Special Events and Activities to Point toward in 2013
May 10, 2013 - Opening Day for 2013 at Ocean Point Inn for Lodging
May 16, 2013 - Scottish Musician Dougie MacLean at
Boothbay Opera House
Dougie MacLean is one of Scotland's most successful, respected and popular musicians. Singer-songwriter, composer and 'magical' performer, he is also a fine guitarist and fiddle player. From his home base in Butterstone near Dunkeld in the beautiful Tay Valley in Perthshire Scotland, MacLean tours the world with his unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition. His moving song Caledonia and melody The Gael (used in The Last of the Mohicans) have been recorded by hundreds of artists and enjoyed by millions worldwide. Concert at 8 PM. Advance tickets $20. Day of concert $25. Box office 207-633-5159. The Opera House, 86 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor.
Memorial Day Weekend - May 24 - 27
May 25, 2013 - Ocean Point Inn starts serving Breakfast Daily for the season
May 25, 2013 - Boothbay Harbor Railway Village opens for the season
Hop Swap & Beer Festival - June 1st
June 14, 2013 - Ocean Point Inn starts serving Dinner Daily for the season
Boothbay Railway Village - June 16, 2013 Father’s Day - Fathers admitted free. Antique auto rides, etc. Museum open daily. FMI
51st Annual Windjammer Days - June 25 and 26, 2013
Fully rigged windjammers sail into Boothbay Harbor. Two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, of family fun, pancake breakfasts, waterfront concerts, and fireworks over the Harbor, street parade, antique boat parade and more.
Antique Boat Parade - June 26, 2012 Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Antique Boat Parade around Boothbay Harbor ~ A site to see.
Fourth of July - July 4th
25th Old Fashioned 4th of July Family Celebration. Arts & Crafts Show, children’s games, chicken barbeque, live music. Fireworks over the Harbor.
July 11 - Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Opening reception Lunaform (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.) – a 20th Anniversary Exhibit
A summer exhibit at the Gardens of the Lunaform Studio’s one-of-a-kind pots. Enjoy the horticulture staff’s unique plantings in many of the vessels. Use your smartphone to take the self-guided, interactive tour and learn about the fine craftsmanship of these works of art.
Antique Auto Days - July 20 and 21, 2013
Over 250 restored and running antique autos. Demonstrations, contests, events and awards. Sunday afternoon parade through Boothbay Harbor. Hosted by the Boothbay Railway Village. FMI
July 27 & 28 - 57th Annual Boothbay Harbor Antiques Show & Sale
A small but fine antiques show & sale featuring 30 dealers showing 18th and 19th century furniture, Americana, antique & estate jewelry, antique silver, decoys, sporting antiques, fine glass & china including Staffordshire, Flow Blue, quimper, early soft paste; Americana, and early hearth equipment; Sandwich & other fine glass; pottery, brass, copper, and pewter; quilts and other textiles; antiquarian books, prints and paintings; and other fine antiques. The show has been running for 56 years and is an annual event that visitors and local residents look forward to. Held at the Boothbay Harbor Elementary School, directly behind the Boothbay High School on Route 27 coming ino town. Lunch & snacks are available. FMI
11th Annual Boat Builders Festival - Late July early August
Tours of Shipyards, sail loft, small and large vessels, historical lectures, kids’ activities, art show, music, chowder, lobster rolls and more. Held at the Ship Builders Park in East Boothbay.
August 1-28, 2013 - Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens - “Tree Sketches,” drawings of trees by Dick Rauh.
In addition to teaching a week-long workshop, Drawing Native Plants of Maine from August 5-9, in association with the New York Botanical Garden, Dick Rauh’s exceptional drawings of trees will be on exhibit in the Education Center.
August 2, 3 & 4 Day Out With Thomas™ Ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine. Boothbay Railway Village - Activities include live entertainment and much more.
August 9, 10 & 11 Day Out With Thomas™ Ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine. Boothbay Railway Village - Activities include live entertainment and much more.
August 30 - October 8, 2013 - Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens - “Color Study: Macro” by Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Photography Club members
Soak up the colors of the rainbow in this curated exhibit of macrophotography that will feature photos taken over the course of the season and arranged for a full spectrum experience in the Bosarge Family Education Center lobby.
September 21 - Boothbay Railway Village - Children's Day • Children 16 and under admitted free. Model T rides and more related activities.
Damariscotta Pumpkinfest - Oct 5 - 14, 2013
40th Annual Fall Foliage Festival - Oct 12th and 13th
Maine Crafts, culinary booths, chowder, cheeses, chili, and home baked goods. Two days of toe-tapping music and entertainment. There are steam train rides and antique autos on the grounds. Sponsored by the Boothbay Information Center and the Boothbay Railway Village on Route 27.
October 14, 2013 - Ocean Point Inn 2013 Closing Day