Festivals and Celebrations, Wiscasset

Live Music in Wiscasset on Thursday Evenings

The town common is the green space on Route 1 as you enter the town and just below the courthouse.

Also on Thursdays is the Wiscasset Farmer’s Market

The market is from 3 – 6 pm on the Recreational Pier which is the one further from Route 1.

And don’t forget the last Thursday of each month is the Art Walk.


Festivals and Celebrations, Weekends in Wiscasset

Weekends in Wiscasset July 4 – 7th

Bath Heritage Days (July 3 – 7)

A 5 day festivel with events held throughout the city’s downtown area including 30 bands and activities for the entire family.

Wiscasset 4th of July Events

A community breakfast, parade, music and fireworks. Click here for times.

All-American Cruise-In

Saturday, July 6th from 10 am to 3 pm at Owlshead Transportation Museum. Showcase of American automotive design and ingenuity. Highlights the syle and power of automotibles beginnning inthe early 20th century and extending through the 70’s.

WWF Ice Cream Social and Steam Trains

On Saturday July 6th from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Take their afternoon trains from Sheepscot station and enjoy and ice cream social at Alna Center Station.

Sheepscot River Race

Saturday, July 6th from 3:00pm – 6:30pm starting at Sherman Lake Rest Area in Newcastle and ending at the Wiscasset Waterfront. This is the 30th anniversary of the Sheepscot River Race.

In addition to these special events we have numerous events that occur every weekend. For a full listing of those events checkout out our Weekends in Wiscasset page.


Festivals and Celebrations, Wiscasset

4th of July in Wiscasset

The day starts at 7:30 – 9:30 am the Morris Farm Store with a free community breakfast (although donations are greatly appreciated). Wiscasset Woods Lodge will be making our famous blueberry cobbler for the feast and Mammy’s Bakery is donating something special. If you’d like to donate food please contact Elizabeth at the Morris Farm Store – she can be reached on Facebook or Instagram.

The farm will have craft supplies on hand so children – and adults – can make doodlebug costumes to wear in the parade and all are welcome to join the farm’s “Doodlebug” float. Big Al’s has donated sunglasses to help create bug eyes. Ames True Value is providing a flatbed truck and bales of hay so even the littlest doodlebugs can enjoy being in the parade.

The 4th of July parade starts at 10 am at the Town Offices. It heads north on route 27 then back to town via Federal Street finally ending up at the far pier (recreational pier) on Water Street. I’ll be marching in the parade as part of the Orange Barrel Ballet.

We’re looking for a couple of Banner Carriers for the Orange Barrel Ballet. If anyone is wanting to join in the fun, email Saundra@wiscassetwoods.com if you’re interested/available.

The Wiscasset Yacht Club will be selling strawberry shortcake from 11 am to 2 pm.

At 6 pm there’s live music on the commons then the fireworks display is at 9:15 pm over the water.


Looking for something more? Check out Bath’s Heritage Days Celebration which includes carnival rides, a music festival, and some fun runs as well as evening fireworks.

For more events around Maine check out Maine Today’s list of list of 4th of July Activities around Maine.


Festivals and Celebrations, Made in Maine, Shopping

Art Walk Season in Midcoast Maine

June is the start of Artwalk season in Midcoast Maine. The artwalks are a great chance in the evening to stroll through shops, listen to live music and buy art made locally.

Wiscasset Artwalk takes place between 5 -8 pm on the third Thursdays in June, July, August and September. Wiscasset Woods Lodge is a major sponsor of Wiscasset’s Art Walk.

Bath Artwalk is on third Fridays from 4 -7 pm.

Portland’s Artwalk takes place on the First Friday of each month between 5 – 8 pm.

Boothbay Harbor has First Friday Arts Tours from 5 – 7 pm.

There’s a great resource for Maine art walks by MaineToday Also check out our list of Weekends in Wiscasset events and our Event Calendar.


Festivals and Celebrations

Damariscotta Oyster Celebration

The Damariscotta Oyster Celebration is Thursday, June 13th to Saturday June 15th.

The event celebrates an oyster culture dating back to 200 B.C., the communities of the Damariscotta River Region invite oyster lovers from around the world to Maine for the second annual Damariscotta Oyster Celebration, June 13 -15, 2019.

Maine’s Damariscotta River and estuaries produce a unique oyster crop that is recognized around world for diversity of flavor and quality. The Damariscotta Oyster Celebration was spearheaded by an alliance of Damariscotta oyster farmers to educate and inspire oyster culinary innovations in food, drink and culture.

The three-day celebration kicks off on Thursday, June 13, with chefs from North America competing in the International Oyster Chef of the Year competition at the Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Golf Resort. 

On Friday, June 14 and Saturday June 15, experience the Tour de Source and Open Houses, across the Damariscotta region. This year we have expanded our behind the scenes look at the Damariscotta oyster community by two days. Meet the oyster farmers, and tour and taste your way around the bounty of the Damariscotta River. Experience local oyster farms, local food and beverage producers, the latest aquaculture innovations, and historic oyster middens.

On Saturday, June 15, the Damariscotta Oyster Celebration culminates with oyster shuckers from top restaurants in the United Sates and Canada going head-to-head in a timed competition for the Can-Am Shuck Star. The competition will be hosted in Damariscotta at the Damariscotta River Association’s Round Top Farm with the celebration including more oyster tasting, beverage pairings, and music.

Map of the event locations for the Damariscotta Oyster Celebration
Map of Damariscott Oyster Celebration Locations

For more information or to buy tickets visit the Damariscotta Oyster Celebration‘s website at https://www.damariscottaoyster.com/