One of the best parts about living on Cape Cod is the community events that occur throughout the year. Fourth of July is no exception.
Most towns and villages host their own parades to celebrate the good old U.S. of A, but Hyannis has the largest and certainly most festive.
The theme of the 15th annual Town of Barnstable 4th of July Parade is “Main Street, USA” and will feature over fifty floats, several community groups, school bands and spirit groups, as well as a children’s bike parade. Thousands of people line the parade route, which starts at the intersection of Ocean Street and Main Street and continues down to Sea Street.
The parade starts at 4pm and lasts for about an hour, but your day doesn’t have to end there. Stay on Main Street and enjoy all of the restaurants, shops and amusements it has to offer, then head down to Aselton park where local band Jo & Co. will perform prior to the annual fireworks display at dusk, which is visible from beaches and locations facing Nantucket Sound.
If you are in Hyannis earlier in the day, check out Hyannis Marina’s 4th of July Boat Parade on Hyannis Harbor which starts around 1:15.