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Events
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
DAY

mar 15, 2020

augusta

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

bicentennial
parade

may 16, 2020

auburn/lewiston

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

SAILING SHIPS
FESTIVAL

June 21-july 20, 2020

up & DOWN the coast

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

time capsule sealing

fall 2020

Augusta

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

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

January, 2020 January, 2020
Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art
Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art
Jan, 1 2020 to Feb, 1 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine
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
Wíwənikan…the beauty we carry
Jan, 1 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Colby College Museum of Art
Wíwənikan…the beauty we carry is an exhibition of contemporary art of the First Nations people of what is now Maine and Maritime Canada.
Maine 200 Scavenger Hunt
Maine 200 Scavenger Hunt
Jan, 1 2020 to Feb, 28 2020
Windham Maine
Rufus Porter’s Curious World: Art and Invention in America, 1815–1860
Rufus Porter’s Curious World: Art and Invention in America, 1815–1860
Jan, 1 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
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Exhibition "Maine’s Lithographic Landscapes: Town & City Views, 1830-1870"
Jan, 1 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
First Day Hike at Lake St. George State Park
First Day Hike at Lake St. George State Park
Jan, 1 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
278 Belfast Augusta Road (Maine Route3), Liberty, Maine; Meet at the first Day Use parking lot past the entry booth.
Start the Bicentennial year by joining us for a leisurely 1-mile hike through the day use area and campground or a 3-mile hike across the lake around Hawaii 2 Island, dependent on ice conditions.
First Day Hike at Bradbury Mountain State Park
First Day Hike at Bradbury Mountain State Park
Jan, 1 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
528 Hallowell Road, Pownal, Maine; Meet at the upper parking lot.
Start the Bicentennial year by joining us for a guided hike to the summit with Maine Guide Jeanne Christie. Along the way learn about the history of the park, species identification and tracking.
First Day Hike at Lily Bay State Park
First Day Hike at Lily Bay State Park
Jan, 1 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
State Park Road, Beaver Cove, Greenville (Lat 45.568853, Lon -69.538450); Meet at the entry booth parking lot (Rte. 15/6 to Lily Bay Rd. to State Park Road).
Start the Bicentennial year by joining us for a leisurely 3-mile hike near Moosehead Lake to investigate the wonders of the season.
First Day Hike at Holbrook Island Sanctuary
First Day Hike at Holbrook Island Sanctuary
Jan, 1 2020
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Indian Bar Road on Cape Rosier, Brooksville, Maine; Meet at the Backshore Trail parking area.
Start the Bicentennial year by joining us for a leisurely mile and a half walk, for all ages, to enjoy the peacefulness of the coast of Maine.
First Day Hike at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
First Day Hike at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Jan, 1 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport, Maine
Start the Bicentennial year by joining us for a leisurely 0.3 mile guided walk to enjoy 'Winter in the Woods' and learn how plants and animals survive the cold winter months.
Winter Birds at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park
Jan, 5 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport, Maine
Hike with the Rangor at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park
Jan, 12 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport Maine
David Cheever Presents: Ready or Not — Statehood Comes to Maine
David Cheever Presents: Ready or Not — Statehood Comes to Maine
Jan, 19 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Camden Public Library, Camden, ME
As an introduction to the Bicentennial, David Cheever’s program will delve into the little known facts that influenced the formation of the State of Maine from before 1820 and leading up to the outbreak of the Civil War. Cheever is currently serving as Vice Chairman of the Maine Bicentennial Commission.
Winter in the Woods at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park
Jan, 19 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport, Maine
Youth Ice Fishing Derby & Winter Family Fun Day at Lake St. George State Park
Youth Ice Fishing Derby & Winter Family Fun Day at Lake St. George State Park
Jan, 25 2020
Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Lake St. George State Park, 278 Belfast-Augusta Rd. (Maine Route 3), Liberty, ME
St. Andrews Society of Maine - Robert Burns Luncheon
St. Andrews Society of Maine - Robert Burns Luncheon
Jan, 25 2020
Time: 11:30 AM
Ramada Lewiston & Conference Center
490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
Animal Tracking on Snowshoes at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park
Animal Tracking on Snowshoes at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park
Jan, 25 2020 to Jan, 26 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport, Maine
Maine's Mid-Century Moment
Jan, 28 2020
Time: 1:00 AM
Various places in Maine throughout 2020
Exhibition: \
Exhibition: "Fast Fashion/Slow Art"
Jan, 30 2020
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
A Colonial Family on the Maine Frontier and the Arnold March to Quebec
A Colonial Family on the Maine Frontier and the Arnold March to Quebec
Jan, 30 2020
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Gardiner Public Library (152 Water Street, Gardiner)
The Discovery of the USS Eagle 56 Shipwreck
The Discovery of the USS Eagle 56 Shipwreck
Jan, 30 2020
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington St.
Bath, ME