The Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show will fill the city’s waterfront Harbor and Buoy parks with artist, architects and builders, fine craftsmen, furniture makers, live music and food, as well as boats, boatbuilders, marine gear vendors and everything nautical — including the famous World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials — Friday through Sunday, Aug. 11 through 13.

The largest in-the-water boat show north of Newport, the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show is celebrating its 15th year with a special all-weekend admission of $15, free for those younger than 12. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

On the show grounds will be “ICELANDx207: Container,” a multimedia installation by Portland photographer Justin Levesque housed in a shipping container. It documents Iceland's recent entry into Maine’s waterfront and economy via the Icelandic steamship company Eimskip. In September 2015, Levesque spent nine days on board an Eimskip container ship as it traveled from Portland to Iceland. He chronicled life aboard with portraits of the all-Icelandic crew and images of the revitalized and bustling International Marine Terminal in Portland.

The installation is sponsored by Eimskip and Maine Port Authority. “ICELANDx207: Container” had its premiere installation last fall in Portland’s Congress Square, coinciding with a three-day Arctic Council international conference; and is part of an ongoing project that includes the artist’s residency in the Arctic Circle earlier this summer.

Musicians slated to perform on the show’s bandstand from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. are: Friday, Celtic harpist Alex Bigney; Saturday, Blue Hill Brass; and Sunday, the Bel Isle Trio.

The show also is sponsoring the Rockland Sculpture Race, set for 9 a.m. Saturday around the corner at the end of Winter Street (see story linked below). For complete details about the 2017 Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, visit