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2016 Summer Festivals
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Be it Lobster, Blues, Boats or Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors, Rockland has a festival for locals and visitors alike. We are proud to host several events that are as different as they can be.

Help us welcome the summer season at the Summer Solstice celebration in June. July is kicked off with the North Atlantic Blues Festival, two days of Grammy Award winning blues music on the harbor. Rockland now boasts it's own Blues Marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail.

The end of July becomes all things lobster with the 5 day Maine Lobster Festival, for over 65 years we have been celebrating lobster in Rockland. The Lobster Festival brings 75,000 people to Rockland, involves 1,000 volunteers and 20,000 pounds of lobster, great music, entertainment, and tents featuring children's activities, marine life and the arts.

August brings the Maine Boats Homes & Harbors Show featuring beautiful boats and the skilled craftsmen that make them. Our harbor is filled with crafted boats and the park with home goods and hand crafted items.

Summer Solstice 2016: Midcoast's Best Summer Street Party

A celebration of the Summer Solstice and a kick-off to the summer season will take place from 4–7 PM on Main Street in Rockland. This annual event offers fun for the whole family.  Main Street will be closed to traffic for the evening and there will be live music, entertainment, street dancing, food and special events.

NEW THIS YEAR is the Summer Solstice After Hours Dock Party, from 6:30-10:00 PM. This Adults-Only event will feature music and a cash bar at Journey’s End Marina, on the waterfront at the end of Tillson Avenue.

Blues Festival Info

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

Friendship Sloop Days

Friendship Sloop Days takes place in Rockland every summer. Each year, sloops of the Friendship design (and their sailors) gather from all over the East Coast to celebrate and commemorate the unique design style.

In this celebration, sloops compete in a race on the first two days of the event. On the final day, these sloops line up for the Friendship parade off the Rockland Breakwater. Visitors can stand on the breakwater that extends for a mile out into the sea, and get amazing access to the event action as well as breathtaking photographs. .

Lobster Festival Info
Rockland is pleased to host the world famous "original lobster festival" It is one of New England's great summer events. Tons of steamed Maine lobsters served along with pageantry, waterfront activities, maritime displays and demonstrations, Maine arts and crafts, visits to Navy and Coast Guard ships, harbor cruises, contests, lots of wonderful entertainment, a giant parade, international lobster crate race, children's activities and much more. Call 800-LOB-CLAW
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show Info

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show  will feature boats in the water, boats on land, marine gear vendors, fine furniture and home wares, the arts, architecture, and delicious food. This event is Maine’s only in-the-water boat show, and it is also the only show to feature dozens of Maine's most talented furniture makers, architects, and builders combined on one spectacular waterfront site. These craftsmen present all the essential components for living the good life on the coast of Maine. There will be hands-on demonstrations, live music, a marine activities area, exhibits, the 4thannual Zucchini Boat Regatta and, of course, the ever-popular World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials on Sunday (only pre-entered dogs may compete, see maineboats.com for entry information). This show is a must for everyone who enjoys life on the Maine coast. See website for admission information. Gates open at 10am daily. Please leave all pets at home; they will not be allowed on show grounds. The Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show is produced by the internationally acclaimed Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine, now in its twenty-third year.

Window Graphic artist, Elizabeth McKinney

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