George Stanley of Lewiston displays American flags for donations on Portland’s Eastern Promenade Tuesday. Fireworks originally scheduled to take place later in the evening were postponed until Wednesday evening. Carl D. Walsh/Staff Photographer

Portland’s July 4th fireworks were postponed Tuesday due to rainy and wet weather.

The city said they are rescheduled for Wednesday and will go off at about the same time, at 9:15 p.m., on the Eastern Promenade.

The fireworks will be launched from the East End Trail, which will be closed from Cutter Street to the water treatment plant from 6 a.m. Wednesday until deemed safe by the city (estimated for around 11 p.m.).


Food trucks will be available Wednesday on the Eastern Prom Roadway. A full list of street closures is available at

The rescheduling comes amid a spate of rainy and wet weather. According to the National Weather Service, Portland saw more than 5.6 inches of rain in June – far above a typical rainfall of 3.77 inches for the month.

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