The Maine Event.
There’s no better way to enjoy what Maine has to offer than with these fantastic events.
There’s no telling the sights you’ll see as you explore this coastal state, or in the case of outstanding outdoor music events, hear. You’ll love discovering all that Maine has to offer, one event at a time.
Sunday River hosts their 8th annual Winterfest celebration. Stop in for a weekend of holiday cheer, food, fireworks, live-music and skiing. Special appearances by Santa Claus and Sunday River’s very own Eddy the Yeti!
When: December 16 – December 18, 2016
Winterkids Welcome to Winter Festival
Experience the thrills of sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating and much more at this annual Winter Festival. In between all the outdoor activities, enjoy hot cocoa by the fire, raffles, giveaways and more.
When: January 21, 2017
Winterfest South Portland
Winter family fun all weekend long. Lace up for the Friday night skating party before Saturday’s delicious chili-chowder contest, fun horse-pulled wagon rides, more ice skating, snowboard demos, snowshoeing, food trucks and fireworks.
When: January 29-30, 2017
Where: South Portland
A month-long literary celebration honoring the life and work of one of America’s greatest poets, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Brunswick warmly welcomes visitors from the midcoast region and beyond to attend free public events throughout the month, including readings, film screenings, literary-themed church services and Longfellow’s birthday February 27th.
When: February, 2017
Celebrate everything wonderful about winter at Maine’s winter Mardi Gras. This weeklong festival features everything from ice carving and snow sculpting to the US National Toboggan Championships, fireworks, a snow plow parade, live music and dancing.
When: February 4-12, 2017
Flavors of Freeport
A weekend-long celebration of local culinary adventure, with a wide variety of food events. From chocolate factory tours and cocktail competitions to an ice bar, wine dinner and lobster brunch. Enjoy free tastings and demonstrations across town.
When: February 17-19, 2017
Maine Restaurant Week
Restaurants across the state participate in this annual culinary event with specially priced multi-course meals and prix fixe lunches. Food aficionados can meet the experts, plus there are several special events like the Breakfast Cook-off, The Cocktail Quest and The Great Coffee and Dessert Pairing.
When: March 1-12, 2017