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4th of July fireworks at York Beach, Maine

Article and photos by Eric H.


If you have never experienced a 4th of July fireworks celebration by the ocean, you are in for a treat.

Short Sands Beach in York Beach, Maine, serves as a wonderful example of this traditional New England coastal event. The roar of the ocean and colors lighting up the expansive sky combine to create a magic that can only be seen and heard in person to be fully appreciated. Add a community band playing by the gazebo before the show, a sea salt taste in the air, the hot summer sand turning cooler under your feet as the temperature drops, and rocky coast surrounding the beach further enhances this special night out. It only helps matter, too, that Short Sands Beach is one of Maine's nicest ocean beaches -- small and intimate yet spirited and family-oriented.

  Here's a sample of the anticipation of the fireworks display and the ceremony...

Getting ready for the fireworks to begin at Short Sands Beach while the moon makes its first appearance...

Short Sands Beach, 4th of July, York beach Maine


Band music at the gazebo serves as a great "pre-game" activity...

York Beach Maine band performance at Short Sands Beach


The fireworks begin right over the ocean...

Short Sands Beach Maine 4th of July


Simply spectacular...

Short Sands Beach, York Beach, Maine fireworks


Be sure to mark this special event on your calendar for your next 4th of July Celebration!
Keep up to date on this event and others by logging onto the York Chamber of Commerce Events page
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