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 – July 15, 2017, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Visitors will enjoy great craft beer from Maine breweries, an outdoor car show, plus a family-friendly setting including steam train rides.
The Home & Garden Tour – July 21, 2017, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Tickets go on sale June 1st.
Sunflower Celebration benefiting Friends of Thai Daughters – Friday, August 4, 2017, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. This event has helped to prevent child trafficking and transformed lives since 2005. Visitors will enjoy food, drinks, a live auction, entertainment, and reverse raffle. Topside Inn will be donating a two-night stay for the live auction.
Shipyard Cup – Super-yacht Regatta on the Coast of Maine
Pemaquid Oyster Fest (Damariscotta)
Boothbay Harbor Fest – September 1-10, 2017, Labor Day weekend. A 10-day celebration on the waterfront, featuring local food, live music and events
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.
April 6 – Alliage Quintet (4 saxophones & piano – extraordinary)
April 20 – Scotty River Trio in the upstairs bar
April 22 – Annual Caribbean Night w/ Pan Fried Steel Drums
May 19 – Ballroom Thieves
June 3 – Francine Reed – of Lyle Lovett’s Large Band
June 8 – Gaelic Storm
June 10 – Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo
June 16 – Tommy Emmanuel
June 17 – Tom Rush
June 24 – Apil Verch
June 29 – Tim Sample
July 1 – Seth Glier
July 6 – Sharon Shannon
July 8 – Joan Osborne
July 13 – Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
July 14 – Vienna Piano Trio
July 15 – The Subdudes
July 19 – Guy Davis, bluesman
July 20 – Girls, Guns & Glory
July 22 – Jim Messina & his Band
July 27 – Kevin Kiley & Friends
July 28 – Steep Canyon Rangers
July 29 – Cherish the Ladies
August 2 – Skerryvore
August 4 – Seldom Scene
August 5 – Frances Luke Accord
August 9 – Arsentiy Kharitonov
August 11 – Villalobos Brothers
August 17 – Breakers Jazz Bandd
August 19 – Ed Gerhard
August 23 – Bob Milne
August 24 – BeauSoliel avec Michel Doucet
September 1 – Marcia Ball
September 2 – Adam Ezra Group
September 8 – Raging Brass
September 14 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
September 17 – Dougie MacLean
September 23 – Rodney Crowell
October 14 – The Bobs Farewell Tour
Updated 3/22/17: More performances may be added.