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
|4-7pm||Wine Tasting||Castine Wine Cellars||Main St|
|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
||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
||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.