November 17, 2019
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Grand Lake Stream plans Fourth of July events

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GRAND LAKE STREAM, Maine — “Grand Lake Stream, America,” the town’s annual Fourth of July celebration, will be held 8 a.m.-10 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. 

A list of the day’s activities will include: Games in the Park for Children, 3 Mile Race, Frog Races, Tubing on the Stream, and of course, The World’s Best Parade By a “Dam Site” featuring an array of antique and classic cars, trucks, tractors, bicycles, horses and bands.  Ten prizes will be given out for best floats during the parade. There will also be a food tent featuring the Guides’ “world renowned” barbecue chicken dinner and strawberry shortcake. The evening festivities conclude with a Sparkler Parade Across the Dam.  A complete list of activities is listed at

The day’s entertainment will feature the Divas Through the Decades, a musical tribute to some of the most influential female vocalists in American pop music, featuring songs from the 40’s, through today’s current hits!  The show features music made famous by various Divas including Tina Turner, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Gloria Estefan, Madonna, Beyonce, Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and many more!   Not only will you experience iconic music and incredible singing and dancing, you will find comedy and sentiment throughout the performance as you witness the girls getting the audience involved and participating in the show!

Grand Lake Stream is a sportsman’s paradise; abundant in the St. Croix watershed are landlocked salmon, square-tailed trout, lake trout and some of the best small-mouthed bass fishing in Maine. Grand Lake Stream itself is one of the most premier fly fishing streams for landlocked salmon in the country.  In addition, Grand Lake Stream has the greatest number of Registered Guides anywhere in the State of Maine – making the small town (Population 150) the perfect place for sportsmen and their families who crave the outdoor activities (wild life, swimming, canoeing, etc) to visit.  http://www.grandlakestream.org


List of Planned Activities & Events

Breakfast from 8 to 10:00 served at the Town Office Building

12:00 Noon the Food Tent Opens with a Great Menu

9:00 to 10:30 Games in the Park for Children

8:00 to 9:00 Register* for the Grand Lake Stream Race

Run, walk or amble



The World’s Best Parade By a “Dam Site”!

Come and Enjoy A Great Home Town Style Parade


Welcome Ceremony In the Park


Children’s Frog Race


Blueberry Pie Eating Contest

(Up to 15 contestants and must weigh a minimum of 80 pounds)


Horseshoe Tournament


A fly casting contest will take place on the fairgrounds sponsored by L.L. Bean.

Bring your fly casting skills to win great prizes

2:30 event

A Kayak/Canoe Timed run down Grand Lake Stream


A showing of the Visionaries PBS Film about Downeast Lakes Land Trust and Grand Lake Stream Come see a great short film and get an update from the land trust.

Food Tent Open until 3:00 Plus The Famous GLS Strawberry Short Cake Available until 5:00


GLS Guides “World Renowned” BBQ Chicken Dinner

5:00 under tents and Homemade Ginger Bread


9:00 the Sparkler Parade Across the Damn

 Hope Everyone had a Great July 4Th