Voted Best Small Town Independence Day Parade in America
Everyone, and I mean Everyone joins in as the community shows off its patriotism and good humor while highlighting this year's parade theme of "We the People." Parade route winds through downtown Bar Harbor from Main Street to Cottage Street to Eden Street to Mt. Desert Street to Ledgelawn Avenue. And KOA wouldn't be left out. Come help us build and decorate our float the weekend before and then march with us and show your Yellow Pride.
KOA joins the fun in SW Harbor's Flamingo Festival. We sell Yard Flamingos for KOA Care Camps & Sarah's House ($10 a Bird or a Flock of 6 for $50) and invite you to decorate them. Prizes for most original, most Green (eco-friendly), and most Hilarious. Don't be outdone by your neighbors... The prizes are worth it!
Join us each weekend for a taste of Fall from a variety of Maine Breweries, Meaderies and Wineries present their seasonal selections. Tastings are free. A commemorative Bar Harbor KOA glasses will be sold for a $5 donation to KOA Care Camps. Maple soda and fresh ciders will also be available for kids of all ages.
The first night sees the Bar Harbor Working Waterfront Celebration kicking off with the Kebo Valley Golf Club Dance. Tickets are reasonable and available at the door, including beer and appetizers. Tickets can be purchased from the office of the harbour master, the local chamber of commerce and Downeast Fishing Gear. Dance music is generally rock-n-roll, including a broad selection of 70's and 80's tunes.The second day events start at 12pm at the Seafarer's Memorial with another service and boats' blessing at Bar Harbor's pier. Thereafter, visitors and locals can partake in games, treasure hunting, touching tanks and fund raising events. Lots of food and drinks are on hand thanks to local restaurants, cafes and seafaring vendors, including hot dogs, chowders, hamburgers and cotton candy. In the afternoon, everyone can join in traditional fair type races, including boat blindfolding and bait bag stuffing. The Bar Harbor Working Waterfront Celebration commences with a gathering at the Seafarers' Memorial, along the harbor, for a remembrance service to honor those who lost their lives at sea. The local fishing fleet that works out of the Bar Harbor area is blessed and then the weekend of seafaring fun and adventure begins.
Acadia Birding Festival is a 4 day event being held from 31st May to the 3rd June 2018 at the Acadia National Park in Orono, USA. This event showcases products like an opportunity to celebrate the ecological wonders of the birds of the Gulf of Maine at the Acadia Birding Festival, to Explore Mount Desert Island and its birds through numerous events and venues, to enjoy the sights and sounds of Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Roseate and Arctic Terns on Petit Manan Island
The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce is proud to showcase many of our wonderful local restaurants, breweries and chefs, and the diverse cuisine that they offer. Food lovers and residents will have a chance celebrate the rich culinary traditions of our community at the Taste of Bar Harbor Food Festival, from Thursday, June 7th through Sunday, June 10th.The Festival kicks off on Thursday, with Prix Fixe Offerings for $20.18. During the four-day festival, participating restaurants will be offering a special menu, tasting, class, deal, or merchandise for $20.18.Also on Thursday, is the popular Dessert Night. From 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm ticket holders take a tour of Bar Harbor's participating restaurants where they sample a bite-size version of the restaurant's signature dessert. Remember to cast a vote for your favorite!On Friday, the Pub Tour starts at 5:30 pm. Participants will be provided tasting tokens and a 4oz. commemorative tasting glass. Each token entitles them to a taste of one of each location's featured beer, wine, cider or specialty drink.Saturday is the popular Chef's Table Series, sponsored by Pine State Beverage Company. Featuring some of the area's finest chefs and restaurants. Guests start the night at Fiore Artisan Oils and Vinegars where their table will be revealed. Then they continue to that Chef's Table where they will be treated to a unique five-course dinner with wine pairings.Seating is limited.Sunday rounds out our Festival. Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at a restaurant of your choosing and then stroll down to Park Street for our Bar Harbor Farmer's Market.
The Great Race2018 is the 35th annual Great Race! This year 120 antique rally cars (1972 and older) will travel from Buffalo, New York to Halifax, Nova Scotia. For the first time ever, the cars will come to Mount Desert Island!
One June 28th the Seal Cove Auto Museum will serve as the lunch stop for the racers and finish the day in Bar Harbor at the town pier as the driver's cross the daily finish line! Join in the fun and cheer on these amazing cars and their drivers!
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Bar Harbor's Fourth of July Festivities has been voted the #1 Fourth of July celebration in America by the Today Show, and recognized by National Geographic as one of the top ten in the U.S. With a full day of events, there are so many ways to enjoy the holiday, it's no wonder that people love spending the Fourth in Bar Harbor. The Parade is one of the last Old Fashioned Parades in Maine. 1-2 hours long with often 10 deep on the sidelines. My favorite event of the year.
Join us every Wednesday night from July 11th through August 15th for Seaside Cinema. The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce and Reel Pizza will show family-friendly movies in Agamont Park, located right in downtown Bar Harbor. Movies start at Dusk (approximately 8:15). Free popcorn will be provided.
Lay out your blanket under the stars, bring a picnic dinner and your family, and enjoy the best movie night out in Bar Harbor!
Flamingoes are beginning to flock to Southwest Harbor for Quietside Flamingo Festival, which runs from July 13-16, Sponsored by Harbor House, the annual event features the pinkest parade on the planet, a cocktail party and food, games and music. This year, the four days of fun begins Friday evening July 12 with a lobster bake on the Pemetic Green by Kiwanis International.
The Treworgy ExperienceAt Treworgy's, we offer pick-your-own apples, berries, pumpkins and squash on 42-acres of scenic Maine countryside. Nestled between our pond and barn are rows of apple trees and the freshest berries and pumpkins for baking. Get a survey of the land first by taking a tour of the farm on our horse-drawn wagon, or wander around at your own pace and enjoy the beauty of the fields and orchards. We provide bags, boxes, totes, and wagons for all your produce picking needs. Or, if you're in a hurry, visit our store for already picked apples, pumpkins, squash, and summertime berries.
Treworgy Family Orchards – Levant, ME.
Theme is Edwin the Elephant's Exciting Escapade. A 5 acre pick your own pumpkin patch with more than 30 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds. Free hayrides on Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday. Corn field maze and five acre apple orchard as well. Past maze themes have featured The Lost Locomotive (2014), Richard the Lion and the Knights of the Round Stable (2013), The Great Gobbler! (2012) and “Charlie Horse” (2011). They also have an ice cream shop, goats, gift shop, and lots of Christmas activities. Their address is 3876 Union Street, Levant ME USA 04456. It is about 10 miles northwest of Bangor. With over 18,135 Facebook likes, this might be the most popular fall attraction in Maine.
The annual Acadia Night Sky Festival is aimed at preserving the starlit skies on Maine. Located in the communities surrounding Acadia National Park, the Acadia Night Sky Festival features many art, music, science, poetry, and stargazing events.
Get Real Maine. Run MDI! Sunday, October 14, 2018.
For more information or to register for the MDI Marathon visit the official website, www.runmdi.org Interested in being a larger part of the Marathon? Learn how you can help at Beyond the Finish Line.