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 4, 2013
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 WMVY to hear the music that accompanies the fireworks.
Date: July 1, 2013 (Rain date July 2nd)
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, 2013
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 1, 2013 (rain date July 2nd)
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, 2013
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 6, 2013
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!
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 29, 2013
Place: Dennis-Yarmouth High School
Insider's Tip: This fireworks display is part of the Yarmouth Summer Celebration which runs from June 23rd through June 29th. Other events during the Celebration include comissioned sand sculpting at area businesses, a kids fishing derby, and "Kite Fun" with Archie & Friends at Seagull Beach and Bass River beaches.
Date: July 27, 2013
Place: Red Wilson Field, D-Y High School, 210 Station Avenue, South Yarmouth
Insider's Tip: This colorful extravaganza caps off the Cape Cod Baseball League's All-Star game festivities. Go for the game, stay for the fireworks!
Dennis Summerfest Celebration
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Place: West Dennis Beach
Annual Yarmouth Seaside Festival
Date: October 13, 2013
Place: Seagull Beach, South Yarmouth
First Night Chatham. Ring in 2014 with the first Cape Cod fireworks of the New Year!
Date: December 31, 2013
Place: Oyster Pond
Important Note: I've taken great effort to provide accurate information about the events on this page. However, the sponsors of these events may change the date, time, place, admission charges, etc. of their events at any time, without my knowledge. Please be sure to confirm all information directly with the sponsor before making any plans.