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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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Antiques

Wells Antiques Show & Sale 2021 -- Wells ME

Jun 27, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021 Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road Wells, ME

The Wells Show features over 75 antiques dealers from nine states selling all types of 18th-, 19th-, and early 20th-century antiques from furniture to smalls to art and pottery, to oriental rugs and folk art, under tents, in the two story barn and in the open, Rain or Shine. Because of nesting birds and animals. Laudholm does not allow dogs to walk the grounds.

Comedy

Comedian Bob Marley -- Rangelely ME

Jul 15, 2021 - Jul 15, 2021 Rangelely Lakeside Theater, 2393 Main Street, Rangelely, ME

Comedian Bob Marley performs. for two shows, 5:30 PM & 7:30 PM, on August 15, 2021, at the RFA Lakeside Theater in Rangeley. Enjoy cash bar (beer/wine) and snacks before and during the shows. Tickets.

Festivals

Windjammer Days & Tall Ships Festival 2021

Jun 25, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021 Waterfront and other locations Boothbay Harbor, ME

Windjammer Days (June 27-July 3) and Tall Ships festival (June 25-27) celebrate the beauty and maritime history of Maine’s midcoast from the town of Bar Harbor. Tours of Tall Ships are offered June 25-27. One ticket covers all three ships at $20/person. Tours run 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Below is a partial list of events of Windjammer Days. See full schedule.
June 27
  • Porch Parade
  • Red Cloak TeleTours. Held daily.
  • Blessing of The Fleet at 1:30 p.m.
  • Reggae Cruise at 6-9 p.m.
June 28
  • Windjammer Days Crab Cake Cook Off at 1-3 p.m.
  • Open House at the Boothbay Sea and Science Center at 2-4 p.m.
June 29
  • Pancake Breakfast at 7-10 a.m.
  • Kids Alley at Whale Park next to Windjammer Days tent. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Pirates of the Dark Rose Puppet Show at Whale Park at 10 a.m.
  • Pirates of the Dark Rose Duels at 12:30 p.m.
  • Lobster Eating Contest at Whale Park at 12:30 p.m.
  • Gathering of the Fleet at 1-3 p.m.
  • Cod Fish Races at Whale Park at 2 p.m.
  • Fireworks over the Harbor at 9 p.m.
July 1
  • Windjammer Fleet Leaves the Harbor. 7-11 a.m.
  • Boothbay Farmer’s Market at 9 a.m.- noon at Boothbay Common
  • Antique Boat Parade at 3 p.m.
July 3
  • Olde Village Days at Boothbay Railway Village
  • Lighted Boat Parade at 9 p.m.

Gardens

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden Open Garden Days – Seal Harbor ME

Jul 14, 2021 - Sep 12, 2021 Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden, Route 3 near Steam Boat Wharf Road, Seal Harbor, ME

The artistry and imagination of garden designer Beatrix Farrand and Abby and John D. Rockefeller Jr., gave life to one of the most impressive gardens in the United States. Self-guided tours of the Walled Garden and The Eyrie Terrace, the former Rockefeller home, are offered by advance reservations. Reservations open May 14.

Camden Garden Tour 2021 – Camden ME

Jul 15, 2021 - Jul 15, 2021 various locations Camden, ME

The 73rd annual tour is presented by the Camden Garden Club. Keep updated on times and locations and fees at the club website.

Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour 2021 -- Cape Elizabeth ME

Jul 17, 2021 - Jul 17, 2021 TBA Cape Elizabeth, ME

Self-guided tour of 8-10 Maine gardens: ocean views, backyard wildlife habitat, native plants, woodlands, raised beds, and more. Keep checking back for more details as the event gets closer.

Bar Harbor Garden Tour 2021 -- Bar Harbor ME

Jul 17, 2021 - Jul 17, 2021 TBA Bar Harbor, ME

Tour of fine gardens on Mount Desert Island.

Outdoor Music

The Dance Hall Presents Concerts by the Bridge -- Kittery ME

Jun 3, 2021 - Aug 21, 2021 John Paul Jones Park, Route 1 Kittery, ME

Come enjoy outdoor music at this park in the heart of Kittery. Bring dinner picnics, chairs and blankets.
  • June 19 -- Crown Jules and Special Guests (5:30-7 p.m.)
  • June 26 – Flying Home Band
  • July 10 -- Lookie Lookie
  • July 24 -- Django By The Sea Gypsy Jazz
  • July 31 -- Sojoy
  • August 7 -- Mike Effenberger Organ Quartet
  • August 21 -- A Tribute to Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks" with Elroy

Live Outdoor Concerts at The Strand – Rockland ME

Jun 27, 2021 - Sep 12, 2021 331 Main Street Rockland, ME

Bring your own chair. Seating will be in sectioned-off pods of up to six people. Restrooms and concession sales will be open or bring your own refreshments. Mask wearing will be enforced when moving around the grounds. Masks may be removed while seated. Park at lot behind Key Bank, next to the theater.
  • June 27 – Oshima Brothers. This indie duo performs harmony-drenched contemporary folk and acoustic pop. Rain date is July 4.
  • July 18 – Michael O. This performer creates a powerful sound that blends American R&B and Afrobeats.
  • August 15 -- Viva & The Reinforcements. Viva & The Reinforcements deliver spicy cosmopolitan grooves in a show that balances the zest of burlesque with classic standards.
  • September 12 –Janaesound. JanaeSound harnesses an unforgettable voice that is known to stir the soul. The powerhouse rock singer hails from St. Louis.