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Schedule

August 2, 2017

Time

Event

All Day

Art Show at Main Street branch of Camden National Bank

Art Show at Main Street branch of Camden National Bank (300 Main Street).

All Day

Free Shuttle Bus

The festival provides free shuttle services to and from the festival grounds from the following locations. A bus arrives at each location approximately every 30 minutes.

  • Oceanside High School (formerly Rockland District High School)
  • South Elementary School (formerly Rockland District Middle School)

Check days for detailed schedule:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 2: Bus starts at noon and ends at 10 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 3, and Friday, Aug. 4: Bus starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 5: Bus starts after parade (usually around noon) and ends at 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 6: Bus starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m.

Bus arrives at each location approximately every 30 minutes.

12:00 p.m.

OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY

Other

Official ribbon cutting ceremony at the Main Gate followed immediately by the arrival of King Neptune and his court, along with Adrianna Elaine Ames, the 2016 Maine Sea Goddess, arrive on the main dock from the briny deep to raise the flag and officially open the 2017 Maine Lobster Festival. Opening ceremonies will take place next to the flagpole by the Harbor Master’s building.

Then, King Neptune and his court, along with Adrianna Elaine Ames, the 2016 Maine Sea Goddess, arrive on the main dock from the briny deep to raise the flag and officially open the 2017 Maine Lobster Festival. Opening ceremonies will take place next to the flagpole by the Harbor Master’s building.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Coronation Rehearsal - Main Stage

Entertainment

12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

70th Annual Maine Lobster Festival Opens for the day

Other

Festival officially opens, along with exhibition tents, booths, vendors, carnival rides and games.

Special Gate admission – 70th Anniversary WEDNESDAY ONLY
Admission $1.00 adults 12 and older
Admission – Free -children under the age of 12

Smokey’s Greater Shows - OLD FASHIONED DOLLAR DAY – RIDE TICKETS $1.00 EACH all Day!!

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mad Scientist Hands-On Booth - North Entertainment Tent

Children

A fun hands-on learning experience for kids.

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Midcoast Music Academy Showcase - North Entertainment Tent

Entertainment

Students and faculty from The Midcoast Music Academy perform in various ensembles.

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The 70th Maine Sea Goddess Coronation - Main Stage

Entertainment

Come see the coronation of the 70th Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess! Festivities begin at 8 p.m. with music and the introduction of the Sea Princesses. The winner receives a cash prize and the title of The Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess with a lovely crown. She reigns at many events throughout the year, culminating with the start of the 2018 Lobster Festival. Also crowned is the Crown Princess and Miss Congeniality.