Since last year's Cape Cod Fireworks post was so POPULAR and we have gotten so many emails from families wanting to know when the 2015 list would be out we have decided to take on the task again.
Below we have compiled a listing of all the fireworks, parades and other celebrations taking place across Cape Cod & the Islands. If you know of a local event on Cape Cod, the Islands or any of the surrounding areas, that we have forgotten to include, then please use our form at the bottom of this post and we are happy to add it!
Cape Cod Fireworks for Independence Day
Date: July 1, 2015 (rain date July 2nd)
The Mashpee Family Picnic & Fireworks are POSTPONED until Thursday, July 2nd due to forecast inclement weather.
Place: Mashpee High School
Local Tip: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a whole evening of food, rides, games, music, and lots more.
Date: July 3, 2015 (Rain Date is July 5)
Place: Tim's Cove
Fireworks Shot from barge in Tim's Cove. - July 3, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Date: July 4
Place: Memorial Wharf/Harbor
Local Tip: claim your seat on Memorial Wharf or any other harbor front location for a resplendent display over the water. Display begins as darkness falls. Free and all are welcome.
Date: July 4, 2015
Place: Falmouth Heights Beach
Local Tip: Bring a radio and tune to PIXY 103 (102.9 FM) to hear the music that accompanies the fireworks
Date: July 4, 2015 (Rain date July 5)
Place: Wequassett Inn - On Pleasant Bay
Local Tip: Shot from 2 Barges off Wequassett Inn - On Pleasant Bay-Private, but the sky is free!
Date: July 4, 2015
Place: Lewis Bay
Local Tip: The best viewing spots are the beaches around Hyannis Harbor and on the West Yarmouth beaches along Lewis Bay.
Date: July 4, 2015 (rain date is July 5th)
Time: 9 PM
Place: Jetties Beach
Date: July 4, 2015
Place: Onset Beach & Bay
Local Tip: The town of Onset is on the "mainland" side of the Cape Cod Canal, just over the bridge. It's an absolutely gorgeous little town, and well worth a visit!
Date: July 5, 2015 (rain date July 6th)
Place: Rock Harbor
Local Tip: You can also see the Rock Harbor fireworks display from Cape Cod Bay beaches in Brewster and Eastham. They'll be off at a distance, but still fun to see.
Date: July 4, 2015
Time: 9:00-9:15PM depending on night sky
Place: Plymouth Waterfront!
Date: July 4, 2015
Place: Provincetown Harbor
Local Tip: For a very special experience - watch the fireworks from onboard a ship in the Harbor. On July 4th, Dolphin Fleet offers whale watch plus fireworks cruises at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., as well as a fireworks-only cruise at 8 p.m. These cruises are very popular, so reserve your spot early. (Dolphin Fleet: 1-800-826-9300)
Along Main Street in Buzzards Bay
After parade: The First Annual Cape Cod Canal Fest, a celebration to benefit the National Marine Life Center, will be held July 4th and July 5th at Buzzards Bay Park. Join us for this exciting new event for the Buzzards Bay community and the marine life that call the area home.
Expected Events and Attractions
~ July 4th Parade starting at 10am on Main Street
~ Arts and Crafts Fair
~ Music on the bandstand
~ Sea Food Tent
~ Kids Activities
~ Farmer’s Market
~ Beer & Wine Garden
~ Food Vendors and Food Trucks
For more information, including how to sign up to be an exhibitor or volunteer, visit:
Centerville Parade ~
Route that goes from the Centerville Elementary School, up Bay Lane, then right onto Bumps River Road, left onto Park Avenue, right onto Main Street, and continuing to the Centerville Recreation Building where it ends.
Chatham Independence Day Parade ~
9:30 - 11:30 am
549 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633
Chatham's 2015 July 4th Independence Day Parade's theme is "Distinctly Chatham" - This year's parade is a celebration of Chatham's architecture, sounds, people, history, nature and the memories it creates that makes Chatham different from any place on earth.
Chatham Boat Parade
July 5th, 2015
2015 Star-Spangled Chatham Boat Parade
- Sunday, July 05, 2015 at Oyster Pond Beach, Chatham
Participants meet at 12:30 PM- View the parade at 1:30 PMParade up the Oyster River to Oyster Pond. This free event is open to all small boat operators. Deck out your boat (and crew)in patriotic Fourth of July themes and join the flotilla, or cheer them on from shore! Prizes will be awarded.
Sponsored by Monomoy Yacht Club.
