Town Talk

10th August

Get those Wish List items during Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday, taking place this weekend!

Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday is taking place this weekend! If you’ve been debating about getting that new Yeti cooler from MOCEAN, the adorable table for your cottage from Maiden Voyage, a Clek car seat from Fox + Kit, some new statement pieces from Roberto Coin, or purchasing a new Vera Bradley backpack from Kensington’s, this is the weekend to get all of the items on your wish list. Find your wish list destinations on our website, where a complete list of businesses here in the neighborhood can be found.

The Sales Tax Holiday will be taking place state-wide on Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th, and applies to all taxable items less than $2500. More details can be found in this article. Shops at Mashpee Commons will be open 10am-8pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday.

To further add to the deals this weekend, some businesses here in the Commons will be offering additional promotions on top of the Sales Tax Holiday!

Stop by Maiden Voyage to find:
50% off regular priced dining tables
20% off regular priced furniture
10% off already discounted furniture

Cape Leisure will be offering:
10% off all sets
Free delivery between Plymouth & P-town

Happy shopping!

7th August

Stop by Wish Gift Co. this Wednesday for their One Year Party!

Wish Gift Co. opened their Mashpee Commons’ location one year ago, and they are celebrating with a party this Wednesday, August 8th, from 5-8pm! Stop by to hear live tunes by Liam and Jonny of The Oysters and enjoy organic, homemade cotton candy from Spincloud. Plus, Wish Gift Co. will be offering a chance to win a $50 gift card to the store and 15% off regular priced items!

Wish Gift Co. carries a selection of thoughtfully curated, handcrafted goods created by independent makers. In addition to carrying a stellar selection of unique gift items, they offer custom gift boxes. Stop by and visit their Mashpee store, located at 26 North Street, next door to Cape Kids and Frankie’s Barber Shop.

6th August

Join us for a Free Screening of Finding Dory, Live Music by Catie Flynn, and a performance by the Woods Hole Theater Co.

Join us at the Bandstand this week for a screening of Finding Dory on Wednesday, August 8th; Live Music by Catie Flynn Band on Thursday, August 9th; and on Friday, August 10th catch the Woods Hole Theater Company’s stage reading of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters”.

All Bandstand events are free, open to the public, and family friendly. The only thing you need to bring is your own chair or blanket to set up on the lawn in front of the stage. Check out the full schedule here, and be sure to mark your calendars for some of these fabulous Cape Cod events.

1st August

Catch local musician Grace Morrison performing live at the Bandstand this Thursday!

We are thrilled to host Grace Morrison at the Bandstand this Thursday, August 2nd! Grace mixes her effortless musicality with original storytelling. She shares deeply personal stories through her soulful folk songs with a pop-music flare. In 2017 Grace released her first full length CD: “I’m The Apple”. The album includes catchy choruses, emotion, and of course storytelling; all key elements of her unique style. Grace is a regular on the national festival circuit and has won a number of prestigious awards including the Eventide Arts Songwriting Competition and the Big Break contest where her music video was played on the season finale of American Idol. You can learn more about Grace, view a schedule of upcoming performances, and stream her new album on her website.

In addition to live music, you can catch free movie screenings on our 22’ inflatable screen and theater performances at the Bandstand. The complete schedule of events can be found here.

26th July

Join us for Live Music by Monica Rizzio and a Zombie Theater Experience at the Bandstand

Monica RizzioCatch local musician Monica Rizzio and her band performing live at the Bandstand on Thursday, July 26th from 6-8pm! All events at the Bandstand are free, open to the public, and family friendly. The only thing you need to bring is your own chair or blanket to set up on the lawn in front of the stage.

Monica is a Country/Folk singer-songwriter who grew up in the bible belt of East Texas and now resides here on Cape Cod. She has enjoyed a richly diverse musical career as both a performer and teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Monica has maintained a private teaching studio for the past five years teaching voice, violin, piano, flute, guitar, music theory and song-writing. She has recorded three albums with pop-folk group Tripping Lily and presently maintains an active performance calendar, singing in various venues both locally and nationally. Monica was nominated for the IMA Country Album of the Year, stream her album on Spotify to have a listen.

On Friday, July 27th join us for Watermelon Alligator Theatre Company’s improv comedy show “How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse”. Laugh your way to survival with this hilarious group of sketch comedy improv actors. The show starts at 6pm.

In addition to live music and theater performances you can also catch free movie screenings on our 22’ inflatable screen weekly on Wednesdays through the end of August! The complete schedule of Bandstand events can be found here.

19th July

Join us for our July Sidewalk Festival, this Saturday!

