Calendar of Events in Camden

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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"Jazz on a Summer's Eve" at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time:  Aug 19, 2016 - 7:00 PMjazz

This national touring, non-traditional cabaret show is sure to delight any music or theatre fan! Come enjoy this new fun musical theatre/cabaret mash-up starring Kristyn Murphy and Abbie Stands. Lovers & Monsters is great for all ages and is filled with humor, music, and vivid storytelling. The two-women show stars two internationally known singers who are captivating audiences with clever storytelling and soaring vocals.  The show features music from a variety of genres including: musical theatre, pop, Celtic, as well as original songs, and explores the lovers and monsters that surround us each day and are part of all of us.

Following the story of two singers thrown unexpectedly together for a circus production, Kristyn and Abbie share stories of life, love and self-discovery, inviting audiences to laugh and cry as they experience tragedy, passion, and joy in a style that hints back to the Vaudeville days. Come discover if you are a lover, monster, or both. This show debuted in April 2016 at the Metropolitan Room in New York City. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 day of the show. 

Location Address: Camden Opera House

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Film ~ The Seal Who Came Home

Event date/time:  Sunday, August 3, 2016 - 7:30 PMseal

The Camden Opera House in partnership with MPBN and with the support of the Goodridge family will present for the third year in a row the PBS documentary "The Seal Who Came Home". This heartwarming and unusual documentary depicts Andre's 25 years spent living in Rockport with the Goodridge family The past two year's showing was a community gathering and special evening. If you missed it, this is your chance! (well, you also could have another chance on Saturday, August 8 at 11 AM when MPBN screens the film on all Maine PBS Television Stations.

Andre was a harbor seal found as a pup by Harry Goodridge in 1961 in the waters off Rockport, near Robinson's Rock. Harry raised Andre, who lived for 25 years in both wild and human worlds, gaining love and admiration from people all over the world.

The 50 minute film, The Seal Who Came Home, is the final episode in an original series by MPBN titled My Wild Affair. The film shows the challenges, responsibilities and rewards of raising a wild animal as a pet and includes actual footage, photographs, and interviews with people who were close to Andre throughout his life.

The presentation is free to the public on a first- come first- serve basis. Doors will open at 6:30 pm; the film will begin promptly at 7:30 pm. As we did last year, the audience is welcome to remain after the film to share stories of their own personal memories of Andre.  

Location Address: Camden Opera House

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"An Evening with Noel Paul Stookey" at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time:  September 3, 2016 - 7:30 PMnoel

Singer/songwriter Noel Paul Stookey has been altering both the musical and ethical landscape of this country and the world for decades—both as the “Paul” of the legendary Peter, Paul and Mary and as an independent musician who passionately believes in bringing the spiritual into the practice of daily life. Funny, irreverently reverent, thoughtful, compassionate—passionate—Stookey’s vocal sound is known all across this land: from the “Wedding Song” to “In These Times.”  Stookey’s sound has been shaped by huge cities, as well as the smallest hamlets of the Heartland, housing projects, coastal Maine villages, towns up and down the Mississippi, and by his search for a common language that enables everyone no matter their origins and experiences to communicate with each other and celebrate the mystery of life.

Noel Paul Stookey has recorded over 45 albums, both as part of the legendary trio and as a soloist. In the year 2007 alone he released three CDs: Facets of the Jewel, Promise of Love, and Song for Megumi. In addition to his performance life, Stookey oversees Neworld Multimedia, presenting new artists and creating children’s TV shows and music. The royalties from his classic “Wedding Song” go to the Public Domain Foundation, where nearly $2 million has been put to work for charitable causes. If Stookey has his way, he hopes to make the world a better place by supporting a dialogue of acceptance and inclusion...perhaps his song Love Rules! says it best: “...tryin to be a student of transparency; more of Love and less of me...”

Tickets are general admission $22 in advance and $25 at the door and $16 for seniors 65 and older; children 12 and under. Available here on this website, by calling (207)470-7066 or stopping by the Camden Town Office M-F 9AM -3PM for a no fee walk-up.  

Location Address: Camden Opera House

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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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