Fourth of July Parade Winds Through Downtown Edgartown

Edgartown's Main Street came alive for the annual Fourth of July parade that winds through downtown streets.

Main Street Edgartown Comes Alive for Fourth

Edgartown’s annual Fourth of July Parade welcomed the entire Martha's Vineyard community Monday.

Old Holiday, Young Start; Kids' Parades Are Fourth of July Tradition

Fourth of July festivities kicked off with a patriotic start this morning with two children's parades — one in the Camp Ground and another in Aquinnah.

Frederick Douglass Reading

Friends of the Edgartown Library sponsors a special reading of Frederick Douglass’ speech, The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro.

Island First Responders Kept Busy During Crowded Fourth of July Weekend

The Fourth of July holiday weekend proved a busy time for Island first responders, who responded to several calls, including a fire in a downtown Edgartown restaurant Saturday morning.

Drumbeat of Tradition Beats Strong at Fourth of July Parade

On no other summer afternoon would there be so many empty parking spaces in downtown Edgartown, But the Fourth of July parade was about to begin and crowds gathered on porches and lined sidewalks to celebrate.

Vineyard Ready to Celebrate Fourth of July with Pomp and Parades

Barbecues, road races, and lobster rolls are on the agenda and parades are planned at both ends of the Island as the Vineyard welcomes one of the busiest days of the year. All eyes will turn to Edgartown tonight for the annual Fourth of July parade and fireworks.

July Fourth 2015

It happened while we weren’t looking. Sometime after Memorial Day beautiful, sexy Summer sneaked up on gnarly old Winter and tackled him. Enough! Summer said. It’s my turn now.

Aquinnah Children's Parade Marches to Its Own Beat

The parade is a lesser known but well-loved Island tradition. At least 150 marchers and spectators turned out for the parade on Saturday, which marched down Old South Road and ended at Philbin Beach, where kids followed a treasure map and dug up a chest full of candy.

One Day Late, Parade, Fireworks Still Delight All Ages

They rode on creatively crafted floats, walked, danced, rollerbladed and drove antique cars, trucks and bicycles. Children raced to collect candy hurled into the streets. Fire trucks sprayed water to cool down the crowd. And the Fourth of July celebration in Edgartown was declared a great success.