Schedule

Note that times and activities are subject to change.


Help support Harbor Fest by donating to the Belfast Rotary Club

Friday, August 16, 2019

  • 5:30 pm Gates open. Food and Beverages available. Music by TBD
  • 5:30-8:00 pm Evening by the Bay under the big tent.  Auction benefitting TBD

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Vendors located throughout the park.  Kids activities next to the Boat House and in Heritage Park. [All Day]

The Belfast Boat Mafia will be providing harbor tours and round trips to Young’s Lobster Pound from City Landing and Paul Naron’s dock all day.  Cost is $10.  BACK AND FORTH, CARRETTA and THE SUMMER WIND will provide 30 minute harbor tours from Paul Naron’s Dock.  The Sailboat ACTRESS has 3 two hour harbor tours at scheduled times (see below) from City Landing Dock.  The ACTRESS will be at the dock between tours, come and take a look!  In addition, GULDIVE is offering 1 1/2 hour sails on a classic yacht also from City Landing Dock.  There is also a scheduled tour at the dock.

After the races, Come Boating! will be offering free Harbor Rows to any member of the public.  Harbor Rows will also be available on Sunday from 10 to 4.  Anyone interested should come to the ComeBoating! tent near the Boat House to sign up.  Minors must have a written waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

  • 7:30 – 10:30 am Pancake Breakfast at the Boat House
  • 8:30 am 5K Bug Run/Walk
  • 9:00 am Sailboat ACTRESS harbor tour from City Landing Dock 6 passengers max. ($35 per passenger)
  • 10:00 am Steelin’ Thunder Steel Drum Band under the big tent
  • 10:00 am Classic Boat Show at Heritage Park
  • 10:00 am Harbor Sail on GULDIVE from City Landing Dock 6 passengers max. ($35 per person)
  • 10:45 am Come Boating! Regatta 4 mile race in Belfast Bay
  • 11:00 am National Boat Building Challenge under the big tent
  • 11:00 am Front Street Shipyard Tour 101 Front Street
  • 11:30 am Harbor Sail on GULDIVE from City Landing Dock 6 passengers max. ($35 per person)
  • 12:00 pm Front Street Shipyard Tour 101 Front Street
  • 12:00 pm Sailboat ACTRESS harbor tour from City Landing Dock 6 passengers max. ($35 per passenger)
  • 12:00 pm Beer Garden under the Big Tent
  • 1:00 pm Classic Yacht Open House aboard GULDIVE (City Landing Dock)
  • 1:15 pm Belfast Bay Fiddlers at the Gazebo
  • 2:00 pm  Harbor Sail on GULDIVE from City Landing Dock 6 passengers max. ($35 per person)
  • 2:30 pm Jonesville-Ann Brindle and Barry Brindle Mid-Coast Duo at the Gazebo
  • 3:00 pm National Boat Building Challenge Judging
  • 3:00 pm Puppet Show “Everbody Loves Pirates” in the Boat House (sponsored by Belfast Parks and Recreation Department)
  • 3:00 pm Sailboat ACTRESS harbor tour from City Landing Dock 6 passengers max. ($35 per passenger)
  • 4:00 pm National Boat Building Challenge Relay Race at Steamboat Landing Beach (off of Boat House parking lot)
  • 5:00 pm Refreshments under the big tent
  • 5:30 pm Barbecue Dinner under the big tent followed by the Awards Ceremony
  • 6:30 to 8:30 pm FREE Music/Dance with DJ Denis (Howard) under the big tent .  Beverage Area open during the BBQ and dance. (Sponsored by Belfast Parks and Recreation Department)

Sunday, August 18, 2019

  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Come Boating! offers free Harbor Rows.  Sign up at the Boat House.
  • The Belfast Boat Mafia will be providing harbor tours and round trips to Young’s Lobster Pound from Paul Naron’s dock all day.  Cost is $10.  BACK AND FORTH, CARRETTA and THE SUMMER WIND will provide 30 minute harbor tours.  The Sailboat ACTRESS has 3 two hour harbor tours from City Landing Dock at scheduled times (see below).
Sailboat ACTRESS Harbor Tours (6 persons max., $35 per person) [From City Landing Dock]
  • 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 3:00 pm

Cardboard Boat Challenge (at the Boat House)

  • 10:00 am Boats arrive, register and sign a liability waiver
  • 10:30 am Public display and voting for People’s Choice Award.  Boat Judging.
  • 10:45 am Boaters and crew meet with officials to go over the rules followed by a parade.
  • 11:00 am Races begin by category.  Awards Ceremony follows the final heat of the races.

Habitat for Humanity Lobster Gala

  • 12:00 pm Habitat for Humanity Lobster Gala under the big tent
  • 1:00 pm Music by TBD
  • 3:00 pm Festival ends