Portland’s Eastern Promenade Fourth of July Details Outlined


The city of Portland is once again hosting a fireworks display for the Fourth of July this year.  The display will be held on Thursday, July 4th in the usual spot on the Eastern Promenade with the fireworks set to go off around 9:15 pm.  A rain date is scheduled for Friday, July 5th.  Food trucks will be available on the Eastern Promenade roadway.

Fireworks will be launched from the East End Trail.  The Trail will need to be closed from Cutter Street to the Water Treatmet Plant from 6:00 am until deemed safe by city staff – that could be at approximately 11:00 pm.  In the event of rain, these Trail changes would be in effect until Friday, July 5th.

The Casco Bay Wind Symphony has voluntered to perform this year, starting at 7:00 pm until the beginnig of the fireworks show.  The program will include a mix of patriotic music, popular tunes and a sprinklig of symphonic pieces.

Back in 2012, the fireworks were launched from a barge off the Eastern Promenade.  The Portland Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of then conductor Robert Moody, played at the event.  For more information on it, please visit post herein dated May 1, 2012 – “Stars and Stripes and the Portand Symphony Orchestra…….”

For more information on the Cascy Bay Wind Symphony and its fundraising effort for equipment for the Fourth celebration, please visit post herein dated June 11, 2024.