As part of the first annual Camden Classics week, a Community Outdoor Day and Concert will be held at the Camden Snow Bowl on Sunday, July 31.

A 50-piece band will play on the athletic field for a free outdoor concert at 2 p.m. The concert will be preceded by a “recreational sampler” of activities at the Snow Bowl starting at 10 a.m. to include kayaking, guided hikes, golf activities, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), softball, tennis, trail running and guided mountain bike tours. Food trucks and an ice cream truck will be on hand to provide sustenance for outdoor enthusiasts and concert-goers. Demo bikes will be available as will kayaks, SUP and other equipment.

The free outdoor concert to be held on the Snow Bowl athletic field at 2 p.m. will feature the Bangor Band, one of the oldest community bands in the United States. The band has been performing concerts at various venues every summer since their first season in 1859. Current conductor, Curvin Farnham, has served as director of Bands for 24 years at the University of Maine and conducted the University Symphonic Band. Joining the band as a guest conductor will be Camden’s own Nancy Rowe, band director extraordinaire at Camden Hills Regional High School.

Those attending the concert are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. All events of the day are free and open to the public and are sponsored by the Ragged Mountain Recreation Foundation.

While some think of the Camden Snow Bowl as purely a winter recreational area, many residents know of the abundance of year-round activities provided at the mountain. The Community Outdoor Day is the perfect opportunity to discover all that’s available in our own back yard. Offered as a “sampler” of recreational activities, there’s something for everyone at the Snow Bowl on July 31. For more information, visit camdensnowbowl.com.

The Ragged Mountain Recreation Foundation is focused on the “push to the finish” to complete the campaign for Camden’s new Community Outdoor Center. This is the final stage of the redevelopment project at the Camden Snow Bowl.

The Snow Bowl is the only ski area in the east with ocean views. A community ski area owned and operated by the Town of Camden, the Snow Bowl is in its final stage of a three-phase redevelopment. The goal of the project is to create a facility that serves as a magnet for four-season recreation in Maine’s Midcoast. The Snow Bowl contributes $3.5 million annually to the region’s economy through its year-round operations, with 22 percent of its wintertime visitors traveling to Camden from outside of Maine.