Happy Birthday America! Lookin’ Good for Being 237 Years Young!
Today, July 4th, 2913, we celebrate the 237th Birthday of this Great Country of ours! Hope you plan on celebrating our Independence Day by spending it with family & friends, and with some of the great events going on in your community! Here’s a list of a few of the events!
Bar Harbor – Independence Day Celebration – Typically many activities are scheduled in Bar Harbor on July 4th. Fireworks are on July 4th at 9:15 p.m. at the pier on Frenchman Bay (rain date July 5, 2013). For more info and a complete schedule of events phone the Bar Harbor Visitor Center at (207) 288-5103.
Bangor & Brewer – Typically, the Bangor-Brewer July 4th parade is the largest parade in Maine with over 1,000 participants and viewed by over 30,000 people. We do not yet have info on the 2013 parade and the usual concert helt at the Bangor Waterfront. According to the Fire Marshal, fireworks are scheduled on the Bangor waterfront on July 4, 2013 at 9:30 p.m. (rain date July 8). Also according to the Fire Marshal, fireworks also are scheduled for an additional location, Bass Bark in Bangor, on July 4 at 9:30 p.m. (same July 8 rain date).
Dexter – Fireworks on July 5, 2013 at Dexter High School Football Field at 9:30 p.m. (rain date July 6, 2013).
Eastport – Largest July 4th celebration in Maine, with events scheduled from June 28, 2013 through and beyond Canada Day on July 1st (with Fireworks on Deer Island Point Park in New Brunswick, Canada at dusk that evening), continuing through Independence Day on July 4th, 2013 (also with Fireworks that evening, and with still more events through Saturday, July 6. There are literally dozens of scheduled events, including Grand Independence Parade, Fireworks over the Bay, free entertainment at Overlook Park, greasy pole and water sports, antique car show, contests and games for all ages with prizes. Traditionally, we have a visit from a U.S. Navy ship, providing free tours.
Greenville – The Moosehead Lake Region comes alive with the area’s celebration of Independence Day 2013. For more info phone (207) 695-2421. At about 9 p.m. on July 4, 2013 is the largest fireworks display in Piscataquis county. Get started early with a fireworks cruise on board the Katahdin that departs at 7 p.m.
9:30-2:00 pm Used Book Sale in the Park10:00 am Parade Line-up Northern Shopping Plaza11:00 am Children’s Parade Participants gather at K&M. Children will be directed to join the parade towards the end and proceed to the Bandstand. Ribbons for 1st, 2nd, 3rd best children’s costumes11:00 am 4th of July Parade “Hometown Glory” Enter your float! 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place awards12 noon to 2:00 pm Whoopie Pie Sale in the park. Proceeds to benefit 4th of July Festival and Fireworks
12 noon-4:00pm Bounce House for kids
12 noon-2:00pm Chamber sponsored Hamburger/Hotdog BBQ w/Hometown Macaroni Salad to benefit 4th of July activities
12 noon until it disappears Free Slices of Juicy Watermelon sponsored by Pangburn Family IGA
12 noon until they are gone Free Red, White and Blue Balloons for the kids
1:00 pm Baby Crawling Races in the park. (contact Georgia Manzo or Jean Boddy for rules/registration)
12 noon-2:00 pm Piecemaker’s Quilting Group’s Red, White and Blue Quilted Wall Hanging rafflein the park. Winner announced a 2:00 pm. (quilt made by Carole Howard, donated by Piecemaker’s group to benefit 4th of July activities)
12 noon-2:30pm Music in the Park provided by DJ Frank Manzo
7:00-9:00pm CBL Trio in front of Millinocket Middle School gym
9:30pm Fireworks at Stearns High School