The Camden-Rockland Region just might be the world’s capital of fun and intellectual engagement. Think about it: one month you’re racing across a string of bobbing lobster crates; the next you’re viewing the finest new documentary films. One weekend you’re donning a zany costume for a fast ride down an icy toboggan chute; the next you’re exploring global issues with some of the country’s leading thinkers. You get the idea: our calendar is bursting with events of all kinds throughout the year.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2023/2024
➤ World-renowned blues artists deliver all-day entertainment at the North Atlantic Blues Festival in Rockland’s Harbor Park, July 15–16, 2023.
➤ From expansive seaside garden estates to small bungalow side yards, the Camden Garden Club 75th Annual Garden Tour taking place July 20, 2023, will spotlight the very best examples of individual gardens in Camden.
➤ The Union Fair, July 26–30, 2023, features an agricultural fair, harness racing, a midway, and the Maine Wild Blueberry Festival.
➤ The Maine Lobster Festival, August 2–6, 2023, features a grand parade, entertainment, and lots of lobster dinners.
➤ The Maine Boat & Home Show is the largest in-water boat show north of Newport, Rhode Island. It happens August 11–13, 2023 on the Rockland waterfront.
➤ Camden celebrates its maritime heritage with the largest annual gathering of windjammers at the Camden Windjammer Festival, September 1-2, 2023, at the Public Landing.
➤ With dozens of screenings and discussions, the Camden International Film Festival, September 14–17, 2023, is one of the country’s leading documentary film festivals.
➤ More than 400 teams of sledders tackle Camden Snow Bowl’s hair-raising course during the U.S. National Toboggan Championships, February 2–4, 2024.
➤ On February 16–18, 2024, the Camden Conference draws diplomats, educators, and industry and NGO leaders to discuss world issues.