Barnstable Celebrates Second Summer with Fireworks on Saturday, September 2, 2023

The Town of Barnstable invites the general public to enjoy dance and festivities for the whole family at Kalmus Beach, 670 Ocean Street in Hyannis on Saturday, September 2, 2023 for the second annual “Second Summer Celebration”, an end of summer festival for locals. The beach near the entrance to Hyannis’ inner harbor is a great place for viewing Community Fireworks set off from a barge in Lewis Bay at dusk, which will top off the night and signal the hallmark end-of-summer rituals that exemplify Labor Day Weekend on Cape Cod. The rain date for the fireworks is Sunday, September 3rd.



Family fun will take place at Kalmus Beach from 5:00 to 8:00 PM including free games and community resources, as well as performances and workshops presented by a collaboration of local instructors and professionals from Movement Arts Cape Cod.  A pop-up dance floor, right on the beach will be their stage as they offer varying international styles of music and dance like samba, capoeira, interpretive story telling through contemporary dance, pole dancing at sunset with colorful sails, Egyptian belly dancing and more. Onlookers will experience the sights and sounds reminiscent of international seaside fairs from around the world. Town departments and local resources will be on hand with interactive displays and valuable information for all with everything from upcoming important events and public health studies to back-to-school information and business opportunities. The popular Marine & Environmental Critter Truck, Antique Hyannis Fire Truck are just a few that will be on hand. Local organizations that are interested in participating can contact Amy Harwood at 508-862-4638 or Space is limited. Admission is free and parking permit requirements will be waived starting at 4:00 PM. Public restrooms and the snack bar will be open until 9:00 PM.





Veterans Park Beach at 480 Ocean Street in Hyannis is open to the public for viewing. Admission is free after 4:00 PM. Space is limited. Live music featuring “Jo & Co” will entertain on the porch of the staff house facing the beach from 6-8 PM and local talent from Frank-FM and PIXY-103 will be on hand from 4-8 PM with live call-ins throughout the day. Fans can tune in to the fireworks soundtrack on both stations, Frank-FM 93.5/94.7 FM and PIXY-102.9 FM.



The Annual Fireworks show will be presented from a barge in Lewis Bay over Hyannis Harbor.  Kalmus and Veterans Beaches will be open for viewing and parking is free after 4:00 PM. Bathrooms will be open at both locations. The Snack Bar at Kalmus will be open for the event and Perry’s Last Stand Ice Cream trucks will be at Veterans. No alcohol/tobacco/cannabis is allowed on town property. Please be respectful of private property and park your vehicle in one of the locations mentioned below or other authorized location.


The HyArts Artist Shanties will be open during the day at Bismore Park (Ocean Street) and the Harbor Overlook on the corner of Ocean and South Streets.


Main Street Hyannis has many dining and shopping opportunities.



At Veterans Park Beach and Kalmus Beach: from 9:00 AM to 3:45 PM a Barnstable beach sticker is required or a parking permit fee of $20 is collected for each vehicle until the lot is full.


There are several municipal parking lots in downtown Hyannis where free parking is available for up to 6 hours and 2 hour maximum on Main Street and Old Colony Road. There is also Pay to Park at the Ocean Street and Bismore Park area lots.


Accessible parking is available at all town lots and beaches and the parking lot at Cape Cod Maritime Museum will be reserved for Hyannis Marina slip holders and handicap parking only after 4:00 PM.


Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) has hourly parking available after the first 30 minutes free at the Hyannis Transportation Center.  Long term parking is also available for daily rates.


CCRTA will be operating on its regular routes with a loop every 45 minutes throughout the day.  Normally the service ends at 9:00 PM but service will be extended as needed to accommodate riders following the fireworks.  For more information and service routes, please visit


A Parking Ban will be in effect South of South Street (Ocean Street, Old Colony Boulevard, Gosnold Street and all streets running off of Gosnold Street) from 5:00 PM to midnight to allow for pedestrian access. Parking will be available in the North Street parking lots and Town Hall parking lot.  Tow Away Zones Strictly Enforced.  Carpooling suggested.