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Events
Scheduling is in flux for the many celebratory and informative events planned by the Maine Bicentennial Commission, cultural organizations, schools and communities. The good news is that most will be postponed till later this year or 2021—check back here for updates.

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:

STATEHOOD
DAY

march 21, 2021

augusta

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

State of Maine Bicentennial Parade

may 15, 2021

auburn/lewiston

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

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.

innovation
expo

november 20, 2021

portland

A hands-on experience, viewing awe-inspiring demonstrations of new technologies and more. Presented by Central Maine Power.

time capsule sealing

fall 2021

tbd

A collection of items installed on the State Capitol grounds for future generations to discover. More details coming soon!

events calendar

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.


PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.

 

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

August, 2020 August, 2020
Exhibition: \
Exhibition: "Fast Fashion/Slow Art"
Aug 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!
Aug 1, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
250 Commercial Street at Maine's Pantry
OPENING POSTPONED: Notre Pain Quotidien: Franco-American Entrepreneurs Sustaining Community Exhibit
OPENING POSTPONED: Notre Pain Quotidien: Franco-American Entrepreneurs Sustaining Community Exhibit
Aug 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
Aug 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.
Exhibition: \
Exhibition: "At First Light: Photographs of Maine Artist Studios and Homes by Walter Smalling"
Aug 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!
Aug 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
Aug 1, 2020 to Sep 15, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM
East End Beach, Portland.
Presque Isle Historical Society's Bicentennial Exhibit - Grand Opening
Presque Isle Historical Society's Bicentennial Exhibit - Grand Opening
Aug 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.
Demonstration Gardens of Flax, Natural Dyes & Heritage Wheats
Demonstration Gardens of Flax, Natural Dyes & Heritage Wheats
Aug 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Searsport Shores Ocean Campground
216 W Main St
Searsport, ME 04974
Kennebunkport: A Walk Through Time - Celebrating 200 Years!
Kennebunkport: A Walk Through Time - Celebrating 200 Years!
Aug 1, 2020 to Oct 17, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dock Square, Kennebunkport, Maine
Exhibition: \
Exhibition: "At First Light: Two Centuries of Artists in Maine"
Aug 1, 2020
Time: All Day
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Bicentennial Corn Maze
Bicentennial Corn Maze
Aug 1, 2020 to Oct 31, 2020
Time: All Day
Treworgy Family Orchards - 3876 Union Street
Levant, Maine
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.
Kids Dig Colonial Pemaquid
Aug 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, 2 Colonial Pemaquid Dr. New Harbor
Come one; come all to become a history detective and experience archaeology first hand at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site.
38th Wilton Blueberry Festival
38th Wilton Blueberry Festival
Aug 7, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Town of Wilton
A two-day family fun weekend.
Southern Maine Steampunk Fair & 19th Century Saturday
Aug 8, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
117 Main Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043
Maine 200 Summer Senior Bash
Maine 200 Summer Senior Bash
Aug 11, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Penobscot Shores
10 Shoreland Drive
Belfast, Maine
Staying Above Water
Staying Above Water
Aug 12, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Maine Girls Academy
631 Stevens Avenue
Portland, Maine
Classic Diners of Maine with Sarah Walker Caron
Classic Diners of Maine with Sarah Walker Caron
Aug 13, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
This event is free to attend but Zoom registration is required. Click here to register: https://tinyurl.com/classicdinersofmaine-epl.
Great Falls Balloon Festival
Great Falls Balloon Festival
Aug 14, 2020
Time: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Simard Payne Park in Lewiston, 46 Beech Street Lewiston and Festival Plaza, Main St Auburn.
Great State of Maine Air Show
Great State of Maine Air Show
Aug 15, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Brunswick, Maine
The Great State of Maine Air Show, featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, will take place at Brunswick Executive Airport on August 15-16.
Great State of Maine Air Show
Great State of Maine Air Show
Aug 16, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Brunswick, Maine
The Great State of Maine Air Show, featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, will take place at Brunswick Executive Airport on August 15-16.
Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival
Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival
Aug 22, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Blue Hill, Maine's historic village and scenic waterfront