It’s the 4th of July!

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fireworks-20091Where to go on 4th of July
Ogunquit
Fireworks on July 4 at Ogunquit’s Main Beach east of the parking lot at 9:15pm.. Fireworks can be seen from the Footbridge entrance to the Ogunquit beach. DJ Jaz spins tunes at the Main Beach Parking Lot

York
Fireworks on July 4 at 9pm at the Barge by Ellis Park Sand Beach in York

Kennebunk
Kennebunk area fireworks are on July 4 at 9pm on Gooch’s Beach at dusk.

Old Orchard Beach
Fireworks displays are held every Thursday through Labor Day. As for Independence 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 5th & 6th, there will be fireworks on the beach next to the Old Orchard Beach pier. For more info phone (207) 934-9068.

Splashtown
At sunset. Sponsored by Cinemagic & IMAX. Celebrate the USA with a fantastic fireworks display! — Rain Date July 5

Freeport
L.L. Bean 10K Road Race, parade, free concerts and more at Discovery Park and fireworks at 9:15pm. FMI (207) 865-1212.

Portland
July 4th- “The Stars and Stripes Spectacular,” will offer something extra this year, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation, the city announced.
The celebration will feature a free Patriotic Pops concert with Special Guest Artist Don McLean who will perform with the Portland Symphony Orchestra. This year the Patriotic Pops concert will have a Lincoln theme. As part of the day of festivities the Maine Historical Society will present a reading of the Declaration of Independence by former state legislator Herb Adams and a reading of the Gettysburg Address by Portland Mayor Michael Brennan. The readings will take place at noon in front of the Longfellow House at 489 Congress St. Other festivities will take place at the Eastern Promenade Park. The Patriotic Pops concert is scheduled to begin at 7:40 p.m. and will be broadcast live on WHOM 94.9PM. The concert will run throughout the fireworks display which will begin at approximately 9:20 p.m. A rain date is scheduled for Friday, July 5. visit http://www.July4thportland.org for the most up to date information or call the city’s hotline at 756-8130.

Sanford
July 3rd features a Maine Attraction Water Ski Show at Number 1 Pond at 6:30 p.m. followed by Fireworks, at Number 1 Pond by Riverside and Emery Roads at 9 pm. On July 4th , there will be a parade starting at 10 a.m. on Main Street in Sanford from Dairy Queen to Gowen Park Drive. FMI (207) 324-9130

Portsmouth
July 4th- At the South Mill Pond, located across from Portsmouth City Hall. The fireworks display begins at 9:15 p.m. Rain date is July 5th.

4th of July Celebration at the Strawbery Banke Museum
10am-5pm- traditional games and crafts, historic garden tours, live music, living history, hands-on activities, food and fun for all. Located at 14 Hancock St, Portsmouth. FMI 603-433-1100

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