For 30 years, the end of summer in Eastport, Maine, has been celebrated with a festival, a gathering, an homage to our local resources, especially the Atlantic salmon raised in the cold waters of Passamaquoddy Bay. Of course, no community festival is complete without a meal, and the Eastport Salmon & Seafood Festival is no exception. The centerpiece of Salmon Sunday has always been the salmon barbecue. Through the years, the details of the events and the meal --- the side dishes and desserts, the musicians, the wine, the servers and cooks --- have varied, but the one constant that brings us back year after year is that delicious piece of grilled salmon. We eat under the big tent in a crowd of friends, neighbors and visitors. We look up from our repast and gaze contentedly at the breathtaking view of the Passamaquoddy Bay just a few feet away. Those of us who live here try not to take our stunning surroundings for granted, and we’re happy to share with travelers who are wise enough to step off the beaten path to seek us out. Come for music, arts and crafts, a Fiber Arts Show, galleries, gift shops and museums, locally brewed beers, (wine too), a farmers’ market, flea market, delicious seafood, and a fabulous salmon barbecue dinner.
We are the biggest Pirate Festival in New England and the Maritimes. Follow us to stay posted and involved. A fun filled family weekend filled with events and shows, great food and entertainment, crafts markets and street fanfair, a parade and fireworks too! And to top it all off.. It's a mostly free event!! The festival is able to provide these events and entertainments with the generous donations of attendees and supporters. Thanks to all who help to make the festival the wonderful event that it is! All support is welcome, if you would like to volunteer or donate to help us keep our festival growing with free entertainment; please do not hesitate to contact us!
We look forward to seeing you all the second weekend in September each year!
Come downtown to the Historic District to see an original puppet show, "Tails of Quoddy Bay" about the adventures of the mermaid Teeny Tiny. Vote for your favorite Little Ms. Mermaid or Mr. Merman in our first annual pageant. Kids can join the sea wheels parade and participate in Neptune's Throne Bucket Races. There will be an aftern0on concert featuring the Celtic music of Fiddle Chick and Picky. End the day watching "Splash" as the sun sets ... and best of all ... everything is free!!! For more information write to: Sweeties Downeast or call: (207) 853-3120. Facebook page
The Eastport 4th of July celebration is a festival of long standing, starting with Canada Day on July 1st, Welcome Home Day on July 2nd, Armed Services Day on July 3rd, and Independence Day on July 4th. Each day features races, food, vendors, parades, kids' activities, tours and much more. The photo shows US Navy sailors participating in the 4th of July parade. A Navy vessel frequently makes a stop at the Eastport Breakwater for the celebration. For a full schedule of events to: Eastport 4th of July Schedule
A unique race for the discerning runner: run across the Canada-USA border without stopping; no crowds or traffic lights; no more than 350 runners in each event; beautiful scenery and the world’s biggest tides; bald eagles, seals, sometimes whales seen from the course; medals and awards handcrafted by local artists; a challenging fully certified, chip timed, Boston qualifying, not-for-profit event organized jointly by the friendly welcoming communities of Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada and Lubec, Maine, USA on the shores of the magnificent Bay of Fundy.