Friday, August 2

7 AM – 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 Fine Art & Craft Tent

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

Listen for music and festival announcements in the PA booth.

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

7 to 10 am

Pancake Breakfast (in the Food Tent)

9 am

Children’s Parade Registration, Food Tent

9 am to 1 pm

Amateur Seafood Cooking Contest, North Tent

10 am

Children’s Parade

Sign up to participate at the far end of the Food Tent at 9 am.

10 am to 2 pm

Pirate Tavern, Buoy Park

Meet and greet with our visiting pirates as well as kids activities and skits.

Noon to 4 pm

USCGC Eagle Tours, 54 Tillson Ave.

The USCGC Eagle is a 295-foot, three-masted barque used as a training vessel for future officers of the United States Coast Guard. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. No pets or backpacks are allowed. No backless shoes or flip flops. Tours are free and depart from the Coast Guard pier at 54 Tillson Ave. in Rockland.

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.

Noon to 8 pm

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

Midday

King Neptune & his Court, 2024 Maine Lobster Festival Delegate, and Black Beard visit the festival.

12:30 to 1:45 pm

The Returnables, Main Stage

A six-piece classic rock band of lobstermen and friends who have been playing together for over 30 years.

2:15 to 3:30 pm

Pen Bay Steel Band, Main Stage

Maine’s own steel drum band.

3 to 4 pm

Piracy 101, Buoy Park

Everything one needs to know to be a pirate!

3:30 to 4 pm

Jim Gibson, Beer Tent

An entertaining blend of blues, rock, gospel and country music.

3:30 to 5 pm

Steins & Vines, North Tent
Celebrate our annual event, showcasing Maine brewers and vintners. Additional charge for admittance, age 21 or older, photo ID is required. Purchase Tickets.

4 to 5 pm

Pirate Weapons Demonstration, Buoy Park

A demonstration of the piratical arts.

4 to 5:15 pm

Spencer Albee, Main Stage

A Portland based, nationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer. Rolling Stone Magazine called Spencer a “21st century master in the lost art of Beatlesque hooks.”

5 pm

Cannon fire, Buoy Park

The pirates will be firing cannons.

5:15 to 5:30 pm

Jim Gibson, Beer Tent

An entertaining blend of blues, rock, gospel and country music.

5:30 to 7:00 pm

Steins & Vines, North Tent
Celebrate our annual event, showcasing Maine brewers and vintners. Additional charge for admittance, age 21 or older, photo ID is required. Purchase Tickets.

5:30 to 7 pm

Rigometrics, Main Stage

Bringing original, raw, high-energy rock music to the stage.

7 to 7:30 pm

Jim Gibson, Beer Tent

An entertaining blend of blues, rock, gospel and country music.

7:30 to 9:30 pm

Dirty Deeds – The AC/DC Experience, Main Stage

Celebrating the thunderous energy of the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson era and delivering a power-packed performance that takes the audience on a journey through the story that is AC/DC, the band that defined a genre.