When: June 28, 2019 – July 5, 2019

About: The Fourth of July really kicks off the summer season in Provincetown! Our best advice to you is to get here as early as possible: the town fills up for the parade and then even more people arrive for the fireworks, and route 6 on the Outer Cape starts looking like a parking lot! But it’s worth the crowds. The parade starts at 11am and is a lot of fun; it’s a good reminder that Provincetown is home to the Mayflower Compact and where this whole celebration began.

The fireworks are at dusk—around 8:30pm—and take place right over the harbor, which means there are lots of viewing vantage-points. Bring chairs and insect repellant to any of the town beaches, or make a reservation at one of the restaurants that front the harbor (Ross’ Grill, the Red Inn, the Lobster Pot, Pepe’s, the Mews, and Fanizzi’s are all great for viewing). You can also see the fireworks from the Aqua Bar, the Harbor Lounge, and the Wave Bar.

The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum hosts a special July 4th evening celebration from 6-10pm. It’s possibly one of the best places on land from which to view the fireworks; if you’d rather be out on the water, the Dolphin Fleet is offering several special fireworks cruises.

The festivities aren’t only on the 4th, either. Independence Week in Provincetown is party central, with dances, DJs, pool parties, and lots and lots of fun. Check out your favorite bar or club for specials.