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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Jun
24
Sun
Maine Lobster Boat Race – Bass Harbor @ Bass Harbor
Jun 24 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.

Jun
30
Sat
Maine Lobster Boat Race -Moosabec Reach @ Moosabec Reach
Jun 30 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
8
Sun
Maine Lobster Boat Race -Stonington @ Stonington Harbor
Jul 8 all-day

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
22
Sun
Maine Lobster Boat Race-Friendship @ Friendship
Jul 22 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
29
Sun
Harpswell Lobster Boat Races @ Potts Harbor
Jul 29 all-day
Harpswell is coming back to Maine’s lobster boat racing circuit! On Sunday, July 29th the races will return to Potts Harbor for the 27th annual Harpswell Lobster Boat Races. This is a free event for spectators.

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.

Sponsorship packages are available now – don’t miss your chance to promote your local business while helping to bring back one of the town’s most popular Summer events!

For information about attending, racing, sponsoring or volunteering send us a message here on Facebook, by email at harpswellboatraces@gmail.com, or by calling Larry Ward 207-798-1725.

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.

*In the event of bad weather the races will take place the following Sunday, August 5, 2018.*Races Will Take Place Sunday, July 29 In Potts Harbor — Ending A 4-Year Hiatus For One Of The Town’s Most Popular Events.

The townspeople of Harpswell, Maine have come together to rejoin Maine’s summer lobster boat racing circuit in 2018. “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 2018
The races start at 10 am.
Aug
1
Wed
Maine Lobster Festival @ Harbor Park
Aug 1 – Aug 5 all-day

We can’t wait to welcome you to beautiful midcoast Maine and the world-renowned Maine Lobster Festival!

The Maine Lobster Festival is five days of fun and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine. This annual event takes place during the first weekend of August, from Wednesday through Sunday. The Maine Lobster Festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Rockland, Maine, each year with the promise of fresh, local lobster dinners, nationally renowned entertainers, cooking contests, carnival rides, Maine craftsmen and artists.

What started as an idea for a local marine festival to revive Midcoast Maine communities has turned into an internationally-recognized celebration of local seafood. The Maine Lobster Festival attracts visitors from as near as Owls Head, Maine, to visitors from countries throughout Europe and Asia.

Since 1947, the Maine Lobster Festival has given more than $500,000 to Midcoast Maine’s communities. As a non-profit organization, the Maine Lobster Festival donates all proceeds back to the Midcoast Maine communities each year. We support local food pantries, high school sports teams, community service groups, local emergency services, and offer college scholarships for graduating high school seniors.

The Maine Lobster Festival is run exclusively by volunteers. More than 1,300 volunteers from the community and “from away” help us year after year on the festival grounds. From our board of directors right down to the wonderful men and women who serve lobster dinners to our visitors, our hard work is repaid in the form of happy visitors and the satisfaction of supporting Maine’s lobster industry.

For more information click here

The festival wouldn’t happen each year without our more than 1,100 volunteers. Our volunteers come from our local community and all over the country. Learn how you can volunteer and earn one of our highly coveted Maine Lobster Festival volunteer T-shirts!

Aug
11
Sat
Winter Harbor Lobster Boat Races @ Winter Harbor Town Dock
Aug 11 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.

Aug
12
Sun
Merritt Brackett Lobster Boat Races @ State Park Restaurant Pemaquid
Aug 12 all-day

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

Races start at 10 am

Follow on VHF 10

Aug
18
Sat
Long Island Lobster Boat Races @ Long Island
Aug 18 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.

Oct
13
Sat
Maine Lobster Boat Race Annual Meeting @ Robinson's Wharf
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm