The Portland Harborfest (MS Harborfest) is a three-day festival of sailboats, tugboats and lobster boats. It includes benefit auction, shore-side activities, food and a festive atmosphere —all in aid of a good cause (the National Multiple Sclerosis Society). Below is the latest schedule for the 2015 Portland Harborfest.
The Portland Harborfest Schedule – 2015
Friday, August 14th
5:30 to 10:00 p.m. – The MS Harborfest Auction will be held at The Portland Company on Fore Street. Tickets are $40 per person ($350 for a table of 10) and include bid number, plentiful hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment.
Saturday, August 15th
The MS Harborfest Regatta will be held in Portland Harbor & Fore River. The exact time is still TBD.
Sunday, August 16th
10:00 a.m. – The Portland Lobster Boat Races which can be viewed from Fort Allen Park/the Eastern Promenade (including the walk-way below).
1:00 p.m. – The Tugboat Muster. Tugboats will leave the pier at 12 noon and, immediately after the lobster boat races, there will be a tugboat parade along the Portland waterfront, followed by tugboat races in the outer harbor and a pushing competition between the tugs.
There are usually also shore-side festivities including line throwing contests, food and entertainment.