The Town of Barnstable recognizes arts and culture as key economic drivers that contribute to the vibrancy of the area and provide an important backdrop and enriching experiences year round for residents and visitors. Each of the seven villages features art, culture and historic gems, all with seaside charm. Two of the villages, Hyannis and Barnstable Village have state designated cultural districts. The Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, the first state designated cultural district on Cape Cod, and the Barnstable Village Cultural District focus the town and community partners on the common goals to attract artists, cultural and creative enterprises; encourage business and job retention and creation; further establish the district as a tourist destination; preserve and reuse historic buildings; enhance property values; and foster local cultural development.
Cultural Center of Cape Cod
The Cultural Center offers a wide range of events and programs related to Exhibition, Education, and Entertainment.
Upcoming events in Culture
Tales of Cape Cod leads 2018 season Monday evenings thru 10/6
June 25, 2018 7:00 pm
Tales of Cape Cod 2018 Season-Tales’ summer living history series – 20 programs in all this season-4/27-10/6 at 7 PM
June 11: Brenda Collins, “Women of the Civil War: They Changed America for Good”
June 18: Therese Barbo, “The Murder of 1899: The Crime That Changed Cape Cod Forever”
June 25: Paula Peters, “A Critical Story of Pre-Colonial Wampanoag Encounters”
July 9: Vincent Miles, “The Lost Hero of Cape Cod: Asa Eldridge and the Maritime Trade”
July 16: John Whelan, “I Am Cape Cod: People and Their Stories”
July 23: Barbara Sillery, “The Haunting of Cape Cod”
July 30: Jay Stradal, “All Aboard! Rails to Trails: History of Railroads On Cape Cod”
Aug. 6: Michael Lepage, “Taking My Shot: Re-Enactment of Alexander Hamilton”
Aug. 13: Marty Sandler, “The Letters of JFK”
Aug. 20: Susan Jarek Glidden, “Vampires of New England”
Aug. 27: Ginny Adams, “Barns of New England”
Sept. 10: Eric Hart, “The History of the Cape Cod Cinema”
Sept. 17: Greg Williams, “CSI Fall River: The State of Crime-Scene Investigation in 1892”
Sept. 24: Ken Morton, “Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey”
Oct. 1: Carl Herzog, “Victories & Voyages: The Extraordinary Career of the USS Constitution”
Oct. 6: Casey Sherman, author of “The Finest Hours,” “The Ice Bucket Challenge,” “Boston Strong,” and “Search for the Strangler”
Location: Olde Colonial Courthouse Route 6A, Barnstable Village
Pops by the Sea Concert featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra 8/12
August 12, 2018 5:00 pm
Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra on the Hyannis Village Green on Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The pre-show entertainment begins at 1pm.
For each of the past thirty years we have welcomed one of the nation’s finest and best-loved musical ensembles – the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra – to the Hyannis Village Green.
Location: Hyannis Village Green