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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.

NOTE THAT COMMUNITY GRANTS CONTINUE TO BE AWARDED AS PLANNED, PROVIDING MUCH-NEEDED FUNDING FOR LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS PREPARING BICENTENNIAL-RELATED EVENTS.

maine200 signature events

The Maine Bicentennial Commission is sponsoring five major events to celebrate Maine200:

STATEHOOD
DAY

march 14, 2021

augusta

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

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 Springs.

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.

NOTE THAT COMMUNITY GRANTS CONTINUE TO BE AWARDED AS PLANNED, PROVIDING MUCH-NEEDED FUNDING FOR LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS PREPARING BICENTENNIAL-RELATED EVENTS.

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

July 12, 2019 - July 11, 2021 07/12/2019 - 07/11/2021
Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art
Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art
Jul 12, 2019 to Feb 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine
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
Wíwənikan…the beauty we carry
Jul 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Colby College Museum of Art
Wíwənikan…the beauty we carry is an exhibition of contemporary art of the First Nations people of what is now Maine and Maritime Canada.
Bicentennial Kick-off Day
Bicentennial Kick-off Day
Jul 30, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Presque Isle, Bangor, Portland & Augusta
Gov. Janet Mills will make appearances at multiple kickoff events across the state to raise the Bicenenntial flag & announce planned events.
Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival
Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival
Aug 17, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
The Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival will be a day-long event focusing on Blue Hill’s historic connection with the sea
A Talk by NEH Chairman Jon Peede
A Talk by NEH Chairman Jon Peede
Oct 2, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Maine Historical Society
Charles Allen's Kennebec River Photographs, 1898 - 1907
Charles Allen's Kennebec River Photographs, 1898 - 1907
Oct 3, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Gardiner Public Library
Maine 200 Scavenger Hunt
Maine 200 Scavenger Hunt
Oct 5, 2019 to Feb 28, 2020
Windham Maine
Maine Harbor Seals
Maine Harbor Seals
Oct 12, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Bangor
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
The Spirits of 1820: 200 Years of Maine Statehood
Oct 17, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Eastern Cemetery, 224 Congress St., Portland, ME
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
The Big Question
Oct 19, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Riverton Community Center
Leaf of Voices Part III: Celebrating Indigenous Poets
Leaf of Voices Part III: Celebrating Indigenous Poets
Oct 19, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium
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Guy Dubay lecture: "The Americanization of the St. John Valley, 1785 - 1870
Nov 10, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Musée culturel du Mont-Carmel in Lille, Me.
Maine Statehood and the Bicentennial: The View from the Lower Kennebec Valley
Maine Statehood and the Bicentennial: The View from the Lower Kennebec Valley
Nov 14, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Gardiner Public Library (152 Water Street, Gardiner)
The Great Turn-Out of 1841: Maine's Textile Workers on Strike
The Great Turn-Out of 1841: Maine's Textile Workers on Strike
Nov 18, 2019
Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop Street, Augusta ME 04330
Maine's First Referendum: The Who, What, Why and When of the Vote for Statehood in the District of Maine and the Lower Kennebec Valley
Maine's First Referendum: The Who, What, Why and When of the Vote for Statehood in the District of Maine and the Lower Kennebec Valley
Dec 5, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Gardiner Public Library (152 Water Street, Gardiner)
“Maine’s First Referendum: The Who, What, Why and When of the Vote for Statehood in the District of Maine and the Lower Kennebec Valley,” by Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap.
Voting Down the Rose: Maine's Fight for Woman's Suffrage
Voting Down the Rose: Maine's Fight for Woman's Suffrage
Dec 9, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Lithgow Public Library
45 Winthrop Street, Augusta
Join us for a series of Maine history events in the six months leading up to Maine’s Bicentennial.

Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse & Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage presented by Anne Gass.
Rufus Porter’s Curious World: Art and Invention in America, 1815–1860
Rufus Porter’s Curious World: Art and Invention in America, 1815–1860
Dec 12, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
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Exhibition "Maine’s Lithographic Landscapes: Town & City Views, 1830-1870"
Dec 12, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
First Day Hike at Lake St. George State Park
First Day Hike at Lake St. George State Park
Jan 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
278 Belfast Augusta Road (Maine Route3), Liberty, Maine; Meet at the first Day Use parking lot past the entry booth.
Start the Bicentennial year by joining us for a leisurely 1-mile hike through the day use area and campground or a 3-mile hike across the lake around Hawaii 2 Island, dependent on ice conditions.
First Day Hike at Bradbury Mountain State Park
First Day Hike at Bradbury Mountain State Park
Jan 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
528 Hallowell Road, Pownal, Maine; Meet at the upper parking lot.
Start the Bicentennial year by joining us for a guided hike to the summit with Maine Guide Jeanne Christie. Along the way learn about the history of the park, species identification and tracking.
First Day Hike at Lily Bay State Park
First Day Hike at Lily Bay State Park
Jan 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
State Park Road, Beaver Cove, Greenville (Lat 45.568853, Lon -69.538450); Meet at the entry booth parking lot (Rte. 15/6 to Lily Bay Rd. to State Park Road).
Start the Bicentennial year by joining us for a leisurely 3-mile hike near Moosehead Lake to investigate the wonders of the season.
First Day Hike at Holbrook Island Sanctuary
First Day Hike at Holbrook Island Sanctuary
Jan 1, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Indian Bar Road on Cape Rosier, Brooksville, Maine; Meet at the Backshore Trail parking area.
Start the Bicentennial year by joining us for a leisurely mile and a half walk, for all ages, to enjoy the peacefulness of the coast of Maine.
First Day Hike at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
First Day Hike at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Jan 1, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport, Maine
Start the Bicentennial year by joining us for a leisurely 0.3 mile guided walk to enjoy 'Winter in the Woods' and learn how plants and animals survive the cold winter months.
Winter Birds at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park
Jan 5, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport, Maine
Hike with the Rangor at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park
Jan 12, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport Maine
David Cheever Presents: Ready or Not — Statehood Comes to Maine
David Cheever Presents: Ready or Not — Statehood Comes to Maine
Jan 19, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Camden Public Library, Camden, ME
As an introduction to the Bicentennial, David Cheever’s program will delve into the little known facts that influenced the formation of the State of Maine from before 1820 and leading up to the outbreak of the Civil War. Cheever is currently serving as Vice Chairman of the Maine Bicentennial Commission.
Winter in the Woods at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park
Jan 19, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport, Maine
Youth Ice Fishing Derby & Winter Family Fun Day at Lake St. George State Park
Youth Ice Fishing Derby & Winter Family Fun Day at Lake St. George State Park
Jan 25, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Lake St. George State Park, 278 Belfast-Augusta Rd. (Maine Route 3), Liberty, ME
St. Andrews Society of Maine - Robert Burns Luncheon
St. Andrews Society of Maine - Robert Burns Luncheon
Jan 25, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM
Ramada Lewiston & Conference Center
490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
Animal Tracking on Snowshoes at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park
Animal Tracking on Snowshoes at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park
Jan 25, 2020 to Jan 26, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport, Maine
Maine's Mid-Century Moment
Jan 28, 2020
Time: 1:00 AM
Various places in Maine throughout 2020
Exhibition: \
Exhibition: "Fast Fashion/Slow Art"
Jan 30, 2020
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
A Colonial Family on the Maine Frontier and the Arnold March to Quebec
A Colonial Family on the Maine Frontier and the Arnold March to Quebec
Jan 30, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Gardiner Public Library (152 Water Street, Gardiner)
The Discovery of the USS Eagle 56 Shipwreck
The Discovery of the USS Eagle 56 Shipwreck
Jan 30, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington St.
Bath, ME
Winter Family Fun Day at Mount Blue State Park
Winter Family Fun Day at Mount Blue State Park
Feb 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Mount Blue State Park, Weld ME
Come join us for cross-country skiing, sliding, snowshoeing, ice skating, tote sled rides, hayrides, nature walks, winter camping demo, fire making workshop, outdoor exhibits & activities.
State of Maine, Our State of Maine
State of Maine, Our State of Maine
Feb 1, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Green Street United Methodist Church
13 Green Street Augusta, Maine
Reprise Choral Ensemble will celebrate Maine's Bicentennial on Saturday, February 1, 2020 with a concert entitled "State of Maine, Our State of Maine."
Hike with the Ranger at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Feb 2, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road
Freeport, Maine 04032
