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Event Roundup: Independence Day in Maine

July 4th goings-on statewide...

AUGUSTA — The 'Whatever Family' Festival closes at Waterfront Park;  Parade 4 p.m.; Fireworks 9 p.m.

 

BANGOR/BREWER — Pancake breakfast 6:00 - 10:00 a.m., Brewer Auditorium; Walter Hunt Memorial 3K race 10:45 a.m. along parade route; Parade 11:00 a.m. beginning in Brewer; Gov. Paul LePage will be on hand; Boat parade on Penobscot River at 1:00 p.m.; 'Chords for Cure' concert 2:30 - 7:15 p.m., Darling's Pavilion ('161' at 2:30, 'Eric Green Party' 3:30, 'Juice Box' 4:30, 'Chris Ross' 6:00, 'The Stone Doctors' 7:15); Fireworks 9:30, Waterfront.

 

BAR HARBOR — MDI Rotary 42nd annual blueberry pancake breakfast 6:00 a.m.; Island Arts Association outdoor market 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Parade 10:00 a.m.; Seafood Festival 11:00 a.m. Bar Harbor Athletic Field.

 

BATH — Bath Heritage Days 1-mile 'Fun Run' 7:45 a.m., 5-mile race 8:30 a.m.; Carnival 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Parade 11:30 a.m.; Shortcake Festival 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m, at Cosmopolitan Club; Fireworks 9:15 p.m., July 7.

 

BUCKSPORT — Bucksport Bay Farmers Market 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., next to U.S. Post Office; Songs of America 1900-2000, 1:30 p.m.

 

DEXTER — Boat parade, 10:00 a.m., Lake Wassookeag.

 

EASTPORT — U.S.S. San Jacinto (Norfolk, VA.) will visit; Blueberry pancake breakfast 7:00 - 11:00 a.m.; Parade 1:00 p.m.; Bands beginning at 1 p.m.; Fireworks at dusk.

 

FREEPORT — Blueberry pancake and sausage breakfast 7:00 - 10:00 a.m., St. Jude Hall; 10K road race 7:30 a.m., L.L. Bean; 'Fun Run 9:15 a.m., L.L. Bean; Parade 10 a.m., Kendall Lane to Holbrook Street; Matt Nathanson concert 7:30 p.m., L.L. Bean; Fireworks 9:15 p.m.

 

GREENVILLE — Downtown events begin at 9:00 a.m.; Parade 11:00 a.m.; Children’s bike parade 1:00 p.m.; Outdoor concert 5:30 p.m.; Fireworks 9:00 p.m.

 

HOULTON — Parade 10 a.m.; Fireworks 9:30 p.m., July 5.

 

LEWISTON/AUBURN — 'Liberty Festival' (Food, bands, entertainment, etc.) all day along riverfront; Fireworks 9:30 p.m.

 

LIMESTONE — Parade 1:00 p.m.; Fireworks 9:00 p.m.

 

MACHIAS — 'Cart and Carriage' parade 9:00 a.m., Rose M. Gaffney School; Children’s games 10:00 a.m., Gaffney School; Parade 6:00 p.m. beginning at Machias Memorial High School; Fireworks at dusk.

 

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Parade 10:00 a.m.; concert and square dancing 7:30 p.m.;

 

PORTLAND — Reading of Declaration of Independence, 12:00 p.m., Longfellow House, 489 Congress Street; Reading of Gettysburg Address by Mayor Michael Brennan; Pops concert with special guest Don McLean 7:40 p.m.; Fireworks 9:15 p.m. off the Eastern Promenade.

 

SANFORD/SPRINGVALE — Parade 10:00 a.m., at Carver Street.

 

THOMASTON — Pancake breakfast 7:00 a.m.; Youth 1-mile road race, 8:00 a.m., Beechwood Street; 'Firecracker 5K' 8:30 a.m.; Craft tent 9:00 a.m.; Pet show 9:30 a.m.; Parade 11:00 a.m., Main Street; Fireworks 9:15 p.m.

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