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Join us for the MS Harborfest Auction, Regatta & Lobster and Tugboat Races! August 18-20
July 27, 2017



MS Harborfest is a three-day festival of sailboats, tugboats, and lobster boat races combined with a shoreside benefit auction celebrating the glory of the Portland waterfront. The weekend-long event has raised more than $3 million to help the National Multiple Sclerosis Society help everyone affected by MS to live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost, and end MS forever.

Auction Information:
An enchanting and exciting benefit auction kicks off the MS Harborfest weekend celebration. Attendees will enjoy a beautiful view of Casco Bay while bidding on unique items donated by local artists and merchants. The auction will feature over 300 silent and live auction items, and a pair of diamond earrings valued at $5,000.

When: Friday, August 18
Time: Doors open at 5:30p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: 58 Fore Street, Building 2, Fore Street, Portland, Maine

Regatta Information:
The MS Regatta is open to all sailboats over 20’ in length.
There are multiple racing divisions. This is a (GMORA)
sanctioned race.

When: Saturday, August 19
Time: First Gun 12:30 pm
Where: Portland Harbor

Lobster Boat Races & Tugboat Muster Information:
Lobster Boats and Tugboats will gather at the Maine State Pier for the start of the 17th annual MS Tugboat Muster. These races are best viewed from Fort Allen Park/the Eastern Promenade.

When: Sunday, August 20
Time: Lobster Boats 10 am start and Tugboat parade 1:00 pm start
Where: Portland Harbor

To learn more on how you can be part of the waterfront fun during the MS Harborfest Weekend, contact Sue Tidd at

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