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Mapping Summer Fireworks Across the Cape & Islands, 2014

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Pyrotechnically pleasing boom times are upon us yet again. Hence, we've put together a handy guide to ten fireworks events happening this summer across Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Since not all of the celebrations are in honor of July 4th, be sure to take note of dates and, as always, the weather. Happy Independence Day!
UPDATED: Storm's a-brewin' so we've added the cancellations and postponements as of 7/3/14.


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1. Mashpee

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500 Old Barnstable Road
Mashpee, MA 02649
Mashpee fireworks blast off on July 1 at dusk at Mashpee High School with food, rides, games, and music kicking off at 5 p.m.

2. Falmouth

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Beach Road
Falmouth, MA
July 4th fireworks are scheduled for dusk at Falmouth Heights Beach. Tune into PIXY 103 (102.9 FM) for pyro-appropriate beats.
UPDATED: Rescheduled for Sunday, July 6 at dusk.

3. Barnstable

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480 Ocean Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Fireworks at dusk over Lewis Bay on July 4. The best views are from Veteran's Beach and Aselton Park. No rain date.
UPDATED: Due to the predicted inclement weather, the fireworks for the 4th of July have been canceled. The Town hopes to reschedule them for later this summer in celebration of the Town of Barnstable's 375 Anniversary.

4. Provincetown

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Province Lands Road
Provincetown, MA 02657
Fireworks start at dusk on July 4 and can be viewed from any bayside beach.
UPDATED: The July 4th parade scheduled for Friday at 11:00 am has been cancelled. The Fireworks Celebration has been postponed to Saturday July 5, 2014 at its regular time of 9pm.

5. Orleans

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Rock Harbor Road & Bay View Drive
Orleans, MA 02653
July 5 fireworks takes place at Rock Harbor, beginning at dusk. Rain date is Tuesday, July 6.
UPDATED: The Town of Orleans announced Thursday morning that the fireworks will be postponed from Saturday until the rain date of Sunday, July 6.

6. Onset

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Onset Beach
East Wareham, MA 02538
Onset Beach fireworks shoot off just over the bridge at dusk on July 5 with a July 6 rain date.

7. Edgartown

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Thayer Street
Edgartown, MA 02539
The Edgartown 4th of July Parade starts at exactly 5pm on July 4th. The Fireworks start at dusk on the harbor.
UPDATED: Edgartown Independence Day parade and fireworks postponed to July 5th. Parade will be at 5 PM and fireworks at dusk.

8. Nantucket

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4 Bathing Beach Road
Nantucket, MA 02554
Fireworks are set off from a barge at Jetties Beach at 9:00 p.m. on July 4th. Rain date is Friday, July 5.
UPDATED: Town officials on Tuesday announced all town-sponsored Independence Day activities scheduled for Friday, July 4 have been rescheduled to Saturday, July 5 due to the potential impact of Tropical Storm Arthur on the island.

9. Dennis

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Davis Beach Road
Dennis, MA 02670
Dennis SummerFest fireworks will take place at dusk on West Dennis Beach, August 16.

10. Oak Bluffs

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Seaview Avenue & Lake Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
Oak Bluffs Fireworks at dusk at Ocean Park on August 22. Hosted by Oak Bluffs Fireman's Civic Association, band concert at 8 p.m.

1. Mashpee

500 Old Barnstable Road, Mashpee, MA 02649
Mashpee fireworks blast off on July 1 at dusk at Mashpee High School with food, rides, games, and music kicking off at 5 p.m.
500 Old Barnstable Road
Mashpee, MA 02649

2. Falmouth

Beach Road, Falmouth, MA
July 4th fireworks are scheduled for dusk at Falmouth Heights Beach. Tune into PIXY 103 (102.9 FM) for pyro-appropriate beats.
UPDATED: Rescheduled for Sunday, July 6 at dusk.
Beach Road
Falmouth, MA

3. Barnstable

480 Ocean Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
Fireworks at dusk over Lewis Bay on July 4. The best views are from Veteran's Beach and Aselton Park. No rain date.
UPDATED: Due to the predicted inclement weather, the fireworks for the 4th of July have been canceled. The Town hopes to reschedule them for later this summer in celebration of the Town of Barnstable's 375 Anniversary.
480 Ocean Street
Hyannis, MA 02601

4. Provincetown

Province Lands Road, Provincetown, MA 02657
Fireworks start at dusk on July 4 and can be viewed from any bayside beach.
UPDATED: The July 4th parade scheduled for Friday at 11:00 am has been cancelled. The Fireworks Celebration has been postponed to Saturday July 5, 2014 at its regular time of 9pm.
Province Lands Road
Provincetown, MA 02657

5. Orleans

Rock Harbor Road & Bay View Drive, Orleans, MA 02653
July 5 fireworks takes place at Rock Harbor, beginning at dusk. Rain date is Tuesday, July 6.
UPDATED: The Town of Orleans announced Thursday morning that the fireworks will be postponed from Saturday until the rain date of Sunday, July 6.
Rock Harbor Road & Bay View Drive
Orleans, MA 02653

6. Onset

Onset Beach, East Wareham, MA 02538
Onset Beach fireworks shoot off just over the bridge at dusk on July 5 with a July 6 rain date.
Onset Beach
East Wareham, MA 02538

7. Edgartown

Thayer Street, Edgartown, MA 02539
The Edgartown 4th of July Parade starts at exactly 5pm on July 4th. The Fireworks start at dusk on the harbor.
UPDATED: Edgartown Independence Day parade and fireworks postponed to July 5th. Parade will be at 5 PM and fireworks at dusk.
Thayer Street
Edgartown, MA 02539

8. Nantucket

4 Bathing Beach Road, Nantucket, MA 02554
Fireworks are set off from a barge at Jetties Beach at 9:00 p.m. on July 4th. Rain date is Friday, July 5.
UPDATED: Town officials on Tuesday announced all town-sponsored Independence Day activities scheduled for Friday, July 4 have been rescheduled to Saturday, July 5 due to the potential impact of Tropical Storm Arthur on the island.
4 Bathing Beach Road
Nantucket, MA 02554

9. Dennis

Davis Beach Road, Dennis, MA 02670
Dennis SummerFest fireworks will take place at dusk on West Dennis Beach, August 16.
Davis Beach Road
Dennis, MA 02670

10. Oak Bluffs

Seaview Avenue & Lake Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
Oak Bluffs Fireworks at dusk at Ocean Park on August 22. Hosted by Oak Bluffs Fireman's Civic Association, band concert at 8 p.m.
Seaview Avenue & Lake Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557