Castine Town Common a sea of patriotism on July 4
Hundreds gathered on the Castine Town Common on a beautiful July 4 to celebrate Independence Day. From cotton candy, hot dogs and watermelon, to an opportunity to touch a fire truck, there was something for everyone young and old. The annual children’s parade featured costumes ranging from sparkling red, white and blue attire to superhero costumes, as kids ran their bikes and scooters or walked around the Castine Town Common and up Court Street. Balloons and ribbons were also handed out prior to the parade to give a bit of patriotic color to every participant.
A float from the Pentagoet Inn is a replica of the tugboat with the same name during the 4th of July Parade on the Castine Town Common on July 4.
Ready to ride
Parade participants mount their bikes and get ready to take off on the Castine Town Common on July 4.
Even the superheroes were out to celebrate Independence Day during the Castine 4th of July parade.
Doris and the fire chief
Doris Russell and Castine Fire Chief Randy Stearns pose for a photo prior to the Castine 4th of July parade.
Scooting through the parade
Merrin Frothingham scoots his way through the parade, balloon in tow, on the Castine Town Common on July 4.
A dog incognito
This dog, and others like it, joins in the fun with costumes during the 4th of July parade on the Castine Town Common on July 4.
Members of the Calvineers carry a Right whale to promote their group during the 4th of July parade on the Castine Town Common on July 4.