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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

spring 2022


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. A broadcast date will be announced in the fall of 2021.

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, at multiple ports along the Maine coast, with associated festivals and activities. Presented by Bangor Savings Bank.

innovation
expo

--cancelled--

portland

This experiential event is cancelled due to concerns about covid transmission. Please stay tuned for more information on our Virtual Speaker Live-Stream coming in March 2022. Thanks to our sponsors: Central Maine Power and Maine Technology Institute.

time capsule sealing

march 2022

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

May, 2021 May, 2021
Hallowell Granite Symposium
Hallowell Granite Symposium
May 1, 2021 to Sep 19, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Stevens Commons, Hallowell, Maine
Maine Folk Music and Dance Video Series: Don and Cindy Roy
Maine Folk Music and Dance Video Series: Don and Cindy Roy
May 4, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online via Zoom
Don and Cindy Roy: Franco Acadian Fiddle and Piano
Don and Cindy Roy: Franco Acadian Fiddle and Piano
May 4, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online via Zoom
David Sanipass: Mi’kmaq Storyteller, Flute Maker and Musician
David Sanipass: Mi’kmaq Storyteller, Flute Maker and Musician
May 11, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online via Zoom
Bennett Konesni: Maritime and Work Songs
Bennett Konesni: Maritime and Work Songs
May 18, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online via Zoom
Grace Kapinga: Congolese Dance and Drumming
Grace Kapinga: Congolese Dance and Drumming
May 25, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online via Zoom