Windjammer Days Boothbay Harbor, Maine

55th Annual Windjammer Days

June 25- July 1, 2017


Windjammer Days is the official kickoff to summer in Boothbay, a charming coastal Maine town.  It is a week-long celebration of maritime history, and it focuses on the sense of community in this quaint town.


What exactly is a windjammer?  They are grand merchant ships that have between three and five masts that were used to carry cargo for long distances in the 19th and early 20th century.  Looking at them will make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time. 


Throughout the week, you can fill your days with different activities around town.  Some that I’d love to experience include:

Fireworks over the harbor.

Lighted boat parade.

Parade of sails.


Do your kids love pirates as much as mine?  There is a whole group of activities devoted just to pirates such as:

Pirate puppet show (Tuesday, June 27, 10-10:30)

Weapon demonstration (Wednesday, June 28 9:30-10)

Cannon lessons (Wednesday, June 28 10:30-11:15)

Recruit and training for pirates (Tuesday, June 27, 1:30-3:00)

For a full list of the week’s scheduled activities click here!

We are so excited to visit Boothbay Harbor next week to participate in Windjammer Days and explore the beautiful town.  Thank you to for pictures for this piece.

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