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Cape Cod Fireworks

Updated: December 29, 2021

The Cape Cod fireworks schedule for 2021 includes displays all across the Cape from 4th of July week 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 Festivals Have Fireworks Displays, Too!

*Note - As you'll see below, the status of some fireworks displays is still up in the air (yes, pun intended!). 

As plans are firmed up or canceled, I'll update this page. So stay tuned!

Or better still ... sign up for my Cape Days Newsletter to have the latest news on the fireworks displays and much more sent straight to your inbox!

Independence Day Fireworks

Mashpee, MA

When: July 1, 2021 *Canceled due to weather*

Where: Mashpee Middle/High School

Time: Around 8:45 p.m.

Insider's Tip: This year, it's a "dialed-back" celebration. No vendors, no activities, just a big, beautiful fireworks display.

Chatham, MA

When: July 1, 2021  *Postponed due to weather* (re-scheduled to August 5th)

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., and Dan Clark "The Singing Trooper" performs from 8-9 p.m., followed by the fireworks display at dusk. Lots of fun for the whole family!

Sandwich, MA

When: *CANCELED for 2021*

Where: Shawme Pond

Time: Around 9:30 p.m.

Insider's Tip: The special fireworks display is the culmination of a full day of activities in Sandwich that include a street parade, a boat parade, a 3-mile race and picnic.

Falmouth, MA

When: *CANCELED for 2021*

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.

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

Hyannis, MA

When: July 4, 2021

*UPDATE: 7/4/21 at 4:20 p.m. - The fireworks display is still on for tonight!

Where: Lewis Bay

Time: Dusk

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, even in July!)

Orleans, MA

When: July 10, 2021 (rain date July 13th)

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.

Provincetown, MA

When: *CANCELED for 2021*

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 whale watch plus fireworks cruises as well as a fireworks-only cruise. These cruises are very popular, so reserve your spot early. (Dolphin Fleet: 1-800-826-9300)

Onset-Wareham, MA

When: *CANCELED for 2021*

Where: Onset Beach & Bay

Time: Dusk

Insider's Tip: The village of Onset is on the "mainland" side of the Cape Cod Canal, just over the bridge. It's an absolutely gorgeous little village, and well worth a visit!

Plymouth, MA

When: July 5, 2021

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 on the evening of July 5th! Go early, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the pre-fireworks music by Legion Bud Band at Plymouth Memorial Park! 

Summer & Fall Fireworks Displays

Dennis Festival Days & Fireworks

When: *New Date - September 5, 2021 at 8:45 p.m.

Where: West Dennis Beach, West Dennis, MA

More Info: Dennis Chamber of Commerce FB Page

This family friendly evening at West Dennis Beach begins at 5:30 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.

Harwich Cranberry Arts & Music Festival

When: September 18, 2021, just after dark

Where: Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak Street, Harwich MA

More Info: Harwich Cranberry Festival

This two-day festival featrues an arts and crafts fair and the ever-popular CranJam Music Festival.

When the music winds down on Saturday night, stick around for the big fireworks display to cap off your day of fun!

Yarmouth Seaside Festival

When: October 10, 2021, around 8 p.m. Postponed to Monday night, October 11, 2021

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, 2021 at 5:30 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! ;-)

First Light Provincetown

When: January 1, 2022  *New Date - December 31st, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Provincetown Harbor

More Info: First Light Provincetown

"First Light" is Provincetown's gala, week-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!

Summer Fireworks Must-Have's ...

On warm summer evenings the sand is chilly and 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, this pretty, waterproof blanket makes 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 display!

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