UPDATE: Gray skies have been banished and replaced by beautiful skies of blue. See the list of patriotic happenings for the 4th--plus a few beyond.
It is hard to trample the American spirit--even if you are Mother Nature. Although blue skies have taken the backseat to overcast and muggy weather, most Independence Day events this week will be held as originally scheduled.
Two big events have been canceled/postponed--the 4th of July fireworks in Orleans (originally scheduled for July 1, rescheduled for July 2, then postponed until a later date) and the Mashpee Family Picnic and Fireworks (postponed from July 1 to July 9).
Most other event across the Cape will be going on as planned, so grab the kids and all the red, white and blue you can find and help celebrate the birthday of our great nation!
Here's an overview of events, see the calendar for more information, locations and maps:
* Falmouth police will put a parking ban in place at 5pm on Thursday night on Grand Ave. The parking ban will be in effect from the area of Walden Ave., to the British Beer Company. Parking in all metered spaces in that area will not be allowed, according to a release from Falmouth police. All cars parked in this "tow zone" area will be towed.
To alleviate the traffic congestion expected following the Falmouth fireworks display, Falmouth police will implement a traffic plan for the areas of Maravista Ave., Worcester Court, Teaticket Highway and Falmouth Heights Road. Officers will be on site to direct traffic. Normal traffic patterns will be affected for a short period of time following the fireworks display.