From May 2015

What ArePeople Saying About Cape Colony

What Are People Saying About Cape Colony Inn?

We just hit a milestone with TripAdvisor – receiving over 500 reviews! Of these, over 90% were A+ ratings, allowing us to receive the prestigious 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award. A special thank you to everyone who has reviewed their stay and helped us win this honor. If you have stayed with us and not yet reviewed us, please do so here.

 

So what are people saying? Here are some comments from some recent reviews:

My first time in Provincetown and at the Cape Colony Inn was a wonderful one! The staff was so friendly and accommodating. The room had absolutely everything we needed, and was bigger than I had expected! – Gaby W.

We enjoyed our stay at this clean, affordable, quiet motel. We liked the layout of the room which ensured our privacy. The breakfast was very nice with fresh food. – Louise B.

We had another beautiful room with fridge, coffee maker and microwave. Steve and the rest of the staff were as friendly and helpful as before. – Marcia F.

The Annual Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet

Photos by Nancy Bloom
Photos by Nancy Bloom

The Annual Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet takes place the last week of June each year in Provincetown.  For over 60 years, the town of Provincetown has honored its Portuguese ancestry with a Blessing of the Fleet as well as the Portuguese Festival.   The streets of Provincetown and MacMillan Pier are lined with red and green flags during this four-day event that attracts a growing number of participants and spectators from all over New England in search of Portuguese traditions and heritage.

The festival kicks off with “Share Our Table,” a showcase of Provincetown’s best restaurants all under a tent at the Bass Relief.  There are events for everyone—Kids Painting in Portuguese Square, Fishing Derby for Kids, Lobster Crate Race, the Flag Race, readings by Portuguese writers and poets, and more.    

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A highlight of the week includes the Portuguese parade.   Dancers in costume parade down Commercial Street dancing to the sounds of Portuguese bands from various Portuguese communities all over New England.   

The Blessing of the Fleet takes place on the last day of the event.  Over 350 decorated vessels participate in this annual event.  Residents and visitors of Provincetown gather together at MacMillan Pier to watch as a local priest gives his blessings to the vessels, which is meant to ensure a safe and bountiful season. 

You don’t have to be Portuguese to attend this colorful cultural event.  It’s a family-friendly event with lots of amazing food, entertainment and activities!  So plan on heading over from Cape Colony Inn and join in on the fun! 

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