L.L.Bean Celebrates 100 Years of Outdoor Discovery with 100th Anniversary Hometown Celebration July 4-7 in Freeport, ME

Festivities Include Free Performances by Jo Dee Messina & Chris Isaak and Four Days of Fun in the Outdoors

Jun 28, 2012, 08:00 ET from L.L.Bean

FREEPORT, Maine, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Excitement is mounting for the L.L.Bean 100th Anniversary Hometown Celebration coming to Freeport, ME July 4th –7th. The four-day event will include a traditional 4th of July parade featuring the 20-foot long L.L.Bean Bootmobile, free daily concerts in L.L.Bean's Discovery Park, free Outdoor Discovery Schools activities, the opportunity to play outdoor games with Snowboard Cross World Champion and Maine native Seth Wescott, and much more. The festivities will culminate with the most spectacular fireworks display ever seen in the state of Maine.

For a full list of activities, as well as more information regarding L.L.Bean's 100th Anniversary initiatives, visit www.llbean.com/100thcelebration.

WHAT: L.L.Bean 100th Anniversary Hometown Anniversary Celebration

WHEN: Wednesday, July 4Saturday July 7, 2012

  • Wednesday, July 4th
    • 35th Annual L.L.Bean 10K Road Race and Family Fun Run/Walk (7:30 a.m. & 9:15 a.m.)
    • Freeport 4th of July Parade, featuring the L.L.Bean Bootmobile and L.L.Bean employees marching in Bean Boots (10 a.m.)
    • Free concert featuring country artist Jo Dee Messina in Discovery Park (7:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday, July 5th
    • Free Outdoor Discovery School activities, including kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding (10 a.m.4 p.m.)
    • Visits from retired Red Sox player Rico Petrocelli, Wally the Green Monster and the World Series trophies (11 a.m.1 p.m.)
    • Free Muddy Bean Boots ice cream sampling, a special flavor created by Gifford's in celebration of L.L.Bean's 100th Anniversary (11 a.m.1 p.m.)
  • Friday, July 6th
    • Outdoor games with Snowboard Cross World Champion and Maine native Seth Wescott and Healthy Hometowns (10 a.m.4 p.m.)
    • Farmer's Market with kid-friendly arts and crafts (noon – 5 p.m.)
    • Free concerts by regional artists (2 p.m.9:15 p.m.)
  • Saturday, July 7th
    • Made in Maine: Main Street Crafts Fair (10 a.m.5 p.m.)
    • Kids music and entertainment including performances by Dan Zanes (11 a.m.5 p.m.)
    • Free outdoor concert featuring headliner Chris Isaak (7:30 p.m.)
    • A spectacular fireworks display (approximately 9:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Main Street
              Freeport, ME