The Belfast Rotary Club Invites You to Celebrate the Boating Traditions of
Friday through Sunday, August 13-15, 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):
- 2018 Boat Building
- 2018 Charity Gala
- 2018 Bug Run
- 2018 Pancake Breakfast
- 2018 Cardboard Boat Challenge
- 2018 Touch A Truck
- 2017 National Boat Building Challenge by Terry Boivin
- 2017 Passy Skiff Race by Terry Boivin
- 2017 Cardboard Boat Challenge by Terry Boivin
Evening by the Bay Charity Auction
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s auction will be held online. Watch this space. More information.
Featured 2021 Artist: Joanne Parent
5K Bug Run/Walk
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
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 14. Free pancake breakfast for the 5K runners! Sponsored by Downeast Credit Union. More Information
National Boat Building Challenge
Build a boat in four hours at Steamboat Landing on Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., August 14, 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
Listen 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 14. More Information
Vendors serve up a variety of local food and drink!
Nosh your way through a variety of food vendors on Saturday.
Saturday, August 14, 2021. Enjoy fun activities for the kids!
Touch Tank, Stick Puppets, Touch-a-Truck
Front Street Shipyard Tours
Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 11:00 AM and Noon. Tours start at the shipyard, 101 Front Street, Belfast Maine. View Map
Classic Boat Show
Commercial and Amateur entries vying to win the Best in Show trophy on Saturday, Aug. 14, 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 4, 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.
For 2021, there will not be a BBQ Dinner due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Cardboard Boat Challenge
Sunday, August 15, 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 15, 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)