4 Fun Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July

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The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and here in New England, there’s no shortage of fun ways to celebrate the day. Here are a few ideas to get you in a patriotic mood.

1. Think About How It All Started.

Head out to Bug Light Park in South Portland, ME for a day of fun and food for thought. The fun starts at 11am with a barbecue featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage sandwiches, and more. The event is hosted by the South Portland Historical Society, and the proceeds benefit the museum. At noon, take a moment to reflect on the Fourth by listening to a stirring and heartfelt reading of the Declaration of Independence by “Ben Franklin.” Stick around after the reading and check out the classic and vintage cars on display at the Independence Day Classic Car Show. You can see these sweet rides from 11 am to 2 pm., and the event gets bigger and better every year. Spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the gorgeous views of Casco Bay and flying kites. The day finishes with fireworks, of course!

2. Beat a Path to Boston Harborfest.

Boston’s a great place to be on the Fourth, and the celebration goes on for days at Harborfest. The festivities culminate in a huge July 4th concert on the Charles River Esplanade. The concert is free and features the renowned Boston Pops Orchestra along with one of our country’s most spectacular fireworks displays, which can be seen all along the Charles River

3. Head to Bar Harbor, Maine.

Bar Harbor is home to one of the best Fourth of July Celebrations in America, according to TrippSavvy. Start off with a hearty blueberry pancake breakfast, followed by a craft fair, a parade, a seafood festival, and lobster races. Later in the afternoon, check out the free concerts at Agamont Park. End your day watching a beautiful display of fireworks on the water at Frenchman Bay. Maine doesn’t get any bettah than that!

4. New Hampshire Knows How to Celebrate.

New Hampshire offers parades, music, food, and fireworks galore, from Alton Bay to Wolfeboro. Check out the available events and find one near you. To learn more about the Fourth of July, visit Strawberry Banke’s museum of living history.

Whether your tastes are modern or traditional, there’s something for everyone to enjoy over the upcoming long weekend. However you decide to celebrate, may the “Fourth” be with you!

For More Information:
Bug Light Park Fourth of July Events:
https://www.southportland.org/online-services/learn-about/south-portland-historical-society/upcoming-events/

Boston Harborfest: http://bostonpopsjuly4th.org/

Bar Harbor, Maine: https://www.visitbarharbor.com/july-4th

New Hampshire Events: https://www.nhmagazine.com/nh-fourth-of-july-events/

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