It'll be a groovy situation, brothers and sisters!

Folks in the Milbridge area will be in for a treat this July as the Milbridge Days festival makes a big return after being cancelled last year by the nasty COVID-19 pandemic.  This year's Milbridge Days theme, as voted on by the residents of that Washington County town, is 1960's- Hippies & Flower Power!

Far out, baby!

Milbridge Days will happen Thursday, July 29th, through Saturday, July 31st, and will feature a hippie dippie parade down Route 1 on that Saturday at 11 a.m.  There will also be a Pet Parade that Friday, along with other things throughout the week like the annual codfish relay race, a horseshoe tournament and a cribbage tournament as well.

Now the very big news announced just yesterday is the planned fireworks display for that Saturday night over Narraguagus Bay. Organizers posted to Facebook that they felt fireworks were a necessity because of the cancellation of Milbridge Days last year, and what everyone has gone through the past 15 months or so.

We agree!  Guaranteed to blow your mind!

Central Maine Pyrotechnics will fire off the display, and organizers say that it will be very expensive and would appreciate donations. If you're interested in donating you can send an email to as how to donate both by mail or online.

But how can one beat a night of fireworks in downeast Maine?  Especially after last summer.  You just can't, man.  Right on!

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