Things to do in Maine July 2nd & 3rd

The Maine Writer

This weekend, in addition to the fireworks displays, there are some other activities worth checking out. I will be doing a separate article on the fireworks displays in the state of Maine. Have a safe and fun weekend, everyone!


Bath Heritage Days, which were delayed two years due to the pandemic, will be held July 2, 3, and 4th. This is the biggest celebration of the year with free concerts, kid's activities, art in the park, an antique car show, Maine's largest parade, a beer garden, Smokey's Greater Shows Carnival, and a farmer's market, food trucks, and fireworks on the 4th. Bath is only 45 minutes from Portland and this event will be for all ages, with something for everyone.
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Owls Head

All American meet at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum on July 2nd and 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The museum is located at 117 Museum Street in Owls Head. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for senior citizens, and free for kids 17 and under. This event will feature classic and specialty cars, vintage car rides, and also the opportunity to purchase a twenty-minute scenic bi-plane ride. The Owl's Head Transportation Museum is about an hour from Augusta, an hour and forty-five minutes from Portland, and an hour and a half from Bangor, Maine.
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The Maine Tasting Center at 506 Old Bath Road in Wiscassett will be holding a free Maine wild blueberry wine tasting on July 2nd. The tasting will be for ages 21 and up only and will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Greenville is having its first boat parade. The boat parade starts at 10 a.m. and parade participants should line up at 9:00 a.m. at the wharf in Greenville. Decorate your boat and join in the first Purpleville boat parade. The parade will go on rain or shine with the parade at West Cove, East Cove, and Ledge Island.

Jonesport-Beals (Moosabec Reach)

One of the more unique and entertaining events in Maine is the lobster boat races. On July 2nd, the races start at 10:00 a.m. You can watch the lobster boats racing from the Beals Island bridge.

A few Saturday Farmer's Markets


The Brewer Farmer's Market will be in front of the Brewer auditorium at 318 Wilson Street from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Blue Hill

The Blue Hill Farmer's Market will be at the Blue Hills fairgrounds at 233 Ellsworth Road from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.


The Ellsworth Farmer's Market will be held in the Acadia Realty parking lot at 190 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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