The Big Parade
Theme this year is, "For the Love of Lobster" a tribute to the delicious LOBSTER!
Watch the whole 2016 parade ONLINE
Wonder what the most popular event at the Maine Lobster Festival is? Look no further than The Big Parade!
For many years, the parade has drawn the largest crowd of the week, and often proves to be among the longer of the parades in Maine during the year. Each year, the town of Rockland closes Rockland Main Street to traffic as local community members and visitors alike gather to watch parade participants march or drive by.
The Big Parade will take place 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016.
Want to participate?
In addition to floats, it also features the grand marshal, the newly crowned Maine Sea Goddess, the Sea Princesses and their escorts, King Neptune and his court, and a variety of bands, marching units, drill teams and more. The Maine Lobster Festival Committee is excited to see the Lobster Art that participants come up with this year.
There is no fee for participating in the Big Parade.
The festival parade has for many years drawn the largest crowd of the weekend and often proves to be among the longer parades in Maine during the year. Grand marshals for festival parades have ranged from local, long-time workers for the event to people prominent in state and national politics.