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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

march 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

February, 2020 February, 2020
Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art
Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art
Feb 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.
Maine 200 Scavenger Hunt
Maine 200 Scavenger Hunt
Feb 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
Feb 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
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Exhibition: "Fast Fashion/Slow Art"
Feb 1, 2020
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Winter Family Fun Day at Mount Blue State Park
Winter Family Fun Day at Mount Blue State Park
Feb 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Mount Blue State Park, Weld ME
Come join us for cross-country skiing, sliding, snowshoeing, ice skating, tote sled rides, hayrides, nature walks, winter camping demo, fire making workshop, outdoor exhibits & activities.
State of Maine, Our State of Maine
State of Maine, Our State of Maine
Feb 1, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Green Street United Methodist Church
13 Green Street Augusta, Maine
Reprise Choral Ensemble will celebrate Maine's Bicentennial on Saturday, February 1, 2020 with a concert entitled "State of Maine, Our State of Maine."
Hike with the Ranger at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Feb 2, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road
Freeport, Maine 04032
Enjoy the best that the park has to offer this season on this hike with a knowledgeable guide. 2:00 PM, meet at the benches by second parking lot, 1 hour, weather permitting. Free with park admission.
Ona Judge Staines: Her life before and after her 1796 escape to NH
Ona Judge Staines: Her life before and after her 1796 escape to NH
Feb 3, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
John F. Hill Grange, 1412 State Road, Eliot, ME
As the second in the Eliot Historical Society’s Maine Bicentennial talks focusing on state and local history, noted author and Poet Laureate of Portsmouth, Tammi Truax, will share her research and the compelling story of Ona Judge Staines.
Art Exhibit: “Bangor 1820: Maine’s Bicentennial—past, present, future”
Art Exhibit: “Bangor 1820: Maine’s Bicentennial—past, present, future”
Feb 6, 2020
Time: All Day
Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04401
To celebrate Maine’s Bicentennial, the Bangor Public Library is reviving an idea used by the Bangor-Brewer Tuberculosis and Health Association during the last few decades of the 20th century. This organization commissioned an artist to create a work that could be turned into a bookmark.
Exhibit Opening: "Bangor 1820: Maine’s Bicentennial—past, present, future"
Feb 6, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04401
To celebrate Maine’s Bicentennial, the Bangor Public Library is reviving an idea used by the Bangor-Brewer Tuberculosis and Health Association during the last few decades of the 20th century. This organization commissioned an artist to create a work that could be turned into a bookmark.
Winter Hiking Preparedness at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Feb 8, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road
Freeport, Maine 04032
Winter Birds at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Feb 9, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road
Freeport, Maine 04032
First Annual VALENTINE'S DAY DOG WALK at Lake St. George State Park
First Annual VALENTINE'S DAY DOG WALK at Lake St. George State Park
Feb 14, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM
The entrance of Lake St. George State Park
278 Belfast Augusta Rd, Liberty, ME
8 month, Samoyed pup invites you to a fun FIRST Annual Dog Walk!
Etna's 200th Birthday
Etna's 200th Birthday
Feb 15, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Chili-Chowder Cookoff and auction at the Etna Community Hall 17 Shadow Lane. The dance is at Mossy Ledge Spirits.
Erosion and Trail Design at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Feb 15, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road
Freeport, Maine 04032
Fifth Annual Winterpaloozah!
Fifth Annual Winterpaloozah!
Feb 16, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Haley Pond, Pond Street, Rangeley, Maine
Enjoy a day of playing on the frozen pond and in the snow. Horse & wagon rides, ice skating, saucer bowling, pond hockey, and SO MUCH MORE for you and the family! Free admission.
Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad Along the Maine Coast
Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad Along the Maine Coast
Feb 16, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Camden Public Library, Camden, ME
The 200th anniversary of Maine’s statehood is a good time to recognize how much effect the issue of slavery and race had on the existence and the character of the State of Maine. Eileen Kurtis-Kleinman will present a talk on “Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad Along the Coast of Maine” on Sunday, February 16, at 2:00 pm at the Camden Public Library.
Winter in the Woods at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Feb 16, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road
Freeport, Maine 04032
Animal Tracking on Snowshoes at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Feb 17, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road
Freeport, Maine 04032
Visualizing Maine: A Postcard History
Visualizing Maine: A Postcard History
Feb 20, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Berwick Academy (Arts Center)
31 Academy Street
South Berwick, Maine 03908
Winter Family Fun Day at Bradbury Mt. State Park
Winter Family Fun Day at Bradbury Mt. State Park
Feb 22, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM
Bradbury Mt. State Park, Pownal ME
Join us for our Annual Winter Family Fun Day. The ski and snowshoe trailer will be on site for free snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals. The event includes food trucks, snowshoe demonstrations, a story trail and much more.
Winter Family Fun Day at Aroostook State Park
Winter Family Fun Day at Aroostook State Park
Feb 22, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Aroostook State Park, Presque Isle ME
Come join us for cross-country skiing, sliding, snowshoeing, and tote sled rides. The ski and snowshoe trailer will be on site for Free Equipment Loans. Hot dog lunch provided. Visit the warming hut for coffee and cocoa.
A Walk Through Time in Portland - Celebrating 200 Years!
A Walk Through Time in Portland - Celebrating 200 Years!
Feb 22, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
250 Commercial Street at Maine's Pantry
Maine Ships in the Arctic
Maine Ships in the Arctic
Feb 22, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington St
Bath, ME
Winter Hiking Preparedness at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Feb 22, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road
Freeport, Maine 04032
Hike with the Ranger at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Feb 23, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road
Freeport, Maine 04032
Sandy River Ramblers: Featuring Music of & About Maine
Sandy River Ramblers: Featuring Music of & About Maine
Feb 24, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop Street, Augusta ME 04330
Join us for a series of Maine history events in the six months leading up to Maine's Bicentennial.

Bluegrass Concert Featuring Maine Music by Sandy River Ramblers.
Erosion and Trail Design at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Feb 29, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road
Freeport, Maine 04032