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Bath Heritage 50th Anniversary

2024 is our 50th Anniversary of Bath Heritage Days! Come and celebrate Thursday July 4th through Sunday July 7th.

Events > Bath Heritage 50th Anniversary
Main Street Bath
15 Commercial Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
207-442-7291
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Main Street Bath
207-442-7291
July 4, 2024 through July 7, 2024

Every Day of the Festival enjoy food trucks, carnival games and more! Try your hand at winning some prizes or take a spin on the tilta-whirl! The view from the top of the ferris wheel takes your breath away, overlooking the Kennebec River, downtown Bath and Bath Iron Works! We also will be having an unbelievable variety of food trucks arrive for Bath Heritage Days. From Waffles to Ice Cream, Asian Fusion, Fresh Seafood, Gluten Free Tacos and more! Listen to live music on the Waterfront Stage! Incredible acts will be joining us for Waterfront Stage Performances this year! The lineup of supreme quality local bands will be at the end of this page. We are so excited to sing and dance with you this year!

Thursday July 4th
One Mile Fun Run and Five Mile Road Race: A beloved tradition for residents and tourists alike. We will post sign up link here when it become available!

Independence Day Parade: 50 Years of Family, Fun, and Fireworks
Long believed to be one of the largest Fourth of July Parades in the State of Maine, we enjoy entrants from all walks of life, celebrating Independence Day.

Fireworks at 9:15pm
Starting off with a bang this year, our Fourth of July Fireworks are stunning against the reflection of the Kennebec River. Come down to the waterfront and enjoy the live music before the show!

Friday July 5th
Kid’s Day at Library Park: Thanks to the dedication of the Kids’ Downunder Gym, we can enjoy a large tent full of arts and crafts projects for children to enjoy for free!

Portland Reavers Live Combat! A fight to remember! The Portland Reavers do Armored Combat in medieval style. Think swords, shields and armor! A sight to behold next to the pond at Library Park! Timing TBA.

Morse High School Boosters Chicken BBQ: Morse High School Boosters do a great job of providing a fun community event as well as fundraising for their athletic programs! Fill your belly at Library Park from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday July 6th
Art in the Park: Library Park fills up with dozens of curated artisans, local food trucks, live music at the Gazebo and a more gentle experience for visitors who may not enjoy the Carnival experience down on Commercial Street.

Friends of the Patten Free Library Book Sale: Fill up your home library for pennies on the dollar and feel good about helping our local library at the same time! This is a huge sale that fills up the 40 x 40 Big Tent with ease. Bring your reusable bags with the strongest straps!

Firemen’s Muster: One of the most unique elements of Bath Heritage Days, our Firemen’s Muster hauls out the antique hand tubs to compete against each other for who has the longest reach! This man-powered event gets your heart pumping even as a spectator! Located on Front Street, behind the Patten Free Library. Bring a lawn chair to park on the hill for the best view! Competition starts at noon!

Sunday July 7th
Bill King’s Front Street Shuffle Antique Car Show: Around one hundred antique cars from all around the State of Maine pile in to Front Street for you to explore. Once they are parked, the street is closed so you can safely walk around and take photos. The owners love to talk about their unique vehicle and welcome questions from the public!

Art in the Park (Day 2): Library Park fills up with dozens of curated artisans, local food trucks, live music at the Gazebo and a more gentle experience for visitors who may not enjoy the Carnival experience down on Commercial Street.

Friends of the Patten Free Library Book Sale (Day 2): Fill up your home library for pennies on the dollar and feel good about helping our local library at the same time! This is a huge sale that fills up the 40 x 40 Big Tent with ease. Bring your reusable bags with the strongest straps! 10:00am – 4:00pm both Saturday and Sunday.