Enjoy the best that the park has to offer this season on this hike with a knowledgeable guide. 2:00 PM, meet at the benches by second parking lot, 1 hour, weather permitting. Free with park admission.
Ona Judge Staines: Her life before and after her 1796 escape to NH
Ona Judge Staines: Her life before and after her 1796 escape to NH
Feb 3, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
John F. Hill Grange, 1412 State Road, Eliot, ME
As the second in the Eliot Historical Society’s Maine Bicentennial talks focusing on state and local history, noted author and Poet Laureate of Portsmouth, Tammi Truax, will share her research and the compelling story of Ona Judge Staines.
Art Exhibit: “Bangor 1820: Maine’s Bicentennial—past, present, future”
Art Exhibit: “Bangor 1820: Maine’s Bicentennial—past, present, future”
Feb 6, 2020
Time: All Day
Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04401
To celebrate Maine’s Bicentennial, the Bangor Public Library is reviving an idea used by the Bangor-Brewer Tuberculosis and Health Association during the last few decades of the 20th century. This organization commissioned an artist to create a work that could be turned into a bookmark.
Exhibit Opening: "Bangor 1820: Maine’s Bicentennial—past, present, future"
Feb 6, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04401
To celebrate Maine’s Bicentennial, the Bangor Public Library is reviving an idea used by the Bangor-Brewer Tuberculosis and Health Association during the last few decades of the 20th century. This organization commissioned an artist to create a work that could be turned into a bookmark.
Winter Hiking Preparedness at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Feb 8, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road
Freeport, Maine 04032
Winter Birds at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Feb 9, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road
Freeport, Maine 04032
First Annual VALENTINE'S DAY DOG WALK at Lake St. George State Park
First Annual VALENTINE'S DAY DOG WALK at Lake St. George State Park
Feb 14, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM
The entrance of Lake St. George State Park
278 Belfast Augusta Rd, Liberty, ME
8 month, Samoyed pup invites you to a fun FIRST Annual Dog Walk!
Etna's 200th Birthday
Etna's 200th Birthday
Feb 15, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Chili-Chowder Cookoff and auction at the Etna Community Hall 17 Shadow Lane. The dance is at Mossy Ledge Spirits.
Erosion and Trail Design at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Feb 15, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road
Freeport, Maine 04032
Fifth Annual Winterpaloozah!
Fifth Annual Winterpaloozah!
Feb 16, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Haley Pond, Pond Street, Rangeley, Maine
Enjoy a day of playing on the frozen pond and in the snow. Horse & wagon rides, ice skating, saucer bowling, pond hockey, and SO MUCH MORE for you and the family! Free admission.
Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad Along the Maine Coast
Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad Along the Maine Coast
Feb 16, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Camden Public Library, Camden, ME
The 200th anniversary of Maine’s statehood is a good time to recognize how much effect the issue of slavery and race had on the existence and the character of the State of Maine. Eileen Kurtis-Kleinman will present a talk on “Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad Along the Coast of Maine” on Sunday, February 16, at 2:00 pm at the Camden Public Library.
Winter in the Woods at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Feb 16, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road
Freeport, Maine 04032
Animal Tracking on Snowshoes at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Feb 17, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road
Freeport, Maine 04032
Visualizing Maine: A Postcard History
Visualizing Maine: A Postcard History
Feb 20, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Berwick Academy (Arts Center)
31 Academy Street
South Berwick, Maine 03908
Winter Family Fun Day at Bradbury Mt. State Park
Winter Family Fun Day at Bradbury Mt. State Park
Feb 22, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM
Bradbury Mt. State Park, Pownal ME
Join us for our Annual Winter Family Fun Day. The ski and snowshoe trailer will be on site for free snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals. The event includes food trucks, snowshoe demonstrations, a story trail and much more.
Winter Family Fun Day at Aroostook State Park
Winter Family Fun Day at Aroostook State Park
Feb 22, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Aroostook State Park, Presque Isle ME
Come join us for cross-country skiing, sliding, snowshoeing, and tote sled rides. The ski and snowshoe trailer will be on site for Free Equipment Loans. Hot dog lunch provided. Visit the warming hut for coffee and cocoa.
A Walk Through Time in Portland - Celebrating 200 Years!
A Walk Through Time in Portland - Celebrating 200 Years!
Feb 22, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
250 Commercial Street at Maine's Pantry
Maine Ships in the Arctic
Maine Ships in the Arctic
Feb 22, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington St
Bath, ME
Winter Hiking Preparedness at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Feb 22, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road
Freeport, Maine 04032
Hike with the Ranger at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Feb 23, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road
Freeport, Maine 04032
Sandy River Ramblers: Featuring Music of & About Maine
Sandy River Ramblers: Featuring Music of & About Maine
Feb 24, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop Street, Augusta ME 04330
Join us for a series of Maine history events in the six months leading up to Maine's Bicentennial.

