Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Cape & Islands - Cape Cod & Islands Celebrate 4th of July 2024!

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 field events! - Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket offer it all. For a posting of Cape Cod Fireworks and Parades, see our list at
fireworks Fireworks take place in the town of Mashpee on June 28. The Mashpee event is part of an evening long community picnic with food, entertainment, games and activities for the whole family starting at 5:00PM at Mashpee High School. The fireworks start around 9:00PM but why wait until then - join the fun all evening. Spirit of Sandwich 2024 is a 2 day event including an evening concert by The Moonlighters, starting at 7:00PM on July 29th, at Shawme Pond Bandstand with fireworks following at 9:00PM.

The town of Orleans will be launching fireworks over Rock Harbor on Tuesday July 2; Chatham fireworks over Veterans Field are also on July 2. On July 4th, starting at dusk, fireworks displays will explode over land and water in Provincetown, New Seabury, Falmouth, 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! Onset Bay Association has taken a break from hosting fireworks. Town of Barnstable has scheduled its fireworks display to August 31 due to nesting birds!

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 and otheer family friendly 4th of July events 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 - see our Cape Cod Fireworks and Parades page!

town bandLots of local music fills the air outdoors along Main Street during the Downtown Hyannis 4th of July Celeration starting at 2:30PM. The Moonlighters will be entertaining the crowds at Hyannis' Village Green Bandstand on July 4 at 5:00PM. Bring beach chairs or a blanket, a picnic supper, and plenty of bug spray to these outdoor musical events.

Cape Cod Music Logo Lots more free outdoor concerts this week include Toast & Jam taking the stage on June 24 to open the season of Eastham's Monday "Concerts on Windmill Green". On June 26, That 80s Band opens the Onset Summer of Love Concert Series 2024 at the Bandshell located at 1 Union Ave in Onset- concerts are weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:00PM. The Harwich Town Band opens the 2024 Weekly Summer Concert series on Tuesday June 25; Chatham Band opens their weekly Friday night summer concerts on June 28! Barnstable Town Band is in concert on Wednesday Evenings from July 3rd through August 28th, 7:00PM, at Village Green Bandstand at the Town Hall. On Tuesday, July 9th Paradise Rock opens the Summer 2024 Concert Series at Mashpee Community Park, from 6:00 to 7:30PM. Hear other weekly summer concerts at Brooks Park in Harwich, Kate Gould Park in Chatham, Aseleton Park in Hyannis, Parkers River Beach in Yarmouth, and Mike Stacy Park in DennisPort. Pans in Paradise (steel drum band), returns to Rock Harbor Beach at 6:00PM every Wednesday evening, weather permitting. Don't forget the Town Bands of Brewster, Barnstable, Chatham, Harwich and Falmouth too - traditional outdoor summer band concerts, offering an evening of music that includes Broadway tunes, jazz, big band, classical, pop and more! For details on these, many more this week, and other summer concerts, visit

baseballWhat's more American than baseball? Cape Cod & Martha's Vineyard are summer homes for some of the best baseball players from colleges all over the U.S.A. Cape League has 10 different teams, each with its own park in towns that spread from Wareham to Orleans. There are Cape Cod Baseball League games every day this Holiday week. Martha's Vineyard Sharks will be at home in the Shark Tank for several games over the coming weeks - see their schedule for details!

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, sand toys, a sun umbrella (please purchase a "sandgrabber" at the nearest 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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