Now you have another reason to head to Rockland!

Next month, the Maine Lobster Festival will celebrate its 77th year in Rockland, and the party just got kicked up a notch.

This year's Maine Lobster Festival is back, and will be bigger and better than ever with FREE admission, a new beer tent, fireworks, a two-day Steins & Vines tasting event, an expanded children's tent, and tons of new fun activities for the everyone.

Maine's Top 7 American Idol contestant, Julia Gagnon, is set to take the stage on Sunday, August 4th, at 3pm.

Julia's "Here In Maine" Homecoming Tour will hit several spots throughout the state in the next couple of months:

June 30th-Merrill Auditorium-Portland, Maine
July 5th-Liberty Festival-Lewiston, Maine
July 12th-Union Fair Wild Blueberry Festival-Union, Maine
July 13th-Moxie Festival-Lisbon, Maine
July 17th-Twin Brooks-Cumberland, Maine
July 19th-Clam Festival-Yarmouth, Maine
July 20th-Clam Festival-Yarmouth, Maine
July 21st-Claws & Country Festival-Brunswick, Maine
July 26th-Johnson Hall-Gardiner, Maine
July 27h=Johnson Hall-Gardnier, Maine
August 3rd-The Grand-Ellsworth, Maine
August 4th-Maine Lobster Festival-Rockland, Maine
August 6th-Monmouth Theater-Monmouth, Maine
Augsut 14th-Lantern Festival-South Berwick, Maine

Five days of feasting and fun on the fabulous coast of Maine is on the way. Enjoy fresh Maine lobster from July 31st-August 4th, in beautiful, Rockland.

The festival site, located at Rockland’s Harbor Park, is easy to find on Main Street. There is free parking available at South Elementary School Oceanside High School. A free shuttle bus will take you downtown to the Festival. The buses will run every 30 minutes.

There are so many things to do, eat and see…including:

  • Food
  • Seafood Cooking Contest
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Entertainment
  • Steins and Vines
  • Children’s Events
  • The Great International Lobster Crate Race
  • The Big Parade
  • Maine Sea Goddess Coronation
  • Road Race, Fun Run and Walk

Be sure to put the 77th Maine Lobster Fetival, and Julia Gagnon on your summer bucket list!

For more info, check out their website

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