Our biggest celebration of the year, circling around Independence Day. Free concerts, Art in the Park, Kids Day, Antique Car Show, Maine’s Largest Parade, Smokey’s Greater Shows Carnival and Fireworks!

This year our festival starts on Friday June 30th and ends with Fireworks on Tuesday July 4th overlooking the Kennebec River.

  1. Farmer’s Market on Saturday July 2nd
  2. Smokey’s Greater Shows Carnival
  3. Games
  4. Waterfront Concert Stage
  5. J.R. Maxwell & Co Beer Garden
  6. Vendors and Concessions
  7. Front Street Shuffle Antique Car Show on Sunday July 3rd
  8. Start of the Road Race on the July 4th
  9. Downtown Shops and Restaurants
  10. Library Park, home of Morse High School BBQ (July 1st), Library Book Sale (July 2nd and 3rd), Art in the Park (July 2nd and 3rd), Strawberry Shortcake Social (July 4th), Kids Day (July 4th), and Music from the Gazebo most days.
  11. Fireman’s Muster

Library Park Gazebo Performers and Musicians! All Four Days!

Music at the Library Park Gazebo will be an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, singers, composers and bands! Come sit on the grassy lawn or bring a picnic blanket for lunch. Start out with the Bath Swing Band on Friday night July 1st where their retro tunes will go hand in hand with the Morse High School Boosters BBQ. Let the melodies enhance your experience of Art in the Park on both Saturday and Sunday (July 2nd and 3rd). Choose the high overview of the Fireworks Display and get patriotic with the Bath Municipal Band playing ahead of the show at 8pm on July 4th.

Schedule of Performances

Friday, July 1st – During the Morse High School Boosters BBQ!

5-7pm – Bath Swing Band – Retro tunes to dance along to.

Saturday, July 2nd – During Art in the Park!

10am – The Bonnie Hendsbee Band – Great Ole Time Country Heritage Honky-Tonk music.

12pm – King and Company Legends – Our local, beloved Elvis and Johnny Cash tribute artist.

1pm – Maurita Lord – Soloist with guitar and a soul filled voice.

2pm – State Street Traditional Jazz Band – Paying homage to music from New Orleans and the Louisiana Delta Region from the turn of the 20th Century.

Sunday, July 3rd – During Art in the Park!

10am- Dromore Bay – Celtic music on fiddle, accordion and flute.

12pm – Mark Barter – Classic rock and favorite melodies with electric guitar.

2pm – Hannah Robey – Solo vocalist with haunting lyrical tunes.

3pm- David Schaffer – Singer, Instrumentalist, Lyricist with memorable and often comedic twists.

Monday, July 4th – Ahead of the Fireworks Display at 9:15pm!

8pm – Bath Municipal Band – Patriotic and Americana tunes.

Another BELOVED element of Heritage Days is the Road Race and Fun Run! This is held on July 4th, ahead of the Parade.

It is organized by the Bath Parks & Recreation Department.