Art, music, pirates and more
Camden — The annual Camden Windjammer Festival runs from noon Friday, Aug. 30, through Sunday, Sept. 1, in, on and around the harbor. The festival is an all-volunteer community-led celebration. In addition to boat parades, fireworks, food, maritime heritage exhibits, demos, races and contests, a Sea Dog Show and a pirate invasion, there will be art and entertainment, all tied to the festival’s theme of celebrating Camden’s maritime heritage and living traditions.
Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., crews and passengers of the local windjammer fleet will showcase their stuff in the Schooner Talent Show at Harbor Park. Rosey Gerry will emcee, and a live drawing by Buckley Smith will be auctioned following the show.
At 1 p.m. at the public landing, Smith will lead a children's drawing class; bring paper and crayons or pencils. From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, local artists will be painting the festival scene. From noon to 5 p.m., downtown will resound with music in the streets. The Quick Draw paint-out wet paint auction at 4 p.m. will cap the day with lively bidding.
Smith will lead another children’s drawing workshop 11 a.m. Sunday, a day that will feature the locally-based troupe Pirates of the Dark Rose. They will be recruiting a youthful Hellion Brigade in the morning to counter their 1 p.m. attack, sailing into Camden Harbor aboard the Must Roos. There will be a piratical “Treasure Island’ Puppet show at 2 p.m.
For the full schedule of Camden Windjammer Festival, visit camdenwindjammerfestival.org.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.