AUGUSTA

MONDAY, JULY 4

Celebrate America’s Independence at Old Fort Western, 1-6 p.m; 1 p.m. public tours; 4 p.m. Fourth of July Parade starting at the Capitol Parking Lot. Traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence followed by the replacing of the British colors with the “new” American flag. Then the cannon will be fired with lots of rousing cheers and well wishes for this wonderful country. This ceremony was first performed in 1776 and has been re-enacted at Fort Western for more than 50 years.

Mill Park celebration, 5-9 p.m., live music by Emerald Sky and The Zacc Tyler Band, a bounce house, trolley rides, vendors and more

Fireworks, 9:15 p.m. fireworks.

Admission to the fort will be free; 626-2385.

BELGRADE LAKES

MONDAY, JULY 4

Activities include: Farmers’ Market on Main Street and flea market, 8 a.m.; book sale in The Village sponsored by the Friend of Belgrade Public Library, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; 495-3508, The Jar Project at Spring Gallery, 81 Main St., 10 a.m.; bounce house and face painting at the Village Peddler, Lakeshore Drive, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nancy Prince will sign copies of her children’s book “Libby’s Loons,” at the Village Peddler, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; children’s crafts at Pete’s Pig Southern Barbecue, 11 a.m.; lunch with entertainment by Lefty, Village Inn, noon; boat parade, noon; 495-3700.

A Fresh Taste of Greece in Belgrade, 11 a.m.; 495-3892; strawberry shortcake and hot dogs at Union Church, noon; preview of the new Maine Lakes Resource Center, 1:30 p.m.; parade, 4 p.m., with music by the R&B Hall Band; chicken barbecue at Sunset Grille, 4-7 p.m.; 495-2439; free ice cream social, Center For All Seasons, 4:15-5:15 p.m.; frog jumping contest, Main Street and Hulin Road, 5 p.m.; music by the Rock & Roll Explosion, Village Inn parking lot, 5-9:30 p.m.; 495-3553; and fireworks, 9:15 a.m., on Long Pond, followed by music at the Sunset Grille.

BROOKS

SATURDAY, JULY 2

Brooks Park Boosters Independence Pageant, 3 p.m., Marsh River Theater, lRoute 139. Three different age groups, 3-7, 8-12, and 13-17.

SUNDAY, JULY 3

Brooks Community Park, horse show, live music from The Marsh River Singers and the Russ Lloyd Band, a homerun derby, and children’s games and activities.

MONDAY, JULY 4

Community breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Varney Building. A five-mile run (and 5k walk), 8 a.m., Brooks Community Park; sign in starts at 7 a.m. Parade will start at 10 a.m. Other events at the Park include a horse pull, children’s events, pig scramble, chicken barbecue, and a chili cook-off. There will be live music from the Belfast Bay Fiddlers, The Rugged, and Don Nickerson and the Country Mist.

Fireworks, 10 p.m. The gate price at the park will be $2 for adults, free for children 12 and younger.

CARRABASSETT

VALLEY

MONDAY, JULY 4

Town pool, open at noon.

Children’s parade, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Setup at 12:15 p.m. at Tufulio’s parking lont and proceed to the Town Park.

Music by Kathy’s Karaoke, 1-5 p.m.; The Roaming Magician Stefan the Great, 1-4 p.m., throughout the park; children’s arts and crafts, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; surprises in the sawdust pile, 2:30 p.m.; fire truck rides with Chief and staff, 3-5 p.m.; Music by the Band Coyote Drifters, 5:30-9 p.m.

Fireworks, by Central Maine Pyrotechnics, 9:15 p.m.

INDUSTRY

SATURDAY, JULY 2

Boat parade, 8:30 p.m., Clearwater Lake. The parade will form at the “head” of the Lake. Dress up your boat and join us. For more information, call 778-2809.

OAKLAND

MONDAY, JULY 4

Boat parade, 3 p.m., McGrath Pond. Parade will start at the YMCA Day Camp.

RANGELEY

SUNDAY, JULY 3

Children’s parade, 10 a.m.; Duck Race on the Haley Pond Stream following the parade.

Joan Frost Memorial Art show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lake Street, just off Main Street.

Chicken barbecue, 4:30-7 p.m., The Church of the Good Shepherd; Lobsterbake, lakeside behind Great Lengths of Rangeley on Main Street.

A Stars and Strips Concert with Robert Ludwig, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Church.

Fireworks, complete the celebration, Saddleback.

WINSLOW

SATURDAY, JULY 2

Battle of Bands In Fort Halifax Park, noon-9 p.m. Featuring Steel Rail, Express, The Veayo Twins, The Elvis Clark Band, The Resistance, The Carey Brown Band, Almost There, Bones of Ego, R Factor 13th, Blackjack. Chicken Barbecue begins at 1 p.m.

SUNDAY, JULY 3

In Fort Halifax Park, noon-2 p.m., The 319th Army Band; noon-5 p.m., craft fair; 2:30-5 p.m., live auction to Benefit St. John’s School; 6-11 p.m., street dance at St. John’s School.

MONDAY, JULY 4

Parade, 9:45-noon, In The Park — 12:30-1:30 p.m., Elvis Tribute: 2-4 p.m., Deely Stan Steely Dan Tribute; 4:30-6:30 p.m., Yellow Brick Road, Elton John Tribute; 7-9 p.m., Boyz Gone Wild, 80s Tribute Band; 9 p.m., fireworks.

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