Cape Cod fireworks displays are some of the finest you'll see anywhere. When it comes to blasting off the biggest, showiest fireworks, our Cape Cod towns really go all out!
4th of July Fireworks, Lewis Bay - Hyannis, MA
The most (and best) displays are during 4th of July week, when we celebrate America's Independence Day with parades down Main Street, barbecues and band concerts on the town square - and phenomenal fireworks shows from one end of Cape Cod to the other.
But that's not all ... The big boomers are set off during special fairs and festivals at other times of year, too.
And, we close out the old and ring in the New Year at "First Night" in Chatham with yet another big fireworks show.
If you're lucky enough to be on Cape Cod at fireworks time, you're in for a special treat!
Date: July 6, 2013 (2014 date TBA)
Time: 9:15 p.m.
Location: Bournedale Elementary School
Insider's Tip: The Elementary School is on Ernest Valeri Road (off Rt. 6), on the "mainland" side of the Canal.
Date: July 4, 2014
Place: Falmouth Heights Beach
Insider's Tip: Do you have a portable radio? Be sure to bring it with you, and tune to 92.7 FM to hear the music that accompanies the fireworks.
Date: July 1, 2013 (2014 date TBA)
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Place: Mashpee High School
Insider's Tip: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a family style picnic and carnival. Get there early and enjoy a whole evening of food, rides, games, music, and lots more.
Date: July 4, 2014
Place: Lewis Bay
Insider's Tip: The best viewing spots are the beaches around Hyannis Harbor. Pack a picnic basket for dinner and stake out your spot in late afternoon. Or have a bite to eat at a restaurant on Main Street or by the Harbor, then walk to the beach for the fireworks. (Don't forget your cover-up clothes. It gets chilly on the beach after sunset, even in July.)
Date: July 5, 2014 (Rain date July 6)
Place: Rock Harbor
Insider's 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.
Date: July 4, 2014
Place: Provincetown Harbor
Insider's 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 at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., as well as a fireworks-only cruise at 8 p.m. These cruises are very popular, so reserve your spot early. (Dolphin Fleet: 1-800-826-9300)
Date: July 5, 2014
Place: Onset Beach & Bay
Insider's Tip: The town of Onset is on the "mainland" side of the Cape Cod Canal, just over the bridge. It's an absolutely gorgeous little town, and well worth a visit!
Looking for Other 4th of July Week Events?
The 4th of July holiday week may have the biggest and the best fireworks displays.
But there are others during the year that are pretty darn good, too.
Date: June 27, 2014
Place: Dennis-Yarmouth High School
Insider's Tip: This fireworks display is part of the Yarmouth Summer Celebration which runs from June 21st through June 28th. Other events during the Celebration include sand sculpting contests, a kids' fishing derby, the Cape Cod Ice Cream Chill Off, "Kite Fun" at the beach, a youth sailing regatta, and a big beach barbeque.
Buzzards Bay (Bourne), MA
Cape Cod Canal Centennial Celebration
Date: July 29, 2014
Place: Over the Cape Cod Canal by the Railroad Bridge
Insider's Tip: This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Cape Cod Canal. This fireworks display is one of many celebratory events scheduled for the week of July 26 to August 3, 2014.
Dennis Summerfest Celebration
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013 (2014 date TBA)
Place: West Dennis Beach
Annual Yarmouth Seaside Festival
Date: October 12, 2014
Place: Seagull Beach, South Yarmouth
Ring in 2015 with the first big Cape Cod fireworks display of the New Year at Chatham's First Night celebration!
Date: December 31, 2014
Place: Oyster Pond
Insider's Tip: As a special treat for the young 'uns (and any of us who can't manage to stay awake until midnight ;-) there's an early "low level" fireworks show at 6:30 p.m. Watch the display from the parking lots and fields at the Chatham Community Center.
Note: The date, time, place, admission charges, etc. of the events on this page may be changed by the event sponsor at any time, without my knowledge. Please be sure to confirm all information directly with the sponsor before making any plans.