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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.

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July Fourth Activities

Augusta - July 4, 2013 is the culmination of the Whatever Family Festival (which runs from June 19 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, 2013 at around 9 p.m. at the East Side boat landing (rain date July 5, 2013).

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). The duplicate listings could be an error, so please check local resources to confirm.

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.

Bath Heritage Days - July 4-7, 2013. Five days of July 4th activities, with a fireworks finale at the Bath waterfront on Sunday, July 7th at 9:15 p.m.

Bethel - Fireworks on July 6, 2013 at the Bethel Inn Resort at 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 7).

Belgrade - Public fireworks at the peninsula part of Long Pond on July 4, 2013 at 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 5).

Boothbay Harbor - Fireworks in the evening of July 4th over the harbor on a barge near McFarland Island (rain date July 5, 2013).

Bridgton - Fireworks on July 3, 2013 at about 9:10 p.m. at the gravel pit at Stevens Brook School (rain date July 5, 2013).

Brooks - Fireworks on July 4, 2013 at about 9 p.m. at Community Park in Brooks (rain date July 6, 2013).

Camden - Midcoast organizations team up to offer several days of fun in the midcoast areas over the Fourth of July holiday period. Concerts, family events and parades. There will of course be fireworks on July 4, 2013 at dusk between Curtis Island and Camden Harbor. 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, 2013 at the Carrabassett Valley Airport at about 9:30 p.m.

Casco - Fireworks open to the public on July 1, 2013 on a raft offshore at Point Sebago Resort at dusk. (rain date July 2, 2013).

Castine - Fireworks on July 4, 2013 on floats at 9 p.m. (rain date July 6, 2013).

Damariscotta - Fireworks off Gay's Point at Water Street in Damariscotta on July 4, 2013 at 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 5).

Deer Isle - Stonington - 2013 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 6, 2013 at 9 p.m. (rain date July 8).

Dexter - Fireworks on July 5, 2013 at Dexter High School Football Field at 9:30 p.m. (rain date July 6, 2013).

AWAITING 2013 UPDATE: East Millinocket - Fireworks on July 6, 2012 at about 9:15 p.m. at the Katahdin Paper Mill (rain date July 7, 2012). See also Millinocket.

AWAITING 2013 UPDATE: Easton - Easton Field Days includes public fireworks on July 7, 2012 at around 9:30 p.m. at the Easton High School Athletic Field (rain date July 8, 2012).

Eastport - 4th of July - 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.  Stay tuned to our website for updates.

Fayette - Fireworks (private) on July 4, 2013 at around 9 p.m. on the docks at the camp in Fayette (rain date July 5, 2013).

Freedom - As part of the Town of Freedom's bicentennial celebration there will be fireworks on July 5, 2013 at the Mitchell Street ballfield at 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 6, 2013).

Freeport - Fireworks on July 4, 2013 at the Morse street ballfield at 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 5, 2013).

AWAITING 2013 UPDATE: Frye Island - Fireworks at the Long Beach Marina on Frye Island on July 7, 2012 at 9:30 p.m. (rain date July 8).

Grand Lake Stream - Grand Lake Stream America is an annual, day-long celebration of Independence Day. July 4, 2013 events include:
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Breakfast at Town Office Building
9 a.m. on: Kids Activities
11 a.m.: Best Parade by a Dam Site
5 p.m.: BBQ Chicken Dinner
7 p.m.: Musical Entertainment
9 p.m.: Sparkler Parade across the Dam

Greenville / Moosehead Lake Region - 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.

Harpswell / Bailey Island - Fireworks on July 5, 2013 at about 10 p.m. on Bailey Island at Garrison Cove (rain date July 7, 2013). See also South Harpswell.

Hartford - Fireworks (private) on July 4, 2013 at around 9 p.m. at the dock on the camp on Bear Pond Road in Hartford .

