Events Calendar - 2023

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.

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Windjammer Days – Boothbay Harbor ME

Jun 25, 2023 - Jul 1, 2023 Public Landing, Commerical Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME

Windjammer Days Honors Boothbay’s maritime history. For details, see the schedule. Major events include:

  • Sunday, June 25: Stories From the Sea and Sea Shanties at 10:30 a.m.; Blessing of the Fleet at 1:30 p.m.; Harbor Aglow at 8:30 p.m. 
  • Monday, June 26:  Crab Cake Cookoff at 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 27: Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m.; Pirate Market at 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 28: Street Parade at 4 p.m.; Fireworks over the harbor at 9 p.m.
  • And more! 

Car Shows

Founder's Day & Classic Car Exhibit – South Paris ME

Jul 15, 2023 - Jul 15, 2023 16 Hannibal Hamlin Drive, South Paris, ME

View The Bahre Collection of antique and Classic cars. The collection, housed at the birthplace of Hannibal Hamlin, Abraham Lincoln’s first vice-president, is open once a year to the public at the Founder’s Day event. Along with the vehicles there is an antique doll and toy collection, horse-drawn carriages, player pianos, old phonographs, table-top instruments and a jukebox. Founder’s Day festivities include a crafts fair, and food vendors. 


Lupine Festival – Oquossoc ME

Jun 17, 2023 - Jun 17, 2023 Outdoor Heritage Museum, 8 Rumford Road, Oquossoc, ME

Hang out at the Outdoor Heritage Museum and browse for goodies from over 35 vendors of arts, crafts, and antiques. Sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society, this event is a fun way to shop and celebrate summer lupines.

Guided Tours

Narrated City-Wide Historic Tour aboard Molly the Trolley – Presque Isle ME

May 6, 2023 - Sep 9, 2023 11 Church Street, Presque Isle, ME

Presque Isle Historical Society’s famous Molly the Trolley will cheufeur you around Presque Isle. See, among plenty of stops, the launch site of the Double Eagle II, one-room schoolhouses, a “painted lady,” and more. Tours last approximately three hours. Advanced registration is required; seats are limited. Held on May 6, June 10, July 8, August 12, and September 9.

Parades & Fireworks

Limestone's Annual 4th of July Celebration – Limestone ME

Jun 25, 2023 - Jul 4, 2023 Main Street, Limestone, ME

Every year, Limestone, Maine hosts a 10-day-long festival to celebrate Independence Day. This year, events include a craft fair, an apple pie baking contest, a pet show, a BBQ, fireworks, and more. See the link for a detailed schedule.

Parties & Dances

Summer Kick-Off Party at Lobster in the Rough – York ME

Jun 7, 2023 - Jun 7, 2023 Lobster in the Rough, 1000 U.S. Route One, York, ME

Join Gateway to Maine: Outside the Box for their 7th Annual Summer Kick-Off Party at Lobster in the Rough in York. Enjoy delicious seafood and refreshing beverages while networking with other business professionals and community members. This event is a great opportunity to connect with others in the area and celebrate the start of summer.

Performing Arts and Theater

"THE AHAB INSIDE ME-Redux" – Augusta ME

Jul 19, 2023 - Jul 23, 2023 Colonial Theater, 139 Water Street, Augusta, ME

Moby Dick meets the Perfect Storm in this original Blues Opera/Musical Theater production and inspirational tale of a fishing community’s daunting quest for survival and transformation in the face of the opiate crisis, and an epic confrontation with Captain Ahab and his destructive pursuit of Moby Dick. With a full blues/rock band, THE AHAB INSIDE ME-Redux calls for a reevaluation of Ahab’s vengeful attitude toward the White Whale and our own destructive relationship to nature, the environment, and ourselves. Presented by The Forty Hour Club—a Resident Theater Company of the famed La MaMa Theater in New York City.


Woofstock – Kennebunk ME

Jul 29, 2023 - Jul 29, 2023 The Animal Welfare Society, 46 Holland Road, Kennebunk, ME

Bring the family, including your fur babies, to this food and beer festival at the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk, Maine. Enjoy live music, local craft brews, games, a dog agility course, giveaways, food trucks, and more.


39th Annual Trek Across Maine – Brunswick ME

Jun 16, 2023 - Jun 18, 2023 29 Meadow Road, Brunswick, ME

Join the American Lung Association for the 39th annual Trek Across Maine on Father's Day Weekend. Choose between the traditional 3 day-180 mile option, or do it on your own virtually. The Start and Finish Line location is located at Thomas Point Beach and Campground in Brunswick, with overnight stops at Bates College in Lewiston and Saint Joseph’s College in Standish.