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.

Waterfront Concert Series

Catch amazing musicians and entertainment at eight different venues all year long. 2017 shows include Rod Stewart, Tony Bennett, Same Hunt, Nickelback, and more!

When: Various Dates
Where: Various Locations – Maine

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Portland Bach Festival

Enjoy an eight-day concert festival in intimate venues, close to the musicians and music! Attend performances, lectures, masterclasses, open rehearsals, and the popular Bach and Beer on the Waterfront. Between shows, dine in some of the best restaurants in America, stroll the cobblestone streets of the Old Port, sail Casco Bay, or hike Maine’s beautiful forests.

When: June 18-25, 2017
Where: Portland

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Stars and Stripes Spectacular

Celebrate the 4th of July in Portland with a free festival, concert, fireworks, and 70,000 spectators! The Stars & Stripes Spectacular concert and fireworks display is held on Monday, July 4th with a rain date of Tuesday, July 5th.

When: July 4, 2017
Where: Eastern Promenade, Portland

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Old Port Half Marathon + 5K

Run a fun, fast, and beautiful 5k. Portland’s premier summer running event cuts through the heart of the Old Port district and West End neighborhood, and features sweeping views of the Casco Bay and its many islands, ferries, sailboats, lobster boats, tug boats, paddlers, and the Presumpscot River.

When: July 8, 2017
Where: Portland

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Maine YogaFest

Namaste. Join together in a wellness event that celebrates the healing powers of yoga. Experience a sense of togetherness and community among yoga teachers, studios and practitioners, all of whom seek to raise awareness of the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga.

When: July 7-9, 2017
Where: Portland

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52nd Annual Yarmouth Clam Festival

The Yarmouth Clam Festival is an annual summer event that promotes the community and provides opportunities for Yarmouth-based non-profit organizations to raise funds in support of their missions. Come join us for a long weekend and enjoy all that we have to offer – Admission to the Festival is FREE!

When: July 21-23, 2017
Where: Yarmouth

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Summer Session Beer Festival

The biggest and best brewfest in Maine is back to Thompson’s Point for the annual celebration of Maine’s craft beer community. Raise a pint to the ultimate summer afternoon on Maine’s waterfront.

When: July 29, 2017
Where: Thompson’s Point, Portland

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First Friday Art Walk

Portland’s First Friday Art Walk is the state of Maine’s largest free monthly cultural event. Every month the galleries, museums, alternative venues, and streets of downtown Portland celebrate the creative culture that makes the city one of the best in the country.

When: 1st Friday each month
Where: Arts District, Portland

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Maine Lobster Festival

Five days of fun and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine! Enjoy seafood cooking contests, arts and crafts, live music and entertainment, the Great Lobster Crate Race, the Big Parade, the Maine Sea Goddess Pageant & Coronation, road race, fun run and walk, and much more.

When: August 2-6, 2017
Where: Rockland

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TD Beach To Beacon 10K

Join runners of all abilities from across the country and around the world at the starting line. Experience the same environment, sense of community and rich history that played an important role for Cape Elizabeth native Joan Benoit Samuelson, who won the first-ever women’s Marathon at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

When: August 5, 2017
Where: Cape Elizabeth

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MS Harborfest

All aboard for a three-day fundraising festival of sailboats, tugboats, and lobster boats combined with a shore side benefit auction celebrating the glory of the Portland waterfront. MS Harborfest raises funds to support vital MS services and research to help more than 3,000 Mainers and 2.3 million worldwide living with multiple sclerosis.

When: August 18-20, 2017
Where: Portland Harbor

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Great Falls Balloon Festival

Join upwards of 100,000 visitors over the weekend in a picturesque setting at the Androscoggin River and rocky Great Falls to view dozens of balloons that visit each year. This exciting festival features balloon rides, live entertainment, a family fun day, carnival, parade, craft show, and much more.

When: August 18-20, 2017
Where: Lewiston

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Maine Highland Games and Scottish Festival

Ceud Mìle Fàilte! Celebrate Scottish culture and heritage at this fun family festival with piping, drumming, highland dancing and ancient Scottish events including the sheaf toss, weight for height, caber toss, heavy hammer, open stone and braemar stone put.

When: August 19, 2017
Where: Topsham Fairgrounds, Topsham

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Farm to Fork Fondo

There’s no better way to experience gorgeous landscapes, diverse local agriculture and farm to fork freshness than from the seat of your favorite bicycle! Events include rides of distances from 10 to 100 miles, plus gourmet aid stations hosted by local farms, live music, family activities, and more! Men’s Health magazine called the Farm to Fork Fondo a “2017 Bucket List Event!”

When: August 27, 2017
Where: Wolf’s Neck Farm, Freeport

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Maine Marathon

The Maine Marathon features a moderately hilly out-and-back course for marathon, relay and half marathons, and is open to participants of all skill levels. The spectator-friendly course starts and finishes along the beautiful inner bay of the Back Cove. The marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.

When: October 1, 2017
Where: Portland

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Harvest on the Harbor

Celebrate the harvest at Portland’s annual food and spirits festival featuring a delicious, diverse and engaging line up of events designed for foodies of all kinds, and a taste (and sip) for every appetite. This multi-day festival tells the story of the local food and drink scene, fosters an inclusive community of passionate food and drink lovers, and gives back to the local community.

When: October 19-22, 2017
Where: Portland

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