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Fourth of July on Main Street

The Fourth of July is coming!

2015 Town of Nantucket Visitor Services Fourth of July Event and Fireworks Announcement

The Town of Nantucket’s Visitor Services department is happy to bring to our visitors and residents a traditional Fourth of July full of fun events on Main Street , afternoon festivities at Children’s Beach and an exciting conclusion of a great fireworks show at Jetties’ Beach all held on July 4th. This year Nantucket Visitor Services has again created and printed the new Fourth of July Calendar of Events brochure listing all Town sponsored activities. It is available at Nantucket Visitor Services at 25 Federal Street or downloading it at Also follow us on Twitter @nantucketbuzz #ACKfireworks .

Below are the events information and firework’s schedule produced by the Town of Nantucket’s Visitor Services.

Happy Fourth of July!

July 4th 2015, Main Street Event Schedule Bill Ferrall, Emcee

9:45 AM Listen for the sound of the trumpets playing Reveille announcing that the Fourth of July Main St. Festivities are ready to start. At the top of Main Street at the Pacific National Bank join in for a patriotic group singing of the National Anthem and then let the games begin.

All events start at 10:00-11:45 AM unless noted-Remember to look for the volunteers wearing “And I helped” buttons in case you need assistance.

Decorated and awarded Downtown Windows
Dunk Tank on Union Street-Win “Goodthingstodrink” as you Sink beverages. Watermelon Contest at Fountain at bottom of Main Street
Face Painting in front of 30 Main Street
Matt Fee Tea Toss in front of 25 Main Street
Uncle Sam Bean Toss on Main Street
Pie Eating Contest in front of 46 Main Street-Two tables ages 12 and under and 13 and up.
Joe Zito’s Puppet Show on the steps of Methodist Church
Bike Decoration Contest (bikes, tricycles, wagons for youth) on Federal Street between the Frederick Collard Gallery & The Hub at 11:00am.

11:45 – Noon

The final event is the water fight between Town Firefighters with an old hand pumper and modern ladder truck against the Boynton Lane Fire Reserves

Children’s Beach

Listen to PJ Moody play on the bandstand as Bobby Lamb “Balloon Wizard” creates all kinds of inflatable animals for all to enjoy.

5:00-6:00 pm
Children’s Beach Games: Running Races
Three Legged Races Potato Sack Races Tug-of-War
Wheel Barrow Race

9:00 PM
Jetties Beach Fireworks

The fireworks will be held on Friday, July 4, 2015 at 9:00 PM on a barge anchored 1 mile off Jetties Beach. Tune in to 97.7 WACK FM to listen to the beautiful synchronized soundtrack. If there is fog, the fireworks might be delayed up until an hour to see if it clears. You can see that update on Channel 99,, or follow on Twitter @nantucketbuzz #ACKfireworks. If there is extreme bad weather on the Fourth, a postponement will be made by 6:00 PM in conjunction with the Nantucket Fire Department, the Marine Department and the Nantucket Police Department. The fireworks will then be held the next evening, Saturday, July 5, at 9:00 PM. We thank the community’s patience in advance.

The barge will be located about 1,000 feet west of the west jetty at Jetties Beach. A roped off section of the beach will be closed due to the nesting Piping Plovers but other parts of the beach will be open to the public for watching the event. The Charles Street public way will be closed the evening of the event. It is suggested that people enter through the main entrance near the Jetties Pavilion building.

Please take the NRTA “Wave” bus to get to the Firework’s Show. Beginning at 6 PM, the buses will leave the Whaling Museum on Broad Street approximately every 10-15 minutes and stop at the corner of Bathing Beach Road and Hulbert Avenue. After the event the buses will leave from this same location approximately every 20 to 30 minutes until 11:00 PM. The fare is $1.00 each way, 1⁄2 price for seniors and children under six ride for free. Remember patience if you have to wait.

During the day on July 4th, please feel free to call Nantucket Visitor Services for any information at 508-228-0925 and follow us all day and evening on Twitter at #ackfireworks. Happy Fourth of July! 

Contact: Kate Hamilton Pardee

508-325-5396 [email protected]
Twitter: @NantucketBuzz #ACKfireworks.