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Events
Scheduling is in flux for the many celebratory and informative events planned by the Maine Bicentennial Commission, cultural organizations, schools and communities. The good news is that most will be postponed till later this year or 2021—check back here for updates.

COVID-19 UPDATE: maine bicentennial commission postpones commemorative events to 2021. read more about it here.

maine200 signature events

The Maine Bicentennial Commission is sponsoring five major events to celebrate Maine200:

STATEHOOD
DAY

march 21, 2021

augusta

The public is invited to join us for an afternoon of speeches, music, poems, birthday cake and much more. 

State of Maine Bicentennial Parade

may 15, 2021

auburn/lewiston

An historic parade celebrating Maine's veterans, youth, and culture, with floats, bands and more from across Maine. Presented by Poland Spring.

SAILING SHIPS FESTIVAL

summer 2021 

up & DOWN the coast

Visits from a variety of sailing vessels from around the world, at multiple ports along the Maine coast, with associated festivals and activities. Presented by Bangor Savings Bank.

innovation
expo

november 20, 2021

portland

A hands-on experience, viewing awe-inspiring demonstrations of new technologies and more. Presented by Central Maine Power.

time capsule sealing

fall 2021

tbd

A collection of items installed on the State Capitol grounds for future generations to discover. More details coming soon!

events calendar

COVID-19 UPDATE: MOST BICENTENNIAL EVENTS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR MARCH–MAY, 2020 HAVE BEEN POSTPONED, AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED ONCE THE COURSE OF THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK IS BETTER KNOWN.


PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.

 

Submit an Event

Submissions must be open and accessible to the public, relevant to the bicentennial commemoration, and include a title, brief description, and image. Events listed on this calendar are not necessarily endorsed by the Maine Bicentennial Commission. Get more information on applying for a Maine200 endorsement of your event.

Events Calendar

October, 2020 October, 2020
A Walk Through Time in Portland - Celebrating 200 Years!
A Walk Through Time in Portland - Celebrating 200 Years!
Oct 1, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
250 Commercial Street at Maine's Pantry
20 x 20: Marking 200 Years of Maine History
20 x 20: Marking 200 Years of Maine History
Oct 1, 2020 to Oct 25, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Portland Museum of Art, Portland ME
20x20: Marking 200 Years of Maine History represents the PMA’s contribution to this anniversary by presenting twenty stories of Maine’s past, present, and future for 200 years of statehood.
A Walk Through Time in Bar Harbor- Celebrating 200+ Years!
A Walk Through Time in Bar Harbor- Celebrating 200+ Years!
Oct 1, 2020 to Oct 30, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bar Harbor, Maine
Presque Isle Historical Society's Bicentennial Exhibit - Grand Opening
Presque Isle Historical Society's Bicentennial Exhibit - Grand Opening
Oct 1, 2020 to Oct 24, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The Maysville Museum, 165 Caribou Road, Presque Isle
Presque Isle Historical Society's Bicentennial Exhibit opens to the public on opening day of the Maysville Museum, 165 Caribou Road (US Route 1) on Saturday, May 30.
Kennebunkport: A Walk Through Time - Celebrating 200 Years!
Kennebunkport: A Walk Through Time - Celebrating 200 Years!
Oct 1, 2020 to Oct 17, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dock Square, Kennebunkport, Maine
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Exhibition: "At First Light: Two Centuries of Artists in Maine"
Oct 1, 2020
Time: All Day
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Bicentennial Corn Maze
Bicentennial Corn Maze
Oct 1, 2020 to Oct 31, 2020
Time: All Day
Treworgy Family Orchards - 3876 Union Street
Levant, Maine
Celebrate Maine with a Bicentennial themed corn maze. Treworgy Family Orchards designs and hosts the state's oldest continuously running and nationally awarded corn maze.
Hallowell Granite Symposium
Hallowell Granite Symposium
Oct 1, 2020 to Sep 20, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Stevens Commons, Hallowell, Maine
Bicentennial Exhibit - Mapping Maine: The Land and its Peoples, 1677–1842
Bicentennial Exhibit - Mapping Maine: The Land and its Peoples, 1677–1842
Oct 1, 2020 to Mar 3, 2021
Time: 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Osher Map Library & Smith Center for Cartographic Education
314 Forest Ave.
Portland, ME
Time Capsule Sealing
Time Capsule Sealing
Oct 10, 2020
Time: TBA
Augusta
The State of Maine Bicentennial Time Capsule sealing ceremony will take place at the Maine State Library in Augusta during the fall of 2020. The public will be invited to have input on the items we seal away for future generations to discover.
White Cane Walk for Independence
White Cane Walk for Independence
Oct 10, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
The Iris Network - 189 Park Ave - Portland, ME 04102
21st Century Saturday
Oct 10, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
117 Main Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043
Heritage Days at the Museum
Heritage Days at the Museum
Oct 12, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
The Maysville Museum, 165 Caribou Road, Presque Isle
Maine Harbor Seals
Maine Harbor Seals
Oct 12, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Bangor
Harbor Seals Project is an outdoor art installation of harbor seal sculptures. Open to the public.
This Day in Maine
This Day in Maine
Oct 29, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ellsworth Public Library