Fourth of July Events on the Upper Cape

Independence Day is just around the corner. For us New Englanders, it’s been a longtime favorite holiday full of excitement, joy, summertime fun, and of course– fireworks! Even though the Falmouth Fireworks have been canceled for 2021, there are plenty of events to attend for this year’s 4th of July celebration here in the Falmouth area. 


What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than watching a game of America’s favorite pastime? Free baseball games will be held by the Cape Cod Baseball League across the Cape on Independence Day.

Check out the local Falmouth Commodores play the Cotuit Kettleers at 6 PM.The Commodores will host the game at Guv Fuller Field, located at 790 Main Street, Falmouth MA behind the Gus Canty Recreation Center.

You may also want to check out the Cape Cod Winery in East Falmouth. They will be offering live music on July 2nd and 3rd and yoga with Innerglow on July 4th.

We are crossing our fingers that the Carousel of Light will be open as well (tentative open date pending state approval is July 1st).

The Carousel of Light was created by Lance Shinkle, an artist from Falmouth, and it is one of the few hand-carved carousels in the country This is a great family activity, as they were selected as a Top Family Activities on Cape Cod: 2021 Winner. The carousel is located at Mullen-Hall School in downtown Falmouth. 


A fantastic display of fireworks will be hosted by the Town of Mashpee at Mashpee Middle-High School on July 1, 2021 (rain date set for July 2, 2021). Parking at the high school will begin at 6 PM, with fireworks starting around 9 PM. No parking will be allowed on Route 151 or Old Barnstable Road. 

Downtown Hyannis 

Hyannis will be holding activities you won’t want to miss out on! In the morning, they will put on the traditional Hyannis Port Mini-marathon & Parade. The fun run starts at the Post Office at 9 AM, followed by the parade at 11 AM., beginning at the Hyannisport Post Office on Longwood Avenue. 

There will also be non-stop entertainment on Hyannis Main Street from 2-9 PM, starting with the Hyannis Marina Boat Parade which will take place in Hyannis Harbor. The Aselton Park Fun Zone including family games and activities on the beautiful harborfront will run from 2-6 PM!

There will be music by DJs and live groups. To finish the night there will be fireworks over Hyannis Harbor from a barge in Lewis Bay. Read more about the Independence Day events hosted by Hyannis Main Street.


If you’re willing to drive around 40 minutes up to Sandwich, they will be hosting the “Spirit of Sandwich” parade. The holiday parade starts at 4 PM on Sunday, July 4th from the Henry T. Wing School on Water Street in Sandwich. The parade will make its way through downtown Sandwich via Main Street and Beale Avenue, and ending on Morse Road.

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