Independence Day Celebrations – Monday, July 4th
Main Street – 11 AM to noon
Independence Day starts with the singing of the National Anthem and then performances by students from the Nantucket Community Music Center. The morning will be continue with a “contained water contest” between the Town of Nantucket Fire Department versus the Boynton Lane Reserves at Noon (Please note: The public is invited to watch the water contest, but in the interest of safety, they will not be participating). Hungry for breakfast? Be sure to stop at the food trucks on Federal Street. Don’t forget to visit the Farmer’s Market on Cambridge Street and the Nantucket Island Center for Entrepreneurs showcase in the Atheneum garden on India Street.
Children’s Beach Activities – 10:00 AM to noon
Enjoy the Matt Fee Tea Toss (while they last) Participate in a cornhole tournament, visit the NiSHA table, watch the Nanpuppets on the bandstand at 10:30am, then stick around for the Bike Parade after 11:00am. Celebrate the day by hamming it up at the Zofia & Co. photobooth with your friends and be sure to watch the potato sack race, three legged race, wheel barrow race, and famous tug of war on the beach. It will be a fun time for all!
Fireworks at Jetties Beach – 9:00 PM
End the day with the best fireworks display on Nantucket. Fireworks will be shot from a barge just offshore and will last about 25-27 minutes.