Vineyard Haven harbor dawn on the Fourth of July. Mark Alan Lovewell

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The day dawned humid and hazy on Vineyard Haven harbor. Soon after runners gathered in Vineyard Haven to start the day with a five-mile race along West Chop, while in Oak Bluffs the Polar Bears gathered in the early morning, as they do daily during the summer, for a swim in Nantucket Sound. In Edgartown flags were hung on every storefront and bunting adorned fences as joggers made their way down the brick sidewalks. The Vineyard Sound sang an a capella version of the Star-Spangled Banner on South Water street. Young parents tried to get their toddler to pose for a photo and a passenger in a passing vehicle leaned out of the window to capture it all on her phone. It is the Fourth of July, 2018, on the Vineyard.

Fourth of July events on the Vineyard.

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