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Fourth of July Cape Cod Events

The official Cape Cod kick off to summer is here! Fourth of July weekend has arrived and there are plenty of events to help celebrate Independence Day.

July 1st – Get in the holiday spirit this evening and catch the traditional Orleans fireworks display over Rock Harbor. The show begins at dusk (around 9pm) and can be viewed from Rock Harbor, and any Bay Beaches from Brewster to Eastham including Skaket Beach in Orleans.

If feel like getting out on the water, firework boat cruises will leave from Barnstable Harbor at 7:30pm on July 1st and 6:30 pm on the fourth. Complimentary appetizers, sandwiches, and desserts are included in the $65 ticket price. 508-362-6088.

If fireworks aren’t your thing, don’t miss the kick off to Chatham’s Friday night band concert series. This is good old fashioned family fun at the Kate Gould park Whit Tileston Band Stand downtown. Bring a picnic dinner and join the crowds of people lounged out on blankets taking in the tunes of Chatham’s big band. Don’t forget to grab an ice cream cone afterwards at Emack and Bolios to really ring in the summer!

July 3 – Old Fashioned July Fourth Celebration 1-4pm at the Schoolhouse Museum on Route 6 in Eastham. Ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s, cookies, and children’s activities.

July 4th – There are heaps of events taking place on the Cape today, but here are some highlights.

9am – Just down the street from the inn, the annual Chatham Fourth of July Parade takes place. Walk from the inn and enjoy music, floats, and vintage cars.

9pm – Provincetown Fireworks over Provincetown Harbor. Another spectacular display in honor of American’s indepence. Make an evening of it and dine at one of P-Town’s many fine restaurants. We suggest the Lobster Pot for casual waterfront dining or the Front Street Restaurant or Red Inn for higher end fare.

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