The festival offers an early summer celebration before the tourist season begins in earnest.
BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine — Tourists from near and far are gathering in this popular summer community, as Boothbay Harbor marks its 60th Windjammer Days week.
Always held in June, Windjammer Days is really the first of a string of Maine summer festivals around the state and a way to jump-start summer.
July and August are the big months, of course, and September has become almost as busy. But June sees a drop in visitors after Memorial Day, longtime business owner Mark Gimbel said. Businesses in town use the month to finish up improvements before the rush of tourists arrives, and Windjammer Days is a break and time for fun before the intense season starts.
“I think it’s the…