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 2017 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!
Barnstable/West Barnstable - 7/4/18 Starts at 9 a.m., along Main Street (Rt. 6A) in Barnstable Village
Centerville - 7/4/18 Begins at 10 a.m. from Centerville Elementary School
Cotuit - 7/4/18 At 11 a.m. the parade will start from the Post Office and proceed down School Street and up Main Street to the Elementary School.
Hyannis - 7/4/18 Main Street is the place to be at 4 p.m. for the Hyannis 4th of July street parade
Hyannis Inner Harbor Boat Parade ~ 7/4/18 2pm Village Green, Main Street, Hyannis
The boats assemble and head to the inner harbor to show off their red, white and blue! Hosted by Hyannis Marina, best viewing is along Ocean Street at Hyannis Harbor around 2:00 PM.
Date: July 4, 2018
Place: Lewis Bay
Tip: 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!)
Bourne Parade - 7/4/18 Beginning at 10 a.m., along Main Street in Buzzards Bay
Chatham - 7/4/18 Chatham's parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m. and proceeds along Main Street
Parades & Fireworks:
July 4, 2018 5-11pm in Edgartown
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 - 7/4/18 The Bike & Carriage Parade begins at 10 a.m. from the Village Green, down Main Street to Peg Noonan Park
Woods Hole - 7/4/18 This popular 4th of July parade, organized by the Marine Biological Laboratory, begins at noon and proceeds down Water Street.
Date: July 4, 2018
Place: Falmouth Heights Beach
Tip: Bring a radio and tune to PIXY 103 (102.9 FM) to hear the music that accompanies the fireworks.
RUN JACK RUN Family Fun Run/Walk on July 4th- July 4,2018 9am
Trotting Park Field
This is unbelievably our 7th Annual RUN JACK RUN Family Fun Run/Walk in honor and celebration of Jack Pearsall, our son, brother, grandson, cousin, friend, teammate, classmate. It is incredible how this event has grown and continues to bring such positive people and energy into our lives. 4th of July marks the 7 year anniversary of losing Jack after he was hit by a drunk driver after the Mashpee town fireworks on July 1, 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!
RJR is a 1.2 mile run/walk between Jack's 2 soccer fields in Falmouth: Fred Toran Boys Varsity Soccer Field at FHS, down Gifford Street, to Trotting Park Soccer Fields.
REGISTRATION will open SOON at www.jackspact.org - Sign up early as shirts are limited to first come, first serve!
Check-In on Tuesday, July 4 from 7:30-8:30 AM at the Boy's soccer field at FHS - 874 Gifford Street Falmouth MA 02540. Limited parking available here, much more at Trotting Park. Drop offs and Carpooling encouraged!!!
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
Date: July 1, 2018
Place: Mashpee Middle/High School
Tip: The festivities begin at 4 p.m. with a whole evening of food, rides, games, music, and lots more.
7/4/18 The Department of Culture and Tourism will host the traditional Main Street activities on Wednesday, July 4thbeginning at 10:00 a.m. and culminating with the water fight between Town of Nantucket’s Fire Department and the Boynton Lane Reserves around NOON. Children’s Beach games (potato sack races, three legged races, wheel barrow races and tug-of-war) will begin at 5:00pm. The Balloon Wizard will be on the lawn. At 6:00pm, there will be music on the bandstand.
The Fireworks Display will be held on Thursday, July 5th at 9:00pm on Jetties Beach. Rain/ weather date is Friday, July 6th.
Date: July 7, 2018
Place: Onset Beach & Bay
Tip: 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!
Orleans - 7/4/18 Begins at 10 a.m. on Eldredge Park Way, goes along Rt. 6A, Main Street, Rt. 28 and back to Eldredge Park
Date: July 1, 2018 (rain date July 5th)
Time: Dusk (start btw 8:30 and 9:15 pm)
Place: Rock Harbor
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. You can also see them up close at Skaket Beach.
Provincetown - 7/4/18 Starting at 11 a.m. at the East End, Harbor Hotel, up Commercial Street to Franklin Street
Date: July 4, 2018
Place: Provincetown Harbor
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 as well as a fireworks-only cruise. These cruises are very popular, so reserve your spot early.
Sandwich - 7/4/18 The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Wing School on Water Street
Sandwich Boat Parade
When: July 4, 2018, 9 p.m.
Where: Shawme Pond, Sandwich
More Info: Sandwich Recreation Department (508) 888-4361
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.
