Weekend Outlook


Wondering what to do this weekend? Every Wednesday during All Things Considered, Steve Junker speaks with the editors of Cape Week about events happening on Cape Cod and the Islands. 

You can hear this week's best bets here.

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July Fourth is the biggest party of the summer. With the holiday on a Saturday, that’s going to be the big day for parades and fireworks. Here's a guide to what's happening around the area.

So maybe having great white sharks off the beach isn't ideal for a tourist destination. But then again... maybe it can be a good thing. The fascination for sharks is celebrated this Saturday in Chatham with an all-day Finomenal Fest that's part education, part fun.

Heritage Museums & Gardens opens a major art exhibit this weekend that brings together work by three generations of paintings by the Wyeth family.

You won’t have to leave your dog at home to go to the latest festival in Brewster, because paws in the Park on Saturday is all about pets and raises money to help other animals. More info.


Memorial Day weekend brings parades and other observances across the Cape and Islands, many of these on Monday. Starting on Sunday, however, will be "Troops in the Spotlight." This 24-hour observance is an annual event, now in its 11th year. It takes over part of the parking lot at Kmart Plaza in Hyannis. Troops in the Spotlight honors the men and women who serve in the armed forces with a 24-hour honor guard, collections for care packages, and more.

Steve Swain

Your ears will be happy and your toes tapping, as we have lots of good music happening this weekend. Some of Cape Cod’s top female music stars will perform together Sunday in a show to benefit cancer patients through the new Cape Wellness Collaborative.

Candy Johansen

Of course you celebrate your mother every day. (Don't you?)

But this weekend all the stops are out. It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and in Cotuit there’s a group of moms who plan to spend their holiday on stage singing and dancing, in hopes of entertaining, amazing, and embarrassing their offspring.


Turn to the person on your left, shake hands, and offer warm congratulations - we've made it to May. Now let the springtime celebration continue! Brewster shows off this weekend with its annual celebration of daffodils and all things spring: it's Brewster in Bloom.

The Cape Cod Festival of Arab & Middle Eastern Cinema is extending itself this year, both in the number of towns in which it takes place, and the number of films it offers.

Nantucket Chamber of Commerce

Nantucket's Daffodil Festival Weekend has finally arrived (mid-February we were having doubts about the feasibility of spring). Just how many daffs will adorn the island for this 41st annual event? More than 3 million, according to the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce. With 10,000 visitors expected, that means about 300 daffodils per person - with plenty leftover of course for the dogs, the old time cars, and the lighthouse. More info on Festival events is here.

Losander the Master of Levitation appears at the Oceanside Magic Gala this weekend.Credit Ken Maynard / CCTEdit | Remove


Audio FileWeekend Outlook, April 8, 2015, Steve Junker and Gwenn FrissEdit | Remove