Our wonderful town on the tip of the Cape is a unique destination for fascinating American history. It’s also our nation’s most exciting LGBT summer resort town. Those two characteristics converge on one another beautifully in Provincetown for July 4th. One of the highlights of the Provincetown entertainment calendar, July 4th offers visitors one of the best Independence Day celebrations in the country. You’ll find people in high spirits from all walks of life enjoying exciting parades, a dazzling fireworks show, amazing summer parties, and so much more. If you haven’t ever experienced Provincetown for July 4th before, you need to this year!
When you visit Provincetown for July 4th, you’ll want to know the insider scoop on dining, attractions, shopping, nightlife, and more.
Provincetown for July 4th
Independence Day weekend is the perfect time to visit Provincetown. Our city knows how to celebrate and July 4th is the perfect excuse to do just that! Check out this video from 2016 by local aerial filmmaker, David A. Cox, for a hint of the parade, fireworks, and local color you’ll find in Provincetown for July 4th!
4th of July Parade
To fully appreciate the multifaceted culture Provincetown possess, you need to attend the 4th of July parade. You’ll find a wonderful mingling of American pride and gay pride, plus elaborate costumes, live music, friendly faces, a festive atmosphere, and more! This year, the parade starts at 11 a.m. at East End near the Harbor Hotel and proceeds up Commercial to Franklin Street.
The Harborside Fireworks Show
At dusk on July 4th, head to any of the bayside beaches in town for a glittering fireworks show. A truly special event, fireworks are shot out over the Provincetown Harbor and offer an amazing sight to behold. Not only will the fireworks dazzle overhead, but their reflection on the water is equally spectacular!
Summer Celebrations All Weekend Long
In addition to the parade and fireworks show on July 4th, there are plenty of other ways to celebrate! Provincetown is known for its outstanding nightlife. You can hang out in excellent gay bars, at wild late-night parties, and at dance parties by the beach. What better way is there to enjoy a warm summer night on Cape Cod?
Spend a Long Weekend with Us for July 4th in Provincetown!
With extravagant celebrations, high-energy nightlife, and beautiful, sunny beaches to enjoy, who wouldn’t want to celebrate Independence Day in our area? This year, plan a long weekend escape to Admiral’s Landing! Our inn is conveniently located just steps from the best things to do in Provincetown for July 4th and offers the perfect retreat from all the action. You’ll find airy and comfortable guestrooms, a gourmet complimentary breakfast, and all the amenities you look for in a home away from home. Learn more about vacationing with us today. Then, make your July 4th reservation before someone else does!