As we learned on May 17th, with the easing of the State of Maine's COVID-19 restrictions, the City of Augusta would be holding a "normal", pre-pandemic style Independence Day celebration.  At that time, we learned there would be a parade and fireworks display and Sunday, July 4th.

Now, we are getting a few more details about what we can expect for the city's 4th of July celebration.

According to representatives from the Augusta Parks & Rec Department, the parade will follow the pat it normally takes, but it will be much earlier in the day than it has been in the past.  It will start at the State House parking lot, it will roll down Capitol Street, onto State Street, through the rotary, and down Water Street.  It will cross the river and end at Old Fort Western.  The big difference is when it will take place.  Instead of kicking off at 4 PM, as it has in recent years, it will begin at 10 AM.  So, you're going to want to get your spot on the parade route between 9:15 and 9:45.

Following the parade, the Parks & Rec Department has a whole afternoon of fun for the entire family, most of which will take place at Mill Park.

There'll be non-stop live music starting at 2 PM.  The evening's headliner will be Mullett, the amazing 80s cover band.  Based in Connecticut, they don't just put on a concert...  They put on a show!  If you love the music of the 80s, you're going to love seeing Mullett in concert.

There'll also be bounce houses and other fun for the kids, a half dozen food trucks, and more.

At 9:15, following Mullett's performance, we'll get to see one of the most amazing fireworks displays in Central Maine.

We're hearing there are other events and attractions in the works.  Hopefully, those will be confirmed in the next week or so.

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2021 Maine 4th of July Fireworks Displays

Here is a list of upcoming Independence Day fireworks displays in Central Maine and beyond. This list will be updated as more information becomes available.