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Below are some of our area's most popular events that are sure to entertain individuals, couples or the entire family. Be sure to make Lord Camden Inn your home away from home as you enjoy what our Mid-coast region of Maine has to offer year-round.
A week-long celebration of winter beginning with ice carving and snow sculpting and culminating with the US National Toboggan Championships, fireworks, a snow plow parade, concert and dance, all with a festive Maine Mardi Gras theme. For more information and to see a detailed schedule of events, visit: www.camdenwinterfest.com.
This amateur event started in the 1990s and has swelled into a serious affair, with people coming from all over the U.S and overseas, often with their wooden toboggans roped to the roof of their family SUVs. The 400-foot long, one-run toboggan chute is located at the Camden Snow Bowl skiing area. For more information, call 207-236-3438 or visit camdensnowbowl.com.
As always, this year's Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour features a collection of the most inspiring and thought-provoking action, environmental, and adventure mountain films. Traveling from remote landscapes and cultures to adrenaline packed action sports, the 2017 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world. Hosted by Maine Sport Outfitters and held at the Strom Auditorium in Rockport, each night will be a mix of different films. For tickets, call (207) 236-7120.
The 2017 Camden Conference—“Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity’s Crisis” —will feature lively discussions with speakers chosen for their firsthand knowledge and strong views on migrant and refugee issues. They will explore the varied causes of the current international crisis and the unique challenges that come with accepting immigrants from particular countries, regions, and demographic groups. For more information, visit their website camdenconference.org.
Dust off your pre-1996 vehicle and join us as we kick off the 2017 car show season! We’ll demonstrate as many pieces from our ground vehicle collection as we can squeeze into one weekend in an attempt to beat our 2016 record of more than 75 ground vehicles demonstrated during this event! The first antique aeroplane show of the 2017 season will dazzle visitors as our 1917 Curtiss Jenny makes its public return to the sky. Model T rides, free family activities and more will be offered. For more information, visit owlshead.org.
An evening of fun, food and surprises at Cellardoor Winery. Roll up your sleeves, and get ready to play at HoBo 2016. “So, come on down” and be ready to spin the wheel, buy a vowel, make a deal, or take a guess as we bring classic game shows to our vineyard. Prizes for all, big and small. Enjoy savory and sweet treats created by Trillium Caterers, the fabulous tunes of the Craig Lewis Band, and end the evening dancing to DJ Jon’s best mixes. And yes, someone is going home a big prize winner. Visit Cellardoor Winery for more information.
Four days of fun in the Midcoast! Local groups are joining together to throw a four day party with music, parades, fireworks, and breathtaking natural beauty. Make a long weekend of it and celebrate in style. Watch a spectacular community-financed fireworks display over Camden Harbor on the evening of July 3rd: an eve of independence celebration to honor our heritage and our history. For more information, visit mainedreamvacation.com.
The North Atlantic Blues Festival, one of the more prestigious festivals on the East Coast will run for two days, July 16 and 17, 2016. The event will be held at the popular festival site, Harbor Park in Rockland, Maine, overlooking picturesque Rockland Harbor. Some of the top names in blues music will be featured on the Main Stage. For details or to purchase tickets, visit the North Atlantic Blues Festival.
Over 100 artists and craftspeople display and sell their work in scenic Camden Amphitheater, Harbor Park, and along Atlantic Avenue. Stroll around the different vendor tents and shop for unique art and crafts while enjoying the view. For more information, contact the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce at 207-236-4404 or visit Camden Harbor Arts.
What do you get when you mix nine tents, the world's greatest lobster cooker, a sea goddess, a big parade, top notch entertainment, an international crate race, fine art, talented crafts people and vendors, US Navy ship tours, all you can eat pancakes, professional and amateur cooking contests, marine heritage, road races, kids events, and over 20,000 pounds of lobster? The Maine Lobster Festival! For more informations, visit The Maine Lobster Festival.
If you love the coast of Maine, you won't want to miss this high-summer event! Each year we gather Maine's finest artists, architects, boatbuilders, craftsmen, designers, furniture makers, jewelers, and marine gear vendors together in ONE place at ONE time, so you can meet them in person. For more info, visit maineboats.com/boatshow.
An elegant evening in the vineyard, celebrating the best of Maine. Our favorite party band, Matchmaker, will entertain while we are spoiled with a delicious multi-course meal prepared by local Maine chefs, and the talented team at Trillium Caterers. Dinner, dancing and great friends; Under the Maine Sun is sure to become a favorite! Visit Cellardoor Winery for more information.
An upscale cocktail party, featuring chef stations from our favorite culinary friends. Wine in the Vines will have you dancing the night away to the legendary UB40, featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey. Snack on savories prepared by Portland Chefs, Shannon Bard, and David Turin, the incredibly talented Chris Long and Shelby Stevens of Natalie’s, and local favorites, the team at Megunticook Market. This evening will certainly make memories to last a lifetime. For more info, visit www.mainewine.com
Every Labor Day weekend, Camden hosts a windjammer celebration of maritime heritage. Throughout the day on Friday, Schooners from around Maine sail in and dock in our harbor—whether you’re a boat lover or not, it’s a spectacular site. After nightfall, fireworks officially kick off the weekend, and festivities continue throughout. For more information, visit www.camdenwindjammerfestival.org
The Camden International Film Festival returns to the midcoast for its tenth season. The festival will once again shine the spotlight on works that show dedication to craft and a unique and artistic approach to telling a darn good story. All films are selected because of their ability to arouse discussion on documentary film as an art form, a catalyst for change and as an outlet for the independent voice.
Celebrate the bounty of the summer as we spend the evening enjoying dishes prepared by the team atMegunticook Market. Using all the freshest ingredients from the local harvest, these small plates are sure to please. Sip on your favorite Cellardoor wine as live music wafts out of the Farmhouse down into the vineyard. This will be a Bistro Night to remember! For more information, visit www.mainewine.com.
The 19th annual PopTech, referred to as a conference for "real thinkers" by WIRED, will take place October 20–22 in our hometown of Camden, Maine. What to expect? Three jam-packed days of brilliant stage talks, performances, workshops, conversations, happy hours, parties and our much loved randomly assigned lunches and dinners. For more information visit poptech.org.
In December, Camden is transformed into a festive and intimate fairytale town, complete with an enchanting star on top of the mountain overlooking the town. Christmas by the Sea, featuring a full weekend of activities, kicks off the season with a holiday parade, Santa’s arrival (by boat!) to the Midcoast, store-wide sales, free photos with Santa, open houses and craft fairs. For more information, contact the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce or call 207-236-4404.
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