July Maine Windjammer Parade ~ Harbor Park – Rockland
July 13th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Rockland Breakwater. The entire windjammer fleet participates in an afternoon Parade of Sail past the mile-long Rockland Breakwater, providing spectators with stunning, close-up views of Maine’s fleet of tall ships. Festivities also include tours of the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. 800-807-9463 ; Visit www.sailmainecoast.com
July North Atlantic Blues Festival ~ Harbor Park – Rockland
July 14th & 15th
The acclaimed Blues Festival features over 15 Blues artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad. In downtown Rockland on Saturday night there will be a Blues “Club Crawl” with more than fifteen clubs featuring Blues bands. Blues Festival Hotline: 207-593-1189 . Children 5 & under free. For advance tickets to the Blues Festival, call 207-593-1189 or visit www.northatlanticbluesfestival.com.
July Camden Garden Tour ~ Camden
In 2012, the Garden Club will present the 64th Annual House and Garden Tour from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., rain or shine. Enjoy a day visiting lovely homes and/or gardens on one of Maine’s oldest and most famous summer tours. Unique views, waterfront properties, and in-town jewels make this tour a must for residents and visitors alike! For more information, call 207 236 8690 or email email@example.com.
July HARBORARTS – Arts and Crafts Show ~ Camden
July 21st & 22nd 9am-5pm
Over 100 fine art and fine handcraft artists display and sell their work in scenic Camden, Maine for the Annual HarborArts Arts and Crafts Shows. This event takes place in Harbor Park which is steps from Camden’s harbor, shopping and restaurants. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. For information call
(207) 236-4404 .
July Maine Lobster Ride and Roll ~ Rockland
12th Annual Maine Lobster Ride & Roll. Rockland District High School, 400 Broadway, Rockland. Cycle on beautiful country roads, past lighthouses and the rockbound coast, then dine on a lobster roll lunch. (Tuna or veggie available.) This ride includes options of 16, 30, 50, or 100 miles. Save money by preregistering. The event supports the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. 207-623-4511 ; www.bikemaine.org.
August Maine Lobster Festival ~ Harbor Park – Rockland
August 1st – 5th
The Maine Lobster Festival is one of New England’s great summer events. Tons of steamed Maine lobsters, waterfront activities, maritime displays, Maine arts, naval vessels, harbor cruises, entertainment and a parade. For more information call (207) 596-0376 or (800) LOB-CLAW .
August Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show ~ Rockland
August 10th – 12th
The Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show at Harbor Park and Buoy Park features boats in the water and on land, marine wares, the arts, and delicious food. Showcases Maine’s top-notch boat builders, craftsmen and architects presenting all the essential elements for life on the coast. Hands-on demonstrations, historical exhibits, live music, children’s activities and the Annual World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials. For info phone (207) 236-8622 or (800) 565-4951.
September Camden Windjammer Festival ~ Harbor Park – Camden
August 31st – September 2nd
Join us Labor Day weekend for a celebration of Camden’s maritime heritage and living traditions. When it comes to a community party, the crews, captains, craftspeople, business owners, residents, neighbors, and visitors really know how to have a family-friendly time in one of the world’s prettiest harbors. 207-236-4404 or visit www.visitcamden.com.
September HARBORARTS – Arts and Crafts Show ~ Camden
September 29th 9am-5pm
September 30th 9am – 4pm
Over 100 fine art and fine handcraft artists display and sell their work in scenic Camden, Maine for the Annual HarborArts Arts and Crafts Shows. This event takes place in Harbor Park which is steps from Camden’s harbor, shopping and restaurants. For more information call (207) 236-4404.