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.

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


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It’s Easter weekend and there are a lot of places families can hunt for eggs, or spend some time with the Easter Bunny. 


What do marching bands do when they can’t get out on a football field? Come find out, as the Spirit of America band gives a demonstration of its Winter Percussion Ensemble show, TANGO!, in Harwich.

Cape Cod Times / Christine Hochkep


Dancing for a Cure, the exuberant fundraiser to fight cancer, returns for a 5th year, bringing together hundreds of people of all ages to dance and dance and dance (and dance).

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Food, music, discussion, and theater - the weekend offers a little bit of everything. Better head out to enjoy it! 

Cape Cod Community College

The Multicultural Festival of Cape Cod will be back for its 15th year Saturday at Cape Cod Community College, with all kinds of ways to experience traditions from other countries. And don't forget the food trucks!

The Academy Awards are Sunday night, and if you have a desire to dress-up fancy and walk the red carpet like a movie star, there are a number of local parties planned around watching the event. There are Oscar parties in Dennis, Chatham and Vineyard Haven, featuring red carpets, real Oscars you can pose with, and papparazi. Now just start rehearsing your thank you speech...

Remember summer: bathing suits, fishing... and boating? If you fear warm weather might never come back, take yourself to Hyannis this weekend for the annual Boatbuilders Show. It's a great event, with an emphasis on local boatbuilders from Cape Cod and New England. Most of the builders themselves will on hand to talk about boats, boats, boats. And really, what nicer topic is there?