Weekend Spotlight: Summer Nights, Art Walk, Drive-In and July 4 Celebrations

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 11:30am

    A gorgeous sunny holiday weekend is upon us and with the sun not going down until almost 8:30 p.m. it’s time to squeeze everything out of each day and night. Here are some fun things to do this weekend, plus where to go for Fourth of July celebrations.

    Belfast Summer Nights

    Thursday, June 30—Belfast

    Go down to the Steamboat Landing for a free outdoor concert from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. kicking off the season with Muskeg; Smoke and Mojo. To find out more visit their Facebook page.

    First Friday Art Walk in Rockland
    Friday, July 1—Rockland
    Update: According to Village Soup, Main Street will not be closed due to a staffing shortage. The First Friday Art Walk is still on, however.
    Photo by Penobscot Bay Pilot
    Rockland Maine Street will be closed to traffic from Park Street to Glover’s Passage for the First Friday Art Walk. More than a dozen galleries will be open and there will be musical performances on the streets from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

    ‘Jaws’ at the Shotwell Drive-In

    Saturday, July 2—Rockport


    For anybody who remembers seeing Jaws at the original drive-in, this will be a fun retro experience. The Camden International Film Festival is screening this summer classic from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20 per vehicle. They will begin allowing vehicles into the lot an hour before the scheduled start time. Restrooms are available on site. Picnics are encouraged. FMI: Tickets.

    July 4th Celebrations

    Monday, July 4—Maine


    Searsport is doing it up all weekend with fireworks on Saturday night at 9 p.m. and a parade at 11 a.m. on July 4. FMI: Facebook

    Camden Rotary is hosting a free Music By The Sea concert at the Camden Public Library Amphitheatre from 12 to 7:15 p.m. The whole event starts out on the Village Green at Noon with a concert by the Bay Chamber Jazz Ensemble. And then the party moves to the Camden Amphitheatre at 2:00 p.m. Bring your picnic blankets and camp chairs. FMI: Facebook

    Thomaston is hosting their annual Fourth of July celebrations with a pancake breakfast, a 5K road race, a parade, a craft tent, food vendors, the Nikki Hunt band from 6 to 9 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m. FMI: Website

    Also in Thomaston,  Salt Water Fields is throwing a public bash with food trucks, bartending from On The Rocks, Ferda Farms oysters shucked to order, lobster sliders from Captain Dan Hendricks, live music, and fireworks. The event goes from 4 to 10 p.m.  Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs. FMI: Facebook

    Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com