SEARS ISLAND — Friends of Sears Island’s Summer Solstice by the Sea Celebration is coming back this year, Tuesday, June 21, from 5 to 8 p.m., on Sears Island.
Bring the whole family for an evening of merriment to celebrate the start of summer. Friends of Sears Island will have live traditional music by the fiddlers and other musicians of Sea Strings, readings about the solstice, a festive procession on the causeway, hula hooping, sidewalk chalk, giant bubbles, a sun-themed StoryWalk on the Homestead Trail, a “Rest and Read” area provided by the Carver Memorial Library, and sun paintings with the Penobscot Marine Museum.
Dress to celebrate summer with a flower crown or tropical shirt, or whatever means summer to you, said Friends, in a news release.
Bring a picnic dinner, but be sure to save room for dessert, because Searsport’s own Stone Fox Farm Creamery will be selling ice cream.
This event is free and open to all, but a suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family will support Friends of Sears Island’s education and conservation programs.
Please bring blankets or lawn chairs for your comfort and be prepared to carry out what you carry in. No grills or open fires are permitted on Sears Island. Please leave your pets at home. Porta-Potties will be available near the island gate.
Sears Island is located at the end of Sears Island Road, off Route 1, just east of Searsport Village. Parking will be along the causeway; please park along the guardrail facing south.
In the event of poor weather, check Friends’ Facebook page (facebook.com/friendsofsearsisland) to learn if the event is cancelled.
Sundog Solar of Searsport will be the exclusive sponsor.