Even though the city was founded February 13th, 1845, and the 175th was actually last year, well you know. The pandemic.  So it might be over a year past due, but in lots of ways the celebration is right on time.

The celebration in Searsport will be full of many community events and programs and spread out over 4 days. July 1st to the 4th are the dates, and the memorable celebration will begin with a program called “Ripped from the Headlines.”  Volunteers will bring Searsport local history to life, to kick off the 4th of July weekend, Thursday the 1st.

On Friday, Searsport Town Historian Charlene Knox Farris will host a free Walking Tour through the village.  It begins at 10 a.m.

It will be a day with numerous events, capped on Friday evening with a concert with Maine humorist Tim Sample.  That will be at 7 pm in the High School Gym, and tickets are $20 with all proceeds to benefit celebration expenses.

Saturday the 3rd begins with Row Boat races at Hamilton Wharf at 7:30 a.m.

The committee is working hard to make the 4th of July Parade the biggest parade in the town’s history.  To not compete with other town’s parades on the 4th, Searsport celebrates 175th birthday and the country’s 245th with a parade on Saturday the 3rd to begin at 11 a.m.. Kids are invited to be a part of the parade by decorating their bikes in red, white and blue.

There are many other events scheduled and can be reviewed here.

The Searsport 175th Birthday celebration will also include the biggest fireworks display in town’s history on Sunday the 4th at 9 p.m. from Mosman Park.

4 full days of activities to celebrate in Searsport this 4th of July weekend.

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