Seaweed Saturday - Film Screening Sign Up

11 AM–4 PM | Gulf of Maine Research Institute | Public

Dive into seaweed with food, films, art, science, & vendors at this FREE expo! Save your spot for a free film screening by signing up below!

Seaweed Saturday - Film Screening Sign Up

Celebrate seaweed with friends, family, and farmers! This day-long event will offer public seaweed demos, films, art, interactive tables, and a marketplace. Free, for all ages.

Maine is the national leader in seaweed farming and harvest, with over 40 kelp farms along the coast, dozens of seaweed businesses, and a growing number of innovative seaweed-based products. This climate-friendly crop benefits people and the planet by supporting coastal communities and healthy oceans.

Spring is seaweed season in Maine! The event is part of Maine Seaweed Week, an annual food and drink festival that celebrates Maine’s kelp harvest by featuring seaweed on menus at over 70 restaurants, breweries, and businesses across the state. Activities at Seaweed Saturday will highlight seaweed in art, food, and science, featuring dozens of local seaweed farms, businesses, and organizations.

Activities include:

  • Film Screenings: The Maine Outdoor Film Festival will host film screenings throughout the day featuring seaweed stories and the outdoors. There are four different timeslots available for the film screenings - register for free to hold your spot for one of them!
  • Seaweed Identification: Maine Sea Grant will offer hands-on seaweed identification workshops and demos. This activity does not require pre-registration.
  • Art Exhibit: Local artists will exhibit their seaweed-inspired works.
  • Marketplace: In the marketplace, seaweed farms and businesses will showcase their seaweed products to taste or take home.

Register for the Film Screenings:

Inside GMRI’s Cohen Center on Seaweed Saturday, two programs of short films will rotate throughout the day. Each program block of short films is unique to the other and will feature fun and educational short films about seaweed, seaweed farmers, and seaweed science.

Screenings are free, but pre-registration is requested as space in the Cohen Center is limited.

Film Screening Schedule:

11:15 -12:15 - Program A - Oceans 2050

12:30 -1:30 - Program B - Seaweed Farmer Profiles

1:45 - 2:45 - Program A - Oceans 2050

3:00 - 4:00 - Program B - Seaweed Farmer Profiles

Join us for one or two blocks, to see all the films!

Parking is available for free on-site in our adjacent lot (between our building and Becky's Diner).

Seaweed Saturday is hosted by Maine Seaweed Week at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and made possible by partners including the Maine Outdoor Film Festival, Maine Sea Grant, Heritage Seaweed, and the World Wildlife Fund.