Each season Camden Maine has a number of festivals and events to celebrate our Maine Heritage and way of
life. From Arts and crafts, to antique shows, musical concerts,
antique and specialty transportation, house and garden tours…there is
something for everyone!
National Toboggan Championships.
Here in Camden we celebrate a unique tradition in Maine, and the only
official traditional wooden toboggan race in the country! Camden is
also home to the
focusing on global leadership and the U.S. role in world affairs.
March March 18th the
Camden Opera House
presents “Lunasa.” “One of the most hottest most electrifying bands in
Irish music today” according to Irish Echo and returning by popular
request. Join the local harvesters for a sweet taste on Maine Maple Sugar
Day, March 25th at the
Conway House and Museum.
See a demonstration of Maple Sugar making as done in the 1800s. Enjoy maple
treats, try your hand at taffy pulling, watch our blacksmith at work, and
enjoy warm hearthside treats.
April 5 - A Passion For
Peonies - Rockport Opera House, Rockport, ME
2:30 to 3:30 pm. Kenneth
Liberty grows100 different varieties of peonies and shares his knowledge
with local gardeners.
- Camden Cake Walk.
Third annual. Sponsored
by the Camden Historical Society.
Visit over a dozen inns, b&bs
and historical locations throughout the village and their homebaked
cake specialties from cheesecake to petit fours.
All proceeds go to Historical Society.
Stay with us and get tickets for FREE!
May 12 - Tea & Tulips.
Annual Mother's day event at
Botanical Gardens in Boothbay
Stroll through thousands of tulips and treat Mom to High Tea in the café.
May 19 - MerrySpring Gardens - Not your Garden Variety Plant Sale!
Hard to find annuals and perennials. Hardy roses. Perfect for New
May 26 - Spring Antique Auto and Aeroplane Show.
Owls Head Transportation Museum
. Pre 1922 autos and
planes on display. Vehicle
demonstrations, Model T rides too!
Fun for young and old!
May 28 to June 3
- Artists are invited to paint
"En Plein Air" at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens free!
June 3 Set the sail and
climb aboard! Choose either a
benefit sail aboard tall ship Isaac Evans out of nearby Rockland shipyard
or enjoy a full moon sail aboard Schooner Olad from Camden harbor. These
historic sailing ships are the perfect way to see the coastline or watch
the sunset! Let us help you
book your sail!
June 10 - Spring Ballet Performance at the Camden Opera House.
Our historic opera house welcomes the Atlantic Ballet Company for an
evening of dance.
June 16-17 - Father's Day
Antique Hot Rod and Aeroplane Show at the
Owls Head Transportation Museum.
Dad's are sure to love the hot rods of the 50's and the 70's cool cars!
Great show with something for all.
June 21 - The Art of Boat Building.
Tour famed Lyman Morse's "green facility" to see how modern
technology blends with classic boat building skills.
June 22-23 - Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge. One of the rare
opportunities to visit and climb the towers of many of Maine's coastal
lighthouses from Pemaquid Point to Castine, Special tour and package
available. Includes entry to
Maine Lighthouse Museum just down the road in Rockland.
June 23 - Summer Solstice
Street Fair. Welcome summer!
Rockland closes main street to traffic for music, special events,
street vendors and lots of fun!
June 29 - 30 Blithe
Spirit at the Camden Opera House.
Noel Coward's madcap comedy about a novelists dead wives whose
spirits collaborate to haunt the hapless lad!
A fun evening of theater.
June 30 - July 1 - Maine Home
and Design Show. More than 140
Maine craftsmen, home builders, landscaping and design artists from across
the state bring their fine home building skills and today's newest
technology together in this annual trade show.
Maine Home and Design
July 1 to 5
here in Camden! Four days of fun in the Mid-coast over the fourth of July
holiday period. Concerts, family events, firework sails, parades, and
two night of fireworks in the region!
July 6 The Great Camden &
Rockland Schooner Race. This
year marks the 36th anniversary of this race and the largest gathering of
tall ships. A sight to behold! Better still...be on board and participate.
July 7 -8 Fabulous 50's
Sensational 60's Car meet and Antique Aeropane Show at the
Owls Head Transportation Museum.
Two full days of fun for car and plane
enthusiasts of all ages!
July 13 Maine Windjammer
Parade. The entire windjammer
fleet participates in an afternoon Parade of Sail past the Rockland
Breakwater for amazing view of tall ships...great photo opportunity!
Better still, let us help you book a sail and you can be on board!
July 14-15 North Atlantic Blues Festival - More than 15 headliner blues
bands take the stage during this two day event.
Held at Harbor Park every year.
Great music and food.
Plus the annual pub crawl on Saturday!
July 15 - Annual Seabird Cruise.
Calling all "birders"!
This is a rare opportunity to tour nesting terns, Atlantic puffins and
other seabirds on Eastern Egg Rock.
Call us (1-800-388-6000) so we can book your tickets and your room !
July 19 Camden. 65th Annual
House and Garden Tour sponsored
by Camden Garden Club. Maine
gardens are known to be some of
the most spectacular...come and
see the show!
