In conjunction with Lyman Morse Boatbuilders, the Camden Public Library, the Camden Yacht Club, the Snow Bowl and the Opera House, the town’s newest annual festival is about to set sail.

Featuring a classic yacht regatta July 28-30, activities throughout the community begin on July 27 and run through Aug. 3, including Community Outdoor Day at the Snow Bowl on Sunday, July 31 with a concert to follow. Lyman-Morse will host a special events to entertain racers and guests through the week at the Camden Yacht Club as well as at their facility on the harbor.

“Our town hosts multi-day events in the other three seasons of the year but we have not had a summer festival on the schedule,” says Camden’s Community Development Director, Karen Brace. “Lyman Morse came to us with the concept of the new Camden Classics Cup regatta, and in partnership with our other community venues, we pulled together what will be an annual celebration of the uniqueness of Camden and Penobscot Bay in this time of year. The regatta, which Lyman Morse positioned to lead up to the Castine to Camden race, will become an important destination event.”

Brace said the 50-piece band concert and Outdoor Day at the Snow Bowl will showcase all the recreational opportunities people may not be aware of that are available at the ski area during the summer months. The special Camden Classics event July 31 will feature chairlift rides, kayaking, SUP, guided mountain bike tours, tennis clinics, guided hikes and trail runs, ice cream and food trucks. Demo bikes, kayaks and stand-up-paddleboards will be provided.

Details of the week’s schedule include:

Wednesday, July 27

Camden Amphitheatre: 6 p.m. The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic final play, featuring a spectacular shipwreck and live music, will be performed by the Camden Shakespeare Festival. Tickets are available online at camdenshakespeare.org.

Camden Yacht Club: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Changing Tacks with Capt. Michael Tolley

Thursday, July 28

Camden Amphitheatre: 6 p.m. The Tempest, a repeat performance of the classic play by Shakespeare featuring a spectacular shipwreck and live music. Performed by the Camden Shakespeare Festival. Tickets are available online at camdenshakespeare.org.

Camden Opera House: 7:30 p.m. An Evening with Lucie Arnez. Tickets available at the Camden Opera House.

Friday, July 29

Camden Classics Cup racing begins at noon out of Camden Harbor Camden Opera House: 7:30 p.m. A classic: Casablanca, live theater. Tickets available at the Camden Opera House.

Saturday, July 30

Camden Harbor: 10 a.m. Parade of Sail – Classic Yachts from points near and far sail around Camden Harbor.

Public Landing: 11 a.m. Rowboat race for kids of all ages. Option of short course and long course – sign up at the Harbormaster’s office.

Camden Classics Cup racing out of Camden Harbor begins at noon.

Camden Yacht Club: 6:30 p.m. food and fun featuring Motor Booty Affair. Tickets available by calling Lyman Morse at Wayfarer Marine, 236-4378

Sunday, July 31

Camden Snow Bowl, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Outdoor Day The Ragged Mountain Recreation Area features a special day of recreation for visitors and residents alike. Chairlift rides will be available to view the panoramic views of the bay at the summit, walk to three other scenic overlooks, and either ride or hike down. Water sports on the pond include kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), swimming and canoeing. Guided hikes, tours led by the Midcoast chapter of NEMBA (New England Mountain Bike Association), trail running hosted by the Midcoast Trail Runners Club, tennis clinics and games, food trucks, ice cream and kids’ activities. Come experience all the summer activities the Camden Snow Bowl offers! 20 Barnestown Road, Camden.

Camden Snow Bowl, 2 p.m., 50-piece Bangor Band plays selections from all eras. Free outdoor concert, open to the public, located on the athletic field at Camden’s recreation area 10 minutes from town, 20 Barnestown Road. More information available at camdensnowbowl.com.

Lyman Morse at Wayfarer: all day The Mid-Maine Sports Car Club Classic European cars on display

Monday, Aug. 1

Camden Amphitheatre: 8:15 p.m. Outdoor Classic Film from 1946: The Big Sleep – Bring blankets or chairs for comfortable seating.

Tuesday, Aug. 2

Camden Public Library: 7 p.m. Author Jon Olsen at the Picker Room, presenting on his latest book.

Wednesday, Aug. 3

Camden Harbor: Visit by the Schooner America, a 19th century racing yacht and first winner of the America's Cup.

Camden Yacht Club: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Celebrating Sailing with Gary Jobson.

World-class sailor, TV commentator, and author, Jobson will talk about the upcoming Olympics; America's Cup past, present, and future; and the quest for sailing speed records. The talk is free of charge and open to the public. Donations at the door will be gratefully accepted to benefit the nonprofit Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program.

Camden Opera House: 7:30 p.m. The Seal Who Came Home – A heartwarming story of Andre the Seal, Rockport native celebrity. Free community film.

Thursday, Aug. 4

Castine-to-Camden Race Camden Amphitheatre: 6 p.m. The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic final play, featuring a spectacular shipwreck and live music, will be performed by the Camden Shakespeare Festival. Tickets are available online at camdenshakespeare.org.