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.
➤ On February 20–22, 2020, the Camden Conference draws diplomats, educators, and industry and NGO leaders to discuss world issues.
➤ Four days of live music headlines Jazz in June, taking place in Camden, June 11–14, 2020.
➤ World-renowned blues artists deliver all-day entertainment at the North Atlantic Blues Festival in Rockland’s Harbor Park, July 11–12, 2020.
➤ The Maine Lobster Festival, July 29–August 2, 2020, 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 7–9, 2020 on the Rockland waterfront.
➤ The Union Fair, August 22–29, 2020, features an agricultural fair, harness racing, a midway, and the Maine Wild Blueberry Festival.
➤ Camden celebrates its maritime heritage with the largest annual gathering of windjammers at the Camden Windjammer Festival, September 4-5, 2020, at the Public Landing.
➤ With dozens of screenings and discussions, the Camden International Film Festival, October 1–4, 2020, is one of the country’s leading documentary film festivals.
➤ The Historic Inns of Rockland and their counterparts in Camden serve samples of more than 50 pies during Pies on Parade, January 29–31, 2021.
➤ More than 1,000 sledders tackle Camden Snow Bowl’s hair-raising course during the U.S. National Toboggan Championships, February 12–14, 2021.