Wednesday, July 31

Noon – 11 PM

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: 30 Broadway, Rockland, ME
  • Oceanside High School: 400 Broadway, Rockland, ME

Check days for detailed schedule:

  • Wednesday: 11 am – 10 pm
  • Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 8:30 am – 11:30 pm
  • Sunday: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm

Bus arrives at each location approximately every 20 minutes. Saturday morning shuttle service will be limited due to the parade. Shuttle will not be running approximately 9 am – noon Saturday, Aug. 3.

All Day

Art Show at North Tent

Listen for music and festival announcements in the PA booth.

“Heritage, History, and Ancestry” at the Maine Heritage Tent at Middle Pier.

Art & Crafts at the Art Tent, Buoy Park

Touch Tank, Books, & Demonstrations of the Maritime Industry in the Marine Tent, on Middle Pier

77th Annual Maine Lobster Festival Opens!

King Neptune and his court, along with Adelaide Hendricks, the 2023 Maine Lobster Festival Delegate, arrive on the main dock from the briny deep courtesy of the USCG to raise the flag and officially open the 77th Maine Lobster Festival. Flag raising ceremony will take place at the flagpole by the Harbor Master’s building.

Noon to 8 pm

The food tent opens to serve fresh Maine lobsters and other seafood. Menu

Noon to 6 pm

Paddy Mills, Food Tent

An award-winning folk singer/songwriter whose songs are as salty as the Maine coast he calls home.

12:30 to 1:45 pm

Neptune’s Return, Main Stage

Local artist, songwriter, and King Neptune sculptor Richard Alfred Johnson will be bringing songs from his new album to the main stage.

6:30 to 8 pm

2024 Maine Lobster Festival Delegate Coronation, Main Stage

The Maine Lobster Festival Delegate will be chosen along with a runner up and Most Congenial. Winners receive cash prizes and represent the Maine Lobster Festival and Maine’s lobster industry at festivals and events throughout the year.

8:30 to 9:30 pm

Bone Broth, Main Stage

An eclectic upbeat musical journey.