Bluegrass Concert Featuring Maine Music by Sandy River Ramblers.
Erosion and Trail Design at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Feb 29, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road
Freeport, Maine 04032
Maine in the Movies: Signs of Life
Maine in the Movies: Signs of Life
Mar 14, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Opera House Arts
1 School St, Stonington, ME 04681
Annual Spring Dinner Dance: To Celebrate Maine's Bicentennial
Annual Spring Dinner Dance: To Celebrate Maine's Bicentennial
Mar 14, 2020
Time: 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saco Community Center, 75 Franklin Street, Saco, Maine 04072
Maine Bicentennial Baked Bean Supper
Maine Bicentennial Baked Bean Supper
Mar 14, 2020
Time: 5:00 AM to 7:00 AM
142 Main Street, Downtown Ellsworth, ME 04605
2020 Bicentennial Pictorial Postmark at Presque Isle Post Office
Mar 14, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Presque Isle Post Office, 23 2nd Street, Presque Isle, Maine
State Bicentennial/Town of Orono Birthday Celebration
State Bicentennial/Town of Orono Birthday Celebration
Mar 14, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM
Various locations
Paint Your Story: Art Journaling Workshop
Paint Your Story: Art Journaling Workshop
Mar 14, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Bangor Public Library
Bicentennial Birthday Bash in Rockland-- CANCELED
Bicentennial Birthday Bash in Rockland-- CANCELED
Mar 14, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Farnsworth Art Museum, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, and the Strand Theatre in Rockland
This event has been canceled. Thank you for bearing with us during this time.
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"Happy Birthday, Maine!" by Lynn Plourde
Mar 14, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street
Bangor, Maine 04401
Maine in the Movies: The Iron Giant
Maine in the Movies: The Iron Giant
Mar 14, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Temple Cinema
20 Market Square, Houlton, ME 04730
Bertha Smouse's Gift to Maine
Mar 14, 2020
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Waldoboro Public Library on Main St. (across from the Waldoboro Post Office)
Bicentennial Tea
Bicentennial Tea
Mar 14, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Little Meetinghouse • 719 Roosevelt Trail
Join your neighbors for tea and conversation about our shared history at the Bicentennial Tea on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 from 1-3pm at the Little Meetinghouse in North Windham.
The Proprietors of Kennebec Valley: Were They Good Guys or Bad Guys?
The Proprietors of Kennebec Valley: Were They Good Guys or Bad Guys?
Mar 14, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Asa Gile Hall, 8 Old Kents Hill Road, Readfield.
Erosion and Trail Design at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park
Mar 14, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport, Maine 04032
Community Bicentennial Baked Bean Supper-- POSTPONED
Community Bicentennial Baked Bean Supper-- POSTPONED
Mar 14, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Bath Freight Shed, 27 Commercial Street, Bath, Maine
This event has been postponed until further notice. New date TBD.
Community Bean Supper
Community Bean Supper
Mar 14, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick
MAINE BICENTENNIAL COMMUNITY SUPPER
MAINE BICENTENNIAL COMMUNITY SUPPER
Mar 14, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
United Methodist Church, Route 236, Eliot
Bicentennial Community Supper
Bicentennial Community Supper
Mar 14, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Augustine Church Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Augusta
Community Public Supper
Mar 14, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM
Soule - Shuman VFW Hall on Mills Street in Waldoboro
MaineMadeMusic presents Dirigo Rocks!-- CANCELED
MaineMadeMusic presents Dirigo Rocks!-- CANCELED
Mar 14, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St./Route 1
This event has been canceled. Thank you for bearing with us during this time.
Public Potluck Supper on Maine Bicentennial Weekend
Public Potluck Supper on Maine Bicentennial Weekend
Mar 14, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Alfond Dining Commons, Kents Hill School, Main Street (route 17), Readfield. Parking at Alfond Athletic Center, Kents Hill School, Main Street.
Star lighting on Statehood Day
Star lighting on Statehood Day
Mar 15, 2020
Time: 9:00 PM to 9:05 PM
Historic Fire Station, 11 Church Street, Presque Isle
Maine in the Movies: Empire Falls
Maine in the Movies: Empire Falls
Mar 15, 2020
Time: 1:00 AM
Railroad Square Cinema
17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME 04901
"Happy Birthday Maine" dinner and program
Mar 15, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Sorrento Sullivan Recreation Center 1776 US Highway 1 Sullivan
Postponed: Kickoff Celebration in Norway on Statehood Day
Postponed: Kickoff Celebration in Norway on Statehood Day
Mar 15, 2020
Time: 12:30 PM
Norway Town Office
CELEBRATE! Eat, Drink, & Be Mainery!
CELEBRATE! Eat, Drink, & Be Mainery!
Mar 15, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
I-95 & US Rt. 1, Mile Marker 3.5
Kittery, Maine 03904
POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBA: Celebrate Maine's 200th Anniversary of Statehood at the State Visitor Information Centers
POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBA: Celebrate Maine's 200th Anniversary of Statehood at the State Visitor Information Centers
Mar 15, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
State Visitor Information Centers: Kittery, Yarmouth, Fryeburg, Hampden North, Houlton, and Calais
POSTPONED: Maine's Bicentennial and Lyman's 240/242nd Birthday
POSTPONED: Maine's Bicentennial and Lyman's 240/242nd Birthday
Mar 15, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Community Library 10 John St. Lyman, Maine
Maine in the Movies: Captain January
Maine in the Movies: Captain January
Mar 15, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Strand Theatre
345 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841
The Unbroken Thread: 200 Years of Spinning and Weaving in Maine
The Unbroken Thread: 200 Years of Spinning and Weaving in Maine
Mar 15, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Camden Public Library
55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843
PSO: Maine's Bicentennial
PSO: Maine's Bicentennial
Mar 15, 2020
Time: 2:30 PM
Merrill Auditorium
Winter Birds at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park
Mar 15, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport, Maine 04032
Maine's 200: Music of Early Maine
Maine's 200: Music of Early Maine
Mar 15, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
St. Patrick's Church, Newcastle
This is the DaPonte String Quartet’s tribute to Maine’s Bicentennial. We are joined by guest artist Eric LaPerna, percussion for a program that highlights significant events along Maine’s pre-statehood timeline (from the 16th to the early 19th centuries), with selected music to share some of the cultural influences.
Maine in the Movies: Charlotte's Web (2006)
Maine in the Movies: Charlotte's Web (2006)
Mar 15, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Opera House Arts
1 School St, Stonington, ME 04681
Maine in the Movies: Peyton Place
Maine in the Movies: Peyton Place
Mar 15, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM
Strand Theatre
345 Main St., Rockland, ME 04841
The Maine Bicentennial Ham Radio Special Event
The Maine Bicentennial Ham Radio Special Event
Mar 16, 2020 to Mar 22, 2020
Time: 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Statewide, the original 9 counties, Portland, Freeport, and Boston, MA.
Maine Bicentennial Celebration in Eliot
Maine Bicentennial Celebration in Eliot
