Boothbay Harbor Windjammer Days marks the kick off to summer in the Boothbay region. It is a time to honor our maritime history and celebrate the vital role it plays in the lives of all who live here. Started in 1962, Windjammer Days has grown to a week long festival and is the cornerstone of summer traditions in the Boothbay Harbor region. From the Grand Gathering of the Windjammer Fleet to a golf tournament, road race, tug of war across the harbor, pirate duels and fireworks, this festival has something for everyone! There’s food events and live music, tours of the U.S. Coast Guard Station, a lobster eating contest, codfish relay, haunted history and maritime tours, rock skipping contest, and so much more. Like parades? Spend the week and you can catch an Antique Boat Parade, Blessing of the Fishing Fleet, Windjammer Days Street Parade, and the Lighted Boat Parade. Best of all, many of the events are free! Something that is not an easy find these days. It is the collective passion for the sea and for keeping traditions alive for future generations that drives this event, and keeps our community of volunteers inspired to bring Windjammer Days to you year and after year. Visit Boothbay Harbor Windjammer Days for a complete schedule and to view our Lodging Partners who invite you stay.
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