The 14th Annual Quahog Day was marked this morning by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, with the Cape’s beloved hard-shelled mollusk “Doug the Quahog” declaring a forecast of 85 days of sunshine ahead.
Today’s ceremony was held at Aselton Park overlooking Hyannis Harbor. Doug was joined by his sidekick “Johnny Quahog” to whom he secretly whispered his forecast. Stephanie Viva, longtime Cape Cod radio personality, was on hand to emcee the festivities.
Quahog Day was conceived by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce in 2009 and has come to symbolize a rite of passage into the summer season for Cape Codders. The forecast also comes ahead of a summer that is expected to be another record-breaking year with rentals nearly 100 percent booked.
“With rentals and occupancy rates looking to be at an all-time high, this should be a prosperous summer for our business community,” said Paul Niedzwiecki, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce CEO. “The Cape is ready to welcome visitors from near and far with open arms and we hope everyone will support our small businesses, restaurants and Main Streets, many of which are still recovering from the pandemic. As we like to say, put your money where your heart is!”