Houlton - Fireworks at Houlton Racetrack on July 5, 2013 at 9:30 p.m. (rain date July 6).

AWAITING 2013 UPDATE: Industry - Fireworks on July 7, 2012 on Daigle Field at dusk (rain date July 8, 2012). For more info phone the Fire Chief (207) 778-3939.

AWAITING 2013 UPDATE: Islesboro - Fireworks on July 4, 2012 at about 9 p.m. at the Grindle Point ferry dock (rain date July 5, 2012).

Jackman - Fireworks on July 4, 2013 at 9 p.m. (rain date July 6). Typically held at the Jackman Town Hall field and sponsored by the Town of Jackman, but please phone (207) 668-4171 to confirm.

Jay - Fireworks on July 3, 2013 at Spruce Mountain Ski Area at 9 p.m. (rain date is July 5).

Kennebunk - Fireworks on July 4th, 2013 at Beach Avenue, Narragansett Point to the rocks, at 9 p.m. (rain date July 5).

Kennebunkport - Nonantum Resort July 4 Lobsterbake & Live Entertainment Under the Stars. Beginning at 6 p.m. on July 4, the Nonantum Resort will have dinner & entertainment & fireworks under the stars. The event will include live entertainment by The Alumni Band at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Face painting and activities will be available for children. There is a fee for this event as follows: $60 per person. Children 12 and under $25. Children under 4 are free. Prices are inclusive of dinner (one lobster per person), concert and fireworks. Cash bar will be available. Reservations are requested.

Lewiston/Auburn Liberty Festival and Facebook - July 4, 2013. The Lewiston Auburn Liberty Festival is an annual 4th of July event held along the riverfront with bands, entertainment and food vendors. Fireworks finale on July 4, 2013 at 9:30 p.m. at West Pich Park over Looking Falls in Auburn. For more info email info@libertyfestival.org.

AWAITING 2013 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 chwelch56@yahoo.com.

Limestone - Fireworks at Caver Dish Farms potato field on Pond View Street in Limestone, Maine on July 4th at 9 p.m. (rain date July 5, 2013).

AWAITING 2013 UPDATE: Livermore - Fireworks on either July 6 or July 7, 2012 at around 9:30 p.m. on Route 108 in the wetland area below the knoll in Livermore (please check with town for correct date).

Lubec - Fireworks in Lubec will be on July 6, 2013 at 9 p.m. (rain date July 7, 2013).

Machias - Fireworks on July 4, 2013 from middle of the river at 9 p.m. (rain date July 5, 2013).

Millinocket Independence Day Celebration - See the referenced link for details of the Millinocket Independence Day Celebration, with activities all day long. Fireworks after dark at Stearns High School on July 4, 2013 (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, 2013 at 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 5). Also fireworks (listed as public, but was private last year) on July 4, 2013 at the Camp Mataponi dock on Sebago Lake at 9 p.m. (rain date July 5, 2013).

AWAITING 2013 UPDATE: New Harbor - Public Reading of Declaration of Independence on July 4, 2012 - In honor of the 237th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Colonial Pemaquid will have a public reading of this historic document, along with commentary by a living history interpreter. The reading will be at Colonial Pemaquid at 2 p.m. on July 4, 2013. Rain date is Saturday, July 6.

Ogunquit - Fireworks on July 4, 2013 on Ogunquit's Main Beach east of the parking lot at 9:15 p.m. For more info call the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce at (207) 646-2939.

Old Orchard Beach - Fireworks displays are held every Thursday from June 20 through August 22, 2013 at the Old Orchard Beach pier. As for Indepdence Day activities, on July 3rd there will be a family sand sculpture contest on the beach from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. On July 4 there is a parade starting at 10 a.m. and a band concert with line and square dancing. ALso on July 4th & 5th 2013 here will be fireworks either in the square (per website) or on the beach next to the Old Orchard Beach pier. To confirm location for 2013 please phone (207) 934-2500.

