It’s time to celebrate the Fourth of July! It’s time to celebrate summer like we mean it! It’s time to get out there and hear some music! Here’s how.

Fireworks go off at the Eastern Promenade in Portland on July 4th in 2022. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

For you fireworks-loving people out there, here’s a handy-Yankee-Doodle-dandy list of what cities and towns are hostingthem.

Front Street is buzzing with visitors at the antique car show during Bath Heritage Days. Jill Brady/Staff Photographer

There’s a whole bunch of other Fourth of July fun to be had, including Bath Heritage Days, which starts with a parade Thursday and keeps the patriotic party going through Sunday.

The United State Army Field Band’s Soldiers’ Chorus will perform at 3 p.m. on July 7 at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House. Courtesy of the U.S. Army Field Band

You can also extend the celebration of America’s birthday with a free performance by the U.S. Army Field Band’s Soldier’s Chorus. The Sunday afternoon show is at the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor.

Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz. Photo by Shervin Lainez

Thinking outside the Independence Day box, there’s plenty of other fabulous stuff happening, including the musical “Crazy for You” playing all weekend at Ogunquit Playhouse and Jason Mraz performing live Sunday in Bangor.

Max Clayton (Bobby Child) and Taylor Aronson (Polly Baker) in “Crazy for You” at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Photo by Nile Scott Studios

If you’re on the fence about “Crazy for You,” our review may sway your opinion.

A slice of strawberry-rhubarb from Pie-Oh-My at Fort Williams. Photo by Megan Gray

Now it’s time for some pie, and we’ve got just the food truck to satisfy your sweet tooth. You’ll find Pie-Oh-My parked at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth. Want your slice a la mode? They’ve got ice cream, and we’ve got all of the delicious details.

Cream ales from Bissell Brothers, Maine Beer Co. and Trinken Brewing. Photo by Ben Lisle

Let’s wash all of this exciting news about where to go and what to do down with a trio of local breweries pouring tasty cream ales. Here’s to you, Maine Beer Co., Bissell Brothers and Trinken Brewing!

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