FESTIVALS & EVENTS

April April 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9, 10th the Camden Civic Theater presents Shakespeare’s classic play: “Romeo and Juliet.”

May
May is bursting with opportunities in the Mid-Coast to treat Mom to something special! May 7th hosts the Camden Cake Walk will take place sponsored by the Camden Rockport Historical Society where you can visit 10 inns and sample cakes of all “walks.” May 7th also offers the Tea & Tulips Spring Tea hosted by Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. Enjoy spring with Mom and a cup of tea surrounded by thousands of tulips. A high tea with all the fixings! On the 8th, Bay Chamber Concerts will present Hector Del Curto’s Eternal Tango Quartet. Heralded by the New York Times, experience Tango at its finest as they create a rousing milonga. Later on the 21st of May, Bay Chamber Concerts will be hosting the 50th anniversary Camber Music Celebration; a favorite program culminating Brahms’ monumental piano quintet. And not to be missed…even He will like to go to the Ford/Chevy Meet and Antique Aeroplane  Show held at the Owls Head Transportation Museum on May 28 & 29. Ford and Chevrolet are the featured marques with vehicle demonstrations, Model T rides, bi-plane rides, family activities and more!

June
June 11 & 12 kicks off with Maine Home and Design Mid-Coast show sponsored by Maine Home and Design. Architects, builders, landscape designers, kitchen suppliers, artists, food purveyors…everyone you need to consult on your next building project here in the Mid-Coast. June 18 & 19 the Owls Head Transportation Museum will host the Hot Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars, and Antique Aeroplane show…from style and color of the 1950s to the raw power of the 70s with vehicle demonstrations, Model T rides, bi-plane rides, family activities and more! And we are very excited to celebrate the annual “Pop the Cork” festival celebrating local wine, arts, music, food and more.

July
July begins our Festival of Independence here in Camden! Four days of fun in the Mid-coast over the fourth of July holiday period.  Concerts, family events, firework sails, parades, and two night of fireworks in the region! During the weekend, the Owls Head Transportation Museum will be having a Fabulous ‘50s, Sensations ‘60s car meet and Antique Aeroplane Show, featuring more than 400 classic autos form the most stylish decades with vehicle demonstrations, Model T rides, bi-plane rides, family activities and more! On July 15th the Maine Windjammer Parade sets sail in the afternoon past the mile long Breakwater with stunning views of Maine fleet of tall ships. The 16th and 17th will host the annual Harbor Arts , Juried Arts, and Craft Show right in Camden Village. Also that weekend is the North Atlantic Blues Festival. The following weekend brings back the 26th Annual Antique Show and sale sponsored by the Camden Rockport Historical Society with 50 exhibitors from six states. On the 23rd & 24th of July the Owls Head Transportation Museum will host the Trucks, Tractors, and Aerobatics Air Show featuring more than 250 antique pickups, delivery vans, tractor trailers, military vehicles and more with vehicle demonstrations, Model T rides, bi-plane rides, family activities and more!

August August 3, 4, and 5th brings our annual Maine Lobster Festival… tons of steamed Maine lobsters served, a parade, US Navy ship tours, Maine heritage, road races, kids events, pageantry and more. The Farnsworth Art Museum will host Intimate Classics with Bay Chamber Concerts performances from the St. Lawrence String Quartet.. On August 6 & 7 the Owls Head Transportation Museum hosts Antique Auto, Aircraft, and Aerobatic Spectacular. High wheel bicycles, classic cars, antique demonstrations, with vehicle demonstrations, Model T rides, bi-plane rides, family activities and more! Enjoy that child hood favorite…Peter Pan: the Musical presented by the Camden Civic Theater on August 12-14th, and again the 19-21st. And not to be missed the same weekend…the 12-14th is our Annual Maine Boats and Harbors Boat Show. Featuring artists, architects, designers, craftsmen, as well as live music, demonstrations and more. On the 18th Bay Chamber Concerts presents Harp, Strings and Winds, chamber music featuring the St. Lawrence String Quartet.  Every week there is activities abounding…the 20th of August is the 34th annual New England Auto Auction sponsored and hosted by the Owls Head Transportation Museum. Up to 200 antique, classic, and special interest vehicles go up for bid.

September
September highlights include the Camden Windjammer Festival for the weekend of September 2-4th. Come celebrate Camden’s maritime heritage and living traditions…. Live performances, demonstrations, parade, fireworks and much more to see and do! On the 3 & 4th, enjoy a Vintage Motorcycle Meet Show at Owls Head Transportation Museum with an annual gathering of up to 250 classic and antique bikes of all makes and models. On the 9th-11th Country Roads Arts and Artisans share their wares as you tour their studios. Enjoy demonstrations, weaving, pottery, jewelry, woodworking and more!. The 17th and 18th shake it up at Earth Movers and Shakers Show at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. Construction vehicles, large and small…fun for the whole family! September 23, 24, 25th is MOFGA’s annual Common Ground Fair. This fair is a celebration of rural life, hosting demonstrations, Maine organic produced foods, locally made arts and crafts, farmer’s market, riveting speakers of public policy, and livestock exhibition. On the 29of September through October 2nd Camden will host the Camden International Film Festival. Showcasing the finest documentary cinema from around the world. September concludes with Vinfest 2011!  Sponsored by Cellardoor Winery with elegant dinner followed by dancing, wine pairings, grape stomping, music, cellar tours and more!

October October 1st and 2nd come enjoy our annual Camden Harbor Arts, Juried Arts, and Crafts Show of the season featuring 100 plus artists and craftsmen displaying and selling their wares in our harbor park and amphitheater overlooking Camden Harbor. October 8 & 9 enjoy the Foreign Auto Festival at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. Vintage vehicles from around the world featuring Volkswagen. Fun for the whole family. On October 29-21st , Camden will host POP!Tech Conference…Visionaries from around the world in in dialogue about science, technology, and the future of ideas.