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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. As pandemic restrictions begin to lift, postponed events will be scheduled so please be sure to check back often.

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

fall 2021


This event, originally planned as an in-person ceremony on Statehood Day 2020, will now be a broadcast production featuring music, poems, official recognition statements and much more. 

State of Maine Bicentennial Parade

august 21, 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

december 2021

MAINE STATE LIBRARY, AUGUSTA

The Bicentennial Time Capsule will be sealed in a formal ceremony with our Time Capsule Keepers, for future generations to discover. 

events calendar

COVID-19 UPDATE: MOST BICENTENNIAL EVENTS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR 2020 are now being rescheduled for this summer and fall of 2021.


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

December, 2020 December, 2020
A Walk Through Time in Portland - Celebrating 200 Years!
A Walk Through Time in Portland - Celebrating 200 Years!
Dec 1, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
250 Commercial Street at Maine's Pantry
Hallowell Granite Symposium
Hallowell Granite Symposium
Dec 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
Dec 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
A 'Maine' Christmas at Victoria Mansion: Celebrating 200 Years of Statehood
A 'Maine' Christmas at Victoria Mansion: Celebrating 200 Years of Statehood
Dec 1, 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.
Atlohkewi - Tell Me a Story  Penobscot Winter Stories with Carol Dana
Atlohkewi - Tell Me a Story Penobscot Winter Stories with Carol Dana
Dec 22, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
: 145 Harlow St. - Online