Tuesday, July 10, 2012

4th of July Parade & Seafood Festival - Bar Harbor

It was a great day on the 4th of July.  We celebrated in Bar Harbor at the small hometown parade and seafood festival.  We were told to be there plenty early for the 10:00 AM start.
 And we were - Tom and Cathy and I.  We were so early we had time for a hot cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll.

We picked out a good spot and were ahead of the crowds.
They filled in the empty spots along the parade route quickly.

A little after 10:00 the grand marshall and marchers passed by us.
Then it was a steady stream of pure fun!
 These paraders were well trained:  they tossed the candy on the ground so it wouldn't hit anyone.

Then a real highlight - a group of go carts in various forms from the Shriners in Bangor.
 And marchers, political candidates, a band, a local theater group,
and more go carts - this time NASCARs
 then some older antique models
And Elvis made an appearance in a mail truck!
It was one great parade!!

After everyone cleared out we moved on up the street over to the annual seafood festival.
And to everyones favorite:  the lobster races!
There were lots of people there watching the log rolling, and checking out the booths and eating lobster.
And lobster rolls.
It was a great day in Bar Harbor for a parade and seafood festival.  Hope your 4th was a memorable one too.

Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!  Until next time...


  1. what a great small town america 4th
    of July celebration!!!..looks like it was ao much fun!!!

  2. So nice to see Bar Harbor in the summer. When we visited last fall on our New England cruise, it was one town we knew we wanted to see again. Nice post and nice photos, Randy. I love small town celebrations like this one.

  3. Oh what fun to see this! We plan on spending the summer there next year..will probably be working on the holiday, but what a fun time :-)

  4. Those lobster rolls brought back memories of our trip to the East Coast...There were roadside stands selling those things all the way up the coast...about 25 years ago!

  5. Lobster races...who would have thunk it.

    Joe and Sherri

  6. Great parade, the pictures remind us of our visit last year:)

  7. That was only part of the parade. Many of us whom were in the parade did not get mention. In all there were about 60 entrants that showed up to participate. The honorable mentions above represent about one tenth of all whom help to keep all entertained.

    I would like to thank the wonderful people in the crowd that cheer us as we pass. Your enthusiasm really helps to keep the smiles on our faces. It is a delicious reward to us for bringing our equipment out each year.