Fishermen's Festival will be celebrating its 41st year in 2014!

The festival is celebrated each year to focus on the region's commercial fishermen and their families and the important role they play in our community.
But, it’s more than just a weekend of fun and games.
The Memorial Service takes place at the Fishermen's Memorial, a bronze dory with oars at rest, on the east side of the harbor. The service recognizes fishermen who were lost at sea. As a bell tolls, the names are read, immediately followed by a boat parade.
The boat parade is made up of the Boothbay region's commercial fishing fleet. The boats circle the inner harbor for all to see while receiving a blessing for a safe and prosperous year ahead.
The festival is a three-day event starting Friday evening at the Boothbay Region High School where the 2014 Miss Shrimp Princess will be crowed in the annual pageant.
Other events are:
  • Codfish Relay Race
  • Trap Hauling Competition
  • Lobster Crate Running
  • Tug of War
  • Blessing of the Fleet
  • and more!
See the Fishermen’s Festival page  of the Boothbay Register for the full schedule, events, and live event coverage.

Join us at the Flagship Inn in Boothbay Harbor for the 2014 Fishermen's Festival! 

Lobster Boat Races at the Fisherman's Festival

                                                                       Cod Fish Relay Race

The 41st annual Fisherman's Festival is April 25-27th to celebrate the Maine fishing season with trap hauling, codfish relay races, fish fry, Shrimp Princess pageant, tall tales, and lots more fun.  The Festival celebrates working fishermen and their heritage.  Stop by and pick up a t-shirt from the Boothbay Region High School Seniors, they are raising money for their 2014 Graduating Class. Lots of shops and restaurants will be open for this event as well. Come experience some local fun. You've never seen anything like it.

Dreaming of Spring...I know it's officially here.  At the Flagship Inn  however, we still have piles of snow to melt, and more to come.  Not much longer, and we will be wandering around downtown Boothbay Harbor, and loading on to Harbor Cruises.  If you haven't ever seen Boothbay in the spring, you should come on up for a visit!

Congratulations to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay! 

10 Best (a division of USA Today) has nominated Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens be included in their 10 Best Public Gardens list.  The editor selected twenty gardens and now they are asking the public to select the final top 10. Everyone can vote once PER DAY until March 31 for their favorite garden.

Please take a moment to vote for Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens at the link below and then share this with your friends and family and ask them to vote as well.  This literally takes 2 seconds.  ONE CLICK and no personal information need be given.   As they say, vote early…and vote often. 

Here is another way to beat the winter blues.  Stay at the Flagship Inn this weekend, and get ready for some great local music.

 The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor is presenting the Annual Hometown Hottenanny.
This is when local Musicians join forces on Saturday, March 8th at 7:00 PM.
In what has become a rite of spring, almost equal to the appearance of the famed ground hot, local musicians will flock to the Opera House this weekend.   Under the direction of Garry Blackman, the evening is guaranteed to bring together great musicians and a good deal of fun for the audience willing to travel to partake in this spectacle.

Tickets are  only $10.00 in advance, an $15.00 day of show. or call the box office at 207-633-5159
In 2012, Maine Maritime Museum launched a program to showcase the talents of men and women who earn a living working Maine's waters. Voices of the Sea gives these hard working mariners the opportunity to provide a glimpse into the trials and beauty of their workaday world through music and poetry. Now in its third year, Voices expands its impact with two programs on two successive nights in two Maine cities with working waterfronts and adding maritime working images to the programs.
Bath - Friday, March 14; 7 p.m.
Long Reach Hall, MMM

Members $15; nonmembers $17; children $10
Hosted by John McDonald, Maine's Storyteller, with  appearances by Bath's own Kevin Gilmore, poet Sally Woolf-Wade, musician Bob Bowman and others.