Have you been to the beach a million times already? Maybe you just don’t feel like getting sand in places sand really shouldn’t be. If you are searching for a beach alternative on a nice summer day, see if there is a festival near you.
Maine offers so many diverse festivals across the state, there really is something for everyone to enjoy. Last weekend I went to the Bath Heritage days with my family. We didn’t hang out for long, but wandering around watching the festivities was a great way to spend an “awkward” weather day (not quite cold, but not quite warm with rain in the forecast).
Some festivals that I am excited about are the Moxie Festival, the Potato Blossom Festival, The Yarmouth Clam Festival, the Maine Lobster Festival, and, of course, Kah Bang. (For a list of 25+ events in Maine this summer, check out this list).
The Moxie Festival is THIS weekend, July 11th-13th in Lisbon Falls, ME. Mallory, your new Young & Free Maine Spokester will be there with the Green Machine, so top by and say hi! There are so many things to do from a 5k, to a carnival, to a car show, and many more activities to celebrate Moxie.
Both the Potato Blossom Festival and the Yarmouth Clam Festival are next weekend! The Potato Blossom Festival will be happening in Fort Fairfield, ME and Mallory will make an appearance here as well; so many fun ways to meet up with her this summer. The Clam Festival will be held in Yarmouth, ME, featuring vendors, a carnival, and many more activities for the family.
Next is something celebrating my favorite crustacean: the Maine Lobster Festival will be held July 30th-August 3rd in Rockland, ME. This festival again offers a wonderful opportunity to see crafters from across the state (and beyond), a road race, a cooking contest, and many other family friendly activities. I think I volunteer WHOLE-HEARTEDLY to be a judge for that cooking contest!
Finally, there is Kah Bang August 7th-10th in Bangor, ME. Here, our First and Second place winners from Sound Off will be performing! See the Skastitutes (our First Place Sound Off winner) and The Roman Counterpart (our Second Place Sound Off winner) perform live! We can’t wait to see these bands again, wowing the crowds just as they wowed us! Check out the Sound Off Recap to learn more about the bands and the contest. Mallory will be here as well with some fun giveaways. Stop by and see her and the Green Machine!
These festivals are great, and to me, what makes them even better is that they are FREE to attend. It is a great way to take in some of Maine’s Heritage and not pay an admission fee. Of course, if you choose to participate in an event, or want to buy something, it will cost you something, but you saved on admission, so go for it!
It’s been great being your guest blogger this week. I hope you all enjoyed this amazing weather that we have been having! Have a fantastic weekend! Next week Mallory takes over, and she is going to do an amazing job.
Katy Robinson, Guest Blogger
Maine Credit Union League
Marketing & Communications Assistant