Sandwich Boat Parade

July 4, 2017 by Beth Colt

Head North to Sandwich and check out the Boat Parade, a tradition happening since the late 1800’s. Small boats and canoes decorated with illuminated lanterns parade along Shawme Pond, creating a spectacular sight. Sandwich’s Recreation Department and Committee choose which boats win prizes!

Woods Hole’s 4th of July Parade!

July 4, 2017 by Beth Colt

After attending Falmouth’s Parade, head back to Woods Hole and enjoy another! The Marine Biological Laboratory organizes the Independence Day parade in Woods Hole. The parade proceeds down Water St. Don’t miss this fun event happening right in front of the Inn!

Falmouth’s 4th of July Parade!

July 4, 2017 by Beth Colt

What better way to celebrate Independence Day than to head to a parade? Falmouth’s 4th of July parade begins at the Village Green, and heads down Main Street to Noonan Park. Bring your family and friends!

2017 Sandwich Fest

June 24, 2017 by Beth Colt

Enjoy historic, downtown Sandwich with live entertainment, a beer and wine garden, street fair exhibitors, arts and craft show, a sandwich competition, and dog parade.

Heritage Annual Auto Show

June 10, 2017 by Beth Colt

One of the  best car collections around!  View antiques to hot rods, custom cars and more.  Car parade begins at 2pm.

First Night Sandwich

December 31, 2016 by Beth Colt

Celebrate the New Year at First Night Sandwich.  The evening will be full or arts and multicultural activities, musical performances, ice sculptures, food vendors and more around various parts of downtown Sandwich Village. 

Falmouth Christmas Parade

December 4, 2016 by Beth Colt

Join us all at the Falmouth Christmas Parade!  Details and timing to come.

Province Carnival Week

August 13, 2016 by Beth Colt

08/13/2016 to 08/19/2016
Come join us for our 38th Annual Carnival celebration, a week filled with many fun adventures starting 8/13 through 8/19. Events include a vendor fair, boat cruise, dance parties, inn stroll and the best part of the week our fabulous Carnival Parade!!!

52nd Annual Christmas Parade

December 6, 2015 by Beth Colt

Theme: “Jingle Bell Christmas”

Parade steps off at noontime and proceeds down Main Street to the Village Green.

Known as Southeastern Massachusetts’ largest holiday parade featuring theme decorated floats, marching bands, live animals, costumed characters and Santa Claus!


October 31, 2015 by Beth Colt

Halloween Parade begins at 1 pm on the Village Green.

Village Merchants open their doors to hand out candy to the children as they pass by.

Memorial Day Ceremony

May 26, 2015 by Beth Colt

The annual memorial day parade showcases local bands and businesses as they march to honor those that have served our country.  Down town Falmouth comes alive with food, fun and fantastic shopping.  This is a great event for all ages.

Quicks Hole unites with water-loving community to celebrate Independence Day

July 4, 2010 by Beth Colt

Wacky water-loving locals and researchers combine sea life and patriotism to celebrate the Fourth.

The not-so-sleepy town of Woods Hole kicks off the Fourth of July every year with a town parade sponsored by the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory. The event showcases the summer lab students who convert their knowledge of the local marine life into festive water-themed floats.

Quicks Hole, an eco-friendly newbie to the Hole, joined in on the fun and passed out 300 Melville’s Olde Tyme handmade lobster pops to the crowd along Water Street on Sunday that included a coupon for a free bruschetta bite.

“We’re a restaurant that’s all about our community,” said Beth Colt, owner of the restaurant and Woods Hole Inn. “We are a Cape Cod loving establishment that only sources local seafood and produce. We love the locals and we jump at any chance to interact with them.”

Quicks Hole is a casual dining experience that offers Baja themed cuisine located at 6 Luscombe Ave., just a block away from the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard.

Everything is genuinely wicked fresh and prepared daily by a chef who knows the water. Raised by a commercial fishing family, Stephanie Mikolazyk from Rhode Island can attest to the positive influence that Quicks is having on the community.

“The demand is fresh and we are ready and able to provide that,” she said. “That being said, we’ve got to give back to our oceans. People notice what we’re doing: most of our dishware is compostable, we recycle everything we can and support efforts to keep everything local. It’s a great feeling to be giving back everyday.”

The restaurant has only been in business since the summer of 2007 but is quickly becoming a staple stop in Woods Hole. It now includes a fresh market that is restocked daily with local eggs, free-range organic honey, produce, grab-and-go lunch items, milk and specialty cheeses. Quick and convenient are at the top of their list at Quicks, but above all, they strive for providing a unique dining experience with friendly service and of course, wicked fresh seafood.

Quicks Hole marches in the annual Fourth of July parade outfitted in lobster costumes.

Everything is wicked fresh at Quicks Hole and just by eating there, you’re helping create change.