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SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013

11:30 a.m.

Community Fireworks Fundraiser/Windjammer Days Golf Tournament and cookout
This event is at the Boothbay Harbor Country Club. It is open to the public (members and non-members welcome!) Join as teams or individuals. Shot Gun Start at 1 p.m. It's $85 per person, which includes a cookout lunch, golf and cart. Cash bar, prizes, 50/50, opportunity to buy mulligans and more. Checks should be made out to: Community Fireworks with “Golf Tournament Fundraiser” in the memo line. Send to Dianne Gimbel at Smiling Cow, 14 Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538. Call 207-504-0242 for more information. Rain date is Sunday, June 30, 2013.

1 p.m.

Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club One Design Race
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Boothbay Harbor One Design sailboat, a race will be held in the inner harbor. These capable and aesthetically beautiful day sailers were designed by Geerd Hendel in 1938. Fifty-five of these boats have been built by skilled builders who are currently using new techniques, including contemporary composite construction and cold molded wood processes. If you would like more information about these boats, please refer to www.boothbayharboronedesign.org. The race will take place between the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard and the Tumbler Island buoy and can be best viewed from the Department of Marine Resources, McKown Point road in West Boothbay Harbor. Sponsored by the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club and the Boothbay Harbor One Design Association. For more information, call 207-633-5750.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

2nd Annual Artists Alley
For the second consecutive year, Artists Alley will be staged on the By-Way. Regional artists will display fine arts and fine crafts. Plus, watch a few artists in action. The By-Way and Bridge Streets in Boothbay Harbor will be blocked off for the day. Come explore Artists Alley on June 25.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Boothbay Common Windjammer Days Craft Show
Walk the common grounds and explore the handiwork of New England craftsmen and artists. Located at 1011 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Windjammers for the Wee Mateys
Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library Lawn. Crafts and games along with some story telling makes for great fun. For more information, call 207-633-3112.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tours of the United States Coast Guard Station, Boothbay Harbor
At McKown Point, take advantage of a unique opportunity to talk to our Coast Guard personnel and view the operational and logistics capabilities of our local station. Free shuttle service stop at the USGC Station.

10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.

All About Lobsters at Maine State Aquarium, McKown Point
Staff will discuss the American Lobster (Homarous americianus), Maine’s commercial fishery and how-to-catch lobsters, as well as basic lobster biology, using a live specimen and props. Free shuttle service at aquarium. Guest admission fee required.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

DMR Public Tour at the Maine State Aquarium
Aquarium Director Aimee Rodriques will conduct a public lab tour through the Maine State Department of Marine Resources Fisheries Laboratory. She will discuss the role DMR plays in marine resource management and conservation. Limited to 30 participants, children under 10 discouraged. Admission to the aquarium required. Free shuttle service.

3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sharks & Skates Talk at Maine State Aquarium, McKown Point
Aquarium staff will spend time with guests at the 850 gallon shark touch tank discussing shark biology and conservation and familiarizing guests with display specimens.

4:15 p.m.

Public Tank Feeding at Maine State Aquarium, McKown Point
Guest admission fee required. Free shuttle.

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Boothbay Harbor Fire Station Dinner/BBQ
This event benefits the Boothbay Harbor Fire Department and Minnehaha Fire Co. Donations accepted. Call Nick Livingston at 207-380-4321.

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Windjammer Days Special Red Cloak Haunted History Tours
Take a lantern lit walk with The Lady in the Red Cloak. Learn Windjammer history, seafaring superstitions, pirate tales and ghost stories about early Boothbay Harbor. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and is appropriate for all ages. Participation is by reservation only. $12 adults, $7 children under 12, free children under 5. Visit www.redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com or call 207-380-3806.

WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2013

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Boothbay Common Windjammer Days Craft Show
Walk the common grounds and explore the handiwork of New England craftsmen and artists. Located at 1011 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tours of the United States Coast Guard Station, Boothbay Harbor
At McKown Point, take advantage of a unique opportunity to talk to our Coast Guard personnel and view the operational and logistics capabilities of our local station. Free shuttle service stop at the USGC Station.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kids Tent Activities at Boothbay Region Land Trust, Boothbay House Hill
Face painting, knot tying, flag and sail making, book printing and model boat building. Free temporary tattoos for sailors and pirates, and balloon sculptures with Twinkles and Fumbles the clowns.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sea Crafts for Kids at Maine State Aquarium, McKown Point
Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Free shuttle service stop. Guest admission fee required.

11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

All About Lobsters at Maine State Aquarium, McKown Point
Staff will discuss the American Lobster (Homarous americianus), Maine’s commercial fishery, and how to catch lobsters, as well as basic lobster biology, using a live specimen and props. Free shuttle service at aquarium. Guest admission fee required.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ocean Face Painting at the Maine State Aquarium
Guest admission to the aquarium required.

1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

All About Lobsters at Maine State Aquarium, McKown Point
Staff will discuss the American Lobster (Homarous americianus), Maine’s commercial fishery, and how to catch lobsters, as well as basic lobster biology, using a live specimen and props. Free shuttle service at aquarium. Guest admission fee required.

