Solstice by the Sea: A Summer Celebration

Join Friends of Sears Island as we celebrate the longest day of the year, Thursday, June 21, from 6:00pm to sundown, about 8:30pm. This is an event for the whole family. Bring a picnic or enjoy savory tacos and other offerings from the popular YumBus food truck and sweet treats from Wild Cow Creamery. There will be live music and readings that celebrate ancient traditions and modern day ceremonies, poems, and songs to welcome the official start of summer. All are invited to wear flower crowns, to dress as faeries and elves, or otherwise adorn themselves in a way that expresses the enchantment of a magical midsummer’s eve on the Maine coast.


A few notes on logistics:

  • Bring blankets and/or lawn chairs, as we don’t have picnic tables.
  • Park along the causeway.
  • Sorry, no grills or open fires permitted.
  • Carry in/carry out!
  • There is one ‘porta-potty’ at Sears Island.
  • Please, no pets.

In case of bad weather, please check our Facebook page ( to learn if the event is cancelled.

Sears Island is located on Sears Island Road, off Route 1, just east of Searsport village. For more information, visit, or call 207-975-3878.