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7/1/2024 - Fireworks returning to the Bangor Waterfront for Fourth of July


For immediate release: July 1, 2024

Contact: David Warren
Administrative and Communications Manager
Telephone: 207-992-4204


Fireworks returning to the Bangor Waterfront for Fourth of July 


BANGOR, Maine – A full schedule of events are planned this week for the Fourth of July and the day will conclude with fireworks that will be set off on the Waterfront. 

The fireworks last year were deployed from Bass Park but some of the display could not be seen from some areas. Fireworks on Thursday will be set off from the portion of the Waterfront adjacent to the Maine Savings Amphitheater, allowing for unobstructed views for people who assemble along the Penobscot River in Bangor and Brewer. The pyrotechnics are scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. 

The day's events are being organized by the Bangor Kiwanis/Greater Bangor July 4th Corp. and it begins with a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. at Jeff's Catering at 15 Eventcenter Way in Brewer. The cost is $15 per person and veterans eat for free. The Walter Hunt 4th of July 3K Road Race will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the Brewer Auditorium and runners will cross the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge into downtown Bangor and end at Pickering Square. The Fourth of July parade will follow a similar route -- beginning at 10 a.m. in Brewer before crossing over the Chamberlain Bridge, traveling through downtown and ending on Exchange Street. 

Later in the day, starting about 5:30 p.m., two bands will perform on a stage set up along the Waterfront near the intersection of Railroad and Front streets. The bands are Marionette and The Stone Doctors. 

Bangor municipal offices will be closed for the holiday and there's only one municipal meeting scheduled this week, that being the Planning Board, which will meet Tuesday, July 2, at 7 p.m. City Council committees, such as the Finance Committee and Business & Economic Development Committee, were rescheduled from Monday, July 1, to Monday, July 8. 



The City of Bangor, Maine, is a service center community of 31,753 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For information on City projects and news, see