Town Manager Mark Ells has announced the Town of Barnstable will work in collaboration with the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District (BID) and the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce to host family friendly activities on Sunday, July 4th on the Hyannis Village Green and spanning across the mile-long Hyannis Main Street down to Hyannis Harbor. Residents and visitors will be delighted as they walk along Main Street and enjoy the sights. Don’t forget your camera! Be sure to use #hyannis4th and tag @townofbarnstable (Facebook/Instagram) or @BarnstableMA (Twitter) on your social networking posts. There is no annual Hyannis 4th of July parade this year.
HYANNIS HARBOR & ASELTON PARK
Starting at 2:00 PM the traditional Hyannis Marina Boat Parade will take place in Hyannis Harbor. Boats are invited to line up starting at 1:00 PM at the marina and the parade enters the Harbor at 2:00 PM where spectators will find interactive family activities taking place at Aselton Park from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM as they cheer on the boaters and enjoy the decorated vessels.
HYANNIS VILLAGE GREEN
The Hyannis Village Green will feature familiar family activities from 2:00 PM-8:00 PM including the Roaming Railway that loops around the Hyannis Village Green and Harbor Overlook brick pathway and Fun Zones with plenty of family friendly games. The Cape Cod Moonlighters Big Band plays on the Bandstand from 5:30 PM-6:30 PM followed by the Cape Cod Ukelele Club and then special guests, Mamma’s Marmalade takes the stage at 7:00 PM. Since their formation in 2014, the five piece string band has been fusing diverse musical backgrounds into a sound that bursts at the seams with energy, exuding a pure joy for creating music. Providing a window to the future of bluegrass while keeping the flavor of Americana and Rock n’ Roll alive, Mamma’s honest lyrics and warm, acoustic tones invite listeners back to a time when wooden instruments and sweet vocal harmonies captivated the hearts of America. Experimenting with intricate instrumentals and lively originals, their music brings the genre to new and unexpected places. More info about the band can be found at http://www.mammasmarmalade.com/
MILE-LONG HYANNIS MAIN STREET
Starting at 4:00 PM Hyannis Main Street will come alive with activity as big puppets and revelry makers will be “Dancing in the Streets of Hyannis.” DJ stations and live musicians will be dotted along the mile-long pedestrian walkway and invite folks to dance along with them; enjoy the activities in the kids FunZone and encourage movement throughout the experience.
Questions and inquiries about the Hyannis festivities can be directed to Elizabeth Wurfbain, Executive Director Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, 419A Main Street, Hyannis MA 02601 firstname.lastname@example.org or Marty Bruemmel, President/CEO Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce at email@example.com or Amy Harwood, Marketing & Outreach Manager, Town of Barnstable Planning & Development Department – Economic Development program firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations are welcome from individuals and businesses who would like to contribute funds that will make this celebration possible. Contributions by check should be made payable to “Town of Barnstable – Fourth of July Celebration” and may be directed to Amy Harwood, Marketing & Outreach Manager, Town of Barnstable-Town Hall, 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601.