4th of July Events: 2016 Calendar for Lower Cape Cod

Wondering what to do for 4th of July weekend on the Cape this year? We’ve put together a list of local events that will be fun for the whole family!

From all of us at Snow’s, have a safe and fun holiday!



Barnstable Parade: Monday, July 4th at 9:00am

Chatham Parade: Monday, July 4th at 9:30am

Plymouth Parade: Monday, July 4th at 9:30am

Bourne Parade: Monday, July 4th at 10:00am

Centerville Parade: Monday, July 4th at 10:00am

Falmouth Bike & Carriage Parade: Monday, July 4th at 10:00am

Orleans Parade: Monday, July 4th at 10:00am

Sandwich Parade: Monday, July 4th at 10:00am

Provincetown Parade: Monday, July 4th at 11:00am

Cotuit Parade: Monday, July 4th at 11:00am

Sandwich Boat Parade: Monday, July 4th at 9:00pm



Mashpee @ Mashpee High School: Friday, July 1st at dusk (festivities begin at 5:00pm)

Orleans @ Rock Harbor: Saturday, July 2nd at dusk   *Rain Date: Sunday, July 3rd*

Edgartown @ Memorial Wharf: Monday, July 4th at dusk

Falmouth @ Falmouth Heights Beach: Monday, July 4th

Hyannis @ Lewis Bay: Monday, July 4th at dusk   *Rain Date: Saturday, September 3rd* 

Plymouth @ Plymouth Waterfront: Monday, July 4th at dusk

Provincetown @ Provincetown Harbor: Monday, July 4th at dusk



Craft Shows

By the Bay Fine Art & Craft Show @ Drummer Boy Field in Brewster: Friday & Saturday, July 1st & 2nd from 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday, July 3rd from 10:00am-4:00pm

Craft Festival @ Windmill Green in Eastham: Saturday, July 2nd from 10:00am- 5:00pm; Sunday, July 3rd from 10:00am-4:00pm

Sandwich Arts & Crafts Show @ Sandwich Library Lawn: Saturday, July 2nd from 10:00am-4:00pm


215th Army Band @ Village Green Park in Hyannis: Saturday, July 2nd from 7:00pm-9:00pm

Hyannis Sound (a cappella group) @ Historic 1717 Meeting House in West Barnstable: Sunday, July 3rd

Festivals & Celebrations

Mashpee Wampanoag 95th Annual Pow Wow @ Barnstable Fair Grounds: Friday, July 1st; Saturday, July 2nd; and Sunday, July 3rd

Strawberry Festival @ Wellfleet Preservation Hall: Sunday, July 3rd at 2:00pm

July 4th Strawberry Festival @ Chatham Methodist Church: Monday, July 4th

Cape Cod Canal Festival @ Buzzards Bay Park: Monday, July 4th from 10:00am-5:00pm; Tuesday, July 5th from 10:00am-4:00pm

Other Events of Interest

Tour Race Point Lighthouse in Provincetown: Saturday, July 2nd from 10:00am-3:00pm

Barnstable Village’s Haunted & History Tour: Saturday & Sunday, July 2nd & 3rd at 7:00pm

Tour Nauset Lighthouse in Eastham: Sunday, July 3rd from 4:30pm-7:30pm