The 4th of July is Saturday. We can either sit back and curse 2020 and bemoan the lack of parades or we can head to Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island and take part in the 4th of July Reverse Parade.

The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce has invited local businesses and homes to decorate their their store, lodging establishment, bank, restaurant, or any other type of storefront and home to make the entire town red, white and blue

The deadline to enter is today, June 30. You can download the form here and you'll be included in the reverse parade route.

Here's the list of participating stores, lodging establishments, banks, restaurants, storefronts and homes as of June 29th. We will update the final list on July 1st.

Don't forget to make a day of it and enjoy lunch and/or dinner while you are walking or driving the route! As of Tuesday, June 30th the weather for Saturday looks great, with partly sunny to mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the lower 70's. If you are walking the route, please wear a mask to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing the best you can. Happy 4th of July

Bar Harbor

  • I Love Bar Harbor Maine - 8 Atlantic Avenue
  • Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce - 2 Cottage Street
  • Sea Dawg Christmas - 13 Cottage Street
  • My Darling Maine Island Boutique - 19 Cottage Street
  • Friends of Acadia - 43 Cottage Street
  • The Swan Agency Sotheby's Int. / Swan Agency - 43 Cottage Street
  • Peruvian Link - 44 Cottage Street
  • 1st Express - 61 Cottage Street #3
  • American Legion Post #25 - 70 Cottage Street
  • Salon NaturELLES - 74 Cottage Street
  • Indigo Blues - 76 Cottage Street
  • Jordan's Restaurant - 80 Cottage Street
  • Hannaford - 86 Cottage Street
  • Tree of Life Day Spa - 108 Cottage Street
  • Tailgate Kitchen & Bar - 131 Cottage Street
  • The Richardson's - 37 Ledgelawn Avenue
  • Galyn's Restaurant - 17 Main Street
  • Jordan Pond Ice Cream Shop - 45 Main Street
  • Sherman's Books & Stationery - 56 Main Street
  • The Stadium Restaurant & Gifts - 62 Main Street
  • Willis Rock Shop - 69 Main Street
  • Bar Harbor Bank & Trust - 82 Main Street
  • Stone Soup - 113 Main Street
  • Acadia Park Company - 134 Main Street
  • Bark Harbor - 150 Main Street
  • Window Panes - 166 Main Street
  • Bar Harbor Villager Motel - 207 Main Street
  • Mount Desert Islander - 310 Main Street
  • D'Alessio Gallery - 12 Mount Desert Street
  • The Hastings Family - 67 Mount Desert Street
  • Inn on Mount Desert - 68 Mount Desert Street
  • Mira Monte Inn - 69 Mount Desert Street
  • Primrose Inn - 73 Mount Desert Street
  • Kids Corner - 81 Mount Desert Street
  • Aysgarth Station bed & Breakfast - 20 Roberts Avenue
  • Ambrosia Cooking School - 19 Rodick Street
  • Rotary Club of Bar Harbor (MDI) - 38 Rodick Street
  • Inspirations of Eden - 47 Rodick Street
  • Harbor Place Building - 1 West Street
  • Sea Dawg Gift Shop - 47 West Street
  • Penelope's - 50 West Street, #13
  • West Street Cafe - 76 West Street
  • Art on West - 78 West Street
  • Saltair Inn - 121 West Street
  • La Rochelle Mansion & Museum - 127 West Street

Southwest Harbor

  • Southwest Harbor Artisans - 360 Main Street

Somesville

  • The Gallery at Somes Sound - 112 Main Street

Mount Desert

  • The Docksider - 14 Sea Street

Town Hill

  • The River Church - 1184 US Hwy 102