Greater Gardiner River Festival (Gardiner, ME)

Gardiner's annual free, family-fun community festival.


    A day-long celebration on Gardiner’s Historic Water Street and beautiful Waterfront Park with live music and entertainment on two stages, a craft fair, and activities for all ages on, near, and in the Kennebec River.


    When: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - All Day!


    Location: Downtown Gardiner along Water Street & Waterfront Park




    Saturday, June 23rd – 9am to 9:30pm

    Food & Novelty Vendors, Waterfront Park, ALL DAY

    17th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair in Historic Downtown Gardiner, 10am-4pm

    Community Organization Showcase at the Waterfront Park, 10am-4pm

    Blacksmith Demonstration with Rob Stevens & Zach Lee, Waterfront Park, 10am-4pm

    Free Boat Rides on the Kennebec with Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, Time 11am-4pm

    Gardiner Federal Credit Union Fireworks, Waterfront park, 9pm-9:30pm


    Starting at 7am

    Ice Cream for Breakfast unlimited ice cream, bounce house, face painting, crafts and more, The Boys and Girls Club of Kennebec Valley, 14 Pray Street,  7am-11am


    Starting at 8am

    Women of Christ Church Festival pancake Breakfast ($), 1 Dresden Ave, 8am-10am

    Women of Christ Church Lawn Sale, 1 Dresden Ave, 8am-10am


    Starting at 9am

    Yoga on the Boardwalk with Kim Nixon, Waterfront Park, 9am-10am*

    Library Book Sale, Gardiner Public Library, 9am-4pm


    Starting at 10am at the Waterfront

    Blacksmith Demonstration with Rob Stevens & Zach Lee*

    Story Walk and Nature Hunt with Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta

    Make a Natural Flower Crown and Fairy Homes in the Fairy Village

    Bubble Wand and Bubble Painting with Children’s Discovery Museum

    Robot Demonstrations with Gardiner Iron Tigers Robotics Team

    Face painting, balloons, popcorn, and kids activities with Grace Community Chapel

    Magic Wand Craft and Wish Board with Augusta Housing

    Children’s Activity Table with Food For Thought Backpack Program

    Homemade Hula Hoops with Girl Scouts of Maine

    Games for Seniors and Children with Oldies but Goodies

    Hockey and Skating Activities with Skating Association of Maine

    Rubber Duck Races with Silhouette Project

    Giant Jenga and other activities with Gardiner Democratic Committee



    Throughout the Day

    Josh Landry’s Live Chainsaw Show, Waterfront Park, 11am-12pm

    Ampersand Dance Performance, Johnson Hall Mini Park, 11am-11:45am

    Balloon Animals, Waterfront Park, 12pm-4pm

    Jack Duggins Music, Johnson Hall Mini Park, 12pm-1pm

    Logan Johnston, Johnson Hall Mini Park, 1pm – 2pm

    Spare Parts Band, Waterfront Stage, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

    Josh Landry’s Live Chainsaw Show, Waterfront Park, 1pm-2pm

    OC and the Offbeats, Waterfront Stage, 4pm – 5:30pm

    Josh Landry’s Live Chainsaw Show, Waterfront park, 3pm-4pm

    Capital Area Drum Circle,  Pump Deck, 4pm – 6pm

    Lexi James, Waterfront Stage, 6:00pm-7:30pm

    Gardiner Talent Show brought to you by Kennebec Savings Bank, Waterfront Stage, 7:45pm-9pm

    Gardiner Federal Credit Union’s Fireworks,  Waterfront park, 9pm-9:30pm


    *Schedule is subject to change, please check back often for up-to-date information*  Events with * indicate weather permitting

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