Independence Day, commonly referred to as Fourth of July is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. We celebrate July 4th in Portland Maine with fireworks, parades, backyard BBQ, fairs, baseball games, shopping for great deals, or enjoying a nice evening out with friends and family. However we choose to celebrate 4th of July 2017 in Portland ME, we do so by honoring the the founders of our great nation. Some things to do on 4th of July weekend in Portland Maine 2017 include camping, fishing and golfing. Want to do something at night in Portland for July 4th 2017? Check out the Portland Nightlife Guide or the Portland Restaurants Guide.
Things to Do for 4th of July Independence Day in Portland 2017
Fourth of July Festivities
at Visit Bar Harbor Maine
Bar Harbor’s Fourth of July has been voted the #1 Fourth of July celebration in America by the Today Show, and recognized by National Geographic as one of the top ten in the U.S. With a full day of events, there are so many ways to enjoy the holiday, it’s
York Four on the 4th Road Race
at Town of York Maine Parks and Recreation Department
Join us for our 38th annual York Rotary Club Four on the 4th Road Race! This race is a fun family event that will be a great way to start your Fourth of July celebrations. To register please vist the York Parks and Recreation website to download the pap
15th Annual Friends on the 4th 5K
at Norcross Point
Join us for our 15th annual Friends on the Fourth 5k! This is a scenic, forgiving course with great times. Bring the family and walk along the eastern shore of Maranacook Lake (for the majority of the race), or show your competitive side and run to wi
4th of July!
at Jimmie's Ice Cream and Grill
We will be OPEN from 10-10 on the 4th of July! Make sure to pencil us into your plans and stayed tuned for the 4th of July specials...they will be released soon!
Independence Day Classic Car Show
at South Portland Historical Society
A fun time is in store for daytime on the 4th of July in South Portland - the Independence Day Classic Car Show! In addition to a display of vintage and classic cars at Bug Light Park from 11am to 2pm, there will also be a fundraiser barbecue, the Summer
Independence Day Cookout
at Bangor Area Recovery Network - BARN
Come celebrate our nation's independence in a fun, safe, and chem free environment! Food donations are needed and much appreciated. They can be dropped off at the BARN any time. $3 suggested donation.
July 4th Fireworks Viewling Party
Watch the Ogunquit Fireworks from one of the best viewing spots in town! Your $30 ticket includes: Access to the 2nd floor deck with guarateed seat $20 in drink vouchers for use at the bar hor d'oeuvre's This event always sells out, so don't wait, get y