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Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival

Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival will be a day-long event focusing on Blue Hill’s historic connection with the sea. It will be held in conjunction with Maine200, Maine’s state-wide bicentennial celebration, supported by many local organizations and businesses. Boats are welcome, on land or on water. There is room for informational kiosks at the wharf or at Emerson Park as well as seminars at the public library or Shaw Institute.

The Festival will be held in Blue Hill’s historic village, centered on the scenic waterfront. Various activities will be occurring throughout the day, such as boat building demonstrations, traditional boats on display, kiosks of organizations supporting or involved with the bay. On the water there will be more boats, demonstrations, and races.

Take a short stroll over to the Holt House to see how a sea captain lived back when. Then up to the Blue Hill Public Library to view an historic film, hear a talk on our rich maritime history. While throughout the village stores and restaurants will be taking part in the festival.

There will be plenty to entertain: sea shanties, birch bark canoes, artists, crafts, a photo contest, and more attractions are being added.

At the end of the day there will be closing party at a time yet to be determined. Check the website for more details.


Supporting Organizations and Businesses

Traditional Small Craft Association logo Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce logo Blue Hill Historical Society logo
Blue Hill Library logo Friends of Blue Hill Bay logo Castine Historical Society logo Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club logo
KINGMAN GALLERY Shaw Institute Logo

International Maritime Film Festival

The International Maritime Film Festival (IMFF) is a juried contest of films celebrating the heritage, spirit of adventure, and ingenuity of boats and waterborne pursuits. It is the premier event for maritime-themed filmmaking.

The IMFF is a joint venture between Main Street Bucksport (MSB) and WoodenBoat Publications, Inc. (WBPI), in Brooklin, Maine. Bucksport’s state-of-the-art Alamo Theatre will host a gala awards event on the weekend of September 29-October 1, 2017.