Fourth of July events around the region

The towns of Sebec, Dexter, and Greenville will each be celebrating Independence Day with events on and leading up to Thursday. July 4.

The Fourth of July events in Sebec Village begin with fireworks at dusk on Wednesday, July 3 with food available starting at 6 p.m.

On Independence Day events start with breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Sebec Village Community Church, 734 Sebec Village Road, by donation.

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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY — Sebec will again join thousands of other communities across the nation in celebrating the Fourth of July. The 2024 procession through the village starts at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 4.

The parade through the village starts at 9:30 a.m. and the canoe race will begin at 11 a.m. The chicken BBQ gets underway at 10:30 a.m., to eat in or take out.

July 4 in Sebec includes an all-morning bake sale with lots of goodies.

Dexter fireworks will be held at dusk on Wednesday, July 3 over Dexter Regional High School.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY CANOE RACE — The annual July 4 canoe race in Sebec will start at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

Dexter’s Fourth of July parade will start at 10 a.m. at the Dexter Fire Department station on Route 7, and proceed to the old shoe shop on Lincoln Street. A boat parade on Lake Wassookeag will follow.

In Greenville Fourth of July fireworks start at dusk (about 9 p.m.) over the East Cove of Moosehead Lake on Wednesday, July 3.

Independence Day kicks off with a children’s bike parade at 8:45 a.m. Decorate your bikes and ride around the Greenville Consolidated School. There will be three age groups and prizes for best decorated bike at the end.

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BARRELING THROUGH TOWN — The popular barrel train was in a Greenville Fourth of July parade, helping to promote the Greenville Junction Depot restoration project

Greenville’s Fourth of July parade to celebrate “There’s No Place Like Moosehead” starts at 11 a.m. in the industrial park in the Junction and ends downtown.

Destination Moosehead Lake and the town of Greenville would love to see a variety of floats from the community, such as sports teams, dance teams, neighborhood floats, businesses, etc.

Each float will be judged, and decorators are asked to please incorporate the theme of the parade into the float design. For parade information or questions please contact Destination Moosehead Lake at 207-695-2702.

There are three categories: Best Representation of the Theme, Most Patriotic, and Most Creative.

This year’s parade will begin lining up at 10 a.m. in the Industrial Park. Participating vehicles should enter via Depot Street, turning right into the Industrial Park from Depot Street.

Please be sure to check in (the check-in table will have a balloon and will be in the Woody’s Parking Lot).

Judging will be at 10:30 a.m., please be ready before then.

Please keep in mind while decorating and outfitting your float that this is a family-friendly event. Please be considerate of all people that may be viewing the parade. All forms of profanity and derogatory wording is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to shirts, signs, banners, and all other forms of printed and non-printed materials. This event is rain or shine.

Please return the registration form to the Destination Moosehead Lake Visitor Center or Greenville Town Office no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, July 3

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