Friendship, Maine’s Annual Friendship Day is a wonderful, small town celebration in an authentic lobster fishing village. As with many summertime festivals along the coast of Maine, it features a pancake breakfast, parade, fireworks over the harbor and a chance to enjoy the fruits of the Maine lobster season – locally caught, new shell lobster. Below is the official 2015 schedule for the Annual Friendship Day.
Annual Friendship Day Schedule – July 25th, 2015
7:00 a.m. – One mile Fun Run (registration at the Advent Christian Church starting at 6:30am).
7:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Pancake breakfast at the Advent Christian Church.
7:45 a.m. – 5K Road Race (registration at the Advent Christian Church starting at 6:30am)
8:30 a.m. onwards – Bake sale and craft sale by the fire station / under the big tent. The bake sale will feature homemade pies, coffee, donuts and more. The craft sale offers the opportunity to watch, and try your hand at, rug hooking and basket making.
9:00 a.m. – Maine Coast Art Gallery across from Wallace’s Market (with an opportunity to purchase artwork form Midcoast Maine Artists) and pet show in front of the big tent.
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Educational session at the Marine Touch Tank. Diane Cowan will be there to help people learn about lobsters and answer questions.
10:00 a.m. – Parade through town.
11:00 a.m. – The Friendship Fire Department will be serving their famous Friendship lobster rolls. There will also be hotdogs, hamburgers, french fries and ice-cream on sale as well as food at Wallace’s Market and The Scoop.
1:00 p.m. – The Friendship Annual Action will take place in the Hahn Community Center. There will also be a magic show at this time in the children’s area and live music throughout the afternoon.
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – The Friendship Museum will be open to visitors for tours (the Museum Annex will also be open from 11-12 so visitors can see the progress on categorizing Friendship museum pieces).
2:00 p.m. – Whiffle Ball for 4-8 year olds in the recreational field across from Friendship School.
4:00 p.m. – Softball game between the Friendship and Cushing Fire Departments at the Friendship ball field.
4:30 p.m. – BBQ Chicken dinner to benefit the Friendship is Here Scholarship Fund.
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Karaoke under the big tent.
9:00 p.m. – Fireworks over the harbor.
If you make it to this year’s Annual Friendship Day, enjoy! If you’d like to read about more summer festivals along the coast of Maine, click here. If you’d like to look at the Maine lobster boat races schedule, click here.