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Where to watch fireworks this 4th of July in Maine

Fireworks will return this year to Portland, Bangor, and more

MAINE, USA — After a year of canceled festivities due to the coronavirus pandemic, Independence Day celebrations are coming back with a bang across Maine.

Here is a running list of where you can catch Fourth of July fireworks and other events.


Parade: The Fourth of July parade will start at 10 a.m. on Capitol Street and will end at Old Fort Western. 

Family activities: There will be live music, food, drinks, and activities at Mill Park from 2-6 p.m. 

Fireworks: Fireworks will start at 9:15 p.m. The city of Augusta says the best place to see the display will be from Mill Park.


Fireworks: A City of Portland spokesperson told NEWS CENTER Maine the city will hold a fireworks display this year, but there won't be any accompanying events. The fireworks will go off around 9:15 p.m. from the Eastern Promenade. The rain date is Monday, July 5. 

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40th Annual Walter Hunt Memorial 3-K Race: Participants are encouraged to sign up early, as space will be limited to the first 200 runners. Registration will be online only and there will be no registration on the day of the race.

Parade: The annual parade will begin at 11 a.m. in Brewer and will end on Exchange Street in Bangor.

Fireworks: The fireworks display over the Penobscot River in Bangor will start at 9:30 p.m.

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Bar Harbor

Craft Fair/Marketplace: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the YMCA

Parade: The parade, put on by the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, will start at 11 a.m. and go through downtown. Click here for the parade route.

Fireworks: The fireworks display over Frechman Bay will start at approximately 9:15 p.m.

Boothbay Harbor

Fireworks: Fourth celebrations will get started a few days early in Boothbay Harbor. As part of Boothbay Harbor's Windjammer Days, fireworks are planned for Wednesday, June 30 at 9 p.m. If the weather is bad, fireworks will be postponed to the following next best night.


Live music: The Central Maine 4th of July Celebration at the Clinton Fairgrounds will feature live music all day starting at 10 a.m. Organizers say there will be a parade, fair food, a horse show, and more. 

Fireworks: The day-long festivities at the fairgrounds will end with a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. 


There will be Independence Day festivities in Eastport this year, including a parade, fireworks, a car show, live music, and more. A full schedule of events has not yet been released.


Fireworks: Fireworks will be held over the Great Falls and Androscoggin River in Lewiston and Auburn on Saturday, July 3 at 9:30 p.m. (the rain date is July 5). Organizers say there won't be any vendors, music, or events this year.

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Note: This list will be updated as more events are announced.