Towns announce regulations for July 4th parades and fireworks

Starting at 02:30 a.m. on July 4, 2018, “NO PARKING” restrictions will go into effect. The area affected is the Main Street Downtown Business District from the Rotary/Old Harbor Road to the intersection Main Street and Shore Road. There will be NO PARKING-TOW AWAY ZONE restrictions on the Town Hall side of Main Street. No chairs will be allowed on Main Street until AFTER 02:30 a.m.

There will also be NO PARKING-TOW AWAY ZONE restrictions on Crowell Road south of Tip Cart Drive to Main Street.

Beginning at 08:00 a.m. there will be a one-way (southbound) traffic pattern on Shore Road, from Old Harbor Road to Main Street. This will remain in effect until the end of the parade proceeds onto Main Street. Detour to Chatham Bars Inn will be Old harbor Road to Highland Ave., to Seaview Street.

The downtown business area will be closed to ALL motor vehicle traffic at 08:30 a.m.

The intersection of Route 28, Main Street and Crowell Road will be closed at 09:00 a.m., and ALL inbound traffic will be detoured onto Old Queen Anne and Queen Anne Road.

Main Street will reopen when parade turns north onto Crowell Road.

Parade route: Main Street @ Shore Road westbound to Main Street @ Crowell Road, parade turns north onto Crowell Road and ends at Tip Cart Drive.

There will be no rain date in the event of weather cancellation.

We are asking for the public’s patience and cooperation during this annual 4th of July parade event.

Please do not rely on your GPS devices after the parade. Most GPS devices will direct to one lone route out of town. Please follow police traffic posts for alternate routes.

The Chatham Police Department wishes everyone a happy and safe July 4 Holiday!
Media release and maps furnished by Chatham Police; click maps to enlarge

FALMOUTH – The Falmouth Fireworks Display will be held on Wednesday, July 4th beginning at dusk off Falmouth Heights Beach and lasts about 30 minutes. 

Our top priority is keeping the spectators safe, and that starts with keeping vehicular traffic away from the event area. 

As in years past, traffic will be restricted from entering the Falmouth Heights area at 6:30 pm to ensure the safety of the spectators. Grand Avenue, Central Park Court, Nantucket Avenue, and several minor roads will be closed.   Please refer to our website for a complete road closures map.

A temporary parking ban, including a “tow away zone”, will be implemented on July 4th starting at 5 pm and will stay in effect until the spectators safely leave the area. The ban includes Grand Avenue, between Walden Avenue and Central Park Court, as well as Worcester Court, between Jericho Path and Grand Avenue, including the grass median.

Free municipal parking is available at Peg Noonan Park, Mullen Hall Elementary School, Lawrence Middle School, and Teaticket Elementary School. Handicap parking is available at Bristol Beach and Surf Beach parking lots.

Attendees can also expect an increased police presence to help deter any inappropriate behavior. Police officers will be patrolling the area on foot, on bicycles, on all-terrain vehicles and in patrol cars.

In an attempt to alleviate traffic congestion as a result of the heavy volume created by the annual Falmouth Fireworks Display, the Falmouth Police Department has devised a traffic plan for vehicles exiting the Falmouth Heights area. Police officers, along with electronic message boards will guide motorists out of the Falmouth Heights area. Please refer to our Traffic Route Map. 

The Falmouth Fireworks Display is a non-alcoholic event, and all laws governing the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages will be enforced.

The public consumption of marijuana is prohibited in the Town of Falmouth, including at the Falmouth Fireworks Display. All laws governing the public consumption of marijuana will be enforced.

In the interest of public safety, all containers (bags, coolers, etc.) will be subject to random search. It is strongly recommended that attendees do not bring a cooler.

For detailed Falmouth Fireworks Display information, please contact the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce at 508-548-8500 or visit the Falmouth Fireworks website for more details.

Falmouth Police Department:
Media release furnished by Falmouth Police

PROVINCETOWN – Provincetown will hold fireworks at dusk (approximately 9 PM). They will be shot off from a barge in the harbor and should be visible all along the waterfront. Police will be strictly enforcing the no alcohol regulation. All backpack and similar items on MacMillan Wharf will be subject to search as officials hope to curb rowdy behavior that has been present in past years.
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