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July 4 events slated throughout Maine

The Bangor Fourth of July fireworks display is seen from the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge on Wednesday night. For $1, spectators could watch the annual display from the bridge. (BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KATE COLLINS) CAPTION The Bangor fireworks display as seen from the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge on Wednesday, July 4, 2007. For $1, spectators could watch the annual fireworks display from the bridge. (Kate Collins)

AUGUSTA — Fourth of July parade, “Hometown Heroes,” 1 p.m. July 4. Bands playing all afternoon; activities at Old Fort Western; fireworks at Mill Park over the Kennebec River. 626-2350.

BANGOR AREA — Fourth of July parade, “100 Years of Boy Scouting,” sponsored by Bangor, Bangor Breakfast, Brewer, Hampden and Orono-Old Town Kiwanis clubs, 11 a.m. July 4, junction of Acme Road and Wilson Street, Brewer, down Wilson Street, across Chamberlain Bridge, turn right down Main Street in Bangor, up State Street, right onto Exchange Street, disband by TD Bank. Floats, music, entertainment, veterans groups, Scouts, Scout leaders. Veterans to march by era, meet 10 a.m. Wilson Street, Brewer, or take school buses from Exchange Street, Bangor, at 9:15 a.m. to ride to Brewer. Veterans may ride buses during parade. Buses will take veterans back to their cars afterward for those who park in Brewer.

BANGOR AREA — Walter L. Hunt Memorial Race, 10:45 a.m. July 4, Brewer Auditorium, Wilson Street.

BANGOR AREA — Westgate Manor annual Independence Day parade, 10:45 a.m. July 1, Westgate Manor, 750 Union St.

BANGOR AREA — Fireworks sponsored by Bangor Area Fourth of July Corp., dusk, over Penobscot River between Bangor and Brewer.

BANGOR — The Bangor Band will perform an Independence Day concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at Paul Bunyan Park bandstand on Main Street. Attendees encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

BAR HARBOR — “America the Beautiful,” Fourth of July parade, 10 a.m. July 3, blueberry pancake breakfast, seafood festival of lobster, mussels, corn, strawberry shortcake. Craft fair and marketplace at YMCA, high-speed lobster race. Bar Harbor Town Band, 7:30 p.m. July 4 on Village Green, free concert, fireworks at 9 p.m. over Frenchman Bay.

BREWER — Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast, 6-10 a.m. July 4, Brewer Auditorium. Strawberries from Tate’s strawberry farm, coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts of Brewer, canopy tent from Maine Equipment rental, sausage from Hormel, propane by Dead River Gas, paper goods and supplies from Hilton Garden Inn. $4.50, $3.50 age 12 and under.

CAMDEN — Fireworks at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 3, launched from Curtis Island toward Camden Harbor. Rain date July 5.

CASTINE — Castine Town Band, Fourth of July musical gala with Castine Brass Quintet and Tarrantine Fife and Drums, 4 p.m. July 4 at the Town Green, Court Street. Free. Bring chairs or a blanket.

DEER ISLAND, New Brunswick — Canada Day, barbecue, cake walk, fifth Motorcycle Show ’n’ Shine, noon July 1, Deer Island; fireworks at dusk at Deer Island Point Park. Canada Day Sailboat Race off the breakwater to St. Andrews Yacht Club, 10 a.m.

DEER ISLE-STONINGTON — Parade and music in Deer Isle and 10K and walking races in Stonington on July 3; rain date July 4. For 10K race information, 367-2735; all other information at 348-6124 or 367-2443.

DEXTER — Fireworks at dusk Saturday, July 3, to celebrate Independence Day. The fireworks can be viewed best from the Dexter Regional High School athletic field or the Dexter Recreational Area on Lake Wassookeag.

EASTPORT — Exhibition at Tides Institute & Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 1-4.

EASTPORT — Five-day Fourth of July Festival. July 1: country rib barbecue, 5-7 p.m. Cobscook Bay Resource Center, $10, $5 children; concert recital by Gregory Biss and Trond Saeverud, 7 p.m. Eastport Arts Center, $10, $5 children. July 2: barbecue, Blakey Methodist Church; Rosie’s Hotdog Stand; Little Mr. and Miss 4th of July, 1 p.m., Overlook Park; Pet Show, 4 p.m., Overlook Park; free gospel concert, 4-7 p.m., also cookout, Cornerstone Baptist Church; reception for officers and crew of USS DeWert, 4:30 p.m., Eastport Youth Center; Moose Island Follies, 7 p.m., Eastport Arts Center, $12, $8 children; July 3: Husson-Boat School race, 9 a.m.; Quoddy Maritime Museum Auction, 9-11:30 a.m., Water Street; Miss 4th of July Contest, noon, Overlook Park; Little Eagles Passamaquoddy Youth Drummers, 1 p.m., Library Park; firefighters muster, 2 p.m., Water Street; codfish relay race, 3:30 p.m., Water Street; Torchlight Parade, dusk. July 4: blueberry pancake break-fast, 7-11 a.m., Eastport Airport; Inkas Wasi, South American music, all day, Quoddy Tides Park; “Elvis Presley” with Mike Bravener, 12:15 p.m., Overlook Park; Independence Day parade, 2 p.m.; fireworks, dusk.

GREENVILLE — Fourth of July events on Sunday, July 4, include a craft fair, children’s games, a book sale, an American Legion opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m., a parade at 1 p.m. followed by a children’s bicycle parade, an outdoor concert at 7 p.m. by Steel Rail Express, fireworks at 9 p.m. and ending with more Steel Rail Express. The downtown will be closed for traffic throughout the day.

MACHIAS — Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, July 4, from Middle River. Rain date Aug. 21.

MILLINOCKET — Fourth of July adults’ and children’s parades down Central Street to Penobscot Avenue to town bandstand at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3, followed by Kids Day at Jerry Pond from noon to 3 p.m. and other happenings around town until 11 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 4, a fair will run at Veteran’s Park and Poplar Street, with bands and vendors performing from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Stearns High School and fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

MILO — Fourth of July parade, military veterans, color guards from around the state, retired U.S. Army Gens. Robert Lee and Ralph Leonard, Maine Troop Greeters, American Legion Bikers, noon July 3, American Legion Hall, West Main Street, to Evergreen Cemetery, corner of Park and Summer streets. Groundbreaking ceremony for Milo Veterans Memorial, 1:30 p.m. Evergreen Cemetery. Pavers for memorial available for sale. Call 279-9700.

SEARSPORT — Fireworks will be displayed at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 3, from Mosman Park off Howard-Water streets.

SEBEC — Fourth of July activities on Sunday, July 4, include a public breakfast at 7:30 a.m., a 5K road race at 8 a.m., a parade at 9:30 a.m., a canoe race at 10:30 a.m. and a chicken barbecue at 11 a.m.

THOMASTON — Pancake breakfast, parade, entertainment, pet show, horseshoe tournament, Kids 1-Mile Fun Run, Adult 5K Firecracker Race, baking contest, chicken barbecue, music, crafts, children’s activities, with fireworks at night, July 3.

UNITY — Fireworks will be displayed at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 3, from the racetrack infield.

VINALHAVEN — Parade and Fourth of July celebration, downtown parking lot, 10 a.m. July 4.

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