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4th of July Celebrations
July 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Independence Day observances hosted by Fort Western, the oldest existing (French and Indian War era) wooden garrison in North America, shining a unique light on 300 years of Maine and New England history. Augusta boasts not only a fourth of July parade, but thanks to Fort Western there will also be a 13-gun cannon salute, a ‘feu de joie’ (musket salute) and the annual traditional reading aloud of the Declaration of Independence, with Augusta Mayor Rollins doing the honors. Fireworks, also an annual Augusta Independence Day tradition, will be set off at Mill Park at 9 p.m.