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Schedule of Events

Please check back up until the day of the festival for new events and updates.

2016 Camden Windjammer Festival

Below you'll find a schedule of events for the 2016 Camden Windjammer festival to be held in Camden, Maine.

Time Event/Activity Location
Friday 9/2/2016
12:00pm Festival Officially Starts  
12:00pm - 5:00pm Arrival of the Windjammers

Watch the majestic fleet enter the harbor with narration by Captain Jim Sharp

Public Landing / Harbor
12:00pm - 4:00pm Windjammer dinner auction

Get a taste of life on a schooner. Silent auction for dinner aboard one of the schooners in the harbor.

Public Landing
12:00pm - 4:00pm Maritime Heritage Fair: Booths and displays of maritime history, traditions and crafts Public Landing
5:00pm Formal welcome to the fleet Public Landing
6:00pm Bay Winds North Wind Ensemble Harbor Park
7:00pm - 9:00pm Schooner Talent Show

Crews and passengers showcase their talent.

Harbor Park
9:00pm Fireworks over the harbor Harbor
Saturday 9/3/2016
7:30am - 10:00am Camden Rotary Pancake Breakfast Public Landing
9:00am - 5:00pm Maritime Heritage Fair: Booths and displays of maritime history, traditions and crafts Public Landing
9:00am Build-a-Boat construction

Create a boat to your own design with materials supplied by us. See events page for more information.

Harbor Park
9:00am Crate Race Registration Public Landing
10:00am Nautical Dog Show Harbor Park
11:00am - 12:00pm Lobster lectures and storytelling

Stories for children

Camden Public Library
12:00pm - 2:00pm West Bay Rotary Chowder Challenge

Taste a variety of chowders from local restaurants and vote for your favorite.

Public Landing
12:00pm - 5:00pm Music, face painting, touch tank Downtown streets
12:00pm - 4:00pm Tours to Curtis Island

See events page for more information

Public Landing
12:30pm Camden Fire Department Water Rescue Demonstration Harbor
1:00pm Crate Race

Race across a line of crates without taking a swim. See events page for more information.

Harbor
2:00pm - 4:00pm Schooner Open House Harbor
2:00pm First Fish

Relay race involving carrying small slippery fish See events page for more information

Public Landing
3:00pm - 5:00pm Mate Certification

See events page for more information

Public Landing
4:00pm - 6:00pm Shanty Music Downtown
5:00pm - 6:30pm Kid's Dance Party Public Landing
7:30pm Noel Paul Stookey at the Camden Opera House

Paul of Peter, Paul and Mary in a solo performance

Camden Opera House
Sunday 9/4/2016
10:00am - 4:00pm Maritime Heritage Fair: Booths and displays of maritime history, traditions and crafts Public Landing
10:00am Radio Controlled Boat Race

The little boats turn to show off.

Public Landing / Harbor
11:00am Lobster hauling demonstration

See how Maine lobsters are caught and learn about lobsters

Public Landing
11:30am Build-a-Boat Race Harbor
12:00pm - 4:00pm Tours to Curtis Island

See events page for more information

Public Landing
1:00pm Children's drawing class with Buckley Smith Public Landing
1:00pm Windjammer Mate Certification

Tests of nautical skills for all ages. See events page for more information

Public Landing
2:00pm - 4:00pm Schooner Open House Harbor
4:00pm Boat Parade Finale Harbor