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Annual Local Events

Wings Waves & Woods
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.


Lupine Festival Weekend
Third weekend in June/June 17-19, 2011
Celebrate the arrival of the beautiful pink, purple and white Lupine! The Lupine Festival is a variety of events including a craft fair, rummage sale, music concert, art and sculpture show, children’s activities along with boat excursions, walking tours and airplane rides to view the lupine.

Fourth of July
Join us for a one of the best 4th of July celebrations in Maine!
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
In Stonington/Deer Isle, there’s no bigger event on the calendar than the Annual Fisherman’s Day. This wonderful event gives visitors a taste of island life, promotes water safety awareness, and raises money for the community. Activities include a blessing of the fleet, seafood served on the pier from grilled shark to lobster dinners; and a boatload of creative events, including a touch tank for kids, crabmeat picking, wacky rowboat races, cod fish relay, baiting pockets, and banding lobsters.

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
The Peninsula Potters is a loosely knit group of potters and clay artists who have settled and established working studios in the area. They have been drawn here by the beauty of the surrounding landscape and by the creative spirit of its inhabitants. This Columbus Day weekend event is a great opportunity to buy outstanding pottery from the special group of artists. For more information go to www.peninsulapotters.com


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