4th of July is such a special day on Cape Cod. The weather is perfect, there’s fireworks galore, and you can smell delicious barbecues from miles around. Whether you’re on vacation for a week, for the entire summer, or you live on Cape – there’s an endless amount of events and activities to do on this unforgettable holiday.

We’ve compiled a list of our five absolute favorite 4th of July events and activities. We based our list on value, reviews, pricing, location, and more. We highly encourage you to stop in to any of these award-winning events this July. Congrats to all our winners!

Best 4th of July Events on Cape Cod

Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch (Provincetown)

Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch operates four motor vessels (100-foot and larger) out of the port of Provincetown from April to November with the express purpose of providing expertly guided trips out to Cape Cod Bay and Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary to view marine wildlife including humpback whales and calves, fin back whales, dolphins, basking sharks, sea turtles and pelagic birds which live at sea. Group tours and student field trips are a speciality.

Blue Claw Boat Tours (Orleans)

Celebrate Independence Day in a beautiful setting and on a beautiful boat! You cruise to Pleasant Bay as dusk descends, anchoring with other boats, allowing time for refreshments before the dazzling display begins. At dusk, the fireworks are right overhead in a breathtaking show. Make this a special 4th of July for family and friends by reserving this fabulous Cape Cod cruise.

Payomet Performing Arts Center (Truro)

Ana Popovic is fire on the guitar, and we’re thrilled she’s celebrating America’s birthday at Payomet on Sunday, July 4! The award winning, hard touring, guitar slinger and singer is back on the road promoting her new album that focuses on empowered, successful, inspiring female role models. It opened number two on the iTunes most downloaded US blues albums and nearly all of Ana’s albums reached the top of the Billboard Blues Charts. She and her band have toured tirelessly, sharing stages with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa and many others. www.anapopovic.com

Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises (Barnstable)

4th of July Whale Watch! As Cape Cod emerges from COVID restrictions, whale watching is heating up for the summer. This company has already enjoyed many epic trips with of humpback, finback and minke whales. Sightings of dolphins, seals and seabirds round out the offshore adventure of a lifetime. Book now to reserve your space, and they’ll look forward to seeing you aboard!

Hyannis Harbor Boat Parade (Hyannis)

Hyannis Marina invites all to a July 4th boat parade. The best viewing is along Ocean Street at Hyannis Harbor
around 2:00 PM. If you are a boater and want to participate, the boats assemble off of Hyannis Yacht Club at
2:00 PM and then head to the inner harbor to show off their red, white and blue!

Jen Robertson

Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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