There are times for modesty, and this is not one of them. <Grin> The fact is, NOBODY rocks the Fourth of July like we do in Maine! From fireworks . . . to parades . . . to fife & drums corps . . . to musket fire, concerts, and picnics … your perfect Fourth of July is waiting for you right here in Vacationland. Now—to help you celebrate in style—we’ve highlighted just a few of the most joyful, fun-filled events you can experience to celebrate our nation’s 247th birthday!
One of Maine’s top cover bands brings its modern-country magic to Lewiston’s annual Liberty Festival. If you dig the music of Nashville superstars like Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley, and Tim McGraw—combined with Lewiston-Auburn’s awesome annual fireworks display—this fun-filled concert by Country Roads will be your ticket to great Fourth of July fun!
Tuesday, July 4
Concert starts at 8 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Park
2-20 Main Street, Lewiston, Maine
One of southern Maine’s great “unkept secrets,” the fireworks and other celebrations on the causeway in Naples, Maine, are a sure-fire way to celebrate the Fourth of July with a … um … bang. The quaint little town on Long Lake in Cumberland County offers a plethora of festivities, ranging from a traditional pancake breakfast … to kids’ games … to a crafts fair … to a parade … to live entertainment. The main attraction—the Naples Fourth of July fireworks—fire up at dusk and are visible from land, boat, or restaurants along the gorgeous Long Lake waterfront.
Tuesday, July 4
Day-long Celebrations; Fireworks Start at Dusk
Route 302, Naples Maine
Bustling with hip restaurants, cool live music venues, and a plethora of great seaside shops in the Old Port section, Portland is always an amazing place to visit—especially on the Fourth of July. Held every year for decades on the Eastern Promenade, this years’ classic American fireworks display is set to blast off at 9:15 p.m. The fireworks can be viewed from the gently sloping banks of the Eastern Promenade, and also from numerous other locations, including East End Beach, Fort Allen Park, Amethyst Park, Baxter Boulevard, Payson Park, Martin’s Point on Veranda Street, and Bug Light in South Portland.
Tuesday, July 4 (Rain Date: July 5)
Fireworks Start at 9:15 p.m.
(Circling Munjoy Hill Neighborhood), Portland, Maine