rough! As we recover from hopefully our last snowstorm of the season (please let it be true!), most of us are dreaming of a Cape Cod not covered in snow but instead, full of blooming flowers and warm sunshine! How do we make it to spring? Here are a few fun ways to help us count down the last few weeks of an historically cold and snowy winter …

This weekend (3.7) warm it up from the inside at the 15th Annual Poetry + Chili Festival at Cotuit Center for the Arts. Sample and judge an array of homemade chili and cornbread, wash it down with ice cold Cape Cod Beer and frosty margaritas. Entertaining poetry readings will be followed by some homegrown Rockabilly music from local favorite Sarah Swain and the Oh-Boys. A week later (3.14), the same beautiful space will be filled with the festive, summer dreamin’ sounds of The Chandler Travis Philharmonic, a nine-piece ensemble that includes a horn section, string bass, keyboard, mandocello, guitar, drums, accordion, and singing valet.

Celebrate the last Saturday of winter (3.14) at the Year Rounders Festival at Town Hall in Provincetown from 11am-11pm. Started back in the 80s, this free event celebrates all the characters of P’town with community vendors, art exhibits, a pet parade and live music and entertainment. Toast the end of winter with a cash bar as well as a buffet featuring some of the town’s best restaurants, including Sage Inn and LoungeFanizzi’sTwisted Pizza, Subs and Ice CreamGeorge’s Pizza and BarMac’s, Kung Fu DumplingsFarlandCiro & Sal’sNapi’s, and The Squealing Pig.

Happy Spring! Rejoice in the longer days and shorter nights ushered in by the Spring Equinox and celebrate with WOMR at their 33rd birthday party (3.21) from 5pm – 8pm at the Eastham Elks Lodge, where Cape Cod’s community radio hosts The Rip It Ups. Dance the cold away and enjoy a cash bar, raffles and food from The Fairway Restaurant.

We made it! Relish in the faint memory of winter (here’s hoping!) at the Chase Away WinterIndoor Corn Hole Tournament at Cape Cod Beer (3.27). Teams of two are welcome and must register in advance at the brewery. Cash prizes awarded to game winners and best team spirit. Spectators encouraged!

Long story short: we’re gonna make it. Although it has been harder to shake than years past, beat those winter blues by getting out there and loving your local!

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