2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Shark & Skate Talk at Maine State Aquarium, McKown Point
Staff will spend time with guests at the 850 gallon shark touch tank discussing shark biology and conservation and familiarizing guests with display specimens. Guest admission fee required. Free shuttle.

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Windjammer Days Street Parade: Welcome aboard!
Join others as they fill the sidewalks to watch fun floats sail by, let clowns put a smile on your face and see so much more.

6:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m.

Sea Chanties on Sea aboard the Novelty
Join Alison Lee Freeman for a special concert aboard the Novelty vessel celebrating maritime history with traditional sea chanties. This is your last opportunity to view historic Windjammers anchored in Boothbay Harbor aboard the Novelty vessel, so don’t miss out. Cruise departs at 6:30 p.m. from Pier 8, Boothbay Harbor. Ticket are priced at $16 and reservations required. Call Balmy Days Cruises at 207-633-2284. Brought to you by the Lincoln Arts Festival

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Windjammer Days Special Red Cloak Haunted History Tours
Take a lantern lit walk with The Lady in the Red Cloak, learning of Windjammer history, seafaring superstitions, pirate tales, and ghost stories of early Boothbay Harbor. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and is appropriate for all ages. Participation is by reservation only. $12 adults, $7 children under 12, free children under 5. Visit www.redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com or call 207-380-3806.

8 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Grand Prize Winners announced at Whale Park
Prizes: one grand prize raffle winner, a 50/50 winner, and a winner of the Original 51st Annual Windjammer Days Poster

9:15 p.m.

Fireworks Spectacular over the harbor.
Come by land or by sea. You won’t want to miss the awesome display of colors that brighten the sky and light up the water.

 

 

Windjammer Days Fireworks

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013

8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Windjammer Days opening ceremonies on Whale Park Stage
Contest: Winning poster display

9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Whale Park Chamber Tent open
If you need information about the event or shuttle schedule, maps, or to purchase your official Windjammer T-Shirt and other great memorabilia, then visit our friendly volunteers at the Chamber Waterfront Tent. Winners of the grand raffle prize, the 50/50 and the 51st Annual Windjammer Days Poster signed by the schooner captains will be announced at 8 p.m. in the Whale Park on Wednesday, June 26.

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Pirates of the Dark Rose Puppet Show
The classic story of how the Pirates found the buried treasure, on Treasure Island. Told with puppets for the young scallywags on a large treasure map, the pirates may not survive the perilous voyage across the sea to find the gold. Will the storms sink them? Or will the sea serpents eat them? Or will the gold even be where X marks the spot? Find out if the pirates find the treasure.

12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Pirates of the Dark Rose Duels
Pirates are a quarrelsome lot, and pirate quarrels are settled with steel on shore! It’s in the Pirate Code. The dock will ring with the sound of cutlasses and rapiers, and, perhaps, boarding axes as the differences are decided by whichever pirate survives the fight.

1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Meet Oreo
Here is your chance to hang with Oreo, the Pirate Bird. Kids should stop by the Chamber Whale Park Tent and purchase a Pirate T-shirt, bandana, eye patch and get ready to take a picture with the Pirate Bird.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Whale Park Stage Concert, Don Campbell Duo
Don’s sounds are often compared with Vince Gill, Dan Fogelberg and the Eagles. He was named Maine’s Best Singer-Songwriter in the Maine Sunday Telegram’s Annual Readers Poll from 2004-2009. (The category was retired after 2009.)

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Recruiting for Pirates at the Kid’s Tent, Boothbay House Hill
Boys and girls, lads and lasses, and older gentlemen and ladies who have been thinking of a life of piracy: Join up with the Pirates of the Dark Rose to keep the British from putting a stop to all the pirate fun when they attack the next day. But we’ll have to show you how pirates fight with cutlasses and shoot the cannons, and, you’ll have to sign the pirate articles ... in blood! Red ink is OK, too. We take apprentice pirates from 6 to 60 as long as they will look like a pirate on Wednesday. Pirate recruit training will cover:

  • The pirate flag, the “Jolly Rodger”
  • The Pirate Articles, the pirate crews sign to govern themselves
  • Pirate food
  • Cutlass lessons
  • Pirate dentistry (tooth worms removed)
  • Pirate weapons like grappling hooks, axes and flintlocks
  • Intimidation or “Vaporing” as it’s called (to scare prey)

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Annual Antique Boat Parade
Watch years of the boating world cruise past you! This event takes place in the harbor with 40-plus antique boats participating. Watch from the downtown Whale Park, from the footbridge or on the deck of one of the many restaurants on the water. After the parade, walk across the famous footbridge and over to the Rocktide Inn and meet and interact with the boat captains and view their classy vessels up close on the Inn’s dock.

4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Whale Park Stage Concert
Join Noel Arrington, Paul Johnson and Amber Jones, a popular Boothbay Harbor region trio, as they take center stage with their signature stylings.

