maine200 signature events
The Maine Bicentennial Commission is sponsoring five major events to celebrate Maine200:
mar 15, 2020
The public is invited to join us for an afternoon of speeches, music, poems, birthday cake and much more.
may 16, 2020
An historic parade celebrating Maine's veterans, youth, and culture, with floats, bands and more from across Maine.
June 21-july 20, 2020
up & DOWN the
Ports of call will include Bangor, Belfast, Boothbay Harbor, Bucksport, Castine, Portland, Rockland, and Searsport.
oct 10-12, 2020
A future-focused, interactive experience to showcase the world-class ingenuity and expertise of Maine’s businesses and academic institutions.
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.
Oct, 2 2018
Maine Historical Society
Maine Bicentennial Commission to launch website, outreach campaign
Nov, 15 2018
Maine State Library Conference Room
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!
Exploring Wabanaki Maine History
Jan, 11 2019
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop Street, Augusta ME 04330
In January, join us for "Exploring Wabanaki Maine History," presented by Maine-Wabanaki REACH. During this interactive story-telling experience, we will learn about events in the collective history of Wabanaki people (the Indigenous people of Maine) and Europeans and their descendants.
Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art
Apr, 12 2019 to Feb, 1 2020
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.
Maine Bicentennial Conference
May, 30 2019
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
University of Maine in Orono
This scholarly conference is open to the public for a modest registration fee. It includes three musical performances and is designed to be engaging.
Maine History Festival
May, 31 2019
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine in Orono
This free, juried event is for students at all grade levels and cultural organizations to present their own research or planning for the bicentennial.
Wíwənikan…the beauty we carry
Jul, 20 2019
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
Jul, 30 2019
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.