A socially-distanced Fourth of July parade will take place in Aquinnah on Independence Day.
Fourth of July
Noah Asimow
Historically cold and wet weather dampened an otherwise crowded Fourth of July weekend on the Vineyard, with police reporting busy streets, traffic jams, a few fireworks complaints and no major incidents.
Fourth of July

2022

The Edgartown Fourth of July parade roared back Monday after a two-year hiatus, with Island institutions turning out in the historic Vineyard tradition.
Martha’s Vineyard marked the national holiday Monday with parades large and small, in a return to well-loved traditions.
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.

2021

Historically cold and wet weather dampened an otherwise crowded Fourth of July weekend on the Vineyard, with police reporting busy streets, traffic jams, a few fireworks complaints and no major incidents.

2020

There were no fireworks sparkling over the Edgartown Lighthouse this Fourth of July, no ocean of pastel-colored onlookers or parade of floats festooned with American flags. But there were private fireworks. There were plenty of flags. And there was a parade of traffic in the usual hot spots.
Martha’s Vineyard celebrated the Fourth of July with quiet celebrations in the morning, and later in the day on the water and at the shore. The holiday was muted this year.

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