L.L.Bean’s Hometown Celebration – Save the Date

This July, in honor of our 100th anniversary, we’re adding a special series of events to our annual Summer in the Park calendar – the L.L.Bean Hometown Celebration on Main Street in Freeport, Maine! Save the dates July 4-7 and join us for free concerts, our first ever street festival, the 35th Annual L.L.Bean Fourth of July 10K Road Race and Family Fun Run, and more special events and activities for your whole family.


See the list below for additional details – and be sure to mark your calendars. We can’t wait to celebrate our 100th anniversary with you.


Wednesday, July 4

–      35th Annual L.L.Bean 10K Road Race and Family Fun Run
–      Freeport Fourth of July parade, featuring the L.L.Bean Bootmobile
–      Free concert, featuring country artist Jo Dee Messina in Discovery Park



Thursday, July 5

–      Free Outdoor Discovery Schools activities, including kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding
–      Visits from retired Red Sox player Rico Petrocelli, Wally the Green Monster and the World Series trophies
–      Muddy Bean Boots ice cream sampling, a special flavor created by Gifford’s in celebration of L.L.Bean’s 100th anniversary



Friday, July 6

–      Outdoor games, with world champion Seth Wescott
–      Appearances by notable Maine authors
–      Farmer’s Market, with kid-friendly arts and crafts
–      Free concerts by regional artists



Saturday, July 7

–      All-day street festival, with Maine crafts, food and live entertainment
–      Free outdoor concert featuring headliner Chris Isaak
–      Watch our spectacular fireworks display



More information will be coming your way shortly. In the meantime, tell us which event has you the most excited. Share with us, and we’ll donate to our Million Moment Mission – and remember, every participant in our Hometown Celebration also counts towards $1 to the National Park Foundation.


  1. sue merrill | June 27, 2012 | 5:35 pm

    are there fireworks on the 4th and the 7th or just the 7th?

    • Sara | L.L.Bean | June 28, 2012 | 10:23 am

      Hi Sue, the fireworks will be on Saturday, July 7th.

  2. Janet | July 2, 2012 | 4:35 pm

    We’re excited about all of the events…parade on the 4th, family fun on Saturday! What time is the Dan Zanes concert? and, what is the rule on chairs for Zanes and Isaak?

    • Sara | L.L.Bean | July 3, 2012 | 2:17 pm

      Hi Janet, Chairs can be set up for the Chris Isaak concert at the Discovery Park stage beginning midnight on Friday (e.g., 12:01am on Saturday). Dan Zanes will take the Puffin Park stage at 1:15pm on Saturday. We look forward to seeing you there!

  3. John | July 6, 2012 | 6:38 am

    What time is Chris Isaak and is there an o9pening act?

    • Nathaniel | L.L.Bean | July 6, 2012 | 2:23 pm

      Hi, John. Chris Isaak takes the stage at 7:30p on Saturday evening. He doesn’t have an opening act. We hope you can make it!

  4. Christine Campbell | July 7, 2012 | 4:59 pm

    Where do the fireworks set off from? Just wondering how far we can see them from…maybe Grittys?

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