1. Celebration in Bar Harbor: At six in the morning, the Fourth of July Celebration in Bar Harbor starts with a blueberry pancake breakfast and ends with the fireworks display. The entire day is filled with events. For the full list, click here.
2. Portland’s Fourth of July Stars and Stripes Spectacular: Portland, Maine’s annual fireworks display is a popular attraction for Maine residents and tourists alike. While the Portland Symphony Orchestra won’t be playing this year, the fireworks will still be going off at their usual time. Check out the website as the date grows closer here.
3. Rangeley Park’s Independence Day Celebration: This celebration is family-friendly, with a Children’s parade, a duck race, a silent auction, and more. At dusk, the fireworks display begins.
4. Moosehead Lake Celebration: Celebrate Independence Day at Maine’s largest lake. “With craft fairs, parades, live music, and a fantastic show of fireworks, you’re sure to have a great time!” Look it up on their site for more information.
5. Bath Heritage Days: Bath starts its heritage celebrations on June 29th this year, ending on the Fourth of July with a firework show at 9:15. This website has more information.
6. Camden Harbor Fireworks Sailing: Sail on the Schooner Olad from 7:00 to 9:15. Enjoy a beautiful sunset over the mountains of Camden Hills State Park, then watch the fireworks display over Camden Harbor.
7. Kennebunk Fireworks Show: Kennebunk and Kennebunk port are putting on a firework display that promises to be one of the most spectacular of the night. Look on the website for some information and visit this one too.
8. Ogunquit July Fourth Fireworks: Ogunquit is celebrating Independence Day with a continental breakfast, discounts for the zoo, and a trolley ride to the beach for the fireworks. Click here for more information.
9. Casco Bay: Ride the train during the day, then board the Fireworks Express in the evening to get to the fireworks show. The Express runs from 4:30 to 7:00. Find out more about this event here.
10. Bangor’s Pancake Breakfast: Bangor is having a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 in the morning. The parade starts at 11. Click here for more information.
Nancy E. Randolph operates Just Write Books, publishing Maine books by Maine authors telling Maine stories. Randolph quickly developed a reputation as a publisher of quality Maine books. An active community member along with two others she founded and serves as a member of the board of Save Our Swinging Bridge.Org to ensure the maintenance of the historic Roebling-designed and -built bridge connecting Topsham and Brunswick.