Boothbay Harbor and the Mid-Coast of Maine offers a variety of options for you to experience everything from small fishing village traditions & historical boating culture to gourmet food events.  Our favorite local events and festivals are listed below, so plan these in your itinerary as  you won’t want to miss any on  your next trip to Boothbay Harbor, Maine.


Schooner Gam (Camden) —Kick off the summer season with a windjammer gathering of the entire fleet! Relive the age of sail during this quiet rendezvous of more than a dozen 19th-century-style sailing ships.

Windjammer Days & Pirate Rendevous


4th of July –spectacular fireworks display over the harbor.

Maine Windjammer ParadeThe entire windjammer fleet participates in an afternoon Parade of Sail past the mile-long Rockland Breakwater, stunning, close-up views of Maine’s fleet of tall ships.

Annual Auto Days – dozens of classic, vintage, antique, hot rods & muscle cars

The Midcoast Craft Beer Festival


Rockland Lobster Fest

Old Bristol Days —Located at the Old Fort Grounds at Colonial Pemaquid.

Annual fireworks display at Pemaquid Beach, Lobster Boat Races & parade.

Shipyard Cup – Super-yacht Regatta on the Coast of Maine


Pemaquid Oyster Fest

Boothbay Harbor Fest & Lobster Claw Down– September 1-10, 2017, 10-day celebration with local food, live music, and events


Fall Foliage Festival

Damariscotta PumpkinFest

Fall Foliage Report and map of Maine showing peak leaf colors.


Boothbay Festival of Lights

Gardens Aglow at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens – November – December. Amazing winter light display at The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens


Boothbay Harbor Lights Festival

For more information on the best Boothbay Harbor, Maine festivals and events, contact us directly or visit our Things to Do in Boothbay Harbor page.