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Best Things to Do on the Fourth of July on Cape Cod

Are you planning to celebrate Independence Day on Cape Cod? From lively village parades and breathtaking fireworks displays to patriotic concerts that will have you singing along, here’s a round-up of the best ways to show your red, white, and blue pride this Fourth of July on Cape Cod!


Best Things to Do on the Fourth of July on Cape Cod

Fourth of July Fireworks on Cape Cod


ROCK HARBOR, ORLEANS | Tuesday, July 2

Enjoy the fireworks from Rock Harbor or Skaket Beach, with a stunning sunset just before the display.


PROVINCETOWN HARBOR Thursday, July 4 

Watch fireworks at dusk in Provincetown, with the unique option of a whale watch cruise that provides a front-seat view of both breaching humpbacks and the fireworks.


FALMOUTH HEIGHTS BEACH, FALMOUTH | Thursday, July 4

Experience one of the country's most spectacular fireworks displays at Falmouth Heights Beach. Bring a radio and tune in to PIXY 103 (102.9 FM) for a music show accompanying the fireworks.


Fourth of July Parades on Cape Cod


Cape Cod’s parades feature festively decorated floats, marching bands, clowns, illuminated boats, and even dogs dressed as Uncle Sam. Here are some must-see parades:


BARNSTABLE VILLAGE:

The 1.2-mile parade starts at 9 a.m., leaving from the Barnstable County Courthouse Complex parking lot.


CHATHAM:

One of the oldest Independence Day parades in the country, starting at 9:30 a.m. along Main Street.


CENTERVILLE:

Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at Centerville Elementary School, proceeding along Bumps River Road, Park Avenue, and Main Street.


COTUIT:

Begins at 11 a.m. on School Street, continuing down Main Street to the former Cotuit Elementary School.


HYANNIS HARBOR BOAT PARADE: 

Starting at 5 p.m., boats decorated in red, white, and blue will parade around Hyannis Harbor.


HYANNIS PORT MINI-MARATHON & PARADE:  

The fun run starts at 9 a.m., followed by the parade at 11 a.m., starting at the Hyannis Port Post Office.


ORLEANS:  

The parade kicks off from Eldredge Parkway at 10 a.m., showcasing the pride of the Orleans community.


PROVINCETOWN:

The colorful parade starts at 11 a.m. down Commercial Street.


SANDWICH:  

The "Spirit of Sandwich" parade starts at 10:30 a.m. from the Henry T. Wing School, ending with a family picnic.


WELLFLEET HOMETOWN HOLIDAY PARADE:

The nostalgic parade begins at 9:30 a.m. with a classic car parade followed by a float parade at 10 a.m.


Other Independence Day Fun on Cape Cod


THURSDAY, JULY 4


4th of July in Downtown Hyannis:

From 4 to 7:30 p.m., enjoy lively music on Main Street and at the Hyannis Village Green Bandstand. Admission is free! Expect pop-up musical performances, giant puppets, jugglers, and more. The Yarmouth Minutemen will also host an educational re-enactment on the Village Green. The evening culminates with performances by the Cape Cod Ukulele Club, the Cape Cod Moonlighters Big Band, and community drumming with Sam Holmstock.


Cape Symphony and Town of Barnstable “Joy 4 July” Celebration at Aselton Park:  

Enjoy a free outdoor concert by Cape Symphony at 7:30 p.m. No tickets are required. Free shuttle service will be provided from the Cape Cod Maritime Museum.


Cape Cod Baseball League:

Celebrate by enjoying America’s favorite pastime with free games across the Cape. Find your local team’s schedule here: https://www.capecodleague.com/schedule/2024-06-30


FRIDAY, JULY 5


Cotuit Firecracker Classic Road Race:

Join this Independence Day tradition with a 5K race through the village of Cotuit, starting at 6 p.m. For more info go to: https://www.semcsports.com/


Make the most of your Fourth of July on Cape Cod with these festive events and celebrations!



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