Fireworks, Parades and Fourth of July Events

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Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cuttyhunk

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There can be no better place to spend and enjoy the 4th of July celebrations with your family and friends than the beautiful and ever enticing islands of Cape Cod, Marthas Vineyard, Cuttyhunk and Nantucket. Enjoy the parades, fireworks, dances, and art throughout the various towns in each of the islands.

Please note that this year, fireworks are cancelled in most towns on the Cape and Islands.

Cuttyhunk, Massachusetts

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July 3rd, 5-7 PM Cuttyhunk Historic Society Opening Party and Live Auction
Events will be on the lawn of the CHS. Beverages provided. Bring an appetizer to share.

Nantucket, Massachusetts

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Sun, July 4 –  5 at 9 PM
Jetties Beach, Nantucket, MA
Nantucket celebrates the 4th of July with two days of all-American events. The celebrations wrap up with fireworks display on Thursday, July 5.

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

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Jul 2, 7:30 PM – Jul 8, 9:30 PM | Martha’s Vineyard Film Center
79 Beach Rd, Vineyard Haven, MA
In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary

Sun, Jul 4, 7 PM – Wed, Jul 7, 4 PM | Oak Bluffs Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA
Third Annual Retreat for Women of Color

Sun, Jul 4, 9:30 AM |Road Race, Tisbury School
40 W William St, Vineyard Haven, MA
Murdick’s Run the Chop Challenge

Sun, July 4 – July 6 | Martha’s Vineyard Landbank
167 Main St, Edgartown, MA
Hike, Bike, Kayak, Walk and Discover over 70 properties maintained by the M.V. Land Bank

Sun, July 4 | Sheriff Meadow Trails and Beaches
Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation
57 David Ave, Vineyard Haven, MA
If you enjoy hiking and biking the outdoors, these 20 properties around the Island maintained by Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation are a lot of fun!

Sun, July 4, 11 AM – 5 PM | Seaweed Fine Arts
Corinna Kaufman Seaweed Art Gallery
2 Mariners View Ln, Aquinnah, MA
Looking for a fun 4th? Explore Aquinnah with Corinna Kaufman’s exquisite and unique seaweed fine art in her historical home gallery right on the beach.

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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Jun 28, 11 AM – Sun, July 4, 8 PM | 18 North St, Hyannis, MA
12 Seaside Studios and Ocean St., Hyannis
Stroll through the colorful seaside Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties. Visitors will find something handmade, hand designed, or hand crafted by local artists.

July 1, 8:45PM, Mashpee 4th of July Fireworks
Mashpee High School – Route 151
Parking at the high school will begin at 8 pm, with fireworks starting around 8:45 pm. No vendors or other entertainment this year, but the display promises to be as spectacular as ever.

July 2 – 9, 2021 | Crown and Anchor Restaurant
247 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA
Independence Week features a line-up of international DJs, pool parties, dance parties and more!

Jul 2 – Sun, Jul 4 Drummer Boy Park | Festival of the Arts
773 Main St, Brewster, MA
22nd annual year bringing this festival to the public – come to see the exhibits!

July 3, 9:30AM, Parade in Chatham, Massachusetts
Downtown Chatham
2021 Theme: “Chatham: From Shell-tering in Place by the Sea, to Celebrating a New Beginning”.

Sun, July 4, Cape Cod Baseball
Various times/locations
Celebrate the Fourth by enjoying America’s favorite pastime! Free games will be held across the Cape on Independence Day: Harwich @ Brewster 5 p.m., Cotuit at Falmouth 6 p.m., Yarmouth-Dennis @ Hyannis 6 p.m., Bourne @ Wareham 6:30 p.m., Chatham @ Orleans 7 p.m.

Sun, July 4, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM Centerville Elementary School
658 Bay Ln, Centerville, MA
The Centerville Civic Association is hosting a FREE old fashioned Fourth of July celebration. Schedule: 9:00 am – Starting at Centerville Elementary.

Sun, July 4, 2 PM | Boat Parade
Hyannis Harbor & Aselton Park
Don’t miss the traditional Hyannis Marina Boat Parade which will take place in Hyannis Harbor.

July 4, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM | Centerville Elementary School
658 Bay Ln, Centerville, MA
Join the Centerville Civic Association for a FREE old fashioned Fourth of July celebration.

July 4, 2 – 5 PM | Waterfront Restaurant
1 Lighthouse Inn Rd, West Dennis, MA
Join the Class Hicks on the beach at the Waterfront Restaurant for cocktails, lunch, and appetizers! Listen, sing along, and dance to ’60s and ’70s Classic Rock and Roll! Open to the public.

Sun, July 4, 5PM | Music & Fireworks
Lewis Bay, Hyannis
Enjoy beautiful fireworks display at dusk overlooking scenic Hyannis Harbor. Before the fireworks, the Town Band will perform a concert on the Bandstand from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by special guests Mamma’s Marmalade. In addition to Aselton Park, the best spots to view the evening’s display are Bismore Park and Veteran’sx Park Beach.

Sun, July 4, 10:30 AM | Wellfleet Town Pier
255 Commercial St, Wellfleet, MA
Good Ole Fashioned Hometown Holiday Hurrah!

July 4, 12 PM – Sat, July 10, 12 PM | HI Truro Hostel
111 N Pamet Rd, Truro, MA
Camp Lightbulb is back in Provincetown for our yearly summer camps! The camp was founded in 2011 and is one of the very first summer camps for LGBTQ+ youth.

July 4, 1:30 – 4:00 PM | Cape Cod Canal Cruises
184 Onset Ave, Onset, MA
Cruise the Cape Cod Canal with the Fred Clayton Trio!

July 4, 9AM, The Annual Barnstable 4th of July Parade
A colorful parade of decorated cars, floats, police and fire vehicles will leave the Barnstable County Courthouse Complex parking lot at 10 a.m.

July 10, Evening Orleans Fireworks at Rock Harbor Beach
Orleans, Massachusetts
If you can’t make it to Rock Harbor, you also have a great vantage point from Skaket Beach. Rain date July 13.

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