Independence Day Events
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Nantucket Celebrates the Fourth of July!
Three Great Locations on One Great Day!
On Tuesday, July 4th, the Town of Nantucket will offer activities all day long to celebrate the nation’s Independence Day. Locations include the Main Street area, Children’s Beach, and Jetties Beach.
Main Street Area
8:30am-12:30pm, Sustainable Nantucket’s Farmer’s Market, Cambridge Street between Federal and South Water Streets.
8:30am-12:30pm, Food trucks will be located on Federal Street between Main and India Streets.
9:00am, Reading of the Declaration of Independence at Unitarian Universalist Church
11:00am, Musical performances on Federal Street.
Noon, Water competition between Nantucket Fire Department and Boynton Lane Reserves. The public should expect to get wet within the “Spray Zone” and will be limited in participating in handling the fire hoses of both Fire Companies, but not in the fun of getting wet. Both firetrucks will compete for bragging rights to fill 55-gallon drums with water! Attendees are asked to refrain from bringing water balloons, soakers and other 'water competition' materials.
10:00am, P.J. Moody sings the National Anthem and other patriotic music, Children’s Beach bandstand.
10:30am, Nanpuppets puppet show on the bandstand
11:00am, P.J. Moody returns to sing on the bandstand
11:30am, Bike parade around the park
10:00am-Noon, Zofia and Co. Photo Booth on the bandstand
Matt Fee Tea Toss, lawn in front of bandstand. Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals information table, lawn in front of bandstand Cornhole tournament, lawn in front of bandstand
5:00pm, Children’s Games on the beach, 3-legged, wheelbarrow, and potato sack races ending with the tug of war
9:00pm, Fireworks. The show lasts approximately 25-27 minutes and is shot from a barge just offshore.
Patriotic music will be simulcast on 97.7fm WACK radio.
Starting at 6:00pm NRTA Wave buses will depart from in front of The Whaling Museum on Broad Street every 10-15 minutes. Buses will return from Jetties Beach after the fireworks up to 10:30pm.
NOTICE: Activities, locations and times may be subject to change or cancellation at the last minute
For information about events sponsored by the Town of Nantucket, please visit their website here.