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Fourth of July Festivities 2017

Posted Thursday, June 22, 2017


Celebrate Independence Day in the Camden-Rockland Region with a host of traditional festivities: a parade, live music, great food, and the time-honored fireworks displays. Pack your favorite blanket - or get out on the water - and come out to enjoy a full day of family fun and entertainment. Spend your July 4th holiday with us!



Music by the Sea 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm in Harbor Park and Camden Amphitheatre

Celebrate Independence Day with some great FREE musical performances throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Cold bottled water and freshly made popcorn will be for sale at the park. Picnic fare available at nearby restaurants and shops.

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Steelin’ Thunder
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Casco Bay Wind Symphony
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm MOjo Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra
7:45 pm – 9:00 pm The Lowdown

Music by the Sea is made possible by the generous support of sponsors. Funds raised through sponsorships will benefit local non-profit organizations. Hosted by Camden Rotary.

Fireworks over Camden Harbor 9:00 pm 

Great viewing from the grounds of the Camden Public Library, Amphitheatre, Harbor Park, or anywhere in and around the harbor. Several schooners (out of Camden, Rockport and Rockland Harbor) offer Camden Fireworks cruises.


A Traditional 4th of July Celebration 7:00 am – 10:00 pm in downtown Thomaston

Large, traditional “small town” July 4th with road races, big parade, craft tent, pet show, chicken BBQ, horseshoe tournament, children’s activities, and fireworks! 

7:00 am - 8:00 AM - Kids One Mile Fun Race and 5K Firecracker Race Same Day Sign Up

8:00 am - One Mile Fun Race Starts

8:30 am - Parade Staging

9:00 am - Craft Tent Opens

9:15 am - Pet Show

11:00 am - Fourth of July Parade

12:00 pm - Opening Ceremony (Following Parade)

Booths Open, Chicken BBQ Feast, Bouncy Houses, Face Painting

1:00 pm - Cod Adams Memorial Horseshoe Tournament

9:15 pm - Fireworks Display behind the Main Street Block