150 Events run from Wednesday, June 18th to Friday, July 4th, 2014.
The Great Kennebec River Whatever Family Festival and Kids Day in Capitol Park, now celebrating 37 consecutive years!
Saturday, June 28th, brings 80 events and activities to Capitol Park, with musical presentations, dancing, balloons, hands-on activities, and much more!
Begun in 1978, the Whatever Family Festival commemorates the cleanup of the Kennebec River and celebrates the people and environment of the river communities. Thanks to the many businesses and organizations that support this unique series of festivities. Nearly all activities are free of charge, including several waterfront concerts and July 4th activities.
From the kickoff in Gardiner, to the fireworks at Waterfront Park in Augusta on July 4th, it will be fun for people of all ages!
This year's event will be held on June 21, 2014 on the Windham High School grounds. We hope to see you and your family there.
Windham Summerfest has grown each year with new groups supporting many non-profit organizations. Each participant works hard to offer something unique that will satisfy your appetite, feed your need for entertainment or simply expose you to something new. There is something for everyone.
Start your day with a Parade, end it with an eye opening Fireworks show and fill in the middle wth food, entertainment and great family fun. We hope you spend the day with us and enjoy all that we have to offer.
Saturday June 21
In a day-long celebration on Gardiner’s Historic Water Street and beautiful Waterfront Park, Gardiner Main Street, Gardiner Rotary, and Johnson Hall present live music and entertainment on three stages, a craft fair, and activities for all ages on and near the Kennebec River. The event is expected to bring thousands of visitors to the area.
Items from Gardiner Main Street’s popular “Ride Into Summer” have been folded into this year’s River Festival including an opportunity for members of the public to crown the title of “Gardiner’s Best Pizza”. The event kicks off of the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual summer celebration of our riverfront communitites, affectionately known as the “Whatever” Family Festival. The Greater Gardiner River Festival, brought to you by US Cellular of Gardiner, takes place on Saturday, June 21st. Activities run from 9am until 11pm.
Time to be dustin’ off that cutlass and eye patch… The Mystic Pirates o' the Damariscotta will rise again! The 2014 Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous is scheduled for Saturday, June 21st with activities beginning at 10am and continuing until 4 p.m. and the pirates invading at high noon. With your help the 2013 Pirate Rendezvous raised over $4,000 to help benefit Lincoln County Family Holiday Wishes, so join us again to help out this year! Free parking and shuttle service will be provided at the Lincoln Academy parking lot.
June 21st 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Kicking off MHS's summer programming once again is a fun, festive, family-friendly, and FREE day of 19th century baseball! Last year, more than 200 people attended the double-header Vintage Baseball event at Southern Maine Community College’s baseball field on Fort Road in South Portland.
This year will feature a triple-header, a vintage ball clinic for kids, display items from the teams, and grill food provided by the SMCC Athletic Department. We hope you’ll grab some friends and come have some unique historical fun by the ocean. Come for one game, or come for all.
June 20, 2014, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Belfast Steamboat Landing Park & The Boathouse
34 Commercial St., Belfast, ME
Maine Fare is a two-day festival full of good food, and food for thought on the waterfront in Belfast, ME! Join Maine's finest food producers, chefs, food pioneers, farmers, fishermen, and eaters for demos, classes, talks, tours and lots of good eating! Art, kids activities, and a special Free Range Music Festival concert make this event fun for the whole family!
Hosted by Maine Farmland Trust and Penobscot East Resource Center
The Belfast Harbor Fest Cardboard Boat Challenge
If you have ever wanted to build your own row boat you will want to come to the Cardboard Boat Workshop on Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Penobscot Marine Museum's Hamilton Learning Center, 89 East Main St (Route One) in Searsport. Admission is free.
You will learn how to build a cardboard boat which you can enter in the Cardboard Boat Challenge of the Rotary Club of Belfast Harbor Fest in August. On Saturday, June 21 you will learn how to design and assemble your boat, and on Sunday, Jun 22 you will seal and paint your boat. The workshop is taught by Penobscot Marine Museum's seasoned cardboard boat builder Lin Calista, and by Belfast Rotarians. Some supplies will be available, but please bring your own cardboard, yard stick, paint brush, box cutter, and an idea for your boat design! This workshop is open to all ages, children should be accompanied by an adult.
The Belfast Harbor Fest Cardboard Boat Challenge is on Sunday, August 17 at Steamboat Park in Belfast. Awards will be given in the usual categories and some unusual categories including a "Spirit Award" for the most spirited and best organized team (the looks of the boat don't count), an "Almost Made It Award " and a "Submarine Award" for the most spectacular sinking.
For more information on the Belfast Harbor Fest Cardboard Boat Challenge go to www.belfastharborfest.com. For more information on Penobscot Marine Museum's Cardboard Boat Workshop go to www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org or call Lin Calista at 207-548-0334
June 21, 2014, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Center for Wildlife educators and volunteers as we spruce up our ambassadors' enclosures by adding trees, beautify for on-site programs and events, and more! We'll also have the chance to meet some of our non-releasable ambassadors. We welcome all able-bodied volunteers ages 18 and up (unless accompanied by an adult). Reservations are required.
June 22, 2014, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friends of Merrymeeting Bay (FOMB) continues its Outside! 2014 series with a Cathance River paddle trip. This is a fantastic opportunity for intermediate to advanced paddlers of all ages to explore one of Merrymeeting Bay's smaller tributaries. This event is free and open to the public.
Philip Mailly Waterfront Park
Main St, Bowdoinham, ME