These Fireworks Displays In Maine Will Drop Your Jaw

Summer is finally (officially!) here, which means July 4th is just around the corner. In addition to giving us an excuse to eat delicious summer foods all afternoon (you bring the Allagash White and I’ll bring the Red Snappers), it’s a great day to get outside and enjoy our state. Spend the day hiking the trails, relaxing at the beach or just sitting outside enjoying a good book. Then, fire up that afternoon grill and get ready for Maine’s skies to be set alight. From York to Lubec, Camden to Jackman here are the best fireworks displays that will make your Independence Day more festive than a whoopie pie!

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Remember that missile type rockets (as defined by the State Fire Marshal), helicopters, aerial spinners, sky rockets and bottle rockets are not legal to use in Maine. Some cities may have rules in place that prohibit consumer purchased fireworks, so be sure to check the laws in the town in which you plan on celebrating. You must be at least 21 years old to purchase fireworks.

There are so many incredible celebrations taking place across the state. It’s not just about fireworks on July 4th. It’s also about being with the people you love (or, at the very least, like!) celebrating our country. Some of the best of these celebrations take place in small towns that aren’t included in the photo portion of this list. Here are some of those fireworks displays and parties:

Some towns celebrate with fireworks on Sunday, July 3rd. They are:

  • Phippsburg – 9 p.m., Sebasco Harbor Resort (NOTE: THIS IS SAT. 7/2)
  • Dexter – 9:15 p.m., Dexter High School Football Field, 12 Abbott Hill Road
  • Harpswell/Bailey Island – 9 p.m., Cooks Lobster House Point, 86 Garrison Cove Road
  • Houlton – 9 p.m., Riverfront Park
  • Jay – 9 p.m., Spruce Mountain Ski Area
  • Limington – 9 p.m., Mill Pond
  • Saco – 9:30 p.m., Funtown/Splashtown USA, rear parking lot, 774 Portland Road
  • Sanford – 9 p.m., No. 1 Pond
  • Scarborough – 9 p.m., municipal landfill and Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

Towns celebrating on Monday, July 4th are:

  • Augusta – 9:15 p.m., old mill site
  • Bar Harbor – 9:15 p.m., pier at Frenchman Bay, West Street
  • Bath – 9:15 p.m., Kennebec River Waterfront
  • Bethel – 9 p.m., Sunday River Resort in front of South Ridge Lodge
  • Boothbay Harbor – 9 p.m., Harbor
  • Camden – 9 p.m., Camden Library, Harbor Park
  • Carrabassett Valley – 9:15 p.m., Carrabassett Valley Airport on Route 27
  • Damariscotta – 9:15 p.m., downtown,
  • Eastport – 9 p.m., fish pier off Water Street
  • Freeport – 9:15 p.m., downtown
  • Frye Island – 9 p.m., Long Beach Marina
  • Greenville/Moosehead Lake Region – 9 p.m., East Cove, Moosehead Lake
  • Jackman – 9 p.m., Field behind the Town Office on 369 Main St.
  • Kennebunk – 9 p.m., Gooch’s Beach, across from the Narragansett Inn
  • Lewiston/Auburn – 9 p.m., West Pitch Park, over the falls in Auburn
  • Naples – 9:15 p.m., Long Lake in Naples
  • Ogunquit – 9:15 p.m., Ogunquit Maine Beach
  • Old Orchard Beach – July 2-4, 9:45 p.m., on the beach at Palace Playland
  • Portland – 9:15 p.m., Eastern Promenade
  • Searsport – 9 p.m., Mosman Park
  • South Harpswell – 9:15 p.m., 70 Whites Point Road
  • Thomaston – 9:15, Downtown
  • Winslow – 9:30 p.m., Fort Halifax Park
  • Winthrop – 9 p.m., Norcross Point
  • Wiscasset – 9 p.m., Wiscasset Middle School
  • York – 9 p.m., York Beach
  • York Harbor – 9 p.m., York Harbor Beach

And, those celebrating slightly late are:

  • Woolwich – 7/5, 9:15 p.m., Reed & Reed Lot, 275 River Road
  • Denmark – 7/11, 9 p.m., Town Park off Route 160

Enjoy your holiday and stay safe!