Bath, Maine, Heritage Days Set for July 4

Photo/Capt. Ed Rice, River Run Tours

Mark your calendar for the Bath’s Heritage Days and the Kennebec River Boat Parade. This fun, 3-day event features waterfront fireworks, a fireman’s muster and concerts aplenty.

According to Boat Parade organizer Ed Rice, who also runs River Run Boat Tours of the Kennebec and surrounding waters, Heritage Days makes Bath a great destination for visiting boaters.

Here’s a list of events:

  • Rotary Barbecue: Held in the city park with entertainment in the gazebo
  • Carnival: Dozens of rides, games of skill and popular food vendors
  • 4th of July Parade: Maine’s largest, featuring over 100 entries
  • Boat Parade
  • Fireworks: held Monday evening at 9:00 on the waterfront
  • Crafts Show: 2-day juried event with over 50 vendors
  • Art in the Park: featuring over 30 artists from all over New England
  • Kid’s Day: fun activities for children, including face painting and games
  • Chili Chowder Fest: local competition between some of the area’s finest restaurants
  • Fireman’s Muster: this event pits teams from 5 states with antique fire pump rigs
  • Strongman Competition
  • Fun Run: 5K through the historic district
  • Front Street Shuffle: over 125 antique cars line nationally acclaimed Front Street
  • Outdoor Concerts: featuring popular local and nationally known acts held on 2 stages

For more information:



Boat Parade


Street Parade

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