Slideshow: Fireworks dazzle Oak Bluffs


“It seemed everyone on the Island was in Oak Bluffs watching the fireworks,” said one writer on local social media page Islanders Talk. Perhaps: Even President Obama and his family watched from the nearby North Bluff home of White House advisor Valerie Jarrett.

The annual event, sponsored by the Oak Bluffs Fire Department, which raises money year-round to put on the show, is a little bittersweet: While everyone agrees the show is one of summer’s highlights (and one of the best in the country), it also heralds summer’s end.