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2018 Fourth of July Festivities in the Camden-Rockland Region

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018


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 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm in Harbor Park and Camden Amphitheatre (rain venue: Camden Opera House)

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.

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Three ensembles from Bay Chamber Concerts

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Miners Creek (bluegrass)

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Midcoast Community Band and Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra

5:00 pm – 6:15 pm The Right Track (R&B/funk/soul) 

7:45 pm – 9:00 pm The Lowdown (American folk)

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! www.thomastonmainefourthofjuly.com

7:00 am - 8:00 AM - Kids One Mile Fun Race and 5K Firecracker Race (same day sign up; Beechwood & Main))

8:00 am - One Mile Fun Race (Beechwood Street)

8:30 am - Parade Staging (Dwight Street)

9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Craft Tent Open (behind the Main Street block)

9:15 am - Pet Show (bring your pets to Lura Libby School)

11:00 am - Fourth of July Parade (Main Street)

12:00 pm - Opening Ceremony (following parade)

Booths Open, Chicken BBQ Feast, Bouncy Houses, Face Painting (all behind the Main Street block)


12:30 pm - Blind Albert band (behind the block)

1:00 pm - Cod Adams Memorial Horseshoe Tournament (Lura Libby School fields)


5:00 pm - Mid Life Crisis band (behind the block)

9:15 pm - Fireworks Display (behind the block)