Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday Events
Care Camps Weekend
Help us fund raise during the annual Big Weekend for Care Camps!
Stay with us on May 10 & 11, 2024, and 50%* of the cost of the site on the second night will be donated to Care Camps! (Book Your Stay Here!)
Your stay will make a difference in the lives of children with cancer, by helping raise funds for medically supervised Care Camps across North America. These camps give kids with cancer a chance to attend a summer camp and just be a kid again. Funds raised from the Saturday, May 11 campground donation support the KOA Care Camps Trust, which distributes more than $1 million annually to support 125+ Care Camps. Learn more at koacarecamps.org. Restrictions apply. See full offer details. Event details subject to change. Some activities require a small purchase.
2024 Weekly Activities
There's always fun to be had at Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA. Join in on one, or all, of the great activities throughout the week.
Monday's: 6pm Bingo | Thursday: 4pm Ceramic Painting($) & 6pm Make a Whoopie Pie($) | Friday: 4pm Crafts & 6pm Smore's | Saturday's: 4pm Tie Dye($) & 6pm Ice cream Social($) | Sunday's: 8:30am-10:30am Pancake Breakfast | Everyday: Scavenger Hunt, Find the KOA Rocks, & Train Rides 5pm to 6pm
Local Area Events
National Park Week 2024
Each April with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, we celebrate America's treasures. National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, help out, and find your park!
Get ready to celebrate National Park Week 2024 from April 20 to 28! Parks across the country will host a variety of special programs and events. To kick off National Park Week, all entrance fees are waived on Saturday, April 20! There are also special days during the week to highlight the different ways you can enjoy your national parks
Walk across the Water to Bar Island
Most of the time it looks like a boat would be needed to hike on Bar Island. But twice a day at low tide, a natural bridge appears which leads to Bar Island, Acadia National Park. The natural land bridge connects Bar Harbor, at Bridge Street, to Bar Island making it accessible by foot, bikes, and all-terrain or other types of vehicles. To be safe, plan on having no more than 1.5 hours before and after low tide. Otherwise, you could get stuck on the island waiting for the next low tide to return.
Acadia Birding Festival is a 4 day event 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
Annual Acadia Half Marathon and 10K
The course is a spectacular 13.1 mile route that travels on the scenic Acadia National Park Loop road. Featuring gorgeous views of Acadia National Park and Maine's rocky coastline. The third largest island on the eastern seaboard, Mount Desert Island boasts an impressive 41,000 acres of land devoted to the Northeast's only National Park, Acadia. Sign up today for either the Half Marathon, 10K, or Half Marathon-Walker.