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Maine fairs and festivals celebrate music, the sea, farms, blueberries ... the works!

From the wild north to the scenic coast, from the heat of summer through the beauty of fall and winter, Maine offers fairs and festivals and fun for all. Enjoy rock, country, blues, big band, and folk music everywhere you listen and lots of lobster and blueberries for savoring. You’ll find enough bake, book and yard sales, horse and wagon rides, auctions, parades and carnival rides, air and car shows, arts and crafts to keep you smiling. Year round, lodgings by the sea and relaxing spas are there to help you slow down in between the activity.

For more fun activities, see Maine Events page

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Camden Windjammer Festival 2018
Camden Windjammer Festival 2019

various locations around Camden harbor Camden, ME Phone:

August 30-31, 2019

The fleet gathers in picturesque Camden Harbor for festivities reminiscent of the days when hundreds of coastal schooners lined the waterfront. Festivities include a parade of sail, flag-raising ceremonies, live music, dancing and fireworks. See event website for more details.
Windjammer Days Festival 2019

Waterfront Boothbay Harbor, ME Phone: 207-633-2353

June 23-29, 2019

Windjammer Days Honors Boothbay’s maritime history. Major events include the Gathering of the Fleet, cod fish relay, free concerts from the Whale Park stage, a lighted boat parade (Saturday, June 29), a golf tournment (Thursday, June 28), Pirates of the Dark Rose, a street parade (Wednesday, June 26), and fireworks over the harbor (Wednesday, June 26). Full schedule.
Bath Heritage Days & Music Festival 2019

various downtown locations Bath, ME Phone:

July 3-7, 21019

Heritage Day events happen at many places in the city’s downtown. Fun includes a parade, a carnival, and artisans marketplace, antique car show, road race, kids day in the park, firemens' muster, and many live music acts. Festival schedule.
Kennebunk Heritage & Culture Festival 2019

Brick Store Museum 117 Main Street Kennebunk, ME Phone: 207-985-4802

July 11-14, 2019

This new festival celebrates the people, places, and things that connect Kennebunk to its past, present and future.
Thursday, July 11
Kick off dinner and lobster bake.($65) with a fashion display by Decontie & Brown featuring Wabanaki haute couture.
Friday, July 12
Exhibition Opening in the Bauman Family Gallery and Art Night
Saturday, July 13 Field Day at Parsons Field featuring the 3rd Maine Regiment Volunteers, crystal prism-making, kite-flying, art & craft vendors, and activity stations
Summer Garden Party & Historic Home Tour. 3-5 p.m. $10-$35. Tickets
Historic District Walking Tours Sunday, July 14
Handwriting Yoga in the Program Center
Kennebunk’s History Mystery Tour (set out to find ten locations with historic interpreters)
Alewives Festival 2019

Damariscotta Mills, Bayview Road Nobleboro, ME Phone:

May 25, 2019

Festival celebrates return of the alewives to restored fish ladder. Watch the alewives return. Also, there will be a 5K run before festival. Also: live music under the tent; activities and games for kids’ great food, smoked alewives; silent auction by local artists; touch tank; bake sale.
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Maine Whoopie Pie Festival 2019

Main Street at Route 15 Dover-Foxcroft, ME Phone:

June 22, 2019

Celebrate the Whoopie Pie with samples, races, a pie eating contest, live entertainment, crafts, family activities, and more. Dozens of bakers present hundreds of variations on this venerable treat. Lots of good snacking. Music by Craig Stutzman and the Honkey Tonkers.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $5
Kennebeck River Day 2019

Mill Park Augusta, ME Phone:

June 29, 2019

This festival happens at Mill Park along the Kennebec River with activities for all ages: games and activities for kids, enjoy music and entertainment from three different stages for adults.
BonAire: A Celebration of Ogunquit 2019

various locations Ogunquit, ME Phone:

June 15-16, 2019

This celebration showcases the heritage of Ogunquit: fishing, the arts, the LGBTQ+ community and more. Held on Father's Day weekend, BonAire presents artisans, craftsmen music and food. Guests can also expect exhibitors, children's activities and entertainment, food trucks, concerts by local musicians and more. Free to all.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Greek Festival 2019

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. 133 Pleasant Street Portland, ME Phone: 207-774-0281

June 27-29, 2019

Enjoy exceptional Greek food from authentic Greek recipes, a Greek band providing live entertainment nightly, and dance performances in authentic Greek costumes. Time: 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Old Port Festival 2019

Exchange Street and downtown and Old Port district Portland, ME Phone:

June 9, 2019

This family event is an outdoor celebration of music, art, and community in the heart of beautiful downtown Portland. Enjoy live music on four stages, including a kids’ stage, Maine-made arts and crafts, food, kids’ activities, rides on the Casco Bay Eye Ferris Wheel, and more. As always, the Old Port Festival is a rain or shine event. The day opens with a parade at 11 a.m. starting at the top of Exchange Street. The parade features Shoestring Theater. Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: Free.
Launch 2019 A Maritime Festival

Various locations Kennebunks, ME Phone:

June 12-16, 2019

LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival will celebrate the community’s rich maritime history of shipbuilding, lobstering, and commercial fishing. Main events include Castaway Cove for Kids, Captain's Cook-Off with chefs, Lobster Bake on the waterfront, Rock the Boat After Party, and River Lights Boat Parade. See event website for schedule details.
Down East Spring Birding Festival 2019

Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Road Trescott, ME Phone:

May 24-27, 2019

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. Schedule.