Plymouth is everything you’ve heard: Plymouth Rock, Pilgrims and the Mayflower…but that’s merely scratching the surface of what makes this historic region south of Boston a favorite for visitors for more than 400 years! From award-winning breweries and wine bars to a vibrant arts, culture and entertainment scene, it’s the perfect combination of what’s happening now and what happened in, well, 1620! 

Endless coastal beauty, iconic cranberry bogs, pristine walking trails and wildlife preserves paint the incomparable landscape that is Plymouth County. Within the county is the Town of Plymouth and the home of Plymouth Rock—a universal symbol of America. It is where the Mayflower came ashore and where Mayflower II, a full-scale reproduction, has been anchored since 1957. This historic destination boasts some of the best whale watching, dining, shopping and cultural activities in a quaint coastal New England setting. Enjoy a history lover’s paradise, a family friendly atmosphere and an incredible variety of activities, festivals and annual celebrations. 

Independence Day in America’s Hometown

Each year Plymouth hosts an unforgettable Independence Day celebration drawing visitors from far and wide. The morning begins bright and early with a special 5K road race followed by the annual 4th of July Parade through historic Downtown Plymouth. The day includes food trucks on the Plymouth Waterfront, a free seaside concert by the beloved Plymouth “Phil” Philharmonic orchestra and culminates with a huge fireworks display over Plymouth Harbor.

Plymouth’s Annual Waterfront Festival – August 26

Every August, the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce holds its unforgettable festival on the Plymouth Waterfront. Festival events include the annual duck race (a favorite for all ages!), open-air live entertainment footsteps from Plymouth Harbor, arts and crafts show featuring over 200 exhibitors and the annual “Motor Head’s” Cruise-In Car Show.

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Download the See Plymouth mobile app or visit for more info on these events and to start planning your vacation. You will find a full calendar of events, lodging specials, restaurant listings, shopping and helpful visitor information to ensure the perfect trip. The Town of Plymouth and the whole of Plymouth County are ready to welcome you this Summer!