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Not a festival, but a celebration of the birth of a nation. Towns and villages throughout Maine come together to party, but also to remember those who sacrificed so much to preserve and protect America.
Searchable Database of Maine Fireworks Shows - Thank the Maine Fire Marshal for this searchable database of July Fourth fireworks displays in Maine. Click on any of the listed events to find more info about Time, Rain Date, Location and Sponsor of the various fireworks displays.
July Fourth Activities (working on 2015 updates, e.g., Augusta, Bar Harbor, Bath, Lewiston/Auburn & Ogunquit for 2015 are done)
Ashland - Ashland Summerfest includes fireworks on July 6, 2014 at the Ashland Fish & Game Club at 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 7). For more info phone (207) 435-6363.
Augusta - July 4, 2015 is the culmination of the Whatever Family Festival (which runs from June 17 through July 4). Big bash at the Riverfront in Waterfront Park in Augusta on July 4th. For info phone parade coordinator Wendy Somes at (207) 626-2350 or the KVCC at 623-4559. The fireworks are on July 4, 2015 at around 9 p.m. at the East Side boat landing (rain date undetermined).
Bangor - Fireworks are scheduled at the Bangor Waterfront Park on July 4, 2014 at 9:30 p.m. (rain date July 5).
Bar Harbor - Independence Day Celebration - According to the 2015 Visitor Guide (select Page 32-Page 33 from the drop-down box), the Bar Harbor Fourth of July Celebration has been "[v]oted as one of the best small town Fourth of July celebrations in the country. Come on down to Bar Harbor for a fun-filled day beginning with a blueberry pancake breakfast on the town's athletic field, before enjoying the parade. Then head down to the waterfront for the afternoon concert series that begins at 3 p.m. and goes all the way up the fireworks," which will be on July 4, 2015 at the pier on Frenchman Bay. Specific events listed for 2015 are a Blueberry Pancake Breakfast (6 a.m.), Craft Fair (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Parade (10 a.m.), Seafood Festival (11 a.m.), Lobster Races (post-parade), Bar Harbor Town Band (3 p.m.) and fireworks (9:15 p.m.) For more info and a complete schedule of events phone the Bar Harbor Visitor Center at (207) 288-5103.
Bath Heritage Days - July 2-5, 2015. Four days of July 4th activities, with a fireworks finale at the Bath waterfront on Sunday, July 5th at 9:15 p.m.
Beals - Fireworks on July 5, 2014 at Perio Point on the A.C. Inc. property firing over the water at around 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 6).
Bethel - Fireworks on July 3, 2014 at the Bethel Inn Golf Course on Maple Hill Road at 9:30 p.m. (rain date July 6).
Boothbay Harbor - Fireworks in the evening of July 4th over the harbor on a barge near McFarland Island (rain date July 5, 2014).
Bridgton - Fireworks on July 3, 2014 at about 9:10 p.m. at the gravel pit at Stevens Brook School (rain date July 5, 2014).
Brooks - Fireworks on July 4, 2014 at about 9 p.m. at Community Park in Brooks (rain date July 6, 2014).
Camden - Fireworks on July 4th at dusk between Curtis Island and Camden Harbor (rain date July 5th). For a birds-eye view of the Independence Day pyrotechnics there are also fireworks sails on several schooners. There will be fun and afforable options for all tastes. For more info phone the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce at (207) 236-4404.
Carrabassett Valley - Fireworks on July 4, 2014 at the Carrabassett Valley Airport across from Ayottes Store on Route 27 at about 9:15 p.m.
Casco - Fireworks open to the public on June 30, 2014 on a raft offshore at Point Sebago Resort after 9 p.m. (rain date July 1, 2014).
Castine - Fireworks on July 4, 2014 on floats in front of the public boat launch and Dennett's Wharf Restaurant at 9 p.m. (rain date July 6, 2014).
Damariscotta - Fireworks off Gay's Point at Water Street in Damariscotta on July 4, 2014 at 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 5).
Deer Isle - Stonington - 2015 Independence Day celebration activities are on July 4th. Celebrate Independence Day on the Island! Parade, community band & Color Guard, Stonington Six road races, fish pier events, live entertainment and fireworks at dusk. For more info please phone sponsors Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce at (207) 348-6124 or Manda at the Island Fishermen's Wives Association at (207) 367-2443).
Denmark - Public Fireworks on July 5, 2014 at 9 p.m. at Four Wheeler Trail off of Picket Hill Road (rain date July 6).
Dexter - Fireworks on July 3, 2014 at Dexter High School Football Field at 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 5, 2014).
