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2024 Schedule of Events


Each Day July 1st-4th
Scavenger Hunt. Find one of our 4th of July rocks and turn it in at Sweeties Downeast to receive a $10 gift card! Sponsored by Sweeties Downeast.
10:00-4:00 Tides Institute & Museum of Art Exhibition: Pauline Inman: Downeast Wood Engravings. TIMA main building, 43 Water Street.
 
During 4th schedule, look for opportunities for tintype portraits by photographer, Karen Stentaford, Studioworks, 48 Water Street.

Be sure to visit all the local shops and restaurants to see all the fun events they have planned!
Sunday, June 30th
7:30-8:30 Registration for the Charles E. Davis Independence Run and Walk. 7-mile run. 4-mile walk. Shead High School, 89 High Street. Online registration and information: runsignup.com/Race/ME/Eastport/CharlesEDavisIndependenceRun
9:00 51st Annual Charles E. Davis Independence Run and Walk begins. Perry Corner/Carlow Island to Eastport
Monday, July 1st
10:00 Opening of Craft Fair and Vendors
1:00 Frisbee Contest. Library Lawn.
1:30 Limbo Contest. Library Lawn.
3:00 Bike Races. Starts half-way down Deep Cove Road and end at the Fire Station. Trike and ages 2-4 in parking lot.
7:30-10pm Street Dance.  Family friendly music to kick off our celebration!  Overlook Park. Sponsored by First National Bank.
Tuesday, July 2nd
10:00 Opening of Craft Fair and Vendors
10:00 Kids Cupcake Decorating Contest. Overlook Park. Prizes
10-3:00 Caricatures. Amphitheater behind Overlook Park.
11:00 Watermelon Eating Contest. Overlook Park. Prizes.
12:00-2:00 Class of 1964 Reunion. The Lobster Crate, Perry.
1:00 Little Mr. & Miss 4th of July (ages 2-4).  Overlook Park.
2:00-4:00
Restored Civil War Murals on display for viewing at GAR Veterans Hall, 6 Green Street.
4:00 Pet Show.  Cutest, Most Patriotic, Best Tricks, Most Unusual, Best of Show.  Overlook Park.  Prizes.
5:00 Class of 2014 Reunion. Horn Run Brewing. Water Street.
6:00 Class of 1974 Reunion. Horn Run Brewing. Water Street.
Wednesday, July 3rd
9:00 Dale Lincoln Kids' Fun Run. Ages 13 and under. Boat School to former Dead River Company on Key Street.
9:00-Noon Auction to Benefit Border Historical Society. To be held at the Eastport Port Authority Welcome Center at the downtown Breakwater.
9:30 Tiny Tots Fair and face painting. Library Lawn. Children's games for ages 5 and under.
10:00 Opening of Craft Fair and Vendors
11:00 Community Portrait by Photographer Thaddeus Holownia, Sutherland Amphitheater.
12:00 Miss 4th of July Contest. Overlook Park. Little Miss 5-8, Junior Miss 9-13, and Miss 14-18. Contestants for all age categories must register before 12 noon.
1:00 Strawberry Shortcake Sale. Sponsored by Peavey Memorial Library Board. Library Park.
2:00 Fireman's Muster. Water Street.
3:00 EAC's 16th Moose Island Follies, a spectacular variety show. Pre-show receptions at 2:15 and 6:15. Sponsored by The First and Horn Run Brewing. Info/tickets at eastportartscenter.org. Eastport Arts Center, Washington St.
3:30 Annual Codfish Relay Race. Water Street. 16 and under or 16 and over. Must have four members for a team.
5:30
Comedy Show featuring Brian Giles and friends! PG-13. Shead High School Auditorium.
7:00 EAC's 16th Moose Island Follies, a spectacular variety show. Pre-show receptions at 2:15 and 6:15. Sponsored by The First and Horn Run Brewing. Info/tickets at eastportartscenter.org. Eastport Arts Center, Washington St.
6:00-8:30 Live Music by Stillwaters Band. Overlook Park.
6:00 Class of 2004 Reunion. Horn Run Brewing, Water Street.
DUSK Torchlight Parade. Post Office to Motel East.
Thursday, July 4th - Independence Day
Sunrise 64th Annual Flag Raising at Breakwater.
7:00-11:00 Annual Blueberry Pancake Breakfast. Eastport Municipal Airport.
9:00 Land Sports. Kids Races and Prizes. Water Street.
Penny Scramble in memory of Reid F. Craig to follow directly after land sports.
9:00 47th Annual Buddy Allen Car, Truck & Bike Show. Cars welcome to arrive at 8am. Judging begins at 10am. Bank Square.
10:00 Opening of Craft Fair and Vendors.
10:00 Capture the Flag. Breakwater.
Exact time depends on Tides Rubber Ducky Race. Ducks cost $5 and are available in advance at The First Bank or during select events at Overlook Park. Ducks will race between the Fish Pier and the Waco Diner. Prizes 1st $300, 2nd $150 and 3rd $50.
Exact race start time will depend upon tides.
11:00 Annual Blueberry Pie Eating Contest. Overlook Park. Prizes.
11:00 Crab Roll and Bake Sale at Eastport Senior Citizen Center.
12:00 Doll Carriage, Wagon, Bike and Trike Parade. Sponsored by Eastport Youth Association. Prizes. Post Office to Bank Square. 
2:00 Grand Independence Day Parade. Theme: "Star Spangled Banner."  Floats line up on Staniels Road by Youth Center. Judging at 1:15pm. First $500, Second $300, Third $200. Best decorated 4-wheeler $75.
DUSK Grand Presentation of Eastport's Fantastic Fireworks Display. Waterfront.
Friday, July 5th
2:00 Public Reception for the U.S. Navy to be held at the Eastport Port Authority Welcome Center at the Breakwater. Come out join us in a show of support for the men and women of our U.S. Armed Services!
4:00-7:00 Class of 1969 Reunion. The Lobster Crate, Perry.
6:00 Class of 1979 Reunion. Horn Run Brewing. Water Street.
6:00 Basketball Game. Local team vs. U.S. Navy team. Shead High School.
7:00 Concert: Dan Alcott, cello and Gregory Biss, piano. eastportartscenter.org Eastport Arts Center, Washington St.
Saturday, July 6th
6:00 Class of 1999 Reunion. Horn Run Brewing. Water Street.
6:00-9:00 Retro Record Hop. Eastport Arts Center, Washington Street.