About Us

The Stars and Stripes Spectacular and July 4th Portland July 4th Portland privately funds the Stars and Stripes Spectacular insuring that Southern Maine's July 4th traditions continue for many years to come through a public-private partnership with the City of Portland. 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 60,000-70,000 spectators who attend annually.


The Founding Partners of the Stars and Stripes Spectacular:

MaineToday Media, Inc. is Maine's largest multi-media company and encompasses the following publications: The Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram, Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel, Coastal Journal, RaisingMaine, MaineToday.com, MaineWheels.com,MaineRealEstateToday.com, MaineJobs.com, MaineBusiness.com, MaineOutdoorJournal.com, ExploringMaine.com, MainePets.com, MaineYellowPages.com. MaineToday Media, Inc. purchased Blethen Maine Newspapers on July 15, 2009.

Born, raised and educated in the State of Maine, the Quirk family has been selling and servicing automobiles in Maine for over 35 years. In that time, the family-operated corporation has grown from five employees to over 400 and from one franchise to 15, with locations from Bangor to Portland. The Quirk family is dedicated to the spirit of Maine and has a vested interest for continued prosperity in the communities in which they operate.

WEX is a leading global provider of payment processing and information management services. WEX captures and combines transaction information from its proprietary network with specialized analytical tools and purchasing control capabilities in a suite of solutions that enable fleets to manage their vehicles more effectively. The Company's charge cards are used by commercial and government fleets to purchase fuel and maintenance services for approximately 4.6 million vehicles. WEX markets its services directly to fleets and as an outsourcing partner for its strategic relationships and franchisees. The Company's business portfolio includes a MasterCard-branded corporate card as well as TelaPoint, a provider of supply chain software solutions for petroleum distributors and retailers, and Pacific Pride, an independent fuel distributor franchisee network, as well as international subsidiaries.

The NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, the Red Claws plays their 24 home games at the Portland Expo Building.