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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

mar 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
MAINE coast

Ports of call will include Bangor, Belfast, Boothbay Harbor, Bucksport, Castine, Portland, Rockland, and Searsport.

INNOVATION
EXPO

oct 10-12, 2020

bangor

A future-focused, interactive experience to showcase the world-class ingenuity and expertise of Maine’s businesses and academic institutions.

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

July, 2020 July, 2020
20 x 20: Marking 200 Years of Maine History
20 x 20: Marking 200 Years of Maine History
Jul, 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
Jul, 1 2020
Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 AM
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.
Presque Isle Historical Society's Bicentennial Exhibit - Grand Opening
Presque Isle Historical Society's Bicentennial Exhibit - Grand Opening
Jul, 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.
DIRIGO: A Maine Bicentennial Exhibition of Craft
DIRIGO: A Maine Bicentennial Exhibition of Craft
Jul, 1 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.
The Bicentennial Beat
The Bicentennial Beat
Jul, 1 2020
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Vera Estey House Museum, 16 Third Street, Presque Isle
Sailing Ships Festival
Sailing Ships Festival
Jul, 1 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.
Great Schooner Race
Great Schooner Race
Jul, 3 2020
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Rockland Harbor
The Maine Windjammer Association is hosting the Great Schooner Race, providing an opportunity for captains, crews and passengers aboard traditional vessels from all over the Eastern Seaboard to rendezvous for a fun day of racing.
2020 Maine Windjammer Association Parade of Sail
2020 Maine Windjammer Association Parade of Sail
Jul, 10 2020
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Rockland Breakwater, Rockland Harbor
The entire windjammer fleet participates in an afternoon Parade of Sail past the mile-long Rockland Breakwater, providing spectators with stunning, close-up views of Maine’s fleet of tall ships.
Kids Dig Colonial Pemaquid
Jul, 11 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, New Harbor, ME
Come one; come all to become a history detective and experience archaeology first hand at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site.
Maine Potato Blossom Festival
Maine Potato Blossom Festival
Jul, 18 2020
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Fort Fairfield, Maine
Largest Parade in the State of Maine with the focus on Agriculture. Special entries celebrating the 200 Birthday of our great State of Maine.
Castine House and Garden Tour 2020
Castine House and Garden Tour 2020
Jul, 23 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Castine Historical Society
17 School Street
Castine, Maine 04421
The Ancient Ones 2020 Bi-centenial Rendezvous
The Ancient Ones 2020 Bi-centenial Rendezvous
Jul, 25 2020 to Aug, 1 2020
Time: All Day
Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor Maine
This is a living history event. Come see how settlers lived in Maine and other parts of the country from the 1600's up to 1865.
17th Century Encampment - Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site
Jul, 25 2020 to Jul, 26 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, 2 Colonial Pemaquid Dr. New Harbor
Outdoor interpretive weekend, showcasing 17th century life on Maine's coast. Reenactors will portray the lives of the English, French and Native people who lived, worked, and fought on these lands.
Opera Maine Presents The Flying Dutchman
Opera Maine Presents The Flying Dutchman
Jul, 29 2020
Time: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Maine
Opera Maine Presents The Flying Dutchman
Opera Maine Presents The Flying Dutchman
Jul, 31 2020
Time: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Maine