The schedule is set for this year's 4th of July celebration in Thomaston. Tuesday's events start early with a pancake breakfast at the Masonic Hall, a craft tent, a pet show, parade, chicken barbecue, food and vendor booths, games for kids, free bouncy houses, musical entertainment and fireworks. Many activities are behind the business block.

The full schedule for the day follows:

7 a.m. –  Pancake Breakfast

Breakfast will be served in the Masonic Temple located on Main Street in Thomaston.

7 to 8 a.m. – Kids One-Mile Fun Race & 5K Firecracker Race Signup

Sign up for the races will be on Beechwood Street by Route 1, in front of the old Water Dog/Billy’s Tavern. Free fun run entry for kids age 12 and under and T-shirt prizes. 5K Firecracker Race entry fees. Preregister online at

8 a.m. – One-Mile Fun Race Starts

Fun Race will begin on Beechwood Street.

8:30 a.m. – 5K Firecracker Race Starts

Starts on Beechwood Street.

8:30 a.m. – Parade Staging

Staging area for the parade will be on Dwight Street by the town cemetery. The theme is "A Pet-riotic 4th!”

9 a.m. – Craft Tent Opens

Craft Tent open until 4 p.m. and behind the Masonic Temple Building.

9:15 a.m. – Pet Show

Naomi Howe returns to run the Pet Show, held behind the Thomaston Business Block, in front of Lura Libby School. Loyal Biscuit sponsors the show prizes — special treat/goodie bags for pets. Special appearance this year by the parade grand marshal, Chubbs!

11 a.m. – 4th of July Parade

The parade will head out Erin Street, where it will enter Main Street and move south through the town center. It will disband at Booker Street.

Noon (after the parade) – Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony with local elected dignitaries, singing of the national anthem, introduction of Grand Marshal and Mr. and Ms. 4th of July, announcing of parade prize winners.

Noon – Booths Open

All booths open — large variety of food, face painting, souvenirs, drinks and lots more right up until the fireworks.

Noon – Chicken Barbecue

Chicken Barbecue will be located behind the business block until sold out. All proceeds support 4th of July festivities.

Noon – Bouncy Houses

Two bouncy houses, Free for children – the train for younger children and a big bouncy house for the older children. Fun for all from after the parade until 8 p.m. All donations go to the 4th of July festivities.

12:30 to 3:30  p.m. – Blind Albert Band

The Blind Albert Band playsf rock and blues.

1 p.m. – Hot Dog Eating Contest

Giant Hot Dog Eating Contest sponsored by Bob's Big Dawgs.

1 p.m. – Cod Adams Memorial Horseshoe Tournament

Horseshoe Tournament will be behind the business block on Lura Libby School field.

5 to 8 p.m. – MLC

Local classic rockers play, leading up to the fireworks finale.

9:15 p.m. – Fireworks

In the event of rain or fog, the fireworks will be rescheduled to July 5.

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