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The Fourth of July

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The colorful display of the Fourth of July Fireworks in Edgartown on Marthas Vineyard is always one of our summer surprises. Even fighting the crowds and traffic on the journey is still worth the effort once you reach your destination and get yourself situated for the main event. But if you are among the many who really dont know where to go to observe all of the festivities, I would like to share my own secrets. Assuming you know how to get to Edgartown, you will have a number of options. For the person who may be somewhat crowd averted, let me suggest that you go along Beach Road and then stop after big bridge, the second bridge, park on the road, go on the beach with your chair comfort food of your choice and relax until it gets nice and dark and keep looking to the, soon the explosions of color appear in the sky. But the beach is a long way off! So lets now make the journey right into the village of Edgartown and plow our way down to the harbor, take a left on North Water Street, and walk a few blocks up to the Harbor View Hotel. If you can find standing room, or can take a stroll down towards the light house, or better yet, have a drink on the Harbor Views vast porch, you will now have a front row seat and will receive the optimum exposure from this wonderful sound and light show. I do have one more suggestion and it is one that I have had the privilege to enjoy. I was once invited to a fourth of July party in Edgartown Harbor aboard a clients 50 foot sail boat.So if you have good connections, believe me, take that option! Oh, and one more secret..Oak Bluffs fireworks in August are even better

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