Photo Credit: Castine Historical Society
You and your family will learn the art of French Acadian cooking during the noontime chef’s demonstration of cooking ployes with a taste of fresh Maine lobster. For the more adventurous, kayaking and historic walking tours will get you moving or, later in the afternoon, climb the 52 steps to the top of lighthouse and don’t forget your camera! Immerse yourself in our international lecture series on our rich history at Emerson Hall, or head over to Wilson Museum to enjoy hand cranked ice cream and children’s painting with the French Masters, while being serenaded by world-class fiddler Gus LaCasse.
At our signature event, the Picnic en Blanc, 400 white-clad festival goers will be seated at long white tables in front of Town Hall, under the elms, while listening to Franco-American music and watching jugglers and stilt walkers. Order a picnic from MarKel’s or The Manor, or bring your own French cuisine. End your evening with a concert with the Bangor Symphony Brass Quartet on our historic Town Common.
Celebrate Bastille Day from the water by Kayak! Explore where the first French and Indian Trading post was back in the 1700’s. See the property where the Baron De Castin resided and the location of the first French fort in Castine!