BARNSTABLE CELEBRATES 2021 INDEPENDENCE DAY
Family Activities are planned for Hyannis 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
Traditional Parades and Celebrations scheduled in Barnstable Village, Cotuit and Hyannis Port
FIREWORKS IN LEWIS BAY AT DUSK
HYANNIS HARBOR & ASELTON PARK
Starting at 2:00 PM the traditional Hyannis Marina Boat Parade will take place in Hyannis Harbor. Boats are invited to line up starting at 1:00 PM at the marina and the parade enters the Harbor at 2:00 PM where spectators will find interactive family activities taking place at Aselton Park from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM as they cheer on the boaters and enjoy the decorated vessels. Don’t forget your camera! Be sure to use #hyannis4th and tag @townofbarnstable (Facebook/Instagram) or @BarnstableMA (Twitter) on your social networking posts.
HYANNIS VILLAGE GREEN
The Hyannis Village Green will feature familiar family activities from 2:00 PM-8:00 PM including the Roaming Railway that loops around the Hyannis Village Green and Harbor Overlook brick pathway and the interactive Fun Zone with plenty of family friendly games. The Town Band plays on the Bandstand from 5:00 PM-6:00 PM followed by special guests, Mamma’s Marmalade. Since their formation in 2014, the five piece string band has been fusing diverse musical backgrounds into a sound that bursts at the seams with energy, exuding a pure joy for creating music. Providing a window to the future of bluegrass while keeping the flavor of Americana and Rock n’ Roll alive, Mamma’s honest lyrics and warm, acoustic tones invite listeners back to a time when wooden instruments and sweet vocal harmonies captivated the hearts of America. Experimenting with intricate instrumentals and lively originals, their music brings the genre to new and unexpected places. More info about the band can be found at http://www.mammasmarmalade.com/
MILE-LONG HYANNIS MAIN STREET
Starting at 4:00 PM Hyannis Main Street will come alive with activity as jugglers, stilt walkers and other revelry makers will be “Dancing in the Streets of Hyannis.” DJ stations and live musicians will be dotted along the mile-long pedestrian walkway and invite folks to dance along with them; enjoy the activities in the kids FunZone and encourage movement throughout the experience.
Questions and inquiries about the Hyannis festivities can be directed to Elizabeth Wurfbain, Executive Director Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, 419A Main Street, Hyannis MA 02601 email@example.com or Marty Bruemmel, President/CEO Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy Harwood, Marketing & Outreach Manager, Town of Barnstable Planning & Development Department – Economic Development program email@example.com. Donations are welcome from individuals and businesses who would like to contribute funds that will make this celebration possible. Contributions by check should be made payable to “Town of Barnstable – Fourth of July Celebration” and may be directed to Amy Harwood, Marketing & Outreach Manager, Town of Barnstable-Town Hall, 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601.
HYANNIS PARKING BANS
Parking bans will be in place from 7:00 PM-11:00 PM on South Street, Ocean Street, Sea Street and all roads leading to and around Gosnold Street to accommodate foot traffic for the fireworks. Please note: the Barnstable Police Department has jurisdiction beyond these closures to ensure public safety, and will do so on an as needed basis.
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
PARKING – There are several municipal lots in downtown Hyannis where free parking is available for up to 6 hours. All-day permits can be purchased at www.permitvats.com.
Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) has hourly parking available after the first 30 minutes free at the Hyannis Transportation Center. Long term parking is also available for daily rates.
CCRTA will be operating on its regular routes with a loop every 45 minutes throughout the day. Normally the service ends at 9:00 PM but service will be extended as needed to accommodate riders following the fireworks. For more information and service routes, please visit www.capecodrta.org
BEACH PARKING – Barnstable Public and Resident Only Beaches gates close at 10:00 PM. Kalmus Beach closes at 4:00 PM and is open for handicap parking only (permit must be shown at the gate).
FIREWORKS* – LEWIS BAY AT DUSK
The Town of Barnstable is proud to present this year’s traditional fireworks show from a barge in Lewis Bay. Please be respectful of private property and park your vehicle in one of the locations mentioned above or other authorized location.
*Rain date for fireworks only, Saturday, September 4, 2021.