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Originally published in The Weekly Packet, June 28, 2018
Celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4

July 4th parade

Independence Day brings parades, fireworks and food to Blue Hill, Brooklin and Harborside on Wednesday, July 4.
Pictured is a bull fight from last years' parade in Brooklin.

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Independence Day brings parades, fireworks and food to Blue Hill, Brooklin and Harborside on Wednesday, July 4.

Blue Hill
Lobster dinner
4-7 p.m., lobster dinner, Duffy-Wescott Post #85, corner of Main and School streets, to benefit legion hall building.

Fireworks
Fireworks will begin after dark, with people gathering at the town park to view the display over Blue Hill Bay.

Brooklin*
Parade
9 a.m., Brooklin Community Band begins to play. Parade participants are asked to begin lining up at 9:30 a.m. at Haven Colony Road. All are welcome, with the parade starting at 10 a.m.

Games on the green
Games and contests for children and adults on the town green following the parade.

Chicken BBQ
On the town green, to benefit the Brooklin Youth Corps.

Benefit book sale
To benefit the library, fire department and Keeping Society. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brooklin Candy Company, 103 Bay Road. Donations accepted. 12:30 to 1 p.m., books are half price.

*No peapod boat races this year.

Harborside, Brooksville
Gather for the parade at 9:45 a.m. in the center of Harborside (Brooksville). Parade starts promptly at 10 a.m. and travels through the village to the start of Harborside Road (at the end of Cape Rosier Road). All groups and individuals are welcome to join and walk in the parade; those wishing to participate should arrive at 9:45 a.m.

After the parade, there will be a flag raising ceremony, reading of the Gettysburg Address, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the traditional election of the Mayor of Harborside.

There will be face painting, children’s games, live music and a pie-eating contest.

People are welcome to sing songs or recite poetry—no politics, please!