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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:


fall 2021

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. 

State of Maine Bicentennial Parade

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.


summer 2021 

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

december 2021


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.



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, 2021 July, 2021
Hallowell Granite Symposium
Hallowell Granite Symposium
Jul 1, 2021 to Sep 20, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Stevens Commons, Hallowell, Maine
Sailing Ships Festival
Sailing Ships Festival
Jul 1, 2021 to Jul 13, 2021
Time: All Day
Along the Coast
The Maine Bicentennial Sailing Ships Festival will feature multiple ships at ports along the Maine coast during the summer of 2021, including Boothbay Harbor, Rockland, Bangor and Brewer, Bucksport, and Castine, Searsport and Belfast. Each host port will feature on land activities and dockside access for the public.
Bicentennial Concert: Dave Mallett Band, Schooner Fare, Bella Barnes
Bicentennial Concert: Dave Mallett Band, Schooner Fare, Bella Barnes
Jul 2, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Rockland Harbor Park
Jul 3, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Boothbay Railway Village
586 Wiscasset Road
Boothbay, ME 04537
In honor of Maine’s 201st Birthday, the Railway Village Museum will offer free admission on Saturday July 3rd from 10a-5p. ‘Olde Village Day’ will feature a fun filled day of festivities for the entire family, old fashion style.
Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour
Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour
Jul 17, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort Williams Park,1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth
Friendship Sloop Society 60th Anniversary Homecoming Regatta
Friendship Sloop Society 60th Anniversary Homecoming Regatta
Jul 22, 2021 to Jul 24, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Rockland Public Landing, One Harbor Drive, Rockland.
The Maine Outdoor Film Festival (Week 1)
The Maine Outdoor Film Festival (Week 1)
Jul 29, 2021 to Aug 1, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Portland’s Eastern Promenade