Join us at your local store for L.L.Bean PaddleSports Weekend, May 30-June 1. Our annual event is great for everyone from beginners to more experienced paddlers. Enjoy FREE paddling clinics and on-water boat demos, including kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards (SUPs). Plus, you’ll find free kids’ activities, $20 L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools courses and more. In Freeport, join us on Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay for a weekend of fun and food by the water.
Saturday only events:
Maine State Aquarium Touch Tub Crabs, urchins and starfish-oh my!
Join the Maine State Aquarium team at their traveling touch tub for an opportunity to interact with some of Maine’s live intertidal critters. The MSA staff will be on hand to assist children with handling the creatures and can answer any questions about our local marine life.
Compete in the BIC Stand-Up Paddleboarding One-Design Challenge*
Grab your friends and participate in this fun race for all abilities. All competitors will use the same board. Boards, paddles and PFDs provided for all participants. Prizes for top finishers. Space is limited, so call today to register-1·888·552·3261. SATURDAY ONLY: Meet Seth Wescott World champion snowboarder and L.L.Bean testing and design partner, Seth Wescott, will join racers out on the course and also be available for autographs following the race.
Meet Seth Wescott
World champion snowboarder and L.L.Bean testing and design partner, Seth Wescott, will join racers out on the course and also be available for autographs following the race.
Saturday & Sunday events:
FREE Boat Testing
Test paddle dozens of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and canoes for free before you buy. Plus, speak with vendor representatives about the boats that interest you most. Minimum age 8. Boat demos for ages 4-7 accompanied by an adult are also available.
See the L.L.Bean Bootmobile
Bring your camera along for a picture with the mobile version of our iconic L.L.Bean Boot. Test your skill with the L.L.Bean Boot Toss and other fun games.
Fun Family Games and Activities
Join representatives from the Freeport PORT Outdoors Outing Club and participate in spirited games and activities.
Crafts for Kids with Maine Artist, Mary Jo Marquis
Your kids will love creating these unique crafts.
SATURDAY: Jellyfish: Create a whimsical jellyfish from colorful paper and ribbon.
SUNDAY: Painted Rock Fish: Make it all your own by painting it your favorite color.
Delicious Food Available from Local Food Trucks
Purchase a delicious meal or snack from on-site food trucks and have a picnic by the water.
EL CORAZON is a Mexican food truck using authentic and fresh local ingredients. El Corazon’s menu features traditional Mexican dishes such as baja style sh tacos, Sonoran hot dogs and many more regional specialties.
URBAN SUGAR MOBILE CAFE is a unique food truck from Portland, specializing in hot and fresh bite-sized gourmet donuts in both sweet and savory varieties. They also offer a wide selection of baked goods and pastries, and don’t forget the coffee! Urban Sugar uses locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.
LLBean Paddlesports Weekend
LLBean Flagship Store
95 Main Street, Freeport ME 04032
Saturday, May 30 & Sunday, June 4, 2014; 10:00am-4:00pm