Want to take part in the parade? Contact the Sandwich Recreation Department (see phone number, above) to enter your boat.
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Open House for New Nature Preschool Explorers Program
Saturday, May 12
Join Long Pasture's education staff to hear more about our new drop-off enrichment program for preschoolers!
No registration is necessary to attend the Open House. Families welcome! We hope to see you there.
About the Program
Nature Preschool Explorers is a drop-off enrichment program for children ages 3-5 that begins this fall. We'll spend most of our time exploring the sanctuary's outdoor "classrooms"—including forests, tidal flats, ponds, and our new nature playground.
Running from mid-September to mid-June, the program will meet once a week for 36 weeks. Parents can choose from one of three sessions offered—Tuesday mornings, Wednesday mornings, or Wednesday afternoons. Read More
Two Very Special Open House Events to Highlight our Celebration of Student Art
Tuesday Afternoon Information Session
May 15, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
May 16, drop in between 9:15 am to 11 am
or schedule for another day!
885 Sandwich Road | Sagamore www.bridgeviewmontessori.org Director of Admissions: Suzanne Lawson firstname.lastname@example.org | 508.888.3567 ~ serving students 2.9 to 12 years old ~
Cape Cod Parents Night Out!
Cape Cod Moms invites you to a free wellness talk at Cape Cod Children’s Museum, sponsored by The Wellness Champions and Dr. Bob Mulcahy of Mulcahy Family Chiropractic, Falmouth. Join us for light refreshments and learn how stress may be threatening your health without you even knowing it!
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Where: Cape Cod Children’s Museum, Mashpee, MA
RSVP: email@example.com with your name
Kids are welcome
Stress is known as the “silent killer” and is the number one trigger to heart attack. Heart attacks kill more Americans in the United States than any other disease! Stress also impacts one’s attention, leads to distraction, inefficiency, and spreads to others in your household including children. Dr. Bob will help give you the tools necessary to achieve better health and wellbeing for you and your family.
This past weekend our family journeyed to Boston for a short surprise mini vacation to see Sesame Street Live. My husband was the lucky winner of the grand prize Sesame Street Live Boston Bound Sweepstakes sponsored by Chrysler Pacifica. We had entered on a whim when we had been searching for something fun to do over vacation that would be good for both of our kids especially our daughter who is obsessed with Sesame Street. No one ever thinks they are going to be the winner, but someone does have to win right? This time it happened to be my husband and lucky for me and the kids he decided to take us along with him!
The event was towards the end of April vacation which this year we had decided to not travel, so it was a great surprise and a nice way to end vacation week. The kids were excited to go and stay in a hotel for two nights while enjoying the pool, an amazing view of Fenway Park (and the Army Navy game), breakfast and more! Mom and Dad were excited to not have to worry about cleaning a house.
Over the course of the weekend I realized just how much we needed this time as a family. Things had been super busy for the past few months and we really had not had a chance to unplug and enjoy some serious quality time together. We do enjoy daily and weekly family things together but to be able to take the time to spend a family focused weekend together with no working was truly a blessing.
Before the show started we made sure to go up and get some refreshments and stop by the bathroom. Having been to the Agganis Arena before for a family member’s graduation I knew the best bathroom to use is the one down at the furthest end with no line. We also stopped by the Chrysler Pacifica activity table and checked out some of the awesome features in the Pacifica including the vacuum and the screen games on the backs of the seats. The games had everything from Tic-Tac-Toe to the license plate game and more! I honestly didn’t know much about the Pacifica before the event and thought this kid friendly feature was a pretty awesome touch and would benefit families especially on road trips.
The show itself was well done and creative and although we weren’t on the floor, I enjoyed our seats up higher better as we could see everything going on. The kids danced and sang along. My personal favorite part of the show was when Oscar the Grouch made his appearance and sang his “I Love Trash” song. Oscar has been one of my favorite characters for a long time and while today we don’t see characters like this anymore, Oscar teaches important lessons to us and to our children. He reminds us it is okay to be different and to embrace that difference. He teaches us how confusing emotions can be and that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. My daughter’s favorite has always been Elmo and Abby (who flew across the stage) but Cookie Monster sure made her and my son super happy when he came on stage! And of course she loved dancing along with her favorite friends in the neighborhood!
