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Events Calendar - 2021

Find a multitude of fun events and great things to do, including weekend events, throughout the year, like music; festivals; comedy; outdoor fun; boat cruises; excursions for families and kids; food, wine and beer tastings. Weather is no problem; lots of things to do happen indoors.
Be sure to check out the listings of year-round Fairs & Festivals throughout New England. See also, Great Things to Do.

COVID-19 mask and social distancing requirements are still in place at some entertainment venues and live events and festivals in New England. Please check with each venue before purchasing tickets or attending an event.

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Children & Families

CATAPULT, Magic Shadows --

Sep 22, 2021 - Oct 22, 2021 Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, 53 Old Post Road, Arundel, ME

Catapult does shadow dance -- a theatrical art form that combines dance, story-telling, and sculpture. Catapult dancers work behind a screen to create seemingly impossible dancing shadow silhouettes from the world around us. Fun for all ages.

Holiday on the Harbor – Belfast ME

Dec 11, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021 Steamboat Landing Park, Commercial Street, Belfast, ME

Santa Claus is coming to town… via boat. Santa will arrive from across the harbor and guests will have the opportunity to meet him and take photos. There will also be other family-friendly activities such as cookie decorating, ornament making, horse-drawn wagon rides, and more. Enjoy holiday music and hot chocolate as we kick off the holiday season.


An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe at Jefferd's Tavern -- York ME

Oct 22, 2021 - Oct 22, 2021 Jefferds Tavern at Old York Museum, 3 Lindsay Road, York, ME

Hear a dramatic reading of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Raven" by actor Campbell Harmon, who speaks in character as Poe. The event is held by candle light, and it is followed by Madeira wine and apple crisp around an outdoor firepit. The performance portion of this event is held inside, and masks will be required. Reservations required. Tickets available online or by calling 207-363-4974. Seating is very limited for this event, so book your tickets now.

The Brick Store Museum’s All Souls’ Walk – Kennebunk ME

Oct 23, 2021 - Oct 23, 2021 The Brick Store Museum, 117 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME

Take a stroll through Hope Cemetery and learn about the ghosts of Kennebunk’s past. Hope Cemetery dates back to the late 18th century and is located in the heart of dozens of acres of picturesque woodland. During this half-mile-long guided tour, guests will learn about the history of the town and cemetery. Although some stories may be a bit spooky, the tour is appropriate for all ages, so bring the family along. This year, the tour concludes with an arts and crafts fair back at the Brick Store Museum.

Outdoor Activities

7th Annual Winterpaloozah! – Rangeley ME

Feb 20, 2022 - Feb 20, 2022 Haley Pond, 2484 Main Street, Rangeley, ME

Come play in the snow on frozen Haley Pond! Winterpaloozah celebrates the season with winter with a series of competitions (including a dog keg pull), wagon rides, ice skating, pond curling, snow castles, campfires, roasted marshmallows, hot cocoa, and more. Hot lunch will be served beginning at 11 a.m.

Shopping & Sales

Holiday Bazaar – Damariscotta ME

Nov 20, 2021 - Nov 20, 2021 Central Lincoln County YMCA, 525 Main Street Damariscotta, ME

The 40th annual Holiday Bazaar will take social distancing guidelines into account in order to create a safe and fun event, and so will be limited to a certain number of shoppers per hour. Shoppers can expect a variety of quality, handcrafted items, including pottery, jewelry, fine art, photography, wreaths, ornaments and more!