Don't Miss The Maine Lobster Festival Opening Ceremony

Courtesy of: Maine Lobster Festival 2017 Maine Sea Goddess Haylie Dawn Witham arrives at the 71st Maine Lobster Festival with the Coast Guard accompanied by King Neptune.

The opening ceremony of the 72nd Maine Lobster Festival will take place July 31 at noon in Harbor Park. 2018 Maine Sea Goddess Erin Dugan will arrive with the Coast Guard accompanied by King Neptune and his court at the dock by the sea wall. They will raise the flag at the Harbor Master’s building to officially open the 2019 Maine Lobster Festival.

After the flag raising, the Sea Goddess and King Neptune will attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Main Gate at 12:15 p.m. Also present will be members of the Maine Lobster Festival Board of Directors, members of Rockland Maine Street Inc., and members of the local community.

The Festival gates will open at 9 a.m. for any visitors who want to get an early start. Lobster-serving will begin at noon.

About the Maine Lobster Festival

The Maine Lobster Festival is one of Maine's premier summer events. The nationally recognized event consists of five days of fun and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine, attracting thousands of people to the Midcoast region. After serving the thousands of lobster lovers who descend upon Rockland, Maine, for the festival each year, the board of directors donates proceeds to groups, charities, and organizations throughout the Rockland area. This year’s festival will be held July 31 to August 4.

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