The annual Waldoboro Day goes plural this year, kicking off Friday, June 16, with a 7:30 to 11 p.m. dance at the Soule-Shuman VFW Hall, 40 Mill St. DJ Josh Wallace will play oldies, country and rock for the 21-and-older BYOB dance. Admission is $5, to benefit Waldoboro Day.

The 2017 edition of Waldoboro Day is Saturday, June 17, with activities morning through evening. Downtown art galleries will be open and there are a couple of public art-making opportunities. The Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest will run from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in the post office parking lot, judged by art teacher Nathan Fogg and gallery manager Jackie Guillerm (winners get vouchers for ice cream). And a Community Art Project will take place the same hours at the nearby Broad Bay Congregational UCC; all ages are invited to decorate stars on theme “Live is …” to be displayed on church grounds.

Music and dancing gets started at 3 p.m. on the grounds of the former AD Gray School, at the top of School Street. The Ale House String Band will play from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The local band features Oren Robinson, Brian Dunn and April Reed-Cox. AHSB is getting ready to release a full album of original music, “Chasing Gold,” later this month. The music will be followed by a flash mob dance by Studio 3.

At 6:30 p.m., Bristol Rock will kick off the pre-fireworks excitement. The local classic rock band plays well-known popular hits from the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s, leaning a bit more on the ‘60s era (including many one-hit wonders). The seasoned musicians have many years of experience playing in bands on the Pemaquid peninsula and elsewhere. Bristol Rock’s lineup includes four vocalists, as well as keyboard, sax and harmonica.

The band will take a break during the fireworks display and then return to fuel dancing into the night. This event will be held rain or shine; in the case of rain, the dance will be moved to the town municipal building (firehouse) on Route 1.