11:00 a.m. the parade will start from the Post Office and proceed down School Street and up Main Street to the Waldorf School. Individuals walking or riding bikes do NOT need to register however should be in the Post Office Parking lot by 10:30 a.m. Due to safety concerns walkers/bicycles will be the finale of the parade entrants, and are considered our “Parade Finale Sparklers”
Edgartown Parade ~
Celebrate the Fourth of July with Edgartown’s traditional parade & fireworks. Enjoy the traditional late afternoon parade then head over to lawn of the Dr. Daniel Fisher house on Main Street for burgers and hot dogs at the MV Preservation Trust’s annual BBQ. Then claim your seat on Memorial Wharf or any other harbor front location for a resplendent display over the water. Display begins as darkness falls. Free and all are welcome.
Falmouth July 4th Bike and Carriage Parade ~
Falmouth Village Green, Main Street, Falmouth Children and families dress in creative Uncle Sam costumes. Beginning at the Village Green at 10 am, they parade down Main Street to Peg Noonan Park where prizes are awarded. Each child participating in the parade receives a free ride coupon for the Carousel of Light.
Hyannis Main Street Parade ~
Year after year the Hyannis 4th of July Parade delivers an entertaining event with good music, acts and community spirit. This year, presenting under the theme of Star Spangled Salute, will be no different. Once again, the parade will take place on July 4th on Main Street, Hyannis at 4pm. The parade route will start at the intersection of Ocean Street and Main Street and then finish at Sea Street.
The parade will begin at the Hyannisport Post Office on Longwood Avenue; left onto Washington Avenue; right onto Lafayette Avenue; left onto Winchester Avenue; left onto Scudder Avenue; and continue onto Dale Avenue to the West
Beach Club, where it will end.
Orleans 2015 Fourth of July Parade ~
Eldredge Park Way, Orleans
July 4, 2015 – 9:30 am
Begins at Mayflower Business Park
428-430 Court Street
Begins East End, Harbor Hotel and proceeds up Commercial to Franklin Street. Fireworks start at dusk over Provincetown Harbor (view from any bayside beach)
Henry T. Wing School, 33 Water Street.
Sandwich Boat Parade
The boats will parade by Shawme Pond Bandstand at 9 PM on Route 130 behind Town Hall during our concert.
The 2015 4th of July Parade - "Surf's Up!" Parade route: up Holbrook Avenue, right on Main Street, continue down Main Street, turns right on Commercial Street and ends at the Wellfleet Town Pier.
Classic car parade begins at 9:30AM, followed by the general parade starts at 10:00AM.
West Barnstable –
From the County Complex on Railroad Avenue, proceed down Main Street, turn left onto Mill Way and end at the Village Hollow. Simultaneously the Hyannisport Beach Club 2K run/parade will be taking place.
Woods Hole Independence Day Parade ~
The Parade will begin near The Woods Hole School and will end at the Waterfront Park where the MBL Club will serve free watermelon and refreshments to the public. Saturday, July 4. Free!
Other Cape Cod & Islands Fireworks and Fun!
Yarmouth Summer Celebration
Date: June 28, 2015 (rain date June 29th)
Place: Can be seen from south-side beaches in Yarmouth
Local Tip: Yarmouth Summer Celebration runs from June 26th through July 3rd, 2015. Other events during the Celebration include sand sculpting contests, a Full Moon Fishing Clinic and Derby, kite-flying fun at the beach, and a big beach BBQ.
See the Yarmouth Summer Celebration website (yarmouthsummercelebration.com) for details.
Sandwich Town Fair
Date: July 10, 2015 (rain date July 11th)
Time: Dusk or after
Place: On the grounds of Sandwich High School
Local Tip: See the Fair schedule, admission and parking info at sandwichtownfair.org
Dennis SummerFest Celebration
Date: August 15, 2015
Place: West Dennis Beach
Local Tip: This weekend the town of Dennis brings on the fun with an array of family oriented events all over town. Saturday evening's festivities at West Dennis Beach include bonfires, live music, and the big fireworks show.
For more information, visit the Dennis Chamber of Commerce website at dennischamber.com
Yarmouth Seaside Festival
Date: October 11, 2015
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Seagull Beach, South Yarmouth
Local Tip: The Seaside Festival is the "last hurrah" of the season in the town of Yarmouth. This popular annual Columbus Day weekend event features all sorts of activities including a road race, a huge crafts fair, canoe and kayak races, beach activities, a bonfire, a parade ... and the big fireworks display over Seagull Beach.
For more information, visit the Festival's website at yarmouthseasidefestival.com
Ring in the New Year with the first big Cape Cod fireworks display of 2016 at Chatham's First Night celebration!
Date: December 31st
Place: Oyster Pond
Local Tip: As a special treat for the kids, there's an early "low level" fireworks show at 6:30 p.m. Watch the early-evening display from the parking lots and fields at the Chatham Community Center.
For more about First Night, visit firstnightchatham.com