Saturday, June 15, is the annual Waldoboro Day celebration and there will entertainment for all to enjoy throughout the day and into evening, right downtown.

Following the 10 to 11 a.m. parade, the Ale House Tavern String Band will kick off the day’s performances with an 11 a.m. to noon set. The local group offers acoustic folk, songs of the sea and vocal harmonies, accompanied by distinctive instrumentation.

From noon to 1 p.m., rock ‘n’ roll dance band Straight Up serves up classic rock favorites and a blend of original songs. From 1 to 2 p.m., acoustic trio Dusty, Joanna & Ray Montana offer traditional folk music with vocal harmonies. Sideways Highways, a cutting edge group of talented musicians, will play high-energy rock, originals, covers and blues. Friendship folkmaster Jim Loney will play from 3 to 4 p.m., singing blues and original songs accompanied by flat-top and slide guitar. From 4 to 5 p.m., The Spaceheaters, a talented band, will showcase its musicianship in many styles of music. Dancing in the street will take on a whole new meaning from 5 to 5:30 p.m., thanks to the young Melanie Pagurko Dance Group. And Midcoast favorites Rusty Hinges will offers a blend of acoustic and traditional folk music with many a song of the sea for all to sing and clap along with from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Waldoboro Day traditionally ends with a street dance and fireworks. This year’s dance will run from 7:30 to 11 p.m., fueled by Sea Train, one of the Midcoast’s favorite rock ‘n’ roll bands. Rain location for the street dance will be at the Waldoboro Fire Department facility on Route 1. The fireworks display in the middle, from 9 to 9:30 p.m., is over the future Waldoboro YMCA’s Philbrook Field on School Street.

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