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All kinds of events will be happening across the state: Signature Events & Programs of the Maine Bicentennial Commission, plus dozens of others offered by Maine’s large network of cultural organizations, local schools and communities, and more.

maine200 signature events

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

statehood weekend

mar 14-15, 2020

& statewide

Saturday night bean suppers with food drives, plus speeches, poetry, music & more.

bicentennial parade

may 16, 2020


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


July 3-20, 2020

up & DOWN the
MAINE coast

Ports of call will include Bangor, Belfast, Boothbay, Bucksport, Castine, Portland, Rockland, and Searsport.

grand finale

oct 9-12, 2020

augusta, bangor
& statewide

Four days of events highlighting Maine's diverse culture and commercial innovation, culminating in a time capsule.

events calendar

Check our calendar to make plans for your family to attend the dozens of fun and educational Bicentennial events all over Maine!

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

December 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 12/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art
December 1, 2019 to February 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art
Holding up the Sky explores Wabanaki philosophies of leadership and obligation relating to humans and non-humans by highlighting 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in what is now known as Maine.
Wíwənikan…the beauty we carry
December 1, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wíwənikan…the beauty we carry
Wíwənikan…the beauty we carry is an exhibition of contemporary art of the First Nations people of what is now Maine and Maritime Canada.
Voting Down the Rose: Maine's Fight for Woman's Suffrage
December 9, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Voting Down the Rose: Maine's Fight for Woman's Suffrage
Join us for a series of Maine history events in the six months leading up to Maine’s Bicentennial.

Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse & Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage presented by Anne Gass.