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Cape Cod Fireworks

Updated: June 27, 2024

The Cape Cod fireworks schedule for 2024 includes displays all across the Cape - from 4th of July week, through the summer and fall, to New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Sparkling streaks and bursts of red, yellow, blue and orange in a dark night skySummer and Fall Festivals Have Fireworks Displays, Too!

Independence Day Fireworks

Mashpee, MA

When: June 28, 2024

Where: Mashpee High School, Mashpee MA

Time: Dusk

Insider's Tip: This fireworks display is a highlight of the annual Mashpee Community Picnic. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with games, food, music and entertainment for the whole family.

Sandwich, MA

When: June 29, 2024

Where:  Henry T. Wing School

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Insider's Tip: There'll be live music by The Moonlighters from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Orleans, MA

When: July 2, 2024

Where: Rock Harbor

Time: Dusk

Insider's Tip: You can also see the Rock Harbor fireworks display from nearby Skaket Beach. The Cape Cod Bay beaches in Brewster and Eastham offer views of the big boomers, too. They'll be off at a distance, but still fun to see.

Chatham, MA

When: July 2, 2024

Where: Veterans Field, Chatham, MA

Time: Around 9:00 p.m.

Insider's Tip: Make an evening of it! Children's activities start at 6 p.m., followed by the fireworks display at dusk. Lots of fun for the whole family!

Falmouth, MA

When:  July 4, 2024

Where: Falmouth Heights Beach

Time: Dusk

Insider's Tip: Do you have a portable radio? Be sure to bring it with you, and tune to PIXY 103 (102.9 FM) to hear the music that accompanies the fireworks.

Be sure to check out Falmouth PD's parking and road closure info before you go, and plan accordingly!

*Important: To protect the piping plovers and nesting terns that are currently nesting in Falmouth's south-facing beaches, the following rules have been put into place for fireworks viewing:

  • No dogs allowed on the beaches along Surf Drive;
  • Respect the fencing and signage along Surf Drive;
  • Stay out of fenced-in areas along Surf Drive
  • Respect and follow the directions of the Mass Audubon monitors and Town Staff.

Provincetown, MA

When: July 4, 2024

Where: Provincetown Harbor

Time: Dusk

Insider's Tip: For a very special experience, watch the fireworks from onboard a ship in the Harbor. On July 4th, Dolphin Fleet offers special combination whale watch plus fireworks cruises. These cruises are very popular, so reserve your spot early. (Dolphin Fleet: 1-800-826-9300)

*Note: Downtown streets will be closed to vehicle traffic  beginning at 3 p.m. If you hope to get into town and find a parking spot, get there early in the day. (The earlier, the better!)

Plymouth, MA

When: July 4, 2024

Where: Plymouth Harbor

Time: 9:15 p.m. (dusk)

Insider's Tip: For those on the "mainland" side of the Cape Cod Canal, Plymouth is the place to be for fireworks and more on July 4th! Go early, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the pre-fireworks concert by Plymouth Philharmonic at Pilgrim Memorial Park! 

In Case You Missed It ...

Again this year, the Barnstable/Hyannis fireworks display over Lewis Bay has been moved to early September. Details below.

Summer & Fall Fireworks Displays

Hyannis, MA

When: August 31, 2024

Where: Lewis Bay

Time: Just after dusk (around 8 p.m.)

Insider's Tip: The best viewing spots are the beaches around Hyannis Harbor (especially Veterans and Kalmus) and on the West Yarmouth beaches along Lewis Bay.

Pack a picnic basket for dinner and stake out your spot in late afternoon. Or have a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant, then walk to the beach for the fireworks show. (Don't forget your cover-up clothes. It gets chilly on the beach after sunset!)

West Dennis Beach Bonfire & Fireworks

When: September 1, 2024 around dusk

Where: West Dennis Beach, West Dennis, MA

More Info: Dennis Chamber of Commerce

This family friendly evening at West Dennis Beach begins at 6 p.m. with music, a beach bonfire and marshmallow roasting, followed by the big fireworks display at dusk.

The fireworks can also be seen from nearby beaches including Smugglers Beach in South Yarmouth.

Yarmouth Seaside Festival Fireworks

When: October 13, 2024, at dark

Where: Seagull Beach, West Yarmouth, MA

More Info: Yarmouth Seaside Festival

Yarmouth Seaside Festival is the "last hurrah" of the season in the town of Yarmouth. This popular annual Columbus Day weekend event features all sorts of activities including a huge crafts fair, canoe and kayak races, beach activities ... and the big fireworks display over Seagull Beach.

New Year's Fireworks Displays

First Night Chatham

When: December 31, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Veterans Field, Chatham

More Info: First Night Chatham

The town of Chatham welcomes the New Year with its ever-popular First Night celebration and an early fireworks display at Veteran's Field. That's a special treat for those of us who can't manage to stay awake until midnight! ;-)

The day's activities kick off with the traditional Town Photo at the Chatham Lighthouse at noon and reach their peak of noise and awe with the Noise Parade and Veterans Field Fireworks, and more activities until finishing around 9 p.m.

First Light Provincetown

When: December 31, 2024

Where: Provincetown Harbor

More Info: First Light Provincetown

"First Light" is Provincetown's gala, weekend-long New Year's celebration. Bundle up in your snuggies to watch all the colors and sparkles of fireworks over the Harbor. Such a fun and festive way to celebrate the arrival of a new year!

Handy to Have ...

On warm summer evenings by the ocean, the sand is damp and gnats come out at dusk.

To keep your "ooohs and aaahs" from turning to "ouches and icks", here are two things we always bring along for seaside fireworks viewing in the summer months.

Easy-Carry Beach Blanket

When it's time to plunk down on the beach to watch the fireworks show, these pretty, waterproof blankets make a comfy place to stretch out while keeping damp sand granules from invading your shorts. ;-)

At the end of the evening, just shake the blanket off and fold it up. No fuss, no muss - and it's light enough so the kids can carry it for you!

See color options, prices & availability at Amazon.com

Bug Repellant Wipes

Why is it that the best fireworks weather (a warm summer evening with no wind) just happens to be the buggiest weather, too? Bummer!

For years, I relied on a popular skin softener to keep me bite-free. Then a fishing buddy turned me on to Repel, and I became a convert.

 A quick once-over with this stuff repels all sorts of bugs for hours. The wipes are very handy to carry, too. Just stick 'em in your pocket and go!

 See prices & availability at Amazon.com

Enjoy the fireworks displays!

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