Largest Fourth of July Celebration in Maine

Posted on Jul 02, 2011 under Uncategorized | No Comment

Elm St Eastport Maine

Eastport is a small city consisting entirely of islands in Washington County, Maine, United States in. The population was 1,640 at the 2000 census. The principal island is Moose Island, which is connected to the mainland by causeway. Eastport is the easternmost city in the continental United States (although nearby Lubec is the easternmost municipality).

Lubec, Maine

Independence Day in Eastport is not simply a festival, but rather a celebration of the birth of a nation. Towns and villages throughout Maine and Canada come together to party, but also to remember those who sacrificed so much to preserve and protect America.

Because “Old Home Week” traditionally begins on Canada Day and runs through Independence Day, it is actually a celebration of the birth of two nations.

Eastport hosts the largest Fourth of July celebration in Maine. Grand Independence Parade (with considerable participation of its Canadian neighbors), Fireworks over the Bay of Fundy, free entertainment at Overlook Park, greasy pole and water sports, antique car show, contests and games for all ages with prizes.

Since 1905, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships have made a port call over the 4th and provided free tours.

Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July wherever you are!

 

Many Thanks to Wikipedia for this valuable information.

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