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Memorial Weekend 2017 in the Camden-Rockland Region

Posted 25-May-2017

 

For your information and enjoyment, the staff at the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce have compiled this list of events and parades happening in our region over Memorial Weekend. We encourage you to call ahead to double check before attending. Have fun!

FRIDAY May 26, 2017

Red Cloak Haunted History Tour – 7:30-9:00pm, Camden…A walking tour of Camden at twilight, led by lantern light. Discover the back streets and hidden stories of Camden, its’ mysteries and haunts. The moderate walk is by reservation only. $15 for adults, $7 for children under 12, free for children under 5. 207-380-3806, www.redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com

Rockport Dance Conservatory Spring Showcase – 6:30pm, Camden Opera House. This year's theme is "Neverland" and other original choreography. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 Students; Children 5 and under are free. Contact www.rockportdance.com

SATURDAY May 27, 2017

West Bay Rotary Duck Derby – 2:00pm Camden Harbor Park…3500 rubber ducks will take the plunge over the falls in Camden Harbor. Each of 3500 ducks represents a chance to win one of 11 fantastic prizes from vacations to jewelry to golf packages.

Camden Farmers Market – 9:00am-12:00pm Washington Street…A full array of locally produced products and native-grown fruits, flowers and vegetables. New location this year! 116 Washington Street, at Camden River Park. Find out more at www.camdenfarmersmarket.org

Rockport Dance Conservatory Spring Showcase – 6:30pm, Camden Opera House. This year's theme is "Neverland" and other original choreography. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 Students; Children 5 and under are free. Contact www.rockportdance.com

Chris Thomas King – 7:30pm Strand Theatre Rockland…New Orleans blues singer, seen on "O Brother Where Art Thou?" Multi-talented Grammy Award-winning blues artist, producer, composer and actor Chris Thomas King has been known for his audacious fusion of blues and hip-hop. 345 Main Street, Rockland. 207-594-0070.

Shoot Like A Girl – 11:00am-2:00pm Knox Museum Montpelier…Knox Museum's annual Boots on the Ground tribute to ALL veterans highlights women veterans in 2017. Music & musters, free lunch & tours for all. SPECIAL Keynote speaker is MAJ Mary Jennings (M.J.) Hegar, US Air Force vet and author of “Shoot Like A Girl” - soon to be a major motion picture.

Plant & Bake Sale – 9:00am-12:00pm Jackson Library Tenants Harbor…Plant sale to benefit Jackson Memorial Library and bake sale to benefit JML's Pre-K program. The plant sale will feature perennials, annuals, tomatoes, and an assortment of herbs and veggies. An array of baked goods will be for sale along with hot coffee.

Penobscot Marine Museum, 1:00-5:00pm…Celebrating Ralph Stanley. $1 museum admission all day. Join us for an afternoon of boat talk and music as we celebrate the career and talents of MDI boat builder and National Heritage Fellow Ralph Stanley. 207-548-2529.

Coastal Children’s Museum, 1:00-3:00pm…Girl Scout volunteers to open the Gulf of Maine touch tank and show off our marine critters! Kids will get a chance to get a close-up look at our sea stars, crabs, lobster, sea cucumbers, and MORE! Coastal Children's Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, Rockland, 207-596-0300.

SUNDAY May 28, 2017

Red Cloak Haunted History Tour – 7:30-9:00pm Rockland…You will see buildings that once seemed ordinary but will take on eerie new dimensions as their history, and that of the ghosts that are said to still reside there are unveiled on your one-of-a-kind evening. The moderate walk is by reservation only. $15 for adults, $7 for children under 12, free for children under 5. 207-380-3806, redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com.

Sunday Lighthouse Cruise – 9:30am-12:30pm Camden Public Landing…Join us aboard the 'Lively Lady' for a fantastic 3-hour cruise through Penobscot Bay past some of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. On this narrated tour, you'll learn the history of the bay and pass 5 lighthouses - including some that can only be seen by boat. 207-236-6672.

MONDAY May 29, 2017

Downeast Singers – 5:00-7:00pm Camden Opera House…Downeast Singers Annual Memorial Day Concert. The Creation by Franz Joseph Haydn under the direction of Anthony Antolini. Tickets available at www.downeastsingers.org; 207-619-0413.

PARADES:

Camden

8:00am — Color guard formation, American Legion Hall, 91 Pearl St.

9:00am — Wreath ceremony at the harbor with honor guard rifle salute, Camden Hills Regional High School band plays taps and Navy hymn, Camden Public Landing.

9:30am — Parade (participants line up at Seventh Day Adventist Church on Camden Street), travel north on Route 1 with stops for taps at the Conway Monument, Village Green and Harbor Park, and then continue to Mountain View Cemetery for a brief ceremony. All veterans are welcome to walk during the parade. To arrange for a ride in the parade, veterans can contact the post commander at 236-3310.

Lincolnville 

1:30pm — Parade (gather in the Lincolnville Central School parking lot by 1 p.m. to be included in the line-up)

2:30pm — Wreath laying ceremony at Frohock Bridge, Lincolnville Beach to honor veterans lost at sea with color guards, a prayer, taps and a ceremonial wreath placement.

Rockland 

10:00am — Parade (participants assemble at Boston Financial at 9:30 a.m.), from Boston Financial parking lot, travel along Main Street stopping at Chapman Park for the ceremony and continuing to the intersection of routes 1 and 17.

Rockport 

11:00am — Parade, from the post office in the village to Amesbury Cemetery, Pleasant Street.

St. George 

9:00am — Parade through town, stopping for a wreath ceremony at the harbor and a ceremony in front of the American Legion.

Thomaston 

9:00am — Wreath laying ceremony at the Mall, then to Village Cemetery on Erin Street.

Warren 

10:30am — Service at the monument triangle on Main Street by the post office.