Nantucket July 4th

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Nantucket July 4th

Nantucket celebrates the fourth with a full day of activities. The day begins at 10:00 AM with a Democracy Roundtable with Peter Baker, Susan Glasser and David Gregory. Next, there’s a concert with students from the Nantucket Community Music Center and finally, a fire company duel where the fire trucks compete in a water barrel filling contest.

From 10 AM to noon, there are old-fashioned field games at Children’s Beach with a tug of war contest, and potato sack, three-legged, and wheelbarrow races. There’s also a Matt Fee Tea Toss, patriotic music, Nanpuppets, a bike parade, a short P.J. Moody concert, a photo booth, and more.

Downtown there’s a 4th of July Storefront Decorating contest, food trucks, a farmers market on Cambridge Street, and an entrepreneurs showcase in the Athenium garden on India Street.

The fireworks wrap up the full day at 9:00 PM. The show lasts about thirty minutes and the show is staged on a barge offshore.

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