Dennis Days

Once again as Summer winds down the annual Dennis Summer Days are upon us. Unfortunately due to lack of donations there will be no fireworks this year. The antique car parade will start at West Dennis Beach at 12 p.m. and go along Old Wharf Rd. starting around 12:05 p.m. Old Wharf Rd. is probably the ideal spot to view the parade in its entirety. A big thank you to Janet Boudreau who puts this event together every year.

Calendar of Events


Phone (508) 760-5950

Dennis Summerfest

Dennis Small Business Association, P.O. Box 254, S. Dennis, MA 02660 508-760-5950

Everyday—Bass River Cruises and Kayaks. Narrated Cruises on Historic Scenic Bass River – 11 AM, 1,4, & 6PM, 1 1/2 hrs. each. Kayak Rentals (10 AM-6 PM). Call 508-362-5555 for reservations. $2.00 off ea. adult ticket on River Cruise; $1.00 off ea. kayak rental with the flyer. Tickets at Windwmill Plaza, 109 Main St., Route 28, West Dennis 02670


Sat., 8/20—44th Swan River Canoe Race, Registration 11 AM; Race 12 Noon, 5 Lower County Rd., Dennisport. $25 per canoe (includes post race buffet/award ceremony). Sponsored by Swan River Seafood Restaurant – to benefit Hope Hospice. Rain or Shine. 508-394-4466.

Sat., 8/20—Colonial Open House @ the Josiah Dennis Manse, 10 AM-4 PM, 77 Nobscussett Rd., Dennis. Walk through gardens. Refreshments will be served.

Sun., 8/21 6:30-10 AM. The Sand Sculpture Contest has become a tradition in Dennis during the summer festivities. The Recreation/Beach Dept. have been organizing this event for many years. Our group has participated in getting prizes and acting as judges for the different age categories of artists. The event is held at the Mayflower Beach in Dennis. Registration is at 6:30AM. Yes, that’s AM. The artists have to check in, receive their stake with their name, category, etc. and find a spot to create their masterpiece. Everything has to be completed by the time the tide rolls in. Prizes will be given for each category.

Sun., 8/21—ARTS, CRAFTS & LOCAL VENDORS, 10 AM-4 PM, LOCATION: at Nathaniel H. Wixon Innovation School, 901 Route 134, in South Dennis. Artists, Crafters, Local Vendors, and Food Vendors (Hot Dogs; hamburgers; Ice Cream; Drinks, and more), Children�s Root Beer Races, Park in lower lot. Cee Cee the Clown will arrive with the antique cars at 1PM.

Sun., 8/21—58th ANTIQUE CAR MOTORCADE and DISPLAY, Starts at West Dennis Beach at 12 Noon, travels to Lower County Rd., to Old Wharf Rd, to Chase Ave., to Belmont, to Division, across Rte. 28, then travels on Upper County Rd., crossing Rte. 134, to Liberty Hall, then right on Old Main St. to Old Chatham Rd. to Route 134 and into the Nathaniel H. Wixon Middle School in South Dennis where cars will be on display (approx. 1-3PM). (Pre-register cars with Penny Bach, Motorcade Chairman, 508-760-4524, and receive a Beach Pass)

Sun., 8/21—White Elephant Sale 10 AM-12 Noon & Lawn Party, 12 Noon – 2 PM, Liberty Hall, S. Dennis.

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