Belfast Harbor Fest

small rotaryThe Belfast Rotary Club Invites You to Celebrate the Boating Traditions of

Belfast, Maine

Friday through Sunday, August 18-20, 2017

Steamboat Landing & Heritage Park
Front Street between Main & Commercial Street (34 Commercial Street)
Belfast, Maine  04915
Some Highlights from the earlier Harbor Fests (click on links below):

Charity Auction and Gala

Under the big tent at Steamboat Landing on the Belfast Harbor on Friday night, August 18, 2017.  Gates open at  6:00 pm.


5K Bug Run/Walk

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In Maine, we refer to lobsters as bugs.  The winner of the 5K Bug Run/Walk gets 20 lbs of lobsters or bugs. Go to to register for this 5K Bug Run/Walk through Belfast on Saturday, Aug. 19 at 8:30 a.m. More Information


Pancake Breakfast

Breakfast beside the Belfast Harbor. Served in the Boat House at Steamboat Landing from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 19th. Free pancake breakfast for the 5K runners! More Information

Ongoing Activities


music instrumentsListen to local and regional groups and individuals!

Tap your toes and clap your hands to the musicians who will perform in the Steamboat Landing Gazebo all day on Saturday, August 19.



Food Vendors serve up a variety of local food and drink!
Start on Friday night at the Charity Auction and Gala, then nosh your way through a variety of food vendors on Saturday and finish with the BBQ Dinner Saturday night.  Don’t forget the Lobster Gala lunch on Sunday by Habitat for Humanity.

rain gutter regattaKid’s Activities

Saturday, August 19, 2017. Enjoy fun activities for the kids!

UMAINE Aquaculture Touch Tank. Obstacle Course.
Face Painting, Stick Puppets, Bubble Machine, Touch-a-Truck (Heritage Park)
And more….

National Boat Building Challenge

Build a boat in four hours under the huge tent at Steamboat Landing on Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., August 19, then launch it and win the relay race at 4 p.m.! $100 entry fee and all materials and directions provided. Scholarships are available. Put together a team of two, challenge your colleagues or competitors, bring your power tools and have a good time! No experience needed! More Information 
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Front Street Shipyard Tours

Saturday, August 19, 2017, at 11:00 AM and Noon.  Tours start at the shipyard, 101 Front Street, Belfast Maine. View Map


Classic Boat Show
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Commercial and Amateur entries vying to win the Best in Show trophy on Saturday, Aug. 19 at Steamboat Landing. More Information




Come Boating! 17th Annual Regatta

Cheer on the Belfast Come Boating! teams as they compete with regional teams in the Come Boating! Regatta.
The event is open to all oared and paddled boats.  This year the race will be approximately 5 miles long

Online registration is available at the Come Boating! website
Online registration deadline is Thursday, 8/17/17 at 5 PM.  In-person sign-in is 9-10 AM on Saturday morning.

The race starts at NOON on Saturday.

Barbecue Dinner

  • Saturday Night Under the Big Tent
  • Again for 2017, there will barbecue under the big tent at Steamboat Park.
  • Starting at 6 p.m. there will be wicked good barbecue with all the fixings provided by Rollie’s Catering.
  • Dinner: Adults $15.00  Children under 12 $5.00
  • Awards Presentations will be part of our Festive Saturday Night Dinner.

Cardboard Boat in waterCardboard Boat Challenge

Sunday, August 20, 2017,   Fire up your creativity put a team together and build a cardboard boat! Challenge your colleagues, your competitors, your neighbors and have some fun building and racing a cardboard boat. Win the trophy for most creative, best team spirit, and most spectacular sinking! More Information


Habitat for Humanity Lobster Gala

Sunday, August 20, 2017.  Noon to 3 PM under the big tent.  Enjoy a great dinner and blues on the shore and help raise money to construct homes.  Lobster or steak dinner with clams, chips, corn on the cob and homemade pies.  Hamburger or Hot Dog plates available.  Proceeds benefit Habitat Waldo County.