Otis - Fireworks on July 4th on Otis Pond at 9 p.m. (rain date July 5, 2013).

Oxford - Fireworks on July 5, 2013 at about 9:15 p.m. in the center of the track area at the Oxford Plains Speedway.

Phippsburg - Private fireworks on July 2, 2014 over the lake by the Sebasco Harbor Resort in Phippsburg (rain date July 5, 2012).

AWAITING 2013 UPDATE: Poland Spring - Private fireworks on July 3, 2012 at the Poland Spring Golf Course at Poland Spring Resort at dusk (rain date July 5, 2012).

Portland - July 4, 2013. The annual 4th of July Festival in Portland, Maine is the Stars and Stripes Spectacular. On July 4th, 2013 there will be a special performance by Don McClean. 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 phhone (207) 233-4339 or email info@july4thportland.org.

Rangeley - July 3, 2013. Rangeley Independence Day Celebration with Children's Day Parade, Silent Auction, Arts & Crafts Show, fireworks at Lakeside Park. Event is from 10 a.m. to dusk (fireworks rain date is July 4, 2013).

Rumford - Fireworks on July 4, 2013 at Hosmer Field Athletic Complex at 9 p.m. (rain date July 5, 2013).

Saco - Fireworks on July 3, 2013 at the Funtown/Splashtown USA rear parking lot at 9:30 p.m. (rain date July 5, 2013).

Sanford - Fourth of July Celebration in Sanford. See the referenced link for a complete schedule of events, from July 1 through a parade on the 4th. Fireworks are on July 3, 2013 at Number 1 Pond by Riverside and Emery Roads at 9 p.m. (rain date is July 5, 2013). For more info contact the Sanford Rec Department at (207) 324-9130.

Scarborough - Fireworks at the Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on July 2, 2013 at 9:15 p.m. (rain dates July 3).

Searsport - Celebrate the 4th of July in a family friendly atmosphere in Searsport. Event is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with live music and fireworks at 9 p.m. at Mosman Park (rain date July 6, 2013). During the day there will be children's games, races, craft vendors, chair massage & Reiki, and food will be available. All proceeds go to support Searsport Schools. For more info contact Harriet at the Town Office at (207) 548-6372 or (207) 323-8266.

South Harpswell - Fireworks on July 4, 2013 at 70 Whites Point Road at 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 5, 2013).

AWAITING 2013 UPDATE: South Portland - Come join the fun at Bug Light Park where the South Portland Historical Society will host its 2012 Fourth of July South Portland. The museum will open at 10 a.m. and the barbecue will start at 11 a.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage sandwiches and more will be available for reasonable prices. From 11 a.m. to noon, Rob Schreiber's Standard Issue Jazz Band will be performing. At 12 noon, we will enjoy a lively reading of the Declaration of Independence by Benjamin Franklin. Afternoon activities for kids will include old-fashioned games at 1:30 p.m., followed by Lobster Lore, an educational program sponsored by Weathervane Seafoods, at 2 p.m. Celebrate our nation's birthday with a picnic and games at the park, watch the kite flying (or fly your own) and take in the spectacular views of Casco Bay. Don't forget to stay for the fireworks!

Thomaston July 4th or Thomaston Facebook July 4th - July 4, 2013. 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, 2013 on ball field by Turner Center Road at 9:15 p.m. (rain date July 5).

Winslow - Many 2013 are scheduled from June 29, 2013 through the July 4th parade & fireworks. (Fireworks rain date is July 5, 2013). 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, 2013. The fireworks are sponsored by the Winthrop Area Chamber of Commerce. For details phone (207) 377-8020.

Wiscasset - Fireworks on July 4, 2013 by the High School at 9 p.m. (rain date July 5).

York - Fireworks on July 5, 2013 at around 9:30 p.m. on a barge by Ellis Park Sand Beach in York (rain date July 6, 2013).