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Maine Fairs and Festivals entertain with music, seafood, dance, and arts

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ates Mill Complex at 35 Canal Street (Fountain Park Courtyard and Bates Mill Atrium) Lewiston, ME Phone:

February 19-21, 2016

Ice Festival is a three-day extravaganza of frosty beverages; six ice bars, over a dozen gorgeous ice sculptures, live music, and light hors d’oeuvres. A great set of live local and regional bands will play at the event. The Green Ladle will take the lead on food samples for Friday and Saturday night, and some of the best local restaurants also will be featured during Saturday night’s VIP event. Sunday is Family Day.
Time: Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: Friday, $25 in advance, $30 at door (admission includes three hors d’oeuvres tickets); Saturday, $15 advance and $20 at door; Sunday, children under age 18, $2.50; adults $2.50 to $5

February 20, 2016

Events during the two days of indoor and outdoor winter fun include table tennis tournament, kids snow creation competition, horse-drawn carriage wagon rides, soups and chili for sale, junior ice fishing contest, sled dog rides at Highland Lake Beach, town rink open skating, snowmobile rides, nature hike at Pondicherry Park Magic Lantern Lot, Freezin' For A Reason polar dip at Highland Lake Beach, baked bean supper at St. Josephs Parish Hall. Schedule of events.

Freeport FebFest 2016

February 1-27, 2016 FebFest is Freeport's own moveable feast celebrating the richness of Freeport's arts community -- visual arts, theater, music, poetry, food & drink, film and whatever else springs up along the way. Schedule of events.
February 1. Opening of exhibit Logging in the Maine Woods, 1915-1928: The Paintings of Alden Grant at Harrington House.
February 3. Getting Comfortable - On Stage and Off acting workshop at Freeport High School. Repeats February 25.
February 5. Freeport First Friday Just Desserts with music by jazz/pop pianist & vocalist David Watts and desserts from MASISTA and friends at Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot Street
February 5. L.L.Bean Lecture Series “The Isle of Shoals: 5,000 Years of Marine Ecology” at L.L.Bean Flagship Store.
February 9. Collage Glass Charm collage-making class at Freeport High School.
February 11. Freeport Players hosts Comedy Showcase with Karen Morgan, Zacariah Stearn and friends, location TBA.
February 12. Freeport Writers Group presents readings by local authors at Freeport Community Center.
February 13. First Parish Church presents "Miracle Eatery" pasta dinner at Freeport First Parish Congregational Church.
February 13. First Parish Church hosts Tom Acousti in Concert.
Friday-Sunday. FreeportUSA presents Flavors of Freeport food events from chocolate factory tours and cocktail competitions to a wine dinner and lobster brunch. Free tastings and demonstrations are hosted all over town. Flavors of Freeport Ice Bar with music by Motor Booty Affair.
February 24. Identifying Wines in Blind Tasting at Bow Street Market.
February 25. Celebrating Citrus. Explore the possibilities with citrus in this culinary arts workshop at Freeport Community Center Kitchen.
February 27. Greater Freeport Community Chorus performs at Cabaret Night at Merriconeag School.

Various locations Schoodic Peninsula and Mount Desert Island, ME Phone: 207-288-1337

February 26- March 6, 2016

More than 50 events celebrate Acadia National Park and the natural world in winter during this, the centennial of the founding of this national park. Authors, craftsmen, and photographers present workshops and lectures—many events offered free to the public. Outdoor activities include music, a winter-themed movie, bird tours, outdoor cooking with a Dutch oven, ice skating and more. There will be cross country skiing or snowshoeing with Schoodic Institute President Mark Berry and Acadia’s new superintendent Kevin Schneider. See website for details of the festival.