Mar 16, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Eliot Elementary School gym. 1298 State Road, Eliot
A Bicentennial Celebration: The Remarkable Predecessors of the Saint Joseph's College Campus and their Roles in Maine’s Journey to Statehood
Mar 16, 2020
Time: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Saint Joseph's College, 278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish, ME
History of Dr. Samuel Currier family and Readfield Community Library
History of Dr. Samuel Currier family and Readfield Community Library
Mar 18, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Readfield Community Library, 1151 Main Street, Readfield, ME
HOME Convention
HOME Convention
Mar 19, 2020 to Mar 21, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM
Samoset Resort, Rockport
We are looking forward to our 2020 celebration, and hope that you will be a part. The schedule includes many practical and interactive programs and workshop sessions, plus inspiring general sessions and family entertainment. Start planning now to attend the Lead the Way HOME 2020 Convention!
OPENING POSTPONED: Notre Pain Quotidien: Franco-American Entrepreneurs Sustaining Community Exhibit
OPENING POSTPONED: Notre Pain Quotidien: Franco-American Entrepreneurs Sustaining Community Exhibit
Mar 19, 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
Maine's 200: Music of Early Maine
Maine's 200: Music of Early Maine
Mar 19, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Maine Jewish Museum, Portland
This is the DaPonte String Quartet’s tribute to Maine’s Bicentennial. We are joined by guest artist Eric LaPerna, percussion for a program that highlights significant events along Maine’s pre-statehood timeline (from the 16th to the early 19th centuries), with selected music to share some of the cultural influences.
Community Bicentennial Supper
Mar 20, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
St. Rose Parish Hall
1 Church St.
Jay, ME 04239
Winter Family Fun Day at Lily Bay State Park-- CANCELED
Winter Family Fun Day at Lily Bay State Park-- CANCELED
Mar 21, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Lily Bay State Park
State Park Road, Beaver Cove.
9 miles north of Greenville on east shore of Moosehead Lake. From Routes 15/6 in the center of Greenville, head north 9 miles on the Lily Bay Road that follows Moosehead Lake's east shore to State Park Road (on left).
This event has been canceled until further notice. To get updates, please visit the website provided, or text DACF BPL NEWS to 468311. Thank you
Maine's 200: Music of Early Maine
Maine's 200: Music of Early Maine
Mar 21, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Rockport Opera House, Rockport
This is the DaPonte String Quartet’s tribute to Maine’s Bicentennial. We are joined by guest artist Eric LaPerna, percussion for a program that highlights significant events along Maine’s pre-statehood timeline (from the 16th to the early 19th centuries), with selected music to share some of the cultural influences.
Happy Birthday Maine! Book Celebration
Happy Birthday Maine! Book Celebration
Mar 21, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
South Portland Public Library
482 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106
Thinking About the Bicentennial in 2020
Thinking About the Bicentennial in 2020
Mar 22, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Underwood Memorial Library
Casco Bay Walk at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park-- CANCELED
Mar 22, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport, Maine 04032
This event has been canceled until further notice. To get updates, please visit the website provided, or text DACF BPL NEWS to 468311. Thank you
2020 Maine Science Festival Headliner
2020 Maine Science Festival Headliner
Mar 22, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM
Collins Center for the Arts, Orono
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.
The Beans of Readfield, Maine
The Beans of Readfield, Maine
Mar 26, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Maranacook Community High School, Millard Harrison Drive, Readfield
Lecture- Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage
Lecture- Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage
Mar 26, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Berwick Academy, Arts Center
31 Academy Street
South Berwick, Maine 03908
Maine Statehood And The Bicentennial: Liam Riordan-- POSTPONED
Maine Statehood And The Bicentennial: Liam Riordan-- POSTPONED
Mar 27, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
McArthur Library, 270 Main Street, Biddeford, Maine
This event has been postponed, new date TBD.
20 x 20: Marking 200 Years of Maine History
20 x 20: Marking 200 Years of Maine History
Mar 28, 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.
Erosion and Trail Design at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park-- CANCELED
Mar 28, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport, Maine 04032
This event has been canceled until further notice. To get updates, please visit the website provided, or text DACF BPL NEWS to 468311. Thank you.
Maine's 200: Music of Early Maine
Maine's 200: Music of Early Maine
Mar 29, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Belfast Free Library, Belfast
This is the DaPonte String Quartet’s tribute to Maine’s Bicentennial. We are joined by guest artist Eric LaPerna, percussion for a program that highlights significant events along Maine’s pre-statehood timeline (from the 16th to the early 19th centuries), with selected music to share some of the cultural influences.
Signs of Spring at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park-- CANCELED
Mar 29, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport, Maine 04032
This event has been canceled until further notice. To get updates, please visit the website provided, or text DACF BPL NEWS to 468311. Thank you.
Yankees and Strangers: The New England Town
Yankees and Strangers: The New England Town
Mar 30, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM
Auburn Public Library
16th Century Saturday
May 2, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
117 Main Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043
Greater Old Town Bicentennial Celebration
May 2, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Old Town Elementary School
576 Stillwater Avenue
Old Town, ME 04468
Dedication of Plaque Honoring 200 Years of Shipbuilding in Thomaston Maine
May 9, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Thomaston Town Landing
Peggy McCrea Presentation:  200 Years of Shipbuilding in Thomaston
Peggy McCrea Presentation: 200 Years of Shipbuilding in Thomaston
May 12, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Watts Hall, 174 Main St., Thomaston
Exhibition: \
Exhibition: "At First Light: Photographs of Maine Artist Studios and Homes by Walter Smalling"
May 14, 2020
Time: All Day
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Maine and Biddeford Help Save the Union in 1861 and 1862
Maine and Biddeford Help Save the Union in 1861 and 1862
May 14, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
To be held at McArthur Library, 270 Main Street, Biddeford, ME.
Cynthia Anderson Presents: Home Now — How 6000 Refugees Transformed an American Town
Cynthia Anderson Presents: Home Now — How 6000 Refugees Transformed an American Town
May 14, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Camden Public Library
55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843
Leaf of Voices Part IV: Bringing It Forward -- VIRTUAL EVENT
Leaf of Voices Part IV: Bringing It Forward -- VIRTUAL EVENT
May 15, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
VIRTUAL MEETING, Hosted by the Portland Public Library
This event has moved to a virtual setting due to COVID-19 concerns.

