Looking for a fun way to celebrate the fourth of July this year? OTELCO has got you covered with a compilation of Independence day events throughout all of our footprints. Whether you are looking for fireworks in Alabama, or want to see a parade in Maine, we know of a place you can go.
Blountsville: Spring Valley Beach Fireworks Festival
Spring Valley Beach will hold their annual fireworks show on July 3 this year. The show starts at 9:00 pm and can be seen throughout the town. The park is not open during the show, but visitors can watch from the parking lot. Learn more here.
The Smith Lake Park Fireworks and Music Festival happens on Thursday, July 4, 2019. It’s a day full of arts and crafts, food, live music, and fireworks! There will also be a golf cart parade and other contests for the family. Play putt-putt in the newly updated putt-putt course, take a dip in the swimming pool that will be open, or rent a kayak, canoe, or paddle board! Camp Sites are still available, call 256-739-2916 to make your reservations. Park Admission is $5 per person. Additional Costs for Camping, Pool, Kayaks, Canoes, Paddle Boards, and Putt-Putt. For a full schedule of events, visit the event on Facebook by clicking here.
Guntersville: Fireworks Over Lake Guntersville
On Thursday, July 4th, there will be a free concert and fireworks at Civitan Park from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Soul Survivor will be playing, and the fireworks will be booming over Lake
Guntersville starting at 9:00 pm. The best place to view the fireworks will be at the park and along Lurleen B. Wallace Dr.
Enjoy special, family-friendly patriotic activities during regular museum hours, 9 am to 5 pm. The Rocket Center will close at 5 pm, and there are no evening activities inside the park on July 4. Instead, the Center will launch its largest fireworks display ever at 9 pm. For more information, visit Huntsville online by clicking here.
Whether on land or at sea in the late 1800s, Searsport locals always celebrated Independence Day with decorations and entertainment. Enjoy traditional activities like croquet, bean bag toss,
and children’s crafts on the Penobscot Marine Museum. The event is free and family-friendly, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on July 4th. For more information, click here. Bangor will also be holding 4th of July Parade, from Wilson St. in Brewer to Main St. in Bangor, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Farmington: 4th of July Parade
This year’s parade theme is Serving Humanity. Participation is free, and lineup starts at 8:00 am at the UMF parking lot behind the Dining Hall on High St. There will be awards for first
and second place in each category. The parade starts up High St. at 10:00 am, and will go down Broadway, left on Main St., then left down South St. For more information and to register please contact Michael Cormier at 207-779-0242 or #ob#pbezvre48#at#tznvy.pbz#ob#.
Freeport: L.L. Bean Fourth of July Celebration
Start the Fourth with a bang! L.L. Bean’s classic American parade on Freeport’s Main Street starts at 10 a.m., then at 7:30 p.m. there is a free outdoor concert featuring The War and
Treaty, followed by fireworks at approximately 9 p.m.
Houlton: The 4th of July Parade
The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. in the parking lot of the Catholic Church on Main St. and is a mile long loop through Historic Market Square, into Union Square and back up Military St. The last entry leaves the parking lot at the same time the first entry returns making it a true mile-long parade! For more information, click here.
Millinocket: Millinocket’s Independence Day Festival
The annual festival will take place on July 4th – 6th this year. There will be food, music, artisans/gifts, activities, a parade, 5K Color Run/walk (click here to register), a Cornhole Tourney,
(click here to register), and an all-out fireworks show! For more information, and a full schedule of events click here.
Celebrate America’s birthday with Funtown’s biggest, most spectacular fireworks show! The show takes place on July 3, starting at 9:30 pm.
Amherst: Independence Day Fireworks
July 4, events begin at 5 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. McGuirk Field, UMass, Amherst.The day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the 13 former
British colonies on July 4, 1776. Massachusetts became the first state to recognize the Fourth of July as a statewide holiday in 1781.
Celebrate the country’s best thrills at Coca-Cola July 4th Fest. From July 3 through 6, enjoy star-spangled celebration full of fireworks, coasters, and epic bubble dance parties. Kick off each day with exclusive ride time on some of the most popular attractions, when you bring a can of Coke along with your park admission. Visit the event online here.
Greenfield: Community Celebration and Fireworks
The Greenfield recreation department will hold an Independence Day celebration in Beacon Field. There will be vendors, music, and fireworks from 4:00 – 10:30 pm. To learn more,
Arrow Rock: Fourth of July Impromptu Parade
This charming slice of Americana welcomes everyone who wants to join in the fun. Decorate your car, tractor, bike, dog, horse, golf cart, self, or join the kazoo band (no experience required) and parade down Main Street. We need spectators, too! Paraders, line up near the Old Schoolhouse by 1:45. The parade begins at 2 p.m. and travels the length of Main Street with a grand
finale performance by the kazoo band in front of the Arrow Rock Boardwalk.
Blackwater: July 6th Fun Day
Enjoy Blackwater Fun Day and fireworks after dark.
Celebrate independence day at Kempler Park. Fireworks start at 9:15, or once it is dark enough to see the fireworks clearly.
Clinton: Old Glory Days
Olde Glory Days are Missouri’s biggest and best Fourth of July festival. Since 1994, it has been held on Clinton’s Historic Downtown Square and at venues across Clinton. The event, which goes through July 4 – 9, features everything from live music to fireworks. To learn more, visit the event online at www.clintonmo.com/old-glory-days.
Holden: Fireworks in City Park
There will be a fireworks display over the City Park once it is dark enough.
Come celebrate 150 years of Lincoln, Missouri at their Sesquicentennial Celebration, July 4th- 6th! This celebration will have everything from Marshmallow Eating Contests to classic
Independence Day Fireworks. Whether you want to relax with live music in the beer garden, or test your scavenging abilities on a Mozarkite Hunt, there are plenty of fun events for the
whole family. For a full Sesquicentennial Brochure, click here.
Sedalia: 4th of July Celebration
Sedalia will be hosting their annual Independence Day celebration all over town. There will be a parade through downtown, a community picnic at Centennial Park, Events at the
Grandstand, and Fireworks. For more information, you can go online, or call Amy Epple at 660 851 7675.
Tipton: Fireworks Display
Tipton will be holding Fireworks on July 3, from 9:00 – 10:00 pm, at the Tipton Country Club. For more information, click here.
Warrensburg: Freedom 5k and Parade
The Freedom 5k starts at 7:15 on July 4th and anyone who registers before June 23 is guaranteed a T-Shirt and medal. From 10:30 am – 12:30 pm the Fourth of July Parade will take place
in front of the courthouse. Click here to learn more.
Castleton: Celebrate Castleton
On July 4th, there will be a Main Street Castleton Parade in the morning, followed by a concert at Crystal Beach in the evening, just before the fireworks at dusk. You can find more details on Facebook here.
Manchester: Independence Day Celebrations
The Town of Manchester is hosting another year of Independence Day Celebrations at the Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park. Festivities will include FREE swimming at the pool, music by the Misty Blues Band, all capped off by a Fireworks show at dusk (approximately 9:30 pm). For more information, you can visit them online here.
This popular family-favorite event takes place on the spacious, manicured grounds of the Middlebury College athletic fields, nestled between and with views of the Adirondack and
Green Mountains (Rain site: Kenyon Arena). There will be live music, a picnic basket raffle, and fireworks. The grounds open at 5:30 for picnics; Concert begins at 7:30. Bring chairs,
blankets, and flashlights. For more information, click here.