It’s time to celebrate summer in Mid-Coast Maine. We’re looking forward to all the carefree summer days ahead filled with outdoor fun. We’re fortunate to live and work in the heart of the mid-coast region with access to all manner of water sports and activities. Day sails on schooners, ferries to offshore islands, lighthouse cruises, kayaking, and paddleboarding are but some of the choices to get out on the water near Rockland. And, when you stay at the Berry Manor Inn, you’ll be in the heart of it all.
While many of our area 4th of July fireworks shows have been canceled this year, we can all look forward to their return in 2022. Meanwhile, several coastal Maine events are happening this summer, so find your favorites and start planning! (Be sure to call ahead to ensure the events are happening).
Camden Music by the Sea
Music by the Sea is the focus of Camden’s 4th of July festivities. Jazz, bluegrass, chamber music, folk and rhythm and blues bands perform from noon to 9:00 PM in Harbor Park and the Camden Amphitheater. Pack a picnic and enjoy the entertainment while waiting for the annual fireworks display over the harbor. Schooner Heron offers fireworks cruises departing Rockport at 7:00 PM and returning by 11:00 PM. A popular option for viewing the fireworks, making advance reservations is a must.
Fireworks from Sea
Celebrate Independence Day with a sunset sail aboard Schooner Yacht Heron. You’ll enjoy sailing among the islands, enjoying the scenery and sunset, and then the spectacular fireworks show. You’ll also enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Soda, wine and beer will be available for purchase.
44th Annual Great Schooner Race
Taking place on July 9 this year, the 44th Annual Great Schooner Race is considered the largest annual gathering of tall ships in North America. More than 20 traditional schooners race from Islesboro to Rockland seeking bragging rights. Pre-race activities include fireworks and small boat day races. Gather on the Rockland Breakwater to welcome the ships and celebrate the winners.
Join us at the Berry Manor Inn for a fun-filled week or weekend of festivities that celebrate summer with fireworks and more in mid-coast Maine. And check out all the other upcoming summer, fall, and winter festivities in Rockland and Camden Maine throughout the year. You won’t want to miss these special events.