Our annual Cape Cod Fireworks & Parades listing is back! Every year this POPULAR listing helps local and visiting families find where the 4th of July Fireworks and Parades are taking place. Just check out our 2018 list to see all the past fun!
Below we have compiled a listing of all the fireworks, parades and other celebrations taking place across Cape Cod & the Islands. The list is in alphabetic order by town and will list any parades, fireworks or other activities taking place.
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 comment at the bottom of this post or email us and we are happy to add it!
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.) The best viewing spots are the beaches around Hyannis Harbor and on the West Yarmouth beaches along Lewis Bay. Pack a picnic basket for dinner and stake out your spot in late afternoon. Or have a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant, then walk to the beach for the fireworks show. (Don't forget your cover-up clothes. It gets chilly on the beach after sunset, even in July!)
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.
8:30am- RUN JACK RUN Family Fun Run/Walk on July 4thThis is our 8th Annual RUN JACK RUN Family Fun Run/Walk in honor and celebration of Jack Pearsall, our son, brother, grandson, cousin, friend, teammate, classmate. This event has grown and continues to bring such positive people and energy into our lives. **This year RJR has changed just slightly, it is still a one mile run/walk but will be held at the track surrounding Trotting Park Soccer Fields off of Gifford Street. It will start and end at Trotting Park. This year everything, including kid’s activities, facepaint, registration, and our annual scholarship awards, will all take place at Trotting Park Fields.
This 4th of July marks the 8 year anniversary of losing Jack after he was hit by a hit-and-run drunk driver in 2011. Spending this day together doing something Jack would love with friends, family and those who cared about him is the best way we've found to get through this day... come join us and take a stand against drunk driving.
"Be the Change. Think & Sign. Don't Drink & Drive."
If you have not already done so, please consider signing the "PACT", pledging not to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and encouraging others to do the same. Visit www.jackspact.org to pledge online today!
REGISTRATION will open SOON at www.jackspact.org - Sign up early as shirts are limited to first come, first serve!
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a timed or scored event, and entirely for your enjoyment and to honor Jack and raise awareness for the severity drunk driving. If you cannot participate, consider running RJR "virtually" from where ever you are and making a donation, or become an RJR Sponsor or Volunteer. Please see our website www.jackspact.org for more details.
**All proceeds of the event go to fund pro-social substance free activities for youth and the annual Jack Pearsall Memorial Soccer Scholarships and Jack's PACT Scholarships for graduating high school seniors who are Falmouth students who have signed "Jack's PACT".**
For more details visit our website at www.JacksPACT.org or email Samantha@jackspact.org
THANK YOU! We hope to see you on July 4th!
10 AM – The Bike & Carriage Parade begins at 10 a.m. from the Village Green, down Main Street to Peg Noonan Park.
Woods Hole Parade
Noon – This popular Fourth of July parade, organized by the Marine Biological Laboratory, begins at noon and proceeds down Water Street.
8:45 PM – Fireworks begin at dusk on July 4 (rain date July 5) at Falmouth Heights Beach. Do you have a portable radio? Be sure to bring it with you, and tune to PIXY 103 (102.9 FM) to hear the music that accompanies the fireworks.
* Important - Be sure to check out Falmouth PD's parking and road closure info before you go, and plan accordingly!
Mashpee Picnic and Fireworks
Date: July 1, 2019 (rain date July 2nd) 8:45 p.m. at Mashpee Middle/High School
The fun begin at 5 p.m. with a whole evening of food, rides, games, music, and activities for the entire family. Concerned about traffic and parking? Take a (free) shuttle ride from Old Barnstable Road to/from the festivities!
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.
Date: July 6, 2019 (rain date July 7th) at Dusk at Rock Harbor
You can also see the Rock Harbor fireworks display from nearby Skaket Beach. The Cape Cod Bay beaches in Brewster and Eastham offer views of the big boomers, too. They'll be off at a distance, but still fun to see.
8:30 AM – 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/
Begins at 10 a.m. on Eldredge Park Way, goes along Rt. 6A, Main Street, Rt. 28 and back to Eldredge Park
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! 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 as well as a fireworks-only cruise. These cruises are very popular, so reserve your spot early. (Dolphin Fleet: 1-800-826-9300)
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. There is also a boat parade at 9pm. The Sandwich Boat Parade has been around since the late 1800's! The Boat Parade is comprised of small boats and canoes decorated in creative ways using paper lanterns illuminated by candles. The boats parade by the bandstand for all to see, and for the Recreation Department and Recreation Committee to select the evening's winners.
The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Wing School on Water Street
July 6, 2019 (rain date July 7th) at Dusk at Onset Beach & Bay
The village of Onset is on the "mainland" side of the Cape Cod Canal, just over the bridge. It's an absolutely gorgeous little village, and well worth a visit!
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.
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