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For the Cal­en­dar of events in the area for 2017 please find it here. The Sum­mer Movie list­ings are below and also on our Face­book Page. Please stay up to date with us on here, by click­ing here.

2017 River Fest sched­ule can be found here, or below:

Tues­day, August 1, 2017

Spe­cial Sappi Tour for Cham­ber Mem­bers and Guests
5:00 p.m. Sappi — 1329 Water­ville Road, Skowhegan

Free Movie Night
Dusk, Coburn Park
Kick off River Fest with a free screen­ing of hit film Moana at beloved Coburn Park! Rain date is Wednes­day, Aug. 2. Find more here.

Wednes­day, August 2, 2017

Sappi Tours through­out the Day
The fol­low­ing times will be tours: 9 am, 11 am, 1pm, and 3pm
1329 Water­ville Road, Skowhegan

Lions Club Chicken Bar­be­cue Lunch
11:30 a.m., Big Top
A meal at the Lions Club’s pop­u­lar bar­be­cue includes one half bar­be­cued chicken, coleslaw, chips, a roll and but­ter, bot­tled water, and a whoopie pie. Ticket price TBD.

Clas­sic Car Cruise-​In
4:30 p.m., Big Top
Clas­sic, restored, and mod­i­fied cars from the area will be on display.

Lions Club Chicken Bar­be­cue Din­ner
5 p.m., Big Top
A meal at the Lions Club’s pop­u­lar bar­be­cue includes one half bar­be­cued chicken, coleslaw, chips, a roll and but­ter, bot­tled water, and a whoopie pie. Ticket price TBD.

Skowhe­gan Com­mu­nity Band Con­cert
5:30 p.m., Big Top
The Skowhe­gan Com­mu­nity Band will play the classics.

Thurs­day, August 3, 2017

Moon­light Mad­ness
5:3010 p.m., Water and Com­mer­cial streets
Hosted by the Skowhe­gan Area Cham­ber of Com­merce, this pop­u­lar event includes kids’ activ­i­ties pro­vided by Skowhe­gan Parks and Rec, live music under the Big Top, numer­ous ven­dors, and the famous bed races. Find more here.

Live Music: Uncle Spudd
67 p.m. and 89:30 p.m.
Uncle Spudd will play dur­ing Moon­light Madness.

Bed Races
7 p.m., Water Street
Hosted by Skowhe­gan Parks and Rec, teams of five com­pete head to head by push­ing beds on caster wheels down Water Street. Fill out this reg­is­tra­tion form or reg­is­ter at Moon­light Mad­ness under the tent until 6:30 p.m. For ages 14 and up.

The Savan­nah Sip­ping Soci­ety
8 p.m., Lake­wood The­ater
Randa, a per­fec­tion­ist and worka­holic, has lost her job. Dot, on the brink of an idyl­lic retire­ment, has lost her hus­band. Mar­lafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has lost her lifestyle. And spunky Jinx, who offers her ser­vices as a life coach for the women … well, Jinx has lost her self. Through mis­ad­ven­tures, laugh­ter, and liba­tions, they dis­cover a renewed deter­mi­na­tion to live in the moment. Say “Cheers!” to this joy­ful and sur­pris­ingly touch­ing com­edy! Pur­chase tickets.

Fri­day, August 4, 2017

Skowhe­gan Rotary Club Lob­ster Bake
11 a.m.-8 p.m., Big Top
Lob­ster, ham­burg­ers, and hot­dogs will be avail­able. Each meal comes with corn, coleslaw, a roll, dessert, and a drink. Prices are as fol­lows: single lob­ster meal $15; twin lob­ster meal $25; ham­burger meal $8; hot­dog meal $5. For tick­ets, con­tact a Rotar­ian or pick up tick­ets at one of these Skowhe­gan loca­tions: Ban­gor Sav­ings Bank, Ham­mond Lum­ber, Skowhe­gan Cham­ber, or Franklin Sav­ings Bank.

Dri­vers and Duf­fers Golf Clas­sic
Noon, Lake­wood Golf Course
This golf clas­sic is put on by the Skowhe­gan Area Cham­ber of Com­merce. Reg­is­tra­tion includes one round of 18 holes, one ticket for a lob­ster din­ner, and one player’s por­tion of a cart. Click here for the reg­is­tra­tion form. Find more here.

Bigelow’s Sum­mer Con­cert Series: The Shack
5 p.m., Bigelow Brew­ing Co.
Local band The Shack will be play­ing at Bigelow. Stop by for a lis­ten, and grab a local brew and some wood-​fired pizza while you’re at it!

Live Music
58 p.m., Big Top
The Misty River Band will play dur­ing the lob­ster bake din­ner hours.

