Cape Cod is a bustling tourist destination in the summer months, but as locals, we know spring is an especially wonderful time on our little peninsula. With the weather starting to warm up and the crowds still thin, you’ll find that there are many things to do on Cape Cod in Spring. 

Festivals & Parades

1. Brewster in Bloom Parade – This parade rolls down Main Street and is a great free event to attend with your family.

2. Heritage Museums & Gardens Rhododendron Festival – Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich holds a Rhododendron Festival every spring with over 100 varieties of this showy flower.

3. Daffodil Festival Nantucket – There are so many activities happening during this festival. For example, antique car, dog, and kids’ bike parades, picnics, and live music, in addition to thousands of cheery daffodils!

4. Taylor-Bray Farm Spring Sheep Festival – Hayrides, new lambs, wool crafts, and more!

Get out in nature

5. Go camping! Add this local adventure to your bucket list of things to do on Cape Cod this spring!

6. Participate in an Earth Day cleanup. Towns across the Cape organize Earth Day cleanups; join one near you! Engaging with your community and helping the environment is a great thing to do on Cape Cod this spring!

7. Go for a hike! There are dozens of hiking trails across the Cape; here is a list of some of our favorites.

8.  Visit a herring run. The annual river herring migration happens in the spring on Cape Cod. Check out my upcoming post about the best locations to witness this natural phenomenon!

9. Ride the Cape Cod Rail Trail – Ride your bikes along the 20+ miles of paved paths across the Cape. 

10. Visit the Cape Cod National Seashore – Pre-summer means free access to the beaches at the CCNS.

Spring for a tasty treat

11. Cape Cod Easter Brunch Train – Brunch includes Easter Bunny photos in addition to a ride aboard the Cape Cod Railroad.

12. Find fresh foods at your local farmers market.

13. Visit your favorite ice cream shop for their opening day.

Get on a boat

14. Whale Watch – Whale-watching season starts in mid-April, with tours out of Hyannis and Provincetown. In addition, you might see some of Cape Cod’s other famous residents, like great white sharks!

15. Catch a striper on a chartered fishing trip!

16. Figawi Regatta Charity Event – The 53rd annual Figawi weekend is a bustling time on Nantucket. You can catch the start of the race from Kalmus Beach in Hyannis. 

Tours and more!

17. Stick’n Rudder Aero Tour – Get a bird’s-eye view of the Cape and wildlife as you soar amongst the clouds.

18. Art’s Dune Tours – Tour the Outer Cape dunes in Provincetown and learn about the history of the ever-changing coastline. 

19. Visit Highland Lighthouse in Truro – Climb to the top of this historic lighthouse for beautiful views below of Cape Cod Bay and even the Outer Cape towns. 

20. Climb the historic Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown.

More ideas for springtime fun

21. Cape Cod Baseball League Opening Day – Catch a hometown game on opening day; check out their complete schedule on the website. 

22. Participate in Cape Cod ArtWeek. 

23. Wellfleet Flea Market – You never know what treasures you’ll find at the flea market!

24. Take a leisurely drive down 6A from Sandwich to Orleans. For a list of must-visit spots along 6A, check out this article.

25. Enjoy the calm before the storm, because summer will be here and gone before we know it!

I hope this list of things to do on Cape Cod this spring helps you get out there and explore new places. Most importantly, you’ll make new memories with your family and friends!


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