There is Free parking at South Elementary School (30 Broadway, Rockland, ME) and Oceanside High School (400 Broadway, Rockland, ME) where a school bus shuttle will take you downtown to the Festival. Buses run every 15/20 minutes from the school to the Festival grounds and back. The bus schedule is listed on our Festival schedule and here.
Wednesday: 11AM – 10PM
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 8:30 AM – 11:30 PM (There will be limited shuttle service during the Big Parade on Saturday, and it will not be running from approximately 9am-noon)
Sunday: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
The Maine Lobster Festival does not have any designated parking spaces for our guests. We do our best to assist our handicapped visitors to the City of Rockland with several handicap spaces, but cannot guarantee that any spaces will be available.
In addition, we gladly provide assistance loading and unloading handicapped passengers at the front gate, and will see them safely onto the grounds while you park the car. We also have golf cart transportation available to get down to the grounds for those who desire assistance.
While the nature of Rockland (a historic New England Town) doesn’t lend itself to easy parking, you will find the volunteers ready to help you in any way we can.
You may find handicap parking on the northbound lane of South Main Street (approximately eight spaces) – this is directly adjacent to the festival grounds and Main Gate. There is also handicapped parking on the north side of Myrtle Street (directly across the street from the Main Gate – approximately 14 spaces).
The best time to get these parking spaces is early in the day when the Festival first opens, as this is when gate traffic is the lightest.
We look forward to your visit!
For more information, please see:
City of Rockland
Maps of Rockland, Maine