- Associated Press - Saturday, July 4, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Portland, Maine, is holding its “Stars and Stripes Spectacular” at Eastern Promenade Park.

The event takes place on Saturday in celebration of Independence Day. The Patriotic Pops concert will begin at 7:40 p.m. and run until a fireworks display that begins at 9:20 p.m.

Vendors will be open on the promenade starting around noon. The Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums Corps will perform a concert in front of City Hall at 5:30 p.m. and then march up Congress Street to the promenade.

Organizers estimate that 50,000 people will attend the event.

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