Theme announced for 64th annual Maine Lobster Festival
ROCKLAND – The directors of the Maine Lobster Festival hope to transform the city’s Main Street into a “Lobster-Palooza” during the parade at the 64th annual event this August. Directors voted on the 2011 “Lobster-Palooza” theme at a recent board meeting. Parade participants are encouraged to show their enthusiasm and excitement and celebrate the lobster during this lobster-extravaganza – Love it! Eat it! Celebrate it!
Application forms for the 2011 Maine Lobster Festival Parade can be found on the festival’s Web site at www.MaineLobsterFestival.com and, as always, participation in the parade is at no charge.
The parade takes place at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, and in addition to floats also features the grand marshal, 2011 Maine Sea Goddess, the Sea Princesses and their escorts, King Neptune and his court and a variety of bands, marching units, drill teams, and more.
Last year’s parade was one of the largest turnouts yet in both participation and crowd attendance. Add to that almost perfect weather and the parade was a huge success.
In addition to the giant parade down Main Street, the theme also is incorporated into the Fine Art Tent works of art, the children’s parade and more. It also is the theme for the Camden National Bank-sponsored art show's Eddie Harriman Award. More information about the art show can be obtained by contacting the festival's Fine Art Tent director through the festival's Web site.
The 64th annual Maine Lobster Festival takes place Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 3-7. For year-round updates on the festival visit www.facebook.com/mainelobsterfestival or www.MaineLobsterFestival.com.