Friends of the Eastern Promenade was proud to host the MS Shoreside Festival on a gorgeous August weekend. On Saturday, Aug. 20, the fog lifted just in time to watch the sailboats fill Casco Bay as they raced in the MS Regatta. Live music, including Chandler's Band, a sea chanty singer and a blues band, played in the Fort Allen Park bandstand throughout the day.
On Sunday, Aug. 21, fans gathered to watch the lobster boats and tugboat races, which took place right below Fort Allen Park. Festival-goers enjoyed art vendors, kids activities, a popular touch tank with sea creatures, and fabulous food. The Shoreside Festival was part of MS Harborfest, which raises funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.