East Millinocket - The East Millinocket Summerfest includes fireworks on July 11, 2014 at about 9 p.m. at the Katahdin Paper Mill (rain date July 12, 2014). See also Millinocket.
Easton - Easton Field Days includes public fireworks on July 12, 2014 at around 9:30 p.m. at the field between Easton Elementary & High School on Bangor Road (rain date July 13, 2013).
Eastport - 4th of July - Largest July 4th celebration in Maine, with events scheduled from July 1, 2014 (Canada Day, with Fireworks on Deer Island Point Park in New Brunswick, Canada at dusk that evening), continuing through Independence Day on July 4th, 2014 (also with Fireworks that evening at the Eastport waterfront) and still more events on Saturday, July 5th. 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 (this year the U.S.S. Anzio (CG-68) arriving on the morning of July 3rd). Stay tuned to our website for updates.
Forks - Fireworks at the island where the Dead & Kennebec Rivers meet in Forks, Maine on July 5th, 2014 at 9:30 p.m. (rain date July 6, 2014).
Freeport - Fireworks on July 4, 2014 at the Town Snow Dump on Snow Road at 9 p.m. (rain date July 5, 2014).
Frye Island - Fireworks at the Long Beach Marina on Frye Island on July 5, 2014 at 9:30 p.m. (rain date July 6).
Grand Lake Stream - Join Grand Lake Stream for an old-fashioned, small town 4th of July Celebration, Grand Lake Stream America, featuring a Guide's dinner, a pie eating contest, as well as frog racing, a parade and live music. For info phone (207) 796-2100.
Greenville / Moosehead Lake Region - On the fourth of July, 2014, Greenville comes alive with the areas celebration of Independence Day. We have a fun day planned with games, a craft fair, and food vendors. A parade will roll along the main streets of Greenville, and Fireworks will finish off the evening. Events are at East Cove in Greenville.
Harpswell / Bailey Island - Fireworks on July 3, 2014 at about 10 p.m. at Cooks Lobster House Point, 86 Garrison Cove Road (rain date July 6, 2014). See also South Harpswell.
Houlton - Fireworks at Riverfront Park in Houlton on July 3 at 9 p.m.
Islesboro - Fireworks on July 5, 2014 at about 9 p.m. at the Grindle Point ferry dock (rain date July 6, 2014).
Jackman - Fireworks on July 4, 2014 at the field behind the Town Office at 9 p.m. (rain date July 5).
Jay - Fireworks on July 3, 2014 at Spruce Mountain Ski Area at 9 p.m. (rain date is July 5).
Kennebunk - Fireworks on July 4th, 2014 on Gooch's Beach across from the Narragansett Inn at 9 p.m. (rain date July 5).
Lewiston/Auburn Liberty Festival and Facebook - July 4, 2015. The Lewiston Auburn Liberty Festival is an annual 4th of July event held at the Great Falls Plaza in Auburn and in Veteran's Park in Lewiston with bands, entertainment and food vendors. Fireworks finale date TBA at 9:30 p.m. at West Pich Park over Looking Falls in Auburn. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AWAITING 2014 UPDATE: Liberty, Maine - 3rd Annual 4th of July Boat Parade. The 3rd Annual 4th of July Boat Parade will be held at "Little Lake St. George", Liberty, Maine on Saturday, July 2nd. Boats are decorated, music is played and we slowly take a full lap around our little pond for all on shore to enjoy! For more info phone phone (508) 380-4711 or email email@example.com.
Limestone - Fireworks at Cavendish Farms potato field of of Pond View Street in Limestone, Maine on July 4th at 9 p.m. (rain date July 5, 2014).
Limington - Fireworks at Joe Webster Road in Limington, Maine on July 4th at 9:30 p.m. (rain date July 5, 2014).
Livermore - Fireworks on July 5 at around 9:30 p.m. at 807 Boothby Road in Livermore (rain date Aug. 9, 2014).
Lubec - Fireworks in Lubec will be on July 5, 2014 in the harbor off of the Lubec boat landing at 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 6, 2014).
Machias - Fireworks on July 4, 2014 from middle of river directly across from Helen's Restaurant at 9:30 p.m. (rain date Aug. 16, 2014).
Millinocket Independence Day Celebration - See the referenced link for details of the Millinocket Independence Day Celebration, with activities on both July 3 & July 4, 2014, including a fireworks display on July 4 at 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 5). For more info phone the Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce at (207) 723-4000.
Naples - Public fireworks from a raft on Long Lake in Naples on July 4, 2014 at 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 5). Also fireworks (listed as public) on July 4, 2014 at the Camp Mataponi dock on Sebago Lake at 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 5, 2014).
