2020 Summer Events in Castine


PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 many of our regular summer events have been canceled or changed. 


What’s Open – Summer 2020 – Click here for a listing


Castine Historical Society Walking Tours

July 8 through Labor Day:
Wednesday – Saturday:  10am and 4pm
Sundays:  2pm

September 9 – October 11:
Wednesday – Saturday:  10am
Sundays:  2pm

Meet your guide in front of the Abbott School at 17 School Street, and take in the sights and sounds of Castine while learning about our beautiful town and its historical significance.  The tour takes approximately one hour, and will give you an overview of Castine’s history, identify buildings of architectural significance, show you several of our beautiful Elm trees, and point out Fort George, the earthworks of a Revolutionary War British fortification.

In line with Covid-19 protection protocols, all tour attendees must wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and give name and contact information to their guide for potential contact tracing. Face coverings will be provided to those without one. Please wear good walking shoes. The tour is a little over 1/2 mile long and involves some inclines.  Please note that public restrooms are not available at the Historical Society, but are available at the Castine town dock.

While the tours are free, donations will be gladly accepted. To promote a safe experience for everyone, tours will be limited to ten people and everyone including the tour guide will be required to wear masks. The guide will have an amplification system to  allow the group to easily hear the tour.

For more information: www.castinehistoricalsociety.org/walking-tours


Fourth of July Celebration 

 

For 2020 Castine residents and visitors took part in a town-wide 4th of July car parade that was full of fun and energy. Hopefully next year we’ll return to our regularly scheduled program.
WHICH usually looks like this…. Fourth of July officially kicks off the Castine summer season.  Visitors from around the world return to a place they have long cherished – Under The Elms and By The Sea. Family, friends and visitors join in a classic celebration that begins bright and early with a 1k & 5k Fun Run, followed by a costume parade at 10am that assembles in front of Witherle Memorial Library. After the parade, take part in multiple events on the town common (tug-o-war, sack races, pie eating contest) or just mingle and enjoy the sites. A day full of activities culminates with an evening concert and an amazing fireworks display over the bay!

 


Maine 200 Celebration  – Postponed until 2021

The year 2020 marks Maine’s Bicentennial (Maine200.org). The town of Castine had originally planned many events to commemorate the occasion, but due to COVID-19 we have postponed the festivities to July 2021.

For more info visit our Maine 200 page.

 


House & Garden Tour – Postponed until July 2021

For more information visit the Castine Historical Society’s Website


Plein Air Festival – Not Scheduled 

FYI – The Castine Arts Association has decided not to host the Plein Air Festival in 2020.

For more information go to www.castinearts.org.


Castine Classic Yacht Race – July 30, 2020

On July 30th, a fleet of more than 40 classic yachts will race a 19.6nm course from Castine to Camden, followed by the Camden to Brooklin race on Friday, July 31, and the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta on Saturday, August 1.

For Race Notice, Registration, other information, please refer to the website, www.castineclassic.com.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Virtual Tour of Castine

Take the tour while you visit Castine, or in the comfort of your own home.

 

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