The Camden Windjammer Festival takes place every year on Labor Day Weekend, and is a real celebration of this beautiful harbor on the Coast of Maine. Billed as the place where the mountains meet the sea, this is a really spectacular spot to enjoy a late summer getaway.
The Windjammer Festival celebrates the great sailing schooners which are a part of Camden’s maritime history. The Maine Windjammer Fleet sails into the picturesque harbor and all of the ships are available for visits. The festival itself is in the waterfront parking lot right behind all of the shops and restaurants of Camden and in the waterfront park overlooking the Harbor. The Festival is replete with many exhibitions and performances throughout the Labor Day Weekend. Schooner rides are available throughout the period, and many of the shops have specials for just this festival. All of the restaurants gear up for this very popular weekend.
This Windjammer Festival is truly a celebration for this seaside community, and should be on everyone’s list of things to do and see in Maine this summer. Luckily, one of our fantastic Distinctive Inns, the Camden Maine Stay Inn, is located right in the heart of Camden in the High Street Historic District, just a few blocks from this Festival. So make your reservations as soon as possible, because both Camden and the Inn will fill up quickly. Best of all, enjoy the Windjammers, as they are a spectacular treasure of Maine!