This event will be hosted by the Portland Public Library via Zoom at https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/82532846075.

For more information visit https://www.portlandlibrary.com/events/leaf-of-voices-part-iv-bringing-it-forward/
or contact Admin@portlandpubliclibrary.org, (207) 871-1700.

Thank you for your patience during this time.
Sheep for A Cure/International Back to Back Wool Challenge
Sheep for A Cure/International Back to Back Wool Challenge
May 16, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Maple Crest Farm 2718 Union Street Hermon ME
State of Maine Bicentennial Parade
State of Maine Bicentennial Parade
May 16, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Auburn and Lewiston
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.
A Walk Through Time in Bar Harbor- Celebrating 200+ Years!
A Walk Through Time in Bar Harbor- Celebrating 200+ Years!
May 17, 2020 to Oct 30, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bar Harbor, Maine
Yankees and Strangers: The New England Town
Yankees and Strangers: The New England Town
May 18, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM
Auburn Public Library
The Great Turn-out: Factory Girls and Maine's First Labor Strike
The Great Turn-out: Factory Girls and Maine's First Labor Strike
May 19, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Camden Public Library
Nancy Harmon Jenkins Presents: Exploring Martha Ballard's Maine
Nancy Harmon Jenkins Presents: Exploring Martha Ballard's Maine
May 21, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Camden Public Library
55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843
Fort Gorges Sea Kayak Tour
Fort Gorges Sea Kayak Tour
May 22, 2020 to Sep 15, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM
East End Beach, Portland.
Confluence Maine Fly Fishing Exchange
Confluence Maine Fly Fishing Exchange
May 30, 2020
Time: All Day
Portland and Oquossoc, Maine
Presque Isle Historical Society's Bicentennial Exhibit - Grand Opening
Presque Isle Historical Society's Bicentennial Exhibit - Grand Opening
May 30, 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.
17th Century Saturday
Jun 6, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
117 Main Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043
Bicentennial Bazaar and Concert by Dave Rowe
Jun 6, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Windham Historical Society’s Village Green, 234 Windham Center Road
Excavating the Midden: A Talk on Writing Creatively from History
Excavating the Midden: A Talk on Writing Creatively from History
Jun 6, 2020
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Live Online
Tapestry Singers Choral Concert
Tapestry Singers Choral Concert
Jun 6, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM
St. Patrick's Church, 380 Academy Hill Rd, Newcastle
An eclectic mix of music and poetry celebrating the Maine Bicentennial
Tapestry Singers Choral Concert
Tapestry Singers Choral Concert
Jun 7, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM
St. Patrick's Church, 380 Academy Hill Rd, Newcastle
An eclectic mix of music and poetry celebrating the Maine Bicentennial.
DIRIGO: A Maine Bicentennial Exhibition of Craft
DIRIGO: A Maine Bicentennial Exhibition of Craft
Jun 12, 2020 to Jul 28, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
288 Lewiston Rd West Gardiner, ME 04345 | 521 Congress St. Portland, ME 04101
The Maine Crafts Association presents DIRIGO: A Maine Bicentennial Exhibition of Craft, featuring concurrent exhibitions at The Center for Maine Craft and Maine Craft Portland.
George Thacher's Letters: A Maine Legacy, with Historian and Editor William diGiacomantonio
George Thacher's Letters: A Maine Legacy, with Historian and Editor William diGiacomantonio
Jun 12, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Second Parish Congregational Church, 19 Crescent Street, Biddeford.
Bicentennial Birthday Bash - Greater Portland Landmarks
Bicentennial Birthday Bash - Greater Portland Landmarks
Jun 12, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Westin Portland Harborview
157 High Street, Portland
Demonstration Gardens of Flax, Natural Dyes & Heritage Wheats
Demonstration Gardens of Flax, Natural Dyes & Heritage Wheats
Jun 15, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Searsport Shores Ocean Campground
216 W Main St
Searsport, ME 04974
Windham History-on-The-Road
Windham History-on-The-Road
Jun 16, 2020
Session I - Windham Raymond Adult Education Center
Session LL - Bus Departs from Windham Historical Society
The Bicentennial Beat
The Bicentennial Beat
Jun 18, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Vera Estey House Museum, 16 Third Street, Presque Isle
Poland Spring Heritage day
Poland Spring Heritage day
Jun 19, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Poland Spring Resort and Poland Spring Preservation Park and Maine State Building at Poland Spring, Maine
Visiting Vacationland
Visiting Vacationland
Jun 20, 2020 to Jun 21, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
117 Museum Street, Owls Head, ME 04854
Kennebunkport: A Walk Through Time - Celebrating 200 Years!
Kennebunkport: A Walk Through Time - Celebrating 200 Years!
Jun 20, 2020 to Oct 17, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dock Square, Kennebunkport, Maine
Sailing Ships Festival
Sailing Ships Festival
Jun 21, 2020 to Jul 13, 2020
Time: All Day
Along the Coast
The Maine Bicentennial Sailing Ships Festival begins in Boothbay Harbor, continues on to Rockland, Bangor, Brewer, Bucksport, Castine, Searsport and Belfast.
Fort and Lighthouse Kayak Tour
Fort and Lighthouse Kayak Tour
Jun 21, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
East End Beach, Portland.
Casco Bay Gaffers Race 2020
Casco Bay Gaffers Race 2020
Jun 22, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Portland and Casco Bay and Harpswell, MAINE
200 Years of Stories: Home Now
200 Years of Stories: Home Now
Jun 22, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/93018967063?pwd=N240Zk5kNWQ3QTlRWjQyTk5yTGxjZz09

