Saturday, August 3

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 not be available from 9 am – noon due to the parade.

All Day

Art Show at North Tent

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

Listen for music and festival announcements in the PA booth.

Art & Crafts at the Art Tent, Buoy Park

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)

10 am

The Big Parade, Rockland Main Street

This year’s theme is “Through The Years.” The Big Parade features a Grand Marshal, Color Guard, bands, floats, and so much more! Parking lot shuttle will not be running from approximately 9 am – noon.

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.

Noon to 7 pm

Rockland Coast Guard Tour, 54 Tillson Ave.

There will be an open house at the Coast Guard pier at 54 Tillson Ave. in Rockland. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. No pets or backpacks are allowed. No open-toed shoes.

Midday

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

12:30 to 1:45 pm

Jim Gibson Band, Main Stage

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

2:15 to 3:30 pm

Boondock Sinners, Main Stage

A fun mix of acoustic pop, rock, oldies and country.

3 to 4 pm

Piracy 101, Buoy Park

Everything one needs to know to be a pirate!

3:30 to 4 pm

Jim Gibson Band, Beer Tent

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

4 to 5 pm

Pirate Weapon Demonstration, Buoy Park

A demonstration of the piratical arts.

4 to 5:15 pm

Charlie and The Hustle, Main Stage

A fun mix of covers and originals that keep you smiling and dancing.

4 to 6 pm

Pre-registration for the 10K Road Race and 5K Run/Walk, Information Booth

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 starting line in the morning. Come to the tent at the bottom of the hill inside the Main Gate.

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 pm

Stephanie Ryann, Main Stage

Former volunteer firefighter turned fashion model turned country artist, Stephanie Ryann is a woman who’s got something to say from her storyteller lyrics to the way she empowers women through her songs.

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

Spencer and the Walrus

Spencer Albee and friends provide a Beatles experience that Rolling Stone Magazine calls “Mind Blowing.”