This Is How Nantucket Island Does Independence Day

June 30, 2015


No one knows how to celebrate Independence Day exactly like the residents and visitors of Nantucket Island. Each summer the beaches and streets come alive with the sights, sounds and smells of summer, and those elements are simply amplified over Fourth of July weekend. If you’re considering visiting the island for the first time for the holiday weekend, we have a few events you must see to believe.

July 3, 2015

If you happen to be in town on July 3, there will be plenty to do leading up to the big Fourth of July Celebration. We suggest jumping on the Ice Cream cruise in the morning. The Ice Cream tour will allow you to enjoy the beauty of Nantucket from a comfortable cruise ship while enjoying the wonders of homemade ice cream. Can you think of a better way to kick off a holiday weekend? Then in the evening enjoy in the Stargazing tour. You can get a look at nature's fireworks through a telescope.

July 4, 2015

Starting on the morning of July 4, you'll want to head down to the downtown area for a parade that puts all others to shame. The parade route includes a pet parade and a child's parade. At the end, enjoy a carnival of fun, including face painting, sand painting, pie eating contests and dunk tanks. The entire island comes out for this huge event, and there will be plenty to eat and drink. The festivities start around 10 a.m. and by noon the annual Nantucket water fight will be underway; the fire department takes part in this special event, so don't be afraid to get involved.

When the sun sets on Fourth of July, make your way down to Jetties Beach for a spectacular fireworks show. This one is among the biggest in the region, so get a seat early. We suggest bringing a blanket and some food and enjoying the scenery before the big event starts. Fireworks start at promptly 8:30 p.m.

July 5, 2015

Feel free to unwind on Sunday with brunch at one of the amazing eateries that line the island. The Brotherhood of Thieves, in particular, offers an amazing brunch menu with plenty to eat and drink. You'll also get to take in spectacular views and enjoy the rustic, seaside ambiance of the area.

If you don't plan to call Nantucket home year round, but do plan to return regularly, stop by Nantucket Storage Center. The friendly professionals can help you find a storage solution to meet your needs until you return to the island next time around.

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