Updated Fourth of July Info for Barnstable

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The Town of Barnstable Community Services Department has collected information listed below for the Fourth of July Celebrations taking place on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in the villages represented.


 9AM     Barnstable/West Barnstable - The Barnstable-West Barnstable July 4th Parade and Celebration will commence at the County Complex on Railroad Avenue with an 8:30 AM gathering time; proceed down Main Street (Route 6A); left onto Mill Way and continue to the Village Hollow where it will end for various activities. Presented by the Barnstable Village Civic Association and the West Barnstable Civic Association. Road closure: 9:00 AM-10:45 AM

10AM     Centerville - The parade will form on the grounds of Centerville Elementary School and proceed up Bay Lane, take a right onto Bumps River Road; left onto Park Avenue; right onto Main Street; and continue to the Centerville Recreation Building where it will end.   Presented by the Bay Lane PTA at Centerville Elementary School and Centerville Civic Association.  Road closure: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

11AM     Cotuit - The parade will begin at the Cotuit Post Office, proceed down School Street to Main Street; left on Main Street to the rear entrance of the Waldorf School (formerly Cotuit Elementary School), where it will end. Presented by the Cotuit Civic Association.  Road closure: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

11AM     Hyannisport - Following the Hyannisport Beach Club 2K Run at 9AM, the parade will line up and begin at the Hyannisport Post Office on Longwood Avenue; left on to Washington Avenue; left onto Lafayette Avenue; right onto Scudder Avenue; and continue onto Dale Avenue to the West Beach Club, where it will end. Presented by the West Beach Club.  Road closure: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

2PM       Hyannis Inner Harbor Boat Parade - Hyannis Marina invites all to a July 4th boat parade. The best viewing is along Ocean Street at Hyannis Harbor. If you are a boater and want to participate, the boats assemble off of Hyannis Yacht Club and head to the inner harbor to show off their red, white and blue at approximately 2:00 PM. Email questions to [email protected]

3PM       Bike decorating and parade on Village Green.  Participants can march with the Greater Hyannis Civic Association in the Hyannis parade afterwards.

4PM       Hyannis: Main Street Parade.  The Parade will begin promptly at 4:00 PM at the corner of Ocean Street and travel along Main Street for a half mile, ending at the corner of Sea Street. From the east end to west end of Main Street and down to the waterfront, residents and visitors alike will enjoy the annual parade, concerts, and fireworks, and new additions with street performers, musicians, family lawn games, face painting, free trolley rides around the Village Green, and more.  New this year: look for our Gateway Greeters in their brightly colored shirts that are here to welcome you to Hyannis and answer questions!  Be sure to use #hyannis4th as you Share and Smile your experience on social media!   Road closure: 2:00 PM-6:00 PM

5-7PM   Town Band entertains on the Village Green, Hyannis - Family lawn games, free rides by the Roaming Railroad, Nicholas Suchecki Jazz Quartet, and much more.

6:30PM Concert at Aselton Park - a fun, family friendly dance party featuring Anna and the Moderns.

9PM       Fireworks over Hyannis Harbor from a barge in Lewis Bay*
*Rain date for fireworks only, Saturday, August 31, 2019.




Due to the Parade taking place on Main Street, Hyannis at 4:00 PM as part of the Town of Barnstable’s Fourth of July Celebration, the following closures will take place.  Parking bans will be in place on Main Street from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM and 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.

  • Beginning at 2:00 PM:
    • Old Colony Road, Hyannis – From South Street to Main Street
    • Ocean Street, Hyannis – From Main Street to South Street
  • Beginning at 3:30 PM:
    • Main Street, Hyannis – From Center Street to Pearl Street
  • Beginning at 3:50 PM:
    • Main Street, Hyannis – From Pearl Street to South Street
    • Sea Street, Hyannis – From Main Street to South Street
  • One Lane Restriction beginning at 4:15 PM
    • South Street, Hyannis – Left Lane Closed




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 www.permitvats.com


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 rates. 


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 http://www.capecodtransit.org/


BEACH PARKING – Barnstable Public and Resident Only Beaches close at 4:30 PM.  Kalmus Beach is closed except for handicap parking (permit must be shown at the gate).



The Annual Fireworks show will be presented from a barge in Lewis Bay over Hyannis Harbor.  Downtown Hyannis is a great place to view the fireworks, particularly around the waterfront.  Please be respectful of private property and park your vehicle in one of the locations mentioned above or other authorized location.

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