Fourth of July

All Roads Lead to Edgartown for Fourth of July

People, dogs, pirates, pink sharks — Edgartown Fourth of July parade was a time for everyone and everything to come together.

Holiday in Aquinnah: Why Leave Town at All?

Sixteen years ago, five Aquinnah families decided they didn’t want to make the trek into Edgartown on July 4. So they started their own tradition.

Camp Ground Parade Celebrates Small

In the cooling shade of the Oak Bluffs Camp Ground, about 150 kids and their families walked, biked or got a ride in a stroller Wednesday morning during the 21st annual Fourth of July children’s parade.

Islanders Pause for the Fourth

From the Chilmark Store to Inkwell Beach in Oak Bluffs, Vineyarders of every stripe gathered to celebrate Independence Day. The day dawned hot and sunny.

Douglass Speech Is Reminder That Not Everyone Is Free

The words of Frederick Douglass rang out from the Federated Church in Edgartown Tuesday, as readers recited the abolitionist orator’s famous speech.

Vineyard Gears Up for Fourth of July Festivities

Bunting adorns picket fences, flags are flying, and crowds have arrived as the Vineyard prepares for annual Fourth of July festivities. Here is a look at the lineup, from road races to fireworks.

As Fourth Draws Near, Forecast Calls for Busy Summer

Incoming ferries are all but sold out, hotels and harbors are full, the parade is planned— the Fourth of July is almost here.

Frederick Douglass’s Message of Freedom on the Fourth of July

The Federated Church will host a reading of Frederick Douglass’s powerful speech The Meaning of Fourth of July to the Negro.

Parade, Extended Bar Hours: Fourth of July Is Coming

Edgartown is gearing up for Fourth of July festivities with extended bar hours and parade plans in place for the upcoming holiday.

Stepping to the Beat of Tradition, Edgartown Parade Delights Crowds

Crowds lined downtown streets Tuesday as floats made their way through Edgartown using a mix of bike power, horsepower and horse power for the annual Fourth of July parade.