After the show was over we went back to the hotel courtesy of transportation that was provided which definitely took some stress away from our lives after leaving a really fun show but can leave kids feeling a little over stimulated which can be hard to deal with as parents. Not having to hurry back to parking and deal with traffic certainly made the afternoon a little bit easier. After returning back to the hotel we were so tired we just ordered some dinner, snuggled down and watched a movie together!
The next morning we enjoyed some breakfast and packed our things. We spent a few hours in the pool prior to check out and then headed back to the Cape with our sleeping children mid afternoon. Sesame Street Live is currently touring across the United States and they will return to our region to Providence in November. Special thanks to Sesame Street, Chrysler Pacifica and of course the universe for all coming together to make this happen in our lives.
While we were lucky enough to have won this fun weekend away, it got me thinking that a short local vacation can be fun and often we overlook these options as parents especially during vacation week. We are definitely considering another fun mini local vacation for the future. It can be nice to stay some place like Boston or even here locally on Cape Cod and just unplugging with the family for 2-3 days! Find a local event taking place or a fun activity like Duck Boats, ice-cream or mini golf and just relax and enjoy one another. We don’t get long to enjoy our children when they are young so be sure to take what moments you can and soak it all in.
The Free Family Fun Fair is this weekend! Join them Saturday, April 7, 10-1 at Orleans Elementary School * Crafts, activities, games, resources and a surprise entertainer! Get ready for the Dj Tom Tuttle dance party and other fun shows/activities throughout the day including DJ Acqua.
On Saturday April 7th, the Waldorf School of Cape Cod in Cotuit invites families to join their annual Spring Day Celebration. Bring your young children for a festive day of Spring fun including crafts, seed planting, a puppet show, and a delicious lunch for purchase. The day begins at 10:00am, children will make fairy gardens, butterfly wands, and a pine comb lamb. Plant some pea seeds to take home and watch them grow. The puppet show begins at 11:45am and lunch will follow. Admission is $5 per family. Teachers and staff will be on hand to talk about our school programs including Parent & Child Classes, Nursery, Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle School. School tours will be available throughout the morning.
Being a young professional on Cape Cod can be challenging, especially while raising a family. Coming up next week on April 5th, from 8 AM to 5 PM at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel, Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP), a nonprofit organization that works to connect, engage, and advance Cape Cod’s young workforce and future leaders, is holding the 3rd Annual Shape Your Cape Summit. The Summit features interactive workshops and panel discussions on topics ranging from career development to civic engagement and work/life balance.
Amy Leonardi from Cape Cod Moms will join moderator, Adrienne Baumann, fromCape Cod Children's Museum and fellow panelists: Megan Kemp & Sarah Nitsch, from Cape Cod Children's Place; and Stacie Peugh, from Cape Cod YMCA in helping other young professionals with families on Cape Cod with resources and advice. Attendees will be able to learn from others who are currently navigating this road.
Amy is a native Cape Codder who returned to Cape Cod after college and other work opportunities to raise her family. Amy earned a dual degree in Elementary Education and English from Bridgewater State University. After teaching for a few years she returned to the family business in 2007 joining her father, Gary DellaPosta CPA, managing the office and marketing for the busy tax firm. In 2010 she started Cape Cod Moms, an online parent resource that offers advice, resource, events and more for local parents. This past February Cape Cod Moms held the 1st ever Cape Cod Parent Resource Fair helping to connect local parents and caregivers with resources and family friendly businesses, which was a success. Amy volunteers with the Falmouth Rotary Club and has served on the Board of Directors for the past 4 years. Amy was also selected as a Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine 40 Under 40 Professional during the Inaugural year. She currently lives in Falmouth with her husband Brian and their two children, Ethan and Olivia.
Hello from Cape Kids' Treasures!
Our HUGE Spring Children's Consignment Sale is this weekend!!
We have added an EXTRA shopping day! And we will be restocking inventory on Friday night to bring you NEW items on Saturday morning!
SAME LOCATION:770 Main Street
(behind Wimpy's Restaurant)
Osterville, MA 02655
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SHOPPING DETAILS:▪Over 30,000 items for babies and kids will be available!
▪Now you have 3 days to shop our Public Sale starting on Friday!
▪We have a Hold Area to hold large items for you while you shop.
▪Bring a basket or reusable bag to put your purchases in.
▪We accept cash and all major credit cards.
▪Note: We have a new credit card system to make the checkout process faster!
Are you coming to SHOP?? Let us know on our Facebook Event page. Check out our Facebook page for photos and videos throughout the weekend!
Get ready for Spring! Come and SHOP our SALE!!
Cape Cod Moms