Monday, June 29, 2015

Cape Cod & Islands - Happy 4th of July 2015!

patriot star4th of July fireworks bursting over Cape Cod Bay, Buzzards Bay, Nantucket Sound, even the Atlantic Ocean; Parades on Main Street, Band concerts on the green, Community picnics and sometimes even a tropical storm turned hurricane! - Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket offer it all. For a listing of Cape Cod Fireworks and Parades, continually updated for weather, see our list at AllCapeCod.

fireworksThe sky will be ablaze with color starting June 28 as fireworks explode over Yarmouth south side beaches, as part of the week long Yarmouth Summer Celebration Kick-Off. Check the skies over Willow Bend Country Club on Sunday June 28 for Cape and Islands United Way "Best Night of the Year" fireworks display. Fireworks take place in the town of Mashpee on July 1. The Mashpee event is part of an evening long community picnic with games, music and demonstrations starting at 5:00 PM at Mashpee High School. The fireworks start around 9:30pm but why wait until then - join the fun all evening (rain date is July 2). Look up in the sky on July 3, but don't trespass on the grounds - Tim's Cove, Osterville; The Ridge Club, Sandwich and Willowbend, Mashpee are launching private displays! On July 4th, starting at dusk, fireworks displays will be over the water in Provincetown, Barnstable, Falmouth, Onset, Edgartown, Nantucket and Plymouth. Grab a spot at the beach, go out on a boat, or find a high roof top deck and view it all! Wait a day and see some more firweorks! - at Rock Harbor, Orleans and New Seabury on July 5.

parade Cape Cod parades are true hometown America events with scout troops, decorated kid's bikes, home-made floats pulled by parents, pets, firetrucks, antique cars, local civic groups, and marching bands - and best of all candy throwing! Don't miss the 4th of July parades in Bourne, Orleans, Falmouth, Hyannis, Chatham, Sandwich, Provincetown, Edgartown - just to mention a few. parade For a real nautical flair, "head" to a boat parade in Hyannis Harbor, Shawme Pond in Sandwich, or the Star-Spangled Chatham Boat Parade in Oyster Pond. For a fairly complete listing - including parades being held the rest of the year - click here.

town bandPatriotic music fills the air outdoors before the fireworks with the Barnstable Town Band on the Village Green in Hyannis and the Chatham Town Band at Kate Gould Park. Dale and the Duds offers classic rock 'n' roll from the 50's and 60's at Shawme Pond Bandstand. Bring beach chairs or a blanket, a picnic supper, and plenty of bug spray. For details on these and other summer concerts, visit

beach path Looking for a quiet 4th of July? Of course, any day is a good day to spend relaxing at the Cape's wonderful beaches - pack a cooler, your sunscreen, boogie board, a sun umbrella (please purchase a "sandgrabber" at Christmas Tree Shops or Ocean State Job Lot for everyone's safety), some blankets and beach chairs!

Happy Fourth of July from all of us at!!!

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