Meeting ID: 930 1896 7063
Password: 2WzWnx
Boothbay Harbor Tall Ships
Boothbay Harbor Tall Ships
Jun 26, 2020 to Jun 29, 2020
Time: All Day
Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Harbor Windjammer Days Festival is the summer kick off to Maine's Bicentennial Tall Ship Celebration. Exciting information is coming soon! Check back for more details.
Count Me In – A Musical Production
Count Me In – A Musical Production
Jun 26, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Watts Hall, 174 Main St., Thomaston
Exhibition: \
Exhibition: "At First Light: Two Centuries of Artists in Maine"
Jun 27, 2020
Time: All Day
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Count Me In – A Musical Production-COPY
Count Me In – A Musical Production-COPY
Jun 28, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM
Watts Hall, 174 Main St., Thomaston
Imagine Your Story with Chris Van Dusen
Imagine Your Story with Chris Van Dusen
Jun 29, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Online
Yankees and Strangers: The New England Town
Yankees and Strangers: The New England Town
Jun 29, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM
Auburn Public Library
U PICK LAVENDER
U PICK LAVENDER
Jul 1, 2020 to Jul 18, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
408 Dexter Road Saint Albans, Maine 04971
Count Me In – A Musical Production-COPY
Count Me In – A Musical Production-COPY
Jul 2, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Watts Hall, 174 Main St., Thomaston
Great Schooner Race
Great Schooner Race
Jul 3, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Rockland Harbor
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.
44th Annual Great Schooner Race
44th Annual Great Schooner Race
Jul 3, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Rockland Breakwater and Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse
Stars and Stripes Concert -- POSTPONED
Jul 4, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
2614 Main Street, Rangeley, ME 04970
This event has been postponed until fall 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. New date and time is TBD. Please contact Mr. Ludiwg at RobertLudwig@aya.yale.edu for more information. Thank you
2020 Maine Windjammer Association Parade of Sail
2020 Maine Windjammer Association Parade of Sail
Jul 10, 2020
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Rockland Breakwater, Rockland Harbor
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.
Maine Potato Blossom Festival
Maine Potato Blossom Festival
Jul 11, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Fort Fairfield, Maine
Kids Dig Colonial Pemaquid
Jul 11, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, New Harbor, ME
Come one; come all to become a history detective and experience archaeology first hand at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site.
Castine's Celebration of Maine's Bicentennial
Castine's Celebration of Maine's Bicentennial
Jul 12, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Castine, Maine
All Maine Gourmet Supper
All Maine Gourmet Supper
Jul 12, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Corner of Depot Street in Fort Fairfield, Maine
The host commuinity for the 73rd Maine Potato Blossom Festival
Tour of a Historic One Room School House
Tour of a Historic One Room School House
Jul 12, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Depot Street Fort Fairfield, Maine
Music of Maine in the Bicentennial Era
Jul 15, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sorrrento Sullivan Recreation Center - 1776 US Highway 1 Sullivan
Historic Tour  Blockhouse
Historic Tour Blockhouse
Jul 16, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Main Street, Fort Fairfield, Maine
Maine Celtic Celebration
Maine Celtic Celebration
Jul 17, 2020
Time: All Day
Belfast Maine Waterfront
2020 Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour
2020 Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour
Jul 18, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Register at the Children’s Garden at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth starting at 9 am.
18th Century Saturday
Jul 18, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
117 Main Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043
Ice Cream Social/Birthday Party
Ice Cream Social/Birthday Party
Jul 18, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Main Street, Fort Fairfield, Maine. Next to our Historic Blockhouse. Tours will be available
Maine Potato Blossom Festival
Maine Potato Blossom Festival
Jul 18, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Fort Fairfield, Maine
Largest Parade in the State of Maine with the focus on Agriculture. Special entries celebrating the 200 Birthday of our great State of Maine.
Maine200 Trivia Cruise on Rangeley Lake
Maine200 Trivia Cruise on Rangeley Lake
Jul 18, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Rangeley Lake
Maine200 Sunset Trivia Cruise on Rangeley Lake
Maine200 Sunset Trivia Cruise on Rangeley Lake
Jul 18, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Rangeley Lake
200 Years of Stories: Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine
200 Years of Stories: Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine
Jul 20, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brewer Public Library
100 South Main Street
Brewer, Maine 04412
(alternate location: Zoom, depending on Covid-19 updates)
Castine House and Garden Tour 2020 -- POSTPONED
Castine House and Garden Tour 2020 -- POSTPONED
Jul 23, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Castine Historical Society
17 School Street
Castine, Maine 04421
This event has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. New date scheduled for 2021, TBD. For more information, please contact info@castinehistoricalsociety.org. Thank you for your patience during this time.
Revolutionary War Encampment
Revolutionary War Encampment
Jul 24, 2020
Time: All Day
Gen. Knox Museum, 30 High St, Thomaston
17th Century Encampment - Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site
Jul 25, 2020 to Jul 26, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, 2 Colonial Pemaquid Dr. New Harbor
Outdoor interpretive weekend, showcasing 17th century life on Maine's coast. Reenactors will portray the lives of the English, French and Native people who lived, worked, and fought on these lands.
Opera Maine Presents The Flying Dutchman
Opera Maine Presents The Flying Dutchman
Jul 29, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Maine
Opera Maine Presents The Flying Dutchman
Opera Maine Presents The Flying Dutchman
Jul 31, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Maine
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
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
Zac McDorr  Presentation:  Maine’s First Governor
Zac McDorr Presentation: Maine’s First Governor
Sep 8, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Watts Hall, 174 Main St., Thomaston
17th Annual Maine Lighthouse Ride
17th Annual Maine Lighthouse Ride
Sep 12, 2020
Time: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
South Portland to Kennebunkport
The Maine Lighthouse Ride benefits the Eastern Trail Alliance, an organization dedicated to building a 65-mile greenway from Kittery to South Portland, Maine.
Hallowell Granite Symposium
Hallowell Granite Symposium
Sep 12, 2020 to Sep 21, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Stevens Commons, Hallowell, Maine
20th Century Saturday
Sep 12, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
117 Main Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043
1860's Base Ball Game
Sep 13, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM
117 Main Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043
Dempsey Challenge
Dempsey Challenge
Sep 26, 2020 to Sep 27, 2020
Time: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Lewiston, ME
The Dempsey Challenge is a fundraising experience to benefit the Dempsey Centers located in Lewiston and South Portland, Maine. It’s two days of outdoor fun, celebration and camaraderie. It’s a welcoming year-round community dedicated to bringing programs and services at no cost to cancer patients.
Statehood Day Ceremony
Statehood Day Ceremony
Sep 27, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Augusta Armory, 179 Western Ave., Augusta
The public is invited to join us for an afternoon of speeches, musical pieces performed by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and bicentennial choir, poems, birthday cake generously provided by Bicentennial sponsor, Hannaford Supermarkets, and much more!

