An ‘Eventful’ Weekend in Camden, Maine

August 9th, 2016 by captain swift inn

August means the end of summer is just around the corner… people are planning their last vacations for the season and kids are getting ready to go back to school.

But we’re not ready for the end of summer in Camden, Maine.

There’s still plenty to see and do. And this weekend is no exception.

If you’re looking for a way to spend your weekend, we’ve got you covered. There are dozens and events and activities happening in and around Camden this weekend…. You’ll have a hard time deciding what to do.

One of the biggest events of the weekend is the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show – from August 12 to 14.


There will be more than 60 boats of all kinds – fishing boats, schooners, yachts, and more – in the water. And you’ll also have a chance to meet some of Maine’s best boatbuilders, architects, and craftsmen.

There will be live music all weekends, exhibitors showing off their goods, and activities for the kids like the Marine Experience Park. And, of course, plenty of food! On Sunday, you can even watch the World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials.

For a full list of activities, visit

If you’re interested in cruising and looking at some of Maine’s famous lighthouses, look no further than Camden Public Landing. On Sunday, August 14, Camden Harbor Cruises is offering a three-hour cruise where you’ll see some of our most photographed lighthouses. You might even get a glimpse of local wildlife, including seals, porpoise, and sea birds.

Boats not your thing? No worries!

On Friday and Saturday, experience the Beatles as you never have before as the Camden Opera House hosts, A Day in the Life: The Beatles Experience.

Walk down to the Camden Public Library Amphitheatre on Saturday or Sunday to see the Camden Shakespeare Festival perform The Tempest.

This is just some of what’s going on this weekend. If you want to see more events, visit

Your innkeepers,

Linda and Norm