Boothbay Harbor - June 25, 26
THE 57TH ANNIVERSARY WINDJAMMER DAYS FESTIVAL. This wonderful event celebrates and honors a time before there were planes, trains, and automobiles and sailing ships were the best way to travel the world or transport goods long distances. Windjammers were the grandest of the merchant ships from the era, enormous sailing boats with several large masts designed to carry massive amounts of cargo from one continent to another. For centuries, the Boothbay Harbor Region has been a center of American shipping and shipbuilding, its harbor graced by elegant Windjammers as well as other commercial pleasure ships.
Fort Knox, Maine - July 12, 13 , 14
Join the professional Pirates of the Dark Rose for a day of swashbuckling sword fights, duels, cannon fire and pirate ship Piratesattack. The pirate ship "Must Roos" will let loose cannon fire on the Fort as she sails the waters of the Penobscot River, in search of booty. The festival will feature a pirate puppet show, pirate parade (all are encouraged to attend dressed in your best pirate attire), best dressed and most authentic sounding pirate contests. Regular Fort admission and a $3 per person event donation requested, because pirates love their gold! Those planning to spend the day may want to bring a lunch. The charge for the pirate ship sail is $25 per person for an hour cruise and cannon firing. The ship leaves from the Bucksport Town dock and tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 469-6553. Advanced purchase is recommended as the ship can only carry six passengers. Note: Cruise tickets are non-refundable. People are encouraged to carpool to the Pirate Day events at the Fort due to limited parking.
Maine Lobster Festival - August 1, 2, 3
The Maine Lobster Festival is five days of fun and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine. This annual event takes place during the first weekend of August, from Wednesday through Sunday. The Maine Lobster Festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Rockland, Maine, each year with the promise of fresh, local lobster dinners, nationally renowned entertainers, cooking contests, carnival rides, Maine craftsmen and artists. Come and meet the Pirates of the Dark Rose as they pillage and plunder at Rockland's Harbor Park!
Hollis Community Day Pirate Fest - August 10
Celebrate Hollis Community Day Pirate Fest & Pirate Pyros. Sing shanties with the Shank Painters and see live Fire Dancers. Meet the Pirates of the Dark Rose, Maine's most fearsome Pyrat crewe. These band of buccaneers will slay you at Camp Tortuga and will be firing their cannons to salute the Black Flag. Don't miss this one, fun for the family and Pirate's to entertain ye!
Camden Windjammer Festival - August 31, Sept 1
Celebrate Camden’s maritime heritage and living traditions at the annual Camden Windjammer Festival. From the great age of sail when coasting schooners were launched in the harbor, through the birth of the windjammer business in the 1930s, to today’s windjammer fleet and elegant yachts, sailing ships have always defined our lovely, vibrant community. Come and meet the Pirates of the Dark Rose as they induct an new member to lead their Hellion Brigade!