Join us for our July Sidewalk Festival, taking place the this Saturday, July 21st from 12-8pm. You’ll find live music, a magic show, complimentary face painting, balloon animals, sidewalk chalk galore, a sidewalk sale, and more taking place throughout the neighborhood! Check out the detailed list of events below:

Face Painting:
12-8pm, Fountain Plaza, near Trevi Café Wine Bar & Market Street Bookshop

Balloon Animals & Glitter Tattoos:
12-8pm, near Hot Diggity & Port Cargo

12-8pm, cornhole boards can be found throughout the Commons including in front of MOCEAN, Vineyard Vines Cape Cod, The Black Dog, Hot Diggity, Southern Tide, and near Unique Boutique.

Sidewalk Chalk:
Chalk art demos, led by the The Cape Cod Art Bar, will be taking place from 12-4pm on the Fountain Plaza (near Market Street Bookshop and Trevi Cafe Wine Bar). Additionally, you can design your own chalk art creations with chalk located throughout the neighborhood from 12-8pm.

Magic Shows:
The Magicompany will be performing two 30-min shows beginning at 2pm & 3pm, in Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop.

Live Music:
Kim Moberg & Heather Swanson 12-1:30pm, Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop
Kathleen Healy with her band Heyday, 4-5:30pm, Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop
Kareem Sanjaghi with his band, 6-8pm, Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop
Cape Harmony, 4-5:30pm, roaming around the neighborhood

Live Radio Appearance:
Cape Cod Broadcasting will be here with their Street Team and on-air personality Cathy Summers from 1-3pm near Siena Restaurant and Setting the Space. They’ll have fun games and activities (like their prize wheel!) so be sure to stop by and visit them.

Photo Contests:
Take a pic in front of Cape Cod Chalk Art’s #ilovecapecod mural near Siena and the Movie Theater and tag @mashpeecommons. Three winners will be picked on Sunday, July 22nd, and each will receive a $50 gift card to the Mashpee Commons business of their choice!

Take a pic with the giant unicorn at Fox + Kit, tag @fox.and.kit and include the hashtag #mashpeesummer. One winner will receive a $50 gift card to Fox + Kit Children’s Boutique!

Anna From Frozen, Meet & Greet:
Meet Anna from Disney’s Frozen between 12-5pm at the Red Balloon Toy Shop. You can also receive 20% off all Melissa & Doug products at the store during the event.

40th Birthday Celebration For Organic Market:
The Organic Market is celebrating 40 years in business! Stop by their Mashpee store (celebrating 4 years in biz) to enjoy in-store events all day long including appearances (and samples) from SpinCloud Organic Cotton Candy, Unreal candy and Late July Organic Snacks. Plus, you can enjoy wine tastings, giveaways and more throughout the party!

All activities are free and open to the public. And don’t forget, extended summer shopping hours are currently in place, so you can visit your fav businesses through 8pm.

16th July

Enjoy freshly baked pizza from Pizza Barbone’s Food Truck during our summer movie series

We are very excited to share that Cape Cod’s most adorable pizza-making family will be joining us for our weekly Movie Night Wednesdays beginning this week on Wednesday, July 18th. Husband and wife team Jason and Ali (along with their sweet baby boy Clark) run Pizza Barbone in Hyannis and recently added a state-of-the-art food truck to their business. The food truck features a wood fired over, allowing them to create their delectable pizzas fresh on site. They change up their menu seasonally and offer both classic options like the Margherita and Sopressata (their take on pepperoni) as well as creative combinations like their Pistachio Pesto and Crushed Potato. They’ll be selling a selection of freshly made pizzas from their menu as well as soft drinks and bottled water beginning at 6:30pm at the Bandstand throughout our summer movie series.
Does it get any better than a freshly baked pizza, a cold drink, and a free movie on a 22’ inflatable screen under the stars on a summer evening? We don’t think so either 😉  Check out the full movie schedule below and be sure to join us on the lawn at the Bandstand this summer. See you there!

Jul 18: Top Gun
Jul 25: Moana
Aug 1: The Avengers
Aug 8: Finding Dory
Aug 15: A League of Their Own
Aug 22: Ghostbusters
Aug 29: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

15th July

New Secret of Dragon’s Spire Game Coming to Riddle!

Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings fans get ready: riddle will be launching their new Secret of Dragon’s Spire escape room in the next couple weeks! To celebrate, riddle is giving witches, wizards and medieval superfans the opportunity to be one of the first to play the new Secret of Dragon’s Spire game before it opens to the public as one of their beta testers. Winners get to play the new game for free and provide feedback to riddle that could be incorporated into the game before it goes live to the public.

