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The Cape Cod Canal Centennial Celebration begins today

26 Jul 2014 10:19 AM
The Cape Cod Canal Centennial Celebration begins today

It's been 100 years that those in the area's luxury real estate have been enjoying the sights and sounds of Cape Cod Canal. Now, residents will get to celebrate that fact during a week-long centennial festival - one sure to bring together all the events, attractions and entertainment that makes Cape Cod one of the world's greatest places to live year-round.

The festival begins on July 25 with a number of different events. Visitors will be able to tour the U.S. Coast Guard's Eagle ship, for example, throughout the entire first weekend. Tours will be offered to all, and will begin at the docks of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy - so no Cape Cod resident will have trouble making it to this event. Also starting on the 25th will be a tour of the TS Kennedy sailing vessel - and those tours will be occurring through the 29th, so you have plenty of time to make visits to both trips.

On Saturday the 26th, the "Seafest" event will be taking place - some may even suggest that it's the cornerstone of the weekend celebration. According to the Celebration's official literature, visitors to Seafest will find "Old-fashioned clambake, interesting ships, craft fair, shanty music, Coast Guard demo, Sandwich Throwdown, Kids Tent, boat accessories show, re-enactors and the Hood Blimp," among many other manners of entertainment. It's sure to be a busy day - and quite the kickoff for the celebration!

How about the rest of the week?
Of course, there are numerous other events planned throughout the start of August. Here are just a few: you can visit the Charles W. Morgan whaling fleet for a tour on the 26th and 27th, for instance, or attend the Canal Music Festival at noon on the 26th. The 27th is "Family Fun Day" at the festival, and an all-star baseball game will be happening later that day, as well. You can see the full schedule - with many more events listed - at the festival's official website.

If you live on Cape Cod, then you're likely used to these types of events: tours on boats, fishing expeditions and so on. But rarely do you get the opportunity to enjoy all these activities in one fell swoop, and with all of your favorite neighbors at your side. That's what the Centennial Celebration offers - alongside many, many other attractions.