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 over 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.


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.


Town pool, open at noon.

Children’s parade, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Setup at 12:15 p.m. at Tufulio’s parking lot 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.


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


Parade, 9:45 a.m.-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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