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Whale Park Stage Concert
Boothbay residents Becky and Alfred Roberts gathered fellow musicians together in 1991 to form the Boothbay Region Alumni and Community Band, now known as the Boothbay Region Community Band. The band now plays for Boothbay Region High School’s Grand March, Windjammer Days Whale Park Concert and parade, Fourth of July, Christmas Carols on the library lawn and an annual Christmas Concert, among others.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Cannon lessons with a pirate shoot out
Join Captain Crudbeard, master gunner through the authentic drill of the Royal Navy of the 1700s. Go through the drill and fire the gun.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Whale Park Stage Concert: Bobby Reed & the Wildhorse Band
Bobby Reed has amazed Country Music Fans with his great voice and traditional country music for years.

WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2013

9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Whale Park Chamber Tent Open
Today is your last chance to get your 51st Annual WJD memorabilia. Feeling lucky? Purchase your Grand raffle and 50/50 tickets. Winners of the Grand Raffle Prize Drawing and the 50/50 and the 51st Windjammer Days Poster signed by the Schooner Captains will be announced at 8p.m. in the Whale Park.

9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Weapons Demonstration
See how pirates of old took their prey. Using Pirate’s flags, grappling hooks, pistols and cutlass; this is gripping show-and-tell. Public Pier, Whale Park.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Emcee Greg Powers will spin tunes and thrill us with his unicycle talents.

10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Cannon lessons with a pirate shoot out
Join Captain Crudbeard, master gunner through the authentic drill of the Royal Navy of the 1700s. Go through the drill and fire the gun.

11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Whale Park Stage Concert
Max Ater performs. Ater is the winner of 2012's “Maine's Got Talent.”

12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

British Invasion Attack on Boothbay Harbor Public Landing
Live: ATTACK ON BOOTHBAY! The Pirates are vowed to keep on with their wicked fun in Boothbay, and the British Governor is going to try to stop it. If you want to see if lawlessness or virtue prevails, watch the battle at the Public Landing, Whale Park.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Meet the Pirates of the Dark Rose
Another chance to hang with Oreo, the Pirate Bird and the pirates.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Whale Park Stage Concert
Join Alison Lee Freeman for a special Sea Chanties Chorus concert celebrating maritime history with traditional sea chanties and the Lincoln Arts Festival Chorus. Brought to you by the Lincoln Arts Festival.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Windjammer fleet arrives under full sail
The moment you have been waiting for! Watch from the downtown Whale Park, the footbridge or the Fisherman’s Memorial (just to name a few spots) as history glides into the harbor.

3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Whale Park Stage Concert National Award-winning Boothbay Y-Arts Chorus Performance
The Y-Arts Children’s Chorus is proud to present classic choir favorites and show tunes from various Broadway Junior shows. Y-Arts is a children’s ensemble for ages 7-16. Members of the Y-Arts Chorus have received awards at the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta including outstanding performance, outstanding acting and best actor.

3:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Whale Park Stage Concert
Boothbay Playhouse's cast of Spamalot will present a few songs from their upcoming production. Spamalot is the musical comedy sensation lovingly ripped off from the comedy film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Spamalot takes British humor to a new level of wit.

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Windjammer Days Street Parade
Come and cheer on your favorite float! 2013 themes are: Most Nautical, Most Outrageous and Most Nostalgic.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Meet Oreo
This is your last chance to hang with the Pirates of the Dark Rose and their raven bird, Oreo. Kids, if you haven’t bought your pirate garb, stop by the Chamber Whale Park Tent and buy a pirate T-shirt, bandana, eye patch and backpack and get ready to take a picture with the Pirate Bird.

6:15 p.m.

Sailing Master of 1812, concert in the park
Don’t miss out on this live concert in the Whale Park, Public Pier, after the parade. The Sailing Masters of 1812 is an ancient fife and drum corps based in Essex, Conn. The band’s music repertoire spans the 250 year period from 1750 to the present, and includes the major patriotic and martial music from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War. The music is played on 6-hole wooden fifes and rope-tensioned snare and bass drums. All of the drums were hand made by the Eames Drum Company.

6:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m.

Sea Chanties on Sea aboard the Novelty
Join Alison Lee Freeman for a special concert aboard the Novelty vessel celebrating maritime history with traditional sea chanties. Cruise departs at 6:30 p.m. from Pier 8, Boothbay Harbor. Ticket purchase and reservations required. Call Balmy Days Cruises at 207-633-2284. Brought to you by the Lincoln Arts Festival.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Whale Park Stage Concert
Since 1996, The Delta Knights Band, based in Portland, has specialized in the best of R&B, blues, classic rock and swing.

8 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Grand Prize Winners announced at Whale Park
Prizes: one grand prize raffle winner, a 50/50 winner, and a winner of the Original 51st Annual Windjammer Days Poster

9:15 p.m.

Fireworks spectacular over the harbor!
Come by land or by sea. You won’t want to miss the awesome display of colors that brighten the sky and light up the water in the harbor.

 

Events and times are subject to change.