There are so many wonderful traditions that make up Boothbay Harbor Windjammer Days that it is hard to pick a favorite, but this is certainly one of ours. The Antique Boat Parade mixes nostalgia and heartfelt appreciation with history, community and character to create an event that will leave you feeling delighted you were a part of it.
Great pride is taken in restoring and preserving these regal vessels of yesteryear, and many a proud owner will gladly share with you the details of his or her work. This year we have changed the date of the Antique Boat Parade to Thursday, June 27, 2019. The parade begins at 3 pm and you can watch from most anywhere in town as the boats circle the inner harbor. Narration of the parade will be done on the west side in Whale Park. After circling the harbor, many of the boats will tie up on the east side at the Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Golf Resort for the public reception. You are welcome to take in the parade from Oceanside or walk across the footbridge and join us after for drink specials, awards, and to meet the captains.
If you haven't experienced the Antique Boat Parade and the reception that follows, we invite you to check out this beloved event. You will not only share in a true coastal Maine community, you will also have the pleasure of talking with captains who are the salt of the earth and have rich, engaging stories to share.
Have an antique boat (25 years old or older) and would like to be a part of the parade? Come join in the fun! You can find all the information at https://www.boothbayharborwindjammerdays.org/antique-boat-parade. Have questions for us? Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to our Antique Boat Parade Sponsors:
Colby & Gale, Inc., Oak Street Cafe & Catering, Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Golf Resort, The Smiling Cow, Boothbay Harbor One Design Association, Southport Island Marine, Ocean Point Marina, Sea Tow, Hodgdon Yachts, and Hayval Charters