Your Guide to the Best 4th of July in Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Where will you celebrate our nation’s birthday this year? If you plan to spend 4th of July in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, you’re in for a treat. Our coastal community is a spectacular destination for Independence Day with special activities throughout the day followed by a magnificent fireworks display in the evening. Check out some of our suggestions for the 4th of July, and feel free to extend your stay so you can get the full Midcoast Maine experience. Explore our free Vacation Guide to see some of the must-see attractions in our area and plan the ultimate summer getaway!

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How to Spend Your 4th of July in Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Wake up to a Homemade Breakfast at Topside Inn

We know every great day starts with a delicious breakfast, which is why we use fresh, local ingredients at Topside Inn. Some of the ingredients even come directly from our on-site gardens! Arrive on July 3rd to spend a night in comfort and have a gourmet meal waiting for you in the morning. There’s no better way to begin your 4th of July!

Flowers at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, a fantastic attraction in Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Explore the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Once you’re fueled up and ready to take on the day, consider checking out the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. It’s only ten minutes away from our inn and features some of the most breathtaking displays that nature has to offer. Expect to see plenty of vibrant hydrangeas, roses, and lavender in bloom for your visit in July.

Set Sail on a Schooner

If you plan your trip far enough in advance, you might be able to add a scenic schooner cruise to your Independence Day itinerary. In fact, we’re happy to help make it happen with our Schooner Sail for Two package. This convenient add-on to your stay at Topside Inn includes two tickets aboard either the Eastwind or Bay Lady as well as wine and cheese to enjoy in your room or on the boat. Enjoy the cool, coastal breezes and keep an eye out for seals and historic lighthouses along the way.

Chairs overlooking the water in Boothbay Harbor

Enjoy a Remarkable View of the Fireworks

At the end of an exciting day, we invite our guests to come back to Topside Inn for a stunning view of the sunset and fireworks from our lawn. We’ll even provide popcorn and treats as the fireworks light up the night sky over the harbor. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Return to Your Room for a Good Night’s Rest

The bed inside Room 14 at the Topside Inn

Since you can see the fireworks directly from our property, you don’t have to worry about driving back after the finale. Your cozy retreat will be just steps away! All you need to do is walk back to your room and complete the perfect day with an evening of relaxation. In the morning, you can continue your Boothbay Harbor adventures with more local attractions and memorable experiences — after another tasty breakfast, of course. Check our availability and book your stay today! We look forward to seeing you above it all at the Topside Inn.

If you can’t make it here for the 4th of July, don’t worry. Browse the calendar of events in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, to discover more upcoming celebrations!