Events Calendar 2017-18

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All Ages

Abbe Museum Indian Market 2018 - Bar Harbor, ME

May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018 Downtown Bar Harbor, ME
Bar Harbor and the Abbe Museum will host the Northeast’s biggest Native American arts marketplace, May 18-20. This three-day event will feature Native art and artists from Maine, the U.S., and Canada. Visitors will have the chance to learn more about these creative works and those behind the handmade heritage products. The event will present the works of 75 Native artists representing 40 nations, a fashion show, a film festival, dance, and music.
Time: All day

Children & Families

May Day Festival 2018 - Kennebunk, ME

May 5, 2018 - May 5, 2018 Main Street / Downtown Kennebunk, ME
A  full day of family fun throughout Downtown Kennebunk. Pancake breakfast, rock climbing wall, demonstrations, book sales, a photo booth and a parade. 
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free; small charges for food
Telephone: 207-985-6009

"Lion King" - Dover-Foxcroft, ME

May 5, 2018 - May 12, 2018 Center Theatre, 20 East Main Street Dover-Foxcroft, ME
The African Savannah comes to life on your stage, with our Slightly Off Center Players Kids as Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Email: info@centertheatre.org
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 207-564-8943


Capital City Improv - Gardiner, ME

Apr 28, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018 Johnson Hall, 280 Water Street Gardiner, ME
Using audience suggestions and interviews, Capital City Improv creates unique, on-the-spot comedy shows that live for one night only!
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $16, $14, & $5
Telephone: 207-582-7144


Ladama - Rockland, ME

May 4, 2018 - May 4, 2018 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Rhythm and percussion drive song in Spanish, Portuguese and Englishby these women musicians from across the Americas. Here maracatu from northeast Brazil, folksy joropo from the high plains of Venezuela, and Colombia's irresistible dance music cumbia, backed by a battery of Brazilian percussion.
Time: 7:30 pm
Admission: $20-$25
Telephone: 207-594-0070

The Southern Uprising Tour – Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band - Bangor, ME

Jul 7, 2018 - Jul 7, 2018 Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad Street Bangor, ME
The Charlie Daniels Band is best known for the number one crossover country hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” as well as 1980s hits like “In America.” They last played in Bangor in 2010, with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Southern rockers the Marshall Tucker Band had a major hit in 1973 with the song “Can’t You See.” Tickets go on sale on February 9 via Ticketmaster.
Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $20

Outdoor Activities

Cycle the Seacoast - Portsmouth, ME

May 6, 2018 - May 6, 2018 1 Redhook Way Portsmouth, ME
Cycle the Seacoast is a one-day, multi-route cycling event that is both challenging and fun for serious athletes to weekend warriors with kids in tow. With 25-, 50- or 100-mile routes  to choose from, there is something for everyone as you enjoy the water views along the historic Seacoast in New Hampshire.
Time: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: Registration $35
Telephone: 207-624-0312

Color Bangor 2018 - Bangor, ME

May 12, 2018 - May 12, 2018 Front Street Bangor, ME
You can walk, run, jump, skip, or dance the 5k route with friends and family all while supporting the American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront. 
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Admission: Varies
Telephone: 207-262-7765

Ice Cave Excursion - Shirley,, ME

Jun 6, 2018 - Jun 6, 2018 meet at Northeast Whitewater, 155 Greenville Road, Shirley,, ME
Join a guide for a scenic drive on Maine’s woods roads during peak moose watching season to and from the Ice Caves. It is an easy 3-mile round-trip hike, with time spent at the caves and the lake. Lunch is included. Register in advance. Email: info@northeastwhitewater.com
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Telephone: 207-695-0151

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

"Stomp" - Portland, ME

May 17, 2018 - May 18, 2018 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
The eight-member troupe uses everything but musical instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $40–$68
Telephone: 207-842-0800

Science & Nature

Fiddlehead Harvesting - Abbot, ME

May 12, 2018 - May 12, 2018 meet in Abbot at the Town Hall, 133 Main Road, Abbot, ME
Join Maine fiddlehead forager Monica Bates and go into the woods to gather fiddlehead ferns. Later, the group will head to Greenville for a demonstration of ways to prepare these native Maine treats Gourmet Girl, Abby Freethy. Lunch is provided. You will have to transport yourself or carpool from Abbott to Greenville. Footwear for woods walking is suggested.
Time: Noon-4 p.m.


Trek Across Maine - Newry, ME

Jun 15, 2018 - Jun 17, 2018 97 Summit Rd Newry, ME
Join the American Lung Association for Trek Across Maine. From the mountains at Sunday River to the sea in Belfast, cycle 180 miles across the state of Maine. This ride is fully supported by volunteers and trained medical staff, including support vehicles along the route and three rest stops daily.
Time: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission: Registration $65
Telephone: 207-624-0312


“Dirty Dancing” - Portland, ME

Jun 18, 2018 - Jun 19, 2018 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
Have you had the time of your life? “Dirty Dancing” on stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing.
Time: 7:30 p.m. both nights
Admission: $45-$70
Telephone: 207-842-0800