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2017 Attractions & Events

My husband and I have been guests of the Country Inn in Rockport on six or seven different occasions. We have never been disappointed. The staff goes “above and beyond” to insure your stay is pleasant. There is a very homey atmosphere and we love the buffet breakfast, tea time, and late afternoon cookie. The rooms are comfortable, nicely furnished, and having a sitting area to watch TV or read reduces the usual “closed-in”feeling prevalent in many hotel/motels. It is also well-located with any easy drive to Camden, a nearby supermarket, and access to many locations, both north and south. We have gotten to know some of the long-time staff, which we find a great asset. We look forward to returning to the Country Inn again. June 4, 2010

For more 2017 area events and activities please visit the
Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce
maine.info festivals page

Camden Winterfest – Camden
February 4th – 12th
A weeklong celebration of winter beginning with ice carving and snow sculpting and culminating with the US National Toboggan Championships, fireworks, a snowplow parade, concert and dance, all with a festive Maine Mardi Gras theme. FMI and to see a detailed schedule of events, visit: camdenwinterfest.com.


2017 Toboggan Nationals
February 10th – 12th
Camden is the site of nine days of festivities, Feb. 4-12, kicking off with Winterfest in downtown and culminating at the Snow Bowl with thrilling outdoors racing down the town’s famous, and the country’s only, 400-foot-long wooden toboggan chute, with sleds running out onto icy Hosmer Pond. Teams of 2, 3 and 4 vying for coveted trophies begin registering Nov. 16 at camdensnowbowl.com. It’s Maine’s Mardi Gras, so bring your beads and a warm costume and join the fun!


Thomaston Fourth of July Parade and Daily Events ~ Downtown – Thomaston
July 4
Join Thomaston for its annual 4th of July Parade.  Known as one of the best in the state, if you are in town this parade is a must see.


July Maine Windjammer Parade ~ Harbor Park – Rockland
July 14th, 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 15th & 16th
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
July 20st
In 2016, the Garden Club will present the 68th 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 info@camdengardenclub.com.


July HARBOR ARTS Arts and Crafts Show ~ Camden
July 18th & 19th 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
July 23th
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 2nd – 6th
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 11th – 13th
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 ~ Camden Harbor – Camden
September 1st – September 3rd
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/October HARBOR ARTS – Arts and Crafts Show ~ Camden
September 30th & October 1st 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 .


October PopTech – Camden
October 19th – October 21st
21st Annual Pop Tech is a gathering of some of the smartest people in the world enlightening you on how they got there and how you can be more successful. Guest speakers in the past have been CEO’s of major companies, grammy award winners, writers, therapist, scientist, photographers, entrepreneurs, etc.


October Fright at the Fort – Fort Knox – Prospect, Maine
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Visitors are led through the dark passageways of Fort Knox where indescribable things lurk in the shadows, creating screams of fright.
MAINE’S SCARIEST HAUNTED “HOUSE” – DOWNEAST MAGAZINE.. . “EASILY THE BEST HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE IN THE STATE” Bangor Daily News .Attendees will need to climb up and down some stairs at this event.