New Sponsor Ignites Oak Bluffs Fireworks

The fate of the iconic annual August fireworks show in Oak Bluffs is no longer in jeopardy: Summercamp, formerly the Wesley Hotel, has made a three-year financial commitment to the event.

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After 40 Years, Oak Bluffs Fireworks May Go Out With a Bang

The 40th anniversary of the annual Oak Bluffs fireworks display will be the biggest yet, and may be the last.

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Oak Bluffs Fireworks Show Is Dazzling Display

Blankets and beach chairs dotted Ocean Park by early afternoon on Friday as fireworks revelers marked their spots for the annual display.

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Fireworks Tonight, Plan Ahead for Increased Security

The annual fireworks show returns tonight with promise of a spectacular show, but also increased security.

“There are going to be some noticeable changes to events this year,” police chief Erik Blake informed the town selectmen at a recent annual summer taxpayers meeting.

The show attracts thousands to Ocean Park.

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Sparks Will Fly

A wedding rehearsal fireworks display will be on full view next week in Edgartown.

The town selectmen this week approved an application for fireworks on June 14 at 9 p.m. from a barge off Fuller street beach.

The application was submitted by the Lobianco family, and the fireworks will be for a wedding rehearsal dinner with 190 people.

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Ocean Park Hosts Grand Fireworks Celebration
Oak Bluffs fire chief Dennis P. Alley was especially pleased with the fireworks on Friday. The display in the night sky was the spectacle everyone has come to expect over the years. Below, Ocean Park was ready for the thousands of spectators who gathered to watch from its lush, grassy lawns.
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Officials Probe Fireworks Fire

Officials Probe Fireworks Fire

Investigations continue as state and local fire officials pursue the exact cause of the fire and explosion that cut Edgartown's Independence Day fireworks display short last week.

Recent incidents are causing officials to take a closer look at the safety record of Bay Fireworks Company. The Edgartown accident is one of two fires that the 16-year-old, New York-based company experienced on Wed-nesday.

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Volunteer Firemen Struggle To Keep the Show Sparkling

In the annals of thankless jobs on the Vineyard, the Oak Bluffs Firemen’s Civic Association’s effort to organize the annual fireworks display — a staple of summer on the Vineyard for over three decades — ranks right up there with moped dealer and traffic cop.

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Oak Bluffs Firemen’s Association Finds Donations Slow in Coming for Fireworks

An Island institution responsible for giving a bang to the season is having a hard time.

The Oak Bluffs Firemen’s Civic Association, which collects contributions each year to cover the cost for the August fireworks over Ocean Park, is this summer struggling to raise enough money.

“It is getting harder and harder,” said Ken Davey, president of the association.

This year’s fireworks are scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 23.

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Fireworks to Start Summer in Oak Bluffs

Tomorrow is party time in Oak Bluffs. From noon well into night, the town will celebrate the arrival of summer. There will be fireworks at night, a show that organizers say will rival the way Oak Bluffs celebrates the end of summer in August.

The day marks the merger of two big events in the season: the first day of summer, and the 17th annual Harbor Festival.

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