News, events, and musings from the Pilgrim’s Inn
Annual Local Events
Third weekend in May/ May 20-22, 2011
An annual birding festival by land, boat and art!
Enjoy the early spring migration with guided walks, presentations, eagle nest-watching with scopes, boat trips to see puffins and pelagics, kayak excursions into quiet, protected coves. Galleries and studios all over the island will be open with new work and demonstrations, starting with a gallery reception. Click here for a schedule of events.
Third weekend in June/June 17-19, 2011
You'll have front row seats to our hometown parade which goes right past the inn and is filled with original artwork, antique vehicles, music and more. Other activities throughout the day include a walking race and 10K road race and fun run; a community band concert; Color Guard Ceremony; the famous fish fry on the pier and fireworks over Stonington Harbor. Book fast for this weekend!
Lobster Boat Races/July TBA
The Kentucky Derby of Maine!
There is nothing more uniquely Maine than the lobster boat races. Watch different categories of boats race across the harbor for prizes and bragging rights. If you want to view this event first hand on a lobster boat, contact the Inn ahead of time to make arrangements. For more information go to www.lobsterboatraces.com
Annual Fisherman’s Day/ July TBA
Blue Hill Fair/ Labor Day weekend
If you’ve ever read “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White then you have already read about the Blue Hill Fair. This traditional country fair with rides, games, livestock and farming exhibits and competitions, pie eating contests and more is one of the most well attended country fairs in America. The fair is located at the Blue Hill fairgrounds, a 25 minute drive from Pilgrim’s Inn. For more information go to http://www.bluehillfair.com/
Deer Isle Lighthouse Weekend, /September 16-18,2011
Visit 8 Lighthouses on the new Deer Isle Lighthouse Trail! Boat tours, sailing tours, airplane tours. U.S. Lighthouse Society passports and official passports stamps available.
Peninsula Potters Open House Tour/Columbus day weekend
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