ROAD TRIP ALERT: The Maine Lobster Festival Is Back
After a year off, thanks to that pesky COVID, The Maine Lobster Festival will celebrate its 75th year in Rockland!
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.
Enjoy five days of feasting and fun on the fabulous coast of Maine. Enjoy fresh Maine lobster from August 3rd-August 7th in beautiful, Rockland.
What started as an idea for a local marine festival to revive Midcoast Maine communities, has turned into an internationally-recognized celebration of local seafood. The Maine Lobster Festival attracts visitors from all over the world.
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:
- Seafood Cooking Contest
- Arts and Crafts
- 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
The Maine Lobster Festival started way back in 1947, when a group of citizens and summer folk, had a discussion about how to have summer events in the Camden/Rockland area like they did prior to the years during the second world war. Ever since then, the festival has been held every year on the first weekend in August, and it is back and bigger than ever, so put it on your list of things to do this summer!