Featured August Events
Celebrate life on the creative edge in Eastport and Lubec August 5-7! The theme for this ArtWalk is Mermaids - all mer-people and sea creatures welcome! Mermaid themed art activities, mermaid puppet show, StageEast Canned Sardine Story Slam and live music throughout the weekend.
Get Wild DownEast during the wild blueberry harvest! Wild Blueberry Weekend August 6 & 7. Tour wild blueberry farms, pick (and nibble) wild blueberries at select locations, try a new-to-you wild blueberry dish or drink.
Annual True Maine Events
Acadia Winter Festival, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
Annual Smelt Fry, Columbia Falls
Acadia Birding Festival, Mount Desert Island
Down East Spring Birding Festival, Cobscook Bay Area
East Grand Adventure Race, Danforth
Wings Waves & Woods Birding Festival, Stonington & Deer Isle
Art in the Park, Bar Harbor
Margaretta Days, Machias
ATV Jamboree, Machias
Bastille Day, Castine
Down East Sunrise Trail Relay, Ellsworth to Eastport
Puckerbrush Primitive Gathering, Columbia Falls
International Homecoming, Calais and St. Stephen, NB, CA
Campobello Fogfest, Campobello Island, NB, CA
Schoodic Arts Festival, Winter Harbor
Acadia Night Sky Festival, Acadia National Park
International Maritime Film Festival, Bucksport
Acadia’s Oktoberfest, Mount Desert Island
Autumn Gold, Ellsworth
Fright at the Fort, Bucksport
Downeast Cider + Cheese Festival, Ellsworth
The Great Sardine & Maple Leaf Drop, Eastport
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Once you arrive in DownEast Acadia, you will want to access local sources of visitor information, state laws, recreation rules, and road conditions.
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