Local Chatham and Cape Cod Events

Throughout the year, Chatham is proud to offer orchestral and choral, high school band concerts, and more.

Lighthouse Tours

The first and third Wednesday, May through October, from 1:00 PM-3:30 PM. 44 steps is all it takes to see stunning Cape and water views. Admission is free.

Band Concerts

Every Friday evening at 8:00 PM in July and August. Join the fun at the band concerts in Kate Gould Park on Main Street in Chatham. Both kids and adults love to dance along to the lively music (when appropriate). Delight in musical numbers by the band, folk dances for the children, dance numbers for grownups and community singing for everyone.

4th of July Parade

This is one of the best parades on Cape Cod and attracts thousands of visitors. See the floats glide by and the lively steps of bands as they march down Main Street.

Festival of the Arts

Local, area and regional artists come together to offer the beauty of what might be made by hand.

Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving – An annual 5K run to start off the Thanksgiving holiday. All money and food donations go to the benefit of the Lower Cape Outreach Council.

Christmas by the Sea

December – Throughout the holiday season, the town of Chatham can be mistaken for a scene right out of a Currier and Ives painting. Store fronts and restaurants are glowing with tasteful decorations, lodging facilities are bedecked in their holiday finest, and homes light up to celebrate the festive season. Christmas by the Sea reflects Chatham residents’ holiday spirit with a series of events including Santa’s arrival to the fish pier, a tree-lighting ceremony with buggy rides down Main Street, and a holiday inn tour hosted by members of the Chatham Lodging Association. There is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to visit Chatham this time of year.

First Night

December 31st – First Night Chatham is one of the most popular winter events for visitors and locals alike. With more than 70 performances and events, First Night offers something for everyone in an alcohol-free, family friendly setting. This celebration of the arts is the perfect way to ring in the new year.

For a calendar of events visit the Chatham Chamber of Commerce at www.chathaminfo.com/events