The 4th of July is on a Sunday this year, and the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce announced that the parade will step off at 11 a.m. rather than the normal 10 a.m. time. This will allow most Churches on the Island to conduct their Sunday services before the parade begins.


If your group or organization wants to participate in the 2021 Parade, you're asked to read the guidelines and return the registration form NO LATER than Sunday June 27th to the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Participants must be lined up and ready to go by 10:30 a.m. on July 4th.

The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce is encouraging all businesses and residents to decorate their stores, lodging establishments, banks, restaurants, homes, lawns, or porch to make the entire town red, white and blue!

Check out photos of the 2019 Parade.

And here are photos from the 2017 4th of July Parade