July 4th Celebrations & Fireworks


MONDAY, JULY 4: 12pm, Songs of America – American history is told through song and speakers in a fun-filled nostalgic hour, outside at The Park on Main (just below Rollie’s). In case of rain, it will be moved to the Boathouse on Front St. Seating is on the grass. Bring your chair or blanket and your spirit for this heartwarming annual family event. A free presentation from the Belfast Parks & Recreation Dept.


SATURDAY, JULY 2: Chicken BBQ at 12pm, Brooks Community Park ~ $15 ~ Tickets at Brooks Town Office. FIREWORKS after dark (about 9pm)

MONDAY, JULY 4: Parade at 10am. Varney fellowship will have coffee and muffins available at 9am. Parade lineup 9am.


SATURDAY, JULY 2: The Bucksport Bay Festival Fireworks display will be at 9pm. Everyone can watch the fireworks from Main Street Bucksport or all along the Bucksport River Walk. The Central Maine Pyrotechnics Company is once again launching from the Fort Knox Historic Site wharf. Boats and people must remain 350 feet away from the launch point. Only authorized personnel (Fire Dept, Fireworks and Park Staff) are allowed on the grounds. All others will be asked to leave and not permitted to watch from the park grounds.


SATURDAY, JULY 2: Fireworks Display once dark (9pm) near Grindle Point Lighthouse. Rain date Sunday.


SATURDAY, JULY 2: 11:00 a.m….Ceremony at Mosman Park to present the Park Association with a Certificate of Achievement for their 100th Anniversary.
Belfast Bay Fiddlers will be performing both prior to and following the Ceremony.
Park Members are organizing a Picnic in the Park, Public is Welcome, following the Ceremony. Please bring your picnic lunch.
7:00 p.m….The Army-Navy Band will perform at Mosman Park prior to the Fireworks.
9:00 p.m. / Dark…FIREWORKS!!!

SUNDAY, JULY 3: 7:00 p.m….The Searsport Historical Society will present their Annual Variety Show at Town Hall. (Yes, there is a/c!)

MONDAY, JULY 4: 7:30 a.m….Sign Up Opens for the Annual Rowboat Races at Hamilton Wharf. Lots of fun for ALL ages!
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m….Penobscot Marine Museum – Croquet, bean bag toss, and children’s crafts, 2pm-4pm local author Linda Buckmaster will be autographing copies of her new book, “Elemental: A Miscellany of Salt Cod and Islands”
11:00 a.m….PARADE!!! The Parade will begin at Norris Street and end at the Public Safety Building Parking Area. There will be Games and Food Vendors following the Parade, including the Methodist Church Lunch Wagon and the Annual Lion’s Club Chicken BBQ.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m….Poker Run. Information on this event as well as the sign up will be available at the Historic Preservation Committee Table, located at the Fountain on Main Street, both prior to and following the Parade.
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m….”Anni and the Rainmakers” will be performing at Mosman Park.