Castine celebrates Independence Day
Hundreds of children and their families walked in the annual dress up parade to celebrate Independence Day on July 4. Dressed in everything from comic book characters to everything red, white and blue, parade participants walked down and around Court Street and the Castine Town Common. The common also played host to a hot dog picnic, potato sack races and a pie eating contest. Festive music, including “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” played throughout the late morning and into the afternoon. The festivities closed with a performance by the Castine Town Band later in the afternoon, followed by fireworks at the town dock at dusk.
Representing Wonder Woman
The comic book character Wonder Woman is well represented in the parade.
Racing on the common
The first round of the sack races gets under way on the Castine Town Common.
T/S State of Maine
A smaller version of the Maine Maritime Academy Training Ship State of Maine makes an appearance in the parade.
A mom and son outing
Goody-B. Wiseman and son August walk in the parade.
Human fire crackers
Dancing fire crackers close out the Fourth of July parade.
Independence Day pup life
Rhonda Varney walks the family dog in the Fourth of July parade.