The Savan­nah Sip­ping Soci­ety
8 p.m., Lake­wood The­ater
Randa, a per­fec­tion­ist and worka­holic, has lost her job. Dot, on the brink of an idyl­lic retire­ment, has lost her hus­band. Mar­lafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has lost her lifestyle. And spunky Jinx, who offers her ser­vices as a life coach for the women … well, Jinx has lost her self. Through mis­ad­ven­tures, laugh­ter, and liba­tions, they dis­cover a renewed deter­mi­na­tion to live in the moment. Say “Cheers!” to this joy­ful and sur­pris­ingly touch­ing com­edy! Pur­chase tickets.

Glow Stick River Run
8:30 p.m., Route 2 rest area east of down­town
Pad­dlers are equipped with glow sticks for a visu­ally com­pelling expe­ri­ence. Reg­is­tra­tion fee is $5 and includes glow sticks. Reg­is­ter at the Skowhe­gan Com­mu­nity Cen­ter (39 Poulin Dr., 2074746901), and bring your own gear. Some canoes and kayaks will be avail­able for those who wish to borrow.

Sat­ur­day, August 5, 2017

Pan­cake Break­fast
79 a.m., Tewks­bury Hall
Enjoy pan­cakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, cof­fee, and juice for only $7 per adult and $3 per child.

Skowhe­gan Farm­ers’ Mar­ket
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Som­er­set Grist Mill park­ing lot
Area farm­ers sell veg­eta­bles, meat, cheese, breads, and more.

Main Street Craft Fair
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Big Top
Main Street Skowhe­gan presents this fair fea­tur­ing numer­ous ven­dors with a vari­ety of hand-​crafted wares. Inter­ested in vend­ing at the fair? Find the reg­is­tra­tion form here.

Fam­ily Fun Day Activ­i­ties
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Munic­i­pal Park­ing Lot
Pre­sented by Skowhe­gan Parks and Rec, activ­i­ties include rock-​wall climb­ing, river rock paint­ing, a watermelon-​eating con­test, and more.

Raft Rides
10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m., Ken­nebec River Gorge
Moxie Out­door Adven­tures spon­sors free raft­ing rides! Orga­nized by Skowhe­gan Parks and Rec, these rides are sure to be a mem­o­rable adven­ture. Sign up at the Skowhe­gan Rec tent near the climb­ing wall; rides are on a first-​come, first-​served basis until full. For ages 5 and up.

Run of River Sup­port Pad­dle
13 p.m., Ken­nebec River down­town
Pad­dlers from all over the state will pad­dle in sup­port of Run of River, pro­vid­ing a pre­view of how peo­ple will use Run of River’s white­wa­ter park.

River Slalom Demo
13 p.m., Ken­nebec River down­town
Pad­dlers will pro­vide a demon­stra­tion of a slalom event, maneu­ver­ing through gates strung over the river, sim­i­lar to a down­hill ski slalom.

Move More Kids Day Activ­i­ties
14 p.m., Munic­i­pal Park­ing Lot
Pre­sented by the New Bal­ance Foun­da­tion and Som­er­set Pub­lic Health, Move More Kids Day includes activ­i­ties such as hula hoop­ing, relay races, an obsta­cle course, and more.

Brew­ery Tour
5 p.m., start­ing from Bloomfield’s Tav­ern
A shut­tle will take atten­dees to local brew­eries Oak Pond Brew­ing Co. and Bigelow Brew­ing Co. Must be 21 or older to attend.

The Savan­nah Sip­ping Soci­ety
8 p.m., Lake­wood The­ater
Randa, a per­fec­tion­ist and worka­holic, has lost her job. Dot, on the brink of an idyl­lic retire­ment, has lost her hus­band. Mar­lafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has lost her lifestyle. And spunky Jinx, who offers her ser­vices as a life coach for the women … well, Jinx has lost her self. Through mis­ad­ven­tures, laugh­ter, and liba­tions, they dis­cover a renewed deter­mi­na­tion to live in the moment. Say “Cheers!” to this joy­ful and sur­pris­ingly touch­ing com­edy! Pur­chase tickets.

Fire­works
9 p.m., Great Eddy
Atlas Fire­works will light up the night sky. View this spec­tac­u­lar River Fest cul­mi­na­tion from down­town, the eddy, or the pedes­trian bridge.

Sun­day, August 6, 2017

Con­cert in the Park: Misty River Band
5 p.m., Philbrick Gazebo, Coburn Park
Bring a blan­ket or some lawn chairs, and set­tle in for a delight­ful musi­cal inter­lude at one of Skowhegan’s loveli­est spots. Find more here.

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