Insider’s Guide to Summer Events in Camden, Maine

Two sailboats on the water sort of like what you could see during a Camden, Maine summer events.

Located on the rocky coast of Camden, Maine, Camden Harbour Inn is right in the heart of all the action this summer. Camden is host to a plethora of can’t miss summer events for the whole family! The team at Camden Harbour has compiled a list of our favorite upcoming Camden, Maine, summer events.

1. The Great Schooner Race

Maine’s tall ship fleet gathers for an exciting race from Islesboro to Rockland. After the race is a festive awards party with live music. This year marks the 44th anniversary of the Great Schooner Race, North America’s largest annual gathering of tall ships! Pre-race festivities include fireworks and small boat races.

2. The North Atlantic Blues Festival

The North Atlantic Blues Festival is an annual two-day blues music festival in Rockland, Maine,  featuring national blues performers and is considered one of the most prestigious on the East Coast. If you are hungry, this festival has vendors selling a wide array of food, drinks, and crafts.

3. Camden Garden Tour

The Camden Garden Club’s annual Camden Garden Tour has been one of the summer season’s most popular events for the past 74 years. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to stroll through lovely gardens in midcoast Maine. 

4. Maine Union Fair and Wild Blueberry Festival

The Maine Union Fair and Wild Blueberry Festival takes place annually for one week in August and celebrates agriculture in the state of Maine. Nestled among beautiful farmlands in Union, Maine the fair includes activities and entertainment for all age groups. Explore the livestock shows and auctions, harness racing, fireworks, live music, and more. 

5. Maine Celtic Celebration

The Maine Celtic Celebration in Belfast, Maine, is a three-day music and cultural festival celebrating the rich Celtic history and culture along the coast of Maine. Some highlights include traditional Celtic music and dance, U.S. National Cheese Rolling Championships, Celtic cultural workshops, and more!

The Perfect Maine Coast Inn to Rest Your Head

Camden, Maine summer events are the best! Whatever fun-filled events you choose to attend this summer, make sure you choose the right Maine Coast inn. Camden Harbour Inn offers an unmatched combination of opulent suites, picturesque views, indulgent amenities, and expertly crafted cuisine served at our world-class fine dining restaurant. You can even relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Camden Harbour Inn with one of their specialty massages, including hot stone massage, Swedish massage, aromatherapy massage, and more. To book your summer getaway today at one of New England’s most exclusive boutique hotels, check our availability online or give us a call at 1-800-236-4266.

Things to Do in Camden, Maine, this Memorial Day Weekend

A Couple Enjoying a Meal in Camden, Maine, on Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to start thinking about how you want to spend your long weekend. Camden, Maine, is an idyllic, seaside town on the New England coast and the ideal spot for an extended weekend getaway. For many, the goal of Memorial Day weekend is to enjoy the arrival of summer weather, yummy food, and time with our loved ones. There is an array of things to do in Camden that are perfect for accomplishing those goals.

Soaking Up the Natural Splendor of Camden

Camden, Maine, has a wide array of outdoor activities because of Mount Battie and Penobscot Bay. Exploring Camden Hills State Park is one activity you should not miss on your Memorial Day weekend escape. Located a few minutes north of downtown, hiking the Camden Hills provide you breathtaking views of Camden, Penobscot Bay, and surrounding islands. If you want to get out on Penobscot Bay, the best way to see it is by boat, whether you charter one yourself or book a boat tour.

If getting outside to you means relaxing in a vineyard with a wine glass in your hand, that’s valid too! Several incredible Maine wineries are only a short drive from Camden. Cellardoor Winery, Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery, and Breakwater Vineyards are just some of our favorites. 

An Award-Winning Culinary Experience

Memorial Day weekend can only be made better by experiencing the best dining that Camden has to offer, and you can find that at Natalie’s. This AAA Four-Diamond restaurant features award-winning chefs that source the finest ingredients fresh from local farms, fishermen, and our on-site organic garden. In addition to beautifully-plated cuisine and top-rated vino, Natalie’s boasts picturesque Penobscot Bay views as well. 

Luxury Camden Lodgings for Memorial Day Weekend

After exploring the natural wonders of the area and having an unforgettable meal at Natalie’s, rest your head at our Maine Coast inn. Camden Harbour Inn sets the standard for Camden hotels by combining the quiet comforts of a bed and breakfast with the luxury of a world-class boutique hotel. To book your Memorial Day getaway today, check our availability online or give us a call at 1-800-236-4266.

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