The 13th annual Quahog Day took place Monday, June 21, at the Pelham Resort in Dennisport, where the Cape’s beloved hard-shelled mollusk, “Doug the Quahog” brought bright news with a forecast of 100 days of sunshine on tap.
Each year on the first day of summer, Doug predicts precisely how many days of sun we can look forward to on the Cape. Today’s forecast was Doug’s sunniest ever in his 13 years of duty.
“One hundred days, this is amazing!” commented Cape Cod Chamber CEO Wendy Northcross. “This will bring us into the shoulder months of September and October, which we all know are glorious on the Cape. This looks to be our longest and brightest summer in a very long time.”
As usual, Doug was joined by his sidekick “Johnny Quahog” to whom he secretly whispered his forecast. Chris Lambton, a Dennis selectman and HGTV personality, was on hand to emcee the festivities. And as always, Doug was flanked by his security team.
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. This year’s event is especially meaningful for the chamber as it coincides with its 100th anniversary. The forecast also comes just days into a post-pandemic world, where COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted and life is returning to normal.
“After a challenging year, we can now move forward, get back to normal and enjoy all that Cape Cod has to offer,” said Northcross. “We encourage everyone – residents and visitors – to get out and support our small businesses, restaurants and Main Streets, which have weathered a rocky year during the pandemic. It’s time to put your money where your heart is.”
Check out the full video from the 2021 Cape Cod Quahog Day here.