The nation’s easternmost mini-metropolis fetes the Fourth with contests, races, fireworks, and food.
The thirteenth annual Bucksport Bay Festival offers a slice of Americana with a Civil War reenactment at historic Fort Knox, an hour-long parade, fireworks, an antique and classic car show, a pie bake-off, all-day music, and more fun for the family.
In its eighth year, this three-day event celebrates all things boats. View the famous Arctic schooner Bowdoin, built at Hodgdon Yachts in East Boothbay; explore Ocean Point Marina and Nat Wilson’s Sail Loft; watch a pirate invasion; get the kids involved in wooden boat building, flag-making, and knot-tying; lunch on a seafood spread; and listen to live music.
The twenty-first Bethel Art Fair — this year sponsored and coordinated for the first time by the Mahoosuc Arts Council — includes fine arts and artisan exhibits, local food vendors, and musical performances.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Celebrate Independence Day one day early in Bar Harbor! Come to the town athletic field on July 3 where the Bar Harbor Rotary Club will serve a blueberry pancake breakfast from 6 to 10:30 AM. Enjoy the town's famous parade then return to the Rotary tents for festive foods from 11:00 to 2:30. Feast on a complete dinner including lobster, mussels and corn, or opt for lobster rolls, crab rolls, hot dogs, hamburgers, watermelon, and more.
Cherryfield, ME 04622
Step back into 1800s life and njoy demonstrations and hands-on activities of skills such as spinning, weaving, cooking, and woodworking.
Lovell, ME 04051
Lovell’s Brick Church for the Performing Arts opens its summer season with a two-night Storytelling Festival featuring professional performers from Maine and New Hampshire.
Michael Parent, a native Mainer of French-Canadian descent, member of the National Storytelling Network's Circle of Excellence, has performed as a storyteller and singer since 1977 and has been featured from New England to New Zealand.
The forty-fifth annual Yarmouth Clam Festival includes a long, hilarious parade; spectacular fireworks; clam shucking contests; a firefighter’s muster; road, kayak, and bike races; a pancake breakfast; concerts; and, of course, a delicious array of food.
The third annual Celebrate Castine festival celebrates the vibrant and historic town of Castine with a weekend of special events, food, music and art. This year’s events will include: kayak tours of our unique deep water harbor, the surrounding islands, and Dyces Head Lighthouse tours, street fair featuring local food and crafts, big band dance on the town dock, croquet tournament, tours of the MMA training ship State of Maine, local food producers dinner, and much more.
Harmony, ME 04942
The second annual Open House at historic Bartlettyarns features this historic woolen mill. Guided tours take participants through the entire process of creating mule spun yarns and rovings in the last operating mule-spun mill in the USA. Visit the store that showcases yarns, rovings, blankets, sweaters, hats, and mittens.