Fourth of July on Nantucket

Fourth of July on Nantucket


Spending the Fourth of July in Nantucket is truly a magical experience, and there are countless events that make it the perfect place to celebrate Independence Day. Whether you're looking for kid-friendly activities, dinner reservations, or the perfect spot to catch the fireworks, we have a full list of happenings below.

Main Street Area Morning Activities

8:30 am to 12:30 pm: Sustainable Nantucket Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market

  • Cambridge Street, Between Federal & South Water Streets

  • Shop local produce, cheese, florals, and more for the perfect 4th of July picnic

8:30 am to 12:00 pm: Food Truck Market & Live Music From the ACK Tones

  • Federal Street, Between Main & India Streets

  • Stroll through Nantucket's historic cobblestone streets for a true Americana holiday feel

10:00 am: Reading of the Declaration of Independence

  • Unitarian Chruch, 11 Orange Street

12:00 pm: Water Competition Between Nantucket Fire Department & Boynton Lane Reserves

  • Main Street, Between Federal & Orange Street

  • The perfect place to bring the kiddos!

Children’s Beach Activities

In addition to the planned activities, there will be yard games, such as Cornhole, as well as, the Matt Free Tea Toss, face painting, and bubble blowing.

10:00 am: P.J. Moody sings the National Anthem & other patriotic songs

10:30 am: Nanpuppet Show

11:00 am: P.J. Moody Singalong

11:30 am: Bike Parade

5:00 pm: Children’s Games on the Beach

  • Three-Legged, Wheel Barrow, & Potato Sack Races

  • Tug-of-War

Fireworks at Jetties Beach

6:00 pm: NRTA Wave Buses will drive from the Whaling Museum to the corner of Bathing Beach Road & Hulbert Avenue

After the show, the buses will return to the Whaling Museum

  • Occurs every 20 minutes

9:00 pm: 25-27 minute firework show