We can't imagine anything better than enjoying the 4th of July on one of Cape Cod's beautiful sandy beaches with friends & family. When celebrating our nation’s birthday, is there really any better place to be? Fun fact: Massachusetts was the first state to recognize Independence Day as a holiday, all the way back in 1871! So if you live here year round or if you are visiting with family for the holiday, we've compiled a list of what's happening in your town on this special so you can be sure to catch one of the many great fireworks displays that happen here every year!
Check out the list of 4th of July fireworks, parades, and more taking place across the Cape. All date's are July 4th, 2019 unless otherwise noted!
9 AM – Barnstable / West Barnstable – Don’t miss this 4th of July tradition. Big floats, small floats, bikes walkers, motorcycles and dogs are all included in this parade. It begins at the County Complex on Railroad Avenue at 9 a.m. and proceeds down Main Street (Route 6A), left onto Mill Way and continues to the Village Hollow where it will end with various activities.
10 AM – Centerville- Neighborhood floats, decorated bikes and wagons, clowns, and bands will flood the streets of Centerville in this fun, festive parade. The parade, which begins at 10 a.m., will be followed by food, fun, and field games at the ball field behind the Centerville Recreation Building. The parade will form on the grounds of Centerville Elementary School and proceed up Bay Lane, take a right onto Bumps River Road; left onto Park Avenue; right onto Main Street; and continue to the Centerville Recreation Building where it will end.
11 AM – Cotuit – The parade will begin at the Post Office, proceed down School Street to Main Street. It will then turn left on Main Street to the rear of the entrance of the Cotuit Elementary School, where it will conclude.
11 AM – Hyannisport – Following the Hyannisport Beach Club 2k Run at 9 AM, the parade will lineup and begin at the Hyannisport Post Office on Longwood Avenue, turning left onto Washington Ave and right onto Lafayette Avenue. Then it will turn left onto Winchester Ave, left onto Scudder and continue onto Dale Ave to the West Beach Club. This is where it will end.
2 PM – Hyannis Inner Harbor Boat Parade – Hyannis Marina invites all to a July 4 boat parade at 2 p.m. The best viewing is along Ocean Street at Hyannis Harbor. If you are a boater and want to participate, the boats assemble off of Hyannis Yacht Club and head to the inner harbor to show off their red, white and blue.
4 PM – Hyannis Main Street Parade – The parade will start at the corner of Ocean Street and travel along Main Street for a half mile, ending at the corner of Sea Street.
5-7 PM – Enjoy family lawn games, free rides by the Roaming Railroad, jugglers and bubble fun on the Village Green in Hyannis beginning at 5 p.m. Nicholas Suchecki Jazz Quartet will perform. There will be pre-fireworks music and activities in Aselton Park beginning at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks over Hyannis Harbor and Lewis Bay begin at 9 p.m. (Rain date for fireworks only is Saturday, Aug. 31.)
Barnstable / Hyannis Fireworks
6:30 PM – Concert Featuring Anna and the Moderns at Aselton Park. Family friendly event.
9 PM – There will be music and activities in Aselton Park beginning at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks over Hyannis Harbor begin at 9 p.m. (Rain date for fireworks only is Saturday, Aug. 31.)
10 AM – Bourne on the Fourth of July Parade begins at 10 a.m., rain or shine, on Main Street in Buzzards Bay. This parade is put on each year with the help of volunteers, donations and Town support.
9:30 – 11:30 AM – Chatham’s Independence Day Parade, running from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Main Street, is one of the oldest in the United States. This year’s parade theme is “Chatham Honors You! Service Members Past, Present, Future!” The theme honors all men and women who served the country in all wars, as well as those who serve during peacetime.
Edgartown Parade and Fireworks
5 PM – Come view the Edgartown 4th of July parade and spectacular Edgartown Harbor fireworks. Enjoy delicious treats, sales at local shops, and so much more during this festive time in town! The parade begins at 5 p.m. on July 4 and the fireworks start at dusk on the harbor.
10 AM – The Bike & Carriage Parade begins at 10 a.m. from the Village Green, down Main Street to Peg Noonan Park.
8:45 PM – Fireworks begin at dusk on July 4 (rain date July 5) at Falmouth Heights Beach. Be sure to check out Falmouth PD’s parking and road closure info before you go, and plan accordingly!
Mashpee Picnic and Fireworks
July 1st at 5PM with a July 2nd rain date -- Carnival style games and music begin around 5pm with fireworks beginning at dusk. Located at Mashpee High School.
10 AM – The parade starts at 10 AM on Main Street, which culminates in the water fight between fire departments. Children races and rug of war to begin at 5 PM.
July 5th at 9 PM – Fireworks will begin at Jetties Beach.
10AM -- The parade begins at Orleans Elementary School on Eldridge Park Way and continues on to 6A, Rt 28, and back to Eldridge Park Way. (Rain or Shine)
8:30 PM – July 6th – Fireworks take place July 6 (rain date July 7) at Rock Harbor in Orleans. The fireworks start between 8:30 and 9:15 pm. You can watch from the other side of Rock Harbor which can be accessed at Dyer Prince Rd., Eastham, or Boat Meadow Landing, Eastham, which can be accessed from Bay View Rd. We suggest Crosby Beach or the Linnell Landing Beach in Brewster as other options for viewing the fireworks as well. Visit orleanscapecod.org/event/july-fourth-fireworks-orleans-ma/
11 AM – July 4th Parade starts at 11a.m., begins East End, Harbor Hotel and proceeds up Commercial to Franklin Street.
Dusk – Approximately 9 PM – Fireworks start at dusk over Provincetown Harbor (view from any Bayside Beach). Lots of fun! Fireworks will begin over Provincetown Harbor. Get in early as it fills up fast. You’ll be seeing fireworks like these in no time!
9:30 PM – This special fireworks display is the culmination of a full day of activities in Sandwich that include a street parade, a boat parade, a 3-mile race and picnic. Fireworks scheduled for July 4 at 9:30 p.m. over Shawme Pond. Date is still tentative.
9:30 AM – The Annual Wellfleet Fourth of July Parade route runs up Holbrook Avenue, turns right on Main Street, continues down Main Street, turns right on East Commercial Street and ends at the Wellfleet Town Pier. The Judge’s stand sits out on the lawn of the Town Hall on Main Street. The classic car parade begins at 9:30 a.m. and the float parade starts at 10 a.m. Participants assemble on the Town Pier to line up and meet the parade judges. The parade float winner will receive a grand prize trophy.
Woods Hole Parade
Noon – This popular Fourth of July parade, organized by the Marine Biological Laboratory, begins at noon and proceeds down Water Street.
From everyone here at Nichole Willey & Associates, we wish you a safe & happy July 4th holiday and Summer 2019 season! If you are visiting and thinking about purchasing a home here on Cape Cod we would love to help you find the perfect home for you! Start your search today here or contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org | 508-737-3567.