Event of the Week: Belfast Harbor Fest

The 2019 Belfast, Maine, Harbor Fest and Classic Boat Show will be held this weekend, August 16-18.


Highlights Include:


Evening by the Bay Charity Art Auction

Classic Boat Show

Commercial and Amateur entries vying to win the Best in Show trophy on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Steamboat Landing.

Cardboard Boat Challenge

Fire up your creativity put a team together and build a cardboard boat! Challenge colleagues and neighbors and have some fun building and racing a cardboard boat. Win the trophy for the most spectacular sinking. Sunday, August 18

5K Bug Run/Walk


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 17. Free pancake breakfast for the 5K runners.


National Boat Building Challenge

This year Belfast will again be hosting the NATIONAL BOAT BUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS. Aug. 17.

Build a boat in four hours under the huge tent at Steamboat Landing on Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., August 17, then launch it and win the relay race at 4:00 p.m. $100 entry fee and all materials and directions provided. Scholarships are available. Put together a team of two, challenge your colleagues or competitors, bring your power tools and have a good time. No experience needed.


Live Music

Musicians will perform in the Steamboat Landing Gazebo all day on Saturday, August 17More Information

Boat Tours

Several boats from the Belfast Boat Mafia will be running from Paul Naron’s dock and City Landing for the Harbor Fest weekend. More Information


Start on Friday night at the Rotary Charity Gala Evening by the Bay sampling food from several area restaurants, then nosh your way through a variety of food vendors on Saturday and finish with the BBQ Dinner Saturday night.  Don’t forget the Lobster Gala lunch Sunday, August 18.


Barbecue Dinner

  • Saturday Night Under the Big Tent
  • Again for 2019, there will barbecue under the big tent at Steamboat Park.
  • Starting at 6:00 p.m. there will be wicked good barbecue with all the fixings provided by Rollie’s Catering.
  • Pulled Pork, Barbecued Chicken with sides of Cornbread, Baked Beans, and Coleslaw.  Drink and Dessert too!
  • Dinner: Adults $15;  Children under 12 $5

Kid’s Activities

Enjoy fun activities for the kids! Face Painting, Touch Tank, Stick Puppets, Bubble Machine, Touch-a-Truck (Heritage Park)

Front Street Shipyard Tours

Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 11:00 AM and Noon.  Tours start at the shipyard, 101 Front Street, Belfast Maine. View Map