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4th of July Fireworks and Parade Schedules

There are so many ways to celebrate the Fourth of July on the Cape and Islands. One of the nation's best Fourth of July fireworks shows is right here on Cape Cod, according to Travel & Leisure magazine, which named Falmouth's annual fireworks display as one of the 10 best in the country. The patriotic fireworks show is watched by 50,000 people each summer.


Independence Day Fireworks 2019

Cape Cod Fourth of July Fireworks
Independence Day Fireworks

Monday, July 1st (rain date July 2nd)

Mashpee - dusk - Head to Mashpee High School for the town of Mashpee’s spectacular fireworks display.

Thursday, July 4th

Edgartown 8:45 pm - Cap off a fun-filled Star-Spangled Banner day by watching a spectacular fireworks celebration with family and friends along Edgartown Harbor. This years' celebration will be one of the best. So put on your red, white and blue and wish America a happy birthday!

Plymouth 9:00pm - The Plymouth Waterfront comes alive on July 4th! The 4th of July concert begins at 7:30 featuring plenty of patriotic favorites and the fireworks start to light up the sky at 9:15.

Provincetown 8:45pm - Enjoy 4th of July Fireworks in P-town! They begin at dusk and can be seen from any bayside beach.

Falmouth 8:45pm - The fireworks are scheduled at dusk at Falmouth Heights Beach.

Hyannis 8:45pm - Head down to the beaches around Hyannis Harbor for the best views of the fireworks. Pack a picnic dinner and have dinner on the beach or grab a bite to eat at one of the downtown restaurants and walk to the beaches afterwards to catch the fireworks.

Friday, July 5th

Nantucket 9:00pm - Every July 4th, Jetties Beach on Nantucket is the place to be to view spectacular fireworks. What could be better than watching fireworks on a beach on Nantucket? A great family event!

Saturday, July 6th (rain date July 7th)

Orleans - Rock Harbor 8:45 pm - The annual fireworks display at Rock Harbor in honor of the 4th of July will be begin at dusk. Put on your red, white, and blue, and come celebrate America's birthday in Orleans.

Parades & Celebrations 2019

Children on 4th of July

Thursday, July 4

Bourne - 10:00 am - Clowns, bands, floats, fire trucks, sirens, horses, costumes, scouts, veterans and lots of flags will be part of the Fourth of July scene once again along main Street in Buzzards Bay. The parade route will be the intersection of Academy Drive and Main Street to the Bourne Veterans Memorial Community Building.

Centerville - 10:00 am - Neighborhood floats, decorated bikes and wagons, clowns, and bands will flood the streets of Centerville in this fun, festive parade. The parade will be followed by food, fun, and field games at the ball field behind the Centerville Recreation Building.

Edgartown - 5:00 pm - The Town of Edgartown's 4th of July parade is a long-standing tradition filled with fun for the entire family. As the parade winds through downtown and around each corner, you will see kilt-clad bagpipers, veterans, floats promoting the island's many non-profit organizations, firetrucks, animals and a whole lot of candy and excitement. A can't miss annual event!

Chatham - 9:30 am - Chatham’s Independence Day Parade, which started in 1908, is one of the oldest in the United States. It attracts over 20,000 spectators and showcases the pride of the community, its visitors and residents. 2019 theme for the Fourth of July Parade - Hooked on Chatham!

Falmouth - 10:00 am - Children and families dress in creative Uncle Sam costumes. Beginning at the Village Green at 10:00 am, they parade down Main Street to Margaret E. Noonan Park where a patriotic sing along will take place.

Orleans - 10:00 am - Marching bands, floats, music, clowns, and much, much more. The parade route goes down Eldredge Park Way, Route 6A, Main Street and Route 28 and back to Eldredge Park. This year's parade theme is Orleans Rocks!

Provincetown - 11:00 am - Come watch creative floats, marching bands, and enjoy the star spangled excitement of this parade. The parade begins at 11 am at the Harbor Hotel and proceeds along Commercial Street until Franklin Street.

Barnstable - 4:00 pm - Don't miss this 4th of July tradition. Big floats, small floats, bikes walkers, motorcycles and dogs are all included in this parade. The parade will step off promptly at 4:00 PM at the corner of Old Colony Road and Main Street in Hyannis. This year’s Grand Marshals will be members of the Barnstable Youth Commission. The Roaming Railroad makes its return and dozens more entries, many of which are new this year, will complement traditional favorites like the Colum Cille Pipe & Drum Band and Shriners Aleppo Brigade.

Nantucket - 10:00 am - Independence Day starts with traditional Main Street activities at 10 a.m., building to the famous water fight between fire departments. Children’s potato sack races, three-legged races, wheelbarrow races, and a tug of war commence at 5 p.m., and don’t miss the Balloon Wizard.

Cotuit - 11:00 am - The parade will begin at the Cotuit Post Office, proceeding down School Street to Main Street; taking a left on Main Street to the rear entrance of the Cotuit Elementary School, where it will end.

Barnstable Village - 9:00 am - 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 and proceeds down Main Street (Route 6A); left onto Mill Way and continue to the Village Hollow where it will end with various activities.

About Becky Fischer

About Becky Fischer: I have worked for since 2003. Currently serving as Marketing Manager, my position entails collaborating on all print and social media marketing efforts as well as the company's valuable relationship with 17 local Chambers of Commerce. In addition, I provide photography, video, and consultation services to vacation rental homeowners, and have photographed over 300 homes on the Cape and Islands. My husband and three children moved to Brewster in 2006. I grew up outside of Boston, spent summer vacations on Nantucket, and was married in Orleans. My favorite activities on the Cape are walking on the CCRT, deep breaths at the beach, and working with my community to support the schools and local events.