Falmouth Fireworks Needs Your Help To Reach Our 2015 Fundraising Goal!
If you would like to donate to the Falmouth Fireworks please mail your contribution to:
P.O. Box 500
Falmouth, MA 02541
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Star Spangled Heroes
We would like to thank our "Star Spangled Heroes" from 2014 for their generous donations needed to help keep this year's Falmouth Fireworks alive!
- Marine Lodge of Falmouth
- Rebecca Putnam
- Ideal Floor Covering
- Eastern Bank
- Falmouth Enterprise
The 35th Anniversary of the Falmouth Fireworks
Get Your 2015 Falmouth Fireworks 35th Anniversary T-Shirts & Hats!
Friday JULY 3rd 9am- 4pm
Stop & Shop & Windfall Market
Come early before they are sold out!
Tune into Pixy 103 (102.9 FM) for synchronized music during the show!
FALMOUTH FIREWORKS DISPLAY
July 4, 2015
TRAFFIC CONTROL PLAN
The annual Falmouth Fireworks Display brings with it significant traffic congestion as spectators make their way home after the event. In recent years we have implemented a traffic control plan to help address this concern. Each year we make adjustments to the plan in order to continually improve. The following is the traffic control plan that will be in place for the 2015 display. We thank all spectators for their anticipated patience and cooperation, and we hope everyone enjoys the event.
Falmouth Heights Rd. @ Main St.: All traffic from Falmouth Heights Rd. will turn left onto Main Street. The officers may also direct traffic to turn right onto Davis Straits if Main Street is unavailable for traffic.
Teaticket Hwy. @ Jones Rd. /Worcester Ct.: Vehicular traffic travelling on Worcester Ct. will turn right onto Teaticket Hwy. No westbound traffic onto Davis Straits will be allowed. No traffic will be permitted onto Jones Rd.
Gifford St. @ Jones Rd.: Vehicles are prohibited from turning onto Jones Rd. Northbound vehicles on Gifford St. will continue northbound and southbound vehicles will continue southbound.
Palmer Ave. @ Jones Rd.: Traffic will be prohibited from turning onto Jones Rd. At times, officers will have to stop the flow of traffic on Palmer Ave. to accommodate traffic turning onto and off of Ter Heun Dr.
Maravista Ave. Ext. @ Teaticket Hwy.: Traffic travelling Northerly on Maravista Ave. Ext. will be directed to turn right (easterly) onto Teaticket Hwy. Vehicles travelling westerly on Teaticket Hwy. will be directed to turn right onto Homestead Ln. There will be a barricade at the entrance to Heritage Cir. so that nonresidents do not turn onto this road.
Teaticket Hwy. @ Sandwich Rd.: All eastbound traffic will turn left onto Sandwich Rd. All southbound traffic on Sandwich Rd. will be directed to turn right onto Teaticket Hwy.
Gifford St. @ Main St.: Westbound traffic on Main St. will be directed to continue westerly on Main St. or to turn right onto Gifford St., depending on congestion. Eastbound traffic on Main St. will be directed to turn left onto Gifford St. Southbound traffic on Gifford St. will be directed to turn right onto Main St.
It was a cold, snowy night in February of 1975. Eight friends were out for a social evening. The talk centered around the cold, long winters on Cape Cod and looking forward to summer. Eventually the subject turned to the need of fireworks to celebrate our country's birthday. Thus the Falmouth Fireworks Committee was born.
Back then Google was not around, and no one had any idea how to even begin such an undertaking. So we started making some calls to the Selectmen, The Fire Dept, Police Dept., and DPW. They all seemed to be on board with our idea. We decided, for safety reasons the show should take place from the water. So we decided to contact Ralph Packer of R.M. Packer Company, Inc. from Martha's Vineyard mostly because he had a barge. To our amazement, Ralph donated not only his barge but an entire crew to assist us.
We started doing some research and getting bids from fireworks companies. It was decided to go with Zambelli Fireworks out of Pennsylvania. Even though we had no money it was decided to go with a $7500 show.
So with a zero bank account balance we went begging and as always is the case in Falmouth, the people came through. After just a couple of fundraisers, not only had we met our goal, but we also had a surplus of $1500. The evening of the Fourth of July, that same year, the committee met at the ball field in Falmouth Heights. The evening was beautiful and calm. There were hundreds of boats surrounding the barge, along with the thousands on the seashore from Nobska to Menauhunt. At 9:15 PM the town of Falmouth began a tradition that is now going into our 37th year.
After 3 years with Zambelli we put the show out to bid again. Steve Pelkey, owner of Atlas Pyrotechnics won the bid and much to our great pleasure has given Falmouth more than we could ever imagine. Committee Head, Arthur Ratsy retired from the post and The Falmouth Fireworks Committee remains to this day under the stewardship of Dutch Drolette and a handful of dedicated volunteers.