Wherever you find people living along a coast line, you find people whose lives and histories are deeply intertwined with the sea. For these communities the waters have long been the source of nourishment, commerce, recreation and pretty much every other need such a community might have.
Because of these firm ties between community and water, it is common for such coastal communities to have celebrations that center around their seafaring lifestyles. Here in the U.S. one of the richest maritime histories, and therefor one of the very best maritime celebrations, is that of the communities on Cape Cod. The Cape’s celebration is a month long event known as the Cape Cod Maritime Days and, this May, the 16th Annual Cape Cod Maritime Days is sure to be a month of fun, interesting, informative and entertaining events the whole family will enjoy.
The 16th Annual Cape Cod Maritime Days starts May 2 and runs the entire month. This Cape-wide celebration offers art exhibits, walking tours, lectures, and tons of fun activities. With events like a boat tour of the historic lower cape, tours and open houses at places like Nauset and Three Sisters Lighthouses and adventurous activities like kayaking and fishing excursions, there is literally something for everyone to enjoy.
The Cape’s maritime history is truly legendary and through an impressive schedule of symposiums and lectures you and your family can learn all about the history, legends and lore of one of the first places settled by Europeans in America.
Nearly every community on the Cape participates in the Maritime Days celebration with local events and activities, many of which are free. And, no matter when in May you arrive or what communities you decide to visit, you are guaranteed to find more than enough maritime fun to make for a vacation you won’t soon forget.
So come check out the 16th Annual Cape Cod Maritime Days and make Cape Cod’s history part of your history. Book now – and take advantage of Bayside Resort Hotel’s “Drop Anchor and Dine Package”(May 1 – 31) – designed exclusively for Cape Cod Maritime Days.