14 sweet pics of #PortlandMaine celebrating Independence Day

So I finally jumped on the Instagram wagon and instantly realized how awesome the site is, especially since it was Independence Day weekend.

My “feed” was loaded with awesome pictures of people rocking out, grills loaded with food, and fireworks exploding.

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While I wasn’t able to make it to Portland’s¬†fireworks celebration on Saturday night- I was able to search through Instagram, as well as Twitter and Facebook, to pick out my favorite pictures from the weekend.

Enjoy:

"America!!" (via meggggy12)

“America!!” (via meggggy12)

The view of the fireworks from Fort Gorges in Casco Bay.(via coreytempleton)

The view of the fireworks from Fort Gorges in Casco Bay.(via coreytempleton)

Let freedom ring.(via 15JMHeffren)

Let freedom ring.(via JMHeffren)

This is what freedom is (supposed) to be all about. (via peek_a_boo_tattoo)

This is what freedom is (supposed) to be all about. (via peek_a_boo_tattoo)

The view of fireworks from Bug Light in South Portland. (via benjaminmwilliamson)

The view of fireworks from Bug Light in South Portland. (via benjaminmwilliamson)

"Excuse me, there's a giant BUG in your pasta." (via unstructuredme)

“Excuse me, there’s a giant BUG in your pasta.” (via unstructuredme)

In most parts of the country you can legally only burn one of these items- think about it. (via mainetrees)

In most parts of the country you can only burn one of these items legally- think about it. (via mainetrees)

This woman is a rock star, she's been braving the Old Port crowds for years selling her flowers. Power to you flower lady! (via sammnappi)

This woman is a rock star and a local celebrity, she’s been braving the Old Port crowds for years selling her flowers. Power to you flower lady! (via sammnappi)

Everyone should get to go to a cookout like this on the Fourth. (via cmskerritt)

Everyone should get to go to a cookout like this on the Fourth. (via cmskerritt)

Community togetherness at its finest. (via jesslhowell)

Community togetherness at its finest. (via jesslhowell)

Post fireworks celebrating. (via colleenpw)

Late-night revelry. (via colleenpw)

Another great shot of Bug Light. (via lovesammphotography)

Another great shot of Bug Light. (via lovesammphotography)

This engineer for the Narrow Gauge Railroad is just pure awesome. (via themainesituation)

This engineer for the Narrow Gauge Railroad is just pure awesome. (via themainesituation)

Here's a woman doing her best impression of the Brits after the Battle of Yorktown. (via mejme)

Here’s a woman doing her best impression of the Brits after the Battle of Yorktown. (via mejme)

Have a great summer folks!

 

Chris Shorr

About Chris Shorr

Chris is a lifelong Portlander who works on a lobster boat, advocates for the marginalized and downtrodden, and occasionally ruffles feathers in City Hall and Augusta.