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2014 New England Maritime Festivals & Events

2014 New England Maritime Festivals & Events
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by in May 2014

A sampling of some of our favorite maritime festivals and events in New England.

Before you go, be sure to call ahead or consult the Web sites below to confirm dates, schedules, admission fees, and other details.

 

You'll find lobster in many forms at the Rockland Lobster Festival.

You’ll find lobster in many forms at the Rockland Lobster Festival.

Music of the Sea
March 29–April 26, 2014
Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
888-973-2767; 860-572-0711
mysticseaport.org/event/music-of-the-sea-ballads-chanteys-and-songs-of-the-sailor/

Fisherman’s Festival
April 25–27, 2014
Boothbay Harbor, ME
207-633-4825
chamber.boothbayharbor.com/events/details/fisherman-s-festival-5995

Spring Revival
April 26, 2014
South Street Seaport Museum
New York, NY
212-748-8600
southstreetseaportmuseum.org

42nd Annual Walker Maritime History Symposium
“These Contrary Winds”: Weather & Its Effects on Ships, Mariners & Maritime History
May 3, 2014
Maine Maritime Museum
Bath, ME
207-443-1316
mainemaritimemuseum.org

Charles W. Morgan 38th Voyage
May 17–August 9, 2014
10 coastal towns
888-973-2767; 860-572-0711
mysticseaport.org/38thvoyage/itinerary

Lobster Days
May 24–26, 2014
Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
888-973-2767; 860-572-0711
mysticseaport.org

Maine Lobster Boat Races
June, July, August 2014
12 coastal towns
great-maine-vacations.com/maine-lobster-boat-races.html

Sea Music Festival
June 12–15, 2014
Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
860-572-0711
mysticseaport.org

Gaspée Days Weekend
June 13–15, 2014
Pawtuxet/Warwick/Cranston, RI
gaspee.com/GaspeeDaysEvents.htm#Top

Antique Boat Parade
June 24, 2014
Boothbay Harbor, ME
boothbayharbor.com

Windjammer Days Festival
June 24–25, 2014
Boothbay Harbor, ME
207-633-2353
boothbayharbor.com/windjammer-days

St. Peter’s Fiesta
June 25–29, 2014
Gloucester, MA
stpetersfiesta.org

Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet
June 26–29, 2014
Provincetown, MA
provincetownportuguesefestival.com

WoodenBoat Show
June 27–29, 2014
Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
thewoodenboatshow.com

Boston HarborFest
July 2–6, 2014
Boston, MA
617-227-1528
bostonharborfest.com

Bath Heritage Days
July 3–6, 2014
Bath, ME
207-442-7291
visitbath.com

Great Schooner Race
July 4, 2014
Penobscot Bay, ME
sailmainecoast.com/plan-your-trip/special-events

Maine Windjammer Parade
July 11, 2014
Rockland, ME
sailmainecoast.com/plan-your-trip/special-events

Sailfest
July 11–13, 2014
New London, CT
sailfestnl.org

Revels Harbor Cruise & Sing
July 16 & August 12, 2014
Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA
617-972-8300 x31
revels.org/shows-events/harbor-cruises

“From the Shoreline” Concert with John Mock
July 24, 2014
Maine Maritime Museum
Bath, ME
207-443-1316
mainemaritimemuseum.org

Blessing of the Fleet
July 25, 2014
Narrangansett/Galilee, RI
401-788-0684
narragansettcoc.com

HarborFest
July 26, 2014
Wells, ME
207-646-2451
wellschamber.org
wellsrotary.org

Maine Lobster Festival
July 30–August 3, 2014
Rockland, ME
800-LOB-CLAW; 207-596-0376
mainelobsterfestival.com

Feast of the Blessed Sacrament
July 31–August 1, 2014
New Bedford, MA
portuguesefeast.com

Charlestown Chamber of Commerce Seafood Festival
August 1–3, 2014
Charlestown, RI
401-364-3878
charlestownrichamber.com/seafoodfestival.html

Sail Portsmouth
August 1–3, 2014
Portsmouth, NH
603-431-SHIP
pmcportsmouth.org

Salem Heritage Days
August 1–10, 2014
Salem, MA
salem.org/calendar_main/festival_calendars

Salem Maritime Festival
August 2, 2014
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Salem, MA
978-740-1652
nps.gov/sama/planyourvisit/maritimefestival.htm

Sweet Chariot Music Festival
August 4–7, 2014
Swan’s Island, ME
sweetchariotmusicfestival.com

Lake Champlain Maritime Festival
August 7–10, 2014
Burlington, VT
802-482-3313
lcmfestival.com

Marblehead Maritime Festival
August 7–10, 2014
Marblehead, MA
781-631-2868
marbleheadchamber.org

Shipyard Cup
August 7–10, 2014
Boothbay Harbor, ME
207-633-0639
shipyardcup.com

Boats & Harbors Tour
August 8–10, 2014
Rockland, ME
maineboats.com

WoodenBoat Magazine: Celebrating 40 Years
August 14–16, 2014
Brooklin, ME
woodenboat.com/woodenboat-magazine’s-40th-anniversary

Fisherman’s Feast
August 14–17, 2014
North End, Boston, MA
617-590-1957
fishermansfeast.com

Milford Oyster Festival
August 16, 2014
Milford, CT
milfordoysterfestival.com

Antique & Classic Boat Festival
August 23–24, 2014
Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina
Salem, MA
617-666-8530
boatfestival.org

Camden Windjammer Festival
August 29–31, 2014
Camden, ME
camdenwindjammerfestival.org

Gloucester Schooner Festival
August 29–31, 2014
Gloucester, MA
978-281-0470
gloucesterschoonerfestival.net

Salmon & Seafood Festival
August 29–31, 2014
Eastport, ME
eastportsalmonfestival.com

Classic Yacht Regatta
August 30–31, 2014
Newport, RI
401-848-5777
iyrs.edu

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
September 5–7, 2014
Hampton Beach, NH
603-926-8718
hamptonbeachseafoodfestival.com

WoodenBoat Sail-In
September 9, 2014
Brooklin, ME
sailmainecoast.com/plan-your-trip/special-events

Fishtival: New Hampshire Fish & Lobster Festival
September 13, 2014
Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH
prescottpark.org/fish.cfm

Trails & Sails
September 19–21 & 26–28, 2014
Essex National Heritage Area, MA
essexheritage.org/tsf

Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival
September 27–28, 2014
Portsmouth, NH
newenglandfolknetwork.org/pmff

Working Waterfront Festival
September 27–28, 2014
New Bedford, MA
workingwaterfrontfestival.org

Wellfleet OysterFest
October 18–19, 2014
Wellfleet, MA
wellfleetoysterfest.org

Essex ClamFest
October 25, 2014
Memorial Park, Essex, MA
visitessexma.com/essex_ma_pg/essex_events.html

Harbor Lights Festival
December 6, 2014
Boothbay Harbor, ME
207-633-2353
chamber.boothbayharbor.com/Events/details/29th-annual-harbor-lights-festival-7461

Moby-Dick Marathon
January 3–4, 2015
New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford, MA
508-997-0046
whalingmuseum.org/programs/moby-dick-marathon

New England Boat Show
February 14–22, 2015
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Boston, MA
newenglandboatshow.com

 

Please Note: This article was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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