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
21
Fri
Long Island Summer Kick Off BBQ- 2019 @ Long Island Community Center
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

June 21, 5:00
Long Island Community Center
Hot dogs will be provided, please bring a salad or dessert to share
Portland Public Health will be there to tell us more about the opioid epidemic and bystander response. They will also provide Narcan to individuals who would like to be prepared.
USM Nursing Casco Bay Partnership will be there to offer free Blood Pressure checks, Cholesterol and Glucose screenings as well as TDap vaccines.

Sponsored by the Long Island Wellness Council & Long Island Library

Jun
23
Sun
Maine Lobster Boat Race – Bass Harbor @ Bass Harbor
Jun 23 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
29
Sat
Maine Lobster Boat Race -Moosabec Reach @ Moosabec Reach
Jun 29 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
7
Sun
Maine Lobster Boat Race -Stonington @ Stonington Harbor
Jul 7 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
19
Fri
Yarmouth Clam Festival @ Main Street
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day
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Every year approximately thirty non-profit groups volunteer thousands and thousands of hours to bring the Festival to life. Come join us for a long weekend (always the 3rd Friday in July) and enjoy all that we have to offer; Friday night parade, Saturday night fireworks, live music from 3 stages, fantastic food served by our non-profit volunteers, arts & crafts shows, road races and more. The Carnival on the Midway opens Wednesday evening and runs through Sunday. All other Festival activities start Friday at 10:00 am

Jul
21
Sun
Maine Lobster Boat Race-Friendship @ Friendship
Jul 21 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
28
Sun
Harpswell Lobster Boat Races @ Potts Harbor
Jul 28 all-day
Registration is at 8am at Erica’s Seafood
Race Starts at 10am
*In the event of bad weather the races will take place the following Sunday, August 4, 2019.*
 

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 2019
Jul
31
Wed
Maine Lobster Festival @ Harbor Park
Jul 31 – Aug 4 all-day

We can’t wait to welcome you to beautiful mid-coast 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!

Tickets Available HERE!!!

 

Aug
10
Sat
Winter Harbor Lobster Boat Races @ Winter Harbor Town Dock
Aug 10 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 @ Main Street
Aug 10 all-day

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

The Schoodic Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 53rd Annual Winter Harbor Lobster Festival on August 10th. 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.

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.

A shuttle bus is available to help visitors access Acadia National Park and view the Lobster Boat Races.

And follow them on Facebook for up-to-the-minute information!


Stop by and visit the Maine Lobstermen’s Association at the Boat Races!