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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
MAINE coast

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

INNOVATION
EXPO

oct 10-12, 2020

bangor

A future-focused, interactive experience to showcase the world-class ingenuity and expertise of Maine’s businesses and academic institutions.

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, 2019 December, 2019
Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art
Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art
Dec, 1 2019 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
Dec, 1 2019
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's First Referendum: The Who, What, Why and When of the Vote for Statehood in the District of Maine and the Lower Kennebec Valley
Maine's First Referendum: The Who, What, Why and When of the Vote for Statehood in the District of Maine and the Lower Kennebec Valley
Dec, 5 2019
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Gardiner Public Library (152 Water Street, Gardiner)
“Maine’s First Referendum: The Who, What, Why and When of the Vote for Statehood in the District of Maine and the Lower Kennebec Valley,” by Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap.
Voting Down the Rose: Maine's Fight for Woman's Suffrage
Voting Down the Rose: Maine's Fight for Woman's Suffrage
Dec, 9 2019
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Lithgow Public Library
45 Winthrop Street, Augusta
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.