Come out and celebrate with us on Maine’s 200th birthday!
Time Capsule Sealing
Time Capsule Sealing
Oct 10, 2020
Time: TBA
Augusta
The State of Maine Bicentennial Time Capsule sealing ceremony will take place at the Maine State Library in Augusta during the fall of 2020. The public will be invited to have input on the items we seal away for future generations to discover.
White Cane Walk for Independence
White Cane Walk for Independence
Oct 10, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
The Iris Network - 189 Park Ave - Portland, ME 04102
21st Century Saturday
Oct 10, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
117 Main Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043
Heritage Days at the Museum
Heritage Days at the Museum
Oct 12, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
The Maysville Museum, 165 Caribou Road, Presque Isle
Maine Harbor Seals
Maine Harbor Seals
Oct 12, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Bangor
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
A 'Maine' Christmas at Victoria Mansion: Celebrating 200 Years of Statehood
Nov 27, 2020 to Jan 3, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth Street, Portland, ME 04101
Now in its fourth decade, 'Christmas at Victoria Mansion' is a six-week celebration featuring decorations by area designers and florists to highlight the Mansion's original 1860's interiors. In 2020, join us for A Maine-themed 'Christmas at Victoria Mansion', with exciting events, programming, and decorations evocative of the history, unique culture, and rugged beauty of our great State.