Whether it’s kicking off the summer season, celebrating our nation’s birthday on the 4th of July, or celebrating our community, Cape Cod knows how to party! Come out and bring the family to celebrate this summer and check out one of the Cape Cod fireworks displays happening this season!
Annual Mashpee Community Picnic and Fireworks
Date: July 1 (rain date July 2)
Location: Mashpee Middle / High School, Mashpee
Time: 8:45 pm
The family picnic starts on July 1st at 5:00 pm at the Mashpee Middle / High School before the Cape Cod fireworks display kicks off at 8:45 pm. To ease the traffic and parking issues associated with the event, there will be a free shuttle available from Old Barnstable Road to and from the event.
Falmouth Fireworks Display
Date: July 4 (July 5 rain date)
Location: Falmouth Heights Beach, Falmouth
Time: 8:45 pm
There will be road closures in place to accommodate the Falmouth 4th of July fireworks display that might affect your trip, so make sure you are aware so you don’t miss out on the fun! Bring along your radio and tune in to Pixy 103 to hear music that accompanies this Cape Cod fireworks display!
Hyannis 4th of July Fireworks Display
Date: July 4
Location: Michael K. Aselton Park, Hyannis
Time: 9:00 pm
Tune in to 95.1 for the soundtrack that goes along with this Cape Cod fireworks display which you can see from Michael K. Aselton Park and Veteran’s Beach. There will be a concert and activities before the fireworks at Michael K. Aselton Park starting at 6:30 pm for the whole family to enjoy.
Provincetown 4th of July Fireworks
Date: July 4
Location: Provincetown Harbor, Provincetown
Time: Approximately 9:00 pm
The fireworks display in Provincetown can be seen at any bay side beach in town as well as along Commercial Street. There is a fireworks cruise that takes place in Provincetown Harbor during the event you should check out for an up close and one of a kind experience.
Sandwich 4th of July Fireworks
Date: July 4
Location: Shawme Pond, Sandwich
Time: 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm (tentatively)
The town of Sandwich will be celebrating the 4th of July with a road race, a band concert, parade, family friendly fun and a Cape Cod fireworks finale! Finish up your full day of fun in Sandwich with the Sandwich 4th of July fireworks taking place between 9:30 pm and 10:00 pm over Shawme Pond.
Orleans Fireworks Display
Date: July 6 (rain date July 7)
Location: Rock Harbor, Orleans
Time: between 8:45 pm – 9:15 pm
The Orleans fireworks display can be seen on the Eastham side or the Orleans side of Rock Harbor, but they can also be viewed at some Brewster bay side beaches (such as Crosby and Linnell). Find out more about Brewster’s Beaches at “Brewster Beaches : Your Bay Side Vacation.”
All American Town of Dennis Fireworks
Date: August 31
Location: West Dennis Beach, Dennis
Time: 8:45 pm
There will be a bonfire at 5:00 pm at West Dennis Beach complete with marshmallows to roast, music by The Satellite Band and a fireworks display starting at 8:45 pm. There is a free shuttle that runs from Ezra Baker School (on Route 28) and the West Dennis Graded Schoolhouse to West Dennis Beach for this event.
What to Bring to a Cape Cod Fireworks Display
When preparing to take your family to a Cape Cod firework’s display, it is important to bring the essentials to ensure that everyone has a great time. As noted in the blog, some of the fireworks displays are set to music, so you want to be prepared. Take along a little portable radio or check to see if the radio station is available on your phone so you can get the full experience!
Since most of the fireworks displays are held at the beach, make sure you bring a sweater or sweatshirt for everyone in your group because even in July and August the beach gets chilly at night. Summer nights bring summer bugs, so take along some sort of insect repellent with you so you’re not distracted from the fun swatting mosquitoes.
A beach blanket or chairs will be helpful so you are comfortable and not just standing around waiting for the Cape Cod fireworks display to begin. At times, the fireworks are held up due to unforeseen circumstances so you want to be comfortable if that does happen to you so bring on the chairs.
If you have children with you, bring some glow sticks to keep the energy up and they will stay occupied if there is a wait. Projectiles such as frisbees and balls are not the best choice because you want to be respectful of your neighbors that are also trying to enjoy the Cape Cod fireworks display. A good old fashioned pail and shovel are always fun for the little ones as they wait for the Cape Cod fireworks display to begin! Snacks and drinks are always great to have on hand.
After a day of the beach, taking in some 4th of July fun or spending time with your family Cape Cod fireworks displays are a great way to end the night! Take the time before you head out with the family or your friends to enjoy a Cape Cod fireworks display to make sure you have everything necessary to have a fun and successful night for everyone.
Interested in making the most of your time on Cape Cod? Check out the “Free Cape Cod Kids Activities” that are offered throughout the summer for your children to enjoy. If you’re looking for an art, sports or nature based mini camp experience for your little ones this summer, check out our blog “Cape Cod Summer Camps.” There are programs going on throughout the summer around the Cape that would be of interest to most children.