Events

Stay up to date on upcoming events with the MLA calendar. We post MLA meetings, trainings, festivals and openings as well as other events that pertain to the lobster industry. You can sort by category or tags (i.e.lobster boat races).  Let us know if you have something to post! 207-967-4555 or andi@mainelobstermen.org

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May
4
Mon
**Most Events Currently Canceled – Please check websites FMI
May 4 @ 3:39 pm – Jul 17 @ 4:39 pm

****Due to the Corona Virus and the outbreak of COVID 19 in Maine, most meetings and events have been canceled or are web based only. Please check the website of an event for more information. 

This includes Aquaculture Hearings which are being canceled meeting by meeting. Please click HERE for the most updated hearing schedule. 

Jul
4
Sat
Moosabec Reach Lobster Boat Races @ US Coast Guard Station
Jul 4 all-day

Sign up 8-9 am: Races start at 10am

Follow on Facebook at Friends of Maine Lobster Boat Racing. Listen on VHF 10.

Jul
12
Sun
Stonington Lobster Boat Races *CANCELED* @ Stonington Harbor
Jul 12 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

The Fastest Boats on the Coast!

Overnight docking and fuel is available at Billings Diesel & Marine Service. There is a
public access boat ramp at Colwell’s next to the Isle au Haut Boat Services wharf.
Additional trailer parking is available at the ball field across from the Island Community
Center.
Registration for the races begins at 8:00am on the Stonington Commercial Fish Pier; this is
also the location of the Race Awards at the end of the event. Races start at 10:00am.
BE AWARE the red can on the north side of the track off the Isle au Haut Boat Services
wharf is marking a ledge. Remain on the south side.
The races will be broadcast on VHF Channel 10. For additional information contact
stoningtonlobsterboatraces@gmail.com – Genevieve McDonald @ 207 266 5113 or Cory
McDonald @ 207 664 4525.

Jul
17
Fri
Yarmouth Clam Festival *CANCELED*
Jul 17 – Jul 19 all-day
Jul
19
Sun
Friendship Lobster Boat Races @ Town Dock
Jul 19 all-day

Sign up 8-9 am: Races start at 10am

Follow on Facebook at Friends of Maine Lobster Boat Racing. Listen on VHF 10.

Jul
26
Sun
Harpswell Lobster Boat Races -**CANCELED** @ Potts Harbor
Jul 26 all-day
Registration is at 8am at Erica’s Seafood
Race Starts at 11am

*In the event of bad weather the races will take place the following Sunday, August 2, 2020.*

The races are best watched by water, and will feature 31 race classes with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finish. All race proceeds will be donated to The Harpswell Santa Fund.

About The Harpswell Lobster Boat Races
There is nothing more uniquely Maine than a day at the Harpswell Lobster Boat Races! For nearly 30 years, the Harpswell Lobster Boat Races have attracted fishermen, boat builders, and race fans alike due to the venue’s extreme beauty and fun, family atmosphere.

About Maine’s Lobster Boat Racing Association
Maine’s lobster boat racing circuit starts in Boothbay and ends in Portland, drawing boats from all over the state of Maine up and down the coast.

The townspeople of Harpswell, Maine have come together to rejoin Maine’s summer lobster boat racing circuit in 2019. “Anyone who knows Harpswell understands how much this event has meant to our town,” said Larry Ward, Harpswell Lobster Boat Races Committee Member. “We’ve been enjoying the races in our town for nearly 30 years, and most of us have grown up looking forward to them every Summer. It was a shame that Harpswell had to take a break due to a shortage of volunteers, but I can assure you we’re stronger than ever and we’re all committed to making this a great venue for locals, tourists and surrounding businesses for generations to come.”
Visit their facebook page for more information:
Harpswell Lobster Boat Races
Aug
8
Sat
Winter Harbor Lobster Boat Races @ Winter Harbor Town Dock
Aug 8 all-day

Sign up 8-9 am: Races start at 10am

Boat race is part of the Downeast Maine Lobster Festival held in town!

Follow on Facebook at Friends of Maine Lobster Boat Racing. Listen on VHF 10.


Maine_lobstermens_assoc_logoCome join the Maine Lobstermen’s Association at the Winter Harbor Races! We’ll be at the pier ready to renew your membership, sell you some lobster themed gear or just answer your questions. All day!

Winter Harbor Lobster Festival @ School Street
Aug 8 all-day

“Lobsters, Breakfasts, Craft Fair, Parade and more.”

The Schoodic Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 56th Annual Winter Harbor Lobster Festival on August 8th. Please come and enjoy the activities planned throughout the day for local residents and visitors. Admission is free!

  • Start the morning off with a Blueberry Pancake Breakfast at the Masonic Hall from 6:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. in Winter Harbor
  • Craft Fair at the school gym 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Lobster Boat races at Henry Cove 10:00 a.m.
  • Lobster Dinner 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Parade on Main Street in Winter Harbor at 5:30 p.m.
  • A contra dance will begin at Hammond Hall at 7p.m.

Lobster Dinner includes: Lobster, corn on the cob, dessert, coleslaw, & drinks. There will be a variety of other foods available, such as coffee, muffins, sandwiches, French fries, cotton candy, kettle corn, nachos, and sno-cones. Come for a day of family fun. No admission charge.

For more information, visit www.acadia-schoodic.org/lobster-festival/


Aug
15
Sat
Long Island Lobster Boat Races @ Long Island
Aug 15 all-day

Sign up 1 -2 pm: Races start at 3 pm

Follow on Facebook at Friends of Maine Lobster Boat Racing. Listen on VHF 10.


Maine_lobstermens_assoc_logoCome say hello to the Maine Lobstermen’s Association! Buy some lobster-themed gear, renew your MLA membership or just get some information. We’ll be on the dock waiting for you!

Aug
16
Sun
Merritt Brackett Lobster Boat Races *CANCELED* @ State Park Restaurant, Pemaquid
Aug 16 all-day

Sign up is from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Races start at 10 am

Follow on VHF 10