Camden / Rockland Calendar of Events

The Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce posts year-round events in Camden and Rockland.  There is something planned for each season! The Windjammer and Lobster Festivals in the Summer; Check out the link below to see what is what fun activities are happening in Camden during your visit!

Select Upcoming Events Include

Fall Art & Antique Auction

Thomaston Place Auction

November 9 - 11, 2018
Auction begins at 11 am each day * Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Thomaston

An auction weekend that includes fine art, tribal artifacts, jewelry, antiques & decorative items.


A Doll's House, Part 2

Camden Opera House; A Doll's House Part 2

 November 10-11; 17-18; 23-24, 2018

The Camden Opera House 

A Doll's House, Part 2, explores in uproarious fashion, the emotional chaos that results when Nora Helmer returns to the home from which she exited fifteen years earlier.  Long-simmering resentments boil over in an intellectual and comedic slug fest about ideas, love - and the rights of women in the modern world.


Gardens Aglow at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Gardens Aglow; Botanical Gardens Boothbay Harbor; Christmas Events

November 15-17, 23-25, 29-December 1, 2018 

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm * 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay, ME

Visit the Botanical Gardens in Boothbay for "Gardens Aglow" - the biggest and brightest light display in Maine.  Over 500,000 energy efficient LED lights decorate over 14 acres of their central gardens.  

Weekends get ready for the North Pole Express; the Festival of Trees and holiday fireworks. And if that isn't enough, there's also a s'mores pit, popcorn stand and special art exhibits.  A magical experience for all!

The Blue Cafe: Alice Limoges

Alice Limoges; Camden Opera House

November 16, 2018

7:30 pm  - Camden Opera House

Originally from Rockport, Maine, Alice Limoges is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She began releasing records when she was 16 years old and has since released 3. Her music’s been described by the Bangor Daily News as “something akin to a softer-edged Fiona Apple, or a harder-edged Sarah McLachlan — awfully, awfully pretty, but with a flair for the dramatic that creeps in on nearly every track”.’

Blue Café is a new, intimate performance space located on the 3rd floor of the Camden Opera House, showcasing acts you won't see anywhere else. Doors open at 7. Admission is always free (donations welcome), with bar provided by 40 Paper Bistro and Bar! Bring a friend!

Relax. Connect. Listen. Enjoy.

Festival of Lights & Tree Auction

Festival of Lights; Rockland Maine; Holiday Events Rockland Camden

November 23 & 24th, 2018

Downtown Rockland, Main Street

The annual Festival of Lights 

Celebration features the arrival of Santa Claus aboard a U.S. Coast Guard vessel, the lighting of the renowned world's largest Lobster Trap Christmas Tree, the after-dark Parade of Lights, and breakfast with Santa. The weekend includes free horse-drawn wagon rides in the historic downtown arts & dining district, visits with Santa in his workshop, and plenty of holiday shopping opportunities.

  Tree Auction

1:00 - 4:00 pm • Main floor Rockland Public Library, 80 Union Street, Rockland

Beautiful table-top trees decorated by local businesses are available through silent auction. Trees include gift certificates or other coupons donated by merchants. Fundraising supports the Rockland Public Library. Bidding begins at 10:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm. Refreshments provided.

Christmas By The Sea

Camden Christmas By The Sea

 November 30 - December 2, 2018

Watch as Camden is transformed into a festive and intimate fairytale town, complete with an enchanting star on top of the mountain overlooking the town. Christmas by the Sea, featuring a full weekend of activities, kicks off the season with a holiday parade, Santa’s arrival (by boat!) to the Midcoast, store-wide sales, free photos with Santa, open houses and craft fairs. For more information, contact the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce or call 207-236-4404. 

Camden Winterfest Week

 February 2 - 10, 2019

A week-long celebration of winter beginning with ice carving and snow sculpting and culminating with the US National Toboggan Championships, fireworks, a snow plow parade, concert and dance, all with a festive Maine Mardi Gras theme. For more information and to see a detailed schedule of events, visit:

U.S. National Toboggan Championships

U.S. National T oboggan Championships; Camden, ME

February 10, 2019 

10:00 am Camden Snow Bowl

Only in Camden! The country's only remaining original, gravity-operated 400-foot-long wooden toboggan chute. Tobogganers exit the chute onto frozen Hosmer Pond for a thrilling ride from top to bottom. Each year in February, the Snow Bowl hosts the U.S. National Toboggan Championships, a weekend of competitive racing - in costume - capped by finals and awards for the fastest teams in a variety of divisions.