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July 4th Portland

July 4th Portland privately funds the Stars and Stripes Spectacular insuring that Maine's largest annual July 4th celebration continues for years to come. July 4th Portland works in partnership with City of Portland in coordinating the event to insure that the fireworks and festival are conducted safely and for the full enjoyment of the 50,000 – 70,000 spectators expected to attend.

The “Stars & Stripes Spectacular” fireworks display will be held on July 4th with a rain date of July 5th. The event is free and open to the public.

Fireworks start at ~9:20PM

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad will be offering shuttle service to the Stars and Stripes Spectacular Beginning at 4:30, the train will be departing from Ocean Gateway for shuttle rides to the Independence Day festivities on the Eastern Promenade, with a drop-off at Cutter Street. Trains will depart every half hour between 4:30pm and 7:00pm. Following the fireworks, the train will return wristband-ticket passengers back to the Ocean Gateway platform. Wristband-tickets are on sale now for $5 per person. Tickets are limited and can only purchased at the museum leading up to the event, or on the train the evening of. As in the past, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad will provide a one-way ride to the spectacular for a donation to their organization.

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2018 PRESS RELEASE
Portland's 4th of July fireworks show in jeopardy

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