Oak Bluffs seeks donations for August fireworks celebration

Oak Bluffs has set up a GoFundMe to help pay for the fireworks display coming up in a month. -MVTimes

The Oak Bluffs Business Association is raising money through a GoFundMe campaign to pay for the 45th annual fireworks celebration in August. 

In the past, money was raised by the Oak Bluffs Firemen’s Civic Association, but with volunteers spread thin, the association “could no longer volunteer the hundreds of hours required to train for and respond to emergencies and produce this show,” and therefore “handed over the reins” to the town of Oak Bluffs, according to the O.B. Firemen’s Civic Association Facebook page. 

With its unique ability to bring together our diverse community of visitors and locals alike, the fireworks celebration has always served as a safe, enjoyable, family-friendly activity that highlights the beauty of our town and its individuality,” the fundraising campaign states. “As we plan for the 2022 fireworks, we are eager to continue this longstanding tradition, and are grateful for any donation, large or small, to help bring back this community event.”

The celebration, which will be held on Aug. 19, contingent upon the funds being raised, will be the first since 2019, due to the COVID-19 pandemic having prevented the event. 

As of Wednesday morning, the GoFundMe campaign has raised $2,650 of its $50,000 goal. Donations can be made out to the town of Oak Bluffs.


  1. I’ve got an idea for funding OB, instead of paying to sue and defend yourself in litigation surrounding artificial turf, put the money towards the fireworks!

  2. If the new police chief charges a 5.00 fee for photo ops with tourists OB will have the money for the fireworks in a couple of weeks. 🦈

    • Hysterical! Who needs GoFundMe anyway?

      Alternatively, island restaurants can charge a $5 transfer fee on every hamburger over 15 bucks a pop, put the money-grab in a Fireworks Bank, and voila… 🎆

      Not to worry, vegans will be forced to contribute $5 to the Fireworks Bank transfer tax, too… every time they utter the phrase “Hello, I’m vegan”.

      The only problem with this scam, er, I mean, scheme, is that there is a small, unpopular group against the Fireworks Bank—on the grounds that they recognize that the loud fireworks are actually harmful—for dogs, babies, and our vets suffering from PTSD. But who cares? We are entitled to fireworks because we are entitled. We’d rather have them because that’s what we want. Besides, we’ve been having fireworks every August, going back to the 15th century. We need a bureaucratic regulated Fireworks Bank NOW! 😜

  3. Time for the Jaws Chief to open a photo booth including the fake fin and all for 5$ a pop. this will raise more than enough money for fireworks and even enough to fix circuit ave back to the way it was. btw all that money for that stuff and none for fireworks 😒

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