Schedule of Events

July 3, 2021

Red, White and Cotuit!
Free Family Photos from Cotuit-Santuit Civic Association

July 2 and July 3: Special for Cotuit Residents!


Once again, Cotuit-Santuit Civic Association is offering free, professional family portraits to Cotuit residents! This year, photos will be taken at beautiful Ropes Beach. Email to sign up for a 10-minute photo session on July 2nd or July 3rd in the evening. The Civic Association wants to capture your best Cotuit pride! In keeping with this year’s village-wide celebration of kites, we encourage families to bring a colorful kite to their photo session. After your quick, 10-minute photo shoot, the Civic Association will share one photo on social media and beyond. The photographer will send you one free photo, too! Additional photos will be available for purchase directly from the photographer if desired.

Sessions are limited to the first 50 families, so sign up today!

10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Barnstable Land Trust Guided Walks at Bell Farm

Location: Bell Farm

Please park in the Land Trust's parking spaces on the north portion of Little River Road in Cotuit, or along the road where available.

Program Cost: Free for Members, $5 Suggested Donation per Family for Nonmembers

Join Barnstable Land Trust for a guided walk through Bell Farm at 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Explore the different habitats, spot some dragonflies and enjoy the summer air. Walks will be cancelled or postponed in the case of heavy rain or severe weather. Registration is required, and there is a limit of 12 participants. All CDC and Massachusetts Covid-19 protocols will be observed. You are welcome to bring a mask in case social distancing isn't possible.

10:00 a.m.

Summer Reading Grand Slam with the Kettleers!

Location: Cotuit Library


Are you ready to hit a home run with reading this summer? Join a Kettleers' player for this exciting storytime as we launch our Summer Reading 2021 program at Cotuit Library! Sign up for our free Summer Reading program and choose from different reading challenges, earning prizes along the way!

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Community Kite Art

Location: Cotuit Library

FREE: Indoors

Visit Cotuit Library and help us create a colorful, patchwork rainbow kite! Grab a square and choose your color, then fill it in with your own design. When you are done, add it to the big kite that will be completed as others do the same!

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cotuit Kite Festival Family Day at the Cahoon

Location: Cahoon Museum of American Art

Register to make a kite between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Kite Making: Free

Museum Admission: $5/Family for the Day

Celebrate all things airborne at the Cahoon Museum! Artists Hilary Hutchison and David Sigel will be under the tent on the Museum lawn from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. offering a free hands-on mermaid or fish tail wind kite art activity. Have fun watching your fanciful creations come to life in front of the Museum where we will display them for all to see. Once you’ve made your kite, step inside the Museum for our special $5 per family admission and see the new exhibitions. Tour the Museum galleries and complete a seek-and-find of mermaid tails in our Ralph and Martha Cahoon paintings on display – find them all and you’ll take home a special prize. Rain or shine, expect to have a great time at the Cahoon!

11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.
Kite Making for Kids and Families with Glenn Davidson

Location: Freedom Hall

Register Here!

Materials Fee: $10

Join Cotuit Library and Kite Maker Glenn Davison to create your own kite from our assortment of craft supplies. Start with a pre-assembled kit or build your own from scratch! When your kite is complete, give it a go, and see if it flies at the beach! This event is indoors at Freedom Hall due to the inclement weather.

Glenn Davison is a kiting enthusiast who designs, builds, and flies kites. Formerly the Director of the American Kitefliers Association, Glenn has led more than 100 kite workshops in the USA and abroad and is the author of 9 books on kites- including kite physics, recycled kite making, kite repair and flying indoors!

2:00 p.m.
Storytime: Tales and Kite Tails

Location: Cotuit Library


Take your imagination to the skies with a special storytime! We will be outdoors (weather depending) for a few high-flying stories about clouds, kites, and the blue sky we all share.

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Kite Lending Kick Off!

Location: Cotuit Library


What's flying at Cotuit Library? Stop by the library to check out the new kites that will be for loan starting July 6th! So many colors and shapes, fun for all!

7:30 p.m.
A Kite at the Disco!

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts

FREE, if you bring a kite!

The week preceding 4th of July holiday weekend, we will decorate the main theater with kites hanging from the rafters. Think John Travolta on a kite. Think mylar glittering tails. Then the community can get in on the action as well. On Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. our DJ will be spinning the greatest hits of the disco era as patrons with proof of vaccination gather to dance the night away, and boy do we need it. Here’s the best part - admission is FREE to those who bring a kite! We’ll hang all the kites around the balcony in the theater and Fly, Robin, Fly.

July 4, 2021

10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service

Location: Cotuit Federated Church

Cotuit Federated Church's Sunday Worship Service will keep your spirits soaring with kites, color, and joy!

Red, White and Cotuit!
Cotuit 4th of July Celebration

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