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Celebrate July4th at Fort Western

Monday, July 4, 2011
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The staff of Old Fort Western, the 1754 National Landmark fort, store and house on the Kennebec River in downtown Augusta cordially invites the public to enjoy Augusta’s Independence Day celebration. The fort will be open for public tours beginning at 1:00 PM. A big change this year will be that Augusta’s Fourth of July Parade will start at 4:00 PM at the Capitol Parking Lot.

After the parade please join us in a traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence followed by the replacing of the British colors with the “new” American flag. Then the cannon will be fired with lots of rousing cheers and well wishes for this wonderful country. This ceremony was first performed in 1776 and has been reenacted at Fort Western for over 50 years!

Before and after the parade, children and adults can enjoy games and refreshments available at the Fort. The Fourth of July celebration will be going on from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at Mill Park in Augusta with live music by Emerald Sky, www.myspace.com/emeraldsky, and

The Zacc Tyler Band, www.myspace.com/zacctylerband, a bounce house, trolley rides, vendors and more! The fort will remain open until 6:00 PM when we will close in preparation for an awesome fire works display at 9:15 PM.

Admission to the fort will be free; food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Donations to benefit Old Fort Western’s educational programming are always welcome.

Please go to www.oldfortwestern.org for more information or become a fan on Facebook to stay connected to the Fort’s summer events! You can always call 626-2385 if you have any questions!

Last Updated (Thursday, 23 June 2011 16:09)