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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

November, 2020 November, 2020
A Walk Through Time in Portland - Celebrating 200 Years!
A Walk Through Time in Portland - Celebrating 200 Years!
Nov 1, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
250 Commercial Street at Maine's Pantry
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Exhibition: "At First Light: Two Centuries of Artists in Maine"
Nov 1, 2020
Time: All Day
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Hallowell Granite Symposium
Hallowell Granite Symposium
Nov 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
Nov 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
The Best of All Things Irish in Maine 2020
The Best of All Things Irish in Maine 2020
Nov 22, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
34 Gray St.
A 'Maine' Christmas at Victoria Mansion: Celebrating 200 Years of Statehood
A 'Maine' Christmas at Victoria Mansion: Celebrating 200 Years of Statehood
Nov 27, 2020 to Jan 3, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth Street, Portland, ME 04101
Now in its fourth decade, 'Christmas at Victoria Mansion' is a six-week celebration featuring decorations by area designers and florists to highlight the Mansion's original 1860's interiors. In 2020, join us for A Maine-themed 'Christmas at Victoria Mansion', with exciting events, programming, and decorations evocative of the history, unique culture, and rugged beauty of our great State.