Events & Festivals in Boothbay Harbor
From oyster festivals to sailboat races, Boothbay Harbor boasts a wide array of entertainment options that allow you to experience the lively local culture at its best! Below, you will find a list of some of our favorite local events and festivals that you won’t want to miss on your next trip to Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
4th of July – Enjoy activities and events all day long followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the harbor. Guests at Topside Inn enjoy front row seats from our front lawn. We will provide fresh popcorn and other tasty treats.
Rails, Tails & Ales: The Midcoast Craft Beer Festival – Visitors will enjoy great craft beer from Maine breweries, an outdoor car show, plus a family-friendly setting including steam train rides.
Boothbay Harbor Fest – August 31 – September 9. On the waterfront, featuring local food, live music and events
Shipyard Cup – Super-yacht Regatta on the Coast of Maine
Pemaquid Oyster Fest (Damariscotta)
Boothbay Region Land Trust events (all season)
Coastal Maine Botanical Garden events (all season)
For even more information on the best Boothbay Harbor, Maine events and festivals, as well as other fun attractions in the area, download our Free Vacation Guide or visit our Things to Do in Boothbay Harbor page.
The OPERA HOUSE at Boothbay Harbor
Enjoy a performance at our historic opera house this season. Don’t forget, guests of Topside Inn receive VIP reserved seating – just let us know and we will confirm your seats.
February 15 – Scotty River Trio/Upstairs
February 23 – Primo Cubano
March 2 – We Banjo 3
March 9 – Open Mic/Upstairs
March 24 – Caribbean Night
April 19 – Scotty River Trio/Upstairs
April 21 – Asleep at the Wheel
May 5 – Duke Robillard Band
May 13 – Mother’s Day Concert with Kevin Kiley & Friends
May 26 – Rodney Crowell
June 1 – The Kruger Brothers
June 9 – Ellis Paul
June 21 – Rhiannon Giddens
June 23 – Newberry & Verch
July 13 – Molly Tuttle
July 17 – Daponte String Quartet
July 19 – The Bumper Jacksons
July 21 – Chanticleer
August 2 – Arsentiy Kharitonov
August 3 – The Lonely Heartstring Band
August 8 – Frollein Sax
August 15 – DaPonte String Quartet
August 23 – Ragtime Master Bob Milne
August 25 – Seth Glier
September 14 – Peppino D’Agostino
September 22 – Coig
September 29 – The Contenders
Updated 2/9/2018: More performances may be added.