Rockland’s Summer Solstice June 21

Jun 12, 2014

Rockland — Everyone is invited to come celebrate the 16th annual downtown Summer Solstice Celebration street fair Saturday, June 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between Park and Summer streets for this family-friendly event.

The Summer Solstice Celebration is hosted by Rockland Main Street, Inc. This year’s event’s official sponsor is Camden National Bank.

Downtown restaurants, food specialty shops and retail shops will be participating with sidewalk sales. There will be live entertainment and activities including the Whoopie Pie Eating Contest. Paul Benjamin, co-founder and –producer of the North Atlantic Blues Festival, is bringing back favorite local bands to play a variety of music genres along Main Street.

For more information, visit Rockland Main Street on Facebook or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

Comments (1)
Posted by: Maggie Trout | Jun 13, 2014 00:49

According to the release, Main Street will close between Park and Talbot at 3 PM Saturday, June 21st, and anyone parked on Main Street of its feeder streets at that time must remain there until the street reopens at 8 PM.  I hope the courtesy of forewarning with marked detour routes will be extended to visitors going and coming to and through Rockland so they will not be inconvenienced, and that all restaurants and hotels will alert arriving patrons of the street closure well in advance.


The rules also state:  please do not come and set up without talking to Paul benjamin (this includes music, food, or other wares or services). You wlil more than likely be asked to leave."  In the past, some people have played music spontaneously on the street. 

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