Heritage Days in Bath, Maine, is a four day festival that occurs each year over Independence Day weekend in July and includes Maine’s largest 4th of July parade.
The festival theme celebrates Bath’s long history as an international ship building port. Events are held throughout the city’s downtown and parks, and include fun and exciting activities for the entire family.
2013 Heritage Days – July 4, 5, 6, and 7th
- Rotary Barbecue – Held in the City Park with entertainment in the Gazebo
- Carnival – With dozens of rides, games of skill and popular food vendors
- 4th of July Parade – Maine’s largest featuring over 100 entries
- Boat Parade – Featuring dozens of yachts on the Kennebec
- Fireworks – Fantastic display of pyrotechnics on the waterfront
- Crafts Show – A two day juried event with over 50 vendors
- Art in the Park – Featuring work by local and regional artists
- Kid’s Day – Fun activities for the younger crowd including face painting and games
- Chili Chowder Fest – A local competion between some of the area’s finest restaurants
- Fireman’s Muster – This event pits teams from 5 states with antique fire pump rigs
- Strongman Competition – Trolley pulling is among the many tasks for this event
- 1-mile Fun Run and 5-mile Road Race through the historic district
- Front Street Shuffle – Over 125 antique cars line nationally acclaimed Front Street
- Outdoor Concerts – With popular local and nationally known acts held on two stages
The 2013 BATH HERITAGE DAYS PARADE will be held on Thursday July 4th at 11:30am.
The FIREWORKS will be held Sunday evening at 9pm on the Waterfront.