Everyone is invited to join Friends of Sears Island to celebrate the longest day of the year, Thursday, June 21, from 6 p.m. to sundown (about 8:30 p.m.) on Sears Island.

This is an event for the whole family; bring blankets or lawn chairs, as there are no picnic tables. No grills or open fires are permitted on Sears Island, so bring a picnic or plan to enjoy tacos and other offerings from the popular YumBus food truck and sweet treats from Wild Cow Creamery.

There will be live music and readings that celebrate ancient traditions; and modern day ceremonies, poems and songs to welcome the official start of summer. All are invited to wear flower crowns, dress as faeries and elves or otherwise adorn themselves in a way that expresses the enchantment of a magical midsummer’s eve on the Maine coast.

Attendees are asked to leave their pets at home and be prepared to carry out what they carry in. There is one Porta-Potty, so plan accordingly. Sears Island is located on Sears Island Road, off Route 1, just east of Searsport village. Parking will be along the causeway; park along the guardrail facing south.

In case of bad weather, check the Friends of Sears Island Facebook page to be sure the event is on. For more information, visit friendsofsearsisland.org or call 975-3878.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.