Everything You Need to Know About the Stonington Lobster Boat Races

As soon as the weather gets nice in Downeast Maine, it seems as if there is an event every weekend. One of our favorite events to come to the area is the Stonington Lobster Boat Races! From mid-June to the end of August, boats speed against one another every weekend across Maine. It’s a spectacle you’ll have to see for yourself!

Are you planning on being in town for the Stonington Lobster Boat Races? We can help you plan your trip! Our complimentary Vacation Guide has everything you need to create the getaway of a lifetime. In it, you’ll find the best restaurants in the area, outdoor activities, and other local recommendations. This guide has saved travelers countless hours preparing, so get your copy today!

About Maine Lobster Boat Races

For practically every weekend of the summer, lobster boat races are planned up and down the coast of Maine. Each town gets a chance to shine! Visitors and locals flock to the towns to see the competitors race against each other. You can watch the races from land, but most recommend viewing via boat. Lots of towns will host other events during race day such as parties, dinners, and vendors. It’s a huge to-do in Stonington!

Attending the Stonington Lobster Boat Races

The particular date of the Stonington Lobster Boat Races changes every year, but they are usually held in July. You will get to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast in town before boats come by. Then, watch the races! They are best viewed by boat, but you can also cheer them on from the shore. Afterwards, everyone gathers at Odd Fellows Hall for the famous crab meat rolls. If you haven’t had a crab meat roll in Stonington, you haven’t lived! There’s nothing better than enjoying the day filled with excitement and tradition at this picturesque fishing village. Enjoy the charming town as you spend your day by the harbor taking in all the surrounding nature.

Past Race Results

If you want to participate in the races by placing a bet on the winner, do some research on past Stonington Lobster Boat Races to increase your odds. The logged race results go back all the way from 2004 to last year’s Lobster Boat Races and are available for your viewing!

Stay and Experience Fisherman’s Day

Another favorite event happens the week right after the Stonington Lobster Boat Races: Fisherman’s Day. If you stay the week at Pilgrim’s Inn, you’ll get to experience both! Held at the Stonington Fish Pier, this event features a variety of exciting and educational activities you are sure to love. Enjoy fresh seafood, a survival demonstration, a rowboat race, and more!

Where to Stay

Chairs and water view at Pilgrim's InnIf you’re going to be in town for the Stonington Lobster Boat Races, stay with us at Pilgrim’s Inn. The most important part of a vacation is choosing where to stay, and you won’t be disappointed with our gorgeous property. Browse through our cozy accommodations to start planning your stay; we have both bed and breakfast rooms and cottages. Each comes with luxurious amenities including a delicious breakfast each morning! Our rooms fill up quickly for these events, so make sure you book your stay today. We look forward to seeing you!