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:
march 21, 2021
The public is invited to join us for an afternoon of speeches, music, poems, birthday cake and much more.
may 15, 2021
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
up & DOWN the coast
Visits from a variety of sailing vessels from around the world, at multiple ports along the Maine coast, with associated festivals and activities. Presented by Bangor Savings Bank.
november 20, 2021
A hands-on experience, viewing awe-inspiring demonstrations of new technologies and more. Presented by Central Maine Power.
time capsule sealing
A collection of items installed on the State Capitol grounds for future generations to discover. More details coming soon!
COVID-19 UPDATE: MOST BICENTENNIAL EVENTS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR MARCH–MAY, 2020 HAVE BEEN POSTPONED, AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED ONCE THE COURSE OF THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK IS BETTER KNOWN.
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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.
20 x 20: Marking 200 Years of Maine History
Jul 1, 2020 to Oct 25, 2020
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.
DIRIGO: A Maine Bicentennial Exhibition of Craft
Jul 1, 2020 to Jul 28, 2020
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
Jul 1, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Vera Estey House Museum, 16 Third Street, Presque Isle
Sailing Ships Festival
Jul 1, 2020 to Jul 13, 2020
Along the Coast
The Maine Bicentennial Sailing Ships Festival begins in Boothbay Harbor, continues on to Rockland, Bangor, Brewer, Bucksport, Castine, Searsport and Belfast.
U PICK LAVENDER
Jul 1, 2020 to Jul 18, 2020
408 Dexter Road Saint Albans, Maine 04971
Great Schooner Race
Jul 3, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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.
Stars and Stripes Concert -- POSTPONED
Jul 4, 2020
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
2614 Main Street, Rangeley, ME 04970
This event has been postponed until fall 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. New date and time is TBD. Please contact Mr. Ludiwg at RobertLudwig@aya.yale.edu for more information. Thank you
2020 Maine Windjammer Association Parade of Sail
Jul 10, 2020
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
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.
All Maine Gourmet Supper
Jul 12, 2020
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Corner of Depot Street in Fort Fairfield, Maine
The host commuinity for the 73rd Maine Potato Blossom Festival
2020 Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour
Jul 18, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Register at the Children’s Garden at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth starting at 9 am.
Ice Cream Social/Birthday Party
Jul 18, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Main Street, Fort Fairfield, Maine. Next to our Historic Blockhouse. Tours will be available
Maine Potato Blossom Festival
Jul 18, 2020
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 -- POSTPONED
Jul 23, 2020
Castine Historical Society
17 School Street
Castine, Maine 04421
This event has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. New date scheduled for 2021, TBD. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your patience during this time.
17th Century Encampment - Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site
Jul 25, 2020 to Jul 26, 2020
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.
Bicentennial Corn Maze
Jul 28, 2020 to Oct 31, 2020
Treworgy Family Orchards - 3876 Union Street
Celebrate Maine with a Bicentennial themed corn maze. Treworgy Family Orchards designs and hosts the state's oldest continuously running and nationally awarded corn maze.