CAMDEN — Maine’s historic fleet of windjammers is being celebrated at the annual Camden Windjammer Festival.

The festival kicks off Friday with the arrival of 15 windjammers, a dinner auction, music and a fireworks celebration over Camden Harbor. It continues Saturday and Sunday with boat parades, music, food and maritime exhibits and demonstrations.

Festival organizers say thousands of people attend each year to celebrate Camden’s maritime heritage from the age when majestic schooners were launched in Camden to today when elegant modern-day sailing yachts visit port.