Bastille Day Celebration – July 14, 2018

Join Castine and our Blue Hill peninsula neighbors for the 4th annual Bastille Day Celebration on Saturday, July 14th.  You and your family will learn the art of French Acadian cooking during the
noontime chef’s demonstration of cooking ployes with a taste of fresh Maine lobster. For the more adventurous, kayaking and historic walking tours will get you moving or, later in the afternoon, climb the 52 steps to the top of lighthouse and don’t forget your camera!  Immerse yourself in our international lecture series on our rich history at Emerson Hall, or head over to Wilson Museum to enjoy hand cranked ice cream and children’s painting with the French Masters, while being serenaded by world-class fiddler Gus LaCasse. 

At our signature event, the Picnic en Blanc, 400 white-clad festival goers will be seated at long white tables in front of Town Hall, under the elms, while listening to Franco-American music and watching jugglers and stilt walkers. Order a picnic from MarKel’s or The Manor, or bring your own French cuisine. End your evening with a concert with the Bangor Symphony Brass Quartet on our historic Town Common.  

 

 Schedule of Events


Friday

Time

Event

Location/Organization

Address

4-7pm Wine Tasting Castine Wine Cellars Main St

Saturday

All Day Event Bastille Day Flag Tournament Castine Golf Club 200 Battle Ave
8 – 9:30 am French Toast Breakfast Trinitarian Congregational Church 68 Main St
9am, 1pm & 7:30pm Historic Kayaking Tours Castine Kayak

  • Reservations and Payment required
  • To make reservations click HERE
Leaves from the Castine town dock
9:30am – 5:30pm Silent Art Auction of Josh Adam Painting & Prints Emerson Hall 67 Court St
9:30 – 11:30 am Lecture Series Emerson Hall 67 Court St
10am Walking Tours Castine Historical Society Leaves from Abbott School on the Town Common
10am – 2pm Open Artist’s Studio with Parisian-Born Hannah Bureau Gallery B The Annex
12pm – 2pm French Cooking Demonstration: Lobster Beignets & Ployes The Castine Inn 33 Main Street
1pm – 3pm French Masters: Painting with Children Sponsored by the Community Childhood Learning Place @ the Wilson Museum 120 Perkins St
1pm – 4pm Dyce Head Lighthouse Tower Tours Dyce Head Lighthouse 1 Battle Ave
2pm – 4pm Hand-Churned French Vanilla Ice Cream &

Fiddler Gus LaCasse

Wilson Museum 120 Perkins St
5:30pm – 7pm Picnic en Blanc Emerson Hall

  • Reservations suggested
  • To make reservations call 207-326-4502
67 Court St
7:15pm – 8:30pm Concert on the Common with Bangor Symphony Brass Quartet Town Common
To make reservations for the Picnic en Blanc call the town hall at 207-326-4502.
To make reservations for the Historic kayak tour click HERE or call 207-866-3506.

                              



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