Clam Festival Parade


Time: 6:00 pm

Date: Friday, July 15th

Location: Main Street

This year’s theme is Come Celebrate Our Good Nature. Maine’s natural beauty inspires us every day! Theme your float/vehicle/band around our nature theme for what will surely be an entertaining parade.

Get creative and theme your floats after the endless possibilities!

A special thanks to our Parade Director, Courtney Kennedy. She can be reached via email here.

Street Closures

From 5:30 to 7:30 am the following streets will be closed for the Clam Festival Parade:  Main Street, West Elm Street, McCartney Street, Portland Street, School Street (remains closed until 11:30 pm)

Clam Festival Kid's Fun Run

Kid’s Fun Run

Time: Varies

Date: Saturday, July 16th

Location: Main Street at Memorial Green


Register online, by mail or in person before Monday, July 11th. Get the low $10 entry fee and beat race-day crowds! First 400 registered runners get T-Shirts!

Due to Festival preparations, the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce office will not be able to accept walk-in applications after Friday, July 1st. Please register in person Friday, July 17th at the Memorial Green or on race day before 7:10 am.

Register Online

 Early Race Packet Pickup
  • Memorial Green
  • Friday, July 15th
  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Also, last chance for $10 early registration
Race-Day Schedule
  • 6:00–7:10 AM — Race-Day Registration ($12)
  • 7:15 AM — 1/2-mile fun run for 3-6 year olds
  • 7:30 AM — 1-mile race for 7-12 year olds
  • 9:00 AM — Awards presentation

2015 Race Results

Street Closures

From 6:30 am to 9:30 am the following streets will be closed for the Fun Run: Main Street, East Elm Street, School Street, Bridge Street

Pat's 5 Mile Road Race

35th Annual Pat’s Pizza 5 Mile Road Race

Time: 8:00 am

Date: Saturday, July 16th

Location: Main Street at Town Hall

T-Shirts for the first 700 registered runners! 

Managed by the Maine Track Club and Chronotrack timing by Bay State Race Services.


Register online or by mail. Mailed applications must be postmarked by July 9th.

Register Online

Street Closures

From 6:30 am to 9:30 am the following streets will be closed for the Fun Run: Main Street, East Elm Street, School Street, Bridge Street

Clam Shucking Contest

Maine State Clam Shucking Contest

Time: 11:00 am

Date: Saturday, July 16th

Location: Memorial Green Tent

Come watch, and compete! Prizes go to the fastest shuckers in professional and amateur heats.

TWO celebrity heats set the competitive edge, both TV and radio on-air personalities compete for bragging rights! This year’s celebrity shuckers are Lori Voornas and Ryan Gavin from WJBQ 97.9, Travis Lee and Ted McInerney from WMTW 8, Amanda Hill and Caroline Cornish from WCSH 6, and Marissa Bodnar and Jon Chrisos from WGME 13.

Registration begins at 10:00 am.

Firefighters' Muster Competition

Firefighters’ Muster Competition

Time: 1:00 pm

Date: Saturday, July 16th

Location: Main Street at Memorial Green

Watch firefighting teams compete in events such as a bucket brigade, firefighter suit-up, and an old-fashioned hose-pull contest.

Hosted by WGME13’s Kim Block and Gregg Lagerquist

Street Closures

From 12:30 to 3:30 pm the following streets will be closed for the Firefighters’ Muster:  Main Street  (between York Street and School Street)

Canoe, Kayak and SUP Race

Time: 10:00 am

Date: Saturday, May 14th

Location: Yarmouth History Center

For those of you looking for our Annual Canoe and Kayak Race, we have a bit of a twist for you this year! Rather than have our annual race during the weekend of the Clam Festival, we have decided to rally our support behind the Royal River Conservation Trust’s 1st Annual Run of the Royal River on May 14, 2016.

The Royal River Conservation Trust is a Yarmouth-based non-profit land trust that has conserved 3300 acres of land, farms, and trails in the Royal River watershed and Casco Bay. RRCT primarily works in the towns of Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, New Gloucester, Pownal, Durham, and Gray.

For race details and registration please click the link below. Spread the word!

36th Annual Men’s & Women’s Professional Bike Race

Time: 9:00 am

Date: Sunday, July 17th

Location: Main Street at Memorial Green

Starts and finishes on Main Street in front of Memorial Green. This is a 3.6-mile loop with one short climb — 10 laps for men (36 miles) and 6 laps for women (21.6 miles).

$1,500 in prizes and primes. Field limited to 100 per race.

Sanctioned by the United States Cycling Federation; all USCF road racing rules apply.


Register Online


Race Flyer coming soon…

Race Map

Street Closures

From 8:30 am to 11:30 am the following streets will be closed for the Bike Race: Main Street (between East Main Street and West Elm Street).

Automobile traffic on the rest of the race course will be restricted to moving in the direction of bicycle traffic, and long delays should be expected.

The following roads will be affected: East Elm Street (between Main St and Leighton Rd), Leighton Rd, North Rd (between Leighton Rd and East Main Street), East Main Street (between North Rd and Main St)

Diaper Derby

Time: 12:00 noon

Date: Sunday, July 17th

Location: Memorial Green Tent

A fun race for crawlers and toddlers hosted by Lee Goldberg from WCSH.

Prizes for first and second-place winners in three divisions: Crawlers (1-12 months), Toddlers (13-24 months), Toddlers (25-36 months).


Begins at 10:00 am at the Memorial Green Stage

Annual Healthy Kids Happy Kids Fun Ride

Time: 12:00 noon

Date: Sunday, July 17th

Location: Village Green Park in front of Village Florist

Bike Ride – Ages 4 to 12

Helmets and Bikes necessary! Training wheels welcome!

All participants receive prizes at the completion of event and first 50 participants receive t-shirts.

Ride will start promptly at 12:00 pm and will be held rain or shine. Sorry no refunds.

For more information go to:


Ages 4–6: Staging is at registration on the Village Green Park in front of the Village Florist. The kids will walk their bikes up Main Street and line up at the Center Street Fountain, near the Baptist Church. They will ride their bikes down Main Street and finish in the horseshoe driveway of the Village Florist.

Ages 7–12: Staging will be on Main Street in front of Peaches. They will ride up Main Street and take a left on Center Street, continue down Center Street and take another left on Cumberland Street, then another left on South Street. The finish line will be on Main Street between the Catholic Church and 317 Main Street.

  • 7 to 8-year-olds: 2 laps
  • 9 to 10-year-olds: 3 laps
  • 11 to 12-year-olds: 4 laps

All age groups will ride separately. 


Early: $12 – Can be done online or by mail by Saturday, July 16th. Please mail to:
HK2- Healthy Kids, Happy Kids
641 North Road
Yarmouth, ME 04096

Day Of: $15 – Ride Day registration starts at 11:00 am at Railroad Square (across Main Street from Peaches).

Street Closures

From 11:30 to 1:00 pm the following streets will be closed for the Kids Fun Ride:  Main Street, Center Street, Cumberland Street, Railroad Square