State Suspends Company Behind Edgartown Fireworks

The state fire marshal’s office suspended the man who managed the Edgartown town fireworks display on July 4 after several undetonated fireworks washed up on Chappaquiddick.

Read More

Unexploded Fireworks Wash Up on Chappaquiddick

Twenty-five commercial grade fireworks were found on Chappaquiddick after the town’s Fourth of July fireworks display on Tuesday.

Read More

Rain Doesn't Dampen the Celebratory Mood at Fourth of July Parade

They came by cars and on floats, others on oxen and some on foot, such as the Colonial Navy of Massachusetts Fife and Drum Corps, to celebrate the Fourth of July at the annual Edgartown parade.

Read More

Small But Mighty Parades Begin the Fourth Festivities

Aquinnah and Oak Bluffs celebrated the Fourth in singular style, with small town parades this morning at the most western edge of the Island and in the Methodist Camp Ground.

Read More

Words of Frederick Douglass Resonate Anew

On the fifth anniversary of the Federated Church’s dedication as part of The African-American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard, 14 Island residents gathered in the space to recite Frederick Douglass’s speech What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?

Read More

Fourth of July Celebrations Blast Off

The centerpiece of the Fourth of July weekend festivities is, of course, the Edgartown parade, where floats of all sights and sizes strut their stuff throughout Edgartown on July 4.

Read More

Patriotism on Display in Sparkling Return of July 4 Parade

The Edgartown Fourth of July parade roared back Monday after a two-year hiatus, with Island institutions turning out in the historic Vineyard tradition.

Read More

Vineyard Celebrates the Fourth in Festive Style

Martha’s Vineyard marked the national holiday Monday with parades large and small, in a return to well-loved traditions.

Read More

Fourth of July Fever Brings the Heat and the Crowds

For locals and visitors alike, the Fourth of July is a cornerstone of summer on the Vineyard. This year Island businesses and town officials are set to see the celebrations roar back into action.

Read More

Activist Group in Oak Bluffs Works for Holiday Harmony

The Fourth of July weekend in Oak Bluffs was a big mess last year, everyone said.

There was too much traffic. An ambulance couldn’t get through a street crowded with people. There were clashes between cultures and, when people talked about the weekend later, blatant racism.

Bob Holland of Oak Bluffs stayed home, but he heard all about it. And he sees no reason why all these people shouldn’t enjoy Oak Bluffs on its biggest holiday weekend.

So this year, he will be there to help with other members of the new Martha’s Vineyard Million Man Association.

Read More