Midcoast Maine is brimming with incredible things to do. From relaxing by the water’s edge to hiking to the performing arts—our area truly has something for everyone. Camden, Maine, events are no exception! Year-round, you can choose from a variety of diverse events. Our annual events highlight food, film, holidays, maritime culture, and more! Browse five of our favorite events in Camden, Maine, below.
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5 Camden, Maine, Events You Can’t Miss
Maine Lobster Festival | August
If you like lobster, Maine is the right vacation destination for you. If you don’t, a trip to Midcoast Maine might change your mind. In any case, the Maine Lobster Festival is the culinary event of the year! This takes place in Harbor Park the first weekend in August and features five days of exciting, seafood-themed events. This year’s festival will take place from July 29, 2020, to Aug. 2, 2020. Can’t make it to the Maine Lobster Festival? Don’t worry! You can indulge in bay-to-table cuisine at these waterfront restaurants in Camden, Maine.
Maine Antiques Festival | August
The Maine Antiques Festival is another one of our favorite summertime events in Camden! For nearly 40 years, dealers from across the nation have flocked to Midcoast Maine to display and sell their antiques. Visit numerous booths, find some treasures, then swing by the food and beverage vendors. This three-day-long event is $10 per day, or you can get snag a weekend pass for $25. This year’s event will take place from July 31, 2020, to Aug. 2, 2020. If you miss this event, be sure to swing by some of the best antique shops in Camden!
Camden Windjammer Festival | September
Many visitors choose to come to Camden for the serene water views. Celebrate all the Penobscot Bay has to offer at the annual Camden Windjammer Festival! This event takes place each year over Labor Day weekend and celebrates the area’s maritime history and culture. The Camden Windjammer festival features sailboat displays, games, auctions, food, and more.
Camden International Film Festival | September
The Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) highlights a variety of documentary-style productions. This weekend-long event takes place at the end of September each year and has showtimes in Camden, Rockport, and Rockland. Looking for more entertainment? Consider a show at the Camden Opera House! It’s one of our favorite things to do in downtown Camden, Maine.
Christmas by the Sea | December
Christmas by the Sea is our favorite holiday season event! Christmas in Camden, Maine, wouldn’t be complete without this annual event. Christmas by the Sea features holiday shopping, live music, a parade, and more! This weekend-long event also features a tree lighting ceremony and classic Christmas shows like The Nutcracker.
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