Weekend events for July 23rd and 24th

The Maine Writer

The weekend is upon us, and with it comes plenty of chances to get out of the house and do something fun this weekend with this weekend's edition of things to do in Maine. Whether you are visiting Maine for the weekend or are a Mainer, you are sure to find something to do this weekend. As is always the case, I can't mention every single event happening this weekend as there are always many events going on in our state. Feel free to mention an event I didn't mention that you are aware of in the comments for others to look into. All events are family-friendly and some are free, while others charge an admission fee. For every event, I always make sure to mention admission charges if there are any, so you can choose if it's an event within your budget. So make sure you grab your sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, and something cold to drink to keep hydrated outside in this weekend's heat. Have a great weekend and enjoy the events, everyone.

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Saturday, July 23rd

Augusta motorcycle ride at 10 a.m., leaving the Rusty Lantern in Augusta and riding to Anglers in Hampden around 1:30 p.m. This is the Ride to End the War Within to raise awareness about veteran and first responder suicide. This is a family-friendly event with live music, food, and more.

Bangor from 10:00 a.m. until noon, the Bangor waterfront cruise ship dock will be offering free tours aboard the Coast Guard cutter icebreaker Tackle, along with Maine Maritime Academy's tugboat Pentagoet from 10:00 a.m. until noon. There will also be an exhibit tent with activities.

Brownville will be celebrating Brownville Days 2022 on Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th. There will be a parade at 11:00 a.m. on Railroad Avenue in Brownville Junction. From 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. there will be vendors, food trucks, pony rides, kids' games, a magician, and live music. From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., a street dance with the local band Junction Express, and the night ends with a fireworks display set off from Davis Field at 9:00 p.m. Free admission to the celebration.

Lincoln is celebrating the loon with its annual Loon Festival. All kinds of fun activities Saturday start with a parade at 10:30 a.m. and end the night with a fireworks display at 9:00 p.m. and admission is free. You can find more info here Lincoln Loon Festival.

Parkman will celebrate Bicentennial Days at 38 North Dexter Road with a parade at 11:00 a.m. and throughout the day, kids' games, food trucks, bounce houses for the kids, crafters, and vendors; free horse and carriage rides; an antique car show; a corn hole competition, a baked bean, and hot dogs Grange supper by donation and much more, with a fireworks display to end the evening. Admission is free.

Pittston has the Pittston Fair going on Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th. Admission is $8.00 for ages 13 and up and it's free for kids 12 and under with an adult. The gates open at 8:00 a.m. and more info can be found here Pittston Fair info.

Rockland Friendship Sloop Society will have their 61st annual regatta with a parade of the sailboats at noon at the town landing and then the racing starts at 1:00 p.m. off the breakwater. The races are over by 4:30 p.m., and the boats will be on display to the public.

Saco will have the 13th annual classic car show with over 150 cars and trucks on display on Main Street from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Admission is free to the public and there will be live music during the event, along with food and drink available for purchase from local establishments. Parking will be available in several marked lots along with streets around the festival.

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Sunday, July 24th

Brownville Days 2022 car show from 10:00 a.m. until noon in front of the American Legion on Railroad Avenue.

Pittston Fair celebrates Children's Day with the gates opening at 8:00 a.m. Admission is $8.00 for everyone ages 13 and up and it's free for all kids 12 and under with an adult.

Rockport Coastal Mountain Land Trust is inviting the public to participate in the 20th annual free blueberry pick. Pre-registration is required for a time slot, and you can register here for free blueberry picking registration. You should bring your own drinking water and containers for your blueberries. Raking is not permitted. Hand washing stations will be available and dogs are not allowed in the fields.

Saint Albans will have an Open Farm Day on Sweet Dream Lavender Farm from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. A free event where you can sample lavender tea, lemonade, cookies, jellies, and more and learn how to grow lavender in your garden.

Unity has the opportunity for you to visit with the alpacas at the Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm as they celebrate open farm day. The event is from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. rain or shine at 141 Crosby Brook Road in Unity. This is a free event with free giveaways throughout the day. You can enjoy a farm tour and have your picture taken with the alpacas.

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