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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 day

July 30, 2019

Presque Isle, Bangor, Portland
& Augusta

Gov. Janet Mills will raise the Bicentennial flag, followed by special events in each city. 

statehood weekend

mar 14-15, 2020

& statewide

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

state parade

may 2, 2020


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 10-12, 2020

augusta, bangor
& statewide

Three 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

February 11, 2017 - February 10, 2019 02/11/2017 - 02/10/2019
Maine200 Launch
October 2, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM
Maine200 Launch
Maine Bicentennial Commission to launch website, outreach campaign
Commission Meeting
November 15, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Commission Meeting
The Official State of Maine Bicentennial Commission meets regularly to plan events and get out the word about the exciting two years ahead. Meetings are open to the public and your participation is welcome!