Bicentennial edition of the Black Fly Festival will be Saturday

MILO — The Milo Events and Bicentennial Committees invite you to join us for a day of fun and festivities at the annual Black Fly Festival on Saturday, June 3. The 2023 theme is “Celebrating Milo’s 200 Years!”

The parade will line up at 9:30 a.m. (by Maine Savings and JSI on Park Street) and will proceed at 10 a.m. toward downtown, ending at the Penquis Valley School. No pre-registration needed, just show up and join us. The Penquis Valley High School sophomores will be running the first annual Milo Mile along the parade route starting at 9:45 a.m. Race day registration and bib pick-up will take place at the start line at 140 Park Street starting at 8:30 a.m.

Over 50 vendors and crafters will be at the Veteran’s Memorial Park along the Sebec River from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Live music at the Veteran’s Memorial Park Gazebo by the Josh Guthrie Band starts at 1 p.m. and evening live music from 6-9 p.m. featuring Star City Syndicate. 

A chicken BBQ starts at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, hosted by Joseph P. Chaisson American Legion Post 41.

Fireworks will be over the Sebec River after sunset.

For information please contact Ricky Bradeen at 207-943-3994 or contact For the latest updates find us on Facebook under “BlackFlyFestivalMiloMaine.”

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