Bar Harbor, Maine, celebrates the 4th of July with an entire day of activities and events, but the top of the bill is grand finale, the end of the evening fireworks that along with the days celebrations, draws in a huge crowd.
Organization: Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Date: 07/04/2013 update info
Time: 1:00:00 PM - 1:00:00 PM
Event Cost: Free
Venue: around Bar Harbor in Bar Harbor,ME
Contact: Bar Harbor Chamber
4th of July festivities including a pancake breakfast, parade, lobster races, music form the town band, seafood festival and of course fireworks over Frenchman Bay.
Schedule here: http://www.barharborinfo.com/events/july_4th/
- July 4th every year
- Pancake breakfast, parade, craft fair, music and fireworks make this day one for everyone
- Watch the firework display at the Bar Harbor Waterfront
Overview: The events begin early in the morning with a huge breakfast, craft fairs and a parade. As the day progresses, everyone, locals and tourists alike, flock together to enjoy the fruits of labor of dedicated volunteers at Frenchman Bay in honor of Independence Day.
Where: The days events take place throughout Bar Harbor. Crowds typically gather at the Bar Harbor Village Green for music in the early evening and then head to the waterfront for the firework display.
When: July 4th every year
Cost: The holiday events are free for the public. Food vendors, craft fairs and pancake breakfasts do have a charge.
Details: Each year, Bar Harbor hosts its own town 4th of July celebrations, honoring the independence of the United States. The day’s events begin at 6am with a tantalizing blueberry type pancake feast. Visitors and locals alike savor home cooked pancakes, mounds of lush local blueberries, sizzling sausages and plenty of morning coffee, a kick start to a day filled with fun and adventure.
For those who wish to enjoy fun, humor and patriotism, the Independence Day Parade is a real crowd pleaser. Families, friends, locals and tourists flock to the YMCA’s Craft Fair and Marketplace for the Island Arts Association’s Craft Fair.
During the day family friendly events take place around Bar Harbor. The air is filled with mouth-watering wafts of strawberry shortcake, corn on the cob, mussels and lobster for the annual Seafood Festival. The Bar Harbor Village Green comes to live with the sounds and talents of amateur local musicians who play in the Bar Harbor Town Band for a free concert for one and all.
As the day’s activities and events wind down, the crowds converge at Bar Harbor’s waterfront to find a spot overlooking Frenchman’s Bay. As the darkness overtakes the town, fireworks dance across the night sky and the happy cheers of the crowds fill the air as the finale unfolds. In fact, Bar Harbor’s fireworks are amongst the best in the region.