June 23, 2018
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Washington County summer calendar

By Brian Swartz, Custom Publications Editor

The Mary Potterton Memorial Concert Series features free concerts held each summer at the Congregational Christian Church in Lubec. Outstanding professional musicians perform at SummerKeys. For a complete schedule of performers and concert dates, log onto www.summerkeys.com.

July 1-4: Independence Day festivities will bring thousands of visitors to Eastport, which pulls out all the stops to celebrate the holiday. Activities begin with a road race, contests, and a country rib barbeque on July 1 and culminate on July 4 with the 1 p.m. Independence Day parade (among Maine’s largest) and a fireworks display launched over Passamaquoddy Bay.

For more information, log onto www.eastport4th.com.

July 1, 4 p.m.: Comedian Bob Marley will perform at Shead High School, Eastport.

July 1-8: The International Border Bikerfest, “Rally in the St. Croix Valley,” will take place in Calais and St. Stephen, New Brunswick.

July 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Join the festivities at the West Quoddy Head Visitors Center in Lubec as the Coast Guard opens the famous barber pole-striped lighthouse tower to public tours. Musical entertainers will perform during the day, and food vendors will set up on site. For more information, call (207) 732-2180 or log onto www.westquoddy.com.

July 21-22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., daily: Tribes of the Dawn Land — Cultural & Heritage Days will take place on Passamaquoddy tribal lands in Princeton. For more information, call (207) 796-2261 or log onto www.grandlakestream.ogr.

July 28-29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., daily: The Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival will be held at Grand Lake Stream. For more information, call (207) 796-8199 or log onto www.grandlakestreamfolkartfestival.com.

The 2012 International Homecoming Festival will take place Aug. 3-12 in Calais and St. Stephen, New Brunswick.

The 37th Annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival will be held Aug. 17-19 in Machias. Activities will include a large craft fair, a blueberry-pie eating contest, the Blueberry Musical, and the Black Fly Ball. For more information, log onto www.machiasblueberry.com.

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