The county offices will be closed for the July 4rth Holiday.—–Fourth fun planned throughout Hancock County

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BAR HARBOR — The town of Bar Harbor will lead the way once again for local Independence Day celebrations on Monday, July 4.

    The day kicks off with a pancake breakfast from 6-10 a.m. at the Bar Harbor Athletic Field on Park Street.

    Blueberry or plain pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, sausage, orange juice, milk, water, tea and coffee will be served. All proceeds from the event support Rotary projects and local nonprofits.

    An Island Arts Association craft fair/marketplace will take place at the YMCA at 21 Park St. from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., featuring a selection of Maine crafts, including jewelry, quilts, photographs, pottery and porcelain dolls. A bake sale for charity is also scheduled at Holy Redeemer Church at 10 a.m.

    The town’s annual Independence Day parade kicks off at 10 a.m. The parade will wind through downtown Bar Harbor from Main Street to Cottage Street to Eden Street to Mt. Desert Street to Ledgelawn Avenue.

    The annual Seafood Festival runs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Bar Harbor Athletic Field. Bring the whole family to enjoy Maine lobster rolls and crab rolls, hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, watermelon, chips, water and sodas. All proceeds from the event support Bar Harbor (MDI) Rotary Club projects and local nonprofits.

    There will be live music on the town pier from 3-9 p.m. Scheduled to perform are The Smith Collaboration, River Bottom Funk and The Crown Vics. The Bar Harbor Town Band will also be performing at 7:30 p.m. on the Village Green.

    As always, the festivities will conclude with fireworks over Frenchman Bay at approximately 9:15 p.m.

    For complete information on the day’s activities, visit

    The following is partial listing of other area July Fourth events:

Blue Hill

    A new summer concert series, Monday Nights! in the Park, continues on July 4. The series features community performances and food from 6-9 p.m. in the Blue Hill Town Park.


    The annual Brooklin Independence Day parade will kick off a day of food, fun and tomfoolery on Monday, July 4.

    The Brooklin Town Band will begin playing in front of Friend Memorial Public Library at 9:15 a.m.

    The parade will begin at 10 a.m., forming as usual at the old Odd Fellows Hall at the top of Center Harbor Road. Floats, costumed marchers, bicycles, vintage and antique cars, horses and pageantry are welcome. Participants should plan to get in line by 9:30. To sign up for the parade, contact Mike Sealander at There is no entry fee.

    Barbecued chicken, hot dogs, corn, coleslaw, potato salad, watermelon and drinks will be on the menu after the parade at the Town Green. Prizes will be awarded for the best parade costumes and floats.

   There will be carnival games for children and the young at heart during the barbecue. Back again this year will be a greased pole climbing contest.

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