Here’s how the contest works: Simply share or post a picture of you in your best witches, wizard or medieval costume or cosplay on riddle’s Facebook or Instagram page (or tag riddle) to be entered for a chance to win. If you want to go a step further and ensure that you’re one of the first to play the game once it goes live, fill out the form at to be added to the Secret of Dragon’s Spire pre-opening mailing list to be first in line for reservations once the new game opens.

If you don’t want to take part in the contest but still want to be first in the know about reservations, fill out the above form as well.

Winners will be announced by the end of July.


About riddle:
Riddle is the first and only Escape-Room here on Cape Cod. Located at 61 Market Street (near the Organic Market and Cape Cod Coffee), Riddle consists of six different games. An Escape Room (also known as Escape Game, Mystery Room) is a live action adventure game where players have 60 minutes to work together as a team to complete a mission by solving a series of puzzles, riddles and connecting clues. Each of the six games at Riddle has a unique theme with puzzles integrated into the storyline. Participants must use their wit, creativity, inquisitiveness, problem-solving skills and teamwork to successfully complete the mission.

Riddle is co-owned and created by Nicole Merriman and Ashley Carr, also co-owners of Hot Diggity. For more information, visit their website or give them a ring at 508-648-7664.

11th July

Join us for a screening of Despicable Me, Live Music by New Motif, and a Storytelling event presented by Woods Hole Theater Co. at the Bandstand

Photo Credit: FunFlicks Outdoor Movies

Join us at the Bandstand (located near MOCEAN) this week for Movie Night Wednesday, Live Music Thursday, and Friday Night Theater. All events are free, open to the public, and family friendly. The only thing you need to bring is your own chair or blanket to set up on the lawn in front of the stage. Check out the details below:

On Wednesday July 11th join us for a screening of Despicable Me (on our new high-def 22’ inflatable screen provided by FunFlicks). The movie will begin at dusk (around 8:15pm).
On Thursday, July 12th stop by to catch local band The New Motif performing from 6-8pm. The Funk/Jam Rock band can be found performing at various venues around Cape Cod and in the Boston area, including The Lanes here in Mashpee Commons, The Beachcomber in Wellfleet, and The Sinclair in Cambridge.
On Friday, July 13th, we are thrilled to host the Woods Hole Theater Company’sAnecdotes and Tales”. The story-telling event will feature moving, funny and inspiring tales told by storytellers from around the Cape. The storytelling will begin at 6pm.

A complete schedule of events happening at the bandstand this season can be found here.

3rd July

Join us for a screening of Jaws, a Shakespeare performance, Live Music & more

JawsSummer is in full swing here on Cape Cod and there are plenty of fun events to enjoy outdoors at Mashpee Commons during these gloriously long warm sunny days. This week, join us at the Bandstand for a screening of the seaside classic thriller Jaws on July 4th beginning at dusk, catch some live music by local band Hurricane on July 5th beginning at 6pm, and don’t miss a performance of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest by Cape Cod Community College’s Tilden Arts Center on Friday, July 6th beginning at 6pm (please note, this event has been postponed due to rain, stay tuned for the rain date). All Bandstand events are free, open to the public, and family friendly. The only thing you need to bring is your own chair or blanket to set up on the lawn in front of the stage. Check out the full schedule of events happening at the Bandstand here.

On Friday, July 6th catch local band Melic Moon performing in Central Square (near the Red Balloon Toy Shop, Ghelfi’s Candies, and Siena Restaurant) as part of our First Friday concert series. The concert is free and open to the public. Some tables and chairs will be available, guests are welcome to bring their own chairs as well. *Please note, this event has been postponed due to rain, stay tuned for the rain date.

Also happening on Friday, July 6th, from 5-7pm, Woodruff’s Art Center will be holding an opening reception for their latest art show, “Fiber Fusion: Construct, Deconstruct, Reconstruct. Fiber Fusion features work by four fiber artists, each with their own distinct take on the medium. The artists seek to expand the definition of fiber art by integrating materials other than what is normally expected in the genre. The title “Construct, Deconstruct, Reconstruct” refers to the processes the artists use to create their pieces. The show will be on display from July 5th through August 13th. In addition to the opening reception Woodruff’s will be holding “Meet the Artist” events on Sundays throughout July, during which each artist will be discussing their individual techniques. The show can also be viewed during Woodruffs Art Center’s normal business hours: Monday through Saturday, 9am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. For more information, please visit or call 508-477-5767.

On Saturday, July 7th join locally owned children’s boutique Fox + Kit for their free music group featuring local music teacher, Miss Janet. The group is perfect for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, but all ages are welcome. This free event is super fun for kiddos, and it’s the perfect opportunity to expand your parent friend circle! Fox + Kit will be offering two sessions, one from 11:00-11:30am and the other from 12:00-12:30pm. For more info, visit their facebook event page or give them a ring at 774-602-0447.