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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Moosabec Summer Fest 2018

Main Street Jonesport, ME Phone:

June 22-July 1, 2018

June 30 is the biggest day of the festival, presenting with the world’s fastest lobster boat races, the grand parade and fireworks. During the week there are three pageants, a golf tournament, a puppet show, and ice cream social, a movie night, a barbecue, A lobster feed, a cribbage tournament, a pet show, two parades, and art show, food vendors, a comedy show, and adult dance, a kids day with bounce houses snow cones face painting and games, great races, A sip and paint, A steel drum band performance, a blowout yard sale at the fire station, house decorating, A community church service space A community church service and bingo.
Crown of Maine Balloon Festival 2018

Northern Maine Fairgrounds, Mechanic Street Presque Isle, ME Phone: 207-764-6561

August 23-26, 2018

This hot-air balloon festival features 15 hot-air balloons, balloon rides, entertainment, and a street fair; something for everyone. Tethered rides will be offered Friday and Saturday, 5-8 p.m., weather permitting. Time: Balloon rides start at 5:30 a.m. Cost: varies depending on balloon pilot. 
Windjammer Days Festival 2018

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

June 24-30, 2018

Windjammer Days Honors Boothbay’s maritime history. For details, see Schedule. Major events include:
Sunday, June 24 -- Arts & Crafts Show on the Boothbay Common, Blessing of The Fleet (1:30 p.m.), and Reggae Cruise featuring Dani Tribesmen
Monday, June 25 -- Open House at the Boothbay Sea and Science Center; Windjammers Got Talent (7 p.m.)
Tuesday, June 26 -- Pirates of the Dark Rose Puppet Show (10 a.m.); tours of the United States Coast Guard Station; Antique Boat Parade (3 p.m.); Red Cloak Haunted History Tours.
Wednesday, June 27 -- British Invasion Attack on Boothbay Harbor (noon); Gathering of the Fleet (1-3 p.m.); Lobster Eating Contest (2 p.m.); Windjammer Days Street Parade (4 p.m.); Fireworks over the Harbor (9:15 p.m.)
Thursday, June 28 -- Windjammer Fleet Leaves the Harbor (7-11 a.m.)
Saturday, June 30 -- Tug of War Across The Harbor (2:30 p.m.); Lighted Boat Parade (9 p.m.)
North Atlantic Blues Festival 2018

Public Landing, 275 Main Street Rockland, ME Phone:

July 14-15, 2018

This two-day blues music festival, among the most prestigious on the East Coast, presents top-drawer blues performers. In addition to all-day live entertainment, the festival has vendors selling food, drinks and crafts. Saturday evening Main Street is closed to traffic for the Club Crawl. Bands will be performing on Main Street for all ages at no charge. Lineup . Admission: $33-$58
River Rock Music Festival 2018

Sunday River Ski Resort 97 Summit Road Bethel, ME Phone:

July 6-7, 2018

This big festival of Christian music features Mercy Me, We Are Messengers, Mandisa, JJ Weeks Band and many more. Se festival website for details
Down East Lobster Roll Festival 2018

Thompson's Point Off Fore River Pkwy. Portland, ME Phone:

July 7, 2018

Sample lobster rolls from 10 competing chefs. Vote for your favorite lobster roll to determine the World Champion! Plus, music by Erica Brown & the Bluegrass Connection, special circus performances and check out our Good Things from Maine pop-up shop. Tickets. Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Cost: General Admission, $99; VIP Pass, $150
South Berwick Strawberry Festival 2018

197 Main Street South Berwick, ME Phone:

June 30, 2018

Food, fun and thousands of unique handcrafted items. Come enjoy free entertainment, games for the kids, trolley rides around South Berwick, food vendors and enough strawberry shortcake for everyone. Music includes Great Bay Sailor, classic swing, Texas R&B; also, Irish step dancers. Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Yarmouth Clam Festival 2018

Yarmouth Village Yarmouth, ME Phone:

July 20-22, 2018

This festival is one of Maine's summer favorites. It includes a parade on Friday night, fireworks on Saturday night , live music from three stages, food, arts and crafts shows, road races and more. The carnival on the midway opens Wednesday evening and runs through Sunday. All other festival activities start Friday at 10 a.m.