One of the best things about New England and Maine is summer. There are so many events and festivals that it can be hard to choose. One thing is for sure though, if you are coming to midcoast Maine from out of town, be sure to take in at least one local event, and RESERVE your lodging early! There are far more visitors in the summer than there are nice places to stay. Check back again as I get word on more midcoast Maine summer events: some of my favorites include Bath's Heritage Days, and Rockland's Maine Lobster Festival. For more events all over Maine visit the Maine Office of Tourism.
18th Annual Lobster Boat Races- June 16, 2007
Windjammer Days, Boothbay Harbor - June 26-27, 2007
45th Annual Windjammer Days. Fully rigged windjammers saining into the Harbor.
Bath Heritage Days, Bath - June 29 - July 4, 2007
Barbeque, shipbuilders triathlon, carnival, and fireworks over the Kennebec River.
2007 North Atlantic Blues Festival - July 14-1, 2007 Rockland
The Acclaimed Blues Festival features over 15 blues artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Maine Lobster Festival, Rockland - August 1-5, 2007
We just happened upon this festival about a decade ago, and it's something worth returning to. Eat lobster, enjoy a parade, even see the Maine Sea Goddess crowned - all overlooking beautiful Penobscot Bay.
3rd Annual Blueberry Festival, Boothbay Harbor - August 18, 2007 - 8 am to noon
St. Columba's Episcopal Church
32 Emery Lane Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
What speaks of Maine more than blueberries? Blueberries every way at the 3rd annual festival.