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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.
During the state of emergency related to the COVID-19 virus, several organizers are cancelling or postponing events based on advisories regarding virus prevention measures.
Please call ahead or check the event website to confirm if events listed in our calendar are still taking place.

 

maine200 signature events

The Maine Bicentennial Commission is sponsoring five major events to celebrate Maine200:

STATEHOOD DAY

postponed

augusta

The public is invited to join us for an afternoon of speeches, music, poems, birthday cake and much more. New date TBA.

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

June, 2020 June, 2020
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Exhibition: "Fast Fashion/Slow Art"
Jun 1, 2020
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
A Walk Through Time in Portland - Celebrating 200 Years!
A Walk Through Time in Portland - Celebrating 200 Years!
Jun 1, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
250 Commercial Street at Maine's Pantry
STATE OF MIND: BECOMING MAINE
STATE OF MIND: BECOMING MAINE
Jun 1, 2020 to Jan 30, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine
OPENING POSTPONED: Notre Pain Quotidien: Franco-American Entrepreneurs Sustaining Community Exhibit
OPENING POSTPONED: Notre Pain Quotidien: Franco-American Entrepreneurs Sustaining Community Exhibit
Jun 1, 2020 to Sep 6, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn College
51 Westminster St., Lewiston, ME 04240
20 x 20: Marking 200 Years of Maine History
20 x 20: Marking 200 Years of Maine History
Jun 1, 2020 to Oct 25, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Portland Museum of Art, Portland ME
20x20: Marking 200 Years of Maine History represents the PMA’s contribution to this anniversary by presenting twenty stories of Maine’s past, present, and future for 200 years of statehood.
200 Years of Sport Fishing in Maine: 1820-2020
200 Years of Sport Fishing in Maine: 1820-2020
Jun 1, 2020 to Dec 31, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery
306 Hatchery Road
East Orland, ME 04431
(signs on route 1)
An interactive exhibit that reveals the cultural influences and material advances that have affected the history of sport angling in the state of Maine during its first 200 years.
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Exhibition: "At First Light: Photographs of Maine Artist Studios and Homes by Walter Smalling"
Jun 1, 2020
Time: All Day
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
A Walk Through Time in Bar Harbor- Celebrating 200+ Years!
A Walk Through Time in Bar Harbor- Celebrating 200+ Years!
Jun 1, 2020 to Oct 30, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bar Harbor, Maine
Fort Gorges Sea Kayak Tour
Fort Gorges Sea Kayak Tour
Jun 1, 2020 to Sep 15, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM
East End Beach, Portland.
Confluence Maine Fly Fishing Exchange
Confluence Maine Fly Fishing Exchange
Jun 1, 2020
Time: All Day
Portland and Oquossoc, Maine
Presque Isle Historical Society's Bicentennial Exhibit - Grand Opening
Presque Isle Historical Society's Bicentennial Exhibit - Grand Opening
Jun 1, 2020 to Oct 24, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The Maysville Museum, 165 Caribou Road, Presque Isle
Presque Isle Historical Society's Bicentennial Exhibit opens to the public on opening day of the Maysville Museum, 165 Caribou Road (US Route 1) on Saturday, May 30.
17th Century Saturday
Jun 6, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
117 Main Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043
Bicentennial Bazaar and Concert by Dave Rowe
Jun 6, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Windham Historical Society’s Village Green, 234 Windham Center Road
Tapestry Singers Choral Concert
Tapestry Singers Choral Concert
Jun 6, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM
St. Patrick's Church, 380 Academy Hill Rd, Newcastle
An eclectic mix of music and poetry celebrating the Maine Bicentennial
Tapestry Singers Choral Concert
Tapestry Singers Choral Concert
Jun 7, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM
St. Patrick's Church, 380 Academy Hill Rd, Newcastle
An eclectic mix of music and poetry celebrating the Maine Bicentennial.
DIRIGO: A Maine Bicentennial Exhibition of Craft
DIRIGO: A Maine Bicentennial Exhibition of Craft
Jun 12, 2020 to Jul 28, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
288 Lewiston Rd West Gardiner, ME 04345 | 521 Congress St. Portland, ME 04101
The Maine Crafts Association presents DIRIGO: A Maine Bicentennial Exhibition of Craft, featuring concurrent exhibitions at The Center for Maine Craft and Maine Craft Portland.
George Thacher's Letters: A Maine Legacy, with Historian and Editor William diGiacomantonio
George Thacher's Letters: A Maine Legacy, with Historian and Editor William diGiacomantonio
Jun 12, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Second Parish Congregational Church, 19 Crescent Street, Biddeford.
Bicentennial Birthday Bash - Greater Portland Landmarks
Bicentennial Birthday Bash - Greater Portland Landmarks
Jun 12, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Westin Portland Harborview
157 High Street, Portland
Demonstration Gardens of Flax, Natural Dyes & Heritage Wheats
Demonstration Gardens of Flax, Natural Dyes & Heritage Wheats
Jun 15, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Searsport Shores Ocean Campground
216 W Main St
Searsport, ME 04974
Windham History-on-The-Road
Windham History-on-The-Road
Jun 16, 2020
Session I - Windham Raymond Adult Education Center
Session LL - Bus Departs from Windham Historical Society
The Bicentennial Beat
The Bicentennial Beat
Jun 18, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Vera Estey House Museum, 16 Third Street, Presque Isle
Poland Spring Heritage day
Poland Spring Heritage day
Jun 19, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Poland Spring Resort and Poland Spring Preservation Park and Maine State Building at Poland Spring, Maine
Visiting Vacationland
Visiting Vacationland
Jun 20, 2020 to Jun 21, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
117 Museum Street, Owls Head, ME 04854
Kennebunkport: A Walk Through Time - Celebrating 200 Years!
Kennebunkport: A Walk Through Time - Celebrating 200 Years!
Jun 20, 2020 to Oct 17, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dock Square, Kennebunkport, Maine
Sailing Ships Festival
Sailing Ships Festival
Jun 21, 2020 to Jul 20, 2020
Time: All Day
Along the Coast
The Maine Bicentennial Sailing Ships Festival begins in Boothbay Harbor, continues on to Rockland, Bangor, Brewer, Bucksport, Castine, Searsport and Belfast. The parade of Sail will be in Portland, with vessels dockside and various activities for the public.
Fort and Lighthouse Kayak Tour
Fort and Lighthouse Kayak Tour
Jun 21, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
East End Beach, Portland.
Casco Bay Gaffers Race 2020
Casco Bay Gaffers Race 2020
Jun 22, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Portland and Casco Bay and Harpswell, MAINE
Boothbay Harbor Tall Ships
Boothbay Harbor Tall Ships
Jun 26, 2020 to Jun 29, 2020
Time: All Day
Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Harbor Windjammer Days Festival is the summer kick off to Maine's Bicentennial Tall Ship Celebration. Exciting information is coming soon! Check back for more details.
Count Me In – A Musical Production
Count Me In – A Musical Production
Jun 26, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Watts Hall, 174 Main St., Thomaston
Exhibition: \
Exhibition: "At First Light: Two Centuries of Artists in Maine"
Jun 27, 2020
Time: All Day
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Count Me In – A Musical Production-COPY
Count Me In – A Musical Production-COPY
Jun 28, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM
Watts Hall, 174 Main St., Thomaston
Yankees and Strangers: The New England Town
Yankees and Strangers: The New England Town
Jun 29, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM
Auburn Public Library