75th Maine Lobster Festival Offers Free Admission and Schedule of Events

ROCKLAND — The Maine Lobster Festival offering free admission every day is just one of the new changes coming to the Festival this year. The Festival will take place August 3-7 at Harbor Park in Rockland.

Enjoy the fireworks over Rockland Harbor after the Coronation of the Maine Sea Goddess on Wednesday, August 3 at 9:30 p.m., and again on Saturday, August 6 at 9:30 p.m. The best view will be on the festival grounds at Harbor Park.

The Tasting of mugs and vines is back and bigger than ever, with two sessions on Thursday August 4th and two sessions on Friday August 5th. This event gives visitors the opportunity to taste wine, beer and spirits made in Maine by Maine brewers and winemakers. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased on line. All participants must be 21 years of age or older.

This year the Festival has added a beer tent next to the main stage where beer, seltzer, cider and wine will be served all day by Tap Truck 207.

The Grand Parade Saturday, Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. on Main Street in Rockland will feature local high school sports teams who have won seasons as Grand Marshals. Also on parade are Maine cabin masters Pat Patriot, local lobster legend Virginia Oliver, and more. Meet Maine’s cabin masters and Pat Patriot on the festival grounds after the parade.

The Dark Rose Pirates return to teach Festival goers all there is to know about pirate life. There will be weapon demonstrations, cannon firing, pirate ship tours, and more. To see the program for more details.

The Children’s Tent has expanded and will offer activities for children throughout the Festival. There will also be a petting zoo, CedarWorks playsets, bouncy houses, water balls, games and more.

live music will be performing every day of the Festival, with genres ranging from rock, blues, jazz, country, swing, funk, dance music, and two tribute bands featuring the legendary tunes of The Who and Elton John.
Other popular returning events are the Coronation of the Maine Sea Goddess, the Fine Arts and Crafts Art Show and Tent, the Seafood Cooking Contest, the Race on the 5K and 10K road, children’s events and the International Great Crate Race. Not to mention thousands of pounds of fresh Maine lobster cooked in the world’s largest lobster cooker. To see the full schedule to see all the events the Maine Lobster Festival has in store.

About the Maine Lobster Festival

Five days of fun and feasting on Maine’s fabulous coast, the Maine Lobster Festival draws thousands to the Midcoast area and has a long tradition of giving back to the local community. The 2022 Festival will be held August 3-7 and will feature exciting new events and free entry to celebrate its 75th anniversary. For more information on the Maine Lobster Festival, visit the website at www.mainelobsterfestival.com“Like” on Facebookfollow him on Twitter at @MELosterFestand on Instagram at @mainelobsterfest.

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