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August 5, 2017



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.

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast - Main Eating Tent


All-the-pancakes-you-can-eat breakfast in the Food Tent featuring blueberry pancakes, juice, coffee and milk. Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for children; offered through Sunday.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

70th Annual Maine Lobster Festival Opens for the day


Admission $8.00 adults 12 and older

Admission $2.00 children aged 5 to 12

Admission – Free -children under the age of 5


10:00 a.m.

The Big Parade, Rockland Main Street


 “The 70th Anniversary of The Maine Lobster Festival”

Grand Marshal:  Lois Stackpole Alley

Parade: Jen Chapman - 1-800-576-7512
Parade Application Form(PDF)

2:30 p.m.

MOJO (Monday Night Jazz Orchestra), Main Stage


Enjoy our own premier community jazz orchestra of the Midcoast area as they perform a variety of musical styles – traditional Big Band, Latin, funk, blues. Vocal numbers are also included.

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Jonesville - North Entertainment Tent


Popular local duo-performing classic hits.

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Pre-registration for the 10K Road Race and 5K Walk - Main Stage Area

Last chance to pre-register for the 10K Road Race and 5K Walk. If you've already registered online, you can pick up your packet at this time so you can head straight to the start line in the morning. Come to the tent at the bottom of the hill inside the Main Gate.

6:00 p.m.

Steelin’ Thunder, North Entertainment Tent


Everyone’s favorite Local steel drum group returns to the Maine Lobster Festival.

7:30 p.m.

The Outlaws, Main Stage


General admission seating tickets available $25.00 which includes park admission.

Best known for “Green Grass and High Tides forever,” and “There goes another Love Song,” The Outlaws are often credited as among the founders of Southern Rock, and they have maintained very successful touring and recording careers for 40 years.