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Independence Day

Independence Day

When

07/04/2024    
all day

Where

Grand Lake Stream Ballfield
Water Street, Grand Lake Stream, Maine, 04668

July 4 Celebration Events

Signs outside Pine Tree Store for July 4th

Join us in Grand Lake Stream for a 4th of July celebration with a day packed full of activities!

Start the morning with our annual “Race For Grand Lake Stream”, watch the floats go by in the parade, and then grab a tube and float down the river.

PLEASE NOTE THE STREAM TUBING EVENT LOCATION HAS BEEN UPDATED. REGISTRATION AND STREAM ENTRY WILL BE AT THE HATCHERY THIS YEAR.

 

 

Road Race

7:45am to 8:25am. Registration is open. DLLT will have a table set up on the ballfield. Race is free and donations are welcome.

8:30am. The race begins at the school building, goes down Water Street for 1.5 miles and then back.

There will be five age categories for both male and female participants:

Male Female
Youth (15 and below) Youth (15 and below)
16-30 16-30
31-50 31-50
51-70 51-70
70+ 70+

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category are:

  1. Grand Lake Stream Map and Birds print
  2. Downeast Lakes Land Trust hat
  3. Fall Photo of Grand Lake Stream poster

Parade

The line-up for the parade is at 10:30am at the cemetary.

11:00am. Parade starts.

Parade ends at the ballfield. The opening ceremony is at noon in the ballpark and the frog race starts shortly thereafter!

Stream Tubing

1:00pm to 3:00pm. LOCATION CHANGED THIS YEAR: Tubing begins at the HATCHERY parking lot on the north side of the stream.

Bringing your own life jacket is highly encouraged. DLLT will have a few extra life jackets available to borrow if needed. Participants must sign a waiver, receive a waterproof bracelet, and have a properly fitting life jacket.

DLLT has tubes and will provide rides from the takeout point back up stream to the HATCHERY parking lot for participants.