PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- For the third year in a row, corporate sponsors will keep Portland's fourth of July festivities an ongoing tradition.
Representatives from The Portland Press Herald, Quirk Chevrolet, Wright Express, and the Maine Red Claws met to talk about this year's plans.
Portland Symphony Orchestra director, Robert Moody, says this year they're adding something to the annual concert, the Magic of Christmas Chorus to sing some patriotic medleys.
One other big change this year, the fireworks will be shot off from a barge in the ocean. Taking the explosives off land will hopefully make things safer, and also clear up more space for people to gather even earlier in the day.
The goal is to keep the Stars and Stripes Spectacular going for years to come, with a non-profit fund set up for it. They're always looking for sponsors; for more information, click here.