Calendar of Events in Camden

Concert ~ Lunasa with Tim O'Brien at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time:  February 26,, 2016 at 7:30 PMLUNASA_202

Returning to the Camden Opera House is the ever popular Celtic band Lunasa with special guest Tim O'Brien! Lunasa and Tim O'Brien embark on a transatlantic journey exploring the common roots, interplay and mutual influences at the heart of American and Irish music. Reserved seating tickets available here $22, $25 and $28 or by calling 207-470-7066 or stopping at Camden Town Office for no fee walk-up.

Location Address: Camden Opera House

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Jungle Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live

Event date/time:  March 4, 2016 at 7:30 PMJack Hanna

America’s most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his three-time Emmy Award winning television series to the live stage with Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! In this awe-inspiring event, Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world’s most spectacular animals. Jack will also share humorous stories and amazing exclusive footage from his worldwide adventures. From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jack has explored the corners of the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors. You’ve seen his countless appearances on David Letterman, Good Morning America and so many more – now you can enjoy Jungle Jack’s infectious energy as he takes you “into the wild!” to see some of the world’s most fascinating animals, LIVE!

Location Address: Camden Opera House

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Maine Restaurant Week

Event date/time: March 1-12, 2016maine restaurant week

Restaurant Week returns for its eighth year, and is a celebration of the culinary talents of area restaurants.  During this week, area restaurants near and far offer specially priced three course meals.  Chefs work hard year round to take care of their customers.  During restaurant week, they go above and beyond.  The first restaurant week concept originated in New York City in the early 1900's and caught on in Maine in 2009.

Location Address: various restaurants including the Hartstone Inn

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"Pasta, Pasta, Pasta" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: March 19th or March 20th, 2015 - 1-3pmHartstone Inn Pasta Making Class

Learn how to make pasta in your own kitchen. Techniques include making the dough, coloring and flavoring different pastas, rolling out and cutting various shapes of pasta, filling pastas such as raviolis and tortellini and cooking pasta. Specific dishes include: Spaghetti with a Creamy Prosciutto and Roasted Pepper Sauce, Pappardelle with Grilled Tiger Shrimp, Pesto and Oven Roasted Tomatoes, Sweet Potato Ravioli with a Pine Nut and Sage Butter Sauce, and Three-Cheese Tortellini with Chicken and Pesto.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food!  Enrollment is $45 per person our make it a getaway and book a Cooking Class Package!

Location Address: Hartstone Inn, 41 Elm St., Camden, Maine

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Concert ~ Christine Lavin and Don White at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time:  March 19, 2016 at 7:30 PMLavin concert

hese two veteran performers have brought their unique brand of clean, hilarious musical comedy to audiences across the US proving that comedy can be smart, friendly, and breathtakingly funny without being vulgar or pejorative. This is a show for anyone who wants to laugh and feel good on their way out of the venue.Tickets are general admission and $22 in advance and $26 the night of the show. They are available at the Camden Opera House website or by calling (207)470-7066, or for no fee walk-up at the Camden Town Office M-F 9AM-3P

Location Address: Camden Opera House

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"Lobster, Lobster, Lobster" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: June 4th or June 5th, 2015 - 1-3pmHartstone Inn

A trip to Maine should be based around eating as much lobster as one can. This class will help you achieve that goal! Chef Michael will share his techniques for cooking and “breaking down” lobsters, and guide you through four very diverse preparations.  Maine Lobster with a Vanilla Beurre Blanc, Lobster and Gruyere Soufflé with a Grilled Corn Cream, Maine Lobster and Asparagus Salad with a Tangerine Dressing, Avocado and Lobster Cakes with a Chive Sour Cream and Roasted Tomato Jus.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food!  Enrollment is $45 per person our make it a getaway and book a Cooking Class Package!

Location Address: Hartstone Inn, 41 Elm St., Camden, Maine

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Camden Festival of Independence

Event date/time: July 2–4, 2016Camden Festival of Independence

Midcoast organizations team up to offer three days of fun over the Fourth of July holiday period. Concerts, family events, parades, and fireworks (July 4), with fun and affordable options for all tastes. For more information, contact the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce: 207-236-4404.

Location Address: Downtown Camden

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North Atlantic Blues Festival

Event date/time: July 16 & July 17, 2016 from 11am - 7pmblues fest

The North Atlantic Blues Festival is an annual two-day blues music festival featuring national blues performers and considered one of the most prestigious on the East Coast. The festival is held at the Public Landing in Rockland, Maine, overlooking the picturesque Rockland Harbor. Some of the top names in blues music have been featured at this prestigious East Coast festival. In addition to all day live entertainment, the festival has vendors selling a wide array of food, drinks and crafts.  Saturday evening Main Street is closed to traffic for the NABF Club Crawl. Attendees of legal age, wearing their wristband from the festival are allowed free admission to the many bars and restaurants featuring many of the top regional blues performers. There are also bands performing on Main Street for all ages at no charge.

Location Address: Public Landing, Rockland, ME

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Wings and Wheels Spectacular at the Owls Head Transportation Museum

Event date/time: Saturday & Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2016  9am-3pmwings

Featuring The Mallett Brothers Band on Sunday, Aug. 9! The airshow, or “Rally” is the Museum’s longest running and most popular event, featuring antique vehicles and guest aircraft. In 2015 assorted aerobatic performances, WWII Warbird demonstrations and more will headline a dazzling event that is sure to leave spectators smiling for weeks to come. Performers include Dan Marcotte Airshows, Parker Family Airshows, two P-51 Mustangs, a B-25 and more! All pre-1995 vehicles welcome to exhibit.

Location Address: The Owls Head Transportation Museum

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35th Annual Maine Antiques Festival

Event date/time: August 5-7, 2016cropped-maine-antiques-fest

The Annual Maine Antiques Festival is Maine's largest Antiques event. Over 100 dealers from across the US and Canada will be offering for sale a wide variety of vintage collectible and antiques spanning eras from the 18th century through the 1960's. Furnish or decorate your home with items that have stood the test of time. Or perhaps you area collector of vintage clothing or jewelry. We have it here in indoor, pavilion and outdoor under tent booths. Also great Maine food like lobster and native blueberry pies.

Location Address: 1 Fairgrounds Lane, Union, ME

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69th Annual Maine Lobster Festival

Event date/time:  August 3 -7, 2016Maine-Lobster-Festival-2

The Maine Lobster Festival is five days of fun and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine. The Festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Rockland, Maine each year with the promise of fresh, local lobster dinners, nationally renowned entertainers, cooking contests, carnival rides,  Five days of fun and feasting on the Maine Coast.

Location Address: Harbor Park, Rockland, ME

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"Christmas by the Sea" in Camden Maine

Event date/time: December 2nd - 4th,, 2016Christmas by the Sea

A weekend celebration of the holiday season. Local businesses hold open houses, Santa makes three grand entrances in each of three communities - one by fire engine and two by boat.  Santa is also the special guest in the Friday night parade through downtown Camdne.  Bonfires, tree lighting, caroling, holiday plays, multiple craft markets, fireworks and more!  Sponsored by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce

Location Address: downtown Camden, ME

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