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Best Fireworks On Martha's Vineyard In Summer 2017

Nothing says summer like watching fireworks on Martha's Vineyard. Here are two of our favorite fireworks events on the island in 2017.

Edgartown Annual Fourth Of July Parade, BBQ, & Fireworks

7/4/2017 
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Edgartown is the perfect place to experience the 4th of July in New England. In addition to the traditional parade in the afternoon, there is a cookout hosted by the MV Preservation Trust on the lawn of the Dr. Daniel Fisher house on Main Street. After you eat, find a place to relax on Memorial Wharf and get ready for fireworks to light up the sky over Edgartown Harbor.

 

Fireworks at Ocean Park by the Sea

8/18/2017
8:00 pm

This annual firework display over beautiful Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs is one of the most popular summer events on Martha's Vineyard. People love to spend the day at a local beach or on the water and then grab a bite to eat at one of Oak Bluffs' amazing restaurants. Live music begins in the iconic Ocean Park Gazebo at 8pm and the firework show starts once it is dark.

Spring 2017: Things To Do On Martha's Vineyard For Children

Springtime on Martha's Vineyard is beautiful and the community is bursting with excitement for the upcoming summer season. Here are some great things to do on Martha's Vineyard for families with children. From children's movies to 5Ks, there are events for all ages and interests this spring.


Nature Scavenger Hunt

During the week of Massachusetts' April spring break, the Oak Bluffs Public Library will host a scavenger hunt for children of all ages. This family-friendly event takes place Tuesday-Saturday beginning at 10 am. Prizes are awarded to all who complete the hunt.


April Vacation Family Movie

The West Tisbury Free Public Library will host a Family Movie and Teen Movie viewing every afternoon from April 18-21 at 1 pm. This is a great way to meet other families on Martha's Vineyard.


Pinkletink 5K Run/Walk

The MV Hurricanes Youth Running Club will hold the Pinkletink Pace 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, April 29, 2017. This event is open to participants of all ages and proceeds will be donated to the Xuchang Orphanage in China. The race will begin at the West Chop Club on 162 Iroquois Ave, Vineyard Haven. The course winds through the lovely neighborhoods of West Chop and offers participants beautiful ocean views.

Click here for race sign up and additional details.


Annual Pink and Green Weekend 2017 (May 12-15)

A weekend-long celebration of Mother's Day and Spring will once again take place in Edgartown. This event will feature a wide range of family-friendly activities including Mother's Day Brunch and tours of historic Edgartown, MA. Find out more information, here.

 

5 Holiday Activities on Martha's Vineyard for Families

Christmas tableWhile Martha’s Vineyard is well-known for its beautiful beaches and summertime activities, locals know that the island comes alive with the magic of the holiday season.

Here are 5 festive things to do on Martha’s Vineyard Vineyard during the holidays:

Christmas In Edgartown

Christmas in Edgartown has been voted Best of the Vineyard for the last three years for good reason. This year, the weekend of festivities takes place from Dec. 9-11 and will feature family favorites like photos with Santa at the Harbor View, the 24th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival at the Edgartown School, the Christmas In Edgartown Parade, and the  Family Dance-O-Rama at the Vineyard Square Hotel.

Decorate Gingerbread Houses

Join the folks at the Vineyard Haven Public Library to decorate gingerbread houses on Thurs. 12/15 from 3:30-4:30pm. This popular annual event is free open to children 5 years and older.

Wintery Songs In Eleventy Part Harmony

The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse and 88.7FM have partnered to bring you a musical performance featuring singer/songwriter Jennifer Kimball and friends performing a medley of classic secular and spiritual songs. This event is perfect for all ages and is a great way to get in the spirit of the season. This event will take place Dec. 17 at 7:30pm at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse in Vineyard Haven.

Winter Solstice Stargazing

Welcome in the official start of the winter season by stargazing at the Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary on Wed. 12/21 from 6-8pm. This free event will feature a local astronomer to point out constellations and delicious holiday snacks and drinks.

Winter Scavenger Hunts

The Oak Bluffs Public Library will host a scavenger hunt for children, both readers and non-readers, with prizes for everyone who completes the challenge. This is a great event for children during December break. This event will take place Tues. 12/27 from 10am-7:30pm.