The day begins with a J.McLaughlin Co. trunk show at the Castine Inn. Or for the more adventurous, kayaking and historic walking tours will get you moving. Then head over to climb the 52 steps to the top of lighthouse and don’t forget your camera!
Later in the afternoon, stop in at Compass Rose Books to meet Gita Trelease, author of Enchantee or head over to Wilson Museum to enjoy hand cranked vanilla ice cream, while being entertained by fiddler and storyteller Jennifer Armstrong.
At our signature event, the Picnic en Blanc, 500 white-clad festival goers dine at long white tables in front of Town Hall, under the elms, while listening to music and watching jugglers and hula hoopers. 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 and/or the kids movie “Hugo” at Emerson Hall.
2019 Schedule of Events
Sunday, July 14
|All Day Event||Bastille Day Flag Tournament||Castine Golf Club||200 Battle Ave|
|9am, 1pm & 7:30pm||Historic Kayaking Tours||Castine Kayak
||17 Sea St|
|9:30am – 5:30pm||Silent Art Auction of Susan Adam Painting & Prints||Emerson Hall||67 Court St|
|10am – 2pm||J. McLaughlin Co. Trunk Show||The Castine Inn||33 Main St|
|1pm||Historical Walking Tours||Castine Historical Society||Leaves from Abbott School on the Town Common|
|1pm – 4pm||Dyce Head Lighthouse Tower Tours||Dyce Head Lighthouse||1 Battle Ave|
|2pm – 4pm||Hand-Churned French Vanilla Ice Cream with
Acadian Fiddler & Storyteller Jennifer Armstrong
|Wilson Museum||120 Perkins St|
|3:30pm – 5pm||Gita Trelease
Author of “Enchantee”
|Compass Rose Books||3 Main St|
|5:30pm – 7pm||Picnic en Blanc
With Unicycle Juggler and Hula Hooper
Picnics may be purchased from MarKel’s 326-9510 or The Manor Inn 326-4861,
or bring your own!
||67 Court St|
|7pm – 8pm||Bangor Symphony Brass Quartet Concert||Town Common|
|8pm – 10pm||Kids Movie “Hugo”
Bring a pillow and blanket.
|Emerson Hall||67 Court St|
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.
Thank You to our 2019 Bastille Day Sponsors