Next July, the Maine Lobster Festival will celebrate its 77th year in Rockland!

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As we finish up 2023 this week, it's never too early to start dreaming, and planning some summer activities, right here in the State of Maine. And trust me, there are worse things than spending a day or two in Rockland, because it is absolutely gorgeous there.

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 July 31st-August 4th, 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:

  • 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

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!

For more info, check out their website

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