CAMDEN — Maine’s historic fleet of windjammers is on display at the 16th annual Camden Windjammer Festival.

The festival begins at 4 p.m. today and continues through Sunday night. It was originally scheduled to start Friday but was pushed back because of Hurricane Earl.

The festival is a celebration of Camden’s maritime heritage from the age when majestic schooners were launched in Camden to today when elegant modern-day sailing yachts visit port.

Thousands of visitors are expected to gather on the town’s wharfs to get a firsthand look at the ships themselves. In all, there’ll be up to 20 vessels on hand.

There will be a boat parade Sunday afternoon, concerts tonight and Sunday nights, and fireworks on Sunday night to mark the end of the festival.