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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:

bicentennial kickoff recap

July 30, 2019

Presque Isle, Bangor, Portland
& Augusta

Gov. Janet Mills raised the Bicentennial flag, followed by special events in each city. See photos of the event.

statehood weekend

mar 14-15, 2020

augusta
& statewide

Saturday night bean suppers with food drives, plus speeches, poetry, music & 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.

summer coast festival

July 16-19, 2020

Portland &
up the coast

Tall Ships America will sail to various ports along the coast, including Portland, Camden, Rockland, Bucksport and more.

grand finale weekend

oct 9-12, 2020

augusta, bangor
& statewide

Four days of events highlighting Maine's diverse culture and commercial innovation, culminating in a time capsule.

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

October 10, 2019 - October 9, 2021 10/10/2019 - 10/09/2021
Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art
October 10, 2019 to February 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art
Holding up the Sky explores Wabanaki philosophies of leadership and obligation relating to humans and non-humans by highlighting 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in what is now known as Maine.
Wíwənikan…the beauty we carry
October 10, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wíwənikan…the beauty we carry
Wíwənikan…the beauty we carry is an exhibition of contemporary art of the First Nations people of what is now Maine and Maritime Canada.
Maine Harbor Seals
October 12, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Maine Harbor Seals
Maine Harbor Seal Project is an outdoor art installation of harbor seal sculptures made from driftwood and ceramics. Open to the public.
The Spirits of 1820: 200 Years of Maine Statehood
October 17, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The Spirits of 1820: 200 Years of Maine Statehood
Seven spirits will return each weekend to tell of the perils and promises of separation from Massachusetts, and attaining Maine Statehood. $10 adults; $5 12 and under.
The Big Question
October 19, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Big Question
Leaf of Voices Part III: Celebrating Indigenous Poets
October 19, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Leaf of Voices Part III: Celebrating Indigenous Poets
The Great Turn-Out of 1841: Maine's Textile Workers on Strike
November 18, 2019
Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
The Great Turn-Out of 1841: Maine's Textile Workers on Strike
Voting Down the Rose: Maine's Fight for Woman's Suffrage
December 9, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Voting Down the Rose: Maine's Fight for Woman's Suffrage
Sandy River Ramblers: Featuring music of and about Maine
February 24, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sandy River Ramblers: Featuring music of and about Maine
Maine's 200th:  Music of Early Maine
March 8, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Maine's 200th: Music of Early Maine
Maine's French and Indian Wars: A Mobile Museum
March 9, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Maine's French and Indian Wars: A Mobile Museum
Statehood Day Celebration
March 14, 2020 to March 15, 2020
Time: All Day
Statehood Day Celebration
Saturday night bean suppers with food drives, plus speeches, poetry, music & more.
Maine's 200th:  Music of Early Maine
March 15, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Maine's 200th: Music of Early Maine
HOME Convention
March 19, 2020 to March 21, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM
HOME Convention
Maine's 200th: Music of Early Maine
March 19, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Maine's 200th: Music of Early Maine
Maine's 200th: Music of Early Maine
March 21, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Maine's 200th: Music of Early Maine
2020 Maine Science Festival Headliner
March 22, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM
2020 Maine Science Festival Headliner
Maine Science Festival's first ever all-Maine headliner event: a Bangor Symphony Orchestra concert program exploring one of the state's most treasured assets: the ocean.
20 x 20: Marking 200 Years of Maine History
March 28, 2020 to October 25, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
20 x 20: Marking 200 Years of Maine History
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.
Maine's 200th: Music of Early Maine
March 29, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Maine's 200th: Music of Early Maine
Maine’s 200th: Music of Early Maine
April 23, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Maine’s 200th: Music of Early Maine
State of Maine Bicentennial Parade
May 16, 2020
Time: TBA
State of Maine Bicentennial Parade
Visit the heart of Maine for an extraordinary parade celebrating Maine's people, culture, landmarks and history with floats, bands and participants from across our state.
Tapestry Singers Choral Concert
June 6, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM
Tapestry Singers Choral Concert
Tapestry Singers Choral Concert
June 7, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM
Tapestry Singers Choral Concert
DIRIGO: A Maine Bicentennial Exhibition of Craft
June 12, 2020 to July 28, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
DIRIGO: A Maine Bicentennial Exhibition of Craft
Great Schooner Race
July 3, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Great Schooner Race
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
July 10, 2020
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
2020 Maine Windjammer Association Parade of Sail
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.
Summer Coast Festival
July 16, 2020 to July 19, 2020
Time: All Day
Summer Coast Festival
Co-hosted by Maine’s first state capital of Portland. There will be various events for our communities to participate in. Check back for further details!
Maine Potato Blossom Festival
July 18, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Maine Potato Blossom Festival
Grand Finale Weekend
October 10, 2020 to October 12, 2020
Time: TBA
Grand Finale Weekend
Three days of events highlighting Maine's diverse culture and commercial innovation, culminating in a time capsule.
Maine Harbor Seals
October 12, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Maine Harbor Seals
Harbor Seals Project is an outdoor art installation of harbor seal sculptures. Open to the public.
A 'Maine' Christmas at Victoria Mansion: Celebrating 200 Years of Statehood
November 27, 2020 to January 3, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
A 'Maine' Christmas at Victoria Mansion: Celebrating 200 Years of Statehood