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

Belfast, Maine

Friday through Sunday, August 20-22, 2021

Steamboat Landing & Heritage Park
Front Street between Main & Commercial Street (34 Commercial Street)
Belfast, Maine  049153-


Some Highlights from the earlier Harbor Fests (click on links below):


Evening by the Bay Charity Auction

Under the big tent at Steamboat Landing on the Belfast Harbor on Friday night, August 20, 2021.  Proceeds to benefit TBD.  Gates open at  5:30 pm.  More information.

Featured 2019 Artist:  Susan Tobey White








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.   For details click on 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 21st. Free pancake breakfast for the 5K runners! Sponsored by Downeast Credit Union. More Information


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 21, 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 

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 21. More Information

Boat Tours

Several boats from the Belfast Boat Mafia will be running from Paul Naron’s dock and City Landing for the Harbor Fest weekend. More Information


Food Vendors serve up a variety of local food and drink!
Start on Friday night at the Rotary Charity Gala Evening by the Bay sampling food from several area restaurants, 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 Sunday, August 21, 2021.

Kid’s Activities

Saturday, August 21, 2021. Enjoy fun activities for the kids!

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




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Front Street Shipyard Tours

Saturday, August 21, 2021, 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. 21, 2021 at Steamboat Landing. More Information




Come Boating! 20th 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 4 miles long

Online registration is available at the Come Boating! website
Please register BEFORE August 11, 2021.

The race starts at 12 noon on Saturday.  In person sign-up is required between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. on the day of the regatta.  The race is open to 6 oared pilot gigs, 4 oared boats, and all other one and two person rowed or paddled craft.

– Harbor Rows will 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.

Barbecue Dinner

  • Saturday Night Under the Big Tent
  • Again for 2021, 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.
  • Pulled Pork, Barbecued Chicken with sides of Cornbread, Baked Beans, and Coleslaw.  Drink and Dessert too!
  • Dinner: Adults $15.00  Children under 12 $5.00
  • Awards Presentations will be part of our Festive Saturday Night Dinner.
  • Sponsored by Nordic Aquafarms.

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Sunday, August 22, 2021,   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 the most spectacular sinking! More Information

Habitat for Humanity Lobster Gala

Sunday, August 22, 2021  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.

Tickets: $25. (Hamburgers and Hot Dogs: $10)