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The 2021 Maine Lobster Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We hope to see you August 3-7, 2022.

2019 Schedule

August 3, 2019



All Day

Art Show at Main Street branch of Camden National Bank

Art Show at Main Street branch of Camden National Bank (300 Main Street).

All Day

Free Shuttle Bus

The festival provides free shuttle services to and from the festival grounds from the following locations. A bus arrives at each location approximately every 30 minutes.

  • South Elementary School (formerly Rockland District Middle School)

Check days for detailed schedule:

  • Wednesday, July 31: Bus starts at noon and ends at 10 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 1, and Friday, Aug. 2: Bus starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 3: Limited service 9 a.m. to noon. Full service starts after parade (noon) and ends at 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 4: Bus starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m.

Bus arrives at each location approximately every 20 minutes.

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Free Yoga Class


Maine Stage

Join us for a healthy start to your day. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Christina Fish will be leading a yoga class beginning at 7am on the Maine Stage. On Sunday the class will be held on the board walk. The sessions are open to every experience level. Bring a mat and wear loose clothing. Donations welcome.

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast - Main Eating Tent


All-the-pancakes-you-can-eat breakfast in the Food Tent featuring blueberry pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and milk. Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for children; offered through Sunday.

10:00 a.m.

The Big Parade, Rockland Main Street


“Community...At The Heart of It All” 

Parade: Jen Chapman - 1-800-576-7512
Parade Application Form(PDF)

11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Lobster Serving Begins


Visit our Food Tent for our famous steamed lobster dinners, shore dinners, lobster bisque, lobster mac-n-cheese and fried seafood offerings and our Lobster Café for lobster rolls, lobster wraps, and lobster caesar salad. 

All Food Vendors open at 11 am

12:00 p.m.

Maine Cabin Masters


Maine Stage

Meet the Maine Cabin Masters! Chase Morrill and his crew will be on stage after the Big Parade.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

History of Female Pirates


Maine Stage

Sword play and a modified history of where and how the female pirates arose.

2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Pirate Ship Tours


Middle Pier

Take a tour of the Mustroos!

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Monday Night Jazz Orchestra


Maine Stage

A big band is hitting the big stage with a variety of Latin, jazz, funk, and blues.

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Piracy 101


North Entertainment Tent

Everything a pirate needs to know.

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Ukes Rock


Maine Stage

Midcoast Maine’s most popular ukulele group.

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Pre-registration for the 10K Road Race and 5K Walk

Last chance to pre-register for the 10K Road Race and 5K Run/Walk. If you've already registered online, you can pick up your packet at this time so you can head straight to the start line in the morning. Come to the tent at the bottom of the hill inside the Main Gate.

Register Online

5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Pirate Weapons Demonstration and Cannon Fire


Grass Knoll

Start off with a cannon lesson and a bang! Continue with a demonstration of the piratical arts.

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Steelin’ Thunder


Maine Stage

Don’t miss Midcoast Maine’s steel drum sensations – Hawaiian shirts strongly encouraged.

8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations


Maine Stage

A Powerful mix of Motown and Memphis soul guaranteed to bring down the house.