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Fourth of July on Nantucket

How are you spending the 4th on Nantucket? We have a line up of some of our favorite activities to help you make the most of your holiday!

Nantucket Fireworks

People flock from all over the island to Jetties Beach to enjoy a fireworks show on the beach. What better way to watch the show than with your toes in the sand. If you haven’t been to the fireworks on Nantucket it is a must for tonight, pack a picnic and some drinks and set up your spot on the beach. The show kicks off at 9pm. Pro Tip: Get there early to stake out your spot!

Reading of The Declaration of Independence

Join Nantucket at the the Historic Unitarian Meeting House at 9am for the traditional annual reading of the Declaration of Independence. There will be a patriotic sing-a-long with the Meeting House Community Chorus and Sousa marches will be played on the 1843 Goodrich Organ. Children will have an opportunity to add their “John Hancock” to a replica of the Declaration of Independence. They can also ring the 1815 Portuguese bell that hangs in the gold dome of the Meeting House. Start your 4th of July with one of our historical moments in history.

Main Street

4th of July on Nantucket shuts down Main Street at 10am for traditional summer games, enjoy a watermelon eating contest, face painting and other fun activities. Followed by a massive water fight put on by the Nantucket Fire Department, prepare to get soaked!

Children’s Beach

Continue the fun at 5pm at Children’s Beach with three legged races, egg tosses and more fun to round out your 4th of July celebrations.