Fourth of July

July Fourth Weekend Brings Bustling Harbors, Robust Traffic on Ferries

There were no fireworks sparkling over the Edgartown Lighthouse this Fourth of July, no ocean of pastel-colored onlookers or parade of floats festooned with American flags. But there were private fireworks. There were plenty of flags. And there was a parade of traffic in the usual hot spots.

Vineyard Marks Fourth of July With Quiet Celebrations

Martha’s Vineyard celebrated the Fourth of July with quiet celebrations in the morning, and later in the day on the water and at the shore. The holiday was muted this year.

Polar Bears Stay the Course With Optimism and Solidarity

For many Americans of color, the Fourth of July has meant something different. In a morning conversation at Inkwell Beach, three Polar Bears reflect.

Beyond the Bustle, Vineyard Prepares for a Less Festive Fourth of July

With the Fourth of July parade and fireworks cancelled, downtown Edgartown won’t be the same this weekend. A handful of smaller events are planned.

Aquinnah Announces Parade on 4th

A socially-distanced Fourth of July parade will take place in Aquinnah on Independence Day.

Edgartown Cancels Fourth of July Parade

The Edgartown Fourth of July parade — one of the Island’s premier summer events — has been canceled, the last in a long line of signature festivities to be cut from the summer calendar.

Vineyard Embraces July Fourth Fever

At the end of a Fourth of July celebration that spread across every corner of the Island from sunup to sundown, people and cheer filled the streets from Robinson Road to North Water street in the annual tradition of the Edgartown parade.

Parades Small and Large, Flags Flying, Island Celebrates the Fourth

Islanders and vacationers — thousands of them — celebrated the Fourth of July on a day packed with parades, picnics and fireworks.

Edgartown Selectmen are July Fourth-Ready

The Edgartown Fourth of July parade will take place on Independence Day as usual. Some things never change, but this year Col. Ted Morgan will be missing.

A Full Fourth

Edgartown’s Fourth of July ceremonies began on the morning of the third, when the submarine Becuna arrived in the outer harbor.