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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 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

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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
STATE OF MIND: BECOMING MAINE
STATE OF MIND: BECOMING MAINE
Aug, 1 2020 to Jan, 30 2021
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine
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.
200 Years of Sport Fishing in Maine: 1820-2020
200 Years of Sport Fishing in Maine: 1820-2020
Aug, 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.
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
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.
Exhibition: \
Exhibition: "At First Light: Two Centuries of Artists in Maine"
Aug, 1 2020
Time: All Day
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
The Ancient Ones 2020 Bi-centenial Rendezvous
The Ancient Ones 2020 Bi-centenial Rendezvous
Aug, 1 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.
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
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