Barnstable is Back for 2021: Fireworks & Frolic for the Fourth!

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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Hyannis, MA – June 9, 2021) Town Manager Mark Ells has
announced the Town of Barnstable will work in collaboration with the Hyannis Main Street
Business Improvement District (BID) and the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce to host
family friendly activities on Sunday, July 4th on the Hyannis Village Green and spanning across
the mile-long Hyannis Main Street down to Hyannis Harbor. Residents and visitors will be
delighted as they walk along Main Street and enjoy the sights. There is no annual Hyannis 4th
of July parade this year.


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.


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


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

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 or Marty Bruemmel, President/CEO
Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce at or Amy Harwood, Marketing &
Outreach Manager, Town of Barnstable Planning & Development Department – Economic
Development program 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.


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 – 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
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

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


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).



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 another authorized location. *Rain date for fireworks only, Saturday, September 4, 2021.


BARNSTABLE VILLAGE 10:00 AM — A 1.2-mile parade of decorated cars, floats, police, and fire
vehicles to leave the Barnstable County Courthouse Complex parking lot travel east on Route
6A, turn left on Millway then right on Commerce Road back to Route 6A, right on Route 6A
through the village to turn left on Parker Road, continue on to Church Street, turn right on
Route 149, right on Route 6A and returning to the county parking lot. See more:

COTUIT 10:00 AM — The Parade begins on School Street (some walkers and fire vehicles line up
on High Street and then turn onto School Street), then left on Main Street, and continues down
Main Street to the prior Cotuit Elementary School. The termination point is the public field
behind the old school building.

HYANNIS PORT MINI-MARATHON & PARADE — The traditional fun run starts at the Post Office
at 9:00 AM followed by the parade at 11:00 AM beginning at the Hyannisport Post Office on
Longwood Avenue; taking a left onto Washington Avenue; a right onto Lafayette Avenue; left
onto Winchester Avenue; a left onto Scudder Avenue and continuing onto Dale Avenue to the
West Beach Club, where it will end.

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