July 20 - 22 Camden
Opera House. BEATLES TRIBUTE
Concert. Back by popular
demand. Multimedia Beatles
show… rockin' the house!
July 21 - Annual Maine Lobster Ride and Roll.
Cycle part lighthouses and the rockbound coast...then enjoy a
lobster roll lunch. Fully supported ride with distance options 16, 30, 50
or 100 miles. (ask about our
July 21 - 22 Juried Harbor Arts
& Craft Show. Filling Camden's
harbor park, over 100 juried artisans display their wares and give
demonstrations of their crafts.
Open marketplace. The summer
show not to be missed.
August 1 - 5th annual
tons of steamed Maine lobsters served, a parade, US Navy ship tours, Maine
heritage, road races, kids events, pageantry and more. One of New England's
great summer festivals! Shuttle
August 4 -5 Wings and Wheels Spectacular and Areobatic Air Show.
Owls Head Transportation Museum.
This one has it all...from high wheeled
bicycles to classic cars and a high performance air show. Demonstrations,
model T rides. Be in the stands for the air show!
August 10 - 12 This year marks the 10th
Annual Maine Boats
and Harbors Boat Show
where tradition shapes innovation. Maine's only "in water" boats and home
Augusut 16 - 19 Penobscot Bay Rendezvous.
Maine's most exciting sail and powerboat regatta. Daily sailing
races. "Poker Run" and "Photo pursuit" for powerboats!
Lobster bakes, barbeques, music and fireworks too!
18 - 25 Union Fair's State of
Maine Wild Blueberry Festival.
Just 10 miles from the Inns at Blackberry Common.
This is a classic country fair - tractor pulls, sheep shearing ---
fireworks and everything blueberry! Schedule of events for each day!
August 25 - Now celebrating its' 35th year...the Annual New England Auto
Auction hosted at the
Owls Head Transportation Museum
. Over 200 antique, classic and
special interest vehicles go up for bid! Rain or shine! Your chance to own
a fabulous vehicle!
August 31 - Sept 2
Harbor. A celebration of
Maine's windjammer fleet. Enjoy the parade of sail welcoming tall ships,
book a 2 hour sail, tour a historic windjammer, enjoy great food, music and
fireworks over the harbor!
Labor Day Weekend
August 31 - Sept 2)
Sept 14 - 16
Tour the countryside around Camden and visit the artist's studios. Enjoy
demonstrations, weaving, pottery, jewelry, woodworking and more!. We've got
maps and a complete guide!
Sept 15 .. Maine Lighthouse
Day. A celebration of Maine's
coastal heritage (did you know there are 82 lighthouses dotting the coast
of Maine?). Most of the
midcoast area lighthouses are open to the public on this day ONLY!
We've got maps, routes and we'll even pack you a lobster lunch!
Sept 21, 22 & 23 - Common Ground Fair, Unity, Maine. If you’ve ever
been to the Fair, you know — and if you haven’t been, anyone who has will
tell you — it’s an event like no other, that brings together so many people
from so many walks of life, all in the spirit of celebrating the rural and
agricultural traditions of Maine.
Sept 27-30. Camden International Film Festival.
Now in its 8th year this amazing festival brings the best of the
independent films to different venues in Camden and Rockland.
Camden International Film Festival
Sept 29 VinFest 2012 Festival.
Enjoy the fruits of the harvest!
Winery tours. Music, food and even grape stomping!
Sept 29 -30 Fall Harbor Arts and Crafts Show.
Held at Camden's harbor park.
A perfect setting for this juried show of established and
enterprising artisans. Metal working, jewelry, oil and water colors,
pottery, weaving and wood
carving and much more!
October 1st and 2nd come enjoy our annual Camden Harbor Arts, Juried Arts,
and Crafts Show of the season featuring 100 plus artists and craftsmen
displaying and selling their wares in our harbor park and amphitheater
overlooking Camden Harbor.
October 6 & 7 enjoy the Foreign
Auto Festival at the
Vintage vehicles from around the world featuring Volkswagen. Fun for the
October 14, 21 and 28. Fall
Foliage Chairlift Rides! See
the spectacular fall colors from the Camden Snow Bowl chairlift!
Ride to the top...look out over Penobscot Bay and enjoy mother
nature's autumn show! Free
tickets when you stay at the Inns at Blackberry Common.
October 17 - 21 Camden hosts
Conference…Visionaries from around the world in in dialogue about science,
technology, and the future of ideas. An
eclectic mix of thought leaders and visionaries will convene in Camden,
Maine for the 16th annual gathering.
October 27 -28
Great Fall Auction and Flea Market at the
Nov 24 - Festival of Lights…
The holiday season opens in nearby Rockland!
Lobster trap tree lighting, Festival parade, Santa arrives by Coast
Guard escort to the harbor.
Shops open late, music and street food!
Nov 30 - Dec 2 Camden's 26th
Annual Christmas by the Sea Festival.
A weekend of shopping, celebrating, music, a parade with Santa,
horse-drawn wagon rides, the “Nutcracker,” fireworks…and a “Walk through
December 1 & 2 Camden’s 26th Annual
Christmas by the Sea.(see Nov 30).