Events during July and August
The Kitchen Garden Dinner season
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens hosts ‘The Kitchen Garden Dinner’ season with celebrity chefs creating mouthwatering menus – throughout July.
Maine State Music Theatre, Brunswick
Newsies – The Musical 9-26 August
Box Office: 207.725.8769
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Disney’s Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets.
Inspired by the real-life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,’ when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against powerful newspaper publishers. This timely and fresh fictionalized adaptation addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices, and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment.
This all singing, all dancing, high-energy show features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Santa Fe.”
Seguin Island Lighthouse Tour
11am departure – 2:30pm return
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Seguin Island Lighthouse is Maine’s tallest and second oldest light station. Enjoy a narrated tour of the highest and second oldest lighthouse in Maine given by the resident caretakers. You can even go out on the catwalk atop the light tower for a spectacular 360-degree view of the island and Midcoast Maine!
Once on the 64-acre island, you can hike numerous trails, explore beaches, enjoy scenic overlooks and learn about the well-preserved historical structures. Visit the museum and gift shop next to the keepers’ quarters. The ferry ride, which is approximately 30 minutes, passes directly by Pond Island Lighthouse; seals, porpoises, and various seabirds are often sighted. Passengers can opt to stay aboard to go fishing while others visit Seguin.
Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet – Sunday 20th August 2017
Ridleys Landing Dock – Sebasco Habor, 12.30pm
Come and see both commercial and recreational boats of all sizes and decorated for the occasion, as they line up outside the entrance to the Sebasco Harbor. At 12.30pm they will pass through the Harbor where they will be blessed by the local Pastors. An annual parade held every year in Phippsburg, Maine. Then enjoy a meal at any of the waterside restaurants or a stroll along the near by beautiful beaches.
Bath – City of Ships
Bath Farmers Market
Waterfront Park, Commercial Street, Bath
May thru October every Saturday @ 8.30am – 12pm (Rain or shine)
Open bright and early on Saturday to offer fresh, natural, goods from area farmers. Fruits and vegetables, sweet and savory baked goods (many gluten free), goat and cows milk cheeses, fresh and frozen meat, fish and poultry, fresh dairy products and eggs, locally roasted organic coffee, granola, handcrafted soap and beeswax candles, sea-colored wool and blankets, fresh caramels and fudge plus seasonal flower and plants are just some of the treasures you’ll find. Open to SNAP users and support credit/debit cards. And there is music! So enjoy a fun morning chatting with interesting people, sample your way through the friendly vendors and enjoy the market on the river!
Gazebo Concert Series
Gazebo at City Park by the Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street. Bath
Fridays at 7.00pm
Come enjoy a summer evening of community and music outdoors as Main Street Bath presents this series of free concerts each Tuesday & Friday at 7:00 pm in the Gazebo at City Park by the Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street, Bath.
July 21 – Nor’easters Barbershop Chorus
July 28 – Maine Pops Concert – Italian Heritage
August 4 – Merrymeeting Community Band
August 11 – Volunteers Jazz Band
August 18 – Bath Municipal Band
August 25 – Bath Municipal Band
In case of inclement weather call 207-442-7291. Decisions to cancel will be made by 4:30pm.