Castine is a special place in the summer, both for generations of families who have summered here and those who are just discovering this gem of a small town for the first time. Its rich 400-year history, idyllic Federal and Greek revival homes, towering elms and one of the deepest harbors in New England make Castine a family destination with real character and sense of community.
The 4th of July celebration in Castine is like no other! Children’s parades, town band concerts, fireworks, food and festivities galore will entertain you practically from dawn to dark. As the summer season hits its stride, special events including the Plein Air Festival, sailing regattas, and outdoor concerts provide a plethora of activities for all.
August brings clear blue skies; terrific for sailing, golfing, kayaking and beaching. It also offers and an opportunity to just relax and explore the amazing wonders of this historic 400-year-old town. Throughout Castine, charming signs and markers indicate sites of historic significance.