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

Belfast, Maine

Friday through Sunday, August 19-21, 2022

Steamboat Landing & Heritage Park
Front Street between Main & Commercial Street (34 Commercial Street)
Belfast, Maine  04915

Last Light of Day by Joanne Parent


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


Evening by the Bay Charity Auction

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s auction will be held online.  The auction recipient this year is the Waldo County Pet Food Pantry.   More information.

Featured 2022 Artist:  TBD

5K Bug Run/Walk

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Click HERE for the 2021 Bug Run Results

Click HERE for the 2021 Bug Run Results by Age Group

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 20. 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 20, then launch it and win the relay race at 4 p.m.! All materials and directions are provided.    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 20. More Information


Food Vendors serve up a variety of local food and drink!
Nosh your way through a variety of food vendors on Saturday.

Kid’s Activities

Saturday, August 20,2022. Enjoy fun activities for the kids!

Touch Tank, Corn hole, Life-size Jenga,  Touch-a-Truck, Plinko game, Mask making, Bubble Station
And more….




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Front Street Shipyard Tours

Saturday, August 20, 2022, 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. 20, 2022, at Steamboat Landing. More Information




Come Boating! 21st 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, 2022.

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


Cardboard Boat in waterCardboard Boat Challenge

Sunday, August 21, 2022,   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