The 28th annual Friendship Day has activities spread over two weekends (it began July 23 with two events) and the majority of activities on July 29 and July 30. The events will be held rain or shine. Proceeds from Friendship Days benefits ambulance service for town residents.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Friday, July 29

5:30 p.m.: The Seafood Chowdah Contest. Masonic Hall. People’s Choice for the Best Friendship Chowdah.

Saturday, July 30

6:30 a.m.: 18th annual road races registration. Advent Christian Church parking lot. Awards presentation at Friendship Village School parking lot after Long Haul, for first, second and third place. Contact John Homon at 354-0409. Sponsored by Jaret & Cohn.

7 a.m.: “Short haul” Family Fun Run and Walk for kids up to eighth grade and their parents — one mile. Entry fee $1 donation.

7 to 9 a.m.: 9th annual Friendship Pancake Breakfast. Advent Christian Church. Pancakes, plain and Beth’s Farm fresh blueberry; maple syrup, sausages, juice and coffee. Benefits Mission fund and ambulance service. FMI: Tim at 832-5041.

7:30 a.m.: “Long haul” 5K (3.1 mile) Foot Race/Walk. Open to all ages (three classes). Entry fee donation day of race: $10 without T-shirt and $20 with T-shirt.

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Craft Sale. Fire station and in front of Hahn Center. Contact Penny Powell at 832-6089 by July 24 for craft tables.

8:30 a.m.: Food/Bake Sale. Fire station. All food donations welcome by 8 a.m. FMI: Kathie Homon at 354-0409.

9 to 11 a.m.: Marine Touch Tank by The Lobster Conservancy. Near corner of Main Street and Route 220.

10 a.m.: Town parade. “The Sea… We eat from it, we work in it, we paint it, we play in it.” Dedicated to our town, the embodiment of this year’s theme. The grand marshal this year is Sally Roberts, the keeper of the town’s Boston Cane. Parade participants should assemble before 9:30 a.m. on Tamarack Road and across from the post office. Parade directors Bill and Elaine will be on hand to assist. FMI: Wanda Benner at 832-7207.

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Children’s games and activities. Beside the Hahn Community Center. Jump tent, Kim’s face painting, stickers, lots of games and prizes. For the little ones…bubble pool fun and sidewalk chalk with adult supervision required.

Free Balloon creations in all shapes and sizes until noon – Sponsored by Friendship Trap Co.

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Carriage rides. Enjoy a complimentary carriage ride around the block from St. George Carriage Co. Sponsored by Lash Realty.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The Great Stephan. Strolling magical mysteries, illusions, slight of hand and close up magic. Watch for him!

11 a.m.: Lunch and snacks. Available from Big Bob’s Big Dawgs, 4M-Productions, Wallace’s Market, Iced Cow Ice Cream, The Friendship Scoop will open at 3 p.m. and Flipper’s opens at 8 a.m. Enjoy lobster rolls at the Friendship Fire Department.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Friendship Creates. Methodist Church. A gallery of art including paintings, photography, models and other original handiwork by Friendship residents. FMI: Pat Winchenbach at 832-4758.

11 a.m. to noon: The Friendship Museum Dory Photos. Friendship Town Office parking lot. Have a complimentary photo taken on a special Friendship Dory. FMI: Margaret Gagnon at 832-4852. Free photo opportunity!

11 a.m.: Midcoast Community Band. Across from the Hahn Community Center. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

1 p.m.: Auction at Hahn Community Center with Friendship’s famous auctioneer Bill Michaud. Paintings, woodcrafts, pottery, gift certificates, furniture, antiques, etc. Lots of surprises. Contact Joel Fearn at the town office at 832-7644/ 354-7036.

1 to 4 p.m.: Friendship Museum. Corner of Martin’s Point Road and Route 220. Open house merchandise available: mugs, CDs from the Friendship Village School sixth-grade Finding Friendship oral history projects, etc. FMI and to pre-order CDs: Margaret Gagnon at 832-4852. Plan to drop in!

1 p.m.: Fish Toss Relay. Behind the Hahn Community Center. Bring a team or join one. Put on a haul jacket and toss till the finish.

1:30 p.m.: Baseball. 11-year-olds to eighth-graders. Town baseball field across from Friendship Village School. FMI: Jim Havener at 832-0871.

1:30 p.m.: Whiffle Ball. For 4- to 10-year-olds. Friendship Village School Ball Field. FMI: Wesley Lash II at 832-7807.

4 to 5:30 p.m.: Music. Under the big tent — Jim Loney and Kat Logan.

5 p.m.: Chicken Barbecue Dinner. Only fundraiser that benefits the Friendship Is Here Scholarship Fund, children’s Halloween party and town’s Christmas party. Prepared by Jonathan Murphy. Please pick up pre-order tickets from Susie Simmons at 701-9007. This year scholarships of $350 each were awarded to three graduating seniors. Donations are welcome to support the scholarship fund payable to Friendship Is Here. FMI: Elizabeth-Ann at 354-7224.

5:30 p.m. Co-ed adult pick-up softball game. Town field. FMI: Wanda at 832-7207.

9 p.m.: Fireworks. Friendship Harbor. Come by boat or by land. Rain or fog date is July 31.

Sunday, July 31

10 a.m.: Open Community Musical Church Service. Under the big tent in front of the Hahn Community Center. Everybody is invited to join in this open casual community event, hosted by both local churches. You are welcome to bring your own chair. Rain site is the Friendship United Methodist Church.

Noon to 5 p.m.: Second annual Art in the Big Tent. In front of the Hahn Community Center. Come and enjoy the works of 20 local and Midcoast artists. Paintings and works will be on display and for sale. FMI: Pam Cabanas at 832-6633.

Food will be available provided by the Friendship Fire Department.