Barnstable to burst with fireworks on August 30

Daunted by downpours and Hurricane Arthur, the show was put off until the end of summer
Fireworks over Hyannis Harbor as seen from Aselton Park. Photo by Jane Booth.

Hurricane Arthur may have put the kibosh on Fourth of July festivities, but Barnstable promised to reschedule their Independence Day/375th anniversary fireworks for later in the summer. This week the town announced the big bang will be on Saturday, August 30 at 8 p.m.

The fireworks will be launched from a barge on Lewis Bay around 8 p.m. According to the town, best viewing is from Aselton Park, Bismore Park, Veterans' Park Beach and Kalmus Beach. WXTK (95.1) will provide the official soundtrack for the fireworks.

Prior to the fireworks, the band Groovy Afternoon will perform at Aselton Park at the corner of Ocean Street and South Street from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A parking ban will be in effect on Saturday, August 30. From 5 p.m. to midnight, no parking will be allowed south of South Street including Ocean Street, Old Colony Boulevard, Gosnold Street and all the streets running off Gosnold Street to allow for pedestrian movement.

Parking will be available in the North Street parking lots and in the parking lot at Town Hall. People attending the festivities are encouraged to carpool.

Learn more about the Town of Barnstable's 375th anniversary and celebration here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on