Avoid the crowds and opt for a quieter, old-timey, fresh air celebration on Deer Isle in Maine! Deer Isle keeps traditions alive during the 4th of July, but things change from year to year. For the exact times of events during this holiday, make sure to visit the Deer Isle Stonington Chamber of Commerce website.
Early Morning Fun Run
Start your day off with the Fun Run! Wake up early in your cozy room at Pilgrim’s Inn to register for the island’s walking and running events. Registration usually starts as early as 6:30 a.m., then the 10K Fun Run begins at 8:00 a.m. Challenge yourself to the run as you speed through the gorgeous scenery of Downeast Maine!
Deer Isle 4th Of July Parade
Every year, the Deer Isle 4th of July Parade travels through Main Street, starting very near to Pilgrim’s Inn! These festivities usually begin at 10:00 a.m. The best seat in the house is on our front lawn. Enjoy the parade comfortably just steps away from your accommodations! Not only is this event an annual tradition, it will feel like a blast from the past. While watching from the sidelines, you will be transported back in time with features such as classic cars, 1700s attire, and more. A new theme is chosen each year; local businesses, nonprofits, and community groups design creative floats to reflect their interpretation of the theme.
Lunch At Masonic Hall
After the parade, take your appetite to the Masonic Hall at noon for some buttery Maine lobster or other local classics on the menu!
Take A Break
After your delicious lunch, you’ll have some down time before other festivities begin. Relax on the Adirondack chairs by Mill Pond, take a nap in your cozy room at Pilgrim’s Inn, or go explore somewhere on the island! The innkeepers are always happy to offer suggestions. After you make your reservation, check your inbox for our Insider Guide to Deer Isle.
Enjoy A Delicious Dinner and Fireworks Over the Harbor
Head over to Stonington for a delicious dinner! This quaint fishing town has delicious seafood, and there is usually entertainment for the whole family. Pilgrim’s Inn owners Scott & Nicole favor the deck at Acadia House Provisions, for great food and drinks and the best view of the fireworks, over Stonington Harbor. Or take a walk up the hill from Main Street to Church Street or take a boat ride out into the water. You can always lounge on the pier, too!
4th of July in Deer Isle awaits! Book your stay at Pilgrim’s Inn today to experience one of our favorite holidays. Because we’re located right on Main Street, we’re in the best location to watch the Deer Isle 4th of July Parade and right in the center of all the other activities. Browse through our cozy accommodations, then book your stay. We fill up fast for this holiday, so book your stay today!