Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer on Cape Cod. Whether you’re a local or a first-time visitor, there’s is something for everyone to enjoy. We’ve put together a helpful guide of everything you need to know to make the most our of the holiday weekend.
Expect traffic Memorial Day weekend across the Cape. The best time to travel is late Friday night, after 10pm, or even Thursday if you can manage it. Do not travel on Saturday!
The best time to head back home is either really early on Monday morning (before 7am) or late (after 8pm). If you are retuning to Boston, avoid all the traffic by taking the CapeFLYER that runs from South Station to Hyannis. Locals tend to stock up and not leave their house.
Events You Can’t Miss
The Annual Figawi Race Weekend kicks off the summer season on Cape Cod and Nantucket. The event attracts both visitors and locals.
Each town also has a local Memorial Day ceremony. To find out information, visit the towns webpage. Here are a few Cape Cod towns that plan events:
The Beachcomber in Wellfleet is a great spot with live music.
The Weather Forecast
Memorial Day weekend weather varies every year. It can feel like spring or it can feel like summer. Be sure to pack warm clothes for the evenings that get chilly. You’ll either be sunbathing on the beach or wearing sweaters walking on the beach. That’s New England!
If you want to have the best Memorial Day Weekend on Cape Cod yet, contact a member of the Fini Concierge team today about personal concierge services tailored to Cape Cod with our CC Vacation Services.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.