Looking for ideas on celebrating Patriot’s Day in Maine? You’re in luck! We love Patriot’s Day because the kids are out of school and the April weather is usually lovely.
Here’s how to make the most of your day:
Patriotic Ways of Celebrating Patriot’s Day in Maine:
- Watch April Morning
This 1988 film starring Tommy Lee Jones expertly captures the reason we celebrate Patriot’s Day: the Battle of Lexington, Massachusetts in 1775. It’s a great look at the history of that fateful day and an informative watch. You can see the battle see on Youtube here.
Since the kids are out of school, one of our best ideas for celebrating Patriot’s Day in Maine is actually to head out of state. It’s an easy three-hour drive from Augusta, Maine to Lexington, Massachusetts where there is a full program of historical fun in store. In fact, Lexington has events all weekend long, so it’s possible to make an entire vacation out of it.
- Have a Cookout
4th of July barbeques are a staple of American patriotism, so why not get started early on actual Patriot’s Day? Round up your friends and family, light up the grill, and enjoy a little prelude to the amazing summer to come.
Things To Do Just for Fun:
If you don’t mind making the drive to Portland, you should make plans to celebrate Patriot’s Day at the Portland Museum of Art. The museum currently offers free admission to children age 14 and under, but beginning Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 there will be free admission for anyone under 21.
- Head to the Beach
We have high hopes that Patriot’s Day in Maine will be beautiful this year. If it’s a nice day, why not take the pooch to the beach to enjoy the sunshine and burn off some energy? Before the tourists roll into town, many Maine beaches invite our four-legged family members to enjoy the surf and sand. Let Fido celebrate the “Dog Days” of spring by visiting one of these canine friendly beaches.