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Burlington 4th



Rain holds off - lotta fun in Burlington!

July 4, 2014 - Rain clouds threatened, but still a great crowd showed up for this year's Burlington-Lowell 4th of July celebration. The showers held off during the parades, and a wonderful time was had by all. There was something for everyone, with a pancake breakfast, a children's parade, a grand parade, kids' games, farm animals, beanhole beans, strawberry shortcake and much more.

Our photographer, Lee Rand, was happily back on his feet after recovering from his back surgery. We're all looking forward to next year's celebration!

Our thanks to Kirk Fogg of Gordon Brook Financial for again supporting our coverage. The organizers of the annual events did a fantastic job as usual. This year's grand parade winners were: First - Turner Farm; Second - Little Miss; Third - Girl Scouts of Howland.

For a photo slideshow, CLICK HERE. For coverage of previous years' celebrations, look below this year's parade video.

2013 Burlington/Lowell 4th of July celebration is better than ever! 

July 4, 2013 -  In all the years we've been covering the Burlington/Lowell Fourth of July celebration, we can't remember a warmer 4th than today - a humid 88 degrees! The sunshine was much appreciated after the cool, rainy weather we've had lately, and there was a great crowd in Burlington to enjoy the pancake breakfast, the parade, the children's games, the museums, exhibits and food. More than 250 people attended the breakfast! This year's parade winners were: 1st place, Turner Blueberry Farm; 2nd place, Back Country Snowmobile Club; 3rd place, Beta Gamma.

We took lots of photos, and also video of this year's parade (including the children's parade) for you to enjoy.

Our hats are off to everyone involved in putting together this wonderful salute to our country on its 237th birthday. Every year something new is added. A lot of hard work goes into the festivities. Thanks to our sponsor, Gordon Brook Financial LLC, our coverage of this year's celebration will be here for you all year long! 

For a photo slideshow, CLICK HERE.

- Lee and Connie

2013 Burlington/Lowell (Maine) 4th of July Parade from Connie Rand on Vimeo.

For last year's photos and video, see below.




Phil Andrews of Lincoln portrays Uncle Sam in the 4th of July parade.

2012 Burlington/Lowell 4th of July celebration draws a great crowd!

July 4 - Once again, the tiny town of Burlington, Maine and the neighboring town of Lowell attracted people from near and far for their annual 4th of July celebration. The possibility of showers didn't keep people away, and aside from a few sprinkles the weather didn't cause any problems.

This year's theme was Anniversary Extravaganza. A children's parade, followed by the grand parade, provided a centerpiece for lots of fun activities for the whole family.

There was plenty of good food, starting with a pancake breakfast at Ye Olde Tavern where 236 people enjoyed a classic breakfast. Food vendors and various organizations kept the crowd fed throughout the day. The local 4-H had some great exhibits. Blacksmiths, tractors and field games for the kids added to the festive atmosphere, along with a gospel concert, and 42 entries joined the grand parade. Many observers estimated that the crowd was one of the largest in recent memory.

For a photo slideshow CLICK HERE

- Happy 4th of July to all from Lee and Connie.


Here's a video of the entire Grand Parade!



Chris Gulesian, shown above, was quite busy most of the day at his Lunch Wagon.

July 4, 2011 - Independence Day is here again, and the Burlington-Lowell area put on the best 4th of July celebration in these parts as they do every year. If you were not able to get there this year, make plans for next year. Great food, games, demonstrations, historical exhibits, farm animals, 4-H exhibits and two parades combined to make a great place to remember our country's beginnings in a festive family atmosphere.  233 hungry people were served at this year's pancake breakfast - a new record! There was a line from Ye Olde Tavern down the street waiting to get in for the breakfast. We think the crowd was record-breaking, too. Chris Gulesian's Lunch Wagon was also doing a brisk business.
The town of Burlington is home to 351 people as of the 2000 census, but the population booms on July 4th every year! The crowd is friendly, the kids are well-behaved, and even the many dogs brought by their owners were quiet and enjoyed getting some extra attention. A wonderful example of small-town Americana, the annual celebration gets better and better each year. The addition of a public-address system added to the enjoyment of the Children's Parade and Grand Parade. Grand Marshall was State Representative Beth Turner.
This is our sixth year in a row of filming and photographing this annual event, and we want to thank the Lincoln Maine Federal Credit Union for once again this year sponsoring our coverage from your Lincoln area promotional website!
UPDATE: Kirk Fogg told us "The winning Lowell Fire Company 50/50 raffle ticket # is 329148. Please call 794-5778 or 794-4162 to confirm you have winning #"


This year's parade theme was the American Civil War, and this float seemed to fit right in.

CLICK HERE for a slideshow of today's events. Here are Parts 1 and 2 of our 2011 parade video.



Here's our video of last year's parade!

For a slideshow from 2010, CLICK HERE.

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