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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

September, 2020 September, 2020
A Walk Through Time in Portland - Celebrating 200 Years!
A Walk Through Time in Portland - Celebrating 200 Years!
Sep 1, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
250 Commercial Street at Maine's Pantry
OPENING POSTPONED: Notre Pain Quotidien: Franco-American Entrepreneurs Sustaining Community Exhibit
OPENING POSTPONED: Notre Pain Quotidien: Franco-American Entrepreneurs Sustaining Community Exhibit
Sep 1, 2020 to Sep 6, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn College
51 Westminster St., Lewiston, ME 04240
20 x 20: Marking 200 Years of Maine History
20 x 20: Marking 200 Years of Maine History
Sep 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!
Sep 1, 2020 to Oct 30, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bar Harbor, Maine
Fort Gorges Sea Kayak Tour
Fort Gorges Sea Kayak Tour
Sep 1, 2020 to Sep 15, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM
East End Beach, Portland.
Presque Isle Historical Society's Bicentennial Exhibit - Grand Opening
Presque Isle Historical Society's Bicentennial Exhibit - Grand Opening
Sep 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.
Demonstration Gardens of Flax, Natural Dyes & Heritage Wheats
Demonstration Gardens of Flax, Natural Dyes & Heritage Wheats
Sep 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Searsport Shores Ocean Campground
216 W Main St
Searsport, ME 04974
Kennebunkport: A Walk Through Time - Celebrating 200 Years!
Kennebunkport: A Walk Through Time - Celebrating 200 Years!
Sep 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"
Sep 1, 2020
Time: All Day
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Bicentennial Corn Maze
Bicentennial Corn Maze
Sep 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.
Zac McDorr  Presentation:  Maine’s First Governor
Zac McDorr Presentation: Maine’s First Governor
Sep 8, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Watts Hall, 174 Main St., Thomaston
Hallowell Granite Symposium
Hallowell Granite Symposium
Sep 10, 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
Sep 10, 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
17th Annual Maine Lighthouse Ride
17th Annual Maine Lighthouse Ride
Sep 12, 2020
Time: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
South Portland to Kennebunkport
The Maine Lighthouse Ride benefits the Eastern Trail Alliance, an organization dedicated to building a 65-mile greenway from Kittery to South Portland, Maine.
20th Century Saturday
Sep 12, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
117 Main Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043
1860's Base Ball Game
Sep 13, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM
117 Main Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043
Maine 2020 - 200 years of statehood culminates in one wild year
Maine 2020 - 200 years of statehood culminates in one wild year
Sep 24, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St, Portland, ME 04101
This Day in Maine with Joseph Owen
This Day in Maine with Joseph Owen
Sep 24, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
ONLINE via ZOOM
Dempsey Challenge
Dempsey Challenge
Sep 26, 2020 to Sep 27, 2020
Time: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Lewiston, ME
The Dempsey Challenge is a fundraising experience to benefit the Dempsey Centers located in Lewiston and South Portland, Maine. It’s two days of outdoor fun, celebration and camaraderie. It’s a welcoming year-round community dedicated to bringing programs and services at no cost to cancer patients.
Statehood Day Ceremony
Statehood Day Ceremony
Sep 27, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Augusta Armory, 179 Western Ave., Augusta
The public is invited to join us for an afternoon of speeches, musical pieces performed by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and bicentennial choir, poems, birthday cake generously provided by Bicentennial sponsor, Hannaford Supermarkets, and much more!

Come out and celebrate with us on Maine’s 200th birthday!