Newport - Fireworks sponsored by the Sebasticook Lake Association at the Elaine Tardy landing off of Route 2 in Newport on July 5, 2014 at 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 12).
Ogunquit - Fireworks on July 4, 2015 on Ogunquit's Main Beach, southwest corner of the parking lot at 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 5). Preceding the fireworks a local DJ will be playing music as people gather for the event. For more info call the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce at (207) 646-2939.
Old Orchard Beach - Fireworks displays are held every Thursday from June 19 through August 21, 2014 at the Old Orchard Beach pier. There will also be fireworks on Friday, July 4th, 2014. For more info for 2014 call (207) 934-2500.
Otis - Fireworks on July 4th on Otis Pond at 9 p.m. (rain date July 5, 2014).
Oxford - Fireworks on July 3, 2014 at about 9:15 p.m. in the center of the track area at the Oxford Plains Speedway.
Phippsburg - Private fireworks on July 3, 2014 behind the tennis courts overlooking the poind at Sebasco Harbor Resort in Phippsburg (rain date July 5).
Poland Spring - Private fireworks on July 5, 2014 at the Poland Spring Golf Course at Poland Spring Resort at 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 5, 2012).
Portland - July 5, 2014. The annual 4th of July Festival in Portland, Maine is the Stars and Stripes Spectacular. At approximately 9:15 p.m. enjoy a fireworks display over Casco Bay from the East End Promenade. Food vendors on site. For more info phone (207) 233-4339 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rangeley - July 3, 2015. Rangeley Independence Day Celebration on July 3rd with events all day and fireworks at dusk. Events start at 10 a.m.
Raymond - Fireworks at the Kingsley Pines Camp docks in Raymond on July 4, 2014 (rain date 5). According to the Fire Marshall these are public fireworks, but best to call the camp at (207) 894-9030 to make sure.
Saco - Fireworks on July 3, 2014 at the Funtown/Splashtown USA rear parking lot, 774 Portland Road, at 9:30 p.m. (rain date July 5, 2014).
Sanford - Fireworks are on July 3, 2014 at Number 1 Pond by Riverside and Emery Roads at 9 p.m. (rain date is July 5, 2014). For more info contact Sanford Parks & Recreation at (207) 324-9130.
Scarborough - Fireworks at the Scarborough Municipal Landill, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on July 1, 2014 at 9 p.m. (rain date July 4).
Searsport - Fireworks at 9 p.m. on July 4 at Mosman Park (rain date July 5, 2014). For more info contact Harriet at the Town Office at (207) 548-6372 or the fireworks contact Dick Desmarais at (207) 548-2868.
South Harpswell - Fireworks on July 4, 2014 at 70 Whites Point Road at 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 5, 2014).
Southwest Harbor - The Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce will host the 2014 Fireworks display this year on July 4th at about 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 5). Fireworks will be visible from many locations around the harbor. To help sponsor this event, call (207) 244-9264 to make a donation to the Fireworks Fund.
Thomaston July 4th or Thomaston Facebook July 4th - July 4, 2014. This is a large traditional small town Independence Day celebration with pancake breakfast, big parade, entertainment, pet show, horseshoe tournament, Kids 1 Mile Fun Run, Adult 5K Firecracker Race, baking contest, chicken barbeque, music, crafts, children's activities and fireworks at night. For more info phone (207) 354-8763 or (207) 354-6440 or (207) 596-0069.
Turner - Fireworks on July 4, 2014 on the ball field by Route 117 at 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 5).
Winslow - Many 2014 are scheduled starting with Miss 4th of July Pageant on June 28 then more events from July 2, 2014 through the July 4th parade & fireworks. (Fireworks rain date is July 5, 2014). Huge celebration of Independence Day, including "The largest parade in the State of Maine." The evening fireworks display is at Fort Halifax Park.
Winthrop - Norcross Point, Winthrop. Thousands of folks visit Winthrop each year for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display overlooking beautiful Maranacook Lake and Norcross Point. The fireworks start at dusk (around 9 p.m.) on July 4th, 2014. The fireworks are sponsored by the Winthrop Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. For details phone (207) 377-8020.
Wiscasset - Fireworks on July 4, 2014 off of Route 27 by the High School at 9 p.m. (rain date July 5).
Woolwich - Fireworks on July 6, 2014 at 9:15 p.m. at the Reed & Reed Barge at 11 Ferry Road in Woolwich (rain date July 7).
York - Fireworks on July 4, 2014 at around 9:30 p.m. on a barge off of Short Sands Beach (rain date July 5, 2014).
York Harbor - Fireworks on July 5, 2014 at around 9 p.m. at York Harbor Beach on Harbor Beach Road (rain date July 6, 2014).