COVID-19 UPDATE: maine bicentennial commission postpones commemorative events to 2021. read more about it here.
The Maine Bicentennial Commission is sponsoring five major events to celebrate Maine200:
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.
august 21, 2021
An historic parade celebrating Maine's veterans, youth, and culture, with floats, bands and more from across Maine. Presented by Poland Spring.
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.
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.
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.
COVID-19 UPDATE: MOST BICENTENNIAL EVENTS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR 2020 are now being rescheduled for this summer and fall of 2021.
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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.