While the Yarmouth Clam Festival has grown more visible and inviting to the world beyond Yarmouth, Maine, it remains at its core a perennial bonding experience for many throughout the local community.

For some, the 45-year-old tradition, which comes alive like clockwork on the third Friday in July, provides a sense of seasonal timekeeping; for others, a centerpiece for homecoming gatherings; and for others, a reconnection with the pleasure of basic hometown charm. This year the dates are July 16 through 18. More at http://www.clamfestival.com/home.php

The Clam Festival brings the people of Yarmouth closer through working and having fun side-by-side, giving and taking, creating and sharing, passing on traditions and making memories. And this builds a strong community.