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Nantucket has activities and fun for all ages during the Fourth of July holiday! The rich history of Nantucket makes it the perfect place to spend a weekend celebrating your freedom. Festivities are planned for the entire day on Independence Day so you'll have a full day fun of American entertainment. 

Activities will begin at 10am on Tuesday, July 4 on Main Street hosted by the Department of Culture and Tourism. There will be dueling fire trucks competing in a water barrel filling competition and so much more. Games are on deck as well including potato sack races, three-legged races, wheelbarrow races, and tug-of-war at Children's Beach. 

Start planning your trip to Nantucket today and plan some other fun activities to do that aren't organized with this helpful guide! 

3 Things to do in Nantucket for the 4th of July 2023

Spend a Day at the Beach

Nantucket is home to 82 miles of coastline and pristine beaches that are world-famous, from the calm waters of the Nantucket Sound to the dramatic coast of the South Shore along the Atlantic Ocean. Plan for a day (or several) at the beach for the 4th of July holiday weekend. Grab your towels, beach chairs, games, snacks, and sunscreen, and find a spot on one of the many great beaches here. There are even many dog-friendly beaches where Fido can enjoy the holiday too. 

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Plan a Family Barbecue

The 4th of July is synonymous with barbecues and many of our homes have fabulous outdoor spaces and grill areas to cookout. Pick up some fresh meat, fish, produce, and other goods at the Sustainable Nantucket Farmers Market on Cambridge Street and put together a delicious meal for everyone. 

Stop by Cisco Brewery

Want to celebrate in true Nantucket style? Stop by Cisco Brewery for live music, great beer, delicious cocktails, and food. This outdoor brewery features picnic tables in a spacious, farm setting. Well behaved, leashed dogs are allowed at Cisco Brewery!

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Famous Nantucket water fight with the Nantucket Fire Department