Fairs & Festivals

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Friday-Saturday, July 3-4

Bridgton comes alive over the 4th of July holiday. On Friday night, there’s a Community Band Concert at 7 p.m. the Gazebo beside Stevens Brook Elementary School, followed by Fireworks at dusk, with the food wagon on hand from the Lions Club. (There will not be a spaghetti dinner this year). On Saturday, the Four on the 4th Road Race kicks off from Food City at 8 a.m., and there’ll be a special Plant Sale at the Rufus Porter Museum’s future location on Main Street, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Grand Parade rolls up Portland Road and down Main Street, starting at noon. Don’t forget the exciting Duck Race at 11:30 a.m. at Stevens Brook Bridge, or the Bridgton Lions Club Golf Ball Drop at the Commons Driving Range at 2 p.m. Those wanting to cool off from all the excitement can go to the Methodist Church on Main Street, where crafters will be selling their wares.

Saturday, July 4

The town of Waterford also gets into the 4th of July fun with a short but lively Waterford Parade at 10:30 a.m., a book sale at the Waterford Library from 9 a.m. to noon, and a breakfast at the Wilkins House from 7:30 to 10 a.m., with an indoor yard sale downstairs from 7:30 to 11 a.m. The Waterford Historical Society will also open the Rice Museum and the Old Town House.

“American Heroes” is the theme for the Naples 4th of July Celebration’s Grand Parade, which starts at 2 p.m. Lineup in at 1 p.m. at the Naples Town Office Complex, and the parade ends at The Umbrella Factory Complex. Fireworks begin at dusk on beautiful Long Lake, and the best viewing is from the Causeway area. Park on the Causeway, Town Office and Town Beach overflow lot.

Otisfield celebrates the Fourth of July with the fun centered at the Spurrs Corner Fire Station on Route 121. A parade passes by at 10 a.m., and then folks gather at the fire station for a red, white and blue water salute, a pie auction, music and a bake sale, all organized by the Otisfield Volunteer Fire Association. A free Community Breakfast starts off the day at 7:30 a.m. at the Spurrs Corner Church.

Denmark’s 4th of July Parade marches from the Denmark Municipal Center at 10 a.m., and is followed by a Lobster Roll Luncheon by the Denmark Congregational Church.

July Fourth in North Conway Village will feature fireworks, entertainment, chili dogs and brewery tours, in a day packed with all sorts of fun activities. A parade at noon will march through Main Street in Conway Village, followed by Tasting and Tours of Tuckerman Brewing Company, 66 Hobbs Street, Conway, from noon to 6 p.m. Entertainment in Schouler Park runs from 3 to 9:30 p.m., followed by enhanced fireworks. The Conway Scenic Railroad will offer special fares on rides from the West Main Street train depot to Schouler Park station and back.

Thursday-Saturday, July 9-11

The Grand Parade theme is “Home Town Heroes” for the annual Harrison Old Home Days. featuring a large Midway at Crystal Lake Park open all three days. Fireworks will be Thursday night at dusk. The Junior Parade is at 6 p.m. Friday. Saturday starts out with the Old Home Days Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the United Parish Church. The parade starts at noon Saturday, along with plenty of food and other activities.