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

For more fun activities, see Maine Events page

Simard-Payne Memorial Park, 46 Beech Street Lewiston, ME Phone: 207-333-6769

June 25, 2016

Great Falls Brewfest is a celebration of craft beer, community, arts, food, and entertainment. The fest presents 30 breweries and 100 beers from Maine, near, and far. Also, prepare to enjoy food trucks; live art installations & a mini craft fair of epic proportions; games like a cornhole tournament; live music by Girls, Guns, and Glory.   Time: Open noon - 1 p.m. for VIP session; 1-5 p.m. for general admission. Admission: VIP session, $55-$60; general admission, $35-$45; designated driver, $15.

Various locations Kennebunks, ME Phone: 207-967-0857

June 17-19, 2016

The first LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival will celebrate the community’s rich maritime history of shipbuilding, lobstering, and commercial fishing. LAUNCH! events will include a Clam Jam at the Seafood Center of Maine with homemade clam cakes, buoy decorating and a bouncy house ; a "Chopped"-style chef competition, chowder cook-off and local food truck gathering in Kennebunk; to an authentic Lobster Bake at the Pilot House, overlooking the Kennebunk River; a boat parade and a VIP Rock the Boat adults-only shipboard after party.
Throughout the three-day festival, visitors can also enjoy historic walking tours with costumed interpreters from the Brick Store Museum and the Kennebunkport Historical Society; tours and tastings at Kennebunkport Brewing Company; a craft fair on the river green and more. Sunday morning, the festival will conclude with a traditional Blessing of the Fleet in Cape Porpoise village.

197 Main Street South Berwick, ME Phone: 207-351-7793

June 25, 2016

The Strawberry Festival is a yearly event filled with entertainment, food, artisans and strawberry shortcakes. The festival grows every year and manages to keep its small-town country flavor, with 20,000 visitors each year. Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Veteran's Memorial Park Old Orchard Beach, ME Phone: 207-590-4201

June 4, 2016

Pipers, highland dancing, traditional Scottish foods, Scottish entertainment, Scottish bazaar, artisans, artists, heavy athletics, and more! Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

June 2-5, 2016

Explore Mount Desert Island and its birds through numerous events and venues. Greet our warblers on early morning birding walks, visit with puffins and pelagic birds at sea, and observe Peregrine Falcons at an active breeding site in Acadia National Park. Lectures, walks, and adventures.

Downtown Kennebunk Kennebunk, ME Phone:

May 7, 2016

The day’s events start with a pancake breakfast at Duffy’s Tavern & Grill. Next, on Main Street is a library book sale, Faerie Festival, paper flower making at the UU Church, basket making at the Brick Store Museum, a craft market at Waterhouse Center, rock climbing, a photo booth, chalk art at Rotary Park, May Pole dancing at Lafayette Park by the Portland School of Ballet, live music and pottery wheel demonstrations, pop-up dance by Mission Motion.
This year’s May Day Parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Main Street. After the parade, Lafayette Park hosts live music by The Ketchfish Band and a pig roast by Lobster Bake & BBQ. Or you could attend the free Bean Supper at Holy Cross Lutheran Church starting at 4:30 p.m.

10 Commissary Point Road Trescott, ME Phone: 207-733-2233

May 27-30, 2016

Maine's Cobscook Bay area is one of the important bird areas in the United States. This events presents four days of self-guided explorations, guided hikes, boat tours and presentations led by area experts. See warblers in their breeding plumage, boreal species, and Atlantic Puffins up close and (almost) touchable. Hikes, boat trips, presentations for advanced, intermediate, and beginning birders. Register on the festival's website.

Island Heritage Trust, 420 Sunset Road Deer Isle, ME Phone: 207-348-2455

May 20-22, 2016

Events include art workshops, warbler walks, birding for beginners, guided puffin boat trips, birding on Marshall Island, outdoor sketching workshop, eagle spotting, live owl demo, shore bird walk, art show reception, owls & peepers evening and backyard birding . Fees vary by activity. 

May 19-22, 2016

The Bar Harbor region is full of culinary traditions and new ones are always starting to form. Participating restaurants will be offering special menus, promotions, and tastings for the price of $20.16 throughout the weekend. Special events include Dessert Night on May 19, a Pub tour on May 20; a Chef’s Table on May 21, exploration at Eden Farmer's Market on May 22; and much more. Schedule of events.

Various locations in town Norway, ME Phone:

July 9, 2016

The festival opens Thursday evening and continues with the street dance on Friday night, and through Saturday with the Norway Sidewalk Art Show, along with lots of performances on Norway's historic Main Street.