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2018 Schedule

August 4, 2018

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.

  • South Elementary School (formerly Rockland District Middle School)

Check days for detailed schedule:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 1: Bus starts at noon and ends at 10 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 2, and Friday, Aug. 3: Bus starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 4: Limited service 9 a.m. to noon. Full service starts after parade (noon) and ends at 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 5: Bus starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m.

Bus arrives at each location approximately every 20 minutes.

All Day

Happy 228th Birthday To The U.S. Coast Guard!

Other

Happy 228th Birthday To The U.S. Coast Guard! To recognize active duty Coast Guard members on this special day, we would like to offer FREE admission to their dependents today. Thank you for your service to our city and our country.

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

Pancake Breakfast - Main Eating Tent

Food

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.

10:00 a.m.

The Big Parade, Rockland Main Street

Entertainment

“Kids, Laughter & Lobster” 

Parade: Jen Chapman - 1-800-576-7512
parade@mainelobsterfestival.com
Parade Application Form(PDF)

11:00 a.m.

Lobster Serving Begins

Food

Visit our Food Tent for our famous steamed lobster dinners, shore dinners, lobster bisque, lobster mac-n-cheese and fried seafood offerings and our Lobster Café for lobster rolls, lobster wraps, and lobster caesar salad. 

All Food Vendors open at 11 am

12:30 p.m.

"The Band" Marching Unit Demonstration

Entertainment

Maine Stage

12:30 p.m.

Maine Cabin Masters

Entertainment

North Entertainment Tent

 

Meet the DYI Network Stars and wicked cool Mainah’s and ask them the tough questions like “can you actually get there from here?”

1:00 p.m.

New England Patriots Cheerleaders Photo Op & Autographs

Other

New England Patriots Cheerleaders Photo Op & Autographs. Maine Stage.

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Monday Night Jazz Orchestra

Entertainment

Maine Stage

A big band is hitting the big stage with a variety of Latin, jazz, funk, and blues.

3:00 p.m.

Mad Science - Fire and Ice Show

Entertainment

North Entertainment Tent

Join us for scientific fun with fire and ice! Kids will explore and learn about the amazing properties of fire and combustion. Witness the “Swoosh, Whoosh, Aaah” experiment along with the “Big Burp”, the “Sizzling Scissors” and the famous “Mad Science Shower”. Mad Science provides live, interactive and compelling educational experiences that make learning a blast!

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Ukes Rock

Entertainment

Maine Stage

A popular local ukulele group.

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

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

Last chance to pre-register for the 10K Road Race and 5K Run/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. - 7:30 p.m.

Steelin’ Thunder

Entertainment

Maine Stage

Don’t miss Midcoast Maine’s steel drum sensations – Hawaiian shirts strongly encouraged.

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations

Entertainment

Maine Stage

A Powerful mix of Motown and Memphis soul guaranteed to bring down the house.