Fort Kent Celebrates Its 150th Anniversary: Friday Events
Fort Kent's 150th Anniversary has daily events, with all kinds of activities lined up for Friday, August 9th. Take a look at the schedule below and join the fun as Fort Kent celebrates 150 years.
9am-7pm: Fort Kent International Muskie Derby – Weigh Station at Up North Outdoors Parking Lot (35 West Main Street) Fish & Awards on Display
9am-7pm: Blockhouse Open to the Public
10am: Runaway Bride Bridal Boutique Trunk Sale (178 West Main St)
10:30am-7pm: Rotary Club Muskie Derby Food Court – SW Collins Parking Lot (35 West Main) Lobster Rolls & Strawberry Shortcake
11am-7pm: Ploye Festival Food Court – Martin Klein Post 133 American Legion Hall (411 West Main) Choose from a full meal deal or order a la carte. Serving beans, hot dogs, hamburgers, dough boys, ployes, popcorn and more
11am-1pm: NorState FCU Bockouite en Fête – 164 Market Street, Free ployes for members- Fort Kent Branch Only! Sorry, no takeouts.
12pm: US Customs & Border Patrol Demo – Riverside Park, Boat, Helicopter & K9 Demonstrations
12pm-3:30pm: NMMC Community Fun Day – Riverside Park, Bouncy House, Clowns, Games, Arts & Crafts, Face painting, scavenger hunt
12pm-4pm: Fort Kent Historical Society Train Station & Thibodeau Visitor Center Open
12pm-5pm: Fort Kent Public Library Used Book Sale – Library Basement - Fill a bag for $1
12pm-7:30pm: Ploye Festival Craft & Vendor Fair – Lion’s Pavilion, Riverside Park
2pm-4pm: Free Ploye Samples – Riverside Park
2:30pm-4:30pm: River Ukes Ukulele Band Performance – Lion’s Pavilion, Riverside Park
4pm-9pm: CanAm Pub Crawl – Crossings Bar (328 West Main Street), Purchase a pub crawl glass at the Town Office or Chamber of Commerce. Bring it to Crossings with the Friday night coupon that comes with the glass to get $1 off beer. (Last night of the Pub Crawl)Sponsored by the Acadia Federal Credit Union.
4pm-9:45pm: Century Theater Friday Movies (13 Hall Street), 4pm & 7pm: Dora & the Lost City of Gold (Rated PG * 1h 40m), 4:30pm & 7:30pm: Fast & Furious Presents-Hobbs & Shaw (Rated PG-13 * 2h 15m)
4pm-12am: 3rd Annual Muskie Derby/Ploye Festival Beer Garden w/ Music by French Toast, Walker’s Pub (258 West Main Street), Beer Garden opens at 4pm / Band starts at 8:30pm, Must be 21 years old to enter - $3 cover charge
5pm: Ploye Festival Events – Riverside Park, Kids’ Ploye Eating Contest, World’s Largest Ploye (12ft. diameter), Food Vendors, Lion’s Golf Ball Drop
5pm-8pm: Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides (weather permitting), Riverside Park - $10 adults/$5 kids.
5pm-10pm: Beer Garden – Riverside Park – Full Bar/Cash Only, Sponsored by Sodexo
Friday Preview: Northern Maine Medical Center is sponsoring a community fun day from noon to 3. The event is free and open to all. Bring the whole family for face painting, a scavenger hunt, laser tag, a bouncy house and lots more! They'll have free refreshments and prizes! Friday from noon to 3 at Riverside Park in Fort Kent.