The Blessing of the Fleet will kick off at 10:30 am. The vessel parade will start at 11 am. Fireworks begin approximately at 9 pm. Rain date is Sunday, July 8.
Spectators can view the parade of boats from the Onset Pier while taking in all the festivities. All mariners are encouraged to decorate their vessel. Let’s see your creativity! Patriotic, pirates, dance party!!! Yes, we have great prizes for best dressed vessel and crew. After the Blessing, children of all ages are invited to participate in some fun activities to celebrate Independence Day! As in the past, there will be a Pet Parade, A Doll Carriage Parade and a Bicycle Parade.
The 2018 Onset-Wareham Fireworks display will be held on Saturday, July 7th, 2018 at approximately 9:00 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, July 8th, 2018.
FREE PARKING at Hynes and Lopes Fields off of Onset Ave
Onset Pier parking will be stricly handicapped after 5:00 p.m.
Street closures begin at 6:00 p.m. to local traffic. Roads closed at 7:00 p.m.
Keep your eyes open for our "donation stations" located near Hynes Field, Dummy Bridge and Stonebridge. Our fundraising merchandise booth will be at the corner of Onset and Union Aves. We would like to keep this tradition alive and we need your help to make this happen. If you enjoy the show, please donate when you can.
There will be trash barrels around and a dumpster on the Pier. Please use them! Volunteers will also have trash bags available for you to use. You may either "pack it out" or find a dumpster. Any help we can get with trash pick up is greatly appreciated, especially off the beach!
Please respect each other, whether you live here or are just